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Ghost in the Shell 1.5 Human-Error Processor – Deluxe Edition

July 24, 2017 1 comment

Ghost in the Shell 1.5 Deluxe EditionGhost in the Shell 1.5 Human-Error Processor: Deluxe Edition
By Shirow Masamune, Translation & English Adaption by Frederik L. Schodt and Toren Smith, Additional Translation by Stephen Paul
Kodansha Comics, 192 pp.
Rating: Mature (18 +)

Released after Ghost in the Shell 2: Man-Machine Interface, Ghost in the Shell 1.5: Human-Error Processor takes place between the the first and second Ghost in the Shell series and represents Shirow’s first, aborted attempt to continue the Ghost in the Shell franchise in manga form. As a result, Ghost in the Shell 1.5 is an unfinished project. It’s essentially a short story collection depicting several different investigations undertaken by a post-Kusanagi Section 9. Togusa and Batou become the main two characters, with several of the other supporting cast being fleshed out a bit here and there over the course of the volume.
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Princess Jellyfish, Vol. 2

July 10, 2017 1 comment

Princess Jellyfish, Vol. 2Princess Jellyfish, Vol. 2
By Akiko Higashimura, Translated by Sarah Alys Lindholm.
Kodansha Comics, 384 pp.
Rating: Teens (16 +)

Tsukimi and Kuranosuke struggle to find a way to keep Amars from being destroyed in the name of urban renewal and development! If that wasn’t bad enough, Tsukimi slowly begins to realize that she’s fallen in love with someone, a thing she never thought possible. Can Tsukimi confront a part of herself she never knew existed, while attempting to save her home? Akiko Higashimura’s brilliant series continues, with Princess Jellyfish, Vol. 2!
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That Wolf-Boy is Mine, Vol. 1

June 26, 2017 Leave a comment

That Wolf-Boy is Mine, Vol. 1That Wolf-Boy is Mine, Vol. 1
By Yoko Nogiri, Translated by Alethea and Athena Nibley.
Kodansha Comics, 192 pp.
Rating: Teens (13 +)

After crossing classmates at her Tokyo school, Komugi finds herself a social pariah. Thankfully, her mom’s leaving town and offers Komugi a choice. Stay in Tokyo, or move to the countryside to live with her father. Komugi takes this opportunity to start over with a blank slate and a chance to make friends at her new school! Unfortunately for her, those friends harbor a secret of the supernatural kind which promise to make her life even far more complicated than it was before. From Yoko Nogiri, comes the romantic drama-comedy, That Wolf-Boy is Mine!
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Noragami: Stray Stories

June 19, 2017 1 comment

Noragami: Stray Stories
By Adachitoka, Translated by Alethea and Athena Nibley.
Kodansha Comics, 192 pp.
Rating: Older Teens (16 +)

From Adachitoka comes the first spin-off to the hit Noragami series, Noragami: Stray Stories! This single volume contains several short stand alone tales of Yato, Yukine, Hiyori and the rest of the cast. Throughout the volume Yato and co. find themselves sucked into weird, awkward, and downright silly situations. These range from answering a prayer from a suicidal office worker, Yato getting a stalker, and an encounter with a serial killer. Don’t let the set ups fool you, Adachitoka manages to take each one in a surprisingly light and engaging direction, making for a surprisingly enjoyable comedic read!
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Sweetness and Lightning, Vols. 1 + 2

June 12, 2017 3 comments

Sweetness and Lightning, Vol. 1Sweetness and Lightning, Vols. 1 + 2
By Gido Amagakure, Translation by Adam Lensenmayer
Kodansha Comics, 192 pp.
Rating: T (13+)

Following the death of his wife, and attempting to juggle his teaching job with raising Tsumugi, his daughter, Kohei’s cooking fell off as he relied on pre-packaged meals and take out food. With the help of a student of his, Kotori, that begins to change. Together, the three find happiness and friendship through the art of cooking. From Gido Amagakure comes the heart warming, Sweetness and Lightning, Vols. 1 + 2!
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Attack on Titan: Lost Girls, Vol. 1

June 2, 2017 1 comment

Attack on Titan: Lost Girls, Vol. 1Attack on Titan: Lost Girls, Vol. 1
Written by Hiroshi Seko, Art by Ryosuke Fuji, Attack on Titan originally created by Hajime Isayama, Translation by Ko Ransom
Kodansha Comics, 192 pp.
Rating: OT (16+)

From writer Hiroshi Seko and artist, Ryosuke Fuji, comes the latest Attack on Titan spin off series, Attack on Titan: Lost Girls! This short, two volume series focuses on the women of the franchise, with Annie Leonhart taking center stage in this volume. Annie finds herself dragged into an investigation which takes her to the grimy back alleys of Stohess District in search of the wealthy businessman’s missing daughter.
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Cells at Work!, Vol. 1

May 29, 2017 1 comment

Cells at Work!, Vol. 1Cells at Work!, Vol. 1
by Akane Shimizu, Translation by Yamato Tanaka
Kodansha Comics, 192 pp.
Rating: T (13+)

Creator Akane Shimizu anthropomorphizes the never ending war between the body’s immune system and diseases, viruses, and other sundry infections! The world this biological battle is set in takes the form of a city in which cells are blue collar workers and citizens, while the diseases look like they stepped off the set of Power Rangers or Kamen Rider. Can the various cells fend off allergies, influenza and more? Find out, in Cells at Work!, Vol. 1!
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