Fruits Basket

After a family tragedy turns her life upside down, plucky high schooler Tohru Honda takes matters into her own hands and moves out…into a tent! Unfortunately for her, she pitches her new home on private land belonging to the mysterious Sohma clan, and it isn’t long before the owners discover her secret. But, as Tohru quickly finds out when the family offers to take her in, the Sohmas have a secret of their own–when touched by the opposite sex, they turn into the animals of the Chinese Zodiac!

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This title has not (yet) been reviewed by our staff, but it is a title that we highly recommend for the majority of libraries building collections for this age range.


Fruits Basket
By Natsuki Takaya
ISBN: 9780316360166
Yen Press, 2016
NFNT Age Recommendation: Teen (13-16)
Volumes available: 12 (Series complete)


Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka

In an ideal world where man and robots coexist, someone or something has destroyed the powerful Swiss robot Mont Blanc. Elsewhere a key figure in a robot rights group is murdered. The two incidents appear to be unrelated…except for one very conspicuous clue – the bodies of both victims have been fashioned into some sort of bizarre collage complete with makeshift horns placed by the victims’ heads. Interpol assigns robot detective Gesicht to this most strange and complex case – and he eventually discovers that he too, as one of the seven great robots of the world, is one of the targets.

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This title has not (yet) been reviewed by our staff, but it is a title that we highly recommend for the majority of libraries building collections for this age range.


Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka
By Naoki Urasawa
ISBN: 9781421519180
VIZ, 2009
NFNT Age Recommendation: Teen (13-16)
Volumes available: 8 (Series complete)


Ouran High School Host Club

One day, Haruhi, a scholarship student at exclusive Ouran High School, breaks an $80,000 vase that belongs to the “Host Club,” a mysterious campus group consisting of six super-rich (and gorgeous) guys. To pay back the damages, she is forced to work for the club, and it’s there that she discovers just how wealthy the boys are and how different they are from everybody else.

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Ouran High School Host Club
By Bisco Hatori
ISBN: 9781591169154
VIZ, 2005
NFNT Age Recommendation: Teen (13-16)
Volumes available: 18 (Series complete)


Our Review

Classic Fantastic: Ouran High School Host Club

RWBY

Ruby knows she has the talent to achieve her goal, but is she ready to clash with Weiss Schnee, a fellow student and the haughty scion of the Schnee Dust Company?

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This title has not (yet) been reviewed by our staff, but it is a title that we highly recommend for the majority of libraries building collections for this age range.


RWBY
By Bunta Kinami
ISBN: 9781974710096
VIZ, 2020
NFNT Age Recommendation: Teen (13-16)


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RWBY: Official Manga Anthology, vols. 1-2

Fairy Tail

Cute girl wizard Lucy wants to join the Fairy Tail, a club for the most powerful wizards. But instead, her ambitions land her in the clutches of a gang of unsavory pirates led by a devious magician. Her only hope is Natsu, a strange boy she happens to meet on her travels. Natsu’s not your typical hero—he gets motion sickness, eats like a pig, and his best friend is a talking cat. With friends like this, is Lucy better off with her enemies?

(Publisher Description)

This title has not (yet) been reviewed by our staff, but it is a title that we highly recommend for the majority of libraries building collections for this age range.


Fairy Tail
By Hiro Mashima
ISBN: 9781612622767
Kodansha, 2013
NFNT Age Recommendation: Teen (13-16)
Volumes available: 63 (Series complete)


Bride Was a Boy

A diary comic with an upbeat, adorable flair that tells the charming tale of Chii, a woman assigned male at birth. Her story starts with her childhood and follows the ups and downs of exploring her sexuality, gender, and transition–as well as falling in love with a man who’s head over heels for her. Now, Chii is about to embark on a new adventure: becoming a bride!

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This title has not (yet) been reviewed by our staff, but it is a title that we highly recommend for the majority of libraries building collections for this age range.


Bride Was a Boy
By Chii
ISBN: 9781626928886
Seven Seas, 2018
NFNT Age Recommendation: Older Teen (16-18)


orange

On the day that Naho begins 11th grade, she recieves a letter from herself ten years in the future. At first, she writes it off as a prank, but as the letter’s predictions come true one by one Naho realizes that the letter might be the real deal. Her future self tells Naho that a new transfer student, a boy named Kakeru, will soon join her class. The letter begs Naho to watch over him, saying that only Naho can save Kakeru from a terrible future. Who is this mystery boy, and can Naho save him from his destiny? The heart-wrenching sci-fi romance that has over million copies in print in Japan!

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This title has not (yet) been reviewed by our staff, but it is a title that we highly recommend for the majority of libraries building collections for this age range.


orange
By Ichigo Takano
ISBN: 9781626923027
Seven Seas, 2016
NFNT Age Recommendation: Teen (13-16)


Fullmetal Alchemist

In an alchemical ritual gone wrong, Edward Elric lost his arm and his leg, and his brother Alphonse became nothing but a soul in a suit of armor. Their journey to restore their bodies through the power of the Philosopher’s Stone begins here.

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Fullmetal Alchemist
By Hiromu Arakawa
ISBN: 9781421599779
VIZ, 2005
NFNT Age Recommendation: Teen (13-16)
Volumes available: 14


Our Review

Fullmetal Alchemist, Vols. 1-27

Our Dreams at Dusk

Not only is high schooler Tasuku Kaname the new kid in town, he is also terrified that he has been outed as gay. Just as he’s contemplating doing the unthinkable, Tasuku meets a mysterious woman who leads him to a group of people dealing with problems not so different from his own. In this realistic, heartfelt depiction of LGBT+ characters from different backgrounds finding their place in the world, a search for inner peace proves to be the most universal experience of all.

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Our Dreams at Dusk
By Yuhki Kamatani
ISBN: 9781642750607
Seven Seas, 2017
NFNT Age Recommendation: Teen (13-16)
Volumes available: 4


Our Review

Our Dreams At Dusk: Shimanami Tasogare, vol. 1

I Hear the Sunspot

Stunningly handsome Kohei Sugihara was outgoing and popular with the girls at school. But when a sudden illness left him with partial hearing loss, he grew quiet and reluctant to engage with others. At college, a chance encounter with an ever-optimistic classmate named Taichi Sagawa helped Kohei open up once more. And over time, the two began to develop feelings for each other. As the story continues, the pair tries to balance their budding relationship alongside Taichi’s inspiring new career and Kohei’s continued studies. But things don’t always go as planned. One day, seemingly out of nowhere, Kohei announces that maybe they should spend some time apart.

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I Hear the Sunspot
By Yuki Fumino
ISBN: 9781944937300
One Peace Books, 2017
NFNT Age Recommendation: Teen (13-16)


Our Review

I Hear the Sunspot