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BODY GUARD

Posted by Sandra On June - 5 - 2013

BODY GUARDWhen you think of Hollywood, what sticks in your mind the most? The glitz, the glamour, or the endless cash that fuels the lifestyles of the rich and famous? Maybe it’s all these things and more, but for Takahiro, he thinks of nothing but disappointment as his father has married Hollywood actress Elizabeth Adley who he has fallen head over heels in love with – and moved to Japan to be closer to her. He on the other hand has to leave  as he wants him to move too – a new hotel room awaits him, but not everything in tinsel town is wonderful – something evil lurks.

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MAGICIAN VOLUME: 1

Posted by Sandra On June - 5 - 2013

MAGICIAN Some men lead normal lives, while others lead double ones. In Ryuuichi’s case, he leads a double life; by day he’s a famous magician, while after hours, he acts as a detective chasing clues and leads to special cases, and sometimes murders. As he is the consummate showman, he directs everything he does with flair and elan as if he was still the magician.  As in a great deal of shojo manga, the male character is as handsome as the women, and Ryuuichi has beauty in abundance in this with his short, feminine hairstyle, striking eyes and full sensuous lips, he is the perfect protagonist. To be honest, he might remind readers of a sexier version of Gin Ichimaru from Bleach. He is questioned for his use of lipstick in the manga, but anyone can imagine that the girls like a bit of femininity in their men.

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KIDS ON THE SLOPE COMPLETE COLLECTION

Posted by RommelS On June - 2 - 2013

KIDS ON THE SLOPESYNOPSIS:

It’s the summer of 1966 and high school freshman Kaoru Nishimi is struggling to adjust to the latest of many moves in his young life, this time to his uncle’s home in the seaside town of Kyushu.  It’s never easy adjusting.  It’s never easy fitting in.

 

But this time will be different.  This time he’ll meet friends who will change his life forever.  And he’ll discover a new passion, one that grabs his heart and rocks him to his very soul.

 

It’s music.  A beat.  A whole new way of looking at life.  It’s called jazz, and together with bad boy Sentaro and music store girl Ritsuko, they’re going to follow their muse to wherever their music takes them!

 

You think garage bands are something new?  Think again and travel to as time when dreams and a couple of musical instruments really could change the world.  Get ready to be blown away by a tale of life, love and all that jazz in Kids on the Slope!

 

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NEO ANGELIQUE ABYSS COMPLETE COLLECTION

Posted by RommelS On June - 2 - 2013

NEO ANGELIQUE ABYSSSYNOPSIS:

Since time immemorial, the land of Arcadia has been plagued by monsters called the Thanatos. Only Purifiers, rare individuals born with the ability to destroy the Thanatos and heal those they’ve harmed, can stop them. But now, a young medical student named Angelique is about to turn things on their head. She is Arcadia’s first female Purifier and may even be the prophesied Queen’s Egg who will save it. Together with her friends, Angelique must defend Arcadia from threats both monstrous and human and find her destiny.

 

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JIU JIU VOLUME 1

Posted by RommelS On June - 2 - 2013

JIUJIU © Touya Tobina 2009/HAKUSENSHA, Inc.

It’s a dark and dramatic new supernatural series about a girl exorcist haunted by a traumatizing past and her friendship with her two Jiu Jiu – supernatural creatures bonded to her to help take down the big bad demons. Takmichi was born into a family of hunters, those people with the supernatural gift to see and slay demons. A long time ago though, her brother was killed protecting her and it forever scarred her. She refuses to show feelings and instead will not get close to anyone for fear of feeling that pain again or worse – someone else getting killed to save her. So she thinks if she makes sure no one likes her, then no one will ever be put in danger trying to save her. It would almost work except for her two shape-shifting familiars’ Night and Snow. They can turn into wolves or handsome young men and they are devoted to her, whether she likes it or not!

 

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JIU JIU VOLUME 2

Posted by RommelS On June - 2 - 2013
JUI JUI VOLUME 2

JIUJIU © Touya Tobina 2012/HAKUSENSHA, Inc.

A heat wave hits and it is having an unusual effect on Night and Snow. Takamichi kicks them out of her bed only to regret it later. It turns out she’s getting far more attached to her familiars than she was willing to let on. The theme of loneliness keeps up in this issue as well as the theme of bonds.

 

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PERSONA 4 – COLLECTION 2

Posted by RommelS On May - 27 - 2013

PERSONA 4 COLLECTION 2SYNOPSIS:

The mystery of the murders seems to have been solved, but the riddle of the Velvet Room and the lethal Midnight Channel is an enigma that Yu and the other students who form the Investigation Team have yet to crack. That’s to say nothing of the question of how their powers of Persona work in the first place, and how the fictional Kuma can exist in the real world. As conundrums wrap in conundrums and the school year burns inexorably towards a blistering summer, the team must prepare for the most deadly challenge yet while still pretending to lead normal high school lives.

 

Unfortunately, that won’t be easy under the evil eye of their new homeroom teacher. And when Detective Shirogane reenters the game with new information about irregularities in the police investigation and clues that may lead to an entirely different conclusion, both team and detective find themselves playing the role of prey once more! The body count is on the rise, the Shadows attack and new Persona are about to ascend as the Midnight Channel launches the ultimate cancellation program!

 

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SHAKUGAN NO SHANA SEASON 1

Posted by RommelS On May - 27 - 2013

SHAKUGAN NO SHANA SEASON 1SYNOPSIS:

Wielding a blazing sword, Shana is a fiery huntress whose sole purpose is to fight demon-like beings that consume human lives. To reduce the impact on the human realm, Shana turns the slain into shadows of their former selves. Once a flame that represents their remaining life goes out, they fade from existence. This should have been Yuji’s fate, but when he discovers he holds a special power that ignites a newfound strength in Shana, they join forces in her ongoing mission to maintain the balance between the ordinary world and the supernatural. Contains the entire 24 episodes first season!

 

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TIGER & BUNNY VOLUME 1

Posted by RommelS On May - 27 - 2013

TIGER AND BUNNY VOLUME 1This is a new manga series based on the hit anime series of the same name!

 

About 45 years ago, super-powered humans started to make an appearance.  Called NEXT, these superheroes started to use their powers for good and corporate sponsorship.  Through a show named Hero TV, the heroes thwart crime and save the day while being ranked to determine who will be the King of Heroes!

 

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LIBRARY WARS : LOVE AND WAR VOLUME 8

Posted by RommelS On May - 27 - 2013

LIBRARY WARS VOLUME 8Iku Kasahara is cleared!  But before that happened, she had a meeting with the man who got her into this mess in the first place.  He tried to bribe her into giving a message to his brother in exchange for the charges being dropped.  She very firmly said “No!”.  To make sure she was safe, Instructor Dojo followed her and interrupted at exactly the right time!

 

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TIGER & BUNNY – PART 1

Posted by RommelS On May - 23 - 2013

TIGER AND BUNNY PART 1SYNOPSIS:

Stern Bild City is a thriving metropolis where superheroes called “NEXTs” protect the streets, sponsors pull the strings, and a hugely popular show called Hero TV captures all of it. Veteran hero Kotetsu Kaburagi (a.k.a. Wild Tiger) and hotheaded new hero Barnaby Brooks, Jr. (nicknamed Bunny by his friends) are forced to team up not only to protect Stern Bild City, but to earn as many points on Hero TV as possible.

 

Joined by a diverse cast of heroes, all with different powers and answering to their own corporate sponsors, Tiger and Bunny must find a way to work together, uncover the secret of the “Ouroboros,” and earn enough points to become this year’s King of Heroes.

 

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PENGUINDRUM COLLECTION 1

Posted by RommelS On May - 23 - 2013

PENGUINDRUM COLLECTION 1SYNOPSIS:

Once you make a decision, does the universe conspire to make it happen? Is destiny a matter of chance, a matter of choice, or the complex outcome of thousands of warring strands of fate? All twins Kanba and Shoma know is that when their terminally ill sister Himari collapses at the aquarium, Her death is somehow temporarily reversed by the penguin hat that she had asked for. It’s a provisional resurrection, however, and it comes at a price: to keep Himari alive they need to find the mysterious Penguindrum.

 

In order to do that, they must first find the links to a complex interlocking chain of riddles that has wrapped around their entire existence, and unravel the knots that tie them to mystifying diary and a baffling string of strangers and semi-acquaintances who all have their own secrets, agendas, and “survival strategies”. And in order for Himari to live, someone else’s chosen destiny will have to change.

 

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STRIKE WITCHES SERIES TWO

Posted by RommelS On May - 23 - 2013

STRIKE WITCHES SERIES 2SYNOPSIS:

The lovely ladies of the 501st Joint Fighter Wing are back to battle a new breed of alien invader! The extraterrestrial menace known as the Neuroi have returned to Earth, and even a direct hit won’t stop these monsters. The Strike Witches are Earth’s last line of defense, but they’ll have to learn some new tricks to survive this dogfight – and win the war on pants once and for all!

 

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A DEVIL AND HER LOVE SONG VOLUME 3

Posted by RommelS On May - 23 - 2013

A DEVIL AND HER LOVE SONG VOLUME 3The upcoming choral presentation has more than one saboteur making life hard for Maria in the latest volume. The teacher continues to create problems, but a greater monkey in the works is the return of the student Hana. She comes off as all nice and friendly but she’s really conniving and manipulative. Maria isn’t fooled for a minute. From taking Maria’s cross to dividing the choral presentation, Hana goes all out to destroy Maria.

 

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BLEACH THE MOVIE 1: MEMORIES OF NOBODY

Posted by Sandra On May - 9 - 2013

BLEACH MEMORIES OF NOBODYThis is the first movie in the series, and what considered as the start of three full-length episodes where substitute Soul Reaper, Ichigo Kurosaki has to help his friends in certain cases that come up.

 

Normally it involves Hollows, but in this case Ichigo comes in touch with a strange girl called Senna who looks like a Soul Reaper, but on seeing her, Ichigo realizes that there is an influx of Blanks. These are already passed over souls who have no memories and they are aimlessly wandering around causing trouble. They are on their trail, but have no idea why it happened and who the ringleader is. Ichigo only remembers that Kon has seen a dark figure hanging around the Blanks. He doesn’t have to wait long, though as Senna is captured and held by The Dark Ones, a faction who are out to cause trouble wherever they go.

 

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