Akira

Book one

Akira

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

RaW Hero 1

RaW Hero 1

Just remember this. In this world of ours... ...the first to die are those without guts. A portion of humanity has obtained special abilities, and two groups emerge in conflict. On the side of justice are "heroes." On the side of villainy are "monsters." For Chiaki, however, all that matters is finding work to support his younger brothers. But when a simple train ride to his latest interview takes a perverse turn, his sense of right leads him down an unexpected and uncomfortable path! From the mind of Prison School creator Akira Hiramoto comes a raw new story of a man caught between good and evil, lies and truth-and light and shadow!

Skeleton Knight in Another World (Manga) Vol. 1

Skeleton Knight in Another World (Manga) Vol. 1

'" One day Arc wakes up in the world of his favorite MMORPG...and discovers that he''s become exactly like his game character, a heroic knight who just so happens to be a skeleton! The whole skull-for-a-head thing is maybe going to be a problem. Arc resolves to keep a low profile, lest anyone mistake him for a monster, but he can''t quite manage to turn a blind eye to the troubles of his new world. Adventure awaits, and the Skeleton Knight will be there to meet it! "'

SCP Foundation: Iris Through the Looking Glass (Light Novel)

SCP Foundation: Iris Through the Looking Glass (Light Novel)

WHAT’S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?! An ordinary boy encounters the paranormal when a photo of the same girl starts inexplicably showing up in every book he opens. One day, the girl reaches out and pulls him into the photo to her location: a cell in a top-secret facility belonging to the SCP Foundation, an organization dedicated to the research and containment of people, objects and phenomena that defy reality! Even worse: they’ve deemed him a threat to be contained, and he’s going to have to work with them if he ever wants to see the outside world again! Content relating to the SCP Foundation, including the SCP Foundation logo, is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 3.0 and all concepts originate from http://www.scp-wiki.net and its authors. SCP Foundation: Iris Through the Looking Glass, being derived from this content, is also released under Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 3.0. To view a copy of the license, please visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ or contact Creative Commons, PO Box 1866, Mountain View, CA 94042, USA. See full list of credits at https://sevenseasentertainment.com/scp-credits/

"I'm Just a Comic Book Boy"

Essays on the Intersection of Comics and Punk

 Comics and the punk movement are inextricably linked—each has a foundational do-it-yourself ethos and a nonconformist spirit defiant of authority. This collection of new essays provides for the first time a thorough analysis of the intersections between comics and punk. The contributors expand the discussion beyond the familiar U.S. and UK scenes to include the influence punk has had on comics produced in other countries, such as Spain and Turkey.

Oninagi

Oninagi

Average schoolgirl Nanami is excited about only one thing - getting closer to her crush during the new school year. Little does she know that there's an ancient power running through her veins, which is why she's being pursued by Tomotaka Onigoroshi, a swordswoman who will stop at nothing to rid the world of Nanami's presence! But while their initial confrontation is as hunter and quarry, will Tomotaka's allegiances shift when Nanami steps up to defend her against an unexpected opponent?

Kurosawa

Film Studies and Japanese Cinema

Kurosawa

The films of Akira Kurosawa have had an immense effect on the way the Japanese have viewed themselves as a nation and on the way the West has viewed Japan. In this comprehensive and theoretically informed study of the influential director's cinema, Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto definitively analyzes Kurosawa's entire body of work, from 1943's Sanshiro Sugata to 1993's Madadayo. In scrutinizing this oeuvre, Yoshimoto shifts the ground upon which the scholarship on Japanese cinema has been built and questions its dominant interpretive frameworks and critical assumptions. Arguing that Kurosawa's films arouse anxiety in Japanese and Western critics because the films problematize Japan's self-image and the West's image of Japan, Yoshimoto challenges widely circulating clichés about the films and shows how these works constitute narrative answers to sociocultural contradictions and institutional dilemmas. While fully acknowledging the achievement of Kurosawa as a filmmaker, Yoshimoto uses the director's work to reflect on and rethink a variety of larger issues, from Japanese film history, modern Japanese history, and cultural production to national identity and the global circulation of cultural capital. He examines how Japanese cinema has been "invented" in the discipline of film studies for specific ideological purposes and analyzes Kurosawa's role in that process of invention. Demonstrating the richness of both this director's work and Japanese cinema in general, Yoshimoto's nuanced study illuminates an array of thematic and stylistic aspects of the films in addition to their social and historical contexts. Beyond aficionados of Kurosawa and Japanese film, this book will interest those engaged with cultural studies, postcolonial studies, cultural globalization, film studies, Asian studies, and the formation of academic disciplines.

Dbzeroverse Volume 1 (Dragon Ball Zeroverse)

Dbzeroverse Volume 1 (Dragon Ball Zeroverse)

"Dragon Ball Zeroverse" or "DBZeroverse" is an unofficial, Chinese continuation of the "Dragon Ball" manga and of the "Dragon Ball Z" anime that was lost to the ages -until now- in this newly restored edition. When "Dragon Ball Z" concluded its Japanese television broadcast in 1996, it was followed by "Dragon Ball GT". In China on the other hand, it was followed by a different manga sequel in that same year. This sequel was commercially published as "Dragon Ball Tibetan Edition", after the name of its publisher, "Tibet People's Publishing House". It is set three years after the end of the original manga (or two years before the start of "Dragon Ball GT") and explores another universe in the Dragon World, called "The Zero Universe". Copies of the original "Dragon Ball Tibetan Edition" are rare, and the print and paper quality is often subpar. For this newly restored edition, every page has been scanned at high DPI and cleaned by hand to reproduce crystal clear images, and every line of dialogue has been translated into English. In Age 774, Son Goku and friends save Earth from the evil Majin Boo. Ten years later, Goku meets Oob, the reincarnated Majin Boo, at the 28th Tenkaichi Budokai. Over the course of three years, Goku teaches Oob martial arts and prepares him to protect the peace. But when Goku reunites with his friends at the 29th Tenkaichi Budokai in Age 787, a mysterious being is watching... Enjoy this lost treasure that has been rediscovered! This book contains volumes 1 to 3 of the original "Dragon Ball Tibetan Edition" manga, or chapters 1 to 21, for a total of 290 pages. Read chapters for free at: http://thedaoofdragonball.com/manga/ THIS IS A DOUJINSHI (FAN MANGA).Based on the characters and story by Akira Toriyama. Please support the official series. "Dragon Ball", "Dragon Ball Z", "Dragon Ball Super", "Dragon Ball GT", "Dragon Ball Kai" and all other logos, character names, and distinctive likeness thereof are trademarks of Akira Toriyama, TOEI ANIMATION, BIRD STUDIO, SHUEISHA, FUNIMATION, VIZ MEDIA, GROUPE AB, GLENAT, NAMCO BANDAI, ATARI and other respective license holders unmentioned. This book was not prepared, licensed or endorsed by any entity involved in creating or producing the "Dragon Ball" series. It is an independent, unofficial work made by fans, for fans, that has no connection to the official license.

1st fib Congress in Osaka Japan Vol2

1st fib Congress in Osaka Japan Vol2


Dragon Ball Full Color

Dragon Ball Full Color

Son Goku is the greatest hero on Earth. Five years after defeating the demon king Piccolo, he's grown up and had a family--he's married, and he has a child, Son Gohan. But what is the real reason for Goku's incredible strength? A visitor from outer space arrives bearing terrible news--Goku is an alien, and the visitor, Raditz, is Goku's brother! When Raditz turns out to be a ruthless killer, Goku must fight his incredibly strong brother to save his family and the entire human race. A surprising alliance may be Earth's last hope: Goku will team up with his old enemy Piccolo—archenemies united to save the world!" Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for teen audiences.