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What do you do once you finish a great manga? Look for another one, of course! Maybe you branch out to a new genre, or maybe you look for something that recaptures the feeling from your last read. Either way, this recommendation list is full of manga pairings for a variety of tastes. You can use the pairings below to find your own next manga pick or a gift for your manga-loving friend. All of these titles and many more are available in the Richland Library catalog.

  • Planetes / Barakamon - Laser-like ambition and focus take a backseat to smelling the flowers and appreciating one’s community.
  • Sunny / The Gods Lie - Tearjerkers about children in unfortunate circumstances
  • Girl From The Other Side / The Ancient Magus Bride - Girls living with powerful sorcerors.
  • Naruto / Fullmetal Alchemist - Shonen adventure stories where the cast gets full to bursting just in time for everyone to band together and stop a villain’s magical world conquest.
  • Ouran High School Host Club / Fruits Basket - Gateway shojo series in which all of one’s friends are bizarre but sincere.
  • Pokemon / YuGiOh - The monsters are cute, the need to collect and become the best is serious.
  • Strobe Edge / My Love Story - Wholesome romance where holding your crush’s hand is the entire world.
  • Orange / Erased - A terrible fate can be rewritten through time travel, but the consequences could be severe.
  • Horimiya / Honey So Sweet - Falling for someone who seems gruff but is actually a big softie.
  • Plum Crazy / Chi’s Sweet Home - Cats being cute!
  • Ajin: Demi-Human / Tokyo Ghoul - Teenager becomes a member of a dangerous and hunted supernatural pack, but doesn’t want to hurt people.
  • Inuyasha / Yona of the Dawn - Travel the land making friends with magical powers.
  • Assassination Classroom / One-Punch Man - Silly, overpowered premise that develops logical, surprisingly heartfelt story arcs.
  • Cells At Work / The Manga Guide To… - Manga that teaches real-world math and science!
  • My Neighbor Seki / Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto - Effortlessly cool, always unexpected.
  • Welcome To The Ballroom / Yowamushi Pedal - Introductions to active hobbies via bumbling protagonists.
  • Food Wars / Oishinbo - Genuine cooking techniques shared via competition.
  • Parasyte / Death Note - Exploration of who should choose who lives or dies

  • Planetes Omnibus Volume 1 by Makoto Yukimura
    Amazon Says: It's the 2070s, and mankind has conquered space, making interplanetary travel possible and igniting the imaginations of the world. It's also vastly increased the amount of dan more...
    Amazon Says: It's the 2070s, and mankind has conquered space, making interplanetary travel possible and igniting the imaginations of the world. It's also vastly increased the amount of dangerous space debris, and someone has to clean it up. Hachimaki, Yuri, and Fee are a crew on that beat, each with their own goals, tendencies, and personal problems: Hachimaki dreams of deep-space exploration in his own ship, Yuri is still recovering from the death of his wife in an accident caused by orbiting debris, and Fee is secretive, but there's a lot going on under the surface! Just trying to do their jobs in an age of space-age environmental concerns and new vistas of exploration, the crew deals with Hachi's fear of isolation hampering his hopes of joining an upcoming Jupiter mission, keep an eye on the wreckage for signs of Yuri's lost wife, and become unwitting heroes when the only place Fee can still smoke is threatened by terrorists! Dark Horse Manga is proud to present Makoto Yukimura's award-winning hard sci-fi epic Planetes in two omnibus-sized editions, complete with bonus color pages never before seen in America! "Planetes has it all: strong themes, interesting characters, and great art." -Anime Fringe less...
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    Amazon Says: First things first.........Visitors are supposed to come in through the front door!! For a certain reason, a handsome, young calligrapher by the name of Seishuu Handa uproots more...
    Amazon Says: First things first.........Visitors are supposed to come in through the front door!! For a certain reason, a handsome, young calligrapher by the name of Seishuu Handa uproots himself and moves to an island on the westernmost edge of Japan. "Sensei," as he comes to be known, is a city boy through and through, and has never experienced rural life until now. And by the looks of it, he has much to learn! Luckily(?), he has a willing teacher in Naru, the energetic expert islander, to help show him the ropes. But can Sensei keep up with the plucky first-grader, or will he get schooled?! Here unfolds a heartfelt island comedy about a gruff on the outside, soft on the inside urbanite teacher and his new, unfailingly kind island neighbors! less...
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    Sunny, Vol. 1 by Taiyo Matsumoto
    Amazon Says: The latest manga masterpiece from the Eisner Award-winning creator of Tekkonkinkreet. What is Sunny? Sunny is a car. Sunny is a car you take on a drive with your mind. It tak more...
    Amazon Says: The latest manga masterpiece from the Eisner Award-winning creator of Tekkonkinkreet. What is Sunny? Sunny is a car. Sunny is a car you take on a drive with your mind. It takes you to the place of your dreams. Sunny is the story of beating the odds, in the ways that count. It’s the brand-new masterwork from Eisner Award-winner Taiyo Matsumoto, one of Japan’s most innovative and acclaimed manga artists. Translated by Tekkonkinkreet film director Michael Arias! Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for teen audiences. less...
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    The Gods Lie by Kaori Ozaki
    Amazon Says: Natsuru Nanao, a 6th grader who lives alone with his mother, strikes up an unlikely friendship with the reserved and driven Rio Suzumura. Natsuru plays hookey from soccer camp more...
    Amazon Says: Natsuru Nanao, a 6th grader who lives alone with his mother, strikes up an unlikely friendship with the reserved and driven Rio Suzumura. Natsuru plays hookey from soccer camp that summer, and instead of telling the truth to his mother, he spends all his time with Rio and her kid brother at their rickety house, where a dark secret threatens to upend their fragile happiness. less...
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    Amazon Says: An ethereal fantasy from the editorial team behind the New York Times bestselling series The Ancient Magus’ BrideThe Girl From the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún is an al more...
    Amazon Says: An ethereal fantasy from the editorial team behind the New York Times bestselling series The Ancient Magus’ BrideThe Girl From the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún is an all-new manga series that pulls readers into a magical and enchanting tale about a young girl and her demonic guardian. A haunting story of love and fantastical creatures, The Girl From the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún is a gorgeously-illustrated manga series. Each volume in the series will be released with a beautifully-textured matte finish cover and will include at least one full-color insert. In a world split between the Inside and the Outside, those living in both realms are told never to cross over to the other side, lest they be cursed. A young girl named Shiva lives on the other side, in a vacant village with a demonic guardian known only as “Teacher.” Although the two are forbidden to touch, they seem to share a bond that transcends their disparate appearances. But when Shiva leaves Teacher’s care to seek out her grandmother, the secret behind her mysterious living arrangement comes to light. less...
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    Amazon Says: The Ancient Magus' Bride is an all-new manga series that features a fascinating relationship between a troubled teenage girl and an inhuman wizard. Enter the Magician's more...
    Amazon Says: The Ancient Magus' Bride is an all-new manga series that features a fascinating relationship between a troubled teenage girl and an inhuman wizard. Enter the Magician's ApprenticeHer name is Chise Hatori, a penniless orphan troubled by visions. Sold as a slave to an inhuman mage, she is about to begin a strange new life, filled with magic, fairies, and other beings of a fantastical nature. less...
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    Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 1 by Hiromu Arakawa
    Amazon Says: Alchemy: the mystical power to alter the natural world; something between magic, art and science. When two brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, dabbled in this power to grant more...
    Amazon Says: Alchemy: the mystical power to alter the natural world; something between magic, art and science. When two brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, dabbled in this power to grant their dearest wish, one of them lost an arm and a leg...and the other became nothing but a soul locked into a body of living steel. Now Edward is an agent of the government, a slave of the military-alchemical complex, using his unique powers to obey orders...even to kill. Except his powers aren't unique. The world has been ravaged by the abuse of alchemy. And in pursuit of the ultimate alchemical treasure, the Philosopher's Stone, their enemies are even more ruthless than they are... less...
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    Amazon Says: 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 supe more...
    Amazon Says: 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. less...
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    Fruits Basket, Vol. 1 by Natsuki Takaya
    Amazon Says: The enigmatic Sohma family shares a great secret ~they are possessed by spirits of the Chinese Zodiac, and when they are hugged by members of the opposite sex, they transform more...
    Amazon Says: The enigmatic Sohma family shares a great secret ~they are possessed by spirits of the Chinese Zodiac, and when they are hugged by members of the opposite sex, they transform into their Zodiac animal! less...
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    Amazon Says: All your favorite Pokémon game characters jump out of the screen into the pages of this action-packed manga! Reads R to L (Japanese Style). All your favorite Pokémon game c more...
    Amazon Says: All your favorite Pokémon game characters jump out of the screen into the pages of this action-packed manga! Reads R to L (Japanese Style). All your favorite Pokémon game characters jump out of the screen into the pages of this action-packed manga! less...
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    Yu-Gi-Oh! Duelist, Vol. 1 by Kazuki Takahashi
    Amazon Says: Duel Monsters is the world’s most popular collectible card game, but to Yugi Mutou, whose body contains the spirit of the world’s greatest gamer, it may be the most danger more...
    Amazon Says: Duel Monsters is the world’s most popular collectible card game, but to Yugi Mutou, whose body contains the spirit of the world’s greatest gamer, it may be the most dangerous game he’s ever played! Teen. less...
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    Strobe Edge, Vol. 1 by Io Sakisaka
    Amazon Says: Being in love can light up your life… A sweet love story that will warm your heart! Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for teen audiences. more...
    Amazon Says: Being in love can light up your life… A sweet love story that will warm your heart! Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for teen audiences. less...
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    My Love Story!!, Vol. 1 by Kazune Kawahara
    Amazon Says: Takeo Goda is a giant guy with a giant heart. Too bad the girls don’t want him! (They want his good-looking best friend, Sunakawa.) Used to being on the sidelines, Takeo sim more...
    Amazon Says: Takeo Goda is a giant guy with a giant heart. Too bad the girls don’t want him! (They want his good-looking best friend, Sunakawa.) Used to being on the sidelines, Takeo simply stands tall and accepts his fate. But one day when he saves a girl named Yamato from a harasser on the train, his (love!) life suddenly takes an incredible turn! Takeo Goda is a GIANT guy with a GIANT heart. Too bad the girls don’t want him! (They want his good-looking best friend, Sunakawa.) Used to being on the sidelines, Takeo simply stands tall and accepts his fate. But one day when he saves a girl named Yamato from a harasser on the train, his (love!) life suddenly takes an incredible turn! Takeo can hardly believe it when he crosses paths with Yamato again, and he finds himself falling in love with her… But with handsome Sunakawa around, does Takeo even stand a chance? less...
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    Amazon Says: EISNER-NOMINATED SERIESA Plea From the FutureOn the day that Naho begins 11th grade, she recieves a letter from herself ten years in the future. At first, she wr more...
    Amazon Says: EISNER-NOMINATED SERIESA Plea From the FutureOn 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! less...
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    Erased, Vol. 1 by Kei Sanbe
    Amazon Says: Twenty-nine-year-old Satoru Fujinuma is floundering through life. Amid his daily drudgery, he finds himself in the grip of an incredible, inexplicable, and uncontrollable phen more...
    Amazon Says: Twenty-nine-year-old Satoru Fujinuma is floundering through life. Amid his daily drudgery, he finds himself in the grip of an incredible, inexplicable, and uncontrollable phenomenon that rewinds time, a condition that seems to only make his drab life worse. But then, one day, everything changes. A terrible incident forever changes Satoru's life as he knows it...and with it, comes a "Revival" that sends Satoru eighteen years into the past! In the body of his boyhood self, Satoru encounters sights he never imagined he would see again--the smile of his mother, alive and well, his old friends, and Kayo Hinazuki, the girl who was kidnapped and murdered when he was a boy the first time around. To return to the present and prevent the tragedy that brought him back to his childhood in the first place, Satoru begins plotting a way to change Hinazuki's fate...But up against the clock and a faceless evil, does eleven-year-old Satoru even stand a chance? less...
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    Amazon Says: A sweet "aww"-inspiring tale of school life begins!! At school, Kyouko Hori is known for being smart, attractive, and popular. On the other hand, her classmate, the boring, gl more...
    Amazon Says: A sweet "aww"-inspiring tale of school life begins!! At school, Kyouko Hori is known for being smart, attractive, and popular. On the other hand, her classmate, the boring, gloomy Izumi Miyamura tends to get painted as a "loser fanboy." But when a liberally pierced and tattooed (not to mention downright gorgeous) Miyamura appears unexpectedly on the doorstep of secretly plain-Jane homebody Hori, these two similarly dissimilar teenagers discover that there are multiple sides to every story...and person! less...
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    Amazon Says: Little did Nao Kogure realize back in middle school that when she left an umbrella and a box of bandages in the rain for injured delinquent Taiga Onise that she would meet him more...
    Amazon Says: Little did Nao Kogure realize back in middle school that when she left an umbrella and a box of bandages in the rain for injured delinquent Taiga Onise that she would meet him again in high school. Nao wants nothing to do with the gruff and frightening Taiga, but he suddenly presents her with a huge bouquet of flowers and asks her to date him—with marriage in mind! Is Taiga really so scary, or is he a sweetheart in disguise? less...
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    Amazon Says: Originally published in Japan in 2008 by Shonengahosha Co., Ltd., Tokyo. more...
    Amazon Says: Originally published in Japan in 2008 by Shonengahosha Co., Ltd., Tokyo. less...
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    Amazon Says: Chi is a michievous newborn kitten who, while on a leisurely stroll with her family, finds herself lost. Seperated from the warmth and protection of her mother, feels distrau more...
    Amazon Says: Chi is a michievous newborn kitten who, while on a leisurely stroll with her family, finds herself lost. Seperated from the warmth and protection of her mother, feels distraught. Overcome with loneliness she breaks into tears in a large urban park meadow., when she is suddenly rescued by a young boy named Yohei and his mother. The kitty is then quickly and quietly whisked away into the warm and inviting Yamada family apartment...where pets are strictly not permitted. The Complete Chi's Sweet Home collects Chi's Sweet Home vol 1, Chi's Sweet Home vol 2 and Chi's Sweet Home vol 3 and includes never before translated comics from Konami Kanata in a new larger trim size! less...
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    Amazon Says: High school student Kei Nagai is struck dead in a grizzly traffic accident, but immediately revives to learn that he may not be like every other human. Instead, he may be a my more...
    Amazon Says: High school student Kei Nagai is struck dead in a grizzly traffic accident, but immediately revives to learn that he may not be like every other human. Instead, he may be a mysterious almost immortal being granted not only the powers of rejuvination but the abilities to see super-natural beings. Scared, he runs away, and is aided in his escape from society by his friend. Unfortunately for Kei, the manhunt is on and he will soon be caught within a conflict between mankind and others like him as they prepare to fight a new war based on terror. less...
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    Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 1 by Sui Ishida
    Amazon Says: Ghouls live among us, the same as normal people in every way—except their craving for human flesh. Ken Kaneki is an ordinary college student until a violent encounter turns more...
    Amazon Says: Ghouls live among us, the same as normal people in every way—except their craving for human flesh. Ken Kaneki is an ordinary college student until a violent encounter turns him into the first half-human half-ghoul hybrid. Trapped between two worlds, he must survive Ghoul turf wars, learn more about Ghoul society and master his new powers. Shy Ken Kaneki is thrilled to go on a date with the beautiful Rize. But it turns out that she’s only interested in his body—eating it, that is. When a morally questionable rescue transforms him into the first half-human half-Ghoul hybrid, Ken is drawn into the dark and violent world of Ghouls, which exists alongside our own. less...
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    Inuyasha, Vol. 1 by Rumiko Takahashi
    Amazon Says: L to R (Western Style). Quaeterly. Historical Action And Romance From One of Japan's Most Beloved Creators Kagome is a modern Japanese high school girl. Never the type to beli more...
    Amazon Says: L to R (Western Style). Quaeterly. Historical Action And Romance From One of Japan's Most Beloved Creators Kagome is a modern Japanese high school girl. Never the type to believe in myths and legends, her world view dramatically changes when, one day, she's pulled out of herown time and into another! There, in Japan's ancient past, Kagome discovers more t han a few of those dusty old legends are true, and that her destiny is linked to one legendary creature in particular--the dog like half-demon called Inuyasha! That same trick of fate also ties them both to the Shikon Jewel, or " Jewel of Four Souls". But demons beware... the smallest shard of the Shikon Jewel can give the user unimaginable power. less...
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    Yona of the Dawn, Vol. 1 by Mizuho Kusanagi
    Amazon Says: Princess Yona lives an ideal life as the only princess of her kingdom. Doted on by her father, the king, and protected by her faithful guard Hak, she cherishes the time spent more...
    Amazon Says: Princess Yona lives an ideal life as the only princess of her kingdom. Doted on by her father, the king, and protected by her faithful guard Hak, she cherishes the time spent with the man she loves, Soo-won. But everything changes on her 16th birthday when she witnesses her father's murder! Yona reels from the shock of witnessing a loved one’s murder and having to fight for her life. With Hak’s help, she flees the palace and struggles to survive while evading her enemy’s forces. But where will this displaced princess go when all the paths before her are uncertain? less...
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    Amazon Says: The students in Class 3-E of Kunugigaoka Junior High have a new teacher: an alien octopus with bizarre powers and unlimited strength, who’s just destroyed the moon and is th more...
    Amazon Says: The students in Class 3-E of Kunugigaoka Junior High have a new teacher: an alien octopus with bizarre powers and unlimited strength, who’s just destroyed the moon and is threatening to destroy the earth—unless they can kill him first! Meet the would-be assassins of class 3-E: Sugino, who let his grades slip and got kicked off the baseball team. Karma, who's doing well in his classes but keeps getting suspended for fighting. And Okuda, who lacks both academic and social skills, yet excels at one subject: chemistry. Who has the best chance of winning that reward? Will the deed be accomplished through pity, brute force or poison...? And what chance does their teacher have of repairing his students' tattered self-esteem? less...
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    Amazon Says: A manga series that packs quite the punch! Nothing about Saitama passes the eyeball test when it comes to superheroes, from his lifeless expression to his bald head to his u more...
    Amazon Says: A manga series that packs quite the punch! Nothing about Saitama passes the eyeball test when it comes to superheroes, from his lifeless expression to his bald head to his unimpressive physique. However, this average-looking guy has a not-so-average problem—he just can’t seem to find an opponent strong enough to take on! Every time a promising villain appears, he beats the snot out of ’em with one punch! Can Saitama finally find an opponent who can go toe-to-toe with him and give his life some meaning? Or is he doomed to a life of superpowered boredom? less...
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    Cells at Work! 1 by Akane Shimizu
    Amazon Says: A BLOOD-PUMPING JOB Strep throat! Hay fever! Influenza! The world is a dangerous place for a red blood cell just trying to get her deliveries finished. Fortunately, she's not more...
    Amazon Says: A BLOOD-PUMPING JOB Strep throat! Hay fever! Influenza! The world is a dangerous place for a red blood cell just trying to get her deliveries finished. Fortunately, she's not alone... she's got a whole human body's worth of cells ready to help out! The mysterious white blood cell, the buff and brash killer T cell, the nerdy neuron, even the cute little platelets -- everyone's got to come together if they want to keep you healthy! less...
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    Amazon Says: Rin and Ami have been skipping molecular biology class all semester, and Professor Moro has had enough—he's sentencing them to summer school on his private island. But they' more...
    Amazon Says: Rin and Ami have been skipping molecular biology class all semester, and Professor Moro has had enough—he's sentencing them to summer school on his private island. But they're in store for a special lesson. Using Dr. Moro's virtual reality machine to travel inside the human body, they'll get a close-up look at the fascinating world of molecular biology. Join them in The Manga Guide to Molecular Biology, and learn all about DNA, RNA, proteins, amino acids, and more. Along the way, you'll see chemical reactions first-hand and meet entertaining characters like Enzyme Man and Drinkzilla, who show how the liver metabolizes alcohol. Together with Ami and Rin, you'll learn all about: –The organelles and proteins inside cells, and how they support cellular functions –The processes of transcription and translation, and your genes' role in synthesizing proteins –The pieces that make up our genetic code, like nucleotides, codons, introns, and exons –The processes of DNA replication, mitosis and cytokinesis –Genetic technology like transduction and cloning, and the role of molecular biology in medicine Whether you need a molecular biology refresher or you're just fascinated by the science of life, The Manga Guide to Molecular Biology will give you a uniquely fun and informative introduction. less...
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    My Neighbor Seki, 1 by Takuma Morishige
    Amazon Says: Toshinari Seki takes goofing off to new heights. Every day, on or around his school desk, he masterfully creates his own little worlds of wonder, often hidden to most of his c more...
    Amazon Says: Toshinari Seki takes goofing off to new heights. Every day, on or around his school desk, he masterfully creates his own little worlds of wonder, often hidden to most of his classmates. Unfortunately for Rumi Yokoi, his neighbor at the back of their homeroom, his many games, dioramas, and projects are often way too interesting to ignore; even when they are hurting her grades. less...
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    Amazon Says: There’s a new kid in town―and he’s kinda strange…Model student, beacon of inspiration, gentle spirit of guidance, and friend among friends―you name it, Sakamoto can more...
    Amazon Says: There’s a new kid in town―and he’s kinda strange…Model student, beacon of inspiration, gentle spirit of guidance, and friend among friends―you name it, Sakamoto can do it. He’s your go-to-guy for any problem. But not everyone takes kindly to his unflappable persona, because, let’s face it, no one can truly be his match. Right?In the face of bullies, braggarts and killer bees, Sakamoto always keeps his cool. You haven’t heard of Sakamoto yet? Don’t worry, you will. less...
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    Welcome to the Ballroom 1 by Tomo Takeuchi
    Amazon Says: See the acclaimed hit anime from Production I.G and the makers of Haikyu!! and Miss Hokusai, now streaming on Anime Strike! Battle Manga Action + Competitive Ballroom Danc more...
    Amazon Says: See the acclaimed hit anime from Production I.G and the makers of Haikyu!! and Miss Hokusai, now streaming on Anime Strike! Battle Manga Action + Competitive Ballroom Dancing!(?) Feckless high school student Tatara Fujita wants to be good at something - anything. Unfortunately, he's about as average as a slouchy teen can be. The local bullies know this, and make it a habit to hit him up for cash, but all that changes when the debonair Kaname Sengoku sends them packing. Sengoku's not the neighborhood watch, though. He's a professional ballroom dancer. And once Tatara Fujita gets pulled into the world of the ballroom, his life will never be the same. less...
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    Yowamushi Pedal, Vol. 1 by Wataru Watanabe
    Amazon Says: For the love of all things otaku--anime, video games, figures, you name it! Power-pedaling Sakamichi Onoda has long been conquering the steepest slopes and regularly making th more...
    Amazon Says: For the love of all things otaku--anime, video games, figures, you name it! Power-pedaling Sakamichi Onoda has long been conquering the steepest slopes and regularly making the ninety-kilometer round-trip to Akihabara on a mommy bike!! But when his bike commute to his new high school lands him in a confrontation with the serious first-year road racer Imaizumi, Onoda has a major showdown on his hands! Can this meek geek really out-pedal the future ace of the school road-racing team?! less...
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    Amazon Says: Follow journalist Yamaoka Shiro on a rich cullinary adventure as he hunts for the "ultimate menu". To commemorate its 100th anniversary the heads of newspaper Tozai Shimbun c more...
    Amazon Says: Follow journalist Yamaoka Shiro on a rich cullinary adventure as he hunts for the "ultimate menu". To commemorate its 100th anniversary the heads of newspaper Tozai Shimbun come up with a plan to publish the “Ultimate Menu”. The assignment is given to journalist Yamaoka Shiro, the protagonist of the series. With the help of a female coworker, Kurita Yuko, Yamaoka starts off on what can only be termed an epic saga to find the dishes hat will go into the “Ultimate Menu”. The subject of volume 1 is Nishon ryori, or Japanese cuisine, featuring stories on subjects like how to prepare a proper dashi (broth that is one of the building blocks of Japanese cooking), or matcha (the powdered green tea used in the tea ceremony), or red snapper sashimi. The subjects of the later volumes are: 2) sake, 3) fish, 4) vegetables, 5) rice dishes, 6) udon, and 7) izakaya or “pub” food. To commemorate its 100th anniversary the heads of newspaper Tozai Shimbun come up with a plan to publish the “Ultimate Menu”. The assignment is given to journalist Yamaoka Shiro, the protagonist of the series. With the help of a female coworker, Kurita Yuko, Yamaoka starts off on what can only be termed an epic saga to find the dishes hat will go into the “Ultimate Menu”. less...
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    Parasyte 1 by Hitoshi Iwaaki
    Amazon Says: SILENT INVASION They arrive in silence and darkness. They descend from the skies. They have a hunger for human flesh. They are everywhere. They are parasites, alien creatures more...
    Amazon Says: SILENT INVASION They arrive in silence and darkness. They descend from the skies. They have a hunger for human flesh. They are everywhere. They are parasites, alien creatures who must invade–and take control of–a human host to survive. And once they have infected their victims, they can assume any deadly form they choose: monsters with giant teeth, winged demons, creatures with blades for hands. But most have chosen to conceal their lethal purpose behind ordinary human faces. So no one knows their secret–except an ordinary high school student. Shin is battling for control of his own body against an alien parasite, but can he find a way to warn humanity of the horrors to come? Ages 16+ less...
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    Death Note Manga Set by Tsugumi Ohba
    Amazon Says: "Death Note" written by Tsugumi Ohba artist Takeshi Obata from the world's most cutting-edge Manga Shonen Jump Advanced. more...
    Amazon Says: "Death Note" written by Tsugumi Ohba artist Takeshi Obata from the world's most cutting-edge Manga Shonen Jump Advanced. less...
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