We are moving some stuff around to make room for new manga and GN titles. We are in the processing of moving titles to storage…SO if you don’t see the title you are looking for, double check cause it might be in storage! You can still take out these items, but just ask the adult reference desk to get it for you!

I am trying to think of some stuff for the Manga Club. If anyone has a suggestion of what they would like to see or do, drop me a line and let me know! Thanks 🙂

New Titles In!

It’s always nice to get new titles for the collection and I am happy to say we got in Kitchen Princess, Bizenghast, and The Dreaming.

But I want to point out the manga King City.

This bit of tongue-and-cheek third-generation fight manga is wondrously fun, but difficult to classify. The hero, Joe, employs a magic cat, Earthling J. J. Cattingworth the Third, to do his fighting, lock picking and spy-gizmo work. (PETA members, beware—Joe makes the cat “work” by flinging syringes full of drugs at it.) Joe and his friend Pete do jobs for various shady characters, until Pete falls in love with a water-breathing alien he is charged to deliver to a club for nefarious purposes. Meanwhile, Joe is spying on mob bosses who eat cannibal sushi. Joe and his cat meet a Sasquatch named Lukashev who spent his youth “as part of a super-naut program, along with a chupacabra and a dinosaur from the future.” The fun with words points to an older audience, but the humor has juvenile moments (at one point, Joe uses the cat as a periscope by looking up its butt). The art, while not sophisticated, has a funky sense of movement that suits the hilarious whole. Where Graham really succeeds is in making readers care about these oddballs, especially when Joe risks his life to save his ex-girlfriend from a bad guy (if you can imagine throwing a drugged cat at a mobster as a dramatic moment). (PW)- For Older Teens

Need I say more?