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Hero: 108: Season 1

I like to think that, despite the fact that I’m no longer a child, I can still appreciate most of the cartoons, toys, and video games that are popular today. However, Hero: 108 threw me for a complete loop. The…

Crown of Love, vol. 1

Crown of Love is written and illustrated by Yun Kouga. It is an example of a Japanese josei romance manga which means it was written for the target audience of older female readers. The series is complete with four volumes.…

Jiu Jiu, vols. 1-2

When the death of her beloved twin brother drives young demon hunter Takamichi to shut down emotionally, her father makes her take responsibility for a pair of abandoned half-demon wolf pups. Caring for anything, let alone two adorable, defenseless balls…

What a Wonderful World!, vols. 1-2

“This world that we live in is gentle yet sad, fun yet sorrowful, strong yet ephemeral…but as long as you’re alive, something good is bound to happen. I’m sure of it.” This philosophical two-volume slice-of-life tale lets its focus pass…

Kekkaishi, set 1

Yoshimori Sumimura of the Hazama clan is a typical 14-year-old student in most respects, except for one big one: He is the hereditary protector, called a Kekkaishi, of the sacred site of Karasumori, which is a magic-rich area that attracts…

Bleach: Fade to Black

For those of you who may be unfamiliar with the long-running manga and anime series Bleach, here’s a quick recap: Ichigo Kurosaki, who can see spirits, gets caught up in a battle between the Soul Reaper Rukia Kuchiki and a…

Toriko, volumes 1-6

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In the gourmet age, everyone’s looking for the next best meal. However, the best meals are always the most dangerous. Enter Toriko, a gourmet hunter trained to take down the toughest meals. With his better-than-an-average-human’s nose and brawn-over-brains fighting style,…

Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal, vol. 1

Yuma is determined to take on any challenge, no matter how impossible. He even has a catch-phrase he uses to describe doing his best at a tough challenge: jetting. As in, “I’m going to jet!” (If the idea of reading…

Kingyo Used Books, vol. 1-4

Yoshizaki’s series of slice-of-life tales centers around a bookstore and the slightly odd cast of characters who drift in and out of it. There is Natsuki, the young woman who works the front desk; her grandfather, the store’s owner; Natsuki’s…

Fullmetal Alchemist, Vols. 1-27

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When their beloved mother dies, precocious young Edward and Alphonse Elric resolve to do anything to bring her back, even breaking equilibrium-bound alchemy’s greatest taboo. But when the crackling energy from their transmutation circle fades, their mother’s still dead, Ed’s…

The Earl and the Fairy, vol. 1

Lydia is a fairy doctor and she’s used to being ignored or talked about because no one around her believes that fairies really exist. Why should they? The Victorian Era is a time of progress and advancement. Old beliefs have…