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A short time ago, college freshman Kanji Sasahara was struggling with an otaku identity crisis, but joining the Genshiken gave Kanji the confidence to fully embrace the otaku lifestyle. So when club president Madarame resigns from office, he pegs Kanji as the best candidate to fill his shoes. And what is President Sasahara’s first order of business? To create a Genshiken fanzine to sell at the next Comic-Fest, which seems to many like a bold step for the notoriously inactive Genshiken. Meanwhile, cosplay aficionados Ohno and Tanaka appear to be spending a lot of time together. Does that mean love is in the air? – YA GN

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My Heavenly Hockey Club 2

Hana Suzuki has it good: she’s the only girl in the Grand Hockey Club, and all the other members are super-hot guys. But the dream may be over. If the Hockey Club doesn’t win its next match, the school will disband it! Hana and the boys are pretty much the worst hockey players ever. Can they get their act together in time to save the club?

Includes in-depth translation notes and a preview of the next volume! – YA GN

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Elk’s Run

The town of Elk’s Ridge, West Virginia, was built on a dream: The dream of war-scarred Vietnam veterans to live in peace and harmony, in a place untouched by violence, crime, corruption, or greed. A living Norman Rockwell painting, governed by the most basic values and free of all things considered undesirable by its founders. It was supposed to be paradise. And for a while, it was.

Over the years, some in Elk’s Ridge have grown restless. They fear their refuge has become a prison . . . or a tomb. And they yearn to do the forbidden: escape. But when one desperate bid for freedom ends in a tragic accident, a heinous act of mob justice suddenly tears the idyllic mask from this promised land and the evil its residents sought to keep out blooms from within. Now, as a deadly chain reaction of events threatens the future of Elk’s Ridge, its elders gird for battle against the real world. And a group of terrified teens prepare to make their own stand–against the people they once trusted and the only life they’ve ever known. Because there’s nothing left to do but fight or die.

A chillingly lyrical tale, rendered in starkly beautiful, visceral artwork, Elk’s Run is an unforgettable and unrelentingly powerful graphic novel event not to be missed.- Adult GN

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Armed with the power to control flame, Recca Hanabishi finds himself in an awkward situation when a mysterious older woman pops into his life one day. Is she good? Is she evil? What exactly does she want with the young ninja firecracker?

At long last, Hokage has reached the center of Kôran Mori’s deadly fortress city…and the chrysalis within which the evil master himself sleeps. But the greatest struggle of all still lies ahead. Separated again, each member of Recca’s team faces one of Kôran Mori’s top warriors in a duel to the death. The final battle has begun: the battle for Heaven or Hell!

Becoming a ninja is just a childhood dream for sixteen-year-old Recca, until a fateful encounter reveals he has inherited ninja powers, including the ability to wield fire! As Recca learns to master the ancient ways of his ancestors, he is drawn to protect a mysterious girl named Yanagi… – Adult GN

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Kyoko Mogami followed her true love Sho to Tokyo to support him while he made it big as an idol. But he’s casting her out now that he’s famous! Kyoko won’t suffer in silence–she’s going to get her sweet revenge by beating Sho in show biz!

Kyoko hasn’t had a Love Me Section job in a while, and this newest assignment is pushing her limits. She’s now the personal assistant to Koo Hizuri, a Japanese actor turned Hollywood star, and everyone knows how assistants are treated in Hollywood! Can Kyoko see past Koo’s meanness, or will his nastiness just make her demons worse?! – YA GN

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Kin (The Good Neighbors Series #1), Vol. 1

Rue Silver’s mother has disappeared . . . and her father has been arrested, suspected of killing her. But it’s not as straightforward as that. Because Rue is a faerie, like her mother was. And her father didn’t kill her mother — instead, he broke a promise to Rue’s faerie king grandfather, which caused Rue’s mother to be flung back to the faerie world. Now Rue must go to save her — and must also defeat a dark faerie that threatens our very mortal world. – YA

Holly Black, illustrated by Ted Naifeh

Holly Black, illustrated by Ted Naifeh

Funny Misshapen Body: A Memoir

Funny Misshapen Body is the story of Jeffrey Brown’s evolution as a cartoonist, from his youthful obsession with superhero comics to his disillusionment with fine art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Drawn with Brown’s scratchy, spare, trademark style, Funny Misshapen Body resonates with true-to-life observations on love, fear, and ambition. Through his bare bones graphic style, he reveals his most embarrassing personal moments in raw, intimate detail — including how he survived high school, binge drinking, mild drug experimentation, doomed friendships, and being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease.

Ultimately coming to terms with his art and identity, Brown describes the ups and downs of his adolescence with understated simplicity, dark humor, and charm. – Adults GN

written and illustrated by Jeffrey Brown

written and illustrated by Jeffrey Brown

Kingdom Come

In the 21st century, the Metropolis that once hailed Superman as its guardian has fallen into decay. The old superheroes-Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash and others of their generation- have given way to a horde of self-appointed metahumans with a wide variety of deadly powers and, for the most part, the ethics of gangbusters. Now an elderly minister, Norman McCay, who narrates the novel, embarks on a quest to bring help to a Kansas destroyed by an inhuman power, while Batman plays a deadly game with Lex Luthor for control of Billy Batson-the original but now amnesiac Captain Marvel. The novel is an expansion of a highly successful graphic series in DC’s innovative Elseworlds universe, but it can be enjoyed without reference to the original. -Adult GN

Mark Waid and Alex Ross

Mark Waid and Alex Ross

New Manga and Graphic Novels!!

lovecom-12Love*Com Volume 12

Risa and Ôtani’s relationship finally seems to be going right, just in time for college woes to ruin their lives! Risa only has a few months to decide which tech school she wants to attend, but she can’t even decide what she wants to study. What kind of degree can you get for playing video games and listening to UmibÔzu all day?- YA

sa-10S.A Special Agent 10

Being No. 2 Sucks! When Sakura learns of Hikari’s feelings for Kei, she is determined to get the two together! But getting Hikari to confess is more difficult than anyone imagined. The effort will take Kei and Hikari from a haunted house to a deadly duel to a date with Kei’s mom to…Australia?! This is one trip you won’t want to miss!- YA

fairytail-6Fairy Tail 6 DEMON RISING

Hotshot Natsu and his cool rival Gray are fighting to stop a calamity demon from being revived by Gray’s fellow disciple Lyon and Zalty, a master of Lost Magic. But while they try to defeat the bad guys, the magical ice binding the dempn keeps melting. Then a grudge between Fairy Tail and a rival guild turns to all-out war! Includes special extras after the story!- YA

bitten-and-brulightlyBritten and Brulightly

A gorgeously drawn, strikingly original graphic-novel murder mystery

Private detective Fernández Britten is an old hand at confirming the dark suspicions of jealous lovers and exposing ugly truths of all varieties. Battered by years of bearing ill tidings, he clings to the hope of revealing, just once, a truth that will do some good in the world. It is a redemption that has long eluded him.

Then Britten and his unconventional partner, Brülightly, take on the mysterious death of Berni Kudos. The official verdict is suicide, but Berni’s fiancée is convinced that the reality is something more sinister. Blackmail, revenge, murder: each new revelation stirs up the muddy waters of painful family secrets, and each fresh twist takes the partners further from Britten’s longed-for salvation. Doing good in the world, he discovers, may have more to do with silence than truth.

A haunting story of love and grief, sharply written and luminously drawn, Britten and Brülightly is sure to establish Hannah Berry in the front rank of graphic novelists.- Adult GN

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