May 2008- Manga

Hulk: The End

Not everyone might be into comics, but remember the new Hulk movie is coming out this summer, so you might want to browse through some of our Hulk titles. – For Teens

Honey and Clover Volume 1

Second-year art student Yuuta Takemoto lives the typical college life: sleeping, eating, and dealing with troublesome apartment mates like eccentric Morita and ladies’ man Mayama. Life gets interesting when Hagumi Hanamoto, the gifted niece of Professor Shuuji Hanamoto, comes to school and surprises everyone with her talents (and unusually young appearance). Takemoto wants to make friends with her, but Morita always seems to make the first move; Hagu-chan, meanwhile, is afraid of the boys and prefers the company of pottery student Ayumi Yamada. Gradually they all warm up to each other, learning the ups and downs of college life and beyond. – For Older Teens

Vampire Knight Volume 2

Outside the safe boundary of the academy, Yuki is attacked by a vampire. Injured and unable to defend herself, two Night Class students come to her aid and kill the vampire. When Yuki asks them why they killed their own kind, they tell her to come to the Moon Dormitory at midnight to learn the answer…- For Older Teens

Flame of Recca 27

Five disks. Five fortresses. One princess in distress. To reach the center of Koran Mori’s fortress city, Team Hokage must survive a deadly game and defeat the world’s strongest, nastiest and weirdest warriors. The vengeful Mokuren, given grotesque new powers by Koran Mori, is ready to grind Recca up in his Iron Maiden. Creepy cyborg Kamui offers his help to Hokage–whether they want it or not. And a member of the legendary, deadly Shishiten is stalking one of the Hokage…but which one?- For Older Teens

Broken Angels Volumes 2 through Five

Hinagi Ori is a talented young doll designer with a love for beautiful girls–but sometimes his passion for art immitating life crosses the line. He hides a dark secret that enables him to make dolls that appear frighteningly lifelike. At the opening of his doll exhibition, Ori is suddenly drawn to Fujiwara Sunao, whom he wants to model his next creation after…- For Older Teens 16+

Cantarella Volumes 1-7

The first volume starts off with: From birth, Cesare Borgia is surrounded by shadows. Damned by his own father and driven by the demons, his quest for power threatens to set the world of Renaissance Italy ablaze – unless one innocent person can drive away the poisonous shadows ravaging him! Enter the world of the Borgias, a world of unspeakable conspiracies and forbidden desires. A family whose murderous intrigues would make them infamous throughout history. A history written in blood… and a poison called Cantarella.- For Older Teens 16+

Zatch Bell Volume 16

Back in the mamodo world, one name struck fear into the hearts of any and all who heard it–Brago. Now that the ultra-powerful Brago and his partner Sherry have confronted the diabolical Zofis, Zatch and his gang head off in search of teh elusive “moonlight”–the supernatural power source that fuels Zofis’s army. But will Zatch’s self-proclaimed jilted girlfriend Penny stand in their way yet again?!- For Teens

Zatch Bell Volume 17

Things are looking bleak as Zatch and company struggle desperately against the gargantuan Demolt, the most ferocious mamodo in Zofis’s private army. Zatch’s ex-girlfriend from the mamodo world, Penny, decides to make the ultimate sacrifice, but will that be enough to ensure victory? And what’s this? Is Zatch about to discover a new spell? Meanwhile, Sherry and Brago’s emotional battle against Koko and Zofis is reaching its climax. Who will reign supreme?- For Teens

Zatch Bell Volume 18

Kiyo just can’t seem to shake the sneaking suspicion that he’s being watched…because he is! Enter Koral Q, a robotic rival for the throne who claims to know all about Zatch’s spells and their effects. Will Koral Q’s reservoir of data on the mamodo world prove to be Zatch and Kiyo’s undoing? – For Teens

Absolute Boyfriend Volume 6

Riiko has chosen her one true boyfriend, but she finds her life changing quickly after her decision. Will Riiko and her boyfriend have their happily-ever-after?- For Older Teen

Absolute Boyfriend Volume 5

Has Riiko died and gone to heaven? The cute guy turns out to be sweet, smart, a great cook, and lots more. And he looks like a million bucks, which is what he’s going to cost Riiko if she doesn’t return him in time…

A miniature version of Night has returned to Riiko while his full-size body gets repaired – but now Soshi has decided to move in with them! Can a mini Night prove to Riiko that his love is just as real as Soshi’s?- For Older Teen

Fruits Basket, Volume 17

Akito has more than skeletons hiding in the closet. The curse is not the only reason Kureno won’t leave Akito. Who can make Arisa understand Kureno’s devotion to Akito? Kureno must talk with Shigure if he ever wants to be free from Akito. Meanwhile, the dark shadow that hovers over the Sohma Estate has fallen on Tohru. Is there any cure for this curse? — All Ages

Blade of the Immortal Volume 18: The Sparrow Net

The immortality of the captive Manji is being sorely tested, as the horrifying experiments commanded by Habaki Kagimura in the dungeons below Edo castle continue. One of Kagimura’s doctors, Ayame Burando, has already gone half-mad, tormented by the sickening mutilations intended to unlock the secret of passing Manji’s amazing regenerative powers to others, and Burando’s replacements have upped the ante with their utter incompetence. Meanwhile, Manji’s charge, Rin, is desperately trying to find him, but Edo’s brutal police are on her trail, and the race is on for Rin to free her immortal bodyguard before she joins him behind bars!– For Older Teens

Fushigi Yugi, Volume 3: Disciple

This volume was missing from the collection and this is the replacement copy.

When they open an ancient Chinese book, best friends Miaka and Yui are transported to the bizarre and dangerous Universe of the Four Gods. In a world with no fast food and no friends, they must find the seven Celestial Warriors and tap the power they hold. Attacks by ninja emissaries, an excursion into the court of the enemy, and Yui’s sudden transformation into the Priestess of Seiryu put the two to the ultimate test. – For Older Teens

Fushigi Yugi, Volume 7: Castaway

This volume is missing from the collection and this is the replacement title.

The ceremony to summon the Suzaku has been ruined by Amiboshi, a Seiryu warrior posing as Chiriko. When hope seems lost, Tai Yi Jun appears from a flame and tells Miaka of the Jewel of the Northern God that may be the key to completing the ceremony. – For Older Teens

Inubaka: Crazy For Dogs, Volume 1

This is a really cute manga, it is simple but if you’re an animal lover then you will want to pick this up!

Suguri is 18 and plenty old enough to be out on her on—or so she thinks. She sets off to Tokyo, the big city, with her mutt, Lupin, to try to find her own way. When Lupin gets amorous with a stranger’s purebred at a highway rest stop, Suguri sees it as the perfect opportunity to sweet-talk the dog’s owner, Teppei, into letting her work at his pet store, Woofles. Suguri is like the dog whisperer; she shows an uncanny ability to know what each dog needs. She’s hapless, disorganized and has no idea how to live on her own, but Teppei puts up with her as long as she uses her skill to take care of the puppies at his store. – All Ages

Inubaka: Crazy For Dogs, Volume 2

The pressure is on for Suguri to make at least one sale during her training at the pet shop. She’s been all over town with Noa, the store manager’s black Labrador, advertising the store, and new customers are finally showing up. Among them is an otaku who realizes that dogs won’t judge him as harshly as humans. Will Suguri have her first sale?! – All Ages

Runaways Vol. 1: Pride and Joy

This title is not a manga but a graphic novel from Marvel Comics. It has great coloring and a good story.

All young people believe their parents are evil … but what if they really are? Meet Alex, Karolina, Gert, Chase, Molly and Nico – whose lives are about to take an unexpected turn. When these six young friends discover their parents are all secretly super-powered villains, the shocked teens find strength in one another. Together, they run away from home and straight into the adventure of their lives – vowing to turn the tables on their evil legacy. – All Ages

Vampire Knight, Volume 1

Yuki Cross has no memory of her past prior to the moment she was saved from a vampire attack ten years ago. She was adopted by the headmaster of Cross Academy, and now works alongside Zero to guard the Academy’s secret. Yuki believes that vampires and humans can coexist peacefully, but her partner has different ideas… – For Older Teens

Fruits Basket, Volume 15

Yuki’s past finally is revealed! But is it all too much to bear? His sickness takes a turn for the worse, and after Akito reminds Yuki how loathed he is, his will to live might finally be drained… Meanwhile, as Tohru is getting ready to perform in Cinderella, the class decides that they have to rewrite the play. But no amount of revision will prevent Tohru from improvising her loving feelings for a certain someone. Just who is the mystery man?

Fruits Basket, Vol. 16

A new chapter is opened in the Sohma family’s story–and the rumors are true! Kyo has indeed met Kyoko in the past…and when he did, she told him the story of how she met Tohru’s father, which he then tells to us: Tohru’s birth…the truth about her mother and father…Yuki’s declaration of independence… Grab your best friend and get ready for the New Year’s Eve ball

Fruits Basket, Volume 18

As rumors swirl about Machi trying to kill her little brother, Kakeru figures that the only person who can get the truth out of her is Yuki. But when the two of them visit her, they learn a shocking secret. Later, Motoko wants to tell Yuki her feelings before she graduates and leaves the school–and him–forever. But will their parting be such sweet sorrow?

Fruits Basket, Volume 19

As the Fruits Basket saga continues, the relationship between Tohru and Kyo becomes increasingly complicated, especially since most of the members of the Zodiac seem to look down on him. Tohru comes to the realization that if she wants to save Kyo, she’ll have to create some sort of trigger to break his curse. But what, if anything, can cure Kyo?

Broken Angels Volume 4 (we will be receiving vol. 2 and 3 shortly)- AGES 16+

The next volume of Broken Angels is a truly family affair! Meet Yuki, the new transfer student at Sunao’s school who is also a relative of nurse Kaguya. Their reunion begins to turn into a dysfunctional family get-together when Kayano, Yuki’s cousin, also appears on the scene. Kayano has the power to read people’s souls…and thus begins to hatch a devious scheme. And when Sunao gets involved in the drama, these family ties just might become severed!

Vampire Hunter D Volume 1– this is regular fiction, but the anime is based on these books- check it out, you might really enjoy it!

12,090 A.D. It is a dark time for the world. Humanity is just crawling out from under three hundred years of domination by the race of vampires known as the Nobility. The war against the vampires has taken its toll; cities lie in ruin, the countryside is fragmented into small villages and fiefdoms that still struggle against nightly raids by the fallen vampires – and the remnants of their genetically manufactured demons and werewolves. Every village wants a Hunter – one of the warriors who have pledged their laser guns and their swords to the eradication of the Nobility. But some Hunters are better than others, and some bring their own kind of danger with them.

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