Assassination Classroom

Author: Yusei Matsui
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 1421585057
Release Date: 2017-02-07
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

What does a pathetic class of misfits have in their arsenal to combat their schoolteacher’s alien technology, bizarre powers and...tentacles?! Ever caught yourself screaming, "I could just kill that teacher"? What would it take to justify such antisocial behavior and weeks of detention? Especially if he's the best teacher you've ever had? Giving you an "F" on a quiz? Mispronouncing your name during roll call...again? How about blowing up the moon and threatening to do the same to Mother Earth—unless you take him out first?! Plus a reward of a cool 100 million from the Ministry of Defense! Okay, now that you're committed... How are you going to pull this off? What does your pathetic class of misfits have in their arsenal to combat Teach's alien technology, bizarre powers and...tentacles?! Lowly Class E and elite Class A compete for the most customers at their school festival booths. So far, the students of Class E are holding their own, despite their location on the mountaintop. Then a parade of familiar faces, some welcome and some…not so much…drop by with surprising consequences. Will Principal Asano’s son Gakushu be able to maintain his position as the illustrious leader of Class A? Who could possibly replace him in hopes of leading the students to victory and the subjugation of the weak…?

Manga Manga

Author: Frederik L. Schodt
Publisher: Kodansha USA Incorporated
ISBN: 1568364768
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Art

Since first published in 1983, Manga! Manga!: The World of Japanese Comics has been the book to read for all those interested in Japanese comics. It is virtually the "bible" from which all studies and appreciation of manga begins. More than that, given the influence of Japanese manga on animation and on American-produced comics as well, Manga! Manga! provides the background against which these other arts can be understood. The book includes 96 pages from Osamu Tezuka's Phoenix, Reiji Matsumoto's Ghost Warrior, Riyoko Ikeda's The Rose of Versailles, and Keiji Nakazawa's Barefoot Gen.

Assassination Classroom

Author: Yusei Matsui
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 9781421598802
Release Date: 2017-08-01
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

The class is divided: one half wants to carry on with the plan to assassinate Koro Sensei, while the other half wants to save him. So Koro Sensei splits them into two teams, led by Nagisa and Karma, and has them battle it out. The students of 3-E draw on everything they’ve learned so far to battle for or against Koro Sensei’s life! Then, to uphold their now unified goal, they need to infiltrate the International Space Station... -- VIZ Media

Excellent Sheep

Author: William Deresiewicz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476702735
Release Date: 2014-08-19
Genre: Social Science

A groundbreaking manifesto about what our nation’s top schools should be—but aren’t—providing: “The ex-Yale professor effectively skewers elite colleges, their brainy but soulless students (those ‘sheep’), pushy parents, and admissions mayhem” (People). As a professor at Yale, William Deresiewicz saw something that troubled him deeply. His students, some of the nation’s brightest minds, were adrift when it came to the big questions: how to think critically and creatively and how to find a sense of purpose. Now he argues that elite colleges are turning out conformists without a compass. Excellent Sheep takes a sharp look at the high-pressure conveyor belt that begins with parents and counselors who demand perfect grades and culminates in the skewed applications Deresiewicz saw firsthand as a member of Yale’s admissions committee. As schools shift focus from the humanities to “practical” subjects like economics, students are losing the ability to think independently. It is essential, says Deresiewicz, that college be a time for self-discovery, when students can establish their own values and measures of success in order to forge their own paths. He features quotes from real students and graduates he has corresponded with over the years, candidly exposing where the system is broken and offering clear solutions on how to fix it. “Excellent Sheep is likely to make…a lasting mark….He takes aim at just about the entirety of upper-middle-class life in America….Mr. Deresiewicz’s book is packed full of what he wants more of in American life: passionate weirdness” (The New York Times).

Giganto Maxia

Author: Kentaro Miura
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 9781630087272
Release Date: 2016-03-08
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

100 million years after the Great Destruction, life hangs on in the wastelands with human, demi-humans, and massive creatures fighting for survival. With the Empire of Olympus using colossal beasts to crush their adversaries, only gladiator Delos, mystic Prome, and the titan Gohra they become can hope to stem genocide and heal the shattered Earth! From the immense imagination of Berserk creator Kentaro Miura comes Giganto Maxia, a science-fiction/fantasy manga of titanic proportions!

One Punch Man

Author: , ONE
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 9781421595351
Release Date: 2017-01-24
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

While Saitama's distracted at a martial arts tournament, Centichoro, a threat-level Dragon monster, attacks! Metal Bat engages it in battle but struggles against its gargantuan size. The monster knocks him into the distance and right into the path of hero-hunter Garo! -- VIZ Media

27 Articles

Author: T. E. Lawrence
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781501182006
Release Date: 2017-08
Genre: History

27 Articles is Lawrence of Arabia’s classic set of guidelines on military leadership in the Middle East. The 100th anniversary edition features a new introduction by foreign policy expert John Hulsman and a new afterword from CBS News President David Rhodes, addressing the articles’ lasting lessons. In 1916, T.E. Lawrence was deployed to the Arabian Peninsula to aid with the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire. It was the middle of World War I and the British command was throwing its weight behind the long-rebellious southern territories of the Ottoman Empire. Lawrence had extraordinary success fighting alongside the coalition of Arab revolutionaries, and his story has since become legend. Worried that Lawrence would die on the battlefield and that his knowledge would vanish with him, British command asked Lawrence to write out a series of guidelines on his own tactics and teachings. 27 Articles, the text of Lawrence’s guidelines, has become required reading for military leaders. Lawrence’s deployment was the West’s first modern involvement in war in the Middle East, and his campaign held myriad lessons for future generations. Despite being a century old, the articles are deeply prescient on the challenges America has faced in its wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Terse and to the point, Lawrence’s articles begin on the battlefield but their value extends well beyond, into the fields of management, leadership, and business. On the 100th anniversary of 27 Articles’ original publication, foreign policy John Hulsman and CBS News President David Rhodes now speak to the articles’ ongoing importance, outlining the wisdom they hold for political, military, and business leaders on into the future.

No Game No Life

Author: Yuu Kamiya
Publisher: Yen On
ISBN: 9780316385169
Release Date: 2015-04-21
Genre: Fiction

The original light novel that started the phenomenon! In this fantasy world, everything's a game--and these gamer siblings play to win! Meet Sora and Shiro, a brother and sister who are loser shut-ins by normal standards. But these siblings don't play by the rules of the "crappy game" that is average society. In the world of gaming, this genius pair reigns supreme, their invincible avatar so famous that it's the stuff of urban legend. So when a young boy calling himself God summons the siblings to a fantastic alternate world where war is forbidden and all conflicts--even those involving national borders--are decided by the outcome of games, Sora and Shiro have pretty much hit the jackpot. But they soon learn that in this world, humanity, cornered and outnumbered by other species, survives within the confines of one city. Will Sora and Shiro, two failures at life, turn out to be the saviors of mankind? Let the games begin...!

Deadman Wonderland

Author: Jinsei Kataoka
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 9781421575001
Release Date: 2014-02-11
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

The inmates of this insane penitentiary fight for survival every day to provide entertainment for the masses, and terrifying secrets lurk in the shadows. Ganta is determined to survive Deadman Wonderland and clear his name, but the price may be his soul... -- VIZ Media

Haikyu Vol 1

Author: Haruichi Furudate
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 9781421591421
Release Date: 2016-07-05
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

After losing his first and last volleyball match against Tobio Kageyama, “the King of the Court,” Shoyo Hinata swears to become his rival after graduating middle school. But what happens when the guy he wants to defeat ends up being his teammate?! -- VIZ Media

Prison School

Author: Akira Hiramoto
Publisher: Yen Press
ISBN: 0316346179
Release Date: 2017-03-21
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

An unthinkable "nightmare scenario" is brought down on the Shadow Student Council, shaking the Prison to its core...!! Kiyoshi falls into the trap laid by Kate, the Regular Student Council President, and finds himself behind bars once again! Now Mari, Meiko, and Kiyoshi must share a co-ed Prison. Meanwhile, Kate's plan for revenge is quietly set into motion...!

Nisekoi False Love Vol 2

Author: Naoshi Komi
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 9781421560052
Release Date: 2013-02-12
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Raku and Chitoge's false love is off to a rocky start, but they have everyone fooled! Meanwhile, Raku's still hung up on his childhood sweetheart and wears a pendant around his neck as a memento. However, one big problem prevents him from finding the girl whom he promised to marry—he can't remember her name or face! To further complicate matters, Onodera, Raku's current crush who also harbors secret feelings for him, accidentally overhears Raku and Chitoge arguing over their false relationship! -- VIZ Media

Wolf Children Ame Yuki

Author: Mamoru Hosoda
Publisher: Yen Press
ISBN: 031640165X
Release Date: 2014-03-25
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

When Hana falls in love with a young interloper she encounters in her college class, the last thing she expects to learn is that he is part wolf. Instead of rejecting her lover upon learning his secret, she accepts him with open arms. Soon, the couple is expecting their first child, and a cozy picture of family life unfolds. But after what seems like a mere moment of bliss to Hana, the father of her children is tragically taken from her. Life as a single mother is hard in any situation, but when your children walk a fine line between man and beast, the rules of parenting all but go out the window. With no one to turn to, how will Hana survive?

If n Oof

Author: Brian Chippendale
Publisher: Picture Box Incorporated
ISBN: 0982094752
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Comedy and horror ensue as If and Oof--a Laurel and Hardy-esque duo--suffer a series of misadventures amidst the author's frenetic landscapes on their simple quest to just survive, eat, pay rent and avoid confrontation. Original.