Shōjo Across Media Jaqueline Berndt 2019-02-22 Since the 2000s, the Japanese word shōjo has gained global currency, accompanying the transcultural spread of other popular Japanese media such as manga and anime. The term refers to both a character type specifically, as well as commercial genres marketed to female audiences more generally. Through its diverse chapters this edited collection introduces the two main currents of shōjo research: on the one hand, historical investigations of Japan’s modern girl culture and its representations, informed by Japanese-studies and gender-studies concerns; on the other hand, explorations of the transcultural performativity of shōjo as a crafted concept and affect-prone code, shaped by media studies, genre theory, and fan-culture research. While acknowledging that shōjo has mediated multiple discourses throughout the twentieth century—discourses on Japan and its modernity, consumption and consumerism, non-hegemonic gender, and also technology—this volume shifts the focus to shōjo mediations, stretching from media by and for actual girls, to shōjo as media. As a result, the Japan-derived concept, while still situated, begins to offer possibilities for broader conceptualizations of girlness within the contemporary global digital mediascape.
Alister in Wonderland KuroKoneko Kamen 2018-11-07 GENDERBENT FAIRYTALES COLLECTIONAlister in WonderlandHandsome and the YetiPetra PanA genderbent reimagining of the classic fairytale Alice in Wonderland...Alister Kingsley is an eccentric, London artist who is famous for his surreal, fanciful paintings set in a land that only exists in his imagination: Wonderland. Alister's 'dream girl' Madeline Hatter wasn't supposed to be real. But when the White Rabbit shows up at his art expo, and leads him down the rabbit hole Alister comes face-to-face with the Mad Hatter herself when she rescues him from getting barbequed by the King of Heart's pet: the Jabberwocky. As it turns out, Madeline got herself into a pickle, and needs Alister's help. She has him sign a magical contract that enters him into a tournament to win her hand in marriage. Alister must complete an impossible task, participate in a Wonderland Joust where the rules aren't exactly normal, and defeat the other contenders: Crimson the King of Hearts, Clover the White King, and Cheshire Cat slave, Chesher.Madeline isn't allowed to help Alister, and Crim keeps sending assassins after his head. Will Alister be able to win the tournament so that Madeline won't have to marry the sadistic, bloodthirsty King of Hearts?Follow the White Rabbit and find out...
The Adventures of Maya the Bee Waldemar Bonsels 2020-09-28
Alice in the Country of Clover: Cheshire Cat Waltz QuinRose 2012-11-13 Alice in the Country of Clover: Chesire Cat Waltz continues the adventures of Alice as she goes deeper into Wonderland, and focuses on her relationship with the Cheshire Cat. Alice starts a shaky love affair with Boris, the Cheshire Cat. She's happy with him, but still feels the pull of her own world. When the White Rabbit gets involved, his true nature finally comes to light!
Alice in the Country of Hearts: Junk Box QuinRose 2015-06-30 SO MANY MEN, SO LITTLE TIME! Alice has more than a few handsome suitors in Wonderland..and in this spicy collection, she lands more than one! Whether it's Boris, Ace, or all of Hatter Mansion in a tub, Alice has her work cut out for her-these men aren't easy to love. But after adjusting to the wild ways of their world, she's finding room in her heart for a special someone. Could it be Pierce, Grey...or even Joker? In this fan-friendly mix of stories from multiple series, Alice finds love in Wonderland again and again.
One Piece, Vol. 100 Eiichiro Oda, Sanji 2022-08-02 The big powers converge as Luffy, Law and Kid face off against Kaido and Big Mom. Is there any hope of victory against this ultimate alliance?! Onigashima quakes with power as some of the fiercest pirates in the world go head-to-head!! -- VIZ Media
Studio Ghibli Colin Odell 2009-09-01 The animations of Japan’s Studio Ghibli are amongst the highest regarded in the movie industry. Their delightful films rank alongside the most popular non-English language films ever made, with each new eagerly-anticipated release a guaranteed box-office smash. Yet this highly profitable studio has remained fiercely independent, producing a stream of imaginative and individual animations. The studio’s founders, long-time animators Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki, have created timeless masterpieces. Although their films are distinctly Japanese their themes are universal—humanity, community, and a love for the environment. No other film studio, animation or otherwise, comes close to matching Ghibli for pure cinematic experience. All their major works are examined here, as well the early output of Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, exploring the cultural and thematic threads that bind these films together.
The Anime Encyclopedia Jonathan Clements 2006 Covering more than eighty years of anime history and over three thousand titles, the authors show how the anime universe has influenced creative cultures far beyond its native Japanese shores.
Alice in the Country of Hearts, Vol. 3 QuinRose 2012-06-26 Kidnapped by a handsome man with rabbit ears, Alice Liddell finds herself abandoned in an odd place called Wonderland and thrust into a "game," the rules of which she has yet to learn. Alice, ever the plucky tomboy, sets off to explore and get the lay of this strange land, intent on finding her rude kidnapper and giving him a piece of her mind (and her fist). But little does she know that she's wandered right into the middle of a dangerous power struggle involving just about all of Wonderland's attractive, weapon-happy denizens. And the only way for Alice to return home is to get acquainted with the lot of them?! How in the world will she manage that and still manage to stay alive?!
World Embryo Daisuke Moriyama 2010 Trapped on all sides by Jinki-users, Riku is finally taken captive by the very determined F.L.A.G. manager, who will stop at nothing to find out more about Nene...
Alice in the Country of Clover: The March Hare's Revolution QuinRose 2021-03-25 Alice has been whisked to the Country of Clover, but at least her home--Hatter Mansion--came along for the move. Her intimate friendship with Elliot gives her strength to face the new challenges, but he's a man of contradictions, and she's uneasy about his hard mobster interior lurking behind the grinning goofball exterior. When she starts to fall for him, however, memories of her past world resurface that begin to sway her. Clover is a dangerous place for hesitation. Beware the talking doors!
Alice in the Country of Joker: Circus and Liar's Game QuinRose 2013-02-05 Alice in the Country of Joker is an all-new manga series that reimagines Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland in a sly, sexy shoujo style. This new series is a follow-up to QuinRose's bestselling Alice in the Country of Hearts and Alice in the Country of Clover, but can be read independently. Alice in the Country of Joker: Circus and Liar's Game continues the adventures of Alice as she goes deeper down the rabbit hole to the country of Joker. Each volume features impressive artwork by Mamenosuke Fujimaru, the same artist for Alice in the Country of Clover, and includes color pinups. Alice Liddel has now entered a new realm—the country of Joker—where she is reunited with old friends. Yet new challenges abound, as Alice must unravel the mystery of the Circus and the Prison Realm, and deal with the enigmatic Jokers.
It's Just Not My Night: Tale of a Fallen Vampire Queen Vol. 1 Muchimaro 2022-04-05 In this sexy comedy, a feisty vampire queen is stuck in our world and brought low by the most terrifying prospect of all: a part-time job! Powerful, world-conquering vampiress Manamir is on the verge of world conquest, but when a teleportation spell goes awry, she finds herself stranded on Earth. Not only has she been flung into a world that's not her own, she has lost the very power that defines a vampire: the ability to drink human blood! Unable to steal energy from others, Manamir has to make ends meet somehow, which is why she ends up working part-time at a convenience store, selling smokes to bikers while trying to grasp the subtleties of Earth life. Maybe she'd make more money selling her panties...
King of Eden Takashi Nagasaki 2014-05-01 As whole villages burn and the carnage spirals out of control, the world starts to take notice. When archaeologist Rua Itsuki is called in to help with an investigation into the gruesome incidents, the last thing she expects to find is a link to her past!
Pretty Boy Detective Club: The Dark Star that Shines for You Alone NISIOISIN 2021-02-09 “I really have to give this book the highest marks I can… I could say buy this if you like Nisioisin or if you like mysteries or if you like amazing characters but I don’t think it’s for just any one type of person. Let me say, if you’re reading this review: This book is for you… As far as the translation goes, I think they nailed it… To put it frankly, out of all Nisioisin’s English releases, this is one of his top. To put it even simpler: It’s beautiful. Five Out of Five Beautiful Dark Shining Stars.” — No Good Nerds “The translation reads well with no issues to note… There is plenty to like and, as always, the author delivers an engrossing story with witty dialogue and interesting characters. I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of mysteries the Pretty Boy Detective Club tackle in the volumes to follow… Overall, Pretty Boy Detective Club offers another satisfying read for fans of NISIOISIN’s works.” — Anime UK News
Terciel & Elinor Garth Nix 2021-11-02 Bestselling novelist Garth Nix returns to the Old Kingdom for the never-before-told love story of Sabriel’s parents, Terciel and Elinor, and the charter magic that brought them together—and threatened to tear them apart. A long-awaited prequel to a classic fantasy series. In the Old Kingdom, a land of ancient and often terrible magics, eighteen year-old orphan Terciel learns the art of necromancy from his great-aunt Tizanael. But not to raise the Dead, rather to lay them to rest. He is the Abhorsen-in-Waiting, and Tizanael is the Abhorsen, the latest in a long line of people whose task it is to make sure the Dead do not return to Life. Across the Wall in Ancelstierre, a steam-age country where magic usually does not work, nineteen year-old Elinor lives a secluded life. Her only friends an old governess and an even older groom who was once a famous circus performer. Her mother is a tyrant, who is feared by all despite her sickness and impending death . . . but perhaps there is even more to fear from that. Elinor does not know she is deeply connected to the Old Kingdom, nor that magic can sometimes come across the Wall, until a plot by an ancient enemy of the Abhorsens brings Terciel and Tizanael to Ancelstierre. In a single day of fire and death and loss, Elinor finds herself set on a path which will take her into the Old Kingdom, into Terciel’s life, and will embroil her in the struggle of the Abhorsens against the Dead who will not stay dead. *USA Today Bestseller* “One of the greatest living fantasy writers. I will never get enough of the Old Kingdom.” —Sarah J. Maas, #1 New York Times bestselling author
Alice in the Country of Hearts: White Rabbit and Some Afternoon Tea QuinRose 2025-05-13 Alice in the Country of Hearts: White Rabbit and Some Afternoon Tea chronicles the further adventures of Alice as she goes deeper down the rabbit hole. Like the other New York Times bestselling books in the Alice in the Country of Clover series, this new volume is an oversized edition that features impressive artwork and color pinups by fan-favorite Alice artist Mamenosuke Fujimaru. Let the games begin! Peter, the White Rabbit, first brought Alice down the rabbit hole into a strange, new land. Now he will subject her to a series of games that will allow her passage back to her own world-if she wins.
I Reincarnated As Evil Alice, So the Only Thing I’m Courting Is Death! Chii Kurusu 2020-12-18 Struck by a car while saving a kitten, I died and reincarnated as the heroine of Evil Alice’s Lover, my absolute favorite otome game. But before I could even enjoy my new life as Alice, I remembered something important. Even though this is a game about dating, there are so many bad endings, it won the award for “Deadliest Game of the Year”! I’m not allowed to fall in love if I want to live?! But the death flags just keep coming! Packed with suspense and romance, this is the story of my gothic romantic comedy!
Juni Taisen: Zodiac War (manga) , Nisioisin 2019-04-02 With most of Rabbit’s zombie army out of the way, only one thing stands between Ox and Tiger and taking down Rabbit for good—Monkey. Her sheer strength and power, once disciplined in life, are completely unhinged in death, making her far and away the strongest fighter! With only four fighters and one zombie remaining, who will come out victorious? Don’t miss the thrilling, unexpected conclusion to the twelfth Zodiac War! -- VIZ Media
Rascal Does Not Dream of Petite Devil Kohai (manga) Hajime Kamoshida 2020-12-15 Sakuta may have cured Mai's Adolescence Syndrome in the nick of time, but now he faces a no less harrowing task-convincing her to officially date him. After managing to win that round of verbal fencing, he gets some well-deserved rest...only to wake up "yesterday," with all his progress reset. This inexplicable phenomenon seems to be centered on Tomoe Koga, and the only cure is to...pretend to be her boyfriend?!
Guinness World Records 2016 Gamer's Edition Guinness World Records 2015-09-10 This is the ultimate category-killer in videogames annuals. Bursting with mindblowing records and tantalizing trivia, it's a must-have for any gaming fan. Whether you're an app aficionado, an MMO master or a die-hard retro gamer, you'll find show-stopping records, top 10 roundups, quick-fire facts and stats, and hundreds of amazing new images from all your favourite games. Find out for yourself why it's a bestseller!
Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai (manga) Hajime Kamoshida 2020-08-18 "Forget what you saw today." There's something odd about Sakuta Azusagawa, an acerbic, standoffish high schooler who doesn't even own a cell phone in this day and age. And perhaps strange things happen to strange people, which is why on the last day of the Golden Week holiday, in a tranquil library, he meets a wild bunny girl. With that unforgettable encounter, their bizarre and mysterious love story begins.
Bannertail Ernest Thompson Seton 1922
Magistellus Bad Trip, Vol. 1 (light novel) Kazuma Kamachi 2021-09-14 PLAY YOUR CARDS RIGHT, AND YOU MIGHT JUST WIN A high school student with millions of in-game earnings, Kaname Suou is one of the strongest Dealers in Money (Game) Master, a virtual world where nothing is against the rules. Assisted by his succubus AI partner, Tselika, he seeks the Overtrick—a set of powerful cheat-level weapons that break the laws of physics—and one young girl. What does it take to save somebody in a VR city with gunfights, car chases, and high-stakes stock market gambling? What exactly is in the cards for Kaname and his associates?
Alice Im Wunderland Lewis Carroll 2020-07-09 Lewis Carroll: Alice im Wunderland. Mit den Illustrationen der Originalausgabe von John Tenniel 1. Das Kaninchenloch hinab 2. Der Tränenteich 3. Ein Nominierungswettlauf und eine traurige Geschichte 4. Das Kaninchen schickt den kleinen Bill 5. Guter Rat von einer Raupe 6. Pfeffer und Schwein 7. Eine verrückte Teegesellschaft 8. Der Krocketplatz der Königin 9. Die Geschichte der falschen Suppenschildkröte 10. Die Hummer-Quadrille 11. Wer hat die Törtchen gestohlen? 12. Alices Aussage
The Albino Bunny Hillary A. Hinds 2020-12-26 The story is about acceptance and loving yourself the way God has made you.
Alice in the Country of Clover: Knight's Knowledge QuinRose 2014-11-04 I'M NOT GOING ANYWHERE. When Alice tries to juggle her relationship with Elliot and her increasingly passionate affair with Ace, trouble brews behind the scenes of the assembly. A group of mysterious Faceless have targeted Alice, and the Mad Hatter has been plotting something sinister of his own. In a violent clash for control, it may be those closest to Alice who are in the most danger. The ultimate test will fall on the shoulders of the role-holders of Heart Castle: the Queen, the White Rabbit, and their unpredictable Knight of Hearts.
Alice in Bishounen-Land, Volume 2 Yushi Kawata 2021-12-08 After getting unexpectedly drawn into an idol dating sim, total newbie Alice Kagami doesn't have a clue how she's supposed to act like a proper producer, let alone save herself and her idol-obsessed friend Tamami. But after her group's crushing first loss, the only way to go is up! Together with her mismatched group of handsome boys, Alice learns to brave the gacha again, level up her idols, and join in summer festival fun. But will their group's newfound success transform digital dreams into reality? Includes excerpts from artist Yukito on the design and production process of the elegant FIORE Rose plastic model by popular kit-and-doll-making company VOLKS!
Alice in the Country of Clover: Cheshire Cat Waltz 2012-07-03 While Alice is relieved to discover her friend Boris, the Cheshire cat, is with her when she travels to the mysterious Country of Clover, she finds his constant romantic pursuit troublesome.
Alice Love Fables: Toy Box QuinRose 2021-04-15 Tales of love abound in Wonderland, especially where Alice is concerned. Whether it's the March Hare, the Clockmaker, Gray Ringmarc, or Blood Dupre, Alice has many admirers and she just can't make up her mind who she likes best. This anthology chronicles the many loves of Alice Liddell, and also features a story about the love between a prince and a maid in Crimson Empire, and the love between an assassin and a princess in Arabians Lost, and much more!
Alice in the Country of Diamonds: Bet On My Heart Sana Shirakawa 2014-10-21 Epic adventure in the all-new Country of Diamonds! After another Wonderland "move" throws Alice into the Country of Diamonds, she's in for a nasty surprise: in Diamonds, none of her old friends recognize her! A routine trip to the Hatter Mansion ends with Elliot's gun in her face and a trip to the Hatter's dungeon. As Alice tries to figure out the new, dangerous reality of the Country of Diamonds--including the possibility that it's stuck somewhere in the past--Blood develops an interest in her, and tentatively offers her protection in his country. But this isn't the Mad Hatter Alice is used to: this Blood seems younger, lacking his usual confidence, and struggling to run his Mafia organization. He's also obsessed with her relationship with the "other" Blood Dupre, even while he and Alice become much more intimate.
Anime Jonathan Clements 2019-07-25 This comprehensive history of Japanese animation draws on Japanese primary sources and testimony from industry professionals to explore the production and reception of anime, from its origins in Japanese cartoons of the 1920s and 30s to the international successes of companies such as Studio Ghibli and Nintendo, films such as Spirited Away and video game characters such as Pokémon.
I Was Reincarnated as the Villainess in an Otome Game but the Boys Love Me Anyway!, Volume 1 Ataka 2021-04-01 Fated to die as the villainess of an otome game, Mystia sets out to change her own unhappy ending! Mystia Aren is the daughter of a noble family, and she just started high school. She’s surrounded by a group of adoring classmates and her charming fiancé. Everything seems perfect. Except that this world is actually a dating sim called Kyun-Love, and Mystia knows she's been reincarnated into the role of the main character's evil rival! Mystia is determined to do everything she can to avoid her fate, but it’s not as easy as it sounds. Especially when all the boys keep falling in love with her!
Hollow Fields and the Perfect Cog Madeleine Rosca 2019-10-08 With the menace of Miss Weaver's reign of terror supposedly behind them, the students of Hollow Fields can look forward to a more peaceful curriculum run by her ethically-minded successor, Principal Bleak. But there's one problem-rebuilding the school after Miss Weaver's reign has left Hollow Fields broke! If the school can't scrape together the cash to pay its staff or maintain its grounds, the Board of Unprincipled Mad Science Education will have it shut down and use the student body for scientific experiments. Not wanting to be separated from her new friends, Lucy stumbles upon a chance for Principal Bleak to save Hollow Fields. All they have to do is win the inter-school mad science competition and along with it, a hefty cash prize. But just what kind of things go on at a mad science fair?!
Alice in the Country of Clover: Knight's Knowledge QuinRose 2014-07-14 THE LIFE WE KNEW IS LOST After finally settling in the Country of Hearts, Alice's world is turned upside-down yet again when the landmasses shift into the Country of Clover! Alice isn't the only one mourning the loss—Ace was dragged to Clover alongside her, leaving him without Julius, the one confidante who seemed able to hold him together. Now, Ace's newfound mental instability has made him extremely dangerous. Alice is drawn to him, but her desire to help may be her downfall.
Rascal Sterling North 2004 The author recalls his carefree life in a small midwestern town at the close of World War I, and his adventures with his pet raccoon.
Fairy Tail S Hiro Mashima 2017 WORK HARD, PLAY HARD For the members of Fairy Tail, a guild member’s work is never done. While they may not always be away on missions, that doesn’t mean our magic-wielding heroes can rest easy at home. What happens when a copycat thief begins to soil the good name of Fairy Tail, or when a seemingly unstoppable virus threatens the citizens of Magnolia Town? And when a bet after the Grand Magic Games goes sour, can Natsu, Lucy, Gray, Erza turn the tables in their favor? Come see what a "day in the life" of the strongest guild in Fiore is like in nine wacky short stories!
The Gentlemen's Alliance † Arina Tanemura 2012-09-17 Haine's family has been reunited, but the estranged Togu family still retains many of its secrets. Shizumasa and Takanari are increasingly at odds with each other as each one tries to win Haine's love. Will the twins ever be able to reconcile when they're both in love with the same girl? -- VIZ Media
Erotic Comics in Japan Kaoru Nagayama 2020-12 Comics and cartoons from Japan, or manga and anime, are an increasingly common feature of visual and popular culture around the world. While it is often observed that these media forms appeal to broad and diverse demographics, including many adults, eroticism continues to unsettle critics and has even triggered legal action in some jurisdictions. It is more urgent than ever to engage in productive discussion, which begins with being informed about content that is still scarcely understood outside small industry and fan circles. This translation is the most comprehensive introduction in English to erotic comics from Japan, or eromanga. Divided into three parts, it provides a history of eroticism in Japanese comics and cartoons generally leading to the emergence of eromanga specifically, an overview of seven themes running across works with close analysis of outstanding examples and a window onto ongoing debates surrounding regulation and freedom of expression in Japan.
Reign of the Seven Spellblades, Vol. 1 (light novel) Bokuto Uno 2020-12-01 FROM A CLASH OF SWORDS, AN UNSHAKABLE BONDSpringtime at Kimberly Magic Academy brings a new batch of first-year students, all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed as they begin their journey to become full-fledged mages. Among these newcomers are Oliver Horn, a studious boy equally skilled with the wand and the blade, and Nanao Hibiya, a strong-willed samurai girl from the distant nation of Yamatsu. The wheels of fate bring these two souls together at Kimberly, where they become both comrades and rivals in equal measure. However, lurking within the academy's halls are countless dangers and dark secrets guaranteed to threaten not only their friendship-but their very lives...

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