Cobalt Rogue, Vol. 2

Sky Japan Welcome Party

Cobalt Rogue, Vol. 2

[Contains Episodes 015 - 037] Damian and the others finally make it to the the floating country of Sky Japan so that Damian could keep his end of the bargain to help the Knight Sisters find their mother. Unfortunately, things aren't going to be that simple, especially after Damian and the Knight Sisters become entangled in a brutal power struggle between warring criminal syndicates and anti-government factions. On top of that, Damian is given a job to save hundreds of children from the most powerful and sadistic ringleader of the Sky Japan criminal underworld, and he has three different military groups and his vengeful enemy closing in on him from all sides, and only four hours to deal with them all before everything goes to hell. [PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED AS 'DARK-BOY']

"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.

Integrated Global Models of Sustainable Development - Volume II

Integrated Global Models of Sustainable Development - Volume II

Integrated Global Models of Sustainable Development is a component of Encyclopedia of Technology, Information, and Systems Management Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. In the 21st century the human society is facing the challenge of sustainable development with constraints of global environmental changes. In order to cope with poverty and international per capita income disparity (IPCID), there should be further needs for economic development to provide employment opportunities against “Terrorism and refugees". The coverage in three volumes tires to show a possibility of sustainable development from a global viewpoint by using alternative policy simulations. The chapters are organized so that the readers might understand archived historical trends in global modeling for sustainable development. Starting from global models in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, the updated latest modeling works are also included as far as possible. The chapters deal with roles of integrated global models, scope and methodologies and policy implications. These three volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs

The Japanese Cinema Book

The Japanese Cinema Book

The Japanese Cinema Book provides a new and comprehensive survey of one of the world's most fascinating and widely admired filmmaking regions. In terms of its historical coverage, broad thematic approach and the significant international range of its authors, it is the largest and most wide-ranging publication of its kind to date. Ranging from renowned directors such as Akira Kurosawa to neglected popular genres such as the film musical and encompassing topics such as ecology, spectatorship, home-movies, colonial history and relations with Hollywood and Europe, The Japanese Cinema Book presents a set of new, and often surprising, perspectives on Japanese film. With its plural range of interdisciplinary perspectives based on the expertise of established and emerging scholars and critics, The Japanese Cinema Book provides a groundbreaking picture of the different ways in which Japanese cinema may be understood as a local, regional, national, transnational and global phenomenon. The book's innovative structure combines general surveys of a particular historical topic or critical approach with various micro-level case studies. It argues there is no single fixed Japanese cinema, but instead a fluid and varied field of Japanese filmmaking cultures that continue to exist in a dynamic relationship with other cinemas, media and regions. The Japanese Cinema Book is divided into seven inter-related sections: · Theories and Approaches · * Institutions and Industry · * Film Style · * Genre · * Times and Spaces of Representation · * Social Contexts · * Flows and Interactions

Origins of Japanese Wealth and Power

Reconciling Confucianism and Capitalism, 1830–1885

Origins of Japanese Wealth and Power

This book focuses on the trans-Meiji Restoration story of the ideological transformation that made modern capitalism possible in Japan. To illustrate this transformation, the book looks at four key architects of Meiji Japan's capitalist institutions: Okubo Toshimichi, Godai Tomoatsu, Matsukata Masayoshi and Maeda Masana.

Oninagi

Oninagi

Average schoolgirl Nanami's life is now anything but average! Having learned she's the descendent of a powerful demon princess and gained herself three demonic minions - Tsurugi, Kusabi, and Mori - the poor girl has no time to let it all sink in...because she still has to go to class! And as if that's not bad enough, Tomotaka, the demon slayer who wanted Nanami's head on a silver platter when they first met, no longer sees Nanami as a demon to slay; now she's the bait to lure in other demons! Will the hunter and the former quarry ever stop being at each other's throats?!