Gin’s Ho-Hum Weekend To-Do List
1. Stock up on paper napkins and stain remover.
2. Think of a good excuse not to buy Hasegawa a new shirt.
3. Find out what kind of monster would swipe my strawberry milk from the fridge.
4. Get tickets to the game at Edo Dome while it’s still standing.
5. Tell Shinpachi, Kondo and Matsudaira they’re buying if they want me to go for drinks with them.
Sorachi Hideaki - Gin Tama 1.
Samurai Gintoki Sakata works in a freelancer business, Odd Jobs Gin, after Edo was conquered by aliens named Amanto in order to pay the monthly rent from where he lives. In his days, Gintoki is joined by Shinpachi Shimura, a teenager son of a samurai who wants to learn about him, and Kagura, an alien girl who went to Earth to earn money for her poor family, but is unable to return home and threatens Gintoki to let her live with him. While Kagura and Shinpachi live with Gintoki, they meet a terrorist named Kotaro Katsura who participated alongside Gintoki in the war between samurais and aliens, and lost. Odd Jobs is forced to help Katsura escape from the Shinsengumi, a police force working for the Bakufu, after they accidentally perform a terrorist attack. The volume ends with a one-shot from Sorachi named "Dandelion", which explores the work of a pair of exorcists.
Sorachi Hideaki - Gin Tama 2.
After being repeatedly stalked by the Shinsengumi commander, Isao Kondo, Tae Shimura, Shinpachi's older sister, makes Gintoki have a fake duel against Kondo to stop him. Gintoki breaks Kondo's sword before the duel, and easily wins, capturing the attention of other Shinsengumi members. In other chapters, Kagura adopts an inugami which she names Sadaharu, Odd Jobs look for a woman, whom a dying elder had feelings for, and Gintoki helps a criminal meet his daughter, the idol Tsu "Otsu" Terakado. In another job, the trio searches for their client's daughter, who was kidnapped by the space pirates Harusame. Although they rescue her, Kagura and Shinpachi are at same time kidnapped by Harusame, and Katsura decides to help Gintoki rescue them. Another one-shot, "Shirokuro", ends the volume with its story being focused on a spirits' protector to take care of a voodoo witch.
Yoshihiro Togashi - Yu Yu Hakusho 10.
Team Urameshi's successful campaign in the Dark Tournament continues after Fox Demon Kurama makes an honest monster out of Reverse Urashima. Too bad Reverse Uramshima's fellow Fractured Fairy Tale Shishiwakamaru silences him before he could divulge the truth about their team. Meanwhile, Team Urameshi suffers the biggest blow when one member bids them adieu... for good!
Akira Toriyama - Dragon Ball 9. (angol)
Who or what will Goku and Bulma encounter on their quest for the Dragon Balls? One ball is owned by the Turtle Hermit, a venerable, respected (old, lecherous) martial artist who'll gladly give it up...for a price! One ball is in a humble village, but to get it, they'll have to save the village from Oolong, the shapeshifting terror! Then, with a humbled Oolong in tow, it's off to the desert where they are attacked by the bandit Yamcha and his assistant Pu'ar! The next ball is on fiery Frypan Mountain, guarded by the fearsome Ox King...and his fearsome daughter Chi-chi! But with magic cloud and magic staff in tow, Goku is ready to face anything!
Akira Toriyama - Dragon Ball 8. (angol)
Your wish is granted...At long last, Akira Toriyama's action epic DRAGON BALL is available in the handy graphic novel format! Meet a naive young monkey-tailed boy named Goku, whose quiet life changes when he meets a girl named Bulma who is on a quest to collect seven "Dragon Balls." If she gathers them all, an incredibly powerful dragon will appear and grant her one wish. But the precious orbs are scattered all over the world, and Bulma needs Goku's help (and his super-strength)! So begins the adventure of a lifetime...
Akira Toriyama - Dragon Ball 7. (angol)
Printed in the original Japanese right-to-left format, here is another adventure from the megapopular Dragon Ball series. This installment finds Goku, Kuririn, and Bulma exploring a pirates' cave, where they encounter a cutlass-swinging robot and a giant octopus. Still more threatening is Commander Blue, who is following them to steal the pirates' Dragon Ball.
Akira Toriyama - Dragon Ball 6. (angol)
BULMA RETURNS! In the frozen north, Goku's one-man fight against the Red Ribbon Army continues as he storms the perilous Muscle Tower! Can he defeat General White's squad of ninjas, cyborgs, and worse, and save the peaceful people of Jingle Village from their oppressors? Then, Goku travels to the City of the West to visit his old friend Bulma, who joins him on his quest, bringing her latest inventions. Their quest for the next Dragon Ball takes them around the world to a jungle island in the South Seas... but to get this Dragon Ball they'll have to go through General Blue!
Yoshihiro Togashi - Hunter x Hunter 20.
Deep in the heart of the land of NGL (Neo-Green Life), Gon and Killua have one month to train if they hope to beat their powerful foe Knuckle! But first they need to increase their baseline stamina just to get to his level. Gon discovers that his windup leaves something to be desired--it sucks up all his energy until he passes out! Meanwhile, Biscuit confronts Killua about a serious flaw in his fighting ability--one that could cost them everything!
Yoshihiro Togashi - Hunter x Hunter 21.
The Chimera Ant king is born, bursting from the stomach of the queen--a violent birth for a violent being. He makes his first move on the neighboring country by manipulating its dictator to summon all the citizens to a ceremony at the capital. There he plans to Nen-baptize them, which will kill 99 percent of the population. The remaining one percent will have their Nen awakened, thus providing a healthy snack for the new king that not only tastes good but greatly increases his power. Can Gon and Killua find a way to stop this brutal Ant king?
Sorachi Hideaki - Gin Tama 13.
Gin's Street Fighting Lessons Learned (Top 5) 1. Frontal wedgies are extremely effective. 2. Girls hit a lot harder the more innocent they look (unless they are alien gorillas). 3. Only morons start fights in the Ninja Bar. Yeah, only morons... 4. Using a bazooka is cheating (but it sure settles things quickly). 5. No one hits harder than Shinpachi's sister Otae when she's riled.
Yoshihiro Togashi - Hunter x Hunter 22.
Having lost their queen, the Chimera Ants are spreading beyond their native homeland to establish their own colonies. Some attack Meteor City, and the group of assassins known as the Spiders, are called home to fend off the invasion. Meanwhile, in the Republic of East Gorteau, Gon and Killua realize that entire populations of towns are going missing. They decide to find out what's happening and try to stop it, but Gon soon realizes he's not alone, and whoever's following him is not friendly!
Yoshihiro Togashi - Hunter x Hunter 23.
Killua is under attack!! Confronted with a sniper that's shooting Flea-Bullets from afar, Killua must predict where the next shot will hit or fall victim to the fleas that are draining all his blood. But there are more surprises in store as other snipers aim to take a shot at him. Being a human dartboard was not on today's to-do list! Meanwhile, Gon's silent stalker finally reveals himself...with a proposition Gon never expected!
Yoshihiro Togashi - Hunter x Hunter 24.
While the King is preoccupied with playing Gungi, Gon and the other Hunters sneak closer and closer to their target. They get a lucky break when an unforeseen accident results in the deactivation of Neferpitou's En, making the defenses surrounding the castle temporarily vulnerable. The Extermination team readies for their showdown, but with only a few days left before the "selection," will they be in time to save the citizens from certain death?!
Yoshihiro Togashi - Hunter x Hunter 25.
As the midnight hour nears, all the Hunters are rarin' to go! With some surprising allies on their side, they launch their blitz against the ruthless Ants. While Chairman Netero is past his prime, don't count this old man out! He's got a trick or two up his sleeve for his battle with the King. But an unexpected turn of events reveals a side of the King that no one could have predicted...
Yoshihiro Togashi - Hunter x Hunter 26.
Killua's uneasiness about the Ants wasn't so far-fetched after all! When unforeseen incidents set the Hunters back in their showdown with the King and his Royal Guards, everyone has to scramble to get back on track! Can the Hunters regain their advantage against an enemy that's way more than they bargained for…?!
Yoshihiro Togashi - Hunter x Hunter 27.
The Hunters are getting beaten further and further into a corner by the powerful Chimera Ant King's Royal Guards. With teamwork on their side, they just may be able to overcome these impossible odds. But when they make sacrifices to save each other, it just might cost them the bigger battle at hand!
Yoshihiro Togashi - Hunter x Hunter 28.
Netero has struck a deal with the Chimera Ant King: if the King can defeat him, Netero will reveal the King's true name. Netero is determined to keep fighting, but his attacks have no effect on the terrifyingly powerful King. Will Netero's ultimate attack, the Guanyin Bodhisattva: Zero, break through the King's defenses, or will he be forced to take even more desperate measures?
Yoshihiro Togashi - Hunter x Hunter 29.
Having fused with his royal guards, the Chimera Ant King arises more powerful than ever, but with no memory of his past. Now all bets are off, as friends and foes alike scramble to deal with the immensely powerful King. When Gon realizes how much devastation the war with the Chimera Ants has caused, he spends all his Nen power on a final, desperate gambit. It may give him the strength he needs...but at what cost?
Yoshihiro Togashi - Hunter x Hunter 30.
All survivors gather for the final showdown between the Hunters and the Chimera Ants. But nothing is simple anymore. Loyalties on both sides are tested as humans prove themselves as ruthless as the Ants themselves. And as the Ant King’s memory returns, he finds himself unable to stop thinking about one insignificant human, the blind Gungi player Komugi…
Yoshihiro Togashi - Hunter x Hunter 31.
The time has come for the Hunter Association to choose a new chairman, but it’s shaping up to be anything but a clean election. While the world’s Hunters descend into dirty politics, Gon remains hospitalized in critical condition. Killua knows of a way to save him, but it will mean facing his deadly family of assassins…and the deadliest and strangest of them all, Killua’s little sibling Alluka…