December 2008

Moribito Vol 1: Guardian of The Spirit

She carries the pain of eight souls. He carries the burden of one sacred spirit. At a time when the balance of nature still held the civilizations of mankind in thrall, a single drought could spell the end of a society and doom its inhabitants to piteous deaths. Prince Chagum has been imbued with the power to stave off the drought and bring new life to his empire. However, this is a suspicious time, and he is accused of possession by an evil spirit. Court advisors only see one solution. Chagum must be put to death by his own father’s hand. His salvation is in the form of Balsa, a spear woman and mercenary from Kanbal, the kingdom across the mountains. Her skills are legendary, and although reluctant, she is held by a mysterious vow to save eight souls before she dies. Can she fend off an entire empire and make Chagum her eighth soul? – For Teens 13+

Moribito Vol 2: Guardian of The Spirit

Cornered prey may turn vicious. A cornered hunter may turn the tables. Prince Chagum is hunted by his own father, who believes he is possessed by an evil spirit. Under the protection of a master spear woman named Balsa and her friends, he wonders if his strange powers are in truth a blessing or a curse. The empire’s strongest warriors have been sent after them, a team called the Hunters who answer only to the throne. Not only are they seasoned warriors, but they have the resources of the empire behind them. Escaping the town with a careful trick, Balsa’s only chance is to take Chagum with her on a perilous ride over the mountains to reach her home kingdom. Wounded from an encounter with the Hunters, Balsa takes off on the desperate crossing. It’s a journey she would be hard-pressed to complete safely, even unhurt and without killers on her trail. – For Teens 13+

tactics Volume 7

Kantarou Ichinomiya is a curious young boy with an odd profession: He is a teenage ghostbuster! He, along with a male ogre and a female specter, roam the streets of Japan, hoping to solve the various troubles that monsters have inflicted upon humans. This fairy tale of goblins and boogey men explores a world unseen by our eyes, where teenage boys can solve the unthinkable and befriend creatures that are unimaginable, even in the land of dreams. – Teens 13+

Neon Genesis Evangelion 10

In the year 2015, humanity faces a terrifying last judgment from mysterious giant “Angels,” and a group of teenagers must pilot the colossal superentities known as “evangelions” in the fight for survival.- For Older Teens

Zatch Bell!, Volume 22

Zatch, Kiyo and their friends are in their most dangerous predicament yet–inside the body of a mamodo so big, it could swallow a skyscraper! The evil Riou wants to release the giant mamodo Faudo from his prison, and to stop him, they’ll have to fight their way through the monster’s heart, his brain, and the rest of his enormous organs! But are even Riou’s normal-sized allies too much for our heroes to handle? To win this battle, they’ll need to have guts–or get inside guts! – For Teens

Naruto, Volume 31

Naruto, Sakura, Granny Chiyo and Kakashi engage in deadly conflict with Sasori and Deidara. Ultimately, someone is not going to survive, and if any of them makes the wrong decision, it could be one of Naruto’s closest friends who fights their final battle. – For Teens

Othello 7

Yaya is timid, apologetic, and socially awkward. She feels like herself only when she can hang out in gothic dress with other fans of her favorite band on Sundays. However, inside Yaya lurks Nana, the vibrant, aggressive, fearless side of her personality. When Yaya gets a headache or sees her reflection, Nana comes out to get revenge on anyone who hurt her. And although Nana knows about Yaya, Yaya always wakes with no memory of what just happened.- For Older Teens 16+

Dragon Ball Z, Vol. 3 (VIZBIG Edition)

Larger panels, bigger font! Contains volumes 7-9 in all its glory!! – For All Ages

Offbeat 2

Colin has called Tory on just what exactly he’s up to, but can Tory admit the truth to him when he can’t even admit it to himself? Friendships begin to grow and flower as the connection between the two boys deepens, and Mandy becomes a real friend to rely on. But Colin’s not the only one with secrets to protect. Just what is Tory willing to sacrifice to satisfy his curiosity about the mysterious Gaia Project? What if the cost may be his relationship with Colin? – For Teens

Chibi Vampire Volume 10

Things are finally going great for Karin Maaka. She’s now officially going out with Kenta and she’s even met another vampire who has similar problems to hers. However, her luck may not continue when her grandmother once again awakens from a long sleep. What will Elda Marker do when she discovers that Karin is not a normal vampire? And when Karin finds out the true reason why love between vampires and humans is taboo, will it destroy her relationship with Kenta? – For Older Teens 16+

Peace Maker Volume 5

After first foiling a plot by the Choushuu rebels to burn Kyoto to the ground, the Shinsengumi storm the Ikedaya Inn and begin a bloody elimination of the criminal nest there. In the middle of the carnage, Tetsunosuke once again comes face to face with the man who murdered his parents. Will he finally get his revenge? The battle has been won, but the war is far from over… – For Older Teens

Token

Shira lives in a Miami hotel with her widowed father and her grandmother. When Shira’s father begins to date his secretary and their relationship turns serious, Shira has trouble accepting how he is changing. And, for his part, her father can’t communicate as well with an almost 16-year-old Shira as he could when she was just a little girl. Shira turns to petty shoplifting and the arms of a mysterious Spanish boy to cope with her feelings.- Older Teens

Boys Over Flowers 17-20

The story of Tsukushi, an average teenage girl with the courage to stand up for her rights. Despite all her trials, she finds herself in a love triangle. Will she ever find her special someone and live happily ever after? – For Teens

Baby & Me, Vol. 7

Ichika and Ma-bo run away from their crowded home…but it’s not long before the peace and quiet of Takuya’s house get on their nerves! At the office, Takuya’s father juggles a computer crisis, a stressed-out coworker, and a gang of lackadaisical office ladies. On a school trip to Kyoto, Takuya tries to figure out girls…while Minoru figures out how to survive without his big brother. And Takuya meets a down-on-his-luck manga artist, only to make an enemy of the artist’s son! – For Teens

Queen’s Knight,Volume 11

Disaster and destruction strike Phantasma as Yuna embraces her feelings for Rieno. Torn between her longing for Rieno and her duty as Queen, Yuna spends each day in agony. Meanwhile, Libera is also struggling with a secret love, an unspeakable love that leaves her horrified and humiliated. As thunder and lightning fall from the sky, chaos reigns throughout the land. Will the people ever trust their queen again? And will the knights stray when they learn of Yuna’s love for Rieno and not Ehren? – For Teens

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