Eiri and Shuichi’s intense relationship continues to escalate as Bad Luck’s record races to the top of the charts—Eiri’s coming out party on national TV boosts his popularity, as fans chant, “More-more-more!” But just as everyone is feeling sky high, Hiro announces that he’s hanging up his guitar and quitting! Will Shuichi’s queer eye for the rock guy convince Hiro to return to the stage? Or is the band finally out of luck?
Maki Murakami - Gravitation 12. (angol)
This final volume of the hit shonen-ai musical comedy is bicoastal to the max! Bad Luck tries to crash Nittle Grasper's gig, but the song Shuichi had planned to sing isn't finished. Can Shuichi steal the thunder from Ryuichi, or has Bad Luck finally missed a beat? Gravitation's swan song spans the glam and glitter of Hollywood to the rock-steady streets of the Big Apple--an old ghost is put to rest, and a new relationship just might be blossoming!
Maki Murakami - Gravitation 10. (angol)
Shuichi returns to Japan and to his surprise, Eiri has come to greet him at the airport. Shuichi reveals that he just wants Eiri to open up to him. Hearing this, Eiri offers to say "I love you"...if Shuichi agrees to pay him every time he says it. Although Eiri is joking, Shuichi is dead serious about raising the money to hear those precious words. However, Eiri says something else that will leave Shuichi so shocked he will be unable to sing!
Maki Murakami - Gravitation 8. (angol)
After going platinum and getting a date with Eiri, Shuichi thought nothing could bring him down. But when Seguchi delivers an ultimatum to the happy couple, Eiri takes it to heart and breaks up with Shuichi. K tries in vain to help a devastated Shuichi recover, but the surprises just keep coming when Shuichi ends up kidnapped and on a plane to the US for a debut!
Toboso Yana - Black Butler 9.
Earl Ciel Phantomhive’s quietude is interrupted as Queen Victoria’s very own butlers commandeer Phantomhive Manor for a lavish banquet sanctioned by Her Majesty. Preparations for such an event are quick work in the hands of Sebastian, the house’s most able butler, but corralling the eminent guests may prove to be rather more of a challenge. For this dinner party is anything but festive, and as a stormy night batters the outside of the grand residence, a far more violent storm begins to unfurl within. And no one is safe from the havoc it will wreak—not even one seemingly impervious manservant…
Minari Endoh - Dazzle
A young girl named Rahzel is booted out of her house one day by her father with the instructions to see the world. And so her journey begins to seek her place in the world. However, she wont be doing it alone for she befriends a stoic young man named Alzeid seeking revenge for his fathers murder.
Shungiku Nakamura - Junjou Romantica 1.
Misaki, struggling to pass his college entrance exams, is in need of a tutor to help pump up his failing grades. Unfortunately, his only option is the cool and sexy Akihiko Usami. Usami happens to be a famous boys' love novelist, which doesn't exactly float Misaki's boat, especially since his main characters are "Akihiko" and "Takahiro," the name of Misaki's older brother and Usami's childhood friend. Understandably, Misaki is pretty disgusted by the thought of someone using his older brother as his personal fantasy-material, but then after some tender loving from Usami, Misaki is also pretty confused. He may even be developing feelings for the older man... And when Takahiro introduces them to his lovely (female) fiancée, so begins the bumpy relationship of this odd couple, filled with comedy and pure romance.
Maki Murakami - Gravitation 5. (angol)
Shuichi and his band, Bad Luck, are a rising star in Japan’s pop scene, and their chief rival, ASK, seems doomed to the has been status of an 80s hairband. But just when it looks like the top spot on the Billboard charts is Bad Luck’s for the taking, a completely unexpected competitor emerges—Nittle Grasper is reuniting! Now Shuichi finds his idol (not to mention his band’s Keyboardist) his biggest rival.
Maki Murakami - Gravitation 6. (angol)
Frustrated by Ryuichi's superior talent, Shuichi decides to get into his own groove in order to go head-to-head against his idol. And when Eiri makes an unexplained exodus to New York, Hiro convinces Tatsuho to dress up like Eiri and make some magic happen! But when Shuichi gets carried away and locks lips with the costumed Tatsuho, will the face-sucking scandal be too hot for everyone to handle? Or will Shuichi tell everyone to kiss off?!
Nagaru Tanigawa - The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya 1.
"Haruhi holds the fate of the universe in her hands . . . lucky for you she doesn't know it! 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 behind Haruhi in homeroom and the only boy Haruhi has ever opened up to. His fate is now tied to hers. Meet the S.O.S. 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 though she doesn't know it, Haruhi has the power to destroy the universe. Seriously. The phenomenon that took Japan by storm - with more than 4.5 million copies sold - is now available in the first-ever English edition."
Yasuhiro Nightow - Trigun Maximum 4. - Bottom of the Dark
This time with feeling! So, you thought since Vash and Wolfwood survived the battle with Hoppered the Gauntlet and Leonoff the Puppet Master, maybe they'd get some peace, have a little rest? You thought wrong. There are more Gung Ho Guns where those other oddballs came from, and you can bet those coming are just as strange as those who came before. Meet Midvalley the Hornfreak, a man who carries a saxophone and plays some really "killer" tunes. And then there's Zazie the Beast, a cute little fellow, but he's got something up his sleeve , or tucked into his eyelid (and it's probably got wings and multiple legs.) Sound interesting? It is. Trigun Maximum marches into more crazy battles, full of gunfire and humanity and frantic energy, a freaky mixture of pain, comedy, and mystery. Never a moment of rest for Vash the Stampede, a man whose body contains a planet-destroying gun, and whose credo is "Peace and Love!"
Yoko Matsushita - Descendants of Darkness 1.
As a Guardian of Death, Asato Tsuzuki has a lot to think about. First of all, there are all those dead people. Someone's got to escort them safely to the afterlife. Then there's all that bureaucracy. The affairs of death come with a lot of paperwork, budgetary concerns and endless arcana. Combining supernatural action with heavy dollops of romance, sex and humour, Descendants of Darkness proves one thing: Death is big business...and business is good!
Hiro Fujiwara - Maid-sama! 3.
In volume three, its Sports Festival time at school, and the over-achiever Misaki is doing her best to make sure that the girls come in first at the male-heavy Seika High School. Misaki will suffer any hardship to ensure success, even participating in the "Cosplay Race" designed to humiliate the least-athletic members of the school. Could a maid costume be waiting for Misaki? Then, Maid Café Latte has been thinking of some special events designed to attract customers. First up is Battle Maids night, themed after the Sentai Rangers series, and then it is Little Sister night. Misaki, who hates to fail at anything, gets put on the spot by her boss for not giving her all at work, and gives her the ultimatum of becoming the cutest Little Sister around or being fired. Into all this comes internet idol Aoi, who dresses in frills and lace and wants to work at Maid Café Latte. Only Usui sees Aoi's secret.
Jinsei Kataoka - Deadman Wonderland 1.
Framed for the brutal murders of his classmates by the mysterious Red Man, middle-school student Ganta Igarashii finds himself sentenced to death in the bizarre and fatal theme park/prison known as “Deadman Wonderland.” The inmates of this insane penitentiary fight for survival every day to provide entertainment for the masses. Ganta is determined to survive Deadman Wonderland and clear his name, but the price may be his soul…
Yoshiyuki Sadamoto - Neon Genesis Evangelion 11.
In 2015, the "Angels" have returned, and Shinji Ikari, a fourteen year-old child of the new Earth, is forced by his father Gendo--commander of the secret organization NERV--to pilot the monstrous biomechanical weapon called "Evangelion" to match the Angels' fearsome power... Once Shinji didn't care about anything; then he found people to fight for--only to learn that he couldn't protect them, or keep those he let into his heart from going away. As mankind tilts on the brink of the Third Impact, human feelings are fault lines; good, for cracking the world open, or bad, to be welded forever shut. Kaworu, the Angel of Free Will, now offers Shinji his own two choices--but what if neither is the right one...? Japan's most controversial anime series is over...but not the manga version of Neon Genesis Evangelion! Series co-creator Yoshiyuki Sadamoto's personal interpretation of the Evangelion characters and story is sure to intrigue new and old fans alike.In 2015, the "Angels" have returned, and Shinji Ikari, a fourteen year-old child of the new Earth, is forced by his father Gendo--commander of the secret organization NERV--to pilot the monstrous biomechanical weapon called "Evangelion" to match the Angels' fearsome power...
Hiro Mashima - Fairy Tail 1.
THE WICKED SIDE OF WIZARDRY Cute girl wizard Lucy wants to join the Fairy Tail, a club for the most powerful wizards. But instead, her ambitions land her in the clutches of a gang of unsavory pirates le by a devious magician. Her only hope is Natsu, a strange boy she happens to meet on her travels. Natsu’s not your typical hero – he gets motion sickness, eats like a pig, and his best friend is a talking cat. With friends like this, is Lucy better off with her enemies?
Sorachi Hideaki - Gin Tama 12.
Things I've Learned While Living with Gin (by Kagura) 1. Buildings get destroyed because they are in the way. 2. If you're going to stalk someone, watch out for pit-traps! 3. People who say Santa doesn't really exist actually want to believe in him. 4. Some people (Shinpachi) are always the butt of the joke. 5. No matter what Gin says, ice cream is a great prize for winning a snowball fight, uh-huh!
Karuho Shiina - Kimi ni Todoke 1.
Sawako Kuronuma is the perfect heroine...for a horror movie. With her jet-black hair, sinister smile and silent demeanor, she's often mistaken for Sadako, the haunting character from Ringu. Unbeknownst to but a few, behind her scary façade is a very misunderstood teenager. Shy and pure of heart, she just wants to make friends. But when Kazehaya, the most popular boy in class, befriends her, she's sure to make more than just that--she's about to make some enemies too!
Natsuki Takaya - Fruits Basket 4.
Tohru, Yuki, and Kyou have started their second year at school along with the new students, Momoji and Hatsuhara! A creepy surprise encounter with the infamous Akito leaves Tohru and Yuki shaken and Yuki's painful past with Akito is further revealed to the reader. The Sohma members worry about how this reappearance of Akito in Yuki's life will mean, though their main concern lies in how Akito will deal with Tohru. A few days following the incident, Ayame, the Snake zodiac Sohma member, (and Yuki's older brother!) shows up with the vow to rekindle the brothers' lost friendship. Easier said than done as Yuki's stubbornly disapproving of his wacky older brother high school past and unorthodox costume shop. Hatori interrupts Ayame's story-telling time - involving his experiences in High School - to bring him back to the Sohma Main House. Momiji reveals to Tohru his tear-jerking past of his mother who was unable to handle the Sohma 'curse.' Traumatized upon finding a baby rabbit in her arms instead of a boy after the birth, she has her memory erased to keep from losing her mind. Now, the only time they ever see each other is as strangers in Momo's father's company building. It's the anniversary of Tohru's mother's death so the group (Yuki, Tohru, Kyou, Hanajima and Arisa) goes to visit her grave. After a bit of the usual grieving traditions, Yuki and Kyou are shocked when the girls pull out the lunch and have a picnic right at the grave! The day ends in peace as Yuki and Kyou feel moved with this girl whose optimism knows no end.