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In return for a business loan of 50 million yen, the prestigious Kamiya family gave their daughter Haine away to the Otomiya family. Haine, now an Otomiya, is appointed to the student council of the exclusive Imperial Academy, a private school for the aristocracy. Even though Haine is of proper lineage to be on the council, she finds herself struggling to find her place among the many secrets of its elite members, especially those of the president who holds her heart–Shizumasa Togu, aka “the Emperor.”-Adult GN

All-around average teenager Tsukune can’t get accepted to any high school save one…but on his first day, he finds the rest of the student body doesn’t appear average in the least. Best of all, the cutest girl on campus can’t wait to fling her arms around his neck! Wait a sec’–are those her teeth around his neck too…? Tsukune’s going to have one heck of a hickey when he gets home from Monster High! But does he have a chance in H-E-double-hockey-sticks of raising his grades at a school where the turf war isn’t between the jocks and the nerds but the vampires and the werewolves?- Adult GN

Goodies Galore!

It has been awhile since I have posted anything but I just got a slew of graphic novels. Check em out! PS- MCPL was at I-CON 29 this year and we had a great time 🙂

Star Wars Legacy Series Volume1-6

Star Wars: Legacy is set over 125 years after the film Return of the Jedi. The comics feature Cade Skywalker, a descendant of Luke Skywalker, who was trained as a Jedi but has abandoned the order. He apprenticed himself to the pirate Rav and lives among bounty hunters, smugglers and pirates. Cade has also dropped his last name. The series begins with an attack on the Jedi Temple and the overthrow of the Galactic Empire by a newly created Sith order.- YA GN

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The ghoulish Halloween adventures continue–but what’s this? The town has been overrun with zombies! Will the undead take a bite out of trick-or-treating forever?! – Adult GN

Alice in the Country of Hearts Volumes 1-2

Alice begins to grow accustomed to the strange world Peter took her to. And everyone wants to get to know Alice better, too. She gets to know the ‘Ones with Duties’ better. She finds out more about the mysteries of the World. One of the biggest mysteries is that the inhabitants have clocks for hearts. When they die, only his or her clock is left. When the clock is repaired by Julius, a new life springs forth from it. This is the reason why the people of the world don’t value their lives. She is told, ‘There’s always a replacement’. But what does this mean for Alice? – YA GN

The Dark Hunters Volume 2

In the war against vampires, mankind has only one hope: The Dark-Hunters. Ancient warriors who died of brutal betrayal, the Dark-Hunters have sworn themselves into the service of the goddess Artemis to protect us.

It’s a pact with pretty good perks. Immortality, power, psychic abilities, wealth and a cool wardrobe. But it comes with a few drawbacks: fatal sun poisoning and a new, irreparable dental problem. But aside from the fangs and nocturnal lifestyle, it’s not so bad.

Kyrian is an immortal Dark-Hunter who just lost his Dark-Hunter powers and along with it, his immortality. Now he is faced with the chance to regain not only his humanity, but his very soul. The problem is, it couldn’t have happened at a worse time. Desiderius is closing in and if Kyrian and Amanda are going to save humanity then Kyrian must take the war to his enemy or it may be too late.- Adult GN

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Having recovered Angel, Max and the flock head to New York City to pursue a lead regarding their true identities. But where the flock goes, erasers are sure to follow! Even more troubling, though, is the voice that’s begun whispering in Max’s head. Is it really her destiny to save the world?- YA GN

The Stand: Captain Trips

It all begins here: the epic apocalyptic battle between good and evil. On a secret army base in the Californian desert, something has gone horribly, terribly wrong. Something will send Charlie Campion, his wife and daughter fleeing in the middle of the night. Unfortunately for the Campion family, and the rest of America, they are unaware that all three of them are carrying a deadly cargo: a virus that will spread from person to person like wildfire, triggering a massive wave of disease and death, prefacing humanity’s last stand. Collects The Stand: Captain Trips #1-5.- Adult GN

The Stand: American Nightmares

The deadly super flu Captain Trips has devastated the country and now the few survivors must pick up the pieces and go on. Larry Underwood seeks escape from New York City. Lloyd contemplates an extremely unsavory dinner option in jail, and Stu Redman makes a desperate bid for freedom from his interrogators. Most ominous of all, the strange being called Randall Flagg continues his dread journey across the devastated landscape of America. Collects The Stand: American Nightmare #1-5.- Adult GN

Superman Red Son

What if baby Superman had crashed on the wrong side of the Iron Curtain and grew up to become Stalin’s right-hand man? Alive with historical figures and a host of familiar superheroes, including Batman and Wonder Woman as you’ve never seen them before, this superb graphic novel takes the arms race and infuses it with the thrilling powers of Kryptonite.- YA GN

Naruto: I have no idea what’s going on. But I pretend that I do. <– Me too!!

New for November:

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Batman Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?

Gotham City is plagued with crime and corruption in places high and low, but one man has taken a stand against evil of all forms: the dark avenger known as Batman. But now the Dark Knight is dead; apparently fallen at the hands of dying god Darkseid. “Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader” is a captivating and mysterious tale, the likes of which Batman and friends have never experienced before. Delving into the realms of life, death and the afterlife, no stone is left unturned in this exploration of every facet and era of Bruce Wayne’s life. – Adult GN

Logicomix An Epic Search for the Truth

Logicomix An Epic Search for the Truth

This exceptional graphic novel recounts the spiritual odyssey of philosopher Bertrand Russell. In his agonized search for absolute truth, Russell crosses paths with legendary thinkers like Gottlob Frege, David Hilbert, and Kurt Gödel, and finds a passionate student in the great Ludwig Wittgenstein. But his most ambitious goal–to establish unshakable logical foundations of mathematics–continues to loom before him. Through love and hate, peace and war, Russell persists in the dogged mission that threatens to claim both his career and his personal happiness, finally driving him to the brink of insanity. – Adult GN

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Skip Beat 19

Koo and Lory can’t stop meddling in Kyoko’s and Ren’s lives. Because while Koo is impressed with Kyoko’s talent, he knows that she will never be a great actress unless she can overcome her fatal weakness. And Lory knows that Ren’s acting is likewise affected by his refusal to face his past. Can the two old-timers give their young protĂ©gĂ©s a much-needed kick in the pants, or will their plans blow up in their faces?! Kyoko Mogami followed her true love Sho to Tokyo to support him while he made it big as an idol. But he’s casting her out now that he’s famous! Kyoko won’t suffer in silence–she’s going to get her sweet revenge by beating Sho in show biz! – YA GN

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Kimihiro is a mystery even to himself. He has no memory of his past, or even of his beloved parents’ names. Neither does he have any idea why he is being followed by malicious spirits. But his boss, the witch YĂ»ko Ichihara, knows, and in this volume many of Kimihiro’s secrets are finally revealed! – YA GN

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Gajeel is a dragon slayer who can shoot huge iron pillars from his body with crushing precision, while dragon slayer Natsu fights with devastating flame attacks. Their fierce battle began when Gajeel’s wizard guild, Phantom Lord, assaulted rival guild Fairy Tail–but can either headquarters withstand two such destructive forces? – YA GN

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Warcraft 1: Legends

Hot on the heels of the bestselling Warcraft: The Sunwell Trilogy comes a stunning and truly awesome collection of original adventures set in the Warcraft universe.

Fallen: From Richard Knaak and Jae-Hwan Kim comes an intriguing follow-up to Warcraft: The Sunwell Trilogy. Trag Highmountain, the courageous Tauren who first made an appearance in Warcraft: Shadows of Ice, finds himself reborn…as one of the Undead.

The Journey: The arrival of a group of adventurers with promises of gold and excitement will disrupt a simple farmer’s life in ways unimaginable as he takes a nightmarish ride into Scourge-ridden Andorhal.

How to Win Friends and Influence People: Lazlo Grindwidget is a Gnome engineer with a house full of seemingly useless inventions and a knack for saying the wrong things at the right time. But when a Troll goes on a rampage in town, Lazlo may be the only one who can sooth the savage beast.

An Honest Trade: Nori Blackfinger is known from Thorium Point to Booty Bay as a master weaponsmith who will sell his fine blades to anyone with enough coin. But when he sells a sword to Havoc, the infamous bandit and murderer, the result is an adventure that begins in tragedy and ends in blood… – YA GN

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Hoping to clear the air between Shin and Chae-Kyung, the ladies of the court pressure the young couple to get more intimate. But even a night together may not be enough to push the two close. Amid lingering suspicions of Shin’s involvement with Hyo-Rin, Yul takes the offensive in claiming not only his right to the throne, but to Chae-Kyung’s heart as well…Will her commitment to her husband and her duty as crown princess prevail? – YA GN

More new titles :)

Chiascuro: Patchwork Book I

Chiascuro PatchworkSteven’s busy living the introspective, angst-ridden life of your average 20-something; drinking too much and complaining about his situation while doing little to improve it. A case of mistaken identity pushes Steven into a flow of events that bring him places he’d never imagined and forces him to make a choice between art and mere existence. Chiaroscuro is the story of Steven Patch, an unemployed artist with a single blank canvas. – Adult GN

Mijeong

mijeongIn Chinese, Mijeong means pure beauty. In the cold city, young people s lives cross and spark for brief moments in this remarkably drawn graphic novel; Wounded characters, squashed by the daily hard realities of urban living whose destinies take sudden unannounced turns but their inner flames shine bright and wild, even for a brief time. From the girl who deals sensitively with an older man obsessed by youth to the group of friends who find their friend has committed suicide but feel they might get implicated, this engrossing collection of stories will transfix and move you deeply. Another remarkable manhwa by the artist of Run, Bong-Gu, Run. – Adult GN

30 Days of Night: Dark Days

30 Days of Night Dark Days

This story follows Stella Olemaun’s efforts to warn the world about the threat the vampires pose – the vampires who overran Barrow, Alaska, killing her husband and most of the town. With an exclusive introduction by screenwriter Eric Red (The Hitcher, Near Dark), the flat-out terror of Dark Days will reaffirm the dominance of Niles and Templesmith over the realm of illustrated horror fiction.- Adult GN

The Walking Dead Book 4

Walking Dead Book 4

The hardcover features another 12 issues of the hit series along with the covers for the issues all in one oversized hardcover volume. Perfect for long-time fans, new readers, and anyone interested in reading a zombie movie on paper that never ends. – Adult GN

Welcome to Hoxford

Welcome to Hoxford

Raymond Delgado isn’t well. He’s the newest inmate at the Hoxford Correctional Facility and Mental Institution. He has no hope of release, parole, rehabilitation, or decent conversation. On a good day, he’ll tell you he’s Zeus and only bite your arm off. Literally. On a bad day, you won’t have time to scream to the prison guard for help. But Dr. Jessica Ainley, his doctor for five, years wants to help Ray and can’t understand why the newly privatized, corporately-run prison won’t give her access to her patients. And why are people always transferred into Hoxford, but no records show anyone ever transferring back out? – Adult GN

Richard Stark’s Parker: The Hunter

Richard Stark's Parker the Hunter

The Hunter, the first book in the Parker series, is the story of a man who hits New York head-on like a shotgun blast to the chest. Betrayed by the woman he loved and double-crossed by his partner in crime, Parker makes his way cross-country with only one thought burning in his mind – to coldly exact his revenge and reclaim what was taken from him!
Richard (Donald Westlake) Stark’s groundbreaking Parker books are adapted for the first time as a series of graphic novels by Darwyn Cooke. The initial graphic novel brings to life the first Parker book, The Hunter, which introduces readers to the dangerous anti-hero’s cold and calculated world of criminals, thugs, and grifters. – Adult GN

Mercy Thompson Homecoming

Mercy Thompson Homecoming

Mercy Thompson is a walker, a magical being with the power to transform into a coyote. She lives on the fine line dividing the everyday world from a darker dimension, observing the supernatural community while standing apart.

When Mercy travels to the Tri-Cities of Washington for a job interview, she quickly finds herself smack-dab in the middle of a gang war between rival packs of werewolves. And as if fangs and fur weren’t bad enough, Mercy must deal with the scariest creature of all: her mother, who is convinced that Mercy is making a mess of her life and determined to set her daughter on the right course. – Adult GN

Boys Over Flowers 23

Boys Over Flowers 23

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? – YA GN

S.A. 11

S.A 11

Just when it seems like Hikari might finally come to terms with her feelings for Kei, a huge new obstacle looms up between them. Kei’s grandfather, the patriarch of the clan, comes to Japan, demanding that Kei return to London. But is that his real objective, or is he hiding something? – YA GN

What is Kendo?

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Kendo, or ‘Way of the Sword’, is a Japanese fencing based on samurai two-handed sword fighting styles. In the 18th century protective equipment and a bamboo sword (a shinai) were introduced to reduce injuries. Skill in either kendo or judo is required of all police officers in Japan; a lower-level officer cannot be promoted without showing skill in one of these practices. Unlike some other martial arts, kendo does not use a system of colored belts to signify the ranking of the practioners.

Poitras, Gilles. The Anime companion: What’s Japanese in Japanese animation?. Berkeley: Stone Bridge Press, 1999

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Frankenstein The Graphic Novel

Frankenstein: The Graphic Novel

Conceived as part of a literary game among friends in 1816, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is today regarded as a classic piece of 19th century literature. The story begins with the journey of an adventurer, Robert Walton, who saves the life of a man at the North Pole. That man, Victor Frankenstein, tells Walton about his experiments with the creation of life and how he ended up at the North Pole. Through this simple plot device, Shelley was able to deal with serious real-world issues like acceptance, tolerance, and understanding, as well as the universal human need for companionship and love. The novel, of course, inspired a host of films, from the 1931 classic starring Boris Karloff to Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein, and more recently, a series of novels by Dean Koontz. This version, though slightly abridged, retains much of the original dialogue and remains true to Shelley’s brilliant vision. – YA GN

The Walking Dead Volume 5

The Walking Dead: Volume 5 The Best Defense

As the survivors settle into their prison home something has drawn them out into the open… out of the prison… out of their sanctuary. This is a major turning point for the overall story of The Walking Dead, setting the stage for years to come. – Adult GN

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X-Men: Magneto Testament

Today, the whole world knows him as Magneto, the most radical champion of mutant rights that mankind has ever seen. But in 1935, he was just another schoolboy – who happened to be Jewish in Nazi Germany. The definitive origin story of one of Marvel’s greatest icons begins with a silver chain and a crush on a girl – and quickly turns into a harrowing struggle for survival against the inexorable machinery of Hitler’s Final Solution From X-Men: Phoenix – Endsong writer Greg Pak and award-winning artist Carmine Di Giandomenico. Collects X-Men: Magneto Testament #1-5.- Adult GN

Green Lantern Rage of the Red Lantern

Green Lantern Rage of the Red Lantern

Wielding a power ring – a device that allows a worthy wearer to turn thought into reality – Hal Jordan is one of the greatest heroes in the universe, a member of an intergalactic police force know as the Green Lantern Corps! Following the defeat of the Sinestro Corps, a new force has risen in the galaxy; led by Atrocitus, the Red Lantern Corps are powered by rage and hatred…and blood. As Hal prepares to take Sinestro to judgment, the Red Lanterns attack – and the war of the Lanterns begins anew! From the fan-favourite writer of “The Sinestro Corps War” and “Superman: The Legion of Superheroes”, Geoff Johns, follow the next skirmishes in the greatest war ever known!- Adult GN

The Dresden Files Volume 1

The Dresden Files: Volume 1 The Gathering Storm.

A graphic novel based on the bestselling Harry Dresden books by Jim Butcher!

If circumstances surrounding a crime defy the ordinary and evidence points to a suspect who is anything but human, the men and women of the Chicago Police Department call in the one guy who can handle bizarre and often brutal phenomena. Harry Dresden is a wizard who knows firsthand that the everyday world is actually full of strange and magical things—most of which don’t play well with humans.

Now the cops have turned to Dresden to investigate a horrifying double murder that was committed with black magic. Never one to turn down a paycheck, Dresden also takes on another case—to find a missing husband who has quite likely been dabbling in sorcery. As Dresden tries to solve the seemingly unrelated cases, he is confronted with all the Windy City can blow at him, from the mob to mages and all creatures in between. – Adult GN

Iron Man Haunted

Iron Man: Haunted

Tony Stark’s duties with S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Initiative take him to Omaha, Nebraska, where Iron Man encounters an old hero with a grudge, and two all-new superhumans! Collects Iron Man #21-26, Annual #1.- YA GN

Everybody is Stupid Except for Me

Everybody is Stupid Except for Me and Other Astute Observations

A decade of informed, provocative, cantankerous and hilarious cartoon opinion pieces for Reason magazine from our favorite libertarian curmudgeon, on topics ranging from Stupid War to Stupid Sex and, of course, Stupid Politicians. – Adult GN

Halo Uprising

Halo: Uprising

Picking up from the conclusion of blockbuster video game Halo 2, this must-read reveals how the Master Chief, while onboard a hostile ship headed towards Earth, is battling against Covenant forces! Interwined with Master Chief’s interstellar one-man-war is the saga of a great American city’s rebellion and downfall, two disparate lives’ collision and shared fate, and the Covenant’s hunt for an ancient relic of untold power and value. With hope dwindling and the fate of humanity hanging by a thread, is there any chance for a future? Read this debut issue to start the journey into the Halo universe!
Collects Halo: Uprising #1-4, and Marvel Spotlight: Halo. – Adult GN

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Century 1910

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 1910

The new volume detailing the exploits of Miss Wilhelmina Murray and her extraordinary colleagues, Century is a 240-page epic spanning almost a hundred years. Divided into three 80-page chapters – each a self-contained narrative to avoid frustrating cliff-hanger delays between episodes – this monumental tale takes place in three distinct eras, building to an apocalyptic conclusion occurring in our own, current, twenty-first century.
Chapter one is set against the backdrop of London, 1910, twelve years after the failed Martian invasion and nine years since England put a man upon the moon. In the bowels of the British Museum, Carnacki the ghost-finder is plagued by visions of a shadowy occult order who are attempting to create something called a Moonchild, while on London’s dockside the most notorious serial murderer of the previous century has returned to carry on his grisly trade. Working for Mycroft Holmes’ British Intelligence alongside a rejuvenated Allan Quartermain, the reformed thief Anthony Raffles and the eternal warrior Orlando, Miss Murray is drawn into a brutal opera acted out upon the waterfront by players that include the furiously angry Pirate Jenny and the charismatic butcher known as Mac the Knife.- Adult GN

Clover

Clover

This experimental sci-fi work from CLAMP reads like a romantic version of Akira. In the far future, a mysterious government organization monitors and confines psychic children in the Clover program. A professional singer and one-leaf ranked psychic named Ora has only the ability to predict her own death. The most powerful psychic in the world, a four-leaf girl named Sue lives a life of voluntary isolation inside a gilded cage. Sue hears Ora s singing inside her head, befriends her via telephone and hopes to meet her one day. Events in the book unfold in a reverse chronology, as the first chapter takes place after Ora s death and proceeds backwards in time. CLAMP manages to present a richly detailed retro-mechanical future using a minimum number of panels per page; reading this book is like looking into a dystopic future through one tiny, perfectly square frame, as the story unfolds across nearly blank pages scattered with repeating love song lyrics. The character designs are magnificent and tiny details on the clockwork birds and imaginative effects are stunning. Though CLAMP s most experimental work, it s still accessible to a wide audience. – YA GN

Green Lantern The Sinestro Corps Wars

The Green Lantern: The Sinestro Corp Wars Volume 1

Sinestro — Hal Jordan’s former mentor and arch-nemesis — has gathered an army of soldiers fueled by the fear they instill in others, consisting of Arkillo, Karu-Sil, the Cyborg-Superman, and hundreds more of the most terrifying villains the universe has ever seen! Former Green Lantern Kyle Rayner has been possessed by the entity known as Parallax and now assists the Sinestro Corps in cutting a swath of evil across the universe. Trapped in the depths of the Sinestro Corps’ Citadel and face-to-face with the Guardian of Sinestro’s army of fear, Hal Jordan must find the will-power to battle these terrible foes. And as one of the Book of Oa’s prophecies comes true, the Green Lantern Corps makes a last stand that reveals the reincarnation of one of their fold! – Adult GN

Dark Hunters volume 1Dark Hunters Volume 1

In the war against vampires, mankind has only one hope: The Dark-Hunters. Ancient warriors who died of brutal betrayal, the Dark-Hunters have sworn themselves into the service of the goddess Artemis to protect us.

It’s a pact with pretty good perks. Immortality, power, psychic abilities, wealth and a cool wardrobe. But it comes with a few drawbacks: fatal sun poisoning and a new, irreparable dental problem. But aside from the fangs and nocturnal lifestyle, it’s not so bad. Until Kyrian meets the most frightening thing imaginable. An accountant who’s being hunted by one of the most lethal vampires out there. If Amanda Devereaux goes down, so does he and no offense, he doesn’t want to die (hence the whole immortality thing). And he doesn’t want humanity dead either which is a good thing for us since he and Amanda are all that stands between us and oblivion. Let’s hope they win. From the wild imagination of Sherrilyn Kenyon comes the humorous and suspenseful manga debut of the #1 internationally bestselling Dark-Hunter series. The world of manga will never be the same again.- Adult GN

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Becoming a ninja is just a childhood dream for sixteen-year-old Recca, until a fateful encounter reveals he has inherited ninja powers, including the ability to wield fire! As Recca learns to master the ancient ways of his ancestors, he is drawn to protect a mysterious girl named Yanagi…

Team Recca isn’t alone in the battle for Heaven and Hell. As the transformed KĂ´ran Mori gloats over his impending victory, Kurei crashes the party–and he’s brought a six-pack of vengeance. And when Aoi faces an enraged Recca, she has to decide once and for all where her loyalties lie. Who will make it to the final standoff against KĂ´ran Mori…and on which side will each warrior fight? – Adult GN

In the SmallIn the Small

When a mysterious cataclysmic event, “the blue flash,” causes the population of the earth to shrink in size to six inches tall, suddenly humanity has the tables turned on itself: The very civilization it has created becomes its greatest obstacle to survival. Animals and the environment, which have long suffered under the rule and/or destruction of humans, are now some of their most feared enemies.

Amid the confusion and turmoil, two strong teenagers, 18-year-old Mouse and his younger sister Beat, emerge as the most promising leaders, eventually setting out on a quest to discover the secret that could redeem this strange new world. – YA GN

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Cell Number Ten

Asuma’s new team and the former Cell Number 10 battle Hidan of the Akatsuki, who may be the most unstoppable foe the Konoha ninja have encountered–and who could mean the end for one of Naruto’s longest-standing allies. As Naruto prepares for the worst, the Akatsuki reveals its master plan!- YA GN

30 Days of Night Return to Barrow30 Days of Night: Return to Barrow

30 Days of Night was one of the undisputed success stories of modern comics, spawning a bestselling trade paperback, a major motion picture deal, and the attention of thousands of fans longing for an innovative tale of terror. Now the same creative team revisits Barrow, Alaska, the town where it all began, as the long night creeps once more over the tundra. Some things may have changed, but the horror remains…- Adult GN

Why I Killed PeterWhy I Killed Peter

Based on a true story that the writer experienced himself, this graphic novel presents very simply the grey areas in such a situation, how he had tucked the whole episode deep within him but then how his rage and self-pity let it all out and finally revisiting the man when close to death and his coming to grips. A very moving, topical and important work, sensitively presented.- Adult GN

L Change the WorldL Change the World

Spin-off almost-sequel to the hit manga-to-movie Death Note: The Last Name, Change the World is L’s swan song. When a deadly man-made virus falls into the wrong hands and two innocent children find themselves on the run seeking help from L’s second-in-command, Watari, the quirky super-sleuth L is drawn out of his self-imposed isolation to act. Can he get to the bottom of this mystery as time runs out? And how will he save the world, when his own fate is already sealed? – DVD DEATH

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