Bakuman 1

Bakuman 1

L’opera che qualunque appassionato di manga dovrebbe avere! Questa volta l’eccezionale team creativo composto da Tsugumi Ohba e Takeshi Obata non vi svelerà i misteri del death note, ma tutti i retroscena della creazione di un manga. Tuffatevi senza paura in questo avvincente viaggio nei segreti dell’editoria assieme a due ragazzi che sognano di pubblicare le loro opere. Tra episodi pilota, scadenze di consegna, richieste impossibili dei redattori, sondaggi di popolarità delle serie, ce la faranno a diventare dei veri mangaka?

By Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata

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Appleseed Book 1: The Promethean Challenge

Appleseed Book 1: The Promethean Challenge

World War III is over, and nomad soldier Duenan Knute and her cyborg partner Briareos struggle to survive in the abandoned cities and demilitarized zones of the post-war wasteland, the “Badside.” Matters appear on the upswing, however, when they are found and brought to Olympus, an urban utopia and centerpiece for the reconstruction of civilization. Duenan and Bri join the Olympus police, a force that seems hardly necessary in such a paradise. But, like in most pretty pictures, perfection is an illusion, and Olympus’s peaceful facade hides a dark secret, a violent struggle between human and cyborg that could once again plunge the world into war . . . and genocide.

* Shirow is well known and critically acclaimed internationally, and is responsible for numerous classic anime/manga titles, such as AppleseedDominionGhost in the ShellOrion, and Black Magic.

* Produced in the authentic right-to-left reading format, as originally published in Japan.

* A New York Times Bestselling series!

By Shirow Masamune

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YuYu Hakusho, Vol. 12

YuYu Hakusho, Vol. 12

The Big Showdown!When Kuwabara learns the truth about Genkai’s demise, he takes the news hard, wondering why Yusuke waited so long to tell him. Then the elder Toguro reappears and taunts the team about Genkai’s death! It’s not a good idea to tease those experiencing great sorrow–a lesson the elder Toguro quickly learns, but not from the one you’d expect to teach him.Then it’s the match you’ve all been waiting for–Yusuke vs. younger Toguro! Witness fisticuffs the likes of which you’ve never before seen! Toguro powers up to 80 percent full fighting capacity and emits an aura so toxic it melts the weakest of the demons watching the tournament–and that’s just the beginning!

By Yoshihiro Togashi

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Hi Score Girl 1

Hi Score Girl 1

Hi Score Girl, Rensuke Oshikiri’s love letter to arcade gaming, finally comes to print! Read the manga that inspired the Netflix Original anime series!

The year is 1991, and the world is on the cusp of the golden age of 2-D fighting games. And on the outskirts of town, in a shady arcade that’s a second home to delinquents and businessmen, one girl descends with dignity into her seat at the game cabinet…

Her name is Akira Oono, and she’s about to humiliate hardcore gamer Haruo Yaguchi, who fancies himself something of an arcade king, at Street Fighter! Will Haruo ever live down losing to a girl from his class?!

By Rensuke Oshikiri

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Fantasy Art and Studies 5

Fantasy Art and Studies 5

Le numéro 5 de Fantasy Art and Studies fait la part belle à la Fantasy made in Japan. Retrouvez 7 nouvelles inspirées du folklore japonais, 4 articles explorant les spécificités de la Fantasy japonaise (dont 2 consacrés au maître de l'animation, Hayao Miyazaki), des illustrations signées Melle Sue, Véronique Thill, Julie Ramel, Sabine Rogard et Guillaume Labrude, et, bien sûr, la suite de la BD de Guillaume Labrude.

The 5th issue of Fantasy Art and Studies explores Fantasy made in Japan. Discover 7 short stories based on Japanese folklore, 4 essays examining the specifics of Japanese Fantasy (including 2 papers dealing with the works of Hayao Miyazaki), illustrations signed by Melle Sue, Véronique Thill, Julie Ramel, Sabine Rogard and Guillaume Labrude, and, of course, the new chapter of Guillaume Labrude's comics.

By les Têtes Imaginaires

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Shantaram

Shantaram

“It took me a long time and most of the world to learn what I know about love and fate and the choices we make, but the heart of it came to me in an instant, while I was chained to a wall and being tortured.”

So begins this epic, mesmerizing first novel by Gregory David Roberts, set in the underworld of contemporary Bombay. Shantaram is narrated by Lin, an escaped convict with a false passport who flees maximum security prison in Australia for the teeming streets of a city where he can disappear.

Accompanied by his guide and faithful friend, Prabaker, the two enter Bombay’s hidden society of beggars and gangsters, prostitutes and holy men, soldiers and actors, and Indians and exiles from other countries, who seek in this remarkable place what they cannot find elsewhere.

As a hunted man without a home, family, or identity, Lin searches for love and meaning while running a clinic in one of the city’s poorest slums, and serving his apprenticeship in the dark arts of the Bombay mafia. The search leads him to war, prison torture, murder, and a series of enigmatic and bloody betrayals. The keys to unlock the mysteries and intrigues that bind Lin are held by two people. The first is Khader Khan: mafia godfather, criminal-philosopher-saint, and mentor to Lin in the underworld of the Golden City. The second is Karla: elusive, dangerous, and beautiful, whose passions are driven by secrets that torment her and yet give her a terrible power.

Burning slums and five-star hotels, romantic love and prison agonies, criminal wars and Bollywood films, spiritual gurus and mujaheddin guerrillas—this huge novel has the world of human experience in its reach, and a passionate love for India at its heart. Based on the life of the author, it is by any measure the debut of an extraordinary voice in literature.

By Gregory David Roberts

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