Bye!

Well it was fun updating the blog but this is the last post. Please check the Middle Country Public Library website for upcoming and new Manga and GN titles at http://www.mcpl.lib.ny.us/teens/.

Long Time No See

Well, it’s been awhile since I added anything to the site but we do have some new titles for you to check out.

This is a brand new title at MCPL. It is only in the Centereach building in the Adult GN collection.

Black Bird volumes 1-8

There is a world of myth and magic that intersects ours, and only a special few can see it. Misao Harada is one such person, and she wants nothing to do with magical realms. She just wants to have a normal high school life and maybe get a boyfriend. All that changes one day when Misao is attacked by a demon. Her childhood friend Kyo suddenly returns to save her and tend to her cuts–with his tongue! It turns out Misao is the bride of prophecy, whose blood gives power to the demon clan who claims her. But most demons want to keep her power for themselves–by eating her! Now Misao is just trying to stay alive…and decide if she likes it when Kyo licks her wounds.

Oresama Teacher vol 2, Centereach and Selden YA GN

Mafuyu is the ideal yanki chick—no-nonsense, take-charge, and hard-hitting. But when she gets expelled for being a delinquent, her mother, fed up with her daughter’s wayward ways, sends Mafuyu to an isolated school far off in the country.

Mafuyu, determined to make the best of the situation and make her mother proud, decides to turn over a new, feminine, well-behaved leaf. But her yanki soul can’t be kept down, and the night before school starts she finds herself defending some guy who’s getting beaten up. One slip wouldn’t have been a problem, except the guy is…her teacher?! How can Mafuyu learn to be a girly girl if her teacher won’t let her forget her yanki past?

Pandora Hearts vol 1-6, Centereach and Selden YA GN

The air of celebration surrounding fifteen-year-old Oz Vessalius’s coming-of-age ceremony quickly turns to horror when he is condemned for a sin about which he knows nothing. He is thrown into an eternal, inescapable prison known as the Abyss from which there is no escape. There, he meets a young girl named Alice, who is not what she seems. Now that the relentless cogs of fate have begun to turn, do they lead only to crushing despair for Oz, or is there some shred of hope for him to grasp on to?

Toradora Vol 1, Centereach and Selden YA GN

Ryuji Takasu has learned the hard way that appearances can be deceiving. Despite his inwardly sweet personality, his unintentionally sharp gaze and aggressive features give him the air of a delinquent thug, putting his chances at making friends, let alone a girlfriend, next to zero.

It’s Ryuji’s first day as a junior in high school and it seems as if things are looking up. He gets to sit in between his only friend, Yusaku, and, more importantly, the girl he’s secretly crushing on, Minori Kushieda. But just when he thinks the stars are aligned in his favor, he unwittingly crosses the most feared girl in school, Taiga Aisaku, making her onto his arch enemy. To top it off, Taiga has moved in right next door to Ryuji and happens to be Minori’s best friend! Can this school year possibly get any worse?!

Skip Beat 24, Centereach and Selden YA GN

Valentine’s Day is on its way, but Kyoko won’t be able to celebrate love and friendship the normal way. She’s getting blackmailed into giving chocolate to guys she hates, she has her ongoing revenge to oblige, and to top it all off, it’s Ren’s birthday! How can Kyoko give him a meaningful present when she’s slinging meaningless chocolate left and right?

Ai Ore! Centereach and Selden GN

Mizuki is the female “prince” of her all-girls school and the lead guitarist in an all-girl rock band. Akira is the male “princess” of his all-boys school and wants to join her band. Love may be on his mind, but romance is difficult when everyone keeps mistaking Mizuki for a boy and Akira for a girl!

When the lead singer of Blaue Rosen announces she is moving overseas, Akira does all he can to convince Mizuki and her bandmates to let him join. But will a resistant Mizuki allow him into her band, much less her heart?

Soul Eater vol 4, Centereach YA GN

At Maka’s request, she and Soul meet with Doctor Stein for an intensive tutoring session. Although Stein warns that they may never be able to resonate again if they fail to complete the training, Maka insists, desperate to become stronger so that Soul is never hurt again. But Soul’s strange nightmares have made him reluctant to seek power, and his unwillingness to share his fears only frustrates his partner. With their soul wavelengths pulling apart, will Maka and Soul be able to come together when danger emerges on their next assignment?

Fullmetal Alchemist Omnibus Ed. Vol 1, Centereach GN

Containing volumes 1,2 and 3 of Fullmetal Alchemist!

In an alchemical ritual gone wrong, Edward Elric lost his arm and his leg, and his brother Alphonse became nothing but a soul in a suit of armor. Equipped with mechanical “”auto-mail”” limbs, Edward becomes a state alchemist, seeking the one thing that can restore his and his brother’s bodies…the legendary Philosopher’s Stone.

Alchemy: the mystical power to alter the natural world, somewhere between magic art, and science. When two brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, dabbled in these powers to grant their dearest wish, one of them lost an arm and leg…and the other became nothing but a soul locked into a body of living iron. Now they are agents of the government, slaves of the military -alchemical complex, using their unique powers to obey their orders…even to kill. But their powers aren’t unique. The world crawls with evil alchemists. And in pursuit of the ultimate alchemical treasure, the Philsopher’s Stone, their enemies are even more ruthless than they are…

Batman: Knight and Squire, Centereach Adult GN

Just as Gotham City has Batman and Robin, London has Knight and Squire – the British heroes and frequent allies of The Dark Knight.

In a secret bar within the city where magic is used to keep the peace, heroes and villains gather to enjoy a pint and talk about their days. But what happens when the magical barriers that prevent fighting are dropped and a building full of heroes and villains confront each other all at once? Knight and Squire have to save both friend and foe in this tale from hot writer Paul Cornell (ACTION COMICS) and up-and-coming artist Jimmy Broxton (THE UNWRITTEN).

Arkham Asylum Madness, Centereach Adult GN

It is the most feared house in all of Gotham. It contains the worst that the city has to offer. It is the place where the Dark Knight’s most dangerous and psychotic foes call home. Writer / artist Sam Kieth, the creator of THE MAXX, invites you to spend 24 hours in the most haunted house in the DC Universe, Arkham Asylum for the Criminally Insane in this original Batman graphic novel.

The Walking Dead 14, Centereach GN

n The Walking Dead vol. 14, No Way Out, the survivors learn that there’s no place like home, nor no place so dangerous. As former sheriff and reluctant leader Rick Grimes continues his role as peacekeeper in his new-found sanctuary he learns that things aren’t quite as secure as they seemed. Meanwhile, Michonne and Morgan hope to find a new chance at love, if they can let down their guard and remember what that normal life was like to begin with.

The walls come down in what is likely the most jarring, gruesome chapter in The Walking Dead saga to date. If there’s a message at all to be found in all the blood and grue, it’s that no one is safe, and there truly is no way out from the hell that is post-rising Earth.

Vampire Knight Guilty, DVD Anime

Japanese Disaster!

Anime News Network is posting information on artists, actors, authors in the anime and manga world to let the fans know they are ok. The link is posted on the side. If you have any links you would like to share, please post a comment!

Gantz, the live action movie!

Ok, for one night only, you can see the live action movie of Gantz at these movie theatres:
Farmingdale Multiplex Cinemas FARMINGDALE
and
Island 16 Cinema De Lux HOLTSVILLE.
What is Gantz? Well…Based on the hit, bizarro anime series and manga, GANTZ is all about some dead kids who suddenly wake up in a room with a featureless black sphere nicknamed Gantz that forces them to hunt down aliens using super-high-tech weapons. It’s a huge series in Japan and this live action movie starring Kenichi Matsuyama (L from the DEATH NOTE movies) and Kazunari Ninomiya (LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA) is a big budget, large scale blockbuster.
For more info check out this website http://www.fathomevents.com/originals/event/gantz.aspx

Chibi Mama says read Gakuen alice!

This just in! Middle Country Public Library has the Gakuen Alice series! Check it out 🙂

Shin Chan is in the house

Move over Cartman, Shin Chan is here. Check out the completely inappropriate and rude Shin Chan at MCPL. Rated MA.

Go big or go home! Well, that’s what Vizbig editions of DragonBall Z are saying. Check out these ultra-portable manga editions–haha jk, but they are cool and have 2 volumes of DragonBall Z in one nice volume.

Attention Superhero fans: we have in Superman Earth One, Batman Streets of Gotham, Luthor, Amazing Spiderman Grim Hunt, Supergirl Death in the Family, and Batman Cacophony. Woohooo. Speaking of Superheros, who do you think is the next villian in the up and coming Batman movie?

Orphen, Naruto, and more!!

Well, after a very busy weekend, here we are with more goodies for you to check out at MCPL. But first off, NYCC! Did anyone attend? I went both Friday and Saturday and I have to say I have never seen it so packed! I wish they had more anime stuff but it was a fun weekend 🙂

Now on to the good stuff…click on the link to reserve any item-

S.A. Special A-Class Collection 1

He’s on top… she wants to be. And someone’s going to kick someone’s special A.

At age six, Hikari Hanazono was the best at everything, so when she challenged Kei Takishima to a wrestling match, she naturally assumed she would win. Unfortunately, she lost; he won; and the natural order was disrupted. Ever since, Hikari’s entire life has been structured around beating Kei at SOMETHING. Unfortunately, try as she might, Hikari always comes up just short. Now he’s the top student and athlete at their very exclusive high school, and she’s right beneath him at number two, (a position that is still, of course, completely unacceptable.) And, just to complicate matters further, even as Hikari dedicates her life to somehow one-upping Kei, she’s completely oblivious to the fact that Kei is actually in love with her! Get ready for a whole new level of ridiculously dysfunctional relationships as Boy Meets Girl inevitably turns into Boy Beats Girl in SPECIAL A- COLLECTION 1!

S.A. Special A-Class Collection 2

Spring Flings, Split Personalities, And Social (dys)Functions

The members of the S.A. may be exceptional, but that doesn’t keep some of them from being exceptionally dense! While Kei’s thoughts about Hikari may be leaning in one direction, Hikari still sees him as the obstacle that has to be removed. Meanwhile, Akira’s attempts to protect her friend Yui from Yahiro are having unanticipated effects, Jun is forced to reveal a secret he’s been keeping from the others, and every other person in the group seems to be in love with someone else, but never the right ones. Finally, to cap it all off, an outside force threatens to intervene in a way that will destroy the S.A. forever! Will Hikari finally figure it all out before it’s too late? If you thought the tangled web of relationships in the first half of Special A was complex, be forewarned that everything’s going to get even crazier before the spectacular climax of SPECIAL A – COLLECTION 2!

Chew Volume 1 Taster’s Choice

Special Introductory Price! Tony Chu is a detective with a secret. A weird secret. Tony Chu is Cibopathic, which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. It also means he’s a hell of a detective, as long as he doesn’t mind nibbling on the corpse of a murder victim to figure out whodunit, and why. He’s been brought on by the Special Crimes Division of the FDA, the most powerful law enforcement agency on the planet, to investigate their strangest, sickest, and most bizarre cases. Collects CHEW #1-5.

Chew Volume 2 International Flavor

Tony Chu, the cibopathic federal agent with the ability to get psychic impressions from the things he eats, is on a bizarre new case. A newly discovered fruit takes Agent Chu to a remote island full of secrets, Presenting the second storyline of IGN.com’s pick for Best Indie Series of 2009 and MTV Splash Page.com’s pick for Best New Series of 2009. Find out what the fuss is about in this latest a twisted and darkly funny comic about cops, crooks, cooks, cannibals and clairvoyants.strangeness-and a shadowy killer with a particularly sinister appetite.

Odd is On Our Side

When things get scary, it’s nice to know that Odd is on our side.

The one and only Odd Thomas is back—in his second edgy and enthralling graphic-novel adventure from #1 New York Times bestselling suspense master Dean Koontz.

It’s Halloween in Pico Mundo, California, and there’s a whiff of something wicked in the autumn air. While the town prepares for its annual festivities, young fry cook Odd Thomas can’t shake the feeling that make-believe goblins and ghouls aren’t the only things on the prowl. And he should know, since he can see what others cannot: the spirits of the restless dead. But even his frequent visitor, the specter of Elvis Presley, can’t seem to point Odd in the right direction.
With the help of his gun-toting girlfriend, Stormy, Odd is out to uncover the terrible truth. Is something sinister afoot in the remote barn guarded by devilish masked men? Has All Hallows Eve mischief taken a malevolent turn? Or is the pleading ghost of a trick-or-treater a frightening omen of doom?

Koko Be Good

When readers dive into Wang’s first graphic novel, they may at first believe they have another slacker coming-of-age story on their hands. And to some extent, that is true, although it travels in unexpected directions. Wang follows three characters as they struggle to define their places in the world. Jon is a recent college graduate planning to follow his older girlfriend to Peru to work for an orphanage, and his story, which opens the book, feels the most familiar. In the midst of his existential crisis, he meets Koko, an eccentric, sometimes almost feral young woman who ricochets from encounter to encounter, often leaving a trail of chaos in her wake. The relatively slim plot follows them, as well as Faron, a slight teenage boy, as they wrestle with what it means to be good and how goodness can be combined with happiness. Wang’s strength is her art work. The watercolor panels, with an ochre template, are stunning and emotionally evocative, and the book is at its best when she tells the story through images. At times the dialogue sounds too much like a late-night college bull session, especially when it turns to philosophy. But Wang’s delicate images, and her ability to capture the earnest emotions of her characters, should pull in all but the most hard-hearted reader.

 

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