Graphic Novels: A Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More, 2nd Edition


Author: Michael Pawuk,David S. Serchay

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440851360

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 719

View: 5651

Covering genres from action/adventure and fantasy to horror, science fiction, and superheroes, this guide maps the vast and expanding terrain of graphic novels, describing and organizing titles as well as providing information that will help librarians to build and balance their graphic novel collections and direct patrons to read-alikes. • Introduces users to approximately 1,000 currently popular graphic novels and manga • Organizes titles by genre, subgenre, and theme to facilitate finding read-alikes • Helps librarians build and balance their graphic novel collections

Natsume's Book of Friends


Author: Yuki Midorikawa

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 1421544229

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 191

View: 5379

Natsume learns that no good deed goes unpunished when an irate yokai accuses him of stealing her ring when she came to the Fujiwara house to get her name returned. Natsume thinks he knows where the ring has disappeared to, but can he find it in time, or will the place he’s come to think of as home be destroyed by the vengeful yokai?! -- VIZ Media

So I'm a Spider, So What?, Vol. 1 (light novel)


Author: Okina Baba

Publisher: Yen Press LLC

ISBN: 0316442925

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 1681

I used to be a normal high school girl but in the blink of an eye, I woke up in a place I've never seen before and-and I was reborn as a spider?! How could something that's nothing more than a tiny spider (that's me) possibly survive in literally the worst dungeon ever? Are there no rules? There should be some rules! Who the hell is responsible for this? SHOW YOUR FACE!

Durarara!!, Vol. 1 (light novel)


Author: Ryohgo Narita

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316304824

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4710

THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE DOWNRIGHT WEIRD. The Ikebukuro district in Tokyo is full of interesting people. A boy longing for the extraordinary. A hotheaded punk. An airheaded pseudo-stalker. An information broker who works for kicks. An underground doctor who specializes in truly desperate patients. A high school student infatuated with a monster. And a headless rider on a pitch-black motorcycle. Their story may not be a heartwarming one, but as it turns out, even weirdos like these sometimes fall in love.

Japan and the West: The Perception Gap


Author: Keizo Nagatani

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429814798

Category: Social Science

Page: 189

View: 4826

This book first published in 1998 containes the work of Six members of the Centre for Japanese Research (CJR), an area unit of the Institute for Asian Research at the University of British Columbia. They were motivated by the fact that after over a century of cultural, economic and political interaction between the two regions, mutual misunderstandings or perception gaps remain deep and wide and by the belief that highlighting these differences, as they manifest in diverse areas and manners, might potentially contribute to a better understanding, if not an immediate narrowing, of the gaps. The six essays that follow are the products of such group efforts. Three authors are Westerners and the remaining three are Japanese by origin. By speciality, they represent modern Japanese literature, cultural anthropology, art history, political science, economics and geography.

Konosuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!, Vol. 5 (light novel)

Crimson Magic Clan, Let's & Go!!


Author: Natsume Akatsuki

Publisher: Yen Press LLC

ISBN: 0316468797

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 3524

After Kazuma and crew's less-than-relaxing vacation, Yunyun burst onto the scene with shocking news-the Crimson Magic Clan is in danger, and she wants to bear his children to save it! Kazuma returns with her to the village, but the situation isn't quite what he expected...

Konosuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!, Vol. 3 (light novel)

You're Being Summoned, Darkness


Author: Natsume Akatsuki

Publisher: Yen Press LLC

ISBN: 0316468754

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 2696

After successfully saving the town from Mobile Fortress Destroyer, Kazuma is ready to sit back and enjoy the hero treatment: fame, fortune, and...criminal charges?! Now in hot water with the law, he has to find a way to clear his name with the help of Aqua, Megumin, and Darkness before the judge can sentence him to death. Darkness has a plan to buy more time, but will it be enough...? After all, in this wonderful world, who knows what'll happen?

Monsieur Sartre


Author: Stephen Light,Shuzo Kuki,Shūzō Kuki

Publisher: N.A


Category: Philosophy

Page: 157

View: 8787

For two and a half months in 1928, the Japanese philosopher Shûzô Kuki had weekly talks with a young French student of philosophy—Jean-Paul Sartre. In 1928, Kuki had just come to Paris after having studied with Heidegger and Husserl. Freshly ac­quainted with the new phenomenology, Kuki in­troduced Sartre to this emerging movement in philosophy. In a well-researched introductory essay, Stephen Light details the eight years Kuki spent in Europe in the 1920s, a period during which Kuki came to know Henri Bergson, Heinrich Rickert, and Emile Brehier, as well as Husserl and Heidegger. Light includes translations of two of Kuki’s essays on time and often of his short essays on matters Japanese, culminating in the insightful “General Characteristics of French Philosophy.” None of the Kuki essays were previously available in English. The final section of the book is a facsimile of the never before published notebook Kuki used during his discussions with Sartre.

The Times of Botchan


Author: Natsuo Sekikawa

Publisher: Ponent Mom S L

ISBN: 9788496427013

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 144

View: 6207

This is the fictionalized version of the life and times of Japanese author Natsume Soseki during an era of great change in Japan from the traditional Edo period into the modern Meiji period (1867-1912). Soseki is considered the Charles Dickens or Mark Twain of Japan. His image even appeared on the 1000 yen note for two decades. He is best known for his novel Botchan, on whose times this book is based and the short I Am A Cat which is integrated into these pages. In this first volume we meet a circle of Soseki's friends and he receives the spark that will become Botchan. Taniguchi marries talent to a solid script by Sekikawa to create a fresco of Japanese society towards the end of the Meiji period as Japan was beginning to open up to the West. What could have been simply an illustrated textbook becomes, in these capable hands, a narrative for adults of great artistic and historical significance.