June 2008- Manga

Jing: King of Bandits–Twilight Tales Volume 4

Jing and Kir arrive in the funeral district of Moulin Rouge where things are just… dead. They soon discover why–everyone in love must pay a “love tax!” When a tax enforcer tries to collect from an evasive Jing, the bandit gets captured in more ways than one. Will it be the last rites for Jing and Kir, or can they escape the funeral district alive? – Teens age 13+

How To Draw Manga: Colorful Costumes

This volume was inspired by the young women found working in cafes and restaurants clad in those absolutely charming uniforms. Snowy white aprons, and crisply starched dresses – haven’t we all felt the urge at some time to try these costumes out on our own, characters? Most likely all artists involved in original character design have. This guide features various popular uniforms and costumes and offers explanations on details based on careful research on the actual dress. Select an interesting uniform or costume to try on one of your own characters. – All Ages

Shaman King, Volume 10

Junior high whiz kid Manta Oyamada was taking a shortcut through the cemetery one night when he met a strange kid–Yoh Asakura, shaman who saved Manta from cemetery-desecrating gang members–but that was just the beginning. Because Yoh is not the only shaman in the world–and danger comes to visit them in the form of a Chinese shaman with ruthless ambitions. – Teens

Shaman King, Volume 11

Yoh Asakura is a shaman–one of the gifted few who, thanks to training or natural talent, can channel spirits that most people can’t even see. With the help of his fiancée, Anna, Yoh is in training for the ultimate shaman sports event: the “Shaman Fight in Tokyo,” the once-every-500-years tournament to see who can shape humanity’s future and become the Shaman King. But unfortunately for Yoh, every shaman in the world is competing for the same prize? – Teens

Shaman King, Volume 12

Yoh and his merry band of Shaman King contenders have made it to Mesa Verdede, the most likely location of the hidden Patch village. But before they can make their way to the pit stop for this leg of the competition, they must face one of Hao’s most dangerous allies – Boris Dracula! And if that wasn’t enough trouble, a new team bursts onto the scene, with archangel Over Souls! What’s a poor slacker to do?! – Teens

One Piece Volume 12-18

Guys, we finally got some new titles in. Too many too list. Come by and and check ’em out! – Teens

Life Sucks

Dave is a poor vampire, working the night shift at the 24-hour convenience store run by his vampire master, Lord Radu Arisztidescu, who thinks Dave is pretty much a wuss as a bloodsucker. Truth is, Dave would rather steal his nutrition from a blood bank than kill the innocent. But this choice leaves him weak and vulnerable to more predatory types like alpha-vampire surfer dude Wes, who’s making a move on Rosa, the Latina gothic babe Dave has his eye on. There’s plenty of humor with Dave’s friend Jerome acting as a Clerks-like foil, coming over to Dave’s work at night when the black-eyeliner crowd comes by (the Running of the Goths). – For Older Teens

xxxHOLiC, Volume 6

Kimihiro Watanuki takes a welcome break from his grueling service to the time-space witch, Yûko Ishihara, only to find himself mixed up in the strangest parade of the Japanese magical world. But a slipup reveals that Kimihiro is a powerless human! How can he survive the festival without being eaten by its dangerous participants?

Then Kimihiro meets a woman who grieves for her lost son. Since Kimihiro is an orphan, the two form an immediate bond. But what will Kimihiro do when he realizes that his wonderful new friendship may very well kill him? – For Teens 13+

xxxHOLiC, Volume 7

KimihIro Watanuki has a wish on layaway with Yûko Ishikawa, the sultry time-space witch who can grant anyone’s deepest desire . . . for a price! Still, working like a slave in Yûko’s shop hasn’t dampened Kimihiro’s enthusiasm for his cute classmate Himawari-chan, nor his irritation with his too-cool rival Dômeki, the guy who always seems to be around during Kimihiro’s most embarrassing moments.

But when Dômeki, trying to be a good samaritan, inadvertently becomes the object of a terrible grudge, Kimihiro seeks Yûko’s help. However, the cost for her assistance is steep: Kimihiro would be permanently impaired! Is such a sacrifice worth it for someone he would rather have disappear? – For Teens 13+

xxxHOLiC, Volume 8

Kimihiro Watanuki’s after-school job working for the mysterious witch Yûko Ishikawa has taken a dangerous turn. A recent assignment cost Kimihiro his right eye to a spider with a grudge. Now the missing eye has become the latest must-have item in the spirit world. Even the Zashiki-Warashi, the pretty spirit who has a crush on Kimihiro, has become entangled in the mess . . . and she’s being held captive by an unknown evil! Can Kimihiro save both the girl and his eye–without getting himself killed by beings more powerful than he can imagine?- For Teens 13+

xxxHOLiC, Volume 9

Without realizing it, Kimihiro Watanuki has purchased a dream. According to his boss Yûko Ishikawa, the mysterious time-space witch, people usually buy good dreams–but Kimihiro’s dream is a man-eating nightmare. Even worse, it has come true! Then Kimihiro meets a wistful girl who, like him, can see the spirit world. Together they try to prevent a harmless ghost from being exorcised from its beloved resting place, an ancient cherry tree. The girl’s mother wants her to have nothing to do with Kimihiro, but the spirits say otherwise. . . .- For Teens 13+

xxxHOLiC, Volume 10

Months ago, when Kimihiro Watanuki became the indentured servant of the witch Yûko Ichihara, Yûko warned Kimihiro about his attraction to cute young Himawari-chan. But he refused to listen. How could his pretty classmate possibly pose any kind of danger to him? At last the secret is revealed . . . and with near-fatal results. – For Teens 13+

xxxHOLiC, Volume 11

Kimihiro Watanuki has been saved from death by the sacrifices of his friends, but his recovery time is cut short. His special connection with the spirit world is needed to investigate a terrifying haunted house, placate annoyed Warashi spirits, and face the growing threat of a shadowy figure called Fei-Wang Reed. – For Teens 13+

Honey and Clover, Vol. 2

Love is never easy for our heroes. Takemoto is forced to confront his resentment of his stepfather and his own feelings of being cast adrift, while Mayama and Ayu flounder in their unrequited loves and Morita faces the prospect of being held back another year. – For Older Teens

Yotsuba&! Volume 4

Having already tackled such diverse topics as cicadas and global warming, Yotsuba is back and ready to face a whole new set of challenges. See as she strives to master the complexities of rock-paper-scissors! Feel as she becomes one with the water during a weekend of fishing. Be confused as she tries to get money from strangers to buy her groceries!- All Ages

Yotsuba&!, Volume 5

It’s the end of an endless summer, and Yotsuba is out to make the most of it. First, she’ll go toe-to-toe with a cardboard robot, then help out the neighbors by eating their grapes and spearheading an impromptu trip to the beach. But when her ice cream is stolen by Yanda, Koiwai’s understudy, Yotsuba may have to admit she’s finally met her match!- All Ages

Absolute Boyfriend, Volume 3

Shy high school student Riko Izawa aches for a boyfriend but guys just won’t look her way. Then one day she signs up for a three-day trial of a mysterious “lover figurine,” and the next thing she knows, a cute guy is delivered to her doorstep–and he wants to be her boyfriend!Has Riko died and gone to heaven? The cute naked guy turns out to be smart, super nice, stylish and a gourmet chef. Plus, he looks like a million bucks¿. Trouble is, that’s about what he’s going to cost Riko because she didn’t return him in time! – For Older Teens

Absolute Boyfriend Vol. 4

While out on a date with Night, Riiko meets a boy who looks like her first crush from elementary school – Toshiki Murakami. Even though she’s with Night, Toshiki seizes the opportunity to steal a kiss from Riiko… – For Older Teens

Cantarella Volume 8

The unthinkable has finally happened: Cesare Borgia, revered and feared throughout Italy, has given in to his dark destiny. With his power and ruthlessness spiraling out of control, will the only people he ever loved escape his wrath? – For Older Teen

Cantarella Volume 9

Driven apart despite their efforts, Chiaro and Lucrezia continue to love each other from afar. But with Cesare’s dark scheming and Lucrezia forced to marry yet again, will Chiaro return to Italy to save her – even if it means killing Cesare? – For Older Teen

Cantarella Volume 10

Cesare is well on his way to fulfilling his dark destiny, with the help of his newfound power. Seizing control of the French army, he begins the murderous rampage that would be his downfall… but for his loyal friend Chiaro, who can hear the last remaining vestige of Cesare’s soul crying out for release… – For Older Teen

Naruto, Volume 29

Guy vs. Kisame!! Kakashi vs. Itachi!!! We finally learn what may be happening to Gaara and what might also be in store for Naruto, when they both come face to face with a devious common enemy…the Akatsuki! – For Teen

Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, Volume 1

But they’re not the people you know. Sakura is the princess of Clow—and possessor of a mysterious, misunderstood power that promises to change the world. Syaoran is her childhood friend and leader of the archaeological dig that took his father’s life. They reside in an alternate reality . . . where whatever you least expect can happen—and does. When Sakura ventures to the dig site to declare her love for Syaoran, a puzzling symbol is uncovered—which triggers a remarkable quest. Now Syaoran embarks upon a desperate journey through other worlds—all in the name of saving Sakura. – For Teens 13+

Vampire Game Volume 15

Yujinn has been murdered by the King of Razenia. When this is discovered, Vord violently seeks out the murderer. But how can he possibly avenge his friend when his killer is his own flesh and blood? Why did the King of Razenia murder Yujinn in the first place? – For Teens 13+

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