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Includes materials for all ages!

With an introduction by

Robin Brenner

Resources

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Know Your Manga! An Introduction from Robin Brenner ........................................................................ 1
Start Here .......................................................................................................................................... 3
All-Ages Comics ............................................................................................................................. 4
Shonen Manga (originally intended for teen boys) ..................................................................................10
Loveless ...........................................................................................................................................16
Shojo Manga (originally intended for teen girls) .......................................................................................17
Mature Manga (intended for older audiences and experienced readers) ..........................................................22
Appendix .........................................................................................................................................26

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HOW TO USE THIS CATALOG


1. Our titles are arranged by intended audience.
2. Venn diagrams are designed to put series in a recognizable context,
but also to be a little funny, so take them with a grain of salt.
EXAMPLE:

Tetris

Cover drawing by Julie Lutz


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Winnie the Pooh

Inception

3. Official ratings (A, T, T+, M) can be found alongside the title


of each series. More information on our content ratings can be
found at ratings.viz.com
EXAMPLE:

4. ISBNs for all volumes of the featured series can be found in the
Appendix on page 26.
5. For ordering information, please contact Simon & Schuster
or your preferred wholesaler.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Good Comics for Kids

http://blog.schoollibraryjournal.com/goodcomicsforkids

Diamond Bookshelf

http://diamondbookshelf.com

Comics Worth Reading

http://www.comicsworthreading.com

YALSA - Great Graphic Novels for Teens Award

http://www.ala.com/yalsa/ggnt

Baker & Taylor Graphic Novel e-catalog

http://www.btol.com/pub_details.cfm?id=320

Publishers Weekly Comics News Section

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/book-news/comics/index.html

No Flying No Tights

http://www.noflyingnotights.com

Comic Book Resource

http://www.comicbookresources.com

A.V. Club Comics Panel

http://www.avclub.com/features/comics-panel/

by Robin Brenner, MLS, Creator of No Flying No Tights


A little vocabulary
To demystify the terms readers use when discussing manga,
here are a few important terms to remember:
Comics: Most of you can identify comics as a medium, but
its important to remember that Japanese manga are comics.
Comics is an umbrella term and includes everything from
comic strips to comics books to graphic novels to manga. Just
like the medium of film encompasses shorts, television series,
and feature films, comics contain forms distinguished by
narrative length.
Manga: Manga is simply the Japanese word for print or
digital comics.
Anime: Many new to Japanese pop culture confuse manga and
anime, but while manga refers to comics on a page, anime refers
to Japanese animation.
How do I read this?
Manga does read from right to left (and remember, this isnt
backwards...ask anyone who reads Hebrew or Arabic), and it
may take English readers new to the format a few tries to adjust
their orientation.

Just who is this for, anyway?


In Japan, manga is published not in single-issue comic books
but in anthology magazines aimed at a particular, gendered
audience. So, most manga will target one of these audiences:

Introduction

KNOW YOUR MANGA!

Kodomo manga: Created for kids (Pokmon Adventures,


Happy Happy Clover)
Shonen manga: Created for guys from around the age of
ten up through high school (Naruto, Death Note)
Shojo manga: Created for girls from around age ten up
through high school (Cactuss Secret, Ouran High School
Host Club)
Seinen manga: Created for men from college age and up
(Vagabond, 20th Century Boys)
Josei manga: Created for women from college age
and up (Ristorante Paradiso, oku)
(This, however, does not always predict who will read a manga;
there is an enormous amount of audience crossover.)
Manga is for everyone!
There is literally a manga out there for any reader. Manga is
a format, not a genre, and thus can tell any kind of story. In
Japan, everyone reads manga. Settling down with manga after
a long day would be akin to settling down for a television show
after a long day in the US. The genres and types of stories
expand to capture all kinds of audiences. Know a boy who
wants to learn about dinosaurs while laughing his pants off?
Pick up Dinosaur Hour. Want a story for an incurable foodie?
Check out Oishinbo. Need a coming-of-age story for the college
student next door? Give them solanin. Eager for some tense
historical drama? Try Vagabond or oku. Yearning for smart,
complex science fiction? Look no further than Urasawas Pluto
or 20th Century Boys.
Should I be worried about content?
For we librarians, the target audience categories (shonen,
shojo, etc.) will help you anticipate what a particular title
might contain, but publisher-recommended age ratings and
journal and industry reviews will help you determine whether
a particular title is appropriate for your community and
collection. If in doubt, ask your fellow librarians! With listservs
like Graphic Novels in Libraries and review sites like No Flying
No Tights, the resources and colleagues are out there. See
Additional Resources on the opposite page for a full list.
Does manga all look the same?
The answer to this question is fairly simple: no, they dont
all look the same! True, manga creators all share a common
background of technique, production, and artistic traditions,
but any reader can tell you the variations are just as noticeable
as the variety in art we see in US comics.
1

Introduction

Get to know your manga creators


Unlike US comics, in which characters are frequently owned by
publishers, manga creators either own or co-own their creations
with their publishers. In this setup, creators decide if and when
a series ends. Unlike our own mainstream comics, where SpiderMan and Batman are still going strong after decades of story
lines, Japanese creators and publishers choose one story to tell,
and when theyre done, theyre done. Sequel and spin-off series do
happen but are relatively rare. For readers, this means that instead
of following only one series or one character, fans follow creators.
Once a reader finds a creator whose style and story really speaks
to them, theyll go looking for the rest of their work.
There are how many volumes?
The best way to understand why most
manga titles are series is to think of them
as closer to television series than feature
films, or to book series as opposed to
stand-alone novellas. The best play with
timelines, stretch the limits of the format
itself, and add layer upon layer to the
narrative with each chapter, each volume.
Some engage readers in a frothy soap
opera while others reach the intensity of
epic dramas like Game of Thrones or Lost.

make the final product too different, but the way manga is
produced has generated a number of significant features for
readers and for collectors.
A few differences to keep in mind...
Notice symbols and gestures. Ask a fellow manga reader if you
cant puzzle out what a particular symbol means. Ive never met
a fan unwilling to help out new readers, and any fan can be
an expert.
Most manga take as many pages as needed to tell their story.
Like television shows, manga feature extended character
development and complex plots involving rich history and
deliberately paced revelations.

There is literally a
manga out there
for any reader.
Manga is a format,
not a genre, and
thus can tell any
kind of story.

If you have volumes 2, 8, 11, and 12 of


a series, its not going to make narrative
or emotional sense. If youre starting a
collection, try to stick to new series so
you can be assured of continuing the
popular series and, if you want some older
favorites, start with the first few volumes or omnibus editions
to generate excitement about the format. If you do get a series,
commit to buying that series all the way through to the end.
If you dont, youll be leaving your readers with only up to
season two of Lost or without those final five chapters of their
favorite book.

The Manga Industry


One important but frequently overlooked difference between
US comics and Japanese manga is that they are products of a
very different business model. One may not think this would

Many anime are adapted from manga, and


they do share a common visual language, but
the key difference is in the format.
Manga also contains a language of symbols
and signals that new readers learn as they
go. For example, the page background, a
characters eye shape, a gesture, a floating
symbol, and a sound effect all add to the story.
Readers are expected to know and understand
all of these elements to decipher and process
the story. These culturally defined references
mean reading manga has a significant learning
curve, so dont get frustrated. Dont worry if
you dont catch every cultural note or symbol,
but pay attention to context and build on
your knowledge with each page read.

Manga is unfairly stereotyped, as comics in general have been, as


being inappropriate or filled with explicit sexuality and violence.
What causes this confusion is stereotypes colliding with cultural
differences. Here in the US, comics are still thought to be a
children or teens medium. Manga has been created for adults
since the 1960s and so manga can contain mature themes, from
sex to violence to sophisticated plots and ideas. The difference is
these comics are intended for mature audiences, and many new
readers dont connect that comics could be written for adults.
Similarly, titles aimed at older teens will include different
content than those aimed at kids or younger teens.

Robin Brenner is a Reference/Teen Librarian at the Brookline (MA) Public Library.

She is the creator and editor in chief


of the graphic novel review website, No Flying No Tights (www.noflyingnotights.com). She published Understanding Manga and
Anime, a guide to Japanese manga and anime, for Libraries Unlimited in June 2007, and was nominated for an Eisner Award in
2008. She contributes reviews and features to publications including Library Journal, School Library Journal (Good Comics for Kids
group blog contributor), VOYA, and Early Word. She has also been lucky enough to serve on a variety of committees for YALSA,
including Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, Great Graphic Novels for Teens, and as Chair of the Margaret A. Edwards Award
Committee. She was a judge for the 2007 Will Eisner awards. Robin gives lectures and workshops on graphic novels, manga, and
anime all across the country.

Every journey has a beginning.

START HERE
Resources

TOP TEN
If youre just starting out, heres a list of our ten most popular
series for you to have on hand (organized alphabetically):

GATEWAY MANGA

Series
Black Bird

Original Intended Audience


Older Teen Females

Alternatively, try these series to make


manga readers out of non-manga readers:

Bleach

Teen Males

Blue Exorcist

Older Teen Males

FOR READERS WHO HAVENT


TRIED MANGA

Death Note

Older Teen Males

Fullmetal Alchemist

Teen Males

Naruto

Teen Males

One Piece

Teen Males

Pokmon

All Ages

The Legend of Zelda

All Ages

Vampire Knight

Older Teen Females

by Kanoko Sakurakouji
by Tite Kubo
by Kazue Kato

Story by Tsugumi Ohba


Art by Takeshi Obata
by Hiromu Arakawa

by Masashi Kishimoto
by Eiichiro Oda
by Various

by Akira Himekawa
by Matsuri Hino

20th Century Boys


Death Note
Cross Game
Nausica
not simple
Pluto
Saturn Apartments
solanin
Vagabond
FOR EMERGING MALE READERS
(Age 11-15)
Bleach
Death Note
Fullmetal Alchemist
FOR EMERGING FEMALE
READERS (Age 11-15)
Dengeki Daisy
Full Moon
High School Debut
Kamisama Kiss
Otomen
Ouran High School Host Club
Vampire Knight

All-Ages

ALL-AGES COMICS

Strong storytelling, eye-popping


graphics, lots of good humor

Pokmon
Adventures

Story by Hidenori Kusaka


Art by Mato, Satoshi Yamamoto

Pokmon

Black and White


Story by Hidenori Kusaka
Art by Satoshi Yamamoto

Nominated for
an About.com
Readers Choice
award for Favorite
All Ages comic

Series Summary: His entire life,


Black has dreamed of winning
the Pokmon League! Now he
embarks on a journey to explore
the Unova region and fill a Pokdex
for Professor Juniper. White has
an exciting career as the Trainer of
a talented troupe of performing
Pokmon. She dreams of making her
Tepig Gigi a star. Together, Black and
White continue on their journey...
What surprising new Pokmonand
peoplewill they meet next?!

Series Summary: Red doesnt just


want to train Pokmon, he wants to
be their friend too. Bulbasaur and
Poliwhirl seem game. But independent
Pikachu wont be so easy to win over!

Pokmon Adventures:

Diamond & Pearl/


Platinum
Story by Hidenori Kusaka
Art by Satoshi Yamamoto

Series Summary: All your favorite


Pokmon game characters jump out of
the screen into the pages of this actionpacked manga!

Pokmon Manga FAQ:


What is Pokemon Adventures?
Pokmon Adventurescalled Pocket Monster Special in Japanis the longest-running Pokmon manga series.
Its inspired by the Pokmon video games, not the cartoon.
Is Pikachu in Pokmon Adventures?
Every new video game introduces a new set of Pokmon, and the stars of the previous game are typically not the
stars of the latest game. The same is true for Pokmon Adventures. For example, Pikachu was introduced in the
first Pokmon games and the first volumes of Pokmon Adventures, but hasnt been a prominent character in either
format since. The same new Pokmon introduced in the video games are also introduced in the Pokmon cartoon,
but Ash and his Pikachu are always the stars.
How many volumes is Pokemon Adventures?
In Japan, Pocket Monster Special is over 40 volumes long. In the United States, the series stops at vol. 15 and
picks up again at volume 30, which has been rebranded as Pokmon Adventures: Diamond and Pearl/Platinum vol.
1.
Is Pokmon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! the same as Pokmon Adventures Diamond and Pearl/Platinum?
No. The eight-volume (and confusingly named) Pokmon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! is completely separate
from the Pokmon Adventures series.

Series Summary: Meet the Winx Club, a group of beautiful fairies who fight
evil using their unique magical powers! As they battle scary monsters and
troublemaking witches, the girls become stronger fairies and closer friends.

As seen on

WINX Club, Vol. 1:

WINX Club, Vol. 2:

Summary: Before Bloom became


part of the Winx Club, she was
living a normal teenagers life. All
that changed one day when she
discovered that shes actually a fairy!
Now Blooms life is anything but
ordinary as she uses her magic to
fight wicked villains!

Summary: To hone her fairy powers,


Bloom enrolls at Alfea, a school for
fairies in the world of Magix. But
when wayward witches known as The
Trix threaten to ruin a party at Alfea,
its up to Bloom to save the day with
some quick thinking!

Blooms Discovery

All-Ages

TM

Secrets of Alfea

WINX Club, Vol. 3:

The Magic of
Friendship

Summary: Bloom decides to get


a jobwith a little help from her
Winx Club friends and her new
talking diary! Plus, a field trip to
Blackmud Swamp turns into a
magic team-up adventure with the
Specialistsand a showdown with
the witches from Cloudtower!

All-Ages

Series Summary: Years ago, Voltron mysteriously disappeared, and the five lions
were scattered throughout the universe. Over time, the lions were recovered by the
original Voltron Force: Lance, Pidge, Hunk, Princess Allura, and Commander Keith.
Now, with the help of three new recruits, Voltron rises again to defend the universe!

Based on the hit

Nicktoons

show!

Voltron Force, Vol. 1:

Voltron Force, Vol. 2:

Summary: The mighty robot Voltron


is back! And three young cadets
Daniel, Larmina and Vinceare
training to become defenders of the
universe. But King Lotor and his
villainous minion Maahox have other
plans. Theyve unleashed a horrifying
storm, churning with evil energy.
When Daniel, Larmina and Vince are
sucked into the vortex, their worst
nightmares come true!

Summary: When a cargo ship in deep


space sends out a distress signal, its
the Voltron Force to the rescue! But
without warning, Daniel, Larmina
and Vince find themselves fighting the
greatest warriors in the galaxy for the
right to pilot the Voltron lions!

Voltron Force, Vol. 3:

Voltron Force, Vol. 4:

Shelter from the


Storm

Twin Trouble

Summary: Now that Daniels a


Voltron Force cadet, he cant wait
to show off in front of his former
classmates at the Galaxy Alliance
Flight Academy. He owns the skies in
Black Lion! Suddenly, two mysterious
ships appear out of nowhere and put
Daniels flying to shame. Who are
these mysterious new pilots? And is
their presence at the Academy an act
of peace or aggression?

Tournament of
Lions

Rise of the Beast


King
Summary: No one knows for certain
how Voltron was formed, but one
ancient legend claims the mighty robot
had a sixth part: a terrible warrior spirit
called the Beast King. Acccording to
the story, the Beast King was separated
from the five robot lions and forced
into a deep slumber. Now, an ancient
evil is stirring. Has the Beast King
awakened to rejoin its destructive spirit
with the Voltron Lions?

When contrasted with similar comics... Voltron Force: Shelter from the Storm is a
superior product, with crisp artwork, sophisticated storytelling, and teenage characters
who sound and act enough like teenagers to pass muster with the comics target audience
of seven-to-ten-year-old boys. The language is suciently challenging for advanced
readers but not too overwhelming for kids who have just graduated to chapter books,
while the diverse cast of characters ensures that boys and girls alike will nd a cast
member to identify with. A solid addition to the elementary school classroom library.

Manga Bookshelf
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The classic characters are back in


all new graphic novel adventures.

Here Comes the Sun!


Story by Michael Daedelus Kenny
Art by Victoria Maderna

Summary: What does Little Miss


Sunshine do when she finds a bus
on her lawn? Leads a singing tour
through Dillydale, of course! Shes
also riding horses, throwing parties
and judging Dillydales favorite talent
show, Dillydales Got Talent! Is there
anything Little Miss Sunshine cant do?
This short, colorful graphic novel reintroduces Hargreavess
popular cast of characters with some lighthearted entertainment,
and its a promising start for this relaunch.

Mr. Bump:

All-Ages

Little Miss Sunshine:

Lights, Camera,
Bump!
Story by John Hardman
Art by Matthew Britton

Summary: Mr. Bump is stuck


inside his TV! With every change of
the channel, he finds himself in the
middle of a different show. Whether
hes dancing with the Little Misses,
surviving on a desert isle, or ghost
hunting, Mr. Bump is must-see TV!
But will he ever get home again?

Publishers Weekly
Little Miss Daredevil:

The Incredible Race!


Story by John Hardman
Art by Bryan Beach

Summary: Little Miss Daredevil is


competing in the Incredible Race, and
shes in it to win it! Whether scaling to
the top of Mount Dillydale or taking
a wrong turn and rocketing into outer
space, no thrills too thrilling for Little
Miss D!

VIZ Media is bringing [Mr. Men and


Little Miss] to a new generation with
new graphic novels that kids will surely
love. Elementary school libraries and
collections should check them out.
School Library Journal

All-Ages

Redakai
Series Summary: In the hands of good, kairu
is a living force that guides the universe. But in
the hands of evil, kairu is the most destructive
power in the world. Those who can harness it can
eventually obtain the highest rank of kairu warrior,
a Redakai! Ky, Maya and Boomer are Team Stax.
Together they plan to conquer the kairu!

The Legend of Zelda


Series Summary: In the mystical land of Hyrule, three spiritual stones hold the key to the
Triforce, and whoever holds them will control the world. A boy named Link sets out on a
quest to deliver the Emerald, the spiritual stone of the forest, to Zelda, Princess of the land of
Hyrule. The journey will be long and perilous, and Link will need all his skill and courage to
defeat evil. The battle for Hyrule and the Sacred Realm has begun!
Complete 10-volume series!
Historically a consistent Bookscan and NY Times bestseller

Young Zelda fanswill likely nd the series mixture of


monster-ghting, magic, and adventure irresistible.
School Library Journal Good Comics for Kids blog
8

On the Loose!

Story by James Turner, Art by Jorge Molongo

Praise for
Mameshiba: On the Loose!:

Summary: Meet Mameshiba! The Japanese sensations


are coming to the US in their first-ever graphic novel
series! Now that these irresistibly cute, irrepressibly
curious characters have been unleashed, theres no
telling where theyll turn up!

Nominated for an About.com ReadersChoice


award for Favorite All Ages comic

Includes bonus Mameshiba short-form comics!


Mameshiba:

We Could Be Heroes!

Story by James Turner, Art by Jorge Molongo


Summary: The beans are BACK! Chili Beans in love,
Cocoa Beans larger than life, and you wont believe
whats under Red Beans bed! The cuteness is epic, and
the adventure is better than ever!

All-Ages

Mameshiba:

The stories are quirky, unique and


attention-grabbing, combined with a
little potty humor makes this a sure re
hit with kids of all ages.
No Flying No Tights
Turner and Monlongo have made a
complexand very funnystory out
of a few simple ingredients. Mameshiba:
On the Loose! is a great comic for kids
and kids-at-heart alike.
MTV Geek

Includes bonus Mameshiba short-form comics!

Also Available

Film comics from the


lm based on the classic
novel The Borrowers by
Mary Norton!
The Art Of
The Secret World of Arrietty
The Secret World of Arrietty

Film Comics
Arrietty isnt your ordinary fourteen-year-old girlshe is small enough to make her home
under the floorboards of a typical house, borrowing what she and her family need from
the giants in whose shadows they live. A young boy named Shawn befriends Arrietty, but
when adults discover the Borrowers, Arrietty and Shawn must work together to save her
family. Based on the classic novel by Mary Norton, The Secret World of Arrietty is a delight
for all ages.

Movie has made over $18M at the box oce!

The Secret World of Arrietty


Picture Book
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SHONEN MANGA

shonen |'sh-( )nin| (show-nen) noun


'
: pertaining to storylines originally directed
to a male demographic ten years old and up

Blue Exorcist

Shonen

by Kazue Kato

Series Summary: Raised by Father Fujimoto, a famous exorcist, Rin Okumura never knew
his real father. One day a fateful argument with Father Fujimoto forces Rin to face a terrible
truththe blood of the demon lord Satan runs in Rins veins! Rin swears to defeat Satan,
but doing that means entering the mysterious True Cross Academy and becoming an exorcist
himself. Can Rin fight demons and keep his infernal bloodline a secret? It wont be easy,
especially when drawing his fathers sword releases the demonic power within him!
About the Author: Manga creator, writer and illustrator Kazue Kato was born in Tokyo
on July 20, 1980. In 2000, at age 19, she won the prestigious Tezuka Award for her work
Boku to Usagi (Rabbit and I) published in Akamaru Jump. From 2005 to 2006 her series
Robo to Usakichi, a sci-fi adventure featuring a rabbit (again!) was published in the monthly
magazine Shonen Sirius (Kodansha). Her latest series, Blue Exorcist, began in Jump Square
in April of 2009.
Hellboy

Genre: Supernatural Adventure


Stand By Me

PROVEN SUCCESS...
Volume 1 was in the BookScan
Top 50 for 6 months
All volumes have been
New York Times bestsellers
Over 75,000 units sold!

The excellent artwork with its


Victorian and Gothic touches oers
detailed interiors and architecture.
Attractive character designs showcase
the exorcists-in-training, decked out
in their fashionable school uniforms
and even cooler demon-hunting
accessories (skeleton keys, soul
swords). This witty blend of mystery,
melodrama, and action will appeal to
fans of such supernatural manga as
CLAMPs xxxholic (Del Rey, 2004) or
Katsura Hoshinos D.Gray-man books
(VIZ Media). With its engrossing
storytelling and detailed artwork, this
atmospheric book will be appreciated
by readers and aspiring artists.
School Library Journal

10

Supernatural

Shonen

Bakuman

Story by Tsugumi Ohba, Art by Takeshi Obata


Series Summary: Average student Moritaka Mashiro enjoys drawing for fun. When his
classmate and aspiring writer Akito Takagi discovers his talent, he begs Moritaka to team up
with him as a manga-creating duo. But what exactly does it take to make it in the mangapublishing world?
Genre: Coming of Age/Drama

Fame

Art School
Confidential

Bowfinger

If any creators are going to craft an enjoyable, exciting story about the ins and outs of
the manga world, its going to be Ohba and Obata.Teen graphic novel collections must
add this series. It is a valuable resource both as a story and as a reference for future graphic
novel creators, and its creators popularity cannot be denied.
School Library Journal

Death Note

Story by Tsugumi Ohba, Art by Takeshi Obata


Series Summary: Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospectsand hes bored out
of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a
rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and
now Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. But when
criminals begin dropping dead, the authorities send the legendary detective L to track down
the killer. With L hot on his heels, will Light lose sight of his noble goalor his life?
Genre: Supernatural Thriller/Mystery

CSI

Sandman

Catch Me
If You Can

Like a mix between CSI and Neil Gaimans Sandman, Death Note
features detectives and demons that transcend the tired stereotypes of the
genre. Ohba gives his complex characters clever dialogue and puts them
through dramatic plot twists that leave you guessing at every turn.
2011 YALSA Great Graphic
Novels for Teens list
No Flying No Tights Must
Have: Manga for Teens List

About.com
Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obatas Death Note is a surprisingly
gripping and original suspense tale that raises a handful of interesting
questions about morality. Anyone with a taste for mystery (and a good
dose of gallows humor) should nd Death Note to be refreshingly
sophisticated. Death Note remains a solid, gripping and extremely
likable title. Dont miss it.... Story: A. Art: A.
Anime News Network

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Rosario+Vampire
by Akihisa Ikeda

Shonen

Somethings not right about Tsukunes new high school


Series Summary: All-around average teenager Tsukune cant get accepted
to any high school save one...but on his first day, he finds the rest of the
student body doesnt appear average in the least. Best of all, the cutest girl
on campus cant wait to fling her arms around his neck! Wait a secare
those her teeth around his neck too...? Tsukunes going to have one heck
of a hickey when he gets home from Monster High! How will he raise his
grades at a school where the turf war isnt between the jocks and the nerds
but the vampires and the werewolves?
Genre: High School Drama/Romantic Comedy/Supernatural Action
Harry Potter

Underworld

Twilight

No Flying No Tights Must Have: Manga for Teens List

A consistent
New York Times
bestseller!

This series is a perfect blend of Western monsters, yokai, high school


comedy, harem manga, and Scooby-Doo-style mysteries.
Manga Worth Reading

Claymore
by Norihiro Yagi

Claymores: For when your neighbor isnt your neighbor anymore.


Series Summary: In a world where monsters called Yoma prey on humans and
live among them in disguise, humanitys only hope is a new breed of warrior
known as Claymores. Half human, half monster, these silver-eyed slayers possess
supernatural strength but are condemned to fight their savage impulses or lose
their humanity completely.
Genre: Horror/Fantasy/Adventure
Game of Thrones

Blade

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Invasion of the
Body Snatchers

Psyren

by Toshiaki Iwashiro
Fight your way back to your own dimensionor die trying.

Shonen

Series Summary: Save me! Those were Sakurako Amamiyas last words to her friend Ageha
Yoshina before she mysteriously went missing. Now Agehas on a quest to find her. Hes
convinced that the mythical Psyren Secret Society has something to do with the recent rash
of disappearances. And now he seems to be caught up as a player in their very deadly game...
Genre: Science Fiction Thriller

The Wizard of Oz

Jason and
the Argonauts

The Deadliest Game

a good recommendation for libraries who have teen patrons hungry


for action, but parents who monitor what they read. Personally, Im
looking forward to the next volume.
No Flying No Tights
[D]enitely worth picking up if you like shonen action stories.
MTV Geek

Toriko

by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro
Series Summary: In a savage world ruled by the pursuit of the most delicious foods, its
either eat or be eaten! While searching for the tastiest foods imaginable, Gourmet Hunter
Toriko travels the world with his bottomless stomach, facing every beast in his way.
Genre: Comedy/Adventure

Dragon Ball

Ratatouille

Van Helsing

Touted by many manga readers lately as the most manly Englishreleased manga, its hard to argue the description when looking at this
testosterone-laden tale of cooking and killing. Bon appetite!
Anime News Network

Hungry for more? Check


out Oishinboa manga about
Japanese cuisineon page 25!

This pumped up and muscular shonen manga is a unique adventure


that oers something strange and new and newly strange practically
every chapter. It is further proof that imagination in comics is alive
and well, alive and kicking, and alive and thriving in Japan. Readers
looking for something weird, but appropriate to thrill young readers
will nd it in Toriko.
ComicBookBin.com

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HIDDEN GEMS

Dont let these acclaimed series pass you by!

Cross Game
Shonen

by Mitsuru Adachi

A moving drama that is heartfelt and true, yet in the brilliant hands of manga artist Mitsuru Adachi,
delightfully flows with a light and amusing touch. The series centers around a boy named Ko, the family of
four sisters who live down the street and the game of baseball. This poignant coming-of-age story will change
your perception of what shonen manga can be.
Cross Game is easily my favorite manga right now. Its a lot like life, only its drawn better.
You dont have to be a baseball fan to enjoy watching the world through Adachis eyes.
Bryan Lee OMalley, creator of the Scott Pilgrim series
2011 YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens list

Case Closed
by Gosho Aoyama

Jimmy Kudo, the son of a world-renowned mystery writer, is a high school detective who has cracked the
most baing of cases. One day while on a date with his childhood friend Rachel Moore, Jimmy observes
a pair of men in black involved in some shady business. The men capture Jimmy and give him a poisonous
substance to rub out their witness. But instead of killing him, it turns him into a little kid! Jimmy takes
on the pseudonym Conan Edogawa and continues to solve all the difficult cases that come his way. All the
while, hes looking for the men in black and the mysterious organization theyre with in order to find a cure
for his miniature malady.
No Flying No Tights Must Have: Manga for Teens List

Kekkaishi
by Yellow Tanabe

By night, teenager Yoshimori Sumimura is a kekkaishia demon-hunter who specializes in creating


magical barriers around his prey. By day, Yoshimoris got other demons to battle: an addiction to sweets and
a seriously crotchety grandfather! Yoshimoris pretty neighbor and childhood friend, Tokine Yukimura, is also
a kekkaishi, but their families are feuding over who is the true practitioner of the art.
3-in-1 editions available!
No Flying No Tights Must Have: Manga for Teens List

Yakitate!! Japan
by Takashi Hashiguchi

England. France. Germany. What common thread binds these three nations together? Answer: each is
famous for producing unique, distinctive, delicious bread. But what about Japan, home to rice and delicacies
of the sea? Is there not a doughy, gastronomic delight they can claim as their own? The answer is no...until
now! Kazuma Azuma, a 16-year-old-boy blessed with otherworldly baking powers, has taken it upon himself
to create Ja-pan, the national bread of the land of the rising sun!
Clearly, the discipline of breadmaking isnt just art or scienceits a battle as well, and
one that will keep readers hooked on this series for many more pages to come.
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Many VIZ manga series have found success as anime!

AS SEEN ON TV!
Naruto

by Masashi Kishimoto

Shonen

Naruto is a young shinobi with an incorrigible


knack for mischief. Hes got a wild sense of
humor, but Naruto is completely serious about
his mission to be the worlds greatest ninja!
Volumes 1-50 have sold through over 6.5 million copies in the
US to date (BookScan 04/12)
Frequent #1 bestseller on New York Times, USA Today Graphic
Novels & BookScan lists and ICv2 Top Manga Property

Bleach

Fullmetal Alchemist

Ichigo Kurosaki never asked for the ability


to see ghostshe was born with the gift.
When his family is attacked by a Hollowa
malevolent lost soulIchigo becomes a Soul
Reaper, dedicating his life to protecting the
innocent and helping the tortured spirits
themselves find peace.

In an alchemical ritual gone wrong, Edward


Elric lost his arm and his leg, and his brother
Alphonse became nothing but a soul in a
suit of armor. Equipped with mechanical
auto-mail limbs, Edward becomes a state
alchemist, seeking the one thing that can
restore his and his brothers bodies...the
legendary Philosophers Stone.

Death Note

Rurouni Kenshin

by Tite Kubo

Story by Tsugumi Ohba


Art by Takeshi Obata
Light Yagami is an ace student with great
prospectsand hes bored out of his mind.
But all that changes when he finds the
Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue
Shinigami death god. Any human whose
name is written in the notebook dies, and
now Light has vowed to use the power of the
Death Note to rid the world of evil.

by Hiromu Arakawa

by Nobuhiro Watsuki

Action, romance, and historical intrigue help


make Nobuhiro Watsukis Rurouni Kenshin,
the tale of a wandering swordsman set against
the backdrop of the Meiji Restoration, one
of the most popular Shonen Jump titles
among fans to date. Himura Kenshin, once an
assassin (or hitokiri ) of ferocious power, now
fights to protect the honor of those in need.

Dragon Ball Z

Yu-Gi-Oh!

After years of training and adventure, Goku


has become Earths ultimate warrior. And
his son, Gohan, shows even greater promise.
But the stakes are increasing as even deadlier
enemies threaten the planet.

Tenth grader Yugi spent most of his time


alone playing games...until he solved the
Millennium Puzzle, a mysterious Egyptian
artifact! Possessed by the puzzle, Yugi becomes
Yu-Gi-Oh, the King of Games, and challenges
evildoers to the Shadow Games...weird games
with high stakes and high risks!

by Akira Toriyama

by Kazuki Takahashi

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The long-awaited continuation


of the best-selling series!
Loveless
VIZ Media

by Yun Kouga

Series Summary: When his beloved older brother is brutally


murdered, Ritsuka is heartbroken but determined to search
for answers. His only lead is Soubi, a mysterious, handsome
college student who offers him an intimate link to his
brothers other life: a dark and vibrant world of spell battles
and secret names. Will Ritsukas relationship with Soubi
ultimately lead to the truth or further down the rabbit hole
than he imagined possible?
Original Japanese cover shown.
Final cover subject to change.

Genre: Coming of Age Drama

Volumes 1-8, originally published by


TokyoPop, have sold over 310,000
copies on BookScan in the US to date
(BookScan 10/11).

Did you miss it the rst time around?

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Ulysses

Harry Potter

Catch up with omnibuses of 1&2, 3&4, 5&6,


7&8, repackaged with rare bonus material40-50
pages of never-before-seen bonus comics, artist
commentary, and interviews!

Memento

Yun Kougas art is breathtakinguid,


dark, and full of slicing edges to show the
beauty and the damage in sharp relief.
This title is denitely most suitable for
older teen readers, given the variety of
dark subjects and the suspense-ratcheting
unwillingness to explain too much. But
once you start the series, youll be dying
for the next volume.
The Book Report

SHOJO MANGA

shojo |'sh-( )j| (show-joe) noun


'
: pertaining to storylines originally directed
to a female demographic ten years old and up

Vampire Knight
by Matsuri Hino

Genre: Supernatural Drama

Shojo

Series Summary: Cross Academy is attended by two groups of students: the Day Class and
the Night Class. At twilight, when the students of the Day Class return to their dorm, they
cross paths with the Night Class on their way to school. Yuki Cross and Zero Kiryu are the
Guardians of the school, protecting the Day Class from the Academys dark secret: the Night
Class is full of vampires!
Twilight

West Side Story

Degrassi High School

Dark, crowded panels match the subject, with dramatic goth art by
Hino (MeruPuri) ramping up the intensity
Publishers Weekly
Hinos art style also lends so much beauty to this manga. Although
the story would likely succeed without it, the shoujo style pushes the
manga above and beyond most other gothic romance titles.
Graphic Novel Reporter
No Flying No Tights Must Have: Manga for Teens List

Black Bird

by Kanoko Sakurakouji
Series Summary: There is a world of myth and magic that intersects ours, and only a
special few can see it. Misao Harada is one such person, and she wants nothing to do with
magical realms. She just wants to have a normal high school life and maybe get a boyfriend.
But she is the bride of demon prophecy, and her blood grants incredible powers, her flesh
immortality. Now the demon realm is fighting over the right to her hand...or her life!
Genre: Comedy/Adventure

The Little Mermaid

End of Days

Pride and Prejudice

The tension between the two characters as they stave o supernatural forces
is intriguing, and readers will no doubt long for Misao to become Kyos
bride. Sakurakojis art is very romantic and the characters are almost painfully
beautiful; fans will have no diculty falling for Kyos good looks and charm.
Publishers Weekly
Winner of the 2009 Shogakukan
Manga Award for shojo manga
No Flying No Tights Must Have:
Manga for Teens List

All in all, Black Bird is sure to be a hit with teenage girls in the market for
stories about sexy supernatural beings who wont settle for anything less
than the least likely of, well, teenage girls. Recommended.
Graphic Novel Reporter
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The morning of
December 24...

A SEXY ACTION ROMANCE MANGA ABOUT A GIRL AND HER PROTECTORS

Im
gonna
chew
that
demon
to bits!

Shojo

How did
you...?

Its
on!

...
yeah!

Stand
back,
Mistress!

Jiu Jiu

DO THE MATH!

by Touya Tobina
Werewolves at the door...and in the house!
Takamichi!
Series Summary: Born
into a family of
Hunters, Takamichis destiny is to pursue
and slay demons. When her twin brother is
killed, she is saved from despair by a pair of
Jiu Jiushape-shifting familiarsin the form
of two wolf pups named Snow and Night.
Now Takamichi is in high school and an active
Hunter. Snow and Night cant wait to attend
school in their human form to protect her.
But are they ready to go off leash...?

Genre: Action/Fantasy/Romance

Supernatural

Kimi ni Todoke
by Karuho Shiina

Series Summary: Sawako Kuronuma is the perfect heroine...for a horror movie. Nicknamed
Sadako after the haunting movie character, everyone is afraid to come near her for fear of
being cursed. But underneath her scary exterior lies an ordinary teenager who just wants to
make friends.
Genre: Drama/Romance

Freaks & Geeks

Degrassi High School

Clueless

This story is truly adorable, and, while it focuses on romance,


appropriate for anyone struggling to nd themselves in their
teen years. Each of these characters is going through a tough,
awkward time and its fun to watch them gure things out.
No Flying No Tights
No Flying No Tights Must Have: Manga for Teens List
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Cute puppies
Supernatural drama
Powerful female lead
Love triangle

Big Hit with Young Adult Females

Twilight

Teen Wolf

The
hell
if I
know.

ON DISTANT SHORES

Not all manga is set in Japan.

Dawn of the Arcana


by Rei Toma

Genre: Fantasy Adventure/Drama


Romeo & Juliet

Shojo

Series Summary: Princess Nakaba of Senan is forced to marry Prince Caesar of the enemy
country Belquat, tantamount to becoming a hostage. While Caesar is pleasing to the eye, he
is also selfish and possessive, telling Nakaba outright: You are my property. With only her
attendant Loki at her side, Nakaba must find a way to cope with her hostile surroundings,
her fake marriage...and a mysterious power!
Twilight

Labyrinth

With hints of magic powers, complex international relations,


and a variety of twisted pasts, fantasy and romance fans alike
will want to pick this up, particularly with the promise that
this series will only get more interesting as it gets going.
Anime News Network
[I]t will then become obvious to you why it was chosen to
translate, because its got a ton of hooks that will be of interest
to the target teen female reader.
Manga Worth Reading

The Earl and the Fairy


Story & Art by Ayuko
Original Concept by Mizue Tani

Series Summary: Lydia Carlton is a fairy doctor, one of the few


people with the ability to see the magical creatures who share our
world. During one of her rare trips to London to visit her father,
Lydias quiet life is suddenly transformed when she is rescued from
kidnappers by a mysterious young man!
Jane Eyre

Genre: Victorian Drama/Fantasy


Ironside

Pride and Prejudice

An interesting and mysterious supernatural adventure begins


to unfold in this promising rst volume. It has a good pace,
is smack full of intrigue, and further delights the reader with
its impressive art.
activeAnime
Fun Fact: The four-part Earl and the Fairy graphic novel series
is part of a successful multimedia franchise in Japan called
Hakushaku to Ysei that includes a series of light novels, several
radio play-like drama CDs and anime series!

Collectibility Bonus:
Only 4 volumes for the complete series!

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s
h
g
i
h
Oh,
Dengeki Daisy

Shojo

by Kyosuke Motomi

After orphan Teru Kurebayashi loses her beloved older brother, she finds solace in the messages she exchanges
with DAISY, an enigmatic figure who can only be reached through the cell phone her brother left her.
Meanwhile, mysterious Tasuku Kurosaki always seems to be around whenever Teru needs help Could
DAISY be a lot closer than Teru thinks?
The rst volume of Dengeki Daisy is highly recommended for teens 14 and up. It is
at times sweet, at times action-packed, at times mysterious. Kyousuke Motomi has
denitely made an interesting addition to the world of shojo manga.
Graphic Novel Reporter

A Devil and Her Love Song


by Miyoshi Tomori

Meet Maria Kawaishes gorgeous and whip-smart, a girl who seems to have it all. But when she unleashes
her sharp tongue, its no wonder some consider her to be the very devil! Marias difficult ways even get her
kicked out of an elite school, but this particular fall may actually turn out to be her saving grace...
A Devil and Her Love Song will be a welcome addition to the
Shojo Beat catalog, an all-too-rare example of a story in which the
heroine isnt the least bit concerned with being nice or popular.
The Manga Critic

High School Debut


by Kazune Kawahara

Hapless Haruna needs help finding a boyfriend. After failing to win the eye of any guy in high school,
Haruna enlists the help of cute upperclassman Yoh to coach her on how to make herself more appealing to
the male species. Yoh agrees, with one catch: Haruna had better not fall for him!
A delightful romantic comedy thats already on the
short list of my favorite new manga of 2008.
Manga.About.com

Ouran High School Host Club


by Bisco Hatori

In this screwball romantic comedy, Haruhi, a poor girl at a rich kids school, is forced to repay an $80,000
debt by working for the schools swankiest, all-male clubas a boy! There, she discovers just how wealthy
the six members are and how different the rich are from everybody else...
Graphic Novel Reporters Core 10 Manga For Teens list

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Great shojo manga set in everyones favorite placehigh school!

VIZBIG Editions prove bigger is better by giving fans more of the manga they already love with three
volumes in one, new art, and premium paper that really showcases the vibrant images on every page.

Fushigi Ygi

Hot Gimmick

Fifteen-year-old Miaka Yuki is transported into an


ancient Chinese kingdom by an old library book,
The Universe of the Four Gods. Following the
legend in the story, Miaka becomes the Priestess of
Suzaku and must find her seven Celestial Warriors
before she can save the kingdom and return
home. Read the shojo manga that started it all!
Fushigi Ygi, the best-selling series from beloved
creator Yuu Watase, is now available in a VIZBIG
Editionthree of the original graphic novel
releases collected into one volume, including color
artwork and new bonus content!

In company-owned rabbit-hutch apartments live


tenants who cant afford to live anywhere else, and
the apartment complex in which high-school girl
Hatsumi Narita lives is ruled over by the rumor
mongering, self-righteous Mrs. Tachibana. Get on
Tachibanas bad side, and life becomes hell. When
Hatsumi has to buy a pregnancy test because
her popular sister Akane is late, Mrs. Tachibanas
son, Ryoki, who used to bully Hatsumi as a kid,
promises not to tell the world about Hatsumis
secret only if she becomes his slave. Suddenly
Azusa, Hatsumis protector in their youth,
reappears to save her again! Hes moving back into
the neighborhood! Despite the budding romance
between Hatsumi and Azusa, Ryoki has control
over her through the secret that could ruin the
lives of everyone in Hatsumis family, and he hasnt
forgotten who his slave is!

by Yuu Watase

Shojo

VIZ BIG EDITIONS

by Miki Aihara

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MATURE MANGA

Manga intended for older readers

Naoki Urasawas

20th Century Boys


by Naoki Urasawa

Mature

Series Summary: Humanity, having


faced extinction at the end of the 20th
century, would not have entered the new
millennium if it werent for them. In
1969, during their youth, they created a
symbol. In 1997, as the coming disaster
slowly starts to unfold, that symbol
returns. This is the story of a group of
boys who try to save the world.
2011 Eisner Award winner
for Best U.S. Edition of
International MaterialAsia

Pluto

by Naoki Urasawa and Osamu Tezuka


Co-authored with Takashi Nagasaki
Supervised by Macoto Tezka
With the cooperation of Tezuka
Productions

A gritty adaptation of
Astroboy: The Greatest Robot
On Earth by Osamu Tezkua!

Series Summary: In an ideal world


where man and robots coexist, someone or
something is after the seven great robots of
the world. Interpol assigns robot detective
Gesicht to this most strange and complex
caseand he eventually discovers that he
is one of the targets!

About the Author: Naoki Urasawas career as


a manga artist spans more than twenty years
and has firmly established him as one of the
true manga masters of Japan. Born in Tokyo in
1960, Urasawa debuted with BETA! in 1983
and hasnt stopped his impressive output since.
Well-versed in a variety of genres, Urasawas
oeuvre encompasses a multitude of different
subjects, such as a romantic comedy (Yawara!
A Fashionable Judo Girl), a suspenseful human
drama about a former mercenary (Pineapple
ARMY; story by Kazuya Kudo), a captivating
psychological suspense story (Monster), a sci-fi
adventure manga (20th Century Boys), and
a modern reinterpretation of the work of the
God of Manga, Osamu Tezuka (Pluto: Urasawa
x Tezuka; co-authored with Takashi Nagasaki,
supervised by Macoto Tezka, and with the
cooperation of Tezuka Productions). Many
of his books have spawned popular animated
and live-action TV programs and films, and
2008 saw the theatrical release of the first of
three live-action Japanese films based on 20th
Century Boys.
No stranger to accolades and awards, Urasawa
received the 2011 Eisner Award for Best U.S.
Edition of International MaterialAsia, and
is a three-time recipient of the prestigious
Shogakukan Manga Award, a two-time
recipient of the Osamu Tezuka Cultural Prize,
and also received the Kodansha Manga Award.
Urasawa has also become involved in the world
of academia, and in 2008 accepted a guest
teaching post at Nagoya Zokei University,
where he teaches courses in, of course, manga.

Biomega

by Tsutomu Nihei
Series Summary: In Tsutomu Niheis nightmare vision of the future, the N5S virus has swept across
the earth, turning most of the population into zombie-like drones. Zoichi Kanoe, an agent of Toa
Heavy Industry, is humanitys last hope, and hes not even human! With the help of Fuyu, a digitized
intelligence built into the computer system of his Heavy Dual Coil motorcycle, Zoichis search for the
key to salvation will take him on a journey across surreal landscapes and hurl him into battle against
mind-bending evil. Prepare yourself for the ultimate trip.
Oers grown-up graphic novel artistry
that will appeal to both mainstream
comics and manga fans
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two hundred pages of eye-popping, mind-boggling


visuals and a Big Idea to beat all the other Big Ideas in
the futuristic, post-apocalyptic, cyberpunk realm.
Anime News Network

ACCLAIMED HISTORICAL MANGA


House of Five Leaves
by Natsume Ono

Mature

Series Summary: Masterless samurai Akitsu Masanosuke is a skilled and loyal swordsman, but his
nave, diffident nature has time and again caused him to be let go by the lords who have employed
him. Hungry and desperate, he becomes a bodyguard for Yaichi, the charismatic leader of a gang called
Five Leaves. Although disturbed by the gangs sinister activities, Masa begins to suspect that Yaichis
motivations are not what they seem. And despite his misgivings, the deeper hes drawn into the world
of the Five Leaves, the more he finds himself fascinated by these devious, mysterious outlaws.
The story is whole-heartedly a character study. It excels at it too, combining
Natsume Onos skill at subtle storytelling with a well-grounded yet exotic
locale to keep it that much more interesting.
Anime News Network

Vagabond
by Takehiko Inoue

Series Summary: Striving for enlightenment by way of the sword, Miyamoto Musashi is prepared
to cut down anyone who stands in his way. Vagabond is an action-packed portrayal of the life and
times of the quintessential warrior-philosopherthe most celebrated samurai of all time!
Only an artist like Takehiko Inoue could take Japans most historic samurai
and bring him to life for Japanese and American audiences alike. In his hands,
manga is ne art for everyone, Miyamoto Musashi is both human and hero, and
Vagabond is awless artistic storytelling.
Publishers Weekly

Also available in
VIZBIG Editions!
This reads like an Akira
Kurosawa lm captured on
the printed page. Takehiko
Inoues ne line art, much
more detailed than the
norm for Japanese manga,
is a real treat, while the
storyline captivates.
Comic Buyers Guide
Kodansha Manga Award winner
Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize winner
2003 Eisner Award nominee for Best Writer/Artist
Grand Prize for manga at the 2000 Japan Media
Arts Festival

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STANDALONE MANGA

Single-volume graphic novels for those afraid of commitment

solanin
by Inio Asano

Mature

Summary: Meiko Inoue is a recent college grad working as an office lady in a job she hates. Her
boyfriend Naruo is permanently crashing at her apartment because his job as a freelance illustrator
doesnt pay enough for rent. And her parents in the country keep sending her boxes of veggies that
just rot in her fridge. Straddling the line between her years as a student and the rest of her life, Meiko
struggles with the feeling that shes just not cut out to be a part of the real world. Will Meiko find her
place in the world, or will the world force her to fit?
Solanin is a satisfying one-shot that proves that manga for
grown-ups can be smart and sensitive without being profane.
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2009 Eisner Award Nominee for Best US Edition of International Material Japan
2009 Harvey Award for Best American Edition of Foreign Material

not simple
by Natsume Ono

Ian, a young man with a fractured family history, travels from Australia to England
to America in the hope of realizing his dreams and reuniting with his beloved sister.
His story unfolds backwards through the framing narrative of Jim, a reporter driven
to capture Ians experiences in a novel: not simple.
2011 YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens list
A complex, powerful, and emotionally wrenching story from the
creator of House of Five Leaves, Ristorante Paradiso and Gente.
A devastating work... highly recommended, particularly to
fans of comics slightly o the beaten path.
Comic Book Resourcs

Ristorante Paradiso
by Natsume Ono

Summary: At the age of 21, Nicoletta travels to Rome to find her mother, Olga, who abandoned her
long ago. Nicoletta finds her at Casetta dellOrso, a charming little restaurant owned by Olgas husband.
The staff of bespectacled gentlemen welcomes Nicoletta warmly, but Olgas reception is not so pleasant.
Olga has never told her husband that she ever had childrenand he must never know.
This is the perfect pick for anyone whos tired of reading about shy high school girls
and their cutesy little crushesRistorante Paradiso is one of those rare nds thats
great for anyone who is tired of only having a kids menu to order from.
Anime News Network
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oku: The Inner Chambers


by Fumi Yoshinaga

Series Summary: In Edo period Japan, a strange new disease called the Redface Pox has begun to
prey on the countrys men. Within eighty years of the first outbreak, the male population has fallen by
seventy-five percent. Women have taken on all the roles traditionally granted to men, even that of the
shogun. The men, precious providers of life, are carefully protected. And the most beautiful of the men
are sent to serve in the shoguns Inner Chamber...
In this 17th Century Japan the shogun is a woman...and the harem is full of men!

Mature

Those who love sequential art, Japanese culture, or plain ol good


storytelling should have started reading oku yesterday.
Anime News Network

All My Darling Daughters


by Fumi Yoshinaga

Summary: Yukiko, a salarywoman in her thirties, still lives with


her mother Mari. But their relationship suffers a sudden change
when Mari announces that shes getting married--to an ex-host
and aspiring actor whos younger than Yukiko. Yukiko, convinced
hes out to fleece her mom, cant stand to stay in the house and
decides to move in with her boyfriend.
Fumi Yoshinaga weaves together the disparate lives of Yukiko and
her friends in five short stories, exploring the womens various
relationships with the skill and elegance she is famous for.

Those who have been following


her career in manga publishing
might be tempted to conclude
the following: Fumi Yoshinaga
can do anything.
Anime News Network

Japan Media Arts Festival 2004Jury Recommended Works on Manga Division

Food is a popular theme in manga.

Good Tastes

Oishinbo

Story by Tetsu Kariya, Art by Akira Hanasaki


Series Summary: As part of the celebrations for its 100th anniversary, the publishers of
the Tzai News have commissioned the creation of the Ultimate Menu, a model meal
embodying the pinnacle of Japanese cuisine. This all-important task has been entrusted
to journalist Yamaoka Shir, an inveterate cynic who possesses no initiativebut also an
incredibly refined palate and an encyclopedic knowledge of food.
A collection of seven hand-selected volumes that explore essential elements of Japanese
cuisineJapanese Cuisine; Sake; Ramen and Gyoza; Fish, Sushi and Sashimi; Vegetables; The Joy
of Rice; Izakaya: Pub Food. A prime example of one of the best kinds of entertainment, where
readers learn about Japanese culture while enjoying the manga.

What sets Oishinbo apart from


other cooking manga is its mix of
entertaining stories and appetizing
tidbits about Japanese culture and
cuisine, with a dollop of slice-oflife humor and drama. Even if you
think you know a lot about food,
Oishinbo will teach you something
new that will change the way you
look at cooking and eating.
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Appendix

APPENDIX
#
Naoki Urasawas 20th Century Boys
Vol. 1...................................... 978-1-59116-922-2
Vol. 2...................................... 978-1-59116-926-0
Vol. 3...................................... 978-1-4215-1922-7
Vol. 4...................................... 978-1-4215-1923-4
Vol. 5...................................... 978-1-4215-2340-8
Vol. 6...................................... 978-1-4215-2341-5
Vol. 7...................................... 978-1-4215-2342-2
Vol. 8...................................... 978-1-4215-2343-9
Vol. 9...................................... 978-1-4215-2344-6
Vol. 10.................................... 978-1-4215-2345-3
Vol. 11.................................... 978-1-4215-2346-0
Vol. 12.................................... 978-1-4215-2365-1
Vol. 13.................................... 978-1-4215-3531-9
Vol. 14.................................... 978-1-4215-3532-6
Vol. 15.................................... 978-1-4215-3533-3
Vol. 16.................................... 978-1-4215-3534-0
Vol. 17.................................... 978-1-4215-3535-7
Vol. 18.................................... 978-1-4215-3536-4
Vol. 19.................................... 978-1-4215-3537-1
Vol. 20.................................... 978-1-4215-3538-8
Vol. 21.................................... 978-1-4215-3539-5
Vol. 22.................................... 978-1-4215-4277-5
21st Century Boys, Vol. 1....... 978-1-4215-4326-0
21st Century Boys, Vol. 2....... 978-1-4215-4327-7

A
All My Darling Daughters.... 978-1-4215-3240-0

B
Bakuman
Vol. 1...................................... 978-1-4215-3513-5
Vol. 2...................................... 978-1-4215-3514-2
Vol. 3...................................... 978-1-4215-3515-9
Vol. 4...................................... 978-1-4215-3793-1
Vol. 5...................................... 978-1-4215-3794-8
Vol. 6...................................... 978-1-4215-3824-2
Vol. 7...................................... 978-1-4215-3888-4
Vol. 8...................................... 978-1-4215-3889-1
Vol. 9...................................... 978-1-4215-3958-4
Vol. 10.................................... 978-1-4215-3995-9
Vol. 11.................................... 978-1-4215-4103-7
Vol. 12.................................... 978-1-4215-4136-5
Vol. 13.................................... 978-1-4215-4208-9
Vol. 14.................................... 978-1-4215-4290-4
Vol. 15.................................... 978-1-4215-4291-1
Vol. 16.................................... 978-1-4215-4292-8
Biomega
Vol. 1...................................... 978-1-4215-3184-7
Vol. 2...................................... 978-1-4215-3185-4
Vol. 3...................................... 978-1-4215-3186-1
Vol. 4...................................... 978-1-4215-3187-8
Vol. 5...................................... 978-1-4215-3188-5
Vol. 6...................................... 978-1-4215-3277-6

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Black Bird
Vol. 1...................................... 978-1-4215-2764-2
Vol. 2...................................... 978-1-4215-2765-9
Vol. 3...................................... 978-1-4215-2766-6
Vol. 4...................................... 978-1-4215-2767-3
Vol. 5...................................... 978-1-4215-2768-0
Vol. 6...................................... 978-1-4215-3066-6
Vol. 7...................................... 978-1-4215-3311-7
Vol. 8...................................... 978-1-4215-3580-7
Vol. 9...................................... 978-1-4215-3774-0

Vol. 10.................................... 978-1-4215-3843-3


Vol. 11.................................... 978-1-4215-3937-9
Vol. 12.................................... 978-1-4215-4052-8
Vol. 13.................................... 978-1-4215-4177-8
Vol. 14.................................... 978-1-4215-4275-1
Vol. 15.................................... 978-1-4215-4921-7
Bleach
Vol. 1...................................... 978-1-59116-441-8
Vol. 2...................................... 978-1-59116-442-5
Vol. 3...................................... 978-1-59116-443-2
Vol. 4...................................... 978-1-59116-444-9
Vol. 5...................................... 978-1-59116-445-6
Vol. 6...................................... 978-1-59116-728-0
Vol. 7...................................... 978-1-59116-807-2
Vol. 8...................................... 978-1-59116-872-0
Vol. 9...................................... 978-1-59116-924-6
Vol. 10.................................... 978-1-4215-0081-2
Vol. 11.................................... 978-1-4215-0271-7
Vol. 12.................................... 978-1-4215-0403-2
Vol. 13.................................... 978-1-4215-0611-1
Vol. 14.................................... 978-1-4215-0612-8
Vol. 15.................................... 978-1-4215-0613-5
Vol. 16.................................... 978-1-4215-0614-2
Vol. 17.................................... 978-1-4215-1041-5
Vol. 18.................................... 978-1-4215-1042-2
Vol. 19.................................... 978-1-4215-1043-9
Vol. 20.................................... 978-1-4215-1044-6
Vol. 21.................................... 978-1-4215-1165-8
Vol. 22.................................... 978-1-4215-1179-5
Vol. 23.................................... 978-1-4215-1541-0
Vol. 24.................................... 978-1-4215-1603-5
Vol. 25.................................... 978-1-4215-1796-4
Vol. 26.................................... 978-1-4215-2384-2
Vol. 27.................................... 978-1-4215-2385-9
Vol. 28.................................... 978-1-4215-2386-6
Vol. 29.................................... 978-1-4215-2387-3
Vol. 30.................................... 978-1-4215-2388-0
Vol. 31.................................... 978-1-4215-2809-0
Vol. 32.................................... 978-1-4215-2810-6
Vol. 33.................................... 978-1-4215-2811-3
Vol. 34.................................... 978-1-4215-2812-0
Vol. 35.................................... 978-1-4215-3312-4
Vol. 36.................................... 978-1-4215-3313-1
Vol. 37.................................... 978-1-4215-3314-8
Vol. 38.................................... 978-1-4215-3597-5
Vol. 39.................................... 978-1-4215-3598-2
Vol. 40.................................... 978-1-4215-4137-2
Vol. 41.................................... 978-1-4215-4138-9
Vol. 42.................................... 978-1-4215-4139-6
Vol. 43.................................... 978-1-4215-4296-6
Vol. 44.................................... 978-1-4215-4297-3
Vol. 45.................................... 978-1-4215-4298-0
Vol. 46.................................... 978-1-4215-4299-7
Vol. 47.................................... 978-1-4215-4300-0
Vol. 48.................................... 978-1-4215-4301-7
Vol. 49.................................... 978-1-4215-4302-4
Vol. 50.................................... 978-1-4215-4302-4
Vol. 51.................................... 978-1-4215-4304-8
Vol. 52.................................... 978-1-4215-4305-5
Vol. 53.................................... 978-1-4215-4949-1
Vol. 54.................................... 978-1-4215-5138-8
3-in-1 Edition, Vol. 1.............. 978-1-4215-3992-8
3-in-1 Edition, Vol. 2.............. 978-1-4215-3993-5
3-in-1 Edition, Vol. 3.............. 978-1-4215-3994-2
Bleach: SOULs Official Character
Data Book 1........................ 978-1-4215-2053-7
Bleach: MASKED Official Character
Data Book 2........................ 978-1-4215-4230-0
Color Bleach+......................... 978-1-4215-3227-1

Blue Exorcist
Vol. 1...................................... 978-1-4215-4032-0
Vol. 2...................................... 978-1-4215-4033-7
Vol. 3...................................... 978-1-4215-4034-4
Vol. 4...................................... 978-1-4215-4047-4
Vol. 5...................................... 978-1-4215-4076-4
Vol. 6...................................... 978-1-4215-4174-7
Vol. 7...................................... 978-1-4215-4262-1
Vol. 8...................................... 978-1-4215-5084-8

C
Case Closed
Vol. 1...................................... 978-1-59116-327-5
Vol. 2...................................... 978-1-59116-587-3
Vol. 3...................................... 978-1-59116-589-7
Vol. 4...................................... 978-1-59116-632-0
Vol. 5...................................... 978-1-59116-633-7
Vol. 6...................................... 978-1-59116-838-6
Vol. 7...................................... 978-1-59116-978-9
Vol. 8...................................... 978-1-4215-0111-6
Vol. 9...................................... 978-1-4215-0166-6
Vol. 10.................................... 978-1-4215-0316-5
Vol. 11.................................... 978-1-4215-0441-4
Vol. 12.................................... 978-1-4215-0442-1
Vol. 13.................................... 978-1-4215-0443-8
Vol. 14.................................... 978-1-4215-0444-5
Vol. 15.................................... 978-1-4215-0445-2
Vol. 16.................................... 978-1-4215-0881-8
Vol. 17.................................... 978-1-4215-0882-5
Vol. 18.................................... 978-1-4215-0883-2
Vol. 19.................................... 978-1-4215-0884-9
Vol. 20.................................... 978-1-4215-0885-6
Vol. 21.................................... 978-1-4215-1456-7
Vol. 22.................................... 978-1-4215-1674-5
Vol. 23.................................... 978-1-4215-1675-2
Vol. 24.................................... 978-1-4215-1676-9
Vol. 25.................................... 978-1-4215-1677-6
Vol. 26.................................... 978-1-4215-1678-3
Vol. 27.................................... 978-1-4215-1679-0
Vol. 28.................................... 978-1-4215-2196-1
Vol. 29.................................... 978-1-4215-2197-8
Vol. 30.................................... 978-1-4215-2198-5
Vol. 31.................................... 978-1-4215-2199-2
Vol. 32.................................... 978-1-4215-2200-5
Vol. 33.................................... 978-1-4215-2884-7
Vol. 34.................................... 978-1-4215-2885-4
Vol. 35.................................... 978-1-4215-2886-1
Vol. 36.................................... 978-1-4215-2887-8
Vol. 37.................................... 978-1-4215-2888-5
Vol. 38.................................... 978-1-4215-2889-2
Vol. 39.................................... 978-1-4215-3499-2
Vol. 40.................................... 978-1-4215-3500-5
Vol. 41.................................... 978-1-4215-3607-1
Vol. 42.................................... 978-1-4215-3608-8
Vol. 43.................................... 978-1-4215-3609-5
Vol. 44.................................... 978-1-4215-3610-1
Vol. 45.................................... 978-1-4215-3611-8
Claymore
Vol. 1...................................... 978-1-4215-0618-0
Vol. 2...................................... 978-1-4215-0619-7
Vol. 3...................................... 978-1-4215-0620-3
Vol. 4...................................... 978-1-4215-0621-0
Vol. 5...................................... 978-1-4215-0622-7
Vol. 6...................................... 978-1-4215-1048-4
Vol. 7...................................... 978-1-4215-1049-1
Vol. 8...................................... 978-1-4215-1050-7
Vol. 9...................................... 978-1-4215-1051-4
Vol. 10.................................... 978-1-4215-1182-5
Vol. 11.................................... 978-1-4215-1571-7

Cross Game
Vol. 1...................................... 978-1-4215-3758-0
Vol. 2...................................... 978-1-4215-3766-5
Vol. 3...................................... 978-1-4215-3767-2
Vol. 4...................................... 978-1-4215-3768-9
Vol. 5...................................... 978-1-4215-3769-6
Vol. 6...................................... 978-1-4215-3770-2
Vol. 7...................................... 978-1-4215-3771-9
Vol. 8...................................... 978-1-4215-3772-6

D
Dawn of the Arcana
Vol. 1...................................... 978-1-4215-4104-4
Vol. 2...................................... 978-1-4215-4105-1
Vol. 3...................................... 978-1-4215-4106-8
Vol. 4...................................... 978-1-4215-4107-5
Vol. 5...................................... 978-1-4215-4213-3
Vol. 6...................................... 978-1-4215-4214-0
Vol. 7...................................... 978-1-4215-4215-7
Death Note
Vol. 1...................................... 978-1-4215-0168-0
Vol. 2...................................... 978-1-4215-0169-7
Vol. 3...................................... 978-1-4215-0170-3
Vol. 4...................................... 978-1-4215-0331-8
Vol. 5...................................... 978-1-4215-0626-5
Vol. 6...................................... 978-1-4215-0627-2
Vol. 7...................................... 978-1-4215-0628-9
Vol. 8...................................... 978-1-4215-0629-6
Vol. 9...................................... 978-1-4215-0630-2
Vol. 10.................................... 978-1-4215-1155-9
Vol. 11.................................... 978-1-4215-1178-8
Vol. 12.................................... 978-1-4215-1327-0
Black Edition, Vol. 1............... 978-1-4215-3964-5
Black Edition, Vol. 2............... 978-1-4215-3965-2
Black Edition, Vol. 3............... 978-1-4215-3966-9
Black Edition, Vol. 4............... 978-1-4215-3967-6
Black Edition, Vol. 5............... 978-1-4215-3968-3
Black Edition, Vol. 6............... 978-1-4215-3969-0

E
The Earl and the Fairy
Vol. 1...................................... 978-1-4215-4168-6
Vol. 2...................................... 978-1-4215-4169-3
Vol. 3...................................... 978-1-4215-4170-9
Vol. 4...................................... 978-1-4215-4171-6

F
Fullmetal Alchemist
Vol. 1...................................... 978-1-59116-920-8
Vol. 2...................................... 978-1-59116-923-9
Vol. 3...................................... 978-1-59116-925-3
Vol. 4...................................... 978-1-59116-929-1
Vol. 5...................................... 978-1-4215-0175-8
Vol. 6...................................... 978-1-4215-0319-6
Vol. 7...................................... 978-1-4215-0458-2
Vol. 8...................................... 978-1-4215-0459-9
Vol. 9...................................... 978-1-4215-0460-5
Vol. 10.................................... 978-1-4215-0461-2
Vol. 11.................................... 978-1-4215-0838-2
Vol. 12.................................... 978-1-4215-0839-9
Vol. 13.................................... 978-1-4215-1158-0
Vol. 14.................................... 978-1-4215-1379-9

Vol. 15.................................... 978-1-4215-1380-5


Vol. 16.................................... 978-1-4215-1381-2
Vol. 17.................................... 978-1-4215-2161-9
Vol. 18.................................... 978-1-4215-2536-5
Vol. 19.................................... 978-1-4215-2568-6
Vol. 20.................................... 978-1-4215-3034-5
Vol. 21.................................... 978-1-4215-3232-5
Vol. 22.................................... 978-1-4215-3413-8
Vol. 23.................................... 978-1-4215-3630-9
Vol. 24.................................... 978-1-4215-3812-9
Vol. 25.................................... 978-1-4215-3924-9
Vol. 26.................................... 978-1-4215-3962-1
Vol. 27.................................... 978-1-4215-3984-3
Vol. 11.................................... 978-1-59116-709-9
Vol. 12.................................... 978-1-59116-712-9
Vol. 13.................................... 978-1-59116-713-6
Vol. 14.................................... 978-1-59116-767-9
Vol. 15.................................... 978-1-59116-810-2
Vol. 16.................................... 978-1-59116-854-6
Vol. 17.................................... 978-1-59116-876-8
Vol. 18.................................... 978-1-59116-959-8
Vol. 19.................................... 978-1-59116-927-7
Vol. 20.................................... 978-1-4215-0064-5
Vol. 21.................................... 978-1-4215-0082-9
Vol. 22.................................... 978-1-4215-0196-3
Vol. 23.................................... 978-1-4215-0276-2
Vol. 24.................................... 978-1-4215-0338-7
Vol. 25.................................... 978-1-4215-0407-0
Vol. 26.................................... 978-1-4215-0673-9
Vol. 27.................................... 978-1-4215-0674-6
Vol. 28.................................... 978-1-4215-0675-3
3-in-1 Edition, Vol. 1.............. 978-1-4215-4018-4
3-in-1 Edition, Vol. 2.............. 978-1-4215-4019-1
3-in-1 Edition, Vol. 3.............. 978-1-4215-4020-7
Fushigi Ygi
VIZBIG Edition, Vol. 1.......... 978-1-4215-2290-6
VIZBIG Edition, Vol. 2.......... 978-1-4215-2300-2
VIZBIG Edition, Vol. 3.......... 978-1-4215-2301-9
VIZBIG Edition, Vol. 4.......... 978-1-4215-2302-6
VIZBIG Edition, Vol. 5.......... 978-1-4215-2303-3
VIZBIG Edition, Vol. 6.......... 978-1-4215-2304-0

H
High School Debut
Vol. 1...................................... 978-1-4215-1481-9
Vol. 2...................................... 978-1-4215-1482-6
Vol. 3...................................... 978-1-4215-1483-3
Vol. 4...................................... 978-1-4215-1731-5
Vol. 5...................................... 978-1-4215-1732-2
Vol. 6...................................... 978-1-4215-1733-9
Vol. 7...................................... 978-1-4215-2189-3
Vol. 8...................................... 978-1-4215-2190-9
Vol. 9...................................... 978-1-4215-2191-6
Vol. 10.................................... 978-1-4215-2665-2
Vol. 11.................................... 978-1-4215-2666-9
Vol. 12.................................... 978-1-4215-2922-6
Vol. 13.................................... 978-1-4215-3129-8
Hot Gimmick
VIZBIG Edition, Vol. 1.......... 978-1-4215-2348-4
VIZBIG Edition, Vol. 2.......... 978-1-4215-2349-1
VIZBIG Edition, Vol. 3.......... 978-1-4215-2350-7
VIZBIG Edition, Vol. 4.......... 978-1-4215-2351-4
House of Five Leaves
Vol. 1...................................... 978-1-4215-3210-3
Vol. 2...................................... 978-1-4215-3211-0
Vol. 3...................................... 978-1-4215-3212-7
Vol. 4...................................... 978-1-4215-3213-4
Vol. 5...................................... 978-1-4215-3214-1
Vol. 6...................................... 978-1-4215-3542-5
Vol. 7...................................... 978-1-4215-4201-0
Vol. 8...................................... 978-1-4215-4202-7

J
Jiu Jiu
Vol. 1...................................... 978-1-4215-4274-4
Vol. 2...................................... 978-1-4215-4278-2
Vol. 3...................................... 978-1-4215-4279-9
Vol. 4...................................... 978-1-4215-4315-4

K
Kekkaishi
Vol. 1...................................... 978-1-59116-968-0
Vol. 2...................................... 978-1-59116-970-3
Vol. 3...................................... 978-1-4215-0067-6
Vol. 4...................................... 978-1-4215-0253-3
Vol. 5...................................... 978-1-4215-0486-5
Vol. 6...................................... 978-1-4215-0487-2
Vol. 7...................................... 978-1-4215-0488-9
Vol. 8...................................... 978-1-4215-0828-3
Vol. 9...................................... 978-1-4215-0829-0
Vol. 10.................................... 978-1-4215-0909-9
Vol. 11.................................... 978-1-4215-1159-7
Vol. 12.................................... 978-1-4215-1524-3
Vol. 13.................................... 978-1-4215-1689-9
Vol. 14.................................... 978-1-4215-1690-5
Vol. 15.................................... 978-1-4215-1951-7
Vol. 16.................................... 978-1-4215-2222-7
Vol. 17.................................... 978-1-4215-2223-4
Vol. 18.................................... 978-1-4215-2457-3
Vol. 19.................................... 978-1-4215-2612-6
Vol. 20.................................... 978-1-4215-2784-0
Vol. 21.................................... 978-1-4215-2785-7
Vol. 22.................................... 978-1-4215-3069-7
Vol. 23.................................... 978-1-4215-3200-4
Vol. 24.................................... 978-1-4215-3529-6
Vol. 25.................................... 978-1-4215-3530-2
Vol. 26.................................... 978-1-4215-3687-3
Vol. 27.................................... 978-1-4215-3783-2
Vol. 28.................................... 978-1-4215-3871-6
Vol. 29.................................... 978-1-4215-4035-1
Vol. 30.................................... 978-1-4215-4036-8
Vol. 31.................................... 978-1-4215-4037-5
Vol. 32.................................... 978-1-4215-4150-1
Vol. 33.................................... 978-1-4215-4151-8
Vol. 34.................................... 978-1-4215-4197-6
Vol. 35.................................... 978-1-4215-4271-3

Appendix

Vol. 12.................................... 978-1-4215-1936-4


Vol. 13.................................... 978-1-4215-2337-8
Vol. 14.................................... 978-1-4215-2668-3
Vol. 15.................................... 978-1-4215-3149-6
Vol. 16.................................... 978-1-4215-3415-2
Vol. 17.................................... 978-1-4215-3796-2
Vol. 18.................................... 978-1-4215-3935-5
Vol. 19.................................... 978-1-4215-4078-8
Vol. 20.................................... 978-1-4215-4211-9
Vol. 21.................................... 978-1-4215-4880-7

Kimi ni Todoke
Vol. 1...................................... 978-1-4215-2755-0
Vol. 2...................................... 978-1-4215-2756-7
Vol. 3...................................... 978-1-4215-2757-4
Vol. 4...................................... 978-1-4215-2786-4
Vol. 5...................................... 978-1-4215-2787-1
Vol. 6...................................... 978-1-4215-2788-8
Vol. 7...................................... 978-1-4215-3175-5
Vol. 8...................................... 978-1-4215-3176-2
Vol. 9...................................... 978-1-4215-3688-0
Vol. 10.................................... 978-1-4215-3822-8
Vol. 11.................................... 978-1-4215-3922-5
Vol. 12.................................... 978-1-4215-4023-8
Vol. 13.................................... 978-1-4215-4120-4
Vol. 14.................................... 978-1-4215-4266-9
Vol. 15.................................... 978-1-4215-4919-4

L
The Legend of Zelda
Vol. 1: The Ocarina of Time
Part 1.................................. 978-1-4215-2327-9
Vol. 2: The Ocarina of Time
Part 2.................................. 978-1-4215-2328-6
Vol. 3: Majoras Mask.............. 978-1-4215-2329-3
Vol. 4: Oracle of Seasons......... 978-1-4215-2330-9
Vol. 5: Oracle of Ages 978-1-4215-2331-6
Vol. 6: Four Swords - Part 1 978-1-4215-2332-3
Vol. 7: Four Swords - Part 2 978-1-4215-2333-0
Vol. 8: The Minish Cap 978-1-4215-2334-7

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Appendix

Vol. 9: A Link to the Past 978-1-4215-2335-4


Vol. 10: Phantom Hourglass... 978-1-4215-3724-5
Loveless
2-in-1 Edition, Vol. 1............. 978-1-4215-4990-3
2-in-1 Edition, Vol. 2............. 978-1-4215-4991-0
Vol. 9..................................... 978-1-4215-4324-6

M
Mameshiba
Mameshiba: On the Loose!..... 978-1-4215-3880-8
Mameshiba: We Could Be Heroes!
978-1-4215-4128-0
How to Be the Best Friend Ever
978-1-4215-4319-2
Meet Mameshiba!.................... 978-1-4215-3972-0
Mister Men and Little Miss
Little Miss Daredevil:
The Incredible Race............... 978-1-4215-4072-6
Little Miss Sunshine:
Here Comes the Sun!.......... 978-1-4215-4071-9
Mr. Bump:
Lights, Camera, Bump!......... 978-1-4215-4074-0
Mr. Strong:
Good Thing I Came Along!.... 978-1-4215-4073-3

N
Naruto
Vol. 1...................................... 978-1-56931-900-0
Vol. 2...................................... 978-1-59116-178-3
Vol. 3...................................... 978-1-59116-187-5
Vol. 4...................................... 978-1-59116-358-9
Vol. 5...................................... 978-1-59116-359-6
Vol. 6...................................... 978-1-59116-739-6
Vol. 7...................................... 978-1-59116-875-1
Vol. 8...................................... 978-1-4215-0124-6
Vol. 9...................................... 978-1-4215-0239-7
Vol. 10.................................... 978-1-4215-0240-3
Vol. 11.................................... 978-1-4215-0241-0
Vol. 12.................................... 978-1-4215-0242-7
Vol. 13.................................... 978-1-4215-1087-3
Vol. 14.................................... 978-1-4215-1088-0
Vol. 15.................................... 978-1-4215-1089-7
Vol. 16.................................... 978-1-4215-1090-3
Vol. 17.................................... 978-1-4215-1652-3
Vol. 18.................................... 978-1-4215-1653-0
Vol. 19.................................... 978-1-4215-1654-7
Vol. 20.................................... 978-1-4215-1655-4
Vol. 21.................................... 978-1-4215-1855-8
Vol. 22.................................... 978-1-4215-1858-9
Vol. 23.................................... 978-1-4215-1859-6
Vol. 24.................................... 978-1-4215-1860-2
Vol. 25.................................... 978-1-4215-1861-9
Vol. 26.................................... 978-1-4215-1862-6
Vol. 27.................................... 978-1-4215-1863-3
Vol. 28.................................... 978-1-4215-1864-0
Vol. 29.................................... 978-1-4215-1865-7
Vol. 30.................................... 978-1-4215-1942-5
Vol. 31.................................... 978-1-4215-1943-2
Vol. 32.................................... 978-1-4215-1944-9
Vol. 33.................................... 978-1-4215-2001-8
Vol. 34.................................... 978-1-4215-2002-5
Vol. 35.................................... 978-1-4215-2003-2
Vol. 36.................................... 978-1-4215-2172-5
Vol. 37.................................... 978-1-4215-2173-2
Vol. 38.................................... 978-1-4215-2174-9
Vol. 39.................................... 978-1-4215-2175-6
Vol. 40.................................... 978-1-4215-2841-0
Vol. 41.................................... 978-1-4215-2842-7
Vol. 42.................................... 978-1-4215-2843-4
Vol. 43.................................... 978-1-4215-2929-5
Vol. 44.................................... 978-1-4215-3134-2
Vol. 45.................................... 978-1-4215-3135-9
Vol. 46.................................... 978-1-4215-3304-9

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Vol. 47.................................... 978-1-4215-3305-6


Vol. 48.................................... 978-1-4215-3474-9
Vol. 49.................................... 978-1-4215-3475-6
Vol. 50.................................... 978-1-4215-3497-8
Vol. 51.................................... 978-1-4215-3498-5
Vol. 52.................................... 978-1-4215-3957-7
Vol. 53.................................... 978-1-4215-4049-8
Vol. 54.................................... 978-1-4215-4102-0
Vol. 55.................................... 978-1-4215-4152-5
Vol. 56.................................... 978-1-4215-4207-2
Vol. 57.................................... 978-1-4215-4306-2
Vol. 58.................................... 978-1-4215-4328-4
Vol. 59.................................... 978-1-4215-4942-2
Vol. 60.................................... 978-1-4215-4943-9
3-in-1 Edition, Vol. 1.............. 978-1-4215-3989-8
3-in-1 Edition, Vol. 2.............. 978-1-4215-3990-4
3-in-1 Edition, Vol. 3.............. 978-1-4215-3991-1
Naruto Official Character
Data Book............................... 978-1-4215-4125-9
Naruto The Official Fanbook.... 978-1-4215-1884-2
not simple............................... 978-1-4215-3220-2

O
Oishinbo
Vol. 1: Japanese Cuisine.......... 978-1-4215-2139-8
Vol. 2: Sake............................. 978-1-4215-2140-4
Vol. 3: Ramen and Gyoza........ 978-1-4215-2141-1
Vol. 4:
Fish, Sushi and Sashimi........... 978-1-4215-2142-8
Vol. 5,: Vegetables................... 978-1-4215-2143-5
Vol. 6: The Joy of Rice............ 978-1-4215-2144-2
Vol. 7: Izakaya--Pub Food....... 978-1-4215-2145-9
oku: The Inner Chambers
Vol. 1...................................... 978-1-4215-2747-5
Vol. 2...................................... 978-1-4215-2748-2
Vol. 3...................................... 978-1-4215-2749-9
Vol. 4...................................... 978-1-4215-3169-4
Vol. 5...................................... 978-1-4215-3669-9
Vol. 6...................................... 978-1-4215-3961-4
Vol. 7...................................... 978-1-4215-4220-1
Ouran High School Host Club
Vol. 1...................................... 978-1-59116-915-4
Vol. 2...................................... 978-1-59116-990-1
Vol. 3...................................... 978-1-4215-0062-1
Vol. 4...................................... 978-1-4215-0192-5
Vol. 5...................................... 978-1-4215-0329-5
Vol. 6...................................... 978-1-4215-0584-8
Vol. 7...................................... 978-1-4215-0864-1
Vol. 8...................................... 978-1-4215-1161-0
Vol. 9...................................... 978-1-4215-1404-8
Vol. 10.................................... 978-1-4215-1929-6
Vol. 11.................................... 978-1-4215-2255-5
Vol. 12.................................... 978-1-4215-2672-0
Vol. 13.................................... 978-1-4215-2673-7
Vol. 14.................................... 978-1-4215-3565-4
Vol. 15.................................... 978-1-4215-3670-5
Vol. 16.................................... 978-1-4215-3870-9
Vol. 17.................................... 978-1-4215-3979-9
Vol. 18.................................... 978-1-4215-4135-8

P
Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka
Vol. 1...................................... 978-1-4215-1918-0
Vol. 2...................................... 978-1-4215-1919-7
Vol. 3...................................... 978-1-4215-1920-3
Vol. 4...................................... 978-1-4215-1921-0
Vol. 5...................................... 978-1-4215-2583-9
Vol. 6...................................... 978-1-4215-2721-5
Vol. 7...................................... 978-1-4215-3267-7
Vol. 8...................................... 978-1-4215-3343-8

Pokmon Adventures
Diamond and Pearl/Platinum
Vol. 1...................................... 978-1-4215-3816-7
Vol. 2...................................... 978-1-4215-3817-4
Vol. 3...................................... 978-1-4215-3818-1
Vol. 4...................................... 978-1-4215-3912-6
Vol. 5...................................... 978-1-4215-3913-3
Vol. 6...................................... 978-1-4215-3914-0
Pokmon Black and White
Vol. 1...................................... 978-1-4215-4090-0
Vol. 2...................................... 978-1-4215-4091-7
Vol. 3...................................... 978-1-4215-4092-4
Vol. 4...................................... 978-1-4215-4114-3
Vol. 5...................................... 978-1-4215-4280-5
Vol. 6...................................... 978-1-4215-4281-2
Vol. 7...................................... 978-1-4215-4282-9
Vol. 8...................................... 978-1-4215-4283-6
Psyren
Vol. 1...................................... 978-1-4215-3676-7
Vol. 2...................................... 978-1-4215-3677-4
Vol. 3...................................... 978-1-4215-3678-1
Vol. 4...................................... 978-1-4215-3679-8
Vol. 5...................................... 978-1-4215-3680-4
Vol. 6...................................... 978-1-4215-3681-1
Vol. 7...................................... 978-1-4215-3682-8
Vol. 8...................................... 978-1-4215-4336-9

R
Redakai
Vol. 1...................................... 978-1-4215-4338-3
Ristorante Paradiso.............. 978-1-4215-3250-9
Rosario+Vampire
Vol. 1...................................... 978-1-4215-1903-6
Vol. 2...................................... 978-1-4215-1904-3
Vol. 3...................................... 978-1-4215-1905-0
Vol. 4...................................... 978-1-4215-1906-7
Vol. 5...................................... 978-1-4215-1907-4
Vol. 6...................................... 978-1-4215-1908-1
Vol. 7...................................... 978-1-4215-1909-8
Vol. 8...................................... 978-1-4215-1910-4
Vol. 9...................................... 978-1-4215-2354-5
Vol. 10.................................... 978-1-4215-2355-2
Season II, Vol. 1...................... 978-1-4215-3136-6
Season II, Vol. 2...................... 978-1-4215-3137-3
Season II, Vol. 3...................... 978-1-4215-3268-4
Season II, Vol. 4...................... 978-1-4215-3544-9
Season II, Vol. 5...................... 978-1-4215-3691-0
Season II, Vol. 6...................... 978-1-4215-3831-0
Season II, Vol. 7...................... 978-1-4215-4026-9
Season II, Vol. 8...................... 978-1-4215-4050-4
Season II, Vol. 9...................... 978-1-4215-4209-6
Season II, Vol. 10.................... 978-1-4215-4879-1

S
The Secret World of Arrietty Film Comics
Vol. 1...................................... 978-1-4215-4116-7
Vol. 2...................................... 978-1-4215-4117-4
The Art of The Secret
World of Arrietty................... 978-1-4215-4118-1
The Secret World of Arrietty
Picture Book........................... 978-1-4215-4115-0
solanin.......................................978-1-4215-23217

T
Toriko
Vol. 1...................................... 978-1-4215-3509-8
Vol. 2...................................... 978-1-4215-3510-4
Vol. 3...................................... 978-1-4215-3511-1
Vol. 4...................................... 978-1-4215-3512-8

V
Vagabond
VIZBIG Edition, Vol. 1.......... 978-1-4215-2054-4
VIZBIG Edition, Vol. 2.......... 978-1-4215-2244-9
VIZBIG Edition, Vol. 3.......... 978-1-4215-2245-6
VIZBIG Edition, Vol. 4.......... 978-1-4215-2246-3
VIZBIG Edition, Vol. 5.......... 978-1-4215-2247-0
VIZBIG Edition, Vol. 6.......... 978-1-4215-2280-7
VIZBIG Edition, Vol. 7.......... 978-1-4215-2281-4
VIZBIG Edition, Vol. 8.......... 978-1-4215-2282-1
VIZBIG Edition, Vol. 9.......... 978-1-4215-2313-2
VIZBIG Edition, Vol. 10........ 978-1-4215-2915-8
Vampire Knight
Vol. 1...................................... 978-1-4215-0822-1
Vol. 2...................................... 978-1-4215-1130-6
Vol. 3...................................... 978-1-4215-1324-9
Vol. 4...................................... 978-1-4215-1563-2
Vol. 5...................................... 978-1-4215-1954-8
Vol. 6...................................... 978-1-4215-2353-8
Vol. 7...................................... 978-1-4215-2676-8
Vol. 8...................................... 978-1-4215-3073-4
Vol. 9...................................... 978-1-4215-3172-4
Vol. 10.................................... 978-1-4215-3569-2
Vol. 11.................................... 978-1-4215-3790-0
Vol. 12.................................... 978-1-4215-3938-6
Vol. 13.................................... 978-1-4215-4081-8
Vol. 14.................................... 978-1-4215-4218-8
Vol. 15.................................... 978-1-4215-4947-7
Vampire Knight:
The Official Fanbok................ 978-1-4215-3238-7

Voltron Force
Vol. 1...................................... 978-1-4215-4153-2
Vol. 2...................................... 978-1-4215-4154-9
Vol. 3...................................... 978-1-4215-4155-6
Vol. 4...................................... 978-1-4215-4156-3
Vol. 5...................................... 978-1-4215-4157-0

W
WINX Club
Vol. 1...................................... 978-1-4215-4159-4
Vol. 2...................................... 978-1-4215-4160-0
Vol. 3...................................... 978-1-4215-4161-7
Vol. 4...................................... 978-1-4215-4162-4
Vol. 5...................................... 978-1-4215-4163-1

Y
Yakitate!! Japan
Vol. 1...................................... 978-1-4215-0719-4
Vol. 2...................................... 978-1-4215-0720-0
Vol. 3...................................... 978-1-4215-0721-7
Vol. 4...................................... 978-1-4215-0921-1
Vol. 5...................................... 978-1-4215-0922-8
Vol. 6...................................... 978-1-4215-0923-5
Vol. 7...................................... 978-1-4215-0924-2
Vol. 8...................................... 978-1-4215-0925-9
Vol. 9...................................... 978-1-4215-1457-4
Vol. 10.................................... 978-1-4215-1705-6
Vol. 11.................................... 978-1-4215-1706-3
Vol. 12.................................... 978-1-4215-1707-0
Vol. 13.................................... 978-1-4215-1708-7
Vol. 14.................................... 978-1-4215-1709-4
Vol. 15.................................... 978-1-4215-1710-0
Vol. 16.................................... 978-1-4215-2233-3
Vol. 17.................................... 978-1-4215-2234-0
Vol. 18.................................... 978-1-4215-2235-7
Vol. 19.................................... 978-1-4215-2236-4
Vol. 20.................................... 978-1-4215-2237-1
Vol. 21.................................... 978-1-4215-2903-5
Vol. 22.................................... 978-1-4215-2904-2
Vol. 23.................................... 978-1-4215-2905-9
Vol. 24.................................... 978-1-4215-2906-6
Vol. 25.................................... 978-1-4215-2907-3
Vol. 26.................................... 978-1-4215-2908-0

Yu-Gi-Oh!
Duelist, Vol. 1......................... 978-1-56931-903-1
Duelist, Vol. 2......................... 978-1-59116-081-6
Duelist, Vol. 3......................... 978-1-59116-179-0
Duelist, Vol. 4......................... 978-1-59116-185-1
Duelist, Vol. 5......................... 978-1-59116-324-4
Duelist, Vol. 6......................... 978-1-59116-471-5
Duelist, Vol. 7......................... 978-1-59116-613-9
Duelist, Vol. 1......................... 978-1-59116-614-6
Duelist, Vol. 2......................... 978-1-59116-716-7
Duelist, Vol. 3......................... 978-1-59116-771-6
Duelist, Vol. 4......................... 978-1-59116-759-4
Duelist, Vol. 5......................... 978-1-59116-811-9
Duelist, Vol. 6......................... 978-1-59116-856-0
Duelist, Vol. 7......................... 978-1-59116-877-5
Duelist, Vol. 8......................... 978-1-59116-998-7
Duelist, Vol. 9......................... 978-1-4215-0052-2
Duelist, Vol. 10....................... 978-1-4215-0078-2
Duelist, Vol. 11....................... 978-1-4215-0150-5
Duelist, Vol. 12....................... 978-1-4215-0207-6
Duelist, Vol. 13....................... 978-1-4215-0277-9
Duelist, Vol. 14....................... 978-1-4215-0339-4
Duelist, Vol. 15....................... 978-1-4215-0408-7
Duelist, Vol. 16....................... 978-1-4215-0690-6
Duelist, Vol. 17....................... 978-1-4215-0691-3
Duelist, Vol. 18....................... 978-1-4215-0692-0
Duelist, Vol. 19....................... 978-1-4215-1112-2
Duelist, Vol. 20....................... 978-1-4215-1113-9
Duelist, Vol. 21....................... 978-1-4215-1114-6
Duelist, Vol. 22....................... 978-1-4215-1115-3
Duelist, Vol. 23....................... 978-1-4215-1116-0
Duelist, Vol. 24....................... 978-1-4215-1117-7
Millennium World, Vol. 1....... 978-1-59116-878-2
Millennium World, Vol. 2....... 978-1-4215-0151-2
Millennium World, Vol. 3....... 978-1-4215-0409-4
Millennium World, Vol. 4....... 978-1-4215-0693-7
Millennium World, Vol. 5....... 978-1-4215-0694-4
Millennium World, Vol. 6....... 978-1-4215-1328-7
Millennium World, Vol. 7....... 978-1-4215-1515-1
R, Vol. 1.................................. 978-1-4215-3006-2
R, Vol. 2.................................. 978-1-4215-3007-9
R, Vol. 3.................................. 978-1-4215-3008-6
R, Vol. 4.................................. 978-1-4215-3009-3
R, Vol. 5.................................. 978-1-4215-3010-9

TRADEMARKS & COPYRIGHTS


20 SEIKI SHONEN Naoki URASAWA/Studio Nuts. With the cooperation of Takashi NAGASAKI. Original Japanese edition published by Shogakukan
Inc.; AKUMA TO LOVE SONG 2006 by Miyoshi Tomori/SHUEISHA Inc.; Aisubeki Musumetachi Fumi Yoshinaga 2003/HAKUSENSHA, Inc.; AO NO
EXORCIST 2009 by Kazue Kato/SHUEISHA Inc.; BAKUMAN 2008 by Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata/SHUEISHA Inc.; BIOMEGA 2004 by Tsutomu
Nihei/SHUEISHA Inc.; BLACK BIRD 2007 Kanoko SAKURAKOUJI/Shogakukan; BLEACH 2001 by Tite Kubo/SHUEISHA Inc.; CLAYMORE 2001
by Norihiro Yagi/SHUEISHA Inc.; DEATH NOTE 2003 by Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata/SHUEISHA Inc.; DENGEKI DAISY 2007 Kyousuke MOTOMI/
Shogakukan; DRAGON BALL 1984 by BIRD STUDIO/SHUEISHA Inc.; CROSS GAME 2005 Mitsuru ADACHI/Shogakukan; Fullmetal Alchemist
2002 Hiromu Arakawa/SQUARE ENIX.; FUSHIGI YUGI 1992 Yuu WATASE/Shogakukan; HAKUSHAKU TO YOSEI-COMIC EDITION- 2008 by Mizue
Tani, Ayuko/SHUEISHA Inc.; HOT GIMMICK 2001 Miki AIHARA/Shogakukan; JIUJIU Touya Tobina 2009/HAKUSENSHA, Inc.; KEKKAISHI 2004
Yellow TANABE/Shogakukan; KIMI NI TODOKE 2005 by Karuho Shiina/SHUEISHA Inc.; KOKO DEBUT 2003 by Kazune Kawahara/SHUEISHA Inc.
The Legend of Zelda -Ocarina of Time- TM & 2008 Nintendo. ZELDA NO DENSETSU -TOKI NO OCARINA - JOU 2000 Akira HIMEKAWA/Shogakukan;
Loveless Yun Kouga/ICHIJINSHA; MAMESHIBA DENTSU INC.; MEITANTEI CONAN 1994 Gosho AOYAMA/Shogakukan; THE MR. MEN SHOW
and DILLYDALE 2012 THOIP (a Sanrio Company). All rights reserved.; NARUTO 1999 by Masashi Kishimoto/SHUEISHA Inc.; not simple 2006
Natsume ONO/Shogakukan; OISHINBO A LA CARTE 2006 Tetsu KARIYA, Akira HANASAKI/Shogakukan; oku Fumi Yoshinaga 2005/HAKUSENSHA,
Inc.; Ouran Koko Host Club Bisco Hatori 2002/HAKUSENSHA, Inc.; PLUTO Naoki URASAWA/Studio Nuts, Takashi NAGASAKI and Tezuka
Productions. Original Japanese edition published by Shogakukan Inc.; POKMON ADVENTURES 2009 Pokmon. 1995-2009 Nintendo/Creatures
Inc./GAME FREAK inc. TM and and character names are trademarks of Nintendo. POCKET MONSTER SPECIAL 1997 Hidenori KUSAKA, Satoshi
YAMAMOTO/Shogakukan; POKMON ADVENTURES: DIAMOND AND PEARL/PLATINUM 2011 Pokmon. 1995-2011 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME
FREAK inc. TM and and character names are trademarks of Nintendo. POCKET MONSTER SPECIAL 1997 Hidenori KUSAKA, Satoshi YAMAMOTO/
Shogakukan; POKMON BLACK AND WHITE 2011 Pokmon. 1995-2011 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc. TM and and character names
are trademarks of Nintendo. POCKET MONSTER SPECIAL 1997 Hidenori KUSAKA, Satoshi YAMAMOTO/Shogakukan; PSYREN 2007 by Toshiaki
Iwashiro/SHUEISHA Inc.; REDAKAI 2012 Spin Master Ltd. and Marathon Media. & 2012 Cartoon Network.; REIMEI NO ARCANA 2009 Rei
TOMA/Shogakukan; Ristorante Paradiso 2006 NATSUME ONO/OHTA PUBLISHING CO.; ROSARIO + VAMPIRE SEASON II 2007 by Akihisa Ikeda/
SHUEISHA Inc.; RUROUNI KENSHIN 1994 by Nobuhiro Watsuki/SHUEISHA Inc.; SARAIYA GOYOU 2006 Natsume ONO/Shogakukan; The Secret
World of Arrietty 2010 GNDHDDTW. The Secret World of Arrietty title logo 2012 GNDHDDTW; SOLANIN 2006 Inio ASANO/Shogakukan; TORIKO
2008 by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro/SHUEISHA Inc.; VAGABOND 1998-2007 I.T. Planning, Inc.; VAGABOND VIZ BIG EDITION 1998-2011 I.T. Planning,
Inc.; Vampire Knight Matsuri Hino 2004/HAKUSENSHA, Inc.; VOLTRON FORCE & World Events Productions. Under license to Classic Media;
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HASHIGUCHI/Shogakukan; YU-GI-OH! 1996 by Kazuki Takahashi/SHUEISHA Inc.

Appendix

Vol. 5...................................... 978-1-4215-3693-4


Vol. 6...................................... 978-1-4215-3694-1
Vol. 7...................................... 978-1-4215-3798-6
Vol. 8...................................... 978-1-4215-3903-4
Vol. 9...................................... 978-1-4215-4065-8
Vol. 10.................................... 978-1-4215-4273-7
Vol. 11.................................... 978-1-4215-4308-6
Vol. 12.................................... 978-1-4215-4309-3
Vol. 13.................................... 978-1-4215-4310-9

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