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Vinland Saga, Volume 4: A King Is Born


Makoto Yukimura - 2014
    But a king needs a crown, and Canute now knows that nothing will be given to him. If he wants to rule, he will have to prove his ruthlessness with a plot that will change the fate of the kingdom and spatter the throne with blood! Meanwhile, Thorfinn watches events unfold that could steal away the vengeance he has waited so long to achieve...

Lone Wolf and Cub, Vol. 1: The Assassin's Road


Kazuo Koike - 2000
    With his wife murdered and with an infant son to protect, Ogami chooses the path of the ronin, the masterless samurai. The Lone Wolf and Cub wander feudal Japan, Ogami's sword for hire, but all roads will lead them to a single destination: vengeance.

Blade of the Immortal Omnibus 1


Hiroaki Samura - 2017
    Hiroaki Samura's massive manga series spawned an anime run, a spinoff novel, an art book, and a live-action film! Samura's storytelling tour-de-force also won Japan's Media Arts Award, several British Eagle Awards, and an Eisner Award, among other international accolades. Intense and audacious, Blade takes period samurai action and deftly combines it with a modernist street idiom to create a style and mood like no other work of graphic fiction. "Blade of the Immortal Omnibus Volume 1" contains the first 3 volumes of "Blade of the Immortal" by Dark Horse. "Samura's work will thrill you, engage you, and even horrify you like no other artist working in film or print today."-"Geof Darrow"

Basilisk: The Kouga Ninja Scrolls, Vol. 1


Futaro Yamada - 2003
    Only the Hanzo Hattori truce has kept the two families from all-out war. Now, under the order of Shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa, the truce has finally been dissolved. Ten ninja from each clan must fight to the death in order to determine who will be the next Tokugawa Shogun. The surviving clan will rule for the next thousand years. But not all the clan members are in agreement. Oboro of the Iga clan and Gennosuke of the Kouga clan have fallen deeply in love. Now these star-crossed lovers have been pitted against each other. Can their romance conquer a centuries-old rivalry? Or is their love destined to end in death? From the Trade Paperback edition.

Dororo, Vol. 1


Osamu Tezuka - 1968
    Knowing the child to be deficient, Kagemitsu orders the newborn thrown into the river.The baby survives. Callling himself Hyakkimaru, ge searches the world for the 48 demons. Each time he eliminates one, he retrieves one of his missing parts. Hyakkimaru meets a boy thief named Dororo, and together they travel the countryside, confronting mosters and ghosts again and again. This the first in a 3 - volume series. Tezuka's manga and animated films had a tremendous impact on the shaping of the psychology of Japan's postwar youth. His work changed the concept of Japanese comics, transforming it into an art form and incorporating a variety of new styles in creating "story comics."

Asadora!, Vol. 1


Naoki Urasawa - 2019
    When a typhoon hits Nagoya, Asa and her kidnapper must work together to survive. But there’s more to her kidnapper and this storm than meets the eye.When Asa’s mother goes into labor yet again, Asa runs off to find a doctor. But no one bats an eye when she doesn’t return—not even as a storm approaches Nagoya. Forgotten yet again, Asa runs into a burglar and tries to stop him on her own, a decision that leads to an unlikely alliance.

Afro Samurai Vol 1


Takashi Okazaki - 2008
    And only Number 2 is allowed to challenge Number 1. Afro Samurai has assumed the mantle of Number 2, seeking vengeance against Number1, a gunman who killed his father years ago. But assassins lurk at every corner, seeking to rob Afro Samurai of the title of Number 2. Can Afro survive long enough to exact his revenge?

47 Ronin


Mike Richardson - 2014
    Opening with the tragic incident that sealed the fate of Lord Asano, 47 Ronin follows a dedicated group of Asano’s vassals on their years-long path of vengeance!

A Bride's Story, Vol. 1


Kaoru Mori - 2009
    Coping with cultural differences, blossoming feelings for her new husband, and expectations from both her adoptive and birth families, Amir strives to find her role as she settles into a new life and a new home in a society quick to define that role for her.

Initial D, Volume 1


Shuichi Shigeno - 2002
    Behind the wheel of the mysterious 'Ghost of Akina' is Takumi, on his way to becoming the greatest racer ever.

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.

Gate 7, Volume 1


CLAMP - 2011
    Visiting a legendary shrine, Chikahito finds himself in the mystical world of Hana and her comrades--and his immunity to their powers leads them to believe that he's no ordinary, awkward teenager! Protecting our world from violent supernatural beasts, Hana and her team welcome the confused Chikahito--who isn't quite sure that he wants to be caught in the middle of their war!

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Part 2—Battle Tendency, Vol. 1


Hirohiko Araki - 2002
    The beginning of the Battle Tendency Arc! The Joestar family is called upon to do battle against evil again! This time, it’s Joseph Joestar, the grandson of Jonathan Joestar! And his enemies are more powerful and diabolical than ever! Behold! The terror of the Pillar Men!

Rose of Versailles Vol. 1


Riyoko Ikeda - 1972
    A brilliant combatant with a strong sense of justice, Oscar is proud of the life she leads, but becomes torn between class loyalty and her desire to help the impoverished as revolution brews among the oppressed lower class. Also important to the story are her conflicting desires to live life as both a militant and a regular woman as well as her relationships with Marie Antoinette, Count Axel von Fersen, and servant and best friend André Grandier.

Dragon Ball, Vol. 1


Akira Toriyama - 2008
    "Dragon Ball," a wry update on the Chinese "Monkey King" myth, introduces us to Son Go Son Goku, a young monkey-tailed boy whose quiet life is turned upside-down when he meets Bulma, a girl determined to collect the seven "Dragon Balls." If she gathers them all, an incredibly powerful dragon will appear and grant her one wish. But the precious orbs are scattered all over the world, and to get them she needs the help of a certain super-strong boy. The VIZBIG edition of "Dragon Ball "contains volumes 1-3, bonus color content and updated text. Before there was "Dragon Ball Z," there was Akira Toriyama's action epic "Dragon Ball," starring the younger version of Son Goku and all the other "Dragon Ball Z" heroes Meet a naive young monkey-tailed boy named Goku, whose quiet life changes when he meets Bulma, a girl who is on a quest to collect seven "Dragon Balls." If she gathers them all, an incredibly powerful dragon will appear and grant her one wish. But the precious orbs are scattered all over the world, and Bulma needs Goku's help (and his super-strength) With a magic staff for a weapon and a flying cloud for a ride, Goku sets out on the adventure of a lifetime...