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Kare Kano -- Vols 1-3 Collection


Masami Tsuda - 2008
    She's the number-one student at her school...or at least she was until she was shown up by the new boy, Soichiro Arima. He one-ups her in every department, and the worst thing about it is that he's sincere! With her ego in jeopardy, Yukino will do whatever it takes to regain the spotlight, but falling in love was never part of the plan.

Love Hina Omnibus 2


Ken Akamatsu - 2011
    To make things worse, his parents have kicked him out of his house. Fortunately, his grandmother owns the fabulous Hinata Lodge and has agreed to take Keitaro in as caretaker. What he doesn't know is that the lodge is actually a girl's dorm and he's the only guy around! Most guys would kill to live with five sexy ladies, but if Keitaro's not careful, this job will kill him.

Cactus's Secret, Vol. 01


Nana Haruta - 2009
    But no matter how many times she tries to show him how she feels, clueless Kyohei just doesn't get it. Frustrated, Miku gives up on him, only to have him start calling her "Cactus" for being prickly when he's around. Will Kyohei ever figure out Cactus's secret?Miku decides to try telling Kyohei her feelings by giving him chocolates for Valentine's Day. But Kyohei, unaware that he's the object of her affection, offers himself up as a practice partner for her love confession. Can Miku get through to him that he's the one she loves?

Beautiful Mess


Jennifer Preston - 2013
    A senior in high school, she knows exactly what she wants out of life and where she is going. After her last boyfriend broke her heart, Bri swore off boys and dating, instead focusing on school, and dance, and getting into Stanford like she’d always dreamed. Until a chance meeting at the beach pushes her resolve, and threatens to unravel all her carefully made plans. Cole Marra had never really thought much about the future. He’d always had his dad, or his friends, there to make those kinds of decisions for him. He isn’t even sure who he is, let alone what he wants. Until the day Bri walks into his life and changes everything. Suddenly his future, which was uncertain at best, begins to take shape as he finally decides what he wants out of life. And now that he’s found it, he won’t let her go. But when Bri finds out that Cole isn’t exactly who she thought he was, everything between them falls apart. Now, Cole has to decide how hard he’s willing to fight for what he wants. Bri has to decide if she’s willing to open herself up and risk her heart again. They both must work to overcome their own issues, and decide if it’s worth taking a chance on love. Or, will the walls and defenses keeping them apart be too much to overcome?

Saving Georgia


Kristin Flynn - 2013
    That’s what it’s like for Georgia, who was orphaned at a young age and tortured beyond belief. She finally obtains a peace in her life, but then finds herself in the middle of a love triangle between a cowboy (who’s her best friend) and the popular quarterback. Prom and graduation are just around the corner. Georgia must decide who she wants to pursue a relationship with but cannot handle the pressure. Senior year gets a little chaotic, and just when Georgia thinks she has found a place safe enough to grow emotionally, things turn to disaster. This year turns out to be more than anyone anticipated and she thinks everything is ok, but is it?

Weathering With You, Vol. 1


Makoto Shinkai - 2019
    Alone and exhausted, he decides to kill time in a fast food place, where he meets a young woman named Hina who happens to work there. Little does he know that Hina possesses powers that not only affect the weather, but the whole world...In Weathering with You, Makoto Shinkai dives into topics like love and sacrifice to show how far one boy goes to protect the thing he loves most. This manga reveals the backstories and true thoughts of the characters who stole the hearts of fans and critics worldwide.

Tenshi Ja Nai!! (I'm No Angel), Vol. 1


Takako Shigematsu - 2005
    All she wanted was to blend in, but things get worse when she transfers to an elite school for girls because her new roommate, Izumi, is a super-popular TV idol. But Izumi is far from the perfect girlfriend that is her onscreen persona. When Hikaru learns the truth--that Izumi is actually a guy- Izumi and his bodyguard will resort to any means to keep her silent. Wherever Izumi goes, scandal follows, and now Hikaru's along for the ride From brand-new publisher Go Comi, an imprint of Go Media Entertainment.

My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected @ comic, Vol. 1


Naomichi Io - 2013
    He believes "youth" is a crock-a sucker's game, an illusion woven from failure and hypocrisy. Unsurprisingly, he's not the most popular guy. Meanwhile, there's Yukino Yukinoshita-brilliant, beautiful, and chillier than winter in Antarctica. Would you believe she's not exactly beloved by her classmates either? The unlikely pair gets forced into a club dedicated to helping solve their fellow students' problems. But will an ice queen and a screwup really be able to help anybody?

Pierced Love


T.H. Snyder - 2013
    Dressing to the trendiest Goth fashion, Zar wears nothing but black from head to toe. Not that this warrants unwanted attention, but she is also top in her class and is looking at a full academic scholarship to Iowa State in the fall. Loudon Clarke is an all star athlete. He plays three varsity sports and has the world in his hands. Except for one thing; Loudon is failing majority of his subjects. He is about to be suspended from the basketball team risking his athletic scholarship. Zar and Loudon would normally never cross paths, until these two are brought together when Zar’s brother proposes to Loudon’s sister. With an upcoming wedding and a lot of planning Zar and Loudon are stuck with one another regardless of their differences. Zar has hidden behind the pain she deals with on a daily basis for years. Loudon has never had to feel pain nor the ignorance of his peers. Can opposites really bring these two together or will they be pulled even further apart. Only one thing is for sure, it is impossible to fight the connection of pierced love when one is willing to change for happiness.

High School Debut (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 2


Kazune Kawahara - 2014
    When Haruna and Yoh start dating, their path to true love is filled with obstacles—awkward dates, a manipulative sister, and even a vengeful nemesis! Through it all, Haruna’s determination keeps her going! But when Yoh’s ex-girlfriend shows up, how will she handle the competition?

Obaka-chan Koigatariki, Vol. 1


Zakuri Sato - 2008
    Wanting to find romance, she decides to transfer to a highschool in Kantou. Instead, what faced her was a specially assembled class of delinquents.

Love Me, Love Me Not, Vol. 1


Io Sakisaka - 2015
    When lady-killer Rio and the oblivious Kazuomi join their ranks, love and friendship become quite complicated!

Fool's Gold, Vol. 1


Amy Reeder - 2006
    Everyone knows that--with rare exception--girls are fatally drawn to jerks! Upon discovering this sobering truth, Penny takes it upon herself to form her own underground club to identify these boneheads and cure her girlfriends of their addiction to them! But starting a school-wide revolution may be more complicated than she thought! Designing clothes is one things, but designing a new standard for the battle for the sexes may be beyond even Penny!

Short-Tempered Melancholic and Other Stories


Arina Tanemura - 1998
    But when a boy she has a crush on tells her she should be more ladylike, she vows to give up all ninja deeds.This Love is Nonfiction:Yuri sends her pen pal Ryo a picture of herself--but it's really of her best friend Karin, who is prettier than she is. Now Ryo wants to meet her, so she has no choice but to send Karin instead!Rainy Afternoons are for Romantic Heroines:Minori falls in love with Takato, a boy who shared his umbrella with her one rainy afternoon. Now she "forgets" her umbrella every time it rains in hopes of becoming closer to him.The Style of the Second Love:Mana secretly likes her friend's boyfriend, but Nakamura, a younger boy, is determined to win Mana's heart.

Haganai: I Don't Have Many Friends Vol.1


Itachi - 2009
    When he comes across the brash loner Mikazuki Yozora, who typically chats with her imaginary friend, the two outsiders become the unlikeliest of allies. Realizing that they have no hope of a normal social life, the two outcasts decide to form a group called "The Neighbor’s Club" in order to make friends and maybe even learn a thing or two about social skills. A wild and offbeat comedy about social outcasts who are obsessed with fandom.