August 2008

MAR vol 12

Could it actually be the beginning of the end?! Princess Snow of Team Mär is captured by the Chess Pieces and taken to the ruthless Queen Diana. Despite being a member down, Team Mär must remain undaunted as they go into the final battle of the War Games. Will they be able to persevere against the Chess Pieces?! And what fate awaits Snow in the hands of her evil stepmother Diana?! –For Teens

Mar vol 14

The fate of Mär Heaven is on the line in the final showdown of the War Games! Ginta, the leader of Team Mär, must face the most powerful Zodiac Chess Piece of all, the villainous Phantom! Will justice prevail or will the tyranny of the Chess Pieces once again loom over the good people of Mär Heaven?! – For Teens

Megatokyo 4

Piro, an obsessed anime/manga fan, and his friend Largo, a hardcore American gamer, adapt their highly unique perspectives on reality to life in Tokyo. While Piro stumbles around a girl he finds himself growing closer to, Largo unexpectedly crashes like a comet into the life of her reclusive friend. Chaos reigns as they are drawn deeper into the worlds of two verydifferent girls.Also contains additional bonus material, including an expanded version of the short story, Circuity. – For Teens

Megatokyo 5

The ongoing adventures of Piro, an obsessed anime/manga fanand his friend Largo, a hardcore American gamer and l33th4x0rm4573r — or,for those who don’t know leetspeak, “elite hacker master,” continue withthe duo still stuck in Japan and no closer to finding a way home. Thisvolume collects chapters seven and eight of the popular online comic”Megatokyo.” Largo is seriously off his game and even the efforts of theclass president and a brave hamster may not be enough to get him goingagain. Piro is worried about his friend, but his biggest concern is for thesafety of a certain voice actress who suddenly finds herself the center ofattention of a massive, unyielding fanboy horde. This collection includes one-shot strips and character artwork, as well asan extensive character and readers guides with notes and commentary to helpyou better understand the world of Megatokyo. – For Teens

Sharknife vol 1

The Guandong Factory isn’t like other restaurants. It’s five stories tall, produces more peach dumplings per day than most eateries do in a decade, and it’s the home of Sharknife – a mystical protector charged with protecting the establishment from those who would do it harm! But who is this mysterious yet colorful being? Once just a simple busboy, now Caesar Ives is something more – a crazy red rocket hero destined for greatness! But can Caesar juggle both lives – nabbing the girl (the super-sexy Chieko Plumbheart) and stopping the wide assortment of bizarre baddies that would love to do his precious eatery harm? – For Teens

Godchild 4

Missing boys and a strange little girl who shouldn’t exist usher us into the fourth volume of Godchild, where we learn more about Dr. Disraeli and his complicated connection to Cain’s father and the secret society of DELILAH. – For Older Teens 16+

Godchild 6

Cain stumbles on a secret that will change his life forever. It’s not only the Hargreaves who harbor skeletons in their closet. To whom can you turn when the only person you ever trusted betrays you beyond your worst nightmares? – For Older Teens 16+

Godchild 8

It is time for the truth to be told. At last, all the secrets of the Hargreaves family are brought from the dark into the harsh light of day, as Cain’s epic adventures draw to a close.. Is Cain ready to find out who he truly is? Are you ready? – For Older Teens 16+

Dragon Ball Z 5

In the aftermath of his battle with Goku, Vegeta retreats from Earth, vowing revenge. In search of a way to resurrect their dead friends, Kuririn, Gohan, and Bulma go into space in search of Namek–Piccolo’s home planet where the Dragon Balls were originally made. But Namek has become a battleground, where evil emperor Freeza and his minions are slaughtering the peaceful Namekians to fulfill Freeza’s wish for immortality! Stranded on a planet full of enemies, the three astronauts radio back to Earth…but “help” comes from an unexpected source as Vegeta turns against his former master Freeza in order to get the Dragon Balls for himself! – All Ages

El Zombo Fantasma

El Zombo Fantasma was the most famous and notorious Mexican wrestler on the planet, up until he was murdered … apparently for throwing a match. Now the luchador has fallen into a strange land of purgatory, and the only way to avoid an eternity of fiery damnation is to return to Los Angeles and guard the well-being of a struggling young spitfire, ten-year-old Belisa Montoya. However, this role as an undead guardian angel gives El Zombo the opportunity to hunt down his killer … and unearth far more than he bargained for. Don’t miss this visually stunning pile-driver of pain from the tag-team of talented newcomers Wilkins, Munroe, and Washington! – For Older Teen

Fullmetal Alchemist 3

Accompanied by their bodyguard, Alex Louis Armstrong, our heroes seek out their closest childhood friend, Winry Rockbell, to fix their battered “auto-mail” bodyparts. Soon their quest for the Philosopher’s Stone takes them to the great central library, where the Stone’s formula may be hidden…if the mysterious figure named Lust doesn’t get there first! But the secret of the Philosopher’s Stone may be even more frightening than the beings who guard it… – For Teens

Fullmetal Alchemist 4

Trapped and injured in a secret alchemical laboratory, Edward Elric is at the mercy of his enemies, Lust and Envy. But they don’t want him dead…they have other plans for him. As the laboratory goes up in flames, the brothers find themselves back at square one, with only an inkling of the massive scale of the Philosopher’s Stone conspiracy. But then, Lieutenant Colonel Maes Hughes uncovers a shocking secret… – For Teens

Fullmetal Alchemist 5

Ed, Alphonse and their mechanic Winry go south in search of Izumi Curtis, the master alchemist who taught the brothers how to use alchemy. But in the boomtown of Rush Valley, an encounter with a pickpocket turns them down a different path in search of an auto-mail blacksmith whose handiwork is the best that Winry has ever seen. Then the action flashes back to the past to show how Ed and Alphonse first learned alchemy… – For Teens

Fullmetal Alchemist 8

The raid on the Devil’s Nest becomes a slaughter, as government troops–led by the Führer President himself, King Bradley–exterminate the half-human forces of the Homunculus Greed. But will Ed and Al survive the battle unchanged? As Greed is sent to meet his maker, foreign travelers arrive in Amestris, having crossed the great desert from the eastern country of Xing. Their names are Mei and Ling, and they’ve come for the Philosopher’s Stone…and a secret even the Elric brothers never imagined… – For Teens

Bizenghast Volume 1-5

Ever feel like people just don’t understand you? Or maybe they just don’t see things the way you do? Or that perhaps the restless spirits in their broken-down, forgotten towns don’t torment them and try to kill them the way yours do? In that case, I’ve got just the book for you! Bizenghast is an eerie and engaging tale of Dinah, an orphan on the edge of insanity, and her chivalrous young friend, Vincent—two lonely teens on a mission to bring peace to a mausoleum full of lost souls…and to themselves! – For Teens 13+

Full Moon O Sagashite Vol 1-7

Young Mitsuki loves singing and dreams of becoming a pop star. Unfortunately, a malignant tumor in her throat prevents her from pursuing her passion. However, her life turns around when two surprisingly fun-loving harbingers of death appear to grant Mitsuki a temporary reprieve from her illness and give her singing career a magical push start. – For Teens

Girl Got Game vol 10

Kyo’s secret has been revealed to the entire basketball team! Now she has to step up to the line in the ultimate b-ball competition. Kyo must defeat the whole team single-handedly or leave forever! As she breaks past every member of the team, the only person left to beat is the captain. –For 13+

The Dreaming vol 2

Greenwich Private College grinds to a complete halt after the discovery of Millie’s body. As gloom and despair sets in, most of the students leave the school. But Jeanie’s curiosity keeps her on campus, and when she’s led down the path of the Greenwich’s dark history, has she awakened a ghostly curse? – Teens 13+

The Dreaming vol 3

Where did the ghostly girls come from? And what do they want? Before the students know it, the missing girls enter the school, where Amber spots Millie, who speaks to her almost as if to warn her of something. Is there more to this supernatural mystery than just the school itself? The answers to why these girls have come back and what caused their death are revealed in this haunting series finale. – Teens 13+

Jing King of Bandits: Twilight Tales vol 2

Take a fantastical, far-out journey in the out-of-this-world adventures of Jing and his feisty, feathered friend Kir–Twilight Tales is an awesome new series with a fresh, original look for our heroes! When Jing sets his sights on a valuable jewel in the coffin of a notorious mafia boss, is he really playing with fire? Will Jing get away with it all, or does la cosa nostra’s reach extend beyond the grave?- Teens 13+

Yakitate!! Japan vol 2 and 3

Volume 2: Budding bakers Kazuma and Kawachi prepare for their first assignment at Pantasia’s South Tokyo branch, but their afro-sporting manager’s initial challenge is anything but a piece of cake–they must create French bread that not only tastes good to humans, but to horses as well. Kazuma’s used to baking unusual bread for tough customers, but how on earth is he going to come up with some equine edibles that transcend the boundaries of taste and species?! – For Older Teen

Volume 3: Kazuma Azuma is a 16-year-old boy determined to make Ja-pan, the national bread of Japan. Blessed with magical “Hands of the Sun,” which allow dough to ferment faster, he goes to Tokyo to further his knowledge and skills at Pantasia, a giant bakery chain.- For Older Teen

Godchild vol 7

Shall the son suffer for the continued sins of the father? Alexis hatches an evil plan involving a beautiful girl with a sick fascination for his son. And could Jizabel’s hatred of Cain also stem from their father? Step into the past as we learn more about the tortured early life of Dr. Disraeli! – For Older Teen

Star Wars Clone Wars 4

The Jedi are taught to use the Force for good; to avail themselves only to the light side. But the dark side can be a dangerous temptation to even the strongest Jedi. Set against the backdrop of the Clone Wars, this novel-length adventure is filled with espionage, betrayal, and amazing lightsaber battles. It all begins with a dangerous undercover assignment that leads to… well, we dare not reveal the shocking ending! A story that is sure to have Star Wars fans talking – and wondering whether the fate of the Jedi lies in the light, or the dark. – For Teens

Sharknife 1

The Guandong Factory isn’t like other restaurants. It’s five stories tall, produces more peach dumplings per day than most eateries do in a decade, and it’s the home of Sharknife – a mystical protector charged with protecting the establishment from those who would do it harm! But who is this mysterious yet colorful being? Once just a simple busboy, now Caesar Ives is something more – a crazy red rocket hero destined for greatness! But can Caesar juggle both lives – nabbing the girl (the super-sexy Chieko Plumbheart) and stopping the wide assortment of bizarre baddies that would love to do his precious eatery harm? – Teens 13+

Galaxy Angel 5

The Angel Troupe feels the pressure as Eonia’s forces draw closer, spreading a reign of terror across the galaxy. When Eonia’s legions execute a devastating attack on a military envoy, the annihilation is so complete that only one survivor remains – Chitose. Pledging to fight against Eonia with all her strength, she joins forces with the Angel Troupe. But even with the aid of its newest ally, the deck is stacked against the Troupe as they strive to deliver Prince Shiva safely to the White Moon and uncover its mysterious secret. – Teens 13+

Kitchen Princess 1-7

Najika is a great cook and likes to make meals for the people she loves. But something is missing from her life. When she was a child, she met a boy who touched her heart–and now Najika is determined to find him. The only clue she has is a silver spoon that leads her to the prestigious Seika Academy.

Attending Seika will be a challenge. Every kid at the school has a special talent, and the girls in Najika’s class think she doesn’t deserve to be there. But Sora and Daichi, two popular brothers who barely speak to each other, recognize Najika’s cooking for what it is–magical. Is either boy Najika’s mysterious prince? – For Teens 13+

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