Author: Yu Sasuga
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
A giant swarm of Terraformars is bearing down on the escape vehicle where Bao from Division 4 is holding Akari and the others captive. Virtually defenseless, Bao contemplates a horrific course of action. Meanwhile, Marcos and his team head underground with a plan to hack into the Annex’s communications array and attempt to contact Earth. But Bao’s treachery and his unique ability may be the end of them all, if the Terraformars don’t kill them first! -- VIZ Media
Author: Kore Yamazaki
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
THE DEVIL YOU KNOW After a surprise reappearance by a recently defeated demon, Johanna and her companions find themselves under attack. The demon Ino has been ordered to capture Dr. Faust, and this time, nothing will stop Ino from accomplishing her goal. Soon, Johanna finds herself in the heart of enemy territory, but the Doctor's smirk as she faces her captors seems to suggest that the series of events leading to her defeat may have all been according to plan...
Author: Jinsei Kataoka
Publisher: Yen Press LLC
Under Shiba's leadership, the Jackalopes launch a surprise attack against the Amenotori Manufacturing Facility, where the Shikagura are undergoing maintenance. Every one of the Jackalopes' moves has been carefully informed by their intel network, but the Shikagura prove themselves to be even more wily than anyone anticipated! United by bonds stronger than blood, the Spiders have woven a web of crazed malice-and the Jackalopes have walked right into it!!
Author: Midori Gotou, Psycho-Pass Production Committee
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
The perfect society and its price...the manga prequel to the acclaimed anime series! In the 22nd century, the Psycho-Pass measures emotional health, making crime not only rare, but strange and dangerous - and the only 'safe' job for a person on the borderline is as a cop... kept on a virtual leash as they hunt down the criminals they may soon become themselves!
In 1917, amidst the fury of the Great War, bitter enemies are forced into a reluctant alliance against an ancient evil. French and German soldiers band together to hunt the horror feeding on their ranks.
Author: Tatsuki Fujimoto
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Orphaned siblings Agni and Luna, like the Ice Witch who cursed their world, are two of the “blessed,” humans who hold special abilities. However, not all who are blessed are friendly, and after another of their kind attacks Agni and decimates the orphans' village, Agni fights to survive, vowing revenge. -- VIZ Media
The media industries in the United States and Japan are similar in much the same way different animal species are: while a horse and a kangaroo share maybe 95% of their DNA, they're nonetheless very different animals-and so it is with manga and anime in Japanese and Hollywood animation, movies, and television. Though they share some key common elements, they developed mostly separately while still influencing each other significantly along the way. That confluence is now accelerating into new forms of hybridization that will drive much of future storytelling entertainment. Packed with original interviews with top creators in these fields and illuminating case studies, Manga and Anime Go to Hollywood helps to parse out these these shared and diverging genetic codes, revealing the cross-influences and independent traits of Japanese and American animation. In addition, Manga and Anime Go to Hollywood shows how to use this knowledge creatively to shape the future of global narrative storytelling, including through the educational system. Northrop Davis paints a fascinating picture of the interrelated history of Japanese manga/anime and Hollywood since the Meiji period through to World War II and up to the present day - and even to into the future.
The Extended Phenotype
Author: Richard Dawkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
In The Selfish Gene, Richard Dawkins crystallized the gene's eye view of evolution developed by W.D. Hamilton and others. The book provoked widespread and heated debate. Written in part as a response, The Extended Phenotype gave a deeper clarification of the central concept of the gene as theunit of selection; but it did much more besides. In it, Dawkins extended the gene's eye view to argue that the genes that sit within an organism have an influence that reaches out beyond the visible traits in that body - the phenotype - to the wider environment, which can include other individuals.So, for instance, the genes of the beaver drive it to gather twigs to produce the substantial physical structure of a dam; and the genes of the cuckoo chick produce effects that manipulate the behaviour of the host bird, making it nurture the intruder as one of its own. This notion of the extendedphenotype has proved to be highly influential in the way we understand evolution and the natural world. It represents a key scientific contribution to evolutionary biology, and it continues to play an important role in research in the life sciences.The Extended Phenotype is a conceptually deep book that forms important reading for biologists and students. But Dawkins' clear exposition is accessible to all who are prepared to put in a little effort.Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.
TAKE IT OFF Realizing he can no longer control his feelings towards Madarame, Hato decides to give up cross-dressing and BL, cold turkey! As the other Genshiken members watch over Hato with anxiety, Comic-Fest season rolls around again. And with Comic-Fest comes the appearance of Angela, throwing Madarame's world into even greater disarray! As everyone's feelings start to heat up, the unthinkable begins to seem possible...
An epic story of war and survival set in the legendary Gundam universe! In the Universal Century year 0079, the space colony known as Side 3 proclaims independence as the Principality of Zeon and declares war on the Earth Federation. One year later, they are locked in a fierce battle for the Thunderbolt Sector, an area of space scarred by the wreckage of destroyed colonies. From the frozen wastes of Antarctica to the abyssal depths of the ocean, Operation Thunderbolt is under way. Io Fleming heads back into battle aboard the Federation MS carrier Spartan. While taking a perilous course through the Antarctic Ocean, Spartan is pursued by a Zeon submarine unit. Io takes the controls of the awesome new RX-78AL Atlas Gundam, but as always, it’s not the machine but the pilot that makes the difference in the unforgiving crucible of combat.
Reading Japan Cool
Author: John E. Ingulsrud, Kate Allen
Publisher: Lexington Books
Japanese animation, video games, and manga have attracted fans around the world. The characters, the stories, and the sensibilities that come out of these cultural products are together called Japan Cool. This is not a sudden fad, but is rooted in manga—Japanese comics—which since the mid-1940s have developed in an exponential way. In spite of a gradual decline in readership, manga still commands over a third of the publishing output. The volume of manga works that is being produced and has been through history is enormous. There are manga publications that attract readers of all ages and genders. The diversity in content attracts readers well into adulthood. Surveys on reading practices have found that almost all Japanese people read manga or have done so at some point in their lives. The skills of reading manga are learned by readers themselves, but learned in the context of other readers and in tandem with school learning. Manga reading practices are sustained by the practices of other readers, and manga content therefore serves as a topic of conversation for both families and friends. Moreover, manga is one of the largest sources of content for media production in film, television, and video games. Manga literacy, the practices of the readers, the diversity of titles, and the sheer number of works provide the basis for the movement recognized as Japan Cool. Reading Japan Cool is directed at an audience of students of Japanese studies, discourse analysts, educators, parents, and manga readers.
When was Wales?
Author: Gwyn A. Williams
When has Wales been able to describe itself as an independent nation and will it ever be able to do so in the future? The question of national identity has affected the Welsh throughout their history. Drawing on myth, legend and poetry and on the talents and ambitions of soldiers, labourers, politicians and churchmen the author tells the story of the Welsh with an understanding of his fellow countrymen.
This is the conclusion to Girls und Panzer: Little Army, a two-volume prequel to dieselpunk-infused Girls und Panzer, which juxatoposes cute girls and their high school antics with dynamic tank battles and military tactics. Miho is determined to bridge the gap of animosity between her best friend Emi and her sister Maho, and arranges a Tankery practice match between the two teams. After the match, Emi gains admiration for Maho as a person, but is perplexed by Maho's absolute ruthlessness on the field. This new revelation also shocks Miho to the core, as she tries to accept that her sister's-and her family's-Tankery style run contrary to her own values. Family ties and precious friendships will be tested as Miho ponders whether she is even cut out for Tankery to begin with.
Tiger & Bunny
Author: Mizuki Sakakibara
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
The official manga tie-in to the international smash-hit animated series! Superpowered humans known as NEXT appeared in the world 45 years ago. Some of them fight crime in the city of Stern Bild while promoting their corporate sponsors on the hit show “HERO TV.” The people love their superheroes, even if they don’t completely understand them, and not all of the NEXT use their powers for good. Kotetsu and Barnaby are the first NEXT superhero duo, but they’ve got a few differences to overcome if they’re going to learn to work together. A reality TV show intruding into their daily lives doesn’t help, but a bomb threat just might get them to cooperate. Then a misguided surprise party leads to a NEXT-involved diamond heist! Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for teen audiences.
Happiness Volume 3
Author: Shuzo Oshimi
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
A supernatural story of sexual awakening, growing up, and suburban vampirism, Happiness follows a dorky boy who is attacked by a girl in an alley. She sucks his blood and gives him a choice: life or death. He chooses life, but finds himself nearly overwhelmed by a new thirst and a fascination with the necks of his classmates…