Jim Henson’s Return to Labyrinth, vol. 1

Have you seen the movie? Jim Henson’s brilliant and creepy Labyrinth left me pining after David Bowie (he’ll never look the same to you after you see him play Jareth the Goblin King) and longing for a parallel universe of…

Queens, vol. 1

Manga and manhwa for girls are filled with pretty boys and cute boys and boys who look great dressed as girls. But is that really what girls want? Pil-Hyun Jung is one of those pretty boys–his eyes are large, his…

Project X: Seven Eleven

The 1950’s are ending, and a revolution is brewing in Japan. Supermarkets and department stores are expanding, sending one mom and pop corner store after another into bankruptcy even as the big cities are running out of space. Who can…

Project X: Nissin Cup Noodle

This is the story of “a new type of food for a new era.” It is the story of Momofuku Andou, a man of simple tastes and a driving ambition: to create Japan’s next fast-food sensation and change the way…

Princess Princess, vol. 1-3

Cross-dressing bishonens! Tsuda’s series is tailor-made for fangirls. Due to family problems, Tohru Kouno transfers to an all-boy school midway into his first year of high school. He’s not excited about the lack of girls, but soon discovers that things…

Pride of Baghdad

Amidst the horror of war a group of lions escape the zoo, in this “inspired by true events” story, and reflect the deeper meaning of the War on Terror in Iraq while trying to get to safety. At the start…

Le Portrait de Petite Cossette, vol. 1

Eiri is an art student working in an antique store where he becomes fascinated by a painting of a young girl, Cossette. The painting is infamous because all of its former owners have died in odd ways. When Cossette’s spirit…