Best of
Manga

2004

Fruits Basket: The Complete Collection


Natsuki Takaya - 2004
    Fruits Basket -- The Complete Series Box and More!

Death Note, Vol. 1: Boredom


Tsugumi Ohba - 2004
    But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami, a death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and now Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. But when criminals begin dropping dead, the authorities send the legendary detective L to track down the killer. With L hot on his heels, will Light lose sight of his noble goal... or his life?BoredomLight tests the boundaries of the Death Note's powers as L and the police begin to close in. Luckily, Light's father is the head of the Japanese National Police Agency and leaves vital information about the case lying around the house. With access to his father's files, Light can keep one step ahead of the authorities. But who is the strange man following him, and how can Light guard against enemies whose names he doesn't know?

Uzumaki: The Art of Naruto


Masashi Kishimoto - 2004
    The book also includes an extensive interview with creator Masashi Kishimoto, step-by-step details on the process of creating a Naruto illustration, 20 pages of notes from the author about each image in the book and a beautiful double-sided poster!

The Art of Fullmetal Alchemist 2


Hiromu Arakawa - 2004
    Includes original color artwork from creator, Hiromu Arakawa--each illustration presented in sequential order with commentary from Arakawa himself. Also included are nine pages of detailed character designs for the FMA PS2 video game, plus two pages of brand new manga. Wow!

PLUTO: Naoki Urasawa x Ozamu Tezuka, Band 001


Naoki Urasawa - 2004
    Europol's top detective Gesicht is assigned to investigate these mysterious robot serial murders; the only catch is that he himself is one of the seven targets.

Fullmetal Alchemist Anime Profiles


Hiromu Arakawa - 2004
    Devoted exclusively to the splashy, kinetic cartoon series, this anime profile collection features actual cel artwork along with extensive character biographies and an episode guide. There's even a cool poster included for your wall. You've seen the cartoon show on TV. Now it's time to get your hands on this comprehensive anime profile guide!

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 4—Diamond Is Unbreakable, Vol. 1


Hirohiko Araki - 2004
    Upon finding him, Jotaro is surprised to learn that Josuke also possesses a Stand. After their strange meeting, the pair team up to investigate the town’s proliferation of unusual Stands!

Vampire Knight Box Set: Volumes 1-10


Matsuri Hino - 2004
    Cross Adademy is attended by two groups of students: the Day Class and the Night Class. At twilight, when the students of the Day Class return to their dorm, they cross paths with the Night Class on their way to school. Yuki Cross and Zero Kiryu are the Guardians of the school, protecting the Day Class from the Academy's dark secret: the Night Class is full of vampires!Includes volumes 1-10 and an exclusive Cross Academy Day Class Planner.

種村有菜collection―満月をさがしてイラスト集


Arina Tanemura - 2004
    A collection of Arina Tanemura's art for the hit series Full Moon wo Sagoshite, as well as art from Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne, Short-Tempered Melancholic, and I-O-N.

Reborn! Vol. 01: Reborn Arrives!


Akira Amano - 2004
    He only attends school so he can stare at his beautiful classmate Kyoko from afar. But Tsuna's life takes a dramatic turn when Reborn, a suit-wearing, gun-toting baby who claims to be an Italian hit man, shows up at his house. Reborn was sent to Japan to groom Tsuna for his future life as a big Mafia boss. Tsuna doesn't believe this absurd story, so Reborn shoots Tsuna in the head with his gun. As Tsuna faces his own death, he's filled with regret that he never confessed his feelings to Kyoko...and suddenly he's overcome with supernatural powers that allow him to run off screaming to tell Kyoko how much he loves her. After five minutes, Tsuna goes back to normal. Reborn explains how his gun works: when he shoots a person in the head, if that person has regrets about her life, then she will die and be reborn, temporarily endowed with special powers that enable her to fix or solve whatever is the source of her regret. (If Reborn shoots someone who is free of regret, she would die.)Tsuna becomes Reborn's disciple, and because Reborn shoots Tsuna in the head all the time, he is constantly being reborn and growing into a stronger and better person, gradually impressing those around him and making friends.---Taken from back cover:HERE COMES REBORN!Junior high student Tsuna is a failure at school, sports, and social life. He needs a Mafia hit man tutor like he needs a hole in the head...and he's about to get both!When Reborn, a fedora-wearing, gun-toting toddler, arrives and says he's come to groom Tsuna for his future as boss of an Italian organized crime family, Tsuna is more than a little skeptical. But Reborn may have the "magic bullet" necessary to turn Tsuna's life around!

Inuyasha: The Movie, Volume 1


Rumiko Takahashi - 2004
    

MegaMan NT Warrior, Vol. 4


Ryo Takamisaki - 2004
    But living in cyberspace isn't always fun and games. High-tech crimes and pesky viruses are always a big problem for the authorities. Thank gookness for MegaMan and his NetOperator, Lan Hikari. Together, they do their best to keep their hometown safe from being permanently deleted.Welcome to the year 200X. With a Personal Terminal (PET) and a NetNavi (NetNavigator) at their disposal, citizens of DenTech City are plugged into the Internet in a big way.But living life in Cyberspace can be tricky. Computer hacking, virulent viruses and high-tech crimes run rampant in the future.To the rescue comes a hyperactive little kid named Lan Hikari. When he teams up with MegaMan (his specially programmed NetNavi), he's DenTech City's top boy hero. With each new NetBattle, Lan and MegaMan get stronger and stronger. But when the pair achieves PerfectSynchro, the pint-sized NetNavi flips out. Now the NetPolice must do the unthinkable; they must destroy MegaMan before he destroys the world!

MeruPuri: Märchen Prince: The Complete Series


Matsuri Hino - 2004
    

MegaMan NT Warrior, Vol. 3


Ryo Takamisaki - 2004
    But living in cyberspace isn't always fun and games. High-tech crimes and pesky viruses are always a big problem for the authorities. Thank gookness for MegaMan and his NetOperator, Lan Hikari. Together, they do their best to keep their hometown safe from being permanently deleted.Venturing deeper and deeper into the murky UnderNet, MegaMan and Lan Hikari come face to face with PharaohMan - a 20,000-year-old relic from a long-forgotten civilization.At his command, PharaohMan possesses the four holy warriors...each one as powerful as MegaMan himself!Quickly, the cobalt-colored NetNavi figures out the score. If he can defeat each of these warriors, he'll be able to wrestle their collective strength away from PharaohMan. With his pal GutsMan at his side, MegaMan is ready for a full-tilt fight. If he can defeat the fearsome foursome, he will be the strongest NetNavi in DenTech City!

MegaMan NT Warrior, Vol. 2


Ryo Takamisaki - 2004
    What is it? MegaMan himself! Transformed by the mysterious "Beast" program, MegaMan has developed the unwelcome power to turn into a rampaging monster. While Lan's scientist dad searches for a solution, MegaMan and Lan try to deal with MegaMan's beastly new condition...while fighting the world's most powerful NetNavis!

Dance in the Vampire Bund Omnibus 5


Nozomu Tamaki - 2004
    As Mina searches for a cure in the ancient vampire capital known as Necropolis, Rozenmann's army lies in wait. Meanwhile, relations between the Vampire Bund and the Japanese government are starting to crumble and may lead to all-out war!

Planetes, Book 4.2


Makoto Yukimura - 2004
    recommended for all collections and especially for teen and adult fans of Alita and Cowboy Bebop." -Library Journal *"As hard science fiction, and as human drama, Planetes is a manga at the peak." -Scott Green, Aint-It-Cool-News.com *"Planetes Vol. 1...got me first interested in science-fiction at a young age. Planetes is not one that you want to miss. I absolutely cannot wait for the next volumes of Yukimura's masterpiece." -Greg McElhatton, iCOMICS.com Fee decides to spend more time with her family and questions whether she'll ever return to space. 500 million miles away, Hachimaki is at the threshold of a new era for mankind as the crew of the Von Braun finally reach Jupiter. Back on Earth, the engineer of the Jupiter Mission, Weiner Locksmith, becomes haunted by the deaths of all those who lost their lives in pursuit of his vision.

Trigun: Deep Space Planet Future Gun Action (Book 2) (Deep Space Planet Future Gun Action, 2)


Justin Burns - 2004
    Everyone is after Vash the Stampede, but no one can put a bullet in him. Adding to the comedy is the pair of ladies working for an insurance company who must put a stop to Vash's destruction, though they certainly don't believe this amiable prankster is the vicious destroyer. It's a fun read, and super thick, packed full of silliness and action.

Digimon Tamers, Vol. 1


A. Hondo - 2004
    The kids try to be Digimon 'Tamers,' aka Digimon caretakers, but they all seem to have different opinions on what that should entail. Rika thinks Digimon should fight, Henry thinks they should never fight, and Takato ... seems to be somewhere in the middle. Being a Tamer isn't just about believing one thing or another. It's about learning and adjusting for the good of everyone else. But they have a long way to go, and their problems are just beginning.

Galaxy Angel: Volume 4


Kanan - 2004
    As they head toward Planet Lome, home of the anti-Eonia headquarters, the danger is growing. With Prince Shiva threatened, the Angel Troupe must focus on the mission at hand. Now if only Milfeulle can manage to think straight! So what if Ranpha and Takuto kiss? Why should it matter to her? For some reason, it keeps eating at her, but the enemy waits for no woman. Eonia and the Hell Hounds are on the move and the Elle Ciel is for the fight of its life!

仁獣芳烈伝 1 [Jinjuu Houretsuden 1]


Shuu Morimoto - 2004
    One of them, YanLang, fled to Earth along with his rebel army after being defeated during his attempt to overthrow the Emperor. In order to capture the fugitives, the Emperor sent his elite soldiers to Earth after them.LiFang has been traveling alone to find his father’s murderer when he picks up a sick and injured man. That aloof man, TuoRen, turns out to be one of the imperial soldiers sent to earth to hunt and capture the Senkaijin rebels. While his comrades work in pairs, TuoRen prefers to be alone. That is, until the strangely powerful human, LiFang, decides to follow him on his quest…

Dragon Knights, Volume 16


Mineko Ohkami - 2004
    They've sworn allegiance to the Dragon Lord Lykouleon, and whenever evil shows up in the kingdom, it's up to the three Dragon Knights to save the day.

Eien no With


Saya Miyauchi - 2004
    

Third #4


Gosho Aoyama - 2004
    

Mon-Star Attack, Vol. 01


DuO - 2004
    But Earth proves to be much more difficult to conquer than their previous targets!

Zippy Ziggy Volume 2 (V. 2)


Eun-Jeong Kim - 2004
    With the exception of having a screwed up cross-dressing devil for a dad, Shinghi's life is absolute perfection until one day, Sung-Hae - a complete martial artist freak who also likes to fib - transfers to his school. Fate has brought these two masters of lies together, and the two must battle it out to see who will be crowned the undefeated heavy-weight champion of fakeness!

Dragon Knights, Volume 14


Mineko Ohkami - 2004
    As the Demon Hordes threaten the peace of Dusis, only the Dragon Lord and his clan can stop them, but they will need help from the magical dragon swords, each of which comes with it own master.

Special A, Vol. 1


Maki Minami - 2004
    He always comes out on top no matter what he does, and Hikari is determined to do whatever it takes to beat this guy!At age 6 Hikari lost to Kei in an impromptu wrestling match. Now, at 15, Hikari joins "Special A," a group of the top seven students at a private academy, for the opportunity to trounce the guy who made her suffer her first defeat. This opens doors to the discovery of many new things for both of them....

Galaxy Angel: Volume 2


Kanan - 2004
    Ranpha has an ulterior motive for going to the planet - to find the Secret Hot Spring that will foresee her future lover. However, things don't always go as planned. Ranpha and Milfeulle fall into Lulu's trap and are captured. Lulu tells Takuto to hand over Prince Shiva for their safe return. What will Takuto do?

ヒストリエ 1 [Historie, Vol. 1]


Hitoshi Iwaaki - 2004
    Historie takes place in ancient Greece and follows the life of Eumenes and his childhood, who would later in his life grow up to be the secretary and general to Alexander the Great.Historie has won the (14th) Media Arts Awards 2010 "Grand Prize" in Manga Division, and was also a finalist for the 10th Osamu Tezuka Culture Award.

Dragon Knights, Volume 13


Mineko Ohkami - 2004
    Accompanied by three small Faeries, Nohiro follows a call to the Eastern continent of Arinas, where he discovers Kharl's castle.

Galaxy Angel: Volume 3


Kanan - 2004
    Meanwhile in the Elle Ciel, a mysterious man visits Milfeulle at night and leaves a rose. Ranpha thinks it is romantic, but everyone else is concerned that there is an enemy aboard the ship. With Eonia mounting his forces, Elle Ciel and Prince Shiva must be protected at all costs!

Dragon Knights, Volume 15


Mineko Ohkami - 2004
    They've sworn allegiance to the Dragon Lord Lykouleon, and whenever evil shows up in the kingdom, it's up to the three Dragon Knights to save the day.

MegaMan NT Warrior, Vol. 1


Ryo Takamisaki - 2004
    People carry theyr own PET (Personal Terminal) and are paired up with an artificial intelligence program called NetNavi. A sinister organisation, World Three, has vowed to destroy this technological wonderland. Enter our hero, Lan Hikari.

Gunparade March, Vol. 01


Hiroyuki Sanadura - 2004
    Droves of Phantom Beasts - aliens from another world - landed and waged war against man.

Doraemon: Gadget Cat from the Future, Vol. 9


Fujiko F. Fujio - 2004
    He rode a time machine all the way back from the 22nd century to help Nobita. He can pull all sorts of secret tools out of the "4-D (Fourth Dimensional) Pocket" on his tummy whenever Nobita needs them to get himself out of trouble.

Mystical Prince Yoshida-kun!, Volume 1


Natsuki Yoshimura - 2004
    The unassuming Kaoru knows nothing of the responsibility that awaits him, and when faced with such a life-changing decision, he chooses to continue leading his normal, albeit strange, life. Kaoru is certainly a special fellow, as his knowledge of magic and special powers increase. With his trusty sidekick, Ageha, always by his side, nothing seems to change...until his identity becomes known! Those who are convinced that this Yoshida Kaoru is the one King Dark Fleet has appointed make it their decision to usurp this outsider. When Kaoru finds that he must face the elements against him from this world of mystery, he has no choice but to accept his charge and discover a world he never thought possible, fighting evil around every corner in order to fulfill his destiny.

学校のおじかん 1 [Gakkou no Ojikan 1]


Mimi Tajima - 2004
    she is now the school chairman of a famous elite school?! It seems her grandfather left her the post after his death and, although Riku is not really enthusiastic about the idea, there happen to be two really interesting guys that attend that same school...

Couple Book 1


Jae Sung Park - 2004
    Can she convince YoungHo to defy conventional boundaries and allow her to stay at his place, at least until she finishes college?

Najica Blitz Tactics


Takuya Tashiro - 2004
    She's going to the source to retrieve a jackpot of these manmade creatures, and to meet face-to-face with the person responsible for their existence - the quirky Doctor Ren. The doctor has gathered his research and stock of Humaritts and has whisked them away to a very private, very remote location. Only Najica herself will have the brains and the body to retrieve the missing Humaritts from the doctor's stronghold, and ultimately end a quest that began with a sleeping beauty called Lila. Najica's pulling out her guns and Lila's on her way to meet her maker in a bullet-ridden showdown against Doctor Ren's minions!

Petite Forêt T01


Daisuke Igarashi - 2004
    

To Heart: Volume 2


Ukyou Takao - 2004
    Later, they strut their stuff at the school festival. Finally, Hiroyuki runs into Kotone Himekawa, a sophomore whose telekinetic abilities are starting to get out of control. Hiroyuki works closely with her to help her master her powers, but are they getting a little too close?

毒姫 1 [Dokuhime 1]


Mitsukazu Mihara - 2004
    Then under the sheets. And inside the clothes. Even mixed in the milk that they feed the newborn. This way the child gradually gets used to poisons and becomes the perfect assassination tool - the “Poison Princess” whose every kiss, tear and even touch bring death. Her only chance of survival is to fulfill her duty as an assassin and find a way to live on in the enemy land she is sent to… if her heart is strong enough.

Koi No Uta


Shouko Akira - 2004
    The scribbles on a bench, memories of childish days, feelings echoing in the classroom but cannot reach that person…

Ghost School


Hideshi Hino - 2004
    Young girls on the threshold of womanhood fall prey to one monster after another in this ninth instalment in Hino Horror series, translated for the first time into English.

A Kind of Heart


Mizuho Kusanagi - 2004
    

Saint Marie, Vol. 1


Yang Yeo-Jin - 2004
    Before she knows it, however, Dah-In finds herself caught in a battle between good and evil being waged on the school grounds. Through the death of her best friend, Dah-In learns that she has been chosen as one of the soldiers in this battle-one which could result in her own death as well.

Parallel, Vol. 01


Toshihiko Kobayashi - 2004
    One day, he finally gets up his courage to tell Hoshino his true feelings, but she rejected him with mixed feelings. Feeling sad, Nekota goes home to find that his dad is remarrying another woman, but the catch is that Nekota has to live alone with the woman's daughter while the two parents go to Europe. The daughter of the woman, however, is Hoshino... What will happen between the two while they live together?

チョコレートB・F (Chocolate BF)


Ikumi Kudou - 2004
    15 years old. Lives in a flat. Bath house poster girl(?). "Love" is not a word in her dictionary; not since her first love when she was 6. But this guy who helped her younger brother in a traffic accident is making her curious. Could this be...?!

Yoru Koi, Vol. 1


Amu Sumoto - 2004
    When Shino seemingly tries to end any relationship they had, Mei attempts to give up her own feelings. But does Shino really feel nothing at all for Mei?The extra is a prologue to Watashi no Megane-kun.

塔の獣 [Tou no Kemono]


Hiroki Kusumoto - 2004
    Unfortunately, the villagers don't much care for their local homeless cripple, and he's shoved into the path of an oncoming carriage. Luckily for Lukka, what could have been a terrible death turns out to be a kind twist of fate. The passenger, Edgar, is a nobleman with striking blue eyes who invites Lukka to help him end his solitude. The two grow as close as brothers, and Lukka blossoms into a bright, helpful servant and a loyal friend. But once every month, Edgar leaves the estate for three days and entrusts Lukka to feeding his "pet" in the tower: a beautiful black wolf with clear blue eyes...

Great Waiter


Mie Washio - 2004
    Eisei is a high-school student who isn’t looking for a part-time job, but her handsome looks land her a job as a waiter at the trendy cafe. Even more surprising, Eisei starts to fall in love with her co-worker, Kouno. But how will Kouno react when he finds out that Eisei shouldn’t be a waiter, but a waitress?!Follow the patrons and employees as they discover that Hot Cafe serves coffee and tea with a dash of romance.