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When the man-eating giants called Titans first appeared, humans retreated behind massive walls. After a hundred years of safety, a colossal-sized Titan smashes through the defenses, unleashing a flood of giants and carnage in the streets. Eren Jaeger watches helplessly as one of the creatures devours his mother. He vows to kill every Titan walking the earth.
Eren Jaeger's battle against the Titans rages on! After fighting the Female Titan, he has no time to rest as a hoard approaches Wall Rose. With his ferocious abilities and a new plan, Eren and his friends set out to face the Titans head-on. But as they prepare for war, they begin to unearth terrifying secrets. What are the Titans really and where do they get their power, and who's really on their side?
An action anime in which psychic warriors called Stands inhabit humans, including those who fight the evil vampire Dio. Joseph goes to see his grandson Jotaro, but Jotaro is convinced that his Stand is evil and will not leave his prison cell. Jotaro learns the secret of Stand power and is attacked by Dio's assassin and his Stand. Then Jotaro and his party embark on a quest to end the 100 year battle between Dio and the Joestar family. Downed over the ocean, they are rescued by a freighter and find the only other passengers are an orangutan and a Frenchman.
After Edward and Alphonse Elric's reckless disregard for alchemy's fundamental laws, the brothers scour a war-torn land for the Philosopher's Stone, a fabled relic which grants the ability to perform alchemy in impossible ways.
Featured Animated Series - Devilman Crybaby (Adaptation by Masaaki Yuasa)
Akira and his father are killed while mountain climbing in the Himalayas, and Devilman chooses Akira's body as a cover to disguise himself. When Devilman/Akira moves in with the Makimuras, he falls in love with Miki and is distracted from his mission cause to death and destruction on Earth and to pave the way for a demonic invasion of the human world. When the lord of the demons sends a succession of demons to eliminate Miki, Devilman/Akira fights to protect her. —Moh X
Manga / 漫画
Attack on Titan (English) by Hajime IsayamaThe megahit Attack on Titan anime is back, with Season Three announced for 2018!In this post-apocalytpic sci-fi story, humanity has been devastated by the bizarre, giant humanoids known as the Titans. Little is known about where they came from or why they are bent on consuming mankind. Seemingly unintelligent, they have roamed the world for years, killing everyone they see. For the past century, what's left of man has hidden in a giant, three-walled city. People believe their 50-meter-high walls will protect them from the Titans, but the sudden appearance of an immense Titan is about to change everything.Winner of the 2011 Kodansha Manga Award (Shonen) and nominated for the prestigious Osamu Tezuka Cultural Prize for 2012.
Publication Date: 2012-06-19
Berserk by Kentaro MiuraCreated by Kenturo Miura, Berserk is manga mayhem to the extreme - violent, horrifying, and mercilessly funny - and the wellspring for the internationally popular anime series. Not for the squeamish or the easily offended, Berserk asks for no quarter - and offers none! His name is Guts, the Black Swordsman, a feared warrior spoken of only in whispers. Bearer of a gigantic sword, an iron hand, and the scars of countless battles and tortures, his flesh is also indelibly marked with The Brand, an unholy symbol that draws the forces of darkness to him and dooms him as their sacrifice.
Publication Date: 2003-11-04
Claymore by Norihiro YagiA Claymore - a female warrior named for the sword she carries - travels from medieval village to village to destroy Yoma, monsters who disguise themselves as humans and who are almost impossible to kill. Claymores are half-humans, half-demons who willingly transformed themselves by mixing their blood with monster's blood. Claire, nicknamed silver-eyed killer, is such a powerful Claymore, she can slay a Yoma using only one hand. But she must constantly struggle to keep from becoming a monster herself.
Publication Date: 2006-04-04
Devilman: the Classic Collection by Go NagaiGo Nagai's groundbreaking horror classic that inspired the genre for decades. Hordes of demons, once thought entombed forever in the underworld, have now returned to Earth. Evil and corruption begin to seep into our world, as demons seize human hosts. Mankind's only hope for salvation is to use the demons' power against them--and only a pure-hearted man like Fudo Akira can do so without losing his humanity. Once little more than a crybaby, Akira now wields the terrible power of a devil, yet holds the innocent soul of a man--Devilman!
Publication Date: 2018-05-22
Fist of the North Star by Tetsuo Hara (Illustrator); BuronsonThe legend returns! In a post-apocalyptic nightmare, one man named Kenshiro protects the innocent from evil with the ultimate assassin's fighting style, Hokuot Shinken. This second volume of the master edition features genuine right-to-left sequencing, original Japanese sound effects, large format pages, brand-new translation, and stunning full-color artwork on every page! Supervised by creator Hara Tetsuo himself, this is truly the definitive presentation of the manga masterwork!
Publication Date: 2003-01-28
Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu ArakawaAlchemy: the mystical power to alter the natural world; something between magic, art and science. When two brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, dabbled in this power to grant their dearest wish, one of them lost an arm and a leg...and the other became nothing but a soul locked into a body of living steel. Now Edward is an agent of the government, a slave of the military-alchemical complex, using his unique powers to obey orders...even to kill. Except his powers aren't unique. The world has been ravaged by the abuse of alchemy. And in pursuit of the ultimate alchemical treasure, the Philosopher's Stone, their enemies are even more ruthless than they are...
Publication Date: 2005-05-03
Hunter x Hunter by Yoshihiro TogashiWhen Gon learns his father Ging--whom he thought was dead--is a famous Hunter, he aspires to follow in his footsteps and track down monsters, treasures, and words of magic. Rated for older teens.
Publication Date: 2005-04-05
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Part 1--Phantom Blood by Hirohiko ArakiThe legendary Shonen Jump series, now available in English for the first time, in a deluxe edition featuring color pages and newly drawn cover art! JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is a groundbreaking manga famous for its outlandish characters, wild humor and frenetic battles. A multigenerational tale of the heroic Joestar family and their never-ending battle against evil! Young Jonathan Joestar's life is forever changed when he meets his new adopted brother, Dio. For some reason, Dio has a smoldering grudge against him and derives pleasure from seeing him suffer. But every man has his limits, as Dio finds out. This is the beginning of a long and hateful relationship!
Publication Date: 2015-02-24
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Part 2--Battle Tendency by Hirohiko ArakiJoJo's Bizarre Adventure is a groundbreaking manga famous for its outlandish characters, wild humor and frenetic battles. A multigenerational tale of the heroic Joestar family and their never-ending battle against evil! The beginning of the Battle Tendency Arc! The Joestar family is called upon to do battle against evil again! This time, it's Joseph Joestar, the grandson of Jonathan Joestar! And his enemies are more powerful and diabolical than ever! Behold! The terror of the Pillar Men!
Publication Date: 2015-11-03
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Part 3--Stardust Crusaders by Hirohiko Araki (Illustrator)An epic horror-action-adventure! Once there was a mighty bloodline of heroes: the Joestars. In the 1880s, Englishman Jonathan Joestar gave his life to defeat Dio, a megalomaniacal vampire. Now, 100 years later, Dio is back, and Jonathan's descendants must travel to Egypt to destroy their ancestral enemy once and for all. In a Japanese jail sits 17-year-old Jotaro Kujo: punk, fighter, delinquent...and possessed by a force beyond his control! Around the world, evil spirits are awakening: "Stands," monstrous invisible creatures which give their bearers incredible powers. To save his mother's life, Jotaro must tame his dark forces and travel around the world to Cairo, Egypt, where a hundred-year-old vampire thirsts for the blood of his family. But the road is long, and an army of evil Stand Users waits to kill JoJo and his friends...
Publication Date: 2005-11-01
My Hero Academia by Horikoshi KoheiA lot of people have power called 'personality'. However, that power doesn't always work for justice. As there always exists evil, so does our hero, too. Ok, who am I? Let's go find your dream! Plus Ultra!!
Publication Date: 2014-11-04
Naruto by Masashi KishimotoNaruto is a ninja-in-training with a need for attention, a knack for mischief, and sealed within him, a strange, formidable power. His antics amuse his instructor Kakashi and irritate his teammates, intense Sasuki and witty Sakura, but Naruto is serious about becoming the greatest ninja in the village of Konohagakure! In another world, ninja are the ultimate power - and in the village of Konohagakure live the stealthiest ninja in the world. But twelve years ago Konohagakure was attacked by a fearsome threat - a nine-tailed fox demon which claims the life of the Hokage, the village champion. Today, peace has returned, and a troublemaking orphan named Uzumaki Naruto is struggling to graduate from the Ninja Academy. His goal: to become the next Hokage. But unknown to Naruto and his classmates, within him is a terrifying force...
Publication Date: 2003-07-09
One Piece by Eiichiro OdaAs a child, Monkey D. Luffy dreamed of becoming the King of the Pirates. But his life changed when he accidentally gained the power to stretch like rubber - at the cost of never being able to swim again! Now Luffy, with the help of a motley collection of pirate wannabes, is setting off in search of the "One Piece," said to be the greatest treasure in the world...
Call Number: PN6720.O54 P543 1997
Publication Date: 2003-06-25
YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro TogashiA delinquent's gotta do what he's gotta do...in the afterlife. Yusuke Urameshi was a tough teen delinquent until one selfless act changed his life...by ending it. When he died saving a little kid from a speeding car, the afterlife didn't know what to do with him, so it gave him a second chance at life. Now, Yusuke is a ghost with a mission, performing good deeds at the beshest of Botan, the spirit guide of the dead, and Koenma, her pacifier-sucking boss from the "other side." But what strange things await him on the borderline between life and death?
Publication Date: 2003-08-18
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