May 15, 2008

new manga, 5.15.08

With the Light: raising an autistic child, Keiko Tobe v. 1 + v. 2
Born during the sunrisean auspicious beginning the Azumas newborn son is named Hikaru, which means light. But during one play date, his mother notices that her son is slightly different from the other children. In this alternately heartwarming and bittersweet tale, a young mother tries to cope with both the overwhelming discovery of her childs autism and the trials of raising him while keeping her family together. This is a story that resonates not only for those whose families have been affected by autism, but also for all past, present, and future parents.

To Terra, v. 2 + v. 3, Keiko Takemiya
Jomy Marcus Shin has led the telepathic Mu race into hiding on Naska, a planet abandoned long before by human colonists. Naska provides a temporary home, but it is no substitute for Terra. The first Mu children in hundreds of years to be conceived naturally are born there, giving the Mu the promise of a bright future. Their fragile peace, however, may soon be shattered...

Death Note v. 13: How to Read
An encyclopedic guide to the Death Note manga series, including character bios, storyline summaries, interviews with creators Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, production notes and commentaries, and bonus manga pages.

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Azumanga Daioh #01: Azumanga the Manga Daioh Omnibus, Kiyohiko Azuma
High school: a time of friends, memories... and biting cats? Leering teachers? And is that penguin carrying a tray?! Welcome to Azumanga Daioh, the acclaimed story from writer/illustrator Kiyohiko Azuma (Yotsubaand!) about the humor and wonder of teenage life. Join the brainy Chiyo-chan, spaced-out Osaka, over-the-top Tomo, soft-spoken Sakaki, hair-trigger Yomi and brash Kagura as they fumble their way toward graduation and the future, collected here for the first time in a single volume.

Pet Shop of Horrors, #6
Count D and Detective Orcot find themselves bound, gagged, and held at gunpoint deep in the jungles of South America after they are abducted by Peruvian terrorists. With one chance at survival, Leon must put his faith in Count D and his exotic pets.

Pet Shop of Horrors #10

Manga Pro Superstar Workshop: How to Create and Sell Comics and Graphic Novels, Colleen Doran
Manga Studio starts off by giving readers a brief intro to what Original English Language (OEL) manga is, then covers how to develop stories in the Japanese manga style versus a traditional US style of comics while using tools manga artists use for professional results. Readers will also benefit from such insider tips as how top manga artists really work in collaboration to produce 100+ pages of finished art a month; how to create a cover for their manga; how to develop their own authentic style that suits the tastes of other manga readers; and how to submit a book package to a publisher. Adapted to the needs of beginners with step-by-step instructions, these topics are not covered in any other manga how-to books.

Naruto, #26 + #28
#26: The battle between Sasuke and Naruto continues as the former best friends find themselves to be the fiercest foes either have ever faced. Can both survive now that the stakes are so high? The answer will surprise everyone!

#28: Naruto returns! It's been two years since Naruto left to train with Jiraiya. Now he reunites with his old friends to find out he's still not the most accomplished of his former teammates. But when one of them is kidnapped, it's up to Naruto to prove he's got the stuff to save him!

Fruits Basket #19
As the Fruits Basket saga continues, the relationship between Tohru and Kyo becomes increasingly complicated. Tohru realizes that she'll have to create some sort of trigger to break Kyo's curse to save him. But what can cure Kyo? The answer is right inside this next volume of the super-popular Fruits Basket!

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Ranma 1/2 #36
The Final Volume!
After sixteen years the longest running manga series in America has finally come to an incredible ending! That's right, this is the conclusion to one of the most outrageous, entertaining, and endearing manga stories the world has ever known. This volume will answer all your questions (no peeking at the end)! Does Ranma break his gender-flipping curse? For that matter, does anybody find a way to reverse the effects of the legendary cursed spring? Does Mousse get Shampoo? Does Kuno finally get his little red-headed pig-tailed girl? Does the panty-grabbin' Happosai pilfer enough undergarments to be satisfied? And yes, the ultimate question will be answered: do Ranma and Akane get married? Find out inside!

Nana, v.9
Takumi and Hachi are getting married, but it's far from a joyous announcement. Nobu and Nana are devastated, and even Takumi's bandmates take the news hard. With paparazzi skulking around for a new scandal to exploit and tensions between Trapnest and Blast on high alert, will Hachi ever get her happily ever after?

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