A moving coming-of-age story that showcases a fierce, dynamic heroine who speaks her mind. Meet Maria Kawai—she’s gorgeous and whip-smart, a girl who seems to have it all. But when she unleashes her sharp tongue, it’s no wonder some consider her to be the very devil! Maria’s difficult ways even get her kicked out of an elite school, but this particular fall may actually turn out to be her saving grace...
Mizuki is the female "prince" of her all-girls school and the lead guitarist in an all-girl rock band. Akira is the male "princess" of his all-boys school and wants to join her band. Love may be on his mind, but romance is difficult when everyone keeps mistaking Mizuki for a boy and Akira for a girl! When the lead singer of Blaue Rosen announces she is moving overseas, Akira does all he can to convince Mizuki and her bandmates to let him join. But will a resistant Mizuki allow him into her band, much less her heart?
Grown in a lab from the finest genetic material, fifteen-year-old Luna Collins has been trained all her life by a covert government agency as the ultimate espionage agent. But everything she believes has turned out to be a lie. Now, working for a rogue agency, she has turned her back on the past, with a new mission that pits her against former allies.
Angelic Layer is the prequel to the acclaimed Chobits series! Junior high student Misaki Suzuhara has just arrived in Tokyo to live with her glamorous TV news star aunt and to attend the prestigious Eriol Academy. But what excites her above everything is Angelic Layer, the arena game where you control an "Angel" - a miniature robot fighter whose moves depend on your mind! Misaki's small, just like her Angel, Hikaru (named after her favorite manga, Magic Knight Rayearth), but her natural battle skills have been recognized by a very odd scientist, Ichiro "Icchan" Mihara. Before she knows it, Misaki is an up-and-coming contender in Angelic Layer . . . and in way over her not-very-tall head! How far can enthusiasm take her in an arena full of much more experienced fighters . . . and a game full of secrets?
Tsubasa thinks that her pretty and popular twin sister, Arisa, has the perfect life. Everyone at school loves Arisa-unlike the hot-tempered Tsubasa, whose nickname is “The Demon Princess.” But when Arisa attempts suicide, Tsubasa learns that her seemingly perfect sister has been keeping some dark secrets. Now Tsubasa is going undercover at school - disguised as Arisa - insearch of the truth. But will Arisa’s secrets shatter Tsubasa’s life, too?
In a mythical world where humans and gods coexist, a ceremony marking the new governing princess is about to occur for the first time in 60 years. Only a girl from the Hime Clan may take this position, but the lack of females born to this family means that a boy called Arata must pose for the role. Meanwhile in modern-day Japan, a boy named Arata Hinohara is starting his new life in high school. He wants to put memories of his difficult past behind him, but things aren't going to be simple when he discovers a mysterious connection to the first Arata...
The Duke - a warped mass that collects the scraps of Wonderland - goes berserk in the town square, not far from where Alice and Hatter have traveled on an errand. In his frenzied state, the Duke wants nothing more than to have Alice all to himself. But when an overconfident Alice decides to ignore Hatter's commands and give the Duke what he wants, little does Alice expect to wind up in the belly of the beast!
In Volume 3 of the award-winning manga, Ono's mentor Jan, an ingenious French patisier, enters the story. Two women reporters ? a.k.a. "busty female announcer unit Haruka & Tammy" ? also enter the scene, and while manager Tachibana is interested in them, they're only interested in Ono's cakes. Continuing what makes Antique Bakery great, each new character has his own lumbering way of searching for happiness, and we dig deeper into the closets of the series' most popular characters.
Himeno is a sweet, shy little centaur girl. In her world, everyone seems to be a supernatural creature, and all her classmates have some kind of horns, wings, tails, halos, or other visible supernatural body part. Despite their supernatural elements, Himeno and her best friends, Nozomi and Kyoko, have a fun and mostly normal daily school life!
Famous historical figures return as clones, but are they doomed to repeat the fate of their progenitors, or can they create their own destines? St. Kleio Academy is a very exclusive school. To enroll, a student must be the clone of a famous historical figure. Wolfgang Mozart, Queen Elizabeth, Sigmund Freud, Marie Curie, Adolf Hitler—with such a combustible student body, it’s only a matter of time before the campus explodes! Napoleon Bonaparte (1769–1821) Leader of France during the first French Empire. Became known as a hero for his victories as a general and went on to seize absolute control of the state in a coup d'état. As emperor, Napoleon's rule spanned almost all of Europe, but opposition to his rule grew widespread after his army suffered a bitter defeat by the cruel Russian winter, leading to his eventual seizure and exile. Even then, Napoleon managed to return to power for a time, only to be exiled once again. He died on Saint Helena Island.
After another Wonderland "move" throws Alice into the Country of Diamonds, she's in for a nasty surprise: in Diamonds, none of her old friends recognize her! A routine trip to the Hatter Mansion ends with Elliot's gun in her face and a trip to the Hatter's dungeon. As Alice tries to figure out the new, dangerous reality of the Country of Diamonds?including the possibility that it's stuck somewhere in the past?Blood develops an interest in her, and tentatively offers her protection in his country. But this isn't the Mad Hatter Alice is used to: this Blood seems younger, lacking his usual confidence, and struggling to run his Mafia organization. He's also obsessed with her relationship with the "other" Blood Dupre, even while he and Alice become much more intimate.
Since meeting Kuroyukihime, Haruyuki has managed to grow up a bit. But suddenly this mature Haruyuki is confronted by Tomoko, an elementary school girl he's never met before--who calls him "big brother"?! When Kuroyukihime sees the two of them flirting, the look she gives Haruyuki is like a cold knife stabbing him in the gut! Meanwhile, in the Accelerated World, something very mysterious is taking place...
Half-vampire, half-werewolf Marlo undergoes a very special transformation when exposed to the full moon - HE becomes a SHE! Finally married to the handsome, womanizing vampire David, Marlo's figuring it all out. That is, until a rich werewolf and a rival vampire fall for the moonlight missus!
One night five years ago, Riki was wandering through the pleasure district of Midas, when he found himself in a rather dangerous situation. As a consequence, Iason, the genetically engineered elite "Blondie," has given him such levels of humiliation and unwanted pleasure that Riki's mind is still haunted by it!
The Knave of Hearts in his own solo adventure! Ace, the Knight of Heart Castle, is known throughout Wonderland not only for his master swordsmanship, but for his tendency towards cruelty. Can the charming Alice Lidell mellow Ace and his violent ways? Perhaps Ace will even fall in love with Alice...if he doesn't kill her first. Also includes a special bonus feature: a 44-page Crimson Empire short story!
KILL OR BE KILLED. Capri and Taroza reach an uneasy peace after the village of animals rebuffs the lions' assault, but when nomadic lions threaten to take over Capri's pride, she must turn to Taroza for help! Meanwhile, the village is about to get the shock of a lifetime when a third human being shows up with a dangerous philosophy....
One summer, fifteen kids innocently wander into a nearby seaside cave. There they meet a strange man who invites them to play an exciting new video game. This game, he explains, pits one lone giant robot against a horde of alien invaders. To play the game, all they have to do is sign a simple contract. The game stops being fun when the kids find out the true purpose of their pact.
Novelist Azuma is pretty love-shy, especially when it comes to the part-timer, Katsumi, at his publishing house. When Azuma professes his love a little too forcefully one night, he fears he has ruined his chances completely. But fate is a fickle mistress, and two years later, Katsumi turns up at his door...
In spite of weeks of training with Keita, Kuro crumbles at the reappearance of the mototsumitama Aragi. But just as Kuro is prepared to submit to death, someone calls out to her from deep within her...In the midst of her terror, Kuro feels the presence of Keita's grandfather and Kakuma, who died protecting their home in Okinawa, as well as her mother, who saved Kuro in her final hour. Their actions helped fortify Kuro in the past, but will their words give her the strength she needs to draw upon the full extent of her power and defeat her most feared enemy?
Ichigo, Chad and Uryû are determined to rescue Orihime from Aizen's vile machinations. But though the Arrancars' fortress is in sight, the would-be heroes must first pass Tres Cifras--the land of the disgraced Arrancars, who see destroying Ichigo and his friends as a way to redeem their honor!
Part-time student, full-time Soul Reaper, Ichigo is one of the chosen few guardians of the afterlife. Ichigo Kurosaki never asked for the ability to see ghosts—he was born with the gift. When his family is attacked by a Hollow—a malevolent lost soul—Ichigo becomes a Soul Reaper, dedicating his life to protecting the innocent and helping the tortured spirits themselves find peace. Find out why Tite Kubo’s Bleach has become an international manga smash-hit! Ichigo and his friends have returned home from the battle in the Seireitei, but everything is far from back to normal. Ichigo’s inner Hollow is getting more powerful and can’t wait to devour him, and having to deal with the sinister new transfer student isn’t helping matters. Plus, a deadly new enemy is poised to attack Karakura Town!
With their first major competition as a fivesome behind them, the girls of the Muroe High kendo club head to the mall for some serious shopping. But who would have guessed that a freak accident would interrupt their outing...and introduce them to a stranger whose skill with a sword rivals Tamaki's?! Perhaps fate will bring Tamaki and this mysterious swordswoman face-to-face once more...in the kendo ring!