Plain, timid and obsessed with jellyfish, Tsukimi is a far cry from her idea of a princess. Her tepid life as a jobless illustrator comes complete with roommates who harbor diehard hobbies that solidify their status as hopeless social rejects. These wallflowers run a tight, nun-like ship, but their no-men-allowed-not-no-one-not-no-how bubble is unwittingly burst after Tsukimi brings home a rescued sea jelly and a beauty queen… who’s actually a guy. When the threat of losing their cozy convent inspires this glamour boy to turn the neurotic entourage into a portrait of success, will Tsukimi take her chance to bloom, or will she end up a hot mess?
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Not your average slice of shoujo! It starts of light and comedic. Mizuki is a very handsome girl, so handsome she looks like a boy from a yaoi novel. She’s part of a band that a pretty boy named Akira adores and wants to be the lead singer. He’s pretty enough to pass as a girl. She’s used to the accolades and adoration of girls yet feels no passion for them, so when Akira shows up and her heart won’t stop racing it puts Mizuki in a tailspin she won’t soon recover from!
Lad helps the people of Honey Waters battle the Gaichuu, a giant metal clad bug-like monster that can eat people’s hearts (their most heartfelt memories), but the town still does not warm up to the Letter Bees. Lad has worked hard to become a Letter Bee, one of the few who braves the dangers in Amberground, a place of darkness, to help light people’s lives with messages from the heart. Letter Bees are special messengers, and Lad will do all he can to be the best in hopes of finding his friend Gauche who has disappeared.
This epic film is part biographic, part war story, and part historical drama and adventure. It follows the life of Kong Qui, the man to become known as Confucius. The film focuses on his life in his fifties when he becomes Minister for the Kingdom of Lu. It was a time of warring states and his wisdom helped the kingdom overcome many threats, often thanks to his astute intelligence and insight with a penchant towards compassion and benevolence. Due to this, many possible wars were avoided without any bloodshed. However, as a particular threat grows, certain nobles of the kingdom seek to oust the philosopher and scholar. They succeed. His resignation leads to a new chapter in his life as a wandering philosopher. He has many devoted disciples, but faces much hardship over the many years of his wandering. The film comes full circle when war gravely threatens Lu and Confucius has a choice to make.
One Christmas Eve, Hiro Hirono helps Miyako, the victim of a purse snatching, and discovers that she goes to the same school he does. To the dismay of his childhood friend, Kei, Hiro starts hanging out with Miyako. But Kei isn’t about to let a new girl in Hiro’s life take him away from her, and sets out to prove that she’s the only one for him.
When Renji Asou meets Chihiro Shindou at an abandoned train station, he doesn’t notice anything unusual at first. But he soon discovers that she suffers from a rare form of amnesia and can only remember things for thirteen hours. Chihiro dreams of writing a novel, but her amnesia has made it an impossible task. Renji is determined to help her fulfill her dream.
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Mafuyu returns home during summer break but it is anything but restful! Her mother thinks she got expelled and boots her out. Her friends from her old gang don’t want her back, and a big war is brewing between her old East High pals and the West High hooligans!
Rig-mertians are one of the most powerful races in the entire universe, and Maximus has to use one at his disposal to take out an army who had previously tried to use a mind-control device on him in order to make him work for them. He cannot forgive this slight, and has Zolabarth accomplish a task he can’t. Maximus has needs of another kind though, and when Zolabarth isn’t terrorising an army of his choice, he can change his shape to suit his master’s every desire.
If you have enough money, you can buy anything, so why wait for an organ you need to become available? Raised to be harvested for parts, Ray had already lost her eyes when renegade surgeon Black Jack rescued her. Now, ten years later, she has grown up to be a surgeon herself. Thanks to the unique artificial eyes she received as replacements, she has a reputation for performing incredible medical operations that no one else could even attempt.
But unknown to any but a select few, her surgical endeavors are only part of a greater mission: to discover what happened to the other children she was raised with, and to find the men who stole the eyes she was born with and to bring them to justice.
This is a great new shoujo with a one of a kind heroine. Maria was expelled from her school, betrayed by her closest friends and utterly alone. She transfers from her Catholic school to a public school that has no idea what to make of the self-possessed girl with the strong intuitive streak that says exactly what she sees – like it or not. She has an uncanny knack for seeing people for who they really are deep down and telling them so, despite the consequences. It doesn’t win her any friends except for two boys. Cheerful Yusuke and reserved Shin cannot seem to help themselves from wanting to lend a hand to this girl who is struggling to keep her faith in humanity. Thus unfolds the romantic dramedy that is A Devil and Her Love Song.
Extraordinarily cute, with characters that are as sweet as their names, Cinnamoroll is a puppy that can fly with his ears. He goes on adventures with his friends Mocha, Espresso, Cappuccino, Chiffon and wee and adorable Milk. The stories are short, perfect to read for someone wanting something light and fun and adorable for bedtime stories for children.
Shay’s Story is a two volume graphic novel tale that serves as a form of prequel and fills in spots unexplored in the Uglies series. The story is quite aptly about Shay. It follows her first introduction to the Crims, a group of Uglies who have yet to have the Surge to turn them into the Pretties.
Tsukune, Moka and the rest of the gang return for another year at Yokai Academy – where the supernatural student body rules the school!
Tsukune’s a real slacker in the human world, but in the monster realm he scores an A+ as a high school heartthrob. Keeping up with a hellacious bunch of hot demon girls has its perks, but Moka’s bratty little sister could burst the love bubble. His pain is her pleasure – and if the tart has her way, Tsukune can kiss Moka’s sweet side goodbye. Family values take new meaning when a MILF fight breaks out on campus, too. So forget what you know about home-economics class, because these ghouls gone wild always cook up trouble!
If Misaki Ayuzawa didn’t already have enough problems being the first female student council president of the formerly all-male Seika High School and carrying on a secret double life as a waitress at a local maid cafe by night, the fact that she may be starting to have feelings for Usui, the first boy to discover her dual life, has pushed her nerves to the breaking point. But fate certainly won’t leave it at that, and now she has to deal with a new guy who is not only extremely anti-girl, but a hypnotist as well!
Toss in an organized crime cartel that wants to replace the maid cafe with a butler bistro, some very annoying new transfer students, and the inevitable trip to the hot springs and everyone is guaranteed to end up in hot water one way or another!
In the mid 19th century, no one believes in fairies anymore except for Lydia. She has her mother’s gift of the second sight and can see and interact with fairies. She has even taken up her family’s proud profession of being a fairy doctor and trying to help maintain a happy coexistence between fairies and humans, even if humans don’t believe her. In fact, Lydia has had a rough time of it, bullied and abused throughout her life because she looked and acted differently, never fitting in and yet despite all of that, she holds an infinite kindness towards all, wanting to help everyone. Even if that person is an earl that has kidnapped her.
Mizuki runs track and to be closer to her inspiration, high jumper Sano, she disguises herself as a boy and enrolls in the same all boys’ high school he attends. This isn’t to stalk him like some romance obsessed fool, but to be close to the boy that motivated her as an athlete and a person. However she could not have anticipated that he would end up being her roommate! Get ready for the ever charming delight that is the romantic comedy Hana Kimi, now offered for the first time with three volumes in one big manga collection!
The manga is as endearing as it is fun. She quickly immerses herself in life as a boy but has problems, one big one is that she is unaware of: Sano has figured out that ‘he’ is really a she. However Sano is a decent guy and does not spill her secret, but also for fear of ruining his friendship and wanting to protect her, he does not tell Mizuki he knows her secret. He thinks if she wants him to know, she’ll tell him when the time is right, but with all the shenanigans at this school, that might prove difficult.