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A Drunken Dream and Other Stories
Forty years ago, the legendary manga artist Moto Hagio reinvented the shōjo (girl's comics) genre with an ongoing series of whip-smart, psychologically complex, an...
Battle Royale Volume 6
Having recovered from her fever, Noriko is now ready to travel, but her trip is cut short by the powerful Hiroki. Confronted by Shogo, the two come to blows until Shuuya in...
Case Closed: Volume 9
Case Closed is more of an older teen’s manga where high school kid Jimmy Kudo doesn’t have an ordinary spare time activity like the other kids at his school, no...
Castlevania: Curse of Darkness Volume 1
Many years ago, students of alchemy had experimented to turn metal into gold, but it was not long before they also dabbled in the demonic arts, creating two humanoid males ...
Color Bleach+: The Bleach Official Bootleg
An indispensable guidebook to the Soul Society, Color Bleach+: The Bleach Official Bootlegtakes you behind the scenes in the shadowy world of the Soul Reapers. All Thirteen...
Crown: Volume 1
Jake and Ren decide to go on their own as mercenaries, declining to renew their contract, while Jake is still in Ren's debt after a fixed poker game he will have to wor...
Death Note: Finis
Managing to deceive their bodyguards, Mello captures Kiyomi Takada, ordering her to strip naked as a tracer could be anywhere on her body and he wants no one to be alerted ...
Death Note: Kindred Spirit
Light Yagami has taken the role of the second L after four years and continues his work as Kira in order to make the world his own, but in all this L's two proté...
Ex Machina Volume 5: Smoke, Smoke
Set in our modern-day real world, Ex Machina tells the story of civil engineer Mitchell Hundred, who becomes America's first living, breathing superhero after a strange...
In its fourth edition, EXOTIQUE 4 firmly establishes itself as the benchmark for CG character art featuring the work of artists from 45 countries (a record for the EXOTIQUE...
Ballistic Publishing’s previous art book Exotique 4 had a nice mix of fantasy art, sci-fi and concept art thrown in, Exotique 5 however has all that and more as in th...
Fun to Draw Mini Mangas
T. Beaudenon takes readers through a selection of characters readers might want to have a go at drawing. The chibi character is always at the heart of humorous moments in c...
Fushigi Yugi: The Mysterious Play: Vol: 7 Castaway
Written way back in 1992, much of Yuu Watase's art closely resembles that of the characters from Dragonball Z, though it is this style that shaped Western interest in a...
Gakuen Alice: Volume 1
Young Mikun Sakura is amazed about her best friend Hotaru being enrolled at a Geniuses only school as all around the area where she lives people are going crazy about the n...
How to Create Anthropomorphic Fantasy Creatures
In anime and manga there are many kinds of men and women drawn as half animal characters called furries. These are fun to create and draw, and people have been drawing them...
Lord Calthorpe\'s Promise Volume 1
There is devastation in the family when Katherine learns of the news of her brother's death after a stint at the Battle of Waterloo. Unfortunately, her uncle's fami...
Luuna: Volume 1
Her tribe want great things from Luuna, and if she can prove to them she is adult enough to be a true part of their tribe then she must enter into her coming of age ritual ...
Manga Martial Arts
If you have ever watched Bruce Lee or Jackie Chan kicking their way out of tricky situations, you might have wondered how they managed to do it. Similarly, those who like m...
Mastering Manga with Mark Crilley
There's more to manga than big, shiny eyes and funky hair. In these action-packed pages, graphic novelist Mark Crilley shows you step-by-step how to achieve an authenti...
Maximum Ride Volume 7
Fang's blog has brought ITEX and their cruel research to the world's attention, and his readers take a stand at the facility where Max and the girls are being held,...
Nana: Volume 19
The tabloid feeding frenzy has finally brought Blast down, but Nana is determined to keep hope alive. She's going to take a gig as a solo artist, and even accept acting...
Ein is on a mission from God. A God of Death.Time is up for the Emperor of Ten Kings and it falls to a murdered eight year old boy to render the judgement of a ...
One Missed Call 1 & 2
It's an epidemic of accidental death! Multiple college students receive odd voice-mails from themselves, messages from the future, and all they contain are the screams ...
Peacemaker Kurogane: Volume 1
The Shinsengumi compound see their new page boy in the flesh for the first time and once introduced to young Ichimura Tetsunosuke, some think he is just a kid from off the ...
Pixie: Volume 1
Confined within his palace, prince Ael has a secret longing to go outside the stifling walls of his home to see what it's like in the real world out there, but as one w...
Rebirth: Volume: 3
Deshwitat, the vampire has lain dormant for three hundred years, is at the mercy of Kalutika who cast him away, and murdered his lover, Lilith. There's no chance of kee...
Shojo Fashion Manga Art School
From 'dos to shoes, how you dress and style your characters says a lot about who they are, before they even utter a word. Whether your story calls for a flashy drama qu...
Shojo Fashion Manga Art School, Year 2: Draw Modern Looks
Shojo Fashion Manga Art School Year 2 is a great accompaniment to the first book, and one of the nice touches to it is its age progression of characters from children to pu...
Shojo Manga Colouring
Supittha really knows her subject matter, makes the girls cute and the guys even cuter. This is perfect for any age, from young teens as it is different from the standard c...
Speed Grapher Vol: 1
Tatsumi Saiga is a former war photographer who carved a niche for himself while in the Middle-East watching the endless conflict. After an injury left him incapable of phot...
The Amalfie Bride
After working in a cute little shop, Regina finds the kindness of others sets her off on the right path toward the man of her dreams - or does it? She meets Nico Romano, a ...
The Embalmer: Volume 1
Shinjyurou Mamiya, an embalmer in a nation where men of his profession are viewed as outcasts engaging in an unaccepted and unclean practice. For Shinjyurou, it's just ...
The Heart of Thomas
The setting: a boys boarding school in Germany, sometime in the latter 20th Century. Fourteen year-old Thomas Werner falls from a lonely pedestrian overpass to his death im...
The Sheik\'s Reluctant Bride
Jessica goes through life believing she has no parents to speak of, and having been an orphan from birth she feels so different from others who have the comfort and securit...
The Star of Sorrow
Trinity Blood: Reborn on the Mars
A mysterious terrorist organization is hell-bent on orchestrating a war between the New Human Empire and the Vatican. Special Ops AX Agent Abel Nightroad teams up with a sp...
The Twelve Kingdoms Volume 1: Sea of Shadow
Yoko Nakajima wakes from a terrifying dream where she is surrounded by many ravenous beasts. She is amazed that what she experienced was not real and wonders about its mean...
Vassalord: Volume 1
Charley is a vampire hunter with a difference; he is one himself and struggles constantly with what he is, his usefulness to the Vatican and his wondering how God views his...
Vermonia 4: The Rukan Prophecy
The quest to save Vermonia continues! Fabulous manga artwork highlights this tale of four friends who hold the fate of three worlds in their hands. The Four pillars su...
Wandering Son: Volume 1
The fifth grade: the threshold to puberty and the beginning of the end of childhood innocence. Shuichi Nitori and his new friend Yoshino Takatsuki have happy homes, loving ...
Wandering Son: Volume 2
Taking the story further from the first novel in this series, Shuichi and Yoshino embark on a school trip that sees Shuichi being bullied while he has to try and come to te...
Yu-Gi-Oh! R Volume: 1
Yugi's back for another duel, but this time, it's personal A Wicked Shadow! In order to draw Yugi out, Yakou kidnaps Tea Gardner. To rescue her, Yugi and his friend...
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