Hearing rumors of a “leg bone of the wolf” being used as an artifact of the Church to showcase its power, Lawrence and Holo head to the site to gather more information. Holo can’t just turn away from what might be a relic of her own kind, after all. Of course, upon arrival, the travelers find that the town is the center of a giant trade dispute! Seems that Col will be getting a lesson in microeconomics!
Isuna Hasekura - Spice & Wolf 4
Continuing their journey north, Lawrence and Holo stop in the village of Tereo in hopes of finding a local abbey where they might uncover more information regarding the fate of Holo’s ancient home, Yoitsu. Soon after their arrival, though, the companions are caught up in a local dispute between Tereo and the neighboring town of Enberch that could cost Lawrence and Holo both their fortunes and their lives! With the Wisewolf’s help, can Lawrence devise a way to save an entire town from ruin — and his skin and that of his traveling companion in the process?
Isuna Hasekura - Spice & Wolf 3
Having narrowly escaped financial ruin, Lawrence turns his attention to helping Holo find her ancient homeland in the North. But how long can a traveling merchant afford to wander the countryside looking for a village that he suspects may have ceased to exist long ago? When a rival merchant sets his sights on Lawrence’s beautiful companion, though, can Lawrence truly be confident that Holo will remain by his side? Has the time come when Lawrence must ask himself whether his relationship with the Wisewolf is business or pleasure?
Isuna Hasekura - Spice & Wolf 2
Following his good fortune in Pazzio, Lawrence is confident that he is on the path to realizing his dream of becoming a town merchant. One ill-informed business decision, though, leaves him teetering on the brink of bankruptcy and ruin! With no assets to his name — other than the cunning of his fetching traveling companion, Holo the Wisewolf — Lawrence may need to resort to illicit means to put his affairs in order. With all of the merchant’s plans hinging on one beautiful young shepherdess — for whose vocation Holo holds no affection — Lawrence’s prospects, both personal and professional, are looking grim!
Isuna Hasekura - Spice & Wolf 1
The life of a traveling merchant is a lonely one, a fact with which Kraft Lawrence is well acquainted. Wandering from town to town with just his horse, cart, and whatever wares have come his way, the peddler has pretty well settled into his routine — that is, until the night Lawrence finds a wolf goddess asleep in his cart. Taking the form of a fetching girl with wolf ears and a tail, Holo has wearied of tending to harvests in the countryside and strikes up a bargain with the merchant to lend him the cunning of “Holo the Wisewolf” to increase his profits in exchange for taking her along on his travels. What kind of businessman could turn down such an offer? Lawrence soon learns, though, that having an ancient goddess as a traveling companion can be a bit of a mixed blessing. Will this wolf girl turn out to be too wild to tame?
Nagaru Tanigawa - The Wavering of Haruhi Suzumiya
Haruhi Suzumiya, the fierce and fabulously spontaneous leader of the SOS Brigade (a club for her high school’s most extraordinary students), is always a magnet for wild adventures (and trouble!). Now, get ready to go back in time in this sixth installment of the series! Five short stories reveal never-before-seen events from the SOS Brigade’s past exploits, from the much-anticipated school cultural festival to unanswered questions from the ski trip getaway. The last story, which brings the SOS Brigade back to the present, rounds out this collection of entertaining, hilarious, and, as always, unpredictable misadventures. Anything is possible in Haruhi’s world!
Nagaru Tanigawa - The Intrigues of Haruhi Suzumiya
It’s a new year, and Haruhi Suzumiya, the powerful (and pushy) leader of the SOS Brigade is actually…content. For once, she’s not seeking out time-traveling exploits, murder mysteries, or any other wild adventures that could lead to the destruction of the universe. Surprisingly, it’s Kyon, the most normal member of the SOS Brigade, who wants to shake things up. When Kyon discovers that something’s not right with the universe, it’s up to him, his pal (and secret crush) Mikuru, and the beautiful but stoic Nagato to head back to the past in order to save the future.
Nagaru Tanigawa - The Rampage of Haruhi Suzumiya
Stunning, brash, and completely clueless about her powers, Haruhi Suzumiya can make anything bend to her will. Although she doesn’t know it, she’s a goddess who has the ability to destroy the world…don’t make her mad! Luckily, she has her SOS Brigade — a club comprised of her high school’s most extraordinary students — to keep her happy. This fifth volume in the wildly fun and unpredictable Haruhi Suzumiya series features three short stories for Haruhi’s every mood: an endless summer, an overheated competition with the computer club, and a ski trip getaway in a dangerous blizzard!
Nagaru Tanigawa - The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
It’s one week before Christmas Eve, and Haruhi and the SOS Brigade (a club for her high school’s strangest and most extraordinary students) are gearing up for holiday festivities. But just before the fun kicks off, Kyon, the only “normal” club member, wakes up in a weird alternate dimension — one in which Haruhi attends another school entirely; Nagato, the robot-like alien, is just an ordinary human; and Mikuru, the cute girl of Kyon’s dreams, doesn’t even recognize him. In other words, the SOS Brigade never existed. Kyon must head back in time to set things right again in this holiday tale reminiscent of A Christmas Carol and It’s a Wonderful Life. Time travel, alternate dimensions, and aliens, oh my! With Haruhi, there’s a surprise around every corner.
Nagaru Tanigawa - The Boredom of Haruhi Suzumiya
Haruhi is the bossy and beautiful leader of the SOS Brigade, a club comprised of her high school’s most extraordinary (and strangest) students. On a typical day, the SOS Brigade must struggle to keep Haruhi happy and occupied because, unbeknownst to her, Haruhi has the power to destroy the world. This third volume in the Haruhi Suzumiya series features a collection of four wildly unpredictable and fun short stories that cover everything from baseball and time travel to alternate dimensions. It even includes an intriguing murder mystery — when it comes to Haruhi, you never know what you’re going to get!
Nagaru Tanigawa - The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya
Gorgeous, confident, and demanding, Haruhi Suzumiya is the leader of the SOS Brigade, a club comprised of her high school’s most extraordinary students. So when Haruhi is bored, it’s up to the SOS Brigade to do something about it. In this sequel to the clever and uniquely witty The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, the SOS Brigade goes along with Haruhi’s scheme to make a movie for the school’s upcoming cultural festival. But when filming begins, strange things start to happen, and Haruhi — who has no idea she’s a goddess with the ability to destroy the world — starts to show her devastating powers. Could the end be near? Or is it just another day at high school? You never know when Haruhi is involved!
Nagaru Tanigawa - The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Meet Haruhi — a cute, determined girl, starting high school in a city where nothing exciting happens and absolutely no one understands her. Meet Kyon — the sarcastic guy who sits in front of Haruhi in homeroom and the only boy Haruhi has ever opened up to. His fate is now tied to hers. Meet the SOS Brigade — an after-school club organized by Haruhi with a mission to seek out the extraordinary. Oh, and their second mission? Keeping Haruhi happy…because even through she doesn’t know it, Haruhi has the power to destroy our universe…
Akihisa Ikeda - Rosario+Vampire 8.
QUIZ 8: SHIKIGAMIWHEN YOUR SCHOOL PRINCIPAL MAKES YOU PLAN A SCHOOL FESTIVAL WITH A CHARISMATIC LEADER OF THE STUDENT BODY WHO HAS HIS OWN PERSONAL SHIKIGAMI, YOU HAD BETTER...a. not trust him as far as you can throw his one-eyed demonb. follow his lead blindlyc. decorate the gym with colored toilet paper
Eiichiro Oda - One Piece 12.
Luffy narrowly escapes being executed by his old nemeses Lady Alvida and Buggy the Clown, but now he has the Navy hot on his trail. Leading the hunt is the relentless Captain Smoker, a man who has never let a pirate escape from his jurisdiction!
Eiichiro Oda - One Piece 13.
No sooner have Luffy and crew escaped the bounty hunters of Whisky Peak than they become the target of a sinister criminal outfit known as Baroque Works. But the Straw Hat pirates have bigger worries, now that they've agreed to protect a very important person in return for untold riches.
Eiichiro Oda - One Piece 11.
After almost drowning at the hands of "Saw-Tooth" Arlong, captain of the nasty Fish-Man pirates, Luffy bounces back with a few tricks up his sleeve. The fate of Coco Village, if not the rest of the East Blue, rests upon the outcome of their final battle!
Rumiko Takahashi - InuYasha 28-30.
Trapped! Trapped inside holy Mount Hakurei with Naraku, Inuyasha loses his demonic powers. Bad timing... The leader of the Band of Seven, a gang of undead assassins, has absorbed the Shikon shards from his fallen comrades, making him an even more formidable foe! Then Naraku reveals his true purpose in hiding inside the mountain... Inuyasha has a premonition of doom, but arrives too late, finding only Kikyo’s broken bow! Evil Kagura and demonic baby Hakudoshi search for the border between the afterworld and the world of the living, where the last Shikon Jewel shard is said to be. Will Inuyasha and friends reach this last powerful piece of the puzzle before their enemies...?
Rumiko Takahashi - InuYasha 16-18.
Love Cuts to the Bone. With the power granted by a large piece of the Shikon Jewel, Naraku's scheming is in high gear as his minions go forth to do his bidding. Kikyo, the priestess whose duty it once was to guard the jewel, gave the fragment to him, but why? Then Inuyasha takes on another of Naraku's evil offspring, a demon that inhabits the very sword his half brother Sesshomaru wields. Naraku's human origins may yet prove to be his downfall if Kikyo can exploit his weaknesses by forcing him to make a difficult choice, one that is mirrored by Inuyasha's lost love for Kikyo and a possible future with Kagome!
Rumiko Takahashi - InuYasha 4.
The scheming demon Naraku has turned Sango against Inuyasha, and opening her eyes to the real danger won't be easy. Meanwhile, Miroku has to wrestle with his past and the curse that is threatening to kill him. Naraku's insight into his enemies' personalities gives him an edge that they don't have. As Naraku pulls the strands of his web of deceit tighter, Inuyasha and his friends find themselves having to avoid his deadly traps while struggling with their own emotions as well!
Eiichiro Oda - One Piece 60.
As a child, Monkey D. Luffy dreamed of becoming King of the Pirates. But his life changed when he accidentally gained the power to stretch like rubber...at the cost of never being able to swim again! Years, later, Luffy sets off in search of the "One Piece," said to be the greatest treasure in the world...With the epic Paramount War now over, the scene shifts back to when a young Luffy first met Ace. Luffy, Ace and their friend Sabo get into all types of trouble as they grow up in a tumultuous time. Then, back in the present, Luffy will need to find the strength to recover from the loss of his brother.