Shuichi and his band, Bad Luck, are rising stars in Japan's pop scene, and their chief rival, ASK, seems doomed to the has-been status of an 80s hairband. But just when it looks like the top spot on the Billboard charts is Bad Luck's for the taking, a completely unexpected competitor emerges.
The girls enter their senior year and Miss Yukari speaks ill of Tomo in this third volume. It marks the return of the sports meet, where Sakaki, Osaka, Kagura and the others compete in categories like the three-legged race and beanbag tossing, while Chiyo-chan races to find an idiot for the scavenger hunt.
Three hundred years ago the Sorcerer Kalutika Maybus sealed the vampire Deshwitat in limbo after killing his fiancee, Lilith. For centuries, Deshwitat's mind calculated revenge while his body slumbered... until now. A band of spiritual investigators has inadvertently broken the seal that binds him and released Deshwitat to the world.
In the latest volume of this popular mix of science fiction and teenage romance, best friends Miaka and Yui search for the last of the Seven Warriors. In a twist neither anticipates, Miaka watches as her beloved Tamahome renounces her and kisses Yui.
The battle to decide the fate of Meiji-era swordsmanship has begunAction, romance, and historical intrigue help make Nobuhiro Watsuki's 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. Shinomori Aoshi was once the leader of Edo Castle's elite guard, the Oniwabansh . But with the fighting at an end and the sh gunate overthrown, the brilliant Aoshi and his four most loyal onmitsu, or spies, find themselves without a home or a purpose. When fighting is your life, loyalty to those lost ideals (and to the man who most symbolized them) may be the one thing left. But Megumi's life is at stake, and however sympathetic Kenshin may feel, he will fight on, to the last man if necessary...
The ceremony to summon the Suzaku has been ruined by Amiboshi, a Seiryu warrior posing as Chiriko. When hope seems lost, Tai Yi Jun appears from a flame and tells Miaka of the Jewel of the Northern God that may be the key to completing the ceremony. But Miaka also learns that to lure the Suzaku, she must be a virgin. Can she bring herself to sever her relationship with Tamahome? A sweeping saga.... Watase has an excellent grasp of characterization. Wizard magazine
Transported to the Universe of the Four Gods, Miaka is saved from the Imperial Guards when she is proclaimed to be the Priestess of Suzaku. But now she must deal with the lovestruck Emperor and the ire of his would-be bride.
Just when Shuichi Shindou's rock star dreams seem to be coming together, everything falls apart. His gifted guitarist Hiro quits the band, the new manager wants to take Shuichi off the keyboards, and Shuichi finds himself constantly berated by their producer.
Stories the director himself said they didn't dare put in the animeQ: What happens when you try to act like an anime character in real life? A: EXCEL SAGA. Two groups of neighbors in an apartment building lead secret lives. One thinks they're trying to take over the city of Fukuoka. The other thinks they're trying to defend it. Only their bosses, would-be conqueror Lord Il Palazzo and obsessed bureaucrat Dr. Kabapu, know the truth behind this increasingly dangerous private game... Too bad neither will let their underlings in on it There's always an election coming up, and the city of Fukuoka won't be spared either. But what petty party stooge is this so-called candidate for mayor who dares presume to take control of a town Lord Il Palazzo has already stamped Property of ACROSS? Excel and Hyatt go undercover by volunteering for the campaign, and discover that democracy Japanese-style will have you begging for hanging chads. Vol. 03 of Excel Saga stays strong on the issues like health care reform, which must be why the girls have dressed up like nurses and snuck into the local hospital--where awaits everyone's favorite butcher, I mean, lecher: I mean, Doctor Iwata, M.D. Then: Not a dream Not an imaginary story One night, when the whole apartment's asleep, enter a place where even Freud would fear to tread: the REM state of our characters Refreshed, Excel Saga's neighbors get up and go to work as their secret alter egos: yes, in this issue the good guys and bad girls (DISCLAIMER Designations Good and Bad subject to the requirements of public policy) make dim first contact in the city sewers. Will it end senselessly in a waste of human life, or just in human waste?
After Mahiru has a dream, she meets the Lunar Race. They need her help to recover the Drops of the Moon, which is the source of their power that has been stolen. As the battles to recover the Drops rage on, Mahiru tries to open up the dark, human-hating tengu Mitsuru, and form a bridge between humans and the Lunar Race.