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BLEACH BOX SET 12

Posted by RommelS On August - 22 - 2013

BLEACH UNCUT VOLUME 12SYNOPSIS:
In the wake of their battle with Kumoi’s assassins, Ichigo and Rukia follow Rurichiyo to the Soul Society to face the royal Kasumiohji Clan and stop Rurichiyo’s sham wedding. They manage to win the new captain of Squad Three, Shusuke Amagai, to their side, but finding Rurichiyo will be no easy task with all Thirteen Court Guard Squads after them!

 

Contains episodes 180-193 on three discs in a hard single sized case.

 

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07 – GHOST VOLUME 1

Posted by RommelS On August - 22 - 2013

07 GHOST VOLUME 1Teito grew up a battle slave. He has fighting skills that can kill yet barely any memory of where he came from. At the elite academy to the military he is shunned by all except his kind friend Mikage. Together they face the brutal exams to become officers, it is an exam others have died taking and one Teito intends to win. However, things take a startling and deadly turn when painful memories resurface, a secret hints at Teito’s violent past, and a missing relic could lead to doom.

 

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NATSUYKI RENDEZVOUS COMPLETE COLLECTION

Posted by RommelS On August - 12 - 2013

NATSUYKI RENDEZVOUSSYNOPSIS:
Hazuki may be near-sighted, but he knows true beauty when he sees it and the delicate form of flower shop owner Rokka draws him in like a bee to honey.  So, hoping to cultivate a relationship between them, Hazuki takes a part-time job at her shop, only to discover two huge thorns preventing the nurturing of any romance.  The first, the fact that Rokka is still grieving for her late husband Shimao, would be enough to snip most men’s ardor short, but it’s the second that really threatens to make Hazuki’s forlorn hopes wilt.  Because while Shimao is most definitely deceased, he hasn’t yet departed, and his spirit is still living in Rokka’s apartment!

 

Except… only Hazuki can see him, which leads to a very strange romantic triangle indeed.  Are Hazuki’s chances with Rokka as dead as the man who still lives in her house?  Or can he somehow make love blossom even though there’s an interloper pushing up the daisies between them?  One way or another, the ground’s going to be rocky and someone or something’s likely to get cut off in the bud!

 

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MAGI VOLUME 1 (ADVANCE REVIEW)

Posted by RommelS On August - 12 - 2013
MAGI © 2009 Shinobu OHTAKA/SHOGAKUKAN

MAGI © 2009 Shinobu OHTAKA/SHOGAKUKAN

In this creative adaptation and new vision of Aladdin and the magic lamp, Ohtaka has made an engaging adventure sure to appeal to readers who enjoy exuberant adventures filled with heart.

 

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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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