New Manga in the Stacks

The Library has new manga coming soon!

Check out the titles listed below.
To find more simply do a keyword search on “graphic novels” in the library catalog.

Akira
Akira by Katsuhiro Ōtomo.
In Neo-Tokyo, built on the former site of Tokyo after World War III, two teenagers are targeted by agencies after they develop paranormal abilities.

Bleach
Bleach story and art by Tite Kubo
Fifteen-year-old high school student Ichigo Kurosaki has martial arts skills and the ability to see ghosts, and his life is about to change when he meets Rukia Kuchiki, a soul reaper and protector of innocents.

Book of Human Insects
The Book of Human Insects by Osamu Tezuka
Toshiko Tomura is the darling of the intelligentsia. A modern-day Michelangelo, this 20-year-old is already an established international stage actress, an up-and-coming architect, and the next recipient of the prestigious Akutagawa Prize as Japan’s best new writer. She is the mastermind behind a series of murders. The ultimate mimic, she has plagiarized, blackmailed, stolen and replicated the works of scores of talents. Neglected as a child, she is challenging the concepts of gender inequality while unleashing her loneliness upon the world.

Clover
Clover.
Story and art by CLAMP
Kazuhiko is a young, but already deeply wounded black ops agent, pulled out of retirement to escort Sue, a mysterious waif, to a destination she alone knows. Sue has been caged all these years because of what she is, and what the Clover Leaf Project found her to be: a military top-secret, and the most dangerous person in the world!

dororo

Dororo by Osamu Tezuka
At an early age Hyakkimaru’s father offered forty-eight of the child’s body parts to a cadre of demons in return for power and fortune. Now the blind, mute boy embarks on a quest to reclaim what will make him whole again.

fairy tale
Fairy Tail
by Hiro Mashima
Seventeen-year-old Lucy, mage-in-training, seeks to join a magicians guild and become a full-fledged magician. Her dream lies in the most famous guild in the world Fairy Tale. One day Lucy encounters Natsu, a boy raised by a Dragon who mysteriously abandoned him when he was young. Natsu has devoted his life to finding his Dragon father. When he helps Lucy out of a tricky situation, she discovers that he is a member of the Fairy Tail magicians guild, and our heroes adventure together begins.

flowers of evil
The Flowers of Evil by Shuzo Oshimi
Bookworm Takao falls in love with Nanako but cannot express his feelings through words. Instead, he secretively acts out in a heat of passion which creates a huge scandal in the school. Yet there is one person who knows his true nature – and this girl will do anything to nurture what this Charles Baudelaire hides.

knights of Sidonia
Knights of Sidonia  by Tsutomu Nihei
Nagate Tanikaze has only known life in the vessel’s bowels deep below the sparkling strata where humans have achieved photosynthesis and new genders. Not long after he emerges from the Underground, however, the youth is bequeathed a treasured legacy by the spaceship’s cool-headed female captain.

One Piece
One piece :  East blue. Story and art by Eiichiro Oda
As a child, Monkey D. Luffy dreamed of becoming King of the Pirates. But his life changed when he accidentally ate the Gum-Gum Fruit, an enchanted Devil Fruit that gave him the ability to stretch like rubber. Its only drawback? He’ll never be able to swim again – a serious handicap for an aspiring sea dog! Years later, Luffy sets off on his quest to find the One Piece, said to be the greatest treasure in the world… Get Ready to Set Sail!

Soul Eater
Soul
Eater by  Atsushi Ohkubo
“Maka is a weapon meister, determined to turn her partner, a living scythe named Soul Eater, into a powerful death scythe — the ultimate weapon of Death himself! Charged with the task of collecting and devouring the tainted souls of ninety-nine humans and one witch, Maka and her fellow meisters strive to master their weapons as they face off against the bizarre and dangerous minions of the underworld. But the meisters’ own personal quirks may prove a bigger obstacle than any sultry enchantress!”–from publisher’s web site.

All summaries reprinted from the library catalog.

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