Publisher: Kodansha America LLC

ISBN: 1642129038

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 354

View: 8857

Around midnight, under a lonely street lamp in a provincial town in Japan, lies a white woman, a blonde, alone, robbed of all four limbs, yet undead. Indeed, a rumor’s been circulating among the local girls that a vampire has come to their backwater, of all places. Koyomi Araragi, who prefers to avoid having friends because they’d lower his “intensity as a human,” is naturally skeptical. Yet it is to him that the bloodsucking demon, a concept “dated twice over,” beckons on the first day of spring break as he makes his way home with a fresh loot of morally compromising periodicals. Always disarmingly candid, often hilariously playful, and sometimes devastatingly moving, KIZUMONOGATARI: Wound Tale is the perfect gateway into the world of author NISIOISIN, the bestselling young novelist in Japan today. The prequel to BAKEMONOGATARI (“Monster Tale”), this is where the legendary MONOGATARI series, whose anime adaptations have enjoyed international popularity and critical acclaim, begins.



Author: Nishio Ishin,Nisioisin

Publisher: Vertical

ISBN: 9781941220979

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 8263

A stand-alone prequel to the leading Monogatari (Kodansha) series by the 33-year-old novelist whose first printings are now second only to Haruki Murakami's, this story about a blond female vampire on a 'tourist visit' to the country is being adapted into an animated feature for Japanese theatrical release in late 2015/early 2016. High schooler Koyomi, encountering a dying vampire on his way home from purchasing age-restricted magazines, offers his blood and must face the three vampire hunters who have stolen his mistress's limbs.



Author: Nishio Ishin

Publisher: Clube de Autores (managed)



Page: 271

View: 5986

Koyomi Araragi é um aluno desleixado, sem amigos, cujo mais profundo desejo é virar um vegetal, pois então ele não precisaria caminhar nem ter de conversar com ninguém. Em circunstâncias engraçadas - mas magníficas para um garoto da idade dele - ele acaba se tornando amigo de Tsubasa Hanekawa, a garota mais inteligente do colégio. Ao mesmo tempo, rumores se espalham sobre a vinda de um vampiro para a cidade rural onde Koyomi mora. Esta é a história das férias de primavera de Koyomi Araragi, na qual ele se envolve numa corrente de eventos que não traz final feliz pra ninguém, seja vampiro, humano, ou algo entre os dois conceitos.

Bakemonogatari, Part 3

Monster Tale



Publisher: Vertical

ISBN: 9781942993902


Page: 226

View: 792

A class president among class presidents, a bespectacled model student who soars to the top of honors lists without fail, Tsubasa Hanekawa also happens to be a decent human being. True, she does have a habit of making single-minded assumptions, but they come from a good place and turn out to be fortuitous as often as not. Loser extraordinaire Koyomi Araragi owes her his post of class vice president and a more significant debt of gratitude for her unstinting support during the darkest spring break of his life. All of it has blinded him to the possibility that his saintly classmate's family situation might be no less adverse than that of his other lady friends. Thus, at last, we face Hanekawa's unlikely aberration in "Tsubasa Cat"--the concluding part of the legendary novel that captured the sensibilities of a new generation in the aught years and spawned an animated series that has won international popularity and acclaim--before the story continues with a Fake Tale...

No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular!


Author: Nico Tanigawa

Publisher: Yen Press LLC

ISBN: 0316384305

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 143

View: 3923

After an unforgivingly grueling introduction to high school, Tomoko's now finally a second-year. One with a tough, sports-crazed homeroom teacher, a somewhat friendly classmate, and a kid brother now stalking the halls of the same school with an even colder attitude toward his big sister... With all these things shaking up her high school life, will Tomoko be able to stick it out through her second year...?!

The Anime Encyclopedia, 3rd Revised Edition

A Century of Japanese Animation


Author: Jonathan Clements,Helen McCarthy

Publisher: Stone Bridge Press

ISBN: 1611729092

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1160

View: 7413

"Impressive, exhaustive, labyrinthine, and obsessive—The Anime Encyclopedia is an astonishing piece of work."—Neil Gaiman Over one thousand new entries . . . over four thousand updates . . . over one million words. . . This third edition of the landmark reference work has six additional years of information on Japanese animation, its practitioners and products, plus incisive thematic entries on anime history and culture. With credits, links, cross-references, and content advisories for parents and libraries. Jonathan Clements has been an editor of Manga Max and a contributing editor of Newtype USA. Helen McCarthy was founding editor of Anime UK and editor of Manga Mania.

The Name of the Game is a Kidnapping


Author: Keigo Higashino

Publisher: Kodansha USA

ISBN: 1942993846

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 4125

Battle-tested project leader at a PR firm and slippery bachelor, Sakuma sees himself as a player. His smug self-regard doesn't seem entirely unfounded, both in love and at work. When is idea for a mini-theme park is dismissed as too costly and vacuous at the last minute by a major client he seems to have met his match. Katsuragi, an heir and executive at the global car maker, Nissei Auto, is back from a marketing stint in the US with an authentic conviction that everything is a game. Once the man's daughter by a former mistress teams up with Sakuma so she can come into her inheritance in an expeditious manner - Juri is indeed her father's flesh and blood - the game is good to go! And the name of this game is a kidnapping!




Publisher: Kodansha America LLC

ISBN: 1642129070

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 290

View: 1079

Following up on the high note of family ties on which the previous installment concluded, but preceding it chronologically, we find Araragi and his little sister Tsukihi, the heroine of the last volume, in full sibling rivalry mode as they bicker about love. The conversation that cannot end unfolds in its unabashed original glory herein. Like KIZUMONOGATARI, which delved into our narrator’s disastrous spring break, Cat Tale (Black) is a prequel about another catastrophe, mentioned often yet never recounted even in a foregoing chapter dedicated to Miss H.: namely, the model student’s rampage over Golden Week, a string of holidays starting at the end of April. Closing out what has come to be known as the “First Season” of the series, this episode of ’GATARI, as rich as ever in silly banter and poignant profundities, richer than usual in snide meta comments about the anime, will make you laugh and cry, or just put a grownup smile on your face, maybe, but is guaranteed to stay with you forever.