Gunslinger Girl, vol. 1

If you’ve been horribly injured, the Social Welfare Agency is here to help. They’ll use state-of-the-art cyborg prosthetics to get you on your feet again. In return, you’ll have to become a government assassin. In Gunslinger Girl, the Social Welfare…

Planetes, vol. 1

Hachimaki has dreamed of being an astronaut his whole life. Right now he’s working a grunt job as an orbital trash collector, circling the moon with his two partners Yuri and Fee to pick up the detritus of years of…

Made in Heaven: Kazemichi

Cyborgs are tricky things – they can either be soulless, menacing villains or mirrors of humanity struggling to reconcile a technologically driven program with a desire to mimic humanity. Used to discuss epic questions about souls and identity, people altered…

Fire Proves Iron: Grounded Stars

There are some interesting things happening in Fire Proves Iron. Created by the husband and wife team of Page and Michael Malbrough, there is only one volume of the comic available at the moment, but it was recently picked up…

GALS!, vol. 1

Tired of sweet, innocent manga heroines in sailor suits? GALS! is the manga for you. Meet Kotobuki Ran and her fellow kogals: the fashion-obsessed, cell-phone loving, boy-torturing high schoolers who once ruled the streets of Tokyo’s trendy Shibuya. Ran, rebellious…

From Eroica with Love, vol. 2

In life, one needs the help of friends. Major Klaus Heinz Von Dem Eberbach AKA “Iron Klaus” has a slew of agents at his disposal, all named after letters of the alphabet to make his life easier. Earl Dorian Red…

Loveless, vol. 1

To be perfectly clear: Loveless is not an easy manga to understand. Within the first volume alone readers will encounter murder, loneliness, willing sacrifices, inherited responsibility, physical abuse, crushes, and virtual battlefields. The characters are close-mouthed and reluctant to reveal…