Akira

Akira Author Katsuhiro Ōtomo
ISBN-10 1840233982
Year 2002
Pages 433
Language en
Publisher Titan Books (UK)
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In the final volume in the Akira post-apocalyptic saga, Kaneda must stop Tetsuo, the Prime Minister of Neo-Tokyo, and his new ally Akira before their madness engulfs the whole world. Is this Neo-Tokyo's last stand?

Prison School

Prison School Author Akira Hiramoto
ISBN-10 0316346179
Year 2017-03-21
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Yen Press
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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...!

The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess

The Legend of Zelda  Twilight Princess Author Akira Himekawa
ISBN-10 1421596563
Year 2017-08-08
Pages
Language en
Publisher VIZ Media LLC
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Link must defeat evil at every turn in his perilous quest to help Princess Zelda! Once upon a time, wizards tried to conquer the Sacred Realm of Hyrule. The Spirits of Light sealed the wizards’ power within the Shadow Crystal and banished them to the Twilight Realm beyond the Mirror of Twilight. Now, an evil menace is trying to find Midna, Princess of the Twilight Realm, and the fragments of the Shadow Crystal to gain the power to rule over both the Twilight Realm and the World of Light. Link awakens in the Twilight Realm, in the form of a wolf! Here he meets Midna, and she escorts Link to Hyrule Castle where none other than Princess Zelda bestows a question upon him—if the world is to be saved from the encroaching darkness, Link must recover the shards of the Shadow Crystal. The task will be long and difficult, and Link will need to use new powers he doesn't know he has!

Evergreen

Evergreen Author Yuyuko Takemiya
ISBN-10 1626922411
Year 2016-03-15
Pages 180
Language en
Publisher Seven Seas
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Yoshimatsu Hotaka has a dark past, although you'd never know it. As a second year high school student and president of the school's manga club, Yoshimatsu seems like your average, well-acclimated teenager, but a past surgery and a present handicap haunt him. Lacking the confidence to approach the radiant female ace of the swim club, Niki Awaya, Yoshimitsu can only admire her dazzling beauty from afar. So when a chance opportunity allows for a meeting between Yoshimatsu and Niki, what does the future hold for such disparate individuals? Could they possibly have more in common than meets the eye?

Manga The Complete Guide

Manga  The Complete Guide Author Jason Thompson
ISBN-10 9780345539441
Year 2012-07-03
Pages 592
Language en
Publisher Del Rey
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• Reviews of more than 900 manga series • Ratings from 0 to 4 stars • Guidelines for age-appropriateness • Number of series volumes • Background info on series and artists THE ONE-STOP RESOURCE FOR CHOOSING BETWEEN THE BEST AND THE REST! Whether you’re new to the world of manga-style graphic novels or a longtime reader on the lookout for the next hot series, here’s a comprehensive guide to the wide, wonderful world of Japanese comics! • Incisive, full-length reviews of stories and artwork • Titles rated from zero to four stars–skip the clunkers, but don’t miss the hidden gems • Guidelines for age-appropriateness–from strictly mature to kid-friendly • Profiles of the biggest names in manga, including CLAMP, Osamu Tezuka, Rumiko Takahashi, and many others • The facts on the many kinds of manga–know your shôjo from your shônen • An overview of the manga industry and its history • A detailed bibliography and a glossary of manga terms LOOK NO FURTHER, YOU’VE FOUND YOUR IDEAL MANGA COMPANION!

Dragon Ball Super

Dragon Ball Super Author Akira Toriyama
ISBN-10 9781421597393
Year 2017-05-02
Pages 191
Language en
Publisher VIZ Media LLC
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Having defeated Boo, Goku is starting to get bored with his life on Earth. His wife, Chi-chi, wants him to get a job, but all he wants to do is train and fight stronger enemies. Elsewhere in the universe, the God of Destruction, Beerus, and his attendant Whis are traveling from planet to planet in search of food and entertainment. After blowing up some hapless victims, Beerus is reminded of a man from his dreams with the moniker “Super Saiyan God,” or something like that... The God of Destruction sets his sights on Earth to track down this mysterious man! Maybe this will give Goku something to do? -- VIZ Media

Managing Monks

Managing Monks Author Jonathan A. Silk
ISBN-10 9780195326840
Year 2008-10-15
Pages 341
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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The paradigmatic Buddhist is the monk. It is well known that ideally Buddhist monks are expected to meditate and study -- to engage in religious practice. The institutional structure which makes this concentration on spiritual cultivation possible is the monastery. But as a bureaucratic institution, the monastery requires administrators to organize and manage its functions, to prepare quiet spots for meditation, to arrange audiences for sermons, or simply to make sure food, rooms, and bedding are provided. The valuations placed on such organizational roles were, however, a subject of considerable controversy among Indian Buddhist writers, with some considering them significantly less praiseworthy than meditative concentration or teaching and study, while others more highly appreciated their importance. Managing Monks, as the first major study of the administrative offices of Indian Buddhist monasticism and of those who hold them, explores literary sources, inscriptions and other materials in Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan, and Chinese in order to explore this tension and paint a picture of the internal workings of the Buddhist monastic institution in India, highlighting the ambivalent and sometimes contradictory attitudes toward administrators revealed in various sources.

Routledge Handbook of Premodern Japanese History

Routledge Handbook of Premodern Japanese History Author Karl F Friday
ISBN-10 9781351692021
Year 2017-07-04
Pages
Language en
Publisher Taylor & Francis
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Scholarship on premodern Japan has grown spectacularly over the past four decades, in terms of both sophistication and volume. A new approach has developed, marked by a higher reliance on primary documents, a shift away from the history of elites to broader explorations of social structures, and a re-examination of many key assumptions. As a result, the picture of the early Japanese past now taught by specialists differs radically from the one that was current in the mid-twentieth century. This handbook offers a comprehensive historiographical review of Japanese history up until the 1500s. Featuring chapters by leading historians and covering the early J?mon, Yayoi, Kofun, Nara, and Heian eras, as well as the later medieval periods, each section provides a foundational grasp of the major themes in premodern Japan. The sections will include: Geography and the environment Political events and institutions Society and culture Economy and technology The Routledge Handbook of Premodern Japanese History is an essential reference work for students and scholars of Japanese, Asian, and World History.

Comparative Poetics

Comparative Poetics Author Earl Roy Miner
ISBN-10 0691014906
Year 1990
Pages 259
Language en
Publisher Princeton University Press
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"Comparative literature," Earl Miner writes, "clearly involves something more than comparing two great German poets, and something different from a Chinese studying French literature or a Russian studying Italian literature." But what would a true intercultural poetics be? This work proposes various ways to "study something other than what are, all things considered, the short and simple annals of one cultural parish at one historic moment." The first developed account of theories of literature from an intercultural standpoint, the book shows that an "originative" or "foundational" poetics develops in cultures with explicit poetics when critics define the nature and conditions of literature in terms of the then most esteemed genredrama, lyric, or narrative. Earl Miner demonstrates that these definitions and inferences from them constitute useful bases for comparative poetics.