At this high school, instead of jocks and nerds, the students are divided into predators and prey.
At a high school where the students are literally divided into predators and prey, it’s personal relationships that maintain the fragile peace. Who among them is a Beastar-an academic and social role model destined to become a leader in a society naturally rife with mistrust?
Gray wolf Legoshi begins training with giant panda Gohin in order to better protect his friends, but he faces an ethical paradox when he is told he must eat meat to grow more powerful. Meanwhile, herbivore red deer Louis is choking down the flesh of beasts to maintain his status as the leader of a carnivorous lion gang. Yet when he runs into Legoshi carrying a bag of meat, Louis feels betrayed. Legoshi continues to train, becoming more powerful in some ways yet weaker in others-and then his grades begin to drop. Even worse, dwarf rabbit Haru is mad at him!
Ryo Suzukaze - Attack on Titan: Before the Fall
Before the fall, and before the trials of "the Titan's son" Kyklo, a young smith by the name of Angel Aaltonen grappled with the giants as only a craftsman could... The first of the three-part Before the Fall light novels, whose second and third installments have been adapted into a manga of the same name, this prequel of prequels details the origins of the devices that humanity developed to take on the mysterious Titans.
Yumi Unita - Bunny Drop 2.
Like a plot out of a soap opera, bachelor Daikichi Kawachi's boringly normal life got a touch of the abnormal when he learned that his late granddad left behind a love child. And further rattling the unexpected skeleton in the closet? The ungainly, unglamorous Daikichi's impulsive decision to take in little Rin! But as the impromptu dad and his charge learn to adapt to both one another and their very new living situation, Daikichi is plagued by thoughts of Rin's mother. Who is she? Why has she been quiet all this time? Hot on the trail after discovering a modem at the old man's computer-less abode, Daikichi plays detective in search for answers. But elementary school enrollment, extracurricular activities, and other parental obligations wait for no man, so when the day of confrontation with the mysterious Masato arrives, will Daikichi be prepared?!
Isuna Hasekura - Spice & Wolf 10
After the turmoil in Kerube, Lawrence and his companions make for the Kingdom of Winfiel across the sea. Their destination is the great abbey of Brondel, said to hold the wolf bones they seek. Arriving in the kingdom, they hear tell that the abbey, normally prosperous due to its great wool trade, has fallen into a financial crisis. Worse, the most powerful economic force in the world-the Ruvik Alliance-is entering the kingdom with its eye upon the abbey’s land holdings…
Isuna Hasekura - Spice & Wolf 11
As with the first Side Colors volume, Side Colors II departs once more from Lawrence and Holo’s travels north, taking the reader off the beaten path to explore three exquisite side stories. Remember, it’s not so much about the destination, as it is the journey…
Rifujin na Magonote - Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation 2.
Just when an unemployed thirty-four-year-old otaku reaches a dead end in life and decides that it's time to turn over a new leaf-he gets run over by a truck and dies! Shockingly, he finds himself reborn into an infant's body in a strange, new world of swords and magic. His new identity is Rudeus Grayrat, but he still retains the memories of his previous life. Follow Rudeus from infancy to adulthood, as he struggles to redeem himself in a wondrous yet dangerous world.
Rifujin na Magonote - Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation 1.
A SECOND CHANCE IN A NEW WORLD! An unemployed otaku has just reached the lowest point in his life. He wants nothing more than the ability to start over, but just as he thinks it may be possible...he gets hit by a truck and dies! Shockingly, he finds himself reborn into an infant’s body in a strange new world of swords and magic. His identity now is Rudeus Greyrat, yet he still retains the memories of his previous life. Reborn into a new family, Rudeus makes use of his past experiences to forge ahead in this fantasy world as a true prodigy―gifted with maturity beyond his years and a natural born talent for magic. With swords instead of chopsticks, and spell books instead of the internet, can Rudeus redeem himself in this wondrous yet dangerous land?
Yusei Matsui - Assassination Classroom 8.
The 3-E students head for the lair of the enemy to stop a deadly biological attack. But blocking their path are three master assassins: Smog, Grip and Gastro, who excel, respectively, in the use of poison, brute strength and guns. With their teacher Karasuma down, Karma and his friends face terrible odds. And even if they defeat their foes, how will they wrest the antidote from them? Worse, it turns out the mastermind behind the attack is someone they know…
Yusei Matsui - Assassination Classroom 7.
The 3-E students hope to kill on their final exams to win not only respect but a special reward. Over summer break, Nagisa, Sugino, and Maehara play amateur entomologist with…a girl? After rigorous training with the greatest assassin of all, the class launches their best assassination plan yet! Now who will save our would-be assassins from a mysterious biological weapon…?
Yusei Matsui - Assassination Classroom 6.
The 3-E students discover that Koro Sensei’s greatest weakness might be a common substance. Will they be able to use it to assassinate him while he helps Meg, formerly of the varsity swim team, with her greatest weakness? The next assassination attempt, implemented by Terasaka, is more elaborate but endangers his fellow students. Can he save them without saving his target? Then, the top class at school, including Principal Asano’s son, conspires to prevent 3-E from ever rising closer to the top!
Yusei Matsui - Assassination Classroom 5.
Intramural relations are at an all-time low: Principal Asano wants to crush Koro Sensei’s 3-E baseball team while Koro Sensei wants to avenge Principal Asano’s sabotage of 3-E’s midterms. Then the government sends in a new Special Forces operative—a ruthless father figure who tests Karasuma’s combat coaching skills. You’ll never guess which student does him proud! And when Koro Sensei digs a swimming pool to help his students cool off, they discover a new weakness of his—as well as how cute their classmates look in swimsuits!
Yusei Matsui - Assassination Classroom 4.
English teacher Irina’s assassination mentor makes an appearance and the two compete-using special agent Karasuma as their target. Another transfer student/would-be assassin joins the class, accompanied by a guardian who claims to be Koro Sensei’s...little brother?! A tentacle showdown ensues, sending everyone into a tentacle tizzy. Then, the 3-E students face humiliation yet again during a school baseball exhibition match. Plus, more secrets of Koro Sensei’s mysterious past revealed...!
Yusei Matsui - Assassination Classroom 3.
The latest addition to the misfit students of Class 3-E is a Norwegian robot specially designed to assassinate their teacher—but sadly lacking in social skills. Nothing Koro Sensei can’t cure with a little super-fast tentacle work! When playboy Maehara gets dissed by a girl for being in Class 3-E, revenge is clearly warranted—and Koro Sensei can help with that too! Then Irina, the English language teacher/sexy assassin, gets a visit from her murder mentor.
Yusei Matsui - Assassination Classroom 2.
A sexy new teacher comes to Class 3-E to do the students’ job for them. When the 3-E students begin exhibiting signs of self-esteem, Principal Asano demands that Koro Sensei crush their spirits so they continue to set a bad example for the rest of the school to rise above. Then a class field trip goes terribly wrong when two 3-E girls are abducted. Who will come to their rescue…?
Ryohgo Narita - Baccano! 3.
The year is 1931. A boy boards a train to visit his friend in New York. A woman in a jumpsuit boards a train to meet her employer in New York. And the conductor? He boards because it's his job. If it had been any other day, they all would have gotten where they were going just fine. But it's not any other day. The Rail Tracer is on the hunt. The gonzo tale of gangsters, immortals, and outrageous luck (both bad and good) speeds into its third volume!
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…
Toboso Yana - Black Butler Artworks 1.
In this first-ever full-color illustration collection by manga artist Yana Toboso, the New York Times bestselling manga series Black Butler comes to vivid life. Starting at the beginning of the tale of Earl Ciel Phantomhive and his inimitable butler, Sebastian, the collection focuses on the series through the immensely popular Circus Arc. In addition to these glorious color cuts are illustrations from her debut work, Rust Blaster, as well as promotional art from Black Butler and the artist's own tribute illustrations for other popular manga series. As anyone picking up this gorgeous beribboned hardcover tome will realise, black is a colour of many facets, indeed!
Toboso Yana - Black Butler Artworks 2.
Black is a shade of many colors, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the work of New York Times-bestselling author Yana Toboso, whose Black Butler series has captured imaginations of fans all around the world! This second collection of her artwork contains over 120 illustrations, many of them key images in full colour, and covers everything from the Black Butler manga's Phantomhive Manor murder mystery and luxury liner arcs to game and anime adaptations of the series! And once again, this second artbook is presented as a deluxe beribboned hardcover to match Toboso's exquisite art within!
Yumi Unita - Bunny Drop 3.
Returning to his family's estate for his grandfather's funeral, thirty-something bachelor Daikichi is floored to discover that the old man had an illegitimate child with a much younger lover! Needless to say, the rest of the family is shocked and embarrassed by this turn of events, and not one of them wants anything to do with the little girl, who refuses to say a word. In a fit of angry spontaneity, Daikichi decides to adopt her! But is living with an overgrown teenager who can barely take care of himself the key to making Rin come out of her shell?
Yumi Unita - Bunny Drop 4.
Having lived with his adopted daughter, Rin, for over a year now, Daikichi still considers the female mind to be far beyond his grasp! So when his cousin Haruko shows up on his doorstep with her daughter, Reina, in tow and claims to have “run away,” Daikichi is faced with navigating the twists and turns of the female psyche to get to the bottom of Haruko’s situation. And ultimately, through the perspectives of both Haruko and the other parents he meets through Rin’s school, Daikichi gradually begins to comprehend the many meanings of parenthood…