Nanami has been chosen to be the shrine deity even though she’s human. But being a shrine goddess sure does make it hard to focus on human things like attending school and keeping up with friends. Plus it doesn’t help that she’s developing a god-sized crush on her way too pretty guardian fox spirit guy, the cunning and handsome Tomoe!
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Do you love racing enough to die for it? Your life is on the line when you race the Redline!
This is a phenomenal spectacle in animation! It is set in the distant future, in a galaxy far away where die hard race fans still compete in supped up cars at death defying speeds to win it all – the glory, the fame and for some, the money. JP is a racer who has racing in his blood. He could be a serious contender but his past and ties to the criminal syndicate force him into having to take the fall in races he dearly longs to give his all to win. However Redline has more than a few surprise and many dangers. For one, the planet the final race is to be held on is a surprise announcement where not the racers or even the planet knows until the announcement. When it is announced to be Roboworld, a military planet that has no desire to hold the race and is fine killing anyone that tries, racers drop out. JP suddenly is given the chance of a lifetime and a chance at the beautiful number 1 racer Sonoshee.
Remember those nightmares you had as a child, where your toys came to life? That’s the reality that Jun Sakurada suddenly finds himself living in when Shinku arrives in a box. She’s the first of several magical Rozen Maidens to invade the secluded life he has made for himself since refusing to attend school anymore and living the life of a hermit. Worse, he finds himself magically bound to Shinku, his life force powering hers, and she’s not too crazy about the way he’s been living his life.
Unfortunately, fixing everything that’s wrong with Jun is going to have to take a back seat to making sure that Shinku survives the Alice Game, a competition that pits Rozen Maiden against Rozen Maiden for the prize of becoming a real girl, while the losers’ life essence is drained and they become lifeless toys again. In order to win this deadly game, Jun and Shinku will have to find a way to work together – but to do that they’ll have to start trusting each other first!
Biochemistry is a tough subject to wrap one’s head around, but luckily the Manga Guide series from No Starch Press has again come through with a guide that makes the material easy to access and fun to digest by way of a manga styled comic book format. It makes the subject matter easily accessible through large diagrams and the characters in the manga as they dial down the concepts by first introducing them by way of the girl tackling a diet.
Jumping right into the Disappearance of Haruhi arc that’s taking place in the original manga series, Haruhi chan summarizes the main plot in its own silly outlandish way. The dimension has shifted and Kyon finds himself thrown into a Haruhi Free world. Will he be able to track down the pieces of the puzzle and put everything back to normal?
In the Kingdom of Fiore, powerful wizards make their living by joining magical guilds and contracting out their services to become “wizards for hire.” Harnessing the forces of Dragon Fire, Ice, Weaponry, and the Zodiac, four young wizards of the infamous guild Fairy Tail team up to seek their fortunes. Growing stronger with every mission, they travel the countryside helping people and battling rival guilds, but with personalities as different as their magic skills, this team may end up doing more damage than good.
When a fight breaks out at Fumizuki Academy, nobody throws a single punch. Instead, the students utilize the school’s technology to summon Avatars, pint-sized stand-ins with battle powers based on academic ability. That “academic ability” part is bad news for Yoshii: he’s an idiot, stuck in lowly Class F with the slackers. If these misfits want to escape their dump of a classroom and earn some respect, they’ll have to fight their way up the ranks and take on Class A, the Academy’s brightest students. It’s going to be tough, that’s for sure, but once the underachievers of Class F get motivated, they don’t give up – and Yoshii can’t even spell surrender!
Ando and Junya find Anderson in a burning house surrounded by a mob. Ando had waffled on stepping forward in life or holding back on his powers and what they might do, but with his friend in trouble, Ando will have to decide once and for all if he will run away or fight to the finish.
Rinna and her cheer squad get through the inter-high competition with a few bumps – the biggest being that she will be the new cheer captain next year and her rival Meiko’s school captain will be none other than Subaru – the boy she loves!
A clandestine organization known as the MBI has issued an edict that threatens to end the lives of Minato and his luscious companions once and for all! The cutthroat organization’s Sekirei Plan will force all busty brawlers and their masters to engage in a flesh-baring fight to the finish. Only one amazing pair will be left standing when this curvaceous cavalcade of carnage has come to a conclusion. Does Minato have what it takes to survive the bombastic barrage of breast-jiggling blows coming his way?
The Pictorians have arrived from deep in space. They also have dangly glow-balls on their heads, which is kinda cool, but still. The freaky aliens are using use their crazy rainbow-beam-thingy to paint everything on Earth the same colour: white! See, now the title of the movie makes more sense, right? Anyway, if the Pictorians are to be stopped, the Allied guys and the Axis boys – plus some new characters, too – must set aside their differences, unite against their common foe, and hopefully get together for a sweaty workout to make sure they’re super-ready to save the world!
The third film opens up with gripping animation and offers a suspenseful, action filled emotional story. Right away the movie grabs you with phenomenal animation as we witness the Seireitei under attack. Afterwards no one has any memories of Rukia or Ichigo. Feeling the loss, Ichigo senses his bond to Rukia and goes to investigate. He is immediately seen as the possible cause of the strange and overwhelming attach and treated as an enemy by his fellow Soul Reapers. Ichigo now has to find Rukia, save her in time from those who may have targeted her, and fight his friends who are now out to kill him!
Hunny and Mori are about to graduate but first they are going to fight each other in a duel – seriously! Apparently Mori feels he has something to say to Hunny but can’t do so unless he defeats Hunny in battle. The two are going all out in this match. But what could be so important for Mori to say that he’s willing to come to blows to say it?
The battle to harness the power of the seven Dragon Balls explodes in vivid detail like never before. The Dragon Box features over 40 uncut episodes, remastered and restored frame by frame, rendering the legendary action in pristine clarity. Each episode is presented in Japanese and English with the complete opening and closing credits and includes the original episode previews.
Some say that life is like an unfolding tapestry, but living at the Hidamari Apartments is more like being part of a patchwork quilt; one that constantly changes as bits and pieces of the lives and dreams of the young artists who make this extraordinary residence their home are added to the ever-expanding pattern.
When we first met Yuno, she’d just been accepted to the prestigious Yamabuki Art School and it was up to her new neighbors at Hidamari to help her find her way in the big scary world. Now a seasoned vet of the Hidamari Apartments herself, Yuno’s newest challenge is to help the latest arrivals, Nazuna and Nori, acclimate to life on their own. Of course, since it is Hidamari, there are still lots of trials and tribulations ahead, and nothing will ever go quite as expected. But with friends like Miyako, Hiro and Sae ready to lend a hand, there will always be a ray of sunshine at the end of every storm.