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RUROUNI KENSHIN: RESTORATION VOLUME 1

Posted by RommelS On August - 12 - 2013
 RUROUNI KENSHIN © 1994 by Nobuhiro Watsuki/SHUEISHA Inc


RUROUNI KENSHIN © 1994 by Nobuhiro Watsuki/SHUEISHA Inc

It’s an alternate retelling of the beginning of the Kenshin saga and a prequel all in one volume! Kick ass!

 

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X VOLUME 3 3-IN-1 EDITION

Posted by RommelS On August - 12 - 2013

X VOLUME 3X gets more gripping, more enthralling and more tragic as the chapters unfold one after the other. Kamui’s aunt gives him the sacred sword but at a bloody cost. Kotori’s mind is potentially shattered by what she witnesses and her persistent dreams bear an ominous note. Meanwhile the Dragons of Earth and Heaven all begin to converge on Tokyo, the place where two futures will clash and the fate of Earth and humanity hang in the balance.

 

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K-ON! THE MOVIE

Posted by RommelS On August - 5 - 2013

K-ON THE MOVIEAfter two seasons of K-On!, it has now made the leap to the big screen as a 110-minute long feature film. Does this mean that there are any big differences between the series and the movie? No, not really. We still follow the five girls from the Light Music Club as they go about their daily lives. In that regard, the movie feels like a few episodes of the series merged together, albeit with a more elaborate and cohesive story than was usually the case in the series.

 

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TOKYO MAGNITUDE 8.0

Posted by RommelS On August - 5 - 2013

TOKYO MAGNITUDE 8.0SYNOPSIS:
The devastation is unleashed in the span of seconds. Yielding to centuries of unrelenting pressure, an ancient rift in the Earth gives way and a force equivalent to over a thousand atomic bombs erupts beneath the feet of the citizens of the world’s largest mega-cities! For the people of the greater Tokyo area, the results are catastrophic as even “earthquake-proof” buildings sway like weeds in the wind, gas mains rip open in gouts of flame, and huge sections of the city’s vital infrastructure are torn into shreds.

 

For sister and brother Mirai and Yuuki, who were caught in the earthquake while in Odaiba during summer holiday, it’s the start of a desperate journey back to their parent’s home in Setagaya. For motorcycle courier Mari, it means an equally frantic battle towards Sangenjaya and her own daughter and mother. Joining together in an epic odyssey through the mangled streets, these three must brave impossible obstacles and endure unspeakable hardships and heartbreak, with no way of knowing if their loved ones are even still alive.

 

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JIU JIU VOLUME 3

Posted by RommelS On August - 5 - 2013

JIU JIU VOLUME 3It’s the big meeting when the heads of the eight clans get together and Takamichi dreads it. She has to come face to face with a whack of old men that resent her and her half-breed Jiu Jiu. Plus she has a snarky ex-fiancé and a long time stoic fiancé waiting for her when she gets there.

 

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STROBE EDGE VOLUME 1

Posted by RommelS On August - 5 - 2013

STROBE EDGE VOLUME 1Shy girl Ninako has no self-awareness. She likes things because others tell her. She thinks something is cute or not depending on what people tell her. You might even question the girls intelligence when she thinks she might be in love with her best guy pal Daiki just because the girls in her class tell her the way she is with him proves she loves him. The girl has no clue. That starts to change when she gets closer to the popular boy Ren.

 

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COLORFUL THE MOTION PICTURE

Posted by RommelS On June - 5 - 2013

COLORFULREVIEW:

“Congratulations! You have won a second chance at life!” That’s what the main character in Colorful is told when he gets to the ‘station’ between this world and the afterlife. He gets to enter the body of Makoto, a boy who was troubled enough to commit suicide at the age of 14. There’s a condition for this second chance, however: he has six months to find out what he did wrong in his own life and repent, something that’s easier said than done when you have no memories of who you are or what your own life was like. If he succeeds, he can stay in Makoto’s body for the rest of his life. If not, he gets taken back to the ‘station’ between this world and the afterlife, possibly being stuck there for all eternity.

 

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PHI-BRAIN – PUZZLE OF GOD COLLECTION 1

Posted by RommelS On June - 5 - 2013

PHI-BRAIN COLLECTION 1SYNOPSIS:

Kaito Daimon is an ordinary high school student who just happens to be really good at puzzles. But when an upperclassman gives him a mysterious handheld device, he finds himself solving a very different kind of puzzle. A mysterious organization called the POG has taken an interest in him and wants to appoint him their newest Solver, someone who takes on puzzles created by people called Givers. But Kaito may also be a Phi-Brain, one whose puzzle-solving abilities transcend human limits. The POG is looking to cultivate this talent in the hope that he’ll be able to solve the legendary Puzzle of God.

 

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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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