February 2009

Death Note II: The Last Name movie

DEATH NOTE: The Last Name is a sequel to the movie DEATH NOTE, which closely follows major plot elements from the original manga series, while featuring several new key story differences. The story begins on the heels of the first movie as Light Yagami joins the investigation team in pursuit of the serial killer known as “Kira.” While L still strongly suspects that Light is “Kira,” Light tries to uncover L’s real name so he can kill him with his Death Note. Confusingly enough, a new rash of murders all around the world are taking place, with a Second Kira” claiming responsibility. Light learns the identity of the Second Kira and suggests they join forces to get rid of L. Will L be able to catch “Kira” before he is killed? – For Older Teens

The Wallflower: Complete Collection, Part 1: Episodes 1-13 anime

The Wallflower! After years of sponging off a fabulously wealthy older woman, four ridiculously beautiful boys are confronted with the most horrifying challenge ever: use their bishi skills to turn their benefactor’s socially challenged niece into a beautiful young lady or start paying rent! And this isn’t just any ugly duckling they’re facing; she’s a psycho, paranoid, neurotic horror movie obsessed goth chick with a fetish for anatomical dummies, bad skin and a total ignorance of all things feminine! (And those are her better points!) But hey, rent’s expensive and job openings for pretty boys are scarce, so our poor heroes are going to have to suck it up and attempt the ultimate combined exorcism/spa/makeover from hell!- Teens 14+

Mushi-Shi The Complete Series anime

Between this world and the next, there is a point where it becomes impossible to distinguish between plant and animal, between life and death. It is a place man was never meant to tread…This is where you will find the mushi. Neither good nor evil, they are life in its purest form. An unseen river reshaping the path of man, through their very presence we are changed. Vulgar and strange, they have inspired fear in humans since the dawn of time and have, over the ages, come to be known as “mushi”. – For Older Teens

D.N.Angel, Vol. 11

Life becomes complicated for Daisuke when he transforms into the phantom thief Dark whenever he sees Risa, the girl he likes. –Teens 13+

Hollow Fields, Vol 1

Little Lucy Snow was meant to be enjoying her first day at the nice elementary school in town; however a macabre twist of fate sees her enrolled instead at Miss Weaver’s Academy for the Scientifically Gifted and Ethically Unfettered—also known as Hollow Fields.

Located on the outskirts of Nullsville and run by the insidious Engineers, the grim boarding school dedicates itself to raising the next generation of mad scientists and evil geniuses! Classes include Live Taxidermy, Cross-Species Body-Part Transplantation and Killer Robot Construction, and for her own survival Lucy has to master them quickly…the student with the lowest grades at the end of each school week is sent to the old windmill for detention—and so far, no child has ever returned! – All Ages

Zatch Bell, Vol 23

For his 14th birthday, Kiyo received a strange little boy named Zatch Bell as a bizarre gift from his father. Kiyo soon discovers that there’s more to Zatch than his dad ever realized–Zatch is a mamodo child with magic powers that are unleashed by reading spells from a mysterious red book…and there are 99 other kids like Zatch who must fight one another to become the king of the mamodo world!

Awaken The Power Inside!The mighty Faudo, a mamodo bigger than a mountain, has come to life…and he’s on his way to destroy Japan! Inside the monster’s innards, Zatch and his friends fight Riou, the evil mamodo who controls the behemoth. Can they stop him in time, or is Tokyo doomed? Who will be the master of monsters?- For Teens

Chibi Vampire Vol 11

As Karin deals with the newly revealed defects of her own body and how it will affect her relationship with Kenta, Anju is facing her own set of problems. Anju has always been weak to sunlight but her aversion seems to be getting stronger. Could this mean she’s close to becoming a fully awakened vampire? How will Karin react when she finds out? And will it tear apart the friendly sisters forever?- For Older Teens 16+

Chibi Vampire Vol 12

Karin is a cute little girl who also happens to be a vampire–with a twist. She’s a vamp with blood to spare, so rather than stealing blood from humans, she actually gives her blood to them. – For Older Teens 16+

Phantom Dream Vol1

Tamaki Otoya is the last in a line of ancient summoners tasked to battle against evil forces that threaten mankind. Burdened by his duty as a summoner, Tamaki has always found strength from his childhood friend Asahi, with whom he has a deep, emotional bond. But one day, Asahi goes missing and reemerges as the descendent of the very group that Tamaki is destined to destroy! Bound by responsibility but torn by love, what will become of this pair of star-crossed lovers? – For Older Teens 16+

Maximum Ride Vol 1

A group of genetically enhanced kids who can fly and have other unique talents are on the run from part-human, part-wolf predators called Erasers in this exciting SF thriller that’s not wholly original but is still a compelling read. Max, 14, and her adopted family–Fang and Iggy, both 13, Nudge, 11, Gazzy, 8, and Angel, 6–were all created as experiments in a lab called the School. Jeb, a sympathetic scientist, helped them escape and, since then, they’ve been living on their own. The Erasers have orders to kill them so the world will never find out they exist. Max’s old childhood friend, Ari, now an Eraser leader, tracks them down, kidnaps Angel, and transports her back to the School to live like a lab rat again. The youngsters are forced to use their special talents to rescue her as they attempt to learn about their pasts and their destinies. The novel ends with the promise that this journey will continue in the sequel. As with Patterson’s adult mystery thrillers, in-depth characterization is secondary to the fast-moving plot. The narrative alternates between Max’s first-person point-of-view and that of the others in the third person, but readers don’t get to know Max very well. The only major flaw is that the children sound like adults most of the time. –For Teens

Fullmetal Alchemist Vol 9-14

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 brother and himself…the legendary Philosopher’s Stone. –For Teens

FairyTail Vol 5

Gray’s old training companion Reitei Lyon is trying to revive a calamity demon, but doing so will make their former master’s sacrifice meaningless! What’s the secret of Gray’s past, and why does he keep taking off his clothing? Gray is revealed (metaphorically speaking) in this pivotal volume! – Teens 13+

Rebound 4

It’s finally here, the big game against Nango Daitsukuba High School in Ibaraki, the team that knocked Johnan out of the tournament in the first round last year.

Johnan’s already beaten Kyan Marine Industry High School in the first round and are coming into the second round with a little more confidence. They know that if they lose tonight, they’ll be on the first plane back to Tokyo, but what could possibly shake this iron-hearted team? Well, finding his long lost father sets Johnan’s starting guard, Sawamura, a little on edge. And has Nate discovered girls? – All ages

Ai Yori Aoshi, Volume 11

Despite her family’s protests, and after waiting eighteen long years, Aoi Sakuraba decides that she is going to marry Kaoru Hanabishi! And once he realizes that she’s not working for his family–and trying to get him to go back to them–he decides that it’s a good idea, too. But young love is never easy, and the two have to overcome a few potholes on the way to finally being together. –For Older Teens 16+

Dramacon Volume 3

Now college students, Christie and Bethany are back to pimp their comic at the LAC, this time to a delightfully large crowd of loyal fans. But even as Bethany glows with pride over her designs being on the con T-shirts this year, she dreads the arrival of her strict mother, who’s coming to the show! And while Christie is thrilled to be back hanging out with the wacky crowd from Firebird Studios, one thing after another keeps her from getting together with Matt. Between his ex-girlfriend, cosplay issues, and their own strong personalities, could it be that these two are just not destined to be together? – For Teens 13+

Green Lantern Vol. 3: Wanted – Hal Jordan

Test pilot Hal Jordan was chosen to represent an intergalactic police force created by the oldest beings in existence, the Guardians of the Universe. He now protects Earth and all of space sector 2814 from every extraterrestrial threat imaginable, armed with a specially crafted power ring that turns his will into reality.

In this volume, Hal has been framed for murder and is a fugitive on the run from a legion of intergalactic bounty hunters and the new Global Guardians. He must clear his name and discover who put a price on his head as well as the shocking reason why. – For Older Teens

Hollow Fields Vol 2

Located on the outskirts of Nullsville and run by the insidious Engineers, Miss Weaver’s Academy for the Scientifically Gifted and Ethically Unfettered — also known as Hollow Fields — dedicates itself to raising the next generation of mad scientists and evil geniuses! Classes include Live Taxidermy, Cross-Species Body Part Trans-plantation, and Killer Robot Construction. For their own survival, students must master their lessons quickly…the student with the lowest grades at the end of each week is sent to the old windmill for detention—and so far, no child has ever returned.

Once thought to be a shoo-in for detention, recent transfer student Lucy Snow has come into her own at Hollow Fields thanks to Doctor Bleak—a mysterious box-like artifact that Lucy found in the library. Now with Doctor Bleak on her side, can the duo uncover the mysteries of the windmill and reveal the scope of Miss Weaver’s evil plans before its too late? – For All Ages

Hollow Fields, Vol. 3

Little Lucy Snow should have been enjoying her first day at the town’s prestigious elementary school; however a macabre twist of fate sees her enrolled instead at Miss Weaver’s Academy for the Scientifically Gifted and Ethically Unfettered—also known as Hollow Fields. Located on the outskirts of Nullsville and run by the insidious Engineers, the grim boarding school dedicates itself to raising the next generation of mad scientists and evil geniuses! Classes include Live Taxidermy, Cross-Species Body Part Transplantation, and Killer Robot Construction. For her own survival, Lucy must master her lessons quickly…the student with the lowest grades at the end of each week is sent to the old windmill for detention—and so far, no child has ever returned.

In this third and final volume of Hollow Fields, the mysteries of the windmill and the scope of Miss Weaver’s evil plans are revealed, as the story winds to a thrilling conclusion! – For All Ages

Rave Master, Vol. 9

As the battle between Haru, Gale and King rages on, Haru discovers the secret of his mother’s death. Even though Haru and Gale join forces to take down the vengeful King, the results of this climactic battle will change the life of the rave master forever! – For Teens 13+

Ghost Hunt, Volume 5

The students of Ryokuryou High School think they’ve been playing a fun new game called Orikiri. They have no idea that it’s actually a wicked spell conjuring up evil spirits that intend to kill their sensei! More troubling is that with each passing minute, the strongest spirit eerily devours the other apparitions and grows ever more destructive. Since the spirit can’t be stopped, there’s only one way to save the sensei: Turn the curse around onto the students who initiated it! Mai and Naru clash mightily on this case, as Shibuya Psychic Research must choose between the sensei and the students . . . and time’s running out!- For Teens 13+

Hands Off! Volume 7

Kotarou and Yuuto try to find the missing Tatsuki who has over the edge. Tatsuki focuses all his rage and resentment into taking revenge on Kazuma. Urushi-yama returns to school and Kotarou is made aware of his own ESP powers. Kotarou finally finds out the reasons why Tatsuki appears to dislike him. And … things take an interesting turn at the end with the little boy Akira and his dad.- For Teens 13+

Ghost Hunt: Season 1, Part 2

* DVD *

The dead have something to say… The appeal of the unknown is undeniable and freshman Mai Taniyama is hooked. This fact, coupled with her burgeoning psychic powers, leads Mai to join the ranks of the Shibuya Psychic Research team. Led by the enigmatic Kazuya Shibuya, together they daily confront the unseen. But their work comes with its own heavy toll. While Mai’s dreams herald priceless insight, nightmares and reality clash in the haze of pain encountered with every case. Only one thing is certain; Death has many shades, all of which are vividly gruesome. From the top of a church’s tallest spire to the bloodstained walls of a legendary torture chamber, the quest to save the possessed gives way to a battle for the ghost hunters’ very survival.- For Teens 14+

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