Nisemonogatari

Fake Tale

Author: NISIOISIN

Publisher: Vertical

ISBN: 9781942993988

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Page: 280

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Unlike ne'er-do-well former vampire Araragi, his two younger sisters Karen and Tsukihi, who attend a private junior high, are little balls of energy and charisma that their peers look up to. That the "ka" in Karen and "hi" in Tsukihi are both written with the character for "fire" isn't the only reason they've come to be known as the Fire Sisters. Karen is the brawn and Tsukihi the brains of a vigilantism that the pair sees not merely as defending justice but as justice itself. They can't encounter a harmful fad without trying to hunt down a specific source that had a motive for spreading it. In their big brother's humble opinion, there is something fake and precarious about it all. In this first of two parts, the immediate sequel to the legendary BAKEMONOGATARI plunges us into the middle of summer vacation in the mostly peaceful rural town where the series is set. As our hero and narrator can say from experience, however, teenagers with too much free time on their hands can get stung pretty badly.
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Kizumonogatari

Author: Nishio Ishin,Nisioisin

Publisher: Vertical

ISBN: 9781941220979

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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A stand-alone prequel to the leading Monogatari (Kodansha) series by the 33-year-old novelist whose first printings are now second only to Haruki Murakami's, this story about a blond female vampire on a 'tourist visit' to the country is being adapted into an animated feature for Japanese theatrical release in late 2015/early 2016. High schooler Koyomi, encountering a dying vampire on his way home from purchasing age-restricted magazines, offers his blood and must face the three vampire hunters who have stolen his mistress's limbs.
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Sound! Euphonium (light novel)

Welcome to the Kitauji High School Concert Band

Author: Ayano Takeda

Publisher: Yen Press LLC

ISBN: 0316559806

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 192

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Finding herself, one note at a time... After a terrible disappointment at the All-Kyoto Concert Band Competition, music has lost its spark for Kumiko. But her first year at Kitauji High School is a chance for a fresh start. So when it comes time to choose a club, she can't resist joining the band again--even though they're simply terrible. The strict new club director has promised to whip them into shape to reach Nationals, but the trouble runs deeper than just a lack of practice. Plus, the discord within the club tugs at Kumiko's old insecurities. Will Kitauji High School find its rhythm before the competition? Will Kumiko?
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Nekomonogatari (Black): Cat Tale

Author: NISIOISIN.

Publisher: Vertical

ISBN: 9781945054488

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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In Bakemonogatari, Koyomi Araragi - a third year high school student who has recently survived a vampire attack - finds himself mixed up with all kinds of apparitions: gods, ghosts, myths, and spirits. However, in this sequel Nisemonogatari, we pick up right where Kizumonogatari left off and follow Koyomi as the psychological twists delve deeper and deeper...
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Imperfect Girl

Author: NISIOISIN,Mitsuru Hattori

Publisher: Kodansha Comics

ISBN: 1642120804

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 200

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The improbable imprisonment that transformed "I" into a novelist continues into a third, fourth and fifth day. "U" obsesses over formalities, as "I" quietly coaxes her into taking care of herself. As this bizarre farce of a kidnapping stretches towards the inevitable breaking point, "I" starts to discover the truth about "U", a truth he should never have learned…
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Nekomonogatari

Cat Tale

Author: NISIOISIN

Publisher: Vertical

ISBN: 9781945054495

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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Officially the start of Monogatari's second arc, Nekomonogatari (White) is written in Hanekawa's perspective. It is the first story in the series that's told from a different perspective than Araragi. After months since her last time turning into Black Hanekawa, Hanekawa finds a new oddity problem in the form of a white tiger that burns down buildings she had slept in the night before. The tiger is an oddity Hanekawa accidentally produced herself after years of domestic abuse that kept her from having her own room.
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Arakawa Under the Bridge, 2

Author: Hikaru Nakamura

Publisher: Vertical Comics

ISBN: 9781945054426

Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: 384

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Best-selling mangaka Hikaru Nakamura (Saint Young Men) makes her English language debut with this surreal comedy starring a 620-year-old water sprite, a man with a star for a head, a nun, and a samurai who runs a barber shop under Tokyo's Arakawa Bridge. Part 2 contains volumes 3 and 4 of the Japanese edition. Rec, insulted by the insinuation that he has nothing to contribute to the community under the bridge, decides to start a school. Rec's secretaries from his company in the outside world investigate his current situation, reports of which are sent back to his father, who then targets the river bank for redevelopment, threatening the idyllic lifestyle of the river bank denizens...
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Mardock Scramble Volume 1

Author: Tow Ubukata

Publisher: Kodansha Comics

ISBN: 1612625274

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 208

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"I'd rather be dead." Rune Balot was a lost girl with nothing to live for, when a man named Shell took her in and cared for her... until he tried to murder her. Standing at the precipice of death, Rune is saved by Dr. Easter, a private investigator, who uses an experimental procedure known as "Mardock Scramble 09." The procedure grants Balot extraordinary abilities and now Rune must decide whether to use her new powers to help Dr. Easter bring Shell to justice, or if she has the will to keep living a life that's been broken so badly. Includes special extras after the story!
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Attack on Titan: No Regrets Volume 1

No Regrets 1

Author: Gun Snark

Publisher: Kodansha Comics

ISBN: 1612629423

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 192

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THE THIEF AND THE SOLDIER The young Erwin Smith is a rising star in the Survey Corps, humanity's only hope of defeating the man-eating monsters known as Titans. Ruthless and dispassionate, Erwin's mind is devoted to strategies and intrigue. But beneath Erwin's feet is another world, the Underground, where humans are born and die surrounded by the garbage the Capital throws away. Here, the criminal Levi survives on his wits and agility. But when these two ambitious men cross paths, who will prove himself stronger? The long-awaited origin story of Levi and Erwin, two of Attack on Titan's most beloved characters!
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Mobile Suit Gundam WING, 5

Glory of the Losers

Author: Katsuyuki Sumisawa,Hajime Yadate

Publisher: Vertical Comics

ISBN: 9781945054389

Category:

Page: 200

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Following the actions of five fighter and their mobile suits (large robots made for destruction), Gundam Wing is a heavily political dramatic action work that is centred around a war between Earth and its surrounding colonies in space. A longtime hit of the Cartoon Network, Gundam Wing remains one of the most recognised Japanese titles in recent history spinning off a number of movie, books and model collections.
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The Cat who Blew the Whistle

Author: Lilian Jackson Braun

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780515118247

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Jim Qwilleran and his feline sleuths, Koko and Yum Yum, investigate the disappearance of a wealthy railroad buff--and alleged multimillion-dollar embezzler--a case that becomes complicated by red herrings, a tragic train wreck, and murder at a railroad tavern. Reprint. AB. PW.
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Mikagura School Suite

Stride After School

Author: Last Note

Publisher: One Peace Books

ISBN: 9781944937331

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Eruna Ichinomiya is preparing to enter high school, but there's just one problem--none of the schools interest her! The uniforms are all too boring, until she discovers Mikagura Academy. After Eruna miraculously passes the entrance exam, she discovers that Mikagura Academy isn't a typical school. Mikagura Academy only allows students to form culture-themed school clubs, participation in those clubs is compulsory, and there is a battle system where students must compete with each other as representatives of their clubs. Now Eruna must discover her own power and win her first battle!
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Nisemonogatari, Part 2

Fake Tale

Author: NISIOISIN.

Publisher: Vertical

ISBN: 9781942993995

Category:

Page: 298

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Originally planned to be the series' conclusion, "final" chapter "Tsukihi Phoenix" invites us back to the seemingly eventless country burg where supernatural afflictions abound and characters change their trademark hairstyles at the drop of a hat. Rest assured, dear reader, that the story continued in Japanese and will do so in translation. In the first half of Fake Tale, lost soul Araragi helped resolve his bigger little sister Karen's feverish run-in with a fraud. In this second half, he must attend to his littler little sister Tsukihi's issues, but not before staging the Toothbrush Episode that the acclaimed anime adaptation's viewers find quite memorable--whether they like to or not. As fraught with ominousness as a dark empty street, as unexpectedly full of feeling as an acid-tongued girlfriend, as sidesplittingly funny as a horny retired jock, and (maybe even) as educational as college in the best MONOGATARI tradition, this volume also introduces us to "ghostbusters" Yozuru Kagenui and Yotsugi Ononoki.
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Perfect Blue: Complete Metamorphosis

Author: Yoshikazu Takeuchi

Publisher: Seven Seas Entertainment, LLC.

ISBN: 1642753505

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: N.A

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Kirigoe Mima is in the third year of her career as a pure and innocent pop idol. Feeling like something big needs to change, she plans to give her image a major update. When the new Mima is revealed--complete with a sexy outfit and a risqué photo book–one of her most obsessive fans refuses to accept her transformation. To restore Mima to the innocent girl of her debut, he puts a terrifying plan to action that throws her life into chaos and mortal peril.
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Occultic;Nine

Author: Chiyomaru Shikura

Publisher: Seven Seas

ISBN: 9781626926615

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 280

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An all-new supernatural light novel series that inspired a hit anime! What happens when eight eccentrics cross paths on a paranormal blog run by a high school NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training)? A whole lot of weird! Gamon Yuta runs an occult-related site he hopes will one day make him rich. But before his dreams can come true, strange things occur when the lives of these nine oddballs collide. Can they solve a case that transcends reality and could alter the very fabric of our world?
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Reincarnation Blues

A Novel

Author: Michael Poore

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 039917849X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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A wildly imaginative novel about a man who is reincarnated over ten thousand lifetimes to be with his one true love: Death herself. “Tales of gods and men akin to Neil Gaiman’s Sandman as penned by a kindred spirit of Douglas Adams.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) First we live. Then we die. And then . . . we get another try? Ten thousand tries, to be exact. Ten thousand lives to “get it right.” Answer all the Big Questions. Achieve Wisdom. And Become One with Everything. Milo has had 9,995 chances so far and has just five more lives to earn a place in the cosmic soul. If he doesn’t make the cut, oblivion awaits. But all Milo really wants is to fall forever into the arms of Death. Or Suzie, as he calls her. More than just Milo’s lover throughout his countless layovers in the Afterlife, Suzie is literally his reason for living—as he dives into one new existence after another, praying for the day he’ll never have to leave her side again. But Reincarnation Blues is more than a great love story: Every journey from cradle to grave offers Milo more pieces of the great cosmic puzzle—if only he can piece them together in time to finally understand what it means to be part of something bigger than infinity. As darkly enchanting as the works of Neil Gaiman and as wisely hilarious as Kurt Vonnegut’s, Michael Poore’s Reincarnation Blues is the story of everything that makes life profound, beautiful, absurd, and heartbreaking. Because it’s more than Milo and Suzie’s story. It’s your story, too. Praise for Reincarnation Blues “The most fun you’ll have reading about a man who has been killed by both catapult and car accident.”—NPR “This book made me laugh out loud. And then a page later, it made me sob. Reminiscent of Tom Robbins and Christopher Moore, Poore finds humor in the dark absurdities of life.”—Chicago Review of Books “Charming . . . surprisingly light and uplifting . . . It reads like a writer having fun.”—New York Journal of Books
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The Fire Sisters

Author: A. G. Henley

Publisher: Central Park Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 241

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"A fantastic end to a wonderful series!! I am sad to see all the characters go." ★★★★★ Fennel and Peree are finally together and safe from the Scourge in the protected village of Koolkuna. Except, on the day of their partnering ceremony the children of the village are stolen away—Fenn's loyal companion, Kora, among them. Fenn and Peree join a small search party led by rival Kaiya, the one person who stands a chance of finding the children thanks to her mysterious past. As they travel away from the safe waters of Koolkuna and into the Scourge-infested wilds, Fenn endures Kai's scorn, her subtle designs on Peree, and the squabbling of the group, but nothing in her life so far has prepared her for the fierce warrior women who will steal others' children to preserve their own existence—the Fire Sisters. If Fenn is to survive the threat of the Scourge, rescue the children from the Sisters, and have a hope of making a life with Peree in Koolkuna, she must face her fear of failure and loss and become the leader she's destined to be. "Two thumbs up and one question. Why are you still reading this instead of ordering these books?" ★★★★★ The Fire Sisters is the final book of the Brilliant Darkness fantasy romance series. Fans of Divergent and Under the Never Sky will love this series about a blind girl who alone can protect her forest people from terrifying flesh-eating creatures.
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Spice & Wolf

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780316469920

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Page: N.A

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Spice and Wolf is ten years old! To commemorate this anniversary, Yen Press is producing a lavish tome collecting all seventeen original volumes of Spice and Wolf. Beautifully bound and impressively designed to give the impression of a medieval manuscript, the book will also include all of illustrator Jyuu Ayakura's original illustrations. This book will be the crown jewel in any collector's library!
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Usurper of the Sun

Author: Housuke Nojiri

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 1421539888

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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Aki Shiraishi is a high school student working in the astronomy club and one of the few witnesses to an amazing event--someone is building a tower on the planet Mercury. Soon, the enigmatic Builders have constructed a ring around the sun, and the ecology of Earth is threatened by its immense shadow. Aki is inspired to pursue a career in science, and the truth. She must determine the purpose of the ring and the plans of its creators, as the survival of both species--humanity and the alien Builders--hangs in the balance. -- VIZ Media
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The Empty Box and Zeroth Maria, Vol. 1 (light novel)

Author: Eiji Mikage

Publisher: Yen Press LLC

ISBN: 0316561231

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Kazuki Hoshino treasures nothing more than his ordinary life, and March 2 should have been an ordinary day. The arrival of a transfer student, the mysterious Aya Otonashi, shouldn't have shattered the world he knows. He's never seen this girl before in his life, but she says she's met him thousands of times--and declares war on him for a crime he can't even remember... As the truth begins to unravel, nothing is as it seems, and at the heart of it all is a wish powerful enough to change everything...
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