Nausica of the Valley of the Wind

Author: Hayao Miyazaki
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 1591163544
Release Date: 2004-08-10
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Nausicaä, a young princess of a future world, tries to bring peace between kingdoms who are battling to claim the last of the world's natural resources.

The End of the Fucking World

Author: Charles Forsman
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: 9781606999837
Release Date: 2017-08-02
Genre: Runaway teenagers

Fantagraphics is proud to publish this edition of TeotFW in conjunction with the 2017 television drama on UK’s Channel 4 (with distribution via Netflix in the U.S.). Originally released to critical and public acclaim in 2013, Charles Forsman’s graphic novel debut follows James and Alyssa, two teenagers living a seemingly typical teen experience as they face the fear of coming adulthood. Forsman tells their story through each character’s perspective, jumping between points of view with each chapter. But quickly, this somewhat familiar teenage experience takes a more nihilistic turn as James’s character exhibits a rapidly forming sociopathy that threatens both of their futures. He harbors violent fantasies and begins to act on them, while Alyssa remains as willfully ignorant for as long as she can, blinded by young love.

Dominion

Author: Shirow Masamune
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 9781630086022
Release Date: 2015-05-27
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Welcome to the future, where the norms are vast bio-constructed cities, air toxic enough to force citizens to wear oxygen masks, and crime so severe that the cops drive tanks! When a mysterious winged girl with the power to cleanse the poisoned air is kidnapped by the villainous Buaku, police mini-tank commander Leona Ozaki, her tank Bonaparte, and her lovesick partner Al must confront the arch-criminal and his catgirl molls-the beautiful and deadly Annapuma and Unipuma-before Buaku's master plan kicks into gear. Buaku has more than money on his mind, and the future fate of humanity hangs in the balance! Produced by international comics superstar Shirow Masamune, creator of Appleseed and Ghost in the Shell, Dominion is an ecological-dystopian-police procedural adventure/comedy as only Shirow can create! This new edition is published for the first time in America in right-to-left reading format, as originally published in Japan. * Shirow is well-known and critically acclaimed internationally. * Produced in the authentic right-to-left reading format, as originally published in Japan.

Nausica of the Valley of the Wind Watercolor Impressions

Author: Hayao Miyazaki
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 1421514990
Release Date: 2007-11-06
Genre: Performing Arts

From the vaults of Academy Award-winning director, Hayao Miyazaki! Original watercolor illustrations used as concept sketches for both the manga and film versions of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. Take a peek behind the curtain to see the creative process of the most acclaimed anime director in the world today. This full-color, over-sized, hardcover book also includes Miyazaki's earliest sketches that eventually became the basis for some of the most beloved anime movies of the past 20 years.

Princess Mononoke

Author: Miramax
Publisher: Miramax
ISBN: 0786866098
Release Date: 1999-09-29
Genre: Art

Set in the remote splendor of the forests of northern Japan, Princess Mononoke is a spectacular "eco-fable" that pits the forces of industry and civilization against the fierce yet fragile natural environment. Drawing on Japanese folklore, myth, and legend, the filmmakers have created powerful gods and spirits who command a lush forest that is being threatened and polluted by the presence of an ironworks. More a chronicle of the struggle between civilization and nature than a battle between good and evil, Princess Mononoke introduces us to such characters as Prince Ashitaka, Lady Eboshi, and, of course, Princess Mononoke herself.

GoGo Monster

Author: Taiyo Matsumoto
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 9781421558219
Release Date: 2013-01-29
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Third grader Yuki Tachibana lives in two worlds. In one world, he is a loner ridiculed by his classmates and reprimanded by his teachers for telling stories of supernatural beings that only he can see. In the other world, the supernatural beings vie for power with malevolent spirits who bring chaos into the school, the students' lives, and nature itself. -- VIZ Media

When Marnie Was There Essential Modern Classics

Author: Joan G. Robinson
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780007586868
Release Date: 2014-05-29
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Anna hasn’t a friend in the world – until she meets Marnie among the sand dunes. But Marnie isn’t all she seems... A major motion picture adaptation by Studio Ghibli, creators of SPIRITED AWAY and ARRIETTY.

Books in Print

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Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015049090825
Release Date: 2001
Genre: American literature

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

TEKKONKINKREET

Author: Taiyo Matsumoto
Publisher: Viz
ISBN: STANFORD:36105124153458
Release Date: 2007-09-25
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Black and White, two orphans who roam the streets of Treasure Town, beat down any thug or yakuza who threaten their home.

Ayako

Author: Osamu Tezuka
Publisher: Kodansha USA
ISBN: 9781945054761
Release Date: 2017-07-04
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Long considered as one of Osamu Tezuka’s most political narratives, Ayako is also considered to be one of his most challenging as it defies the conventions of his manga by utilizing a completely original cast and relying solely on historical drama to drive the plot. Ayako, pulls no punches, and does not allow for gimmicks as science-fiction or fantasy may. Instead Tezuka weaves together a tale which its core simply focuses on a single family, a family that could be considered a metaphor for a rapidly developing superpower. Overflowing with imagery of the cold war seen through Japan’s eyes, Ayako is firmly set in realism taking inspiration from a number of historical events that occurred over the American occupation and the cultural-revolution which soon followed. Believed to be Tezuka’s answer to the gekiga (dramatic comics) movement of the 60’s, Ayako should be considered one of the better early examples of a seinen (young adult) narrative to be published. Initially set in the aftermath of World War II, Ayako focuses its attention on the Tenge clan, a once powerful family of landowners living in a rural community in northern Japan. From the moment readers are introduced to the extended family, it is apparent that the war and American occupation have begun to erode the fabric that binds them all together. The increasing influence of political, economic and social change begins to tear into the many Tenge siblings, while a strange marriage agreement creates resentment between the eldest son and his sire. And when the family seems to have completely fallen apart, they decide to turn their collective rage on what they believe to be the source of their troubles—the newest member of the Tenge family, the youngest sister Ayako.

The Art of The Secret World of Arrietty Hardcover

Author: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 197470033X
Release Date: 2018-03-06
Genre: Performing Arts

A Ghibli masterpiece of the imagination, brought to life with sketches and stills from Arrietty. Co-founded by the legendary filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli films have enthralled and enchanted audiences across the world. The Art of series gives fans the opportunity to follow their favorite film from initial concept to the silver screen, thanks to hundreds of sketches, concept drawings, and animation cels, plus in-depth interviews with the creators.

The Art of Porco Rosso

Author: Hayao Miyazaki
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 1591167043
Release Date: 2005-03-01
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels


Broken Sky

Author: Chris Wooding
Publisher:
ISBN: 0439014948
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Children's stories

Broken Sky is a tale of fighting fantasy, inspired by Japanese manga comics and videos. In this work the saga of Kia's and Ryushi's epic battle against King Macaan and his daughter Princess Aurin continues.