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xxxHolic Omnibus 1

Apr 26, 2014

xxxHolic Omnibus 1

by Andrew Lee

This 554 page monster combines the first three volumes of the seinen (young men's) manga "xxxHolic" by the all-female artist collective known as Clamp, who apparently created this series to tie in with their other works, such as "Tsubasa" and "Cardcaptor Sakura" — both ...

Shogun

| Apr 19, 2014

Shogun

by William Bradbury

This best-selling historical novel by the British author, James Clavell, is set in Japan around 1600. It begins when The Erasmus, a Dutch ship, reaches Japan by mistake. James Blackthorne, the English captain working for the ship (based on William Adams, the first Englishman ...

Yamato

Apr 19, 2014

Yamato

by Elliott Samuels

In postwar Japan, a U.S. Army intelligence officer is found dead in his Tokyo apartment with a bullet in his skull. Military policemen declare it to be a suicide but CIA agent Ralph Carnaby and his Japanese-American sidekick, Dan Morita, uncover evidence that suggests ...

From the New World

Apr 19, 2014

From the New World

by Andrew Lee

Anyone who has read Yusuke Kishi's brilliant horror-game novel "The Crimson Labyrinth" may, initially, be curious to know that another of his books, "From the New World" — winner of the 2008 Japan SF Grand Prize — has been adapted into a manga series ...

The curious tale of the man who slapped Tojo

Apr 12, 2014

The curious tale of the man who slapped Tojo

by Mark Schreiber

On May 3, 1946, the indictments were read at the International Military Tribunal for the Far East. Among the defendants was a gangly, bespectacled, 59-year-old civilian named Shumei Okawa, who happened to be seated directly behind the former prime minister, army Gen. Hideki Tojo.

Evil and the Mask

Apr 5, 2014

Evil and the Mask

by Andrew Lee

What would you do if you hated your father — really hated him? Could you bring yourself to kill him? But what if that was exactly what he expected of the kind of person he was hoping you would become — a creature filled ...

The Art of The Wind Rises

Apr 5, 2014

The Art of The Wind Rises

by Yasmine La Salle

The Art of The Wind Rises, by Hayao Miyazaki.Viz MEdia, Nonfiction. Brand new to the Viz collection of art books, “The Art of The Wind Rises” will once again bring to life the award-winning film it is named for. Creating a new experience for ...