What’s in the box!

Posted on May 18th, 2015 by Ryu Sheng |

So, a few weeks ago was my Birthday (April 29th) when i was asked what i wanted i replied with a simple, surprise me. Which she did by getting me nothing Open-mouthed smile However this Friday and Saturday gone, several parcels arrived from america with some rather amazing contents.

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So what’s in the box! Not everything sadly, there was a few volumes missing that should be arriving in the next day or so. Though Yen Press have broken my heart, the Log Horizon and No Game No Life novels won’t be coming as they’re out of stock. So now i’ve got to try and recover the funds from america, so i can buy them here in the UK. Need to sit down with the missus and explain she should only buy from america under certain circumstances, and never for new releases.

So, first off we have a LOAD of CLAMP love:

 

tbv02Tokyo Babylon Omnibus vol 1&2

Glamour has two meanings: the modern one of style, and the ancient one of sorcery. Tokyo Babylon is the realm of both! It’s 1991, the last days of Japan’s bubble economy, and money and elegance run through the streets like rivers of neon. So do the currents of darkness beneath them – obsession, greed, and exploitation, nourishing evil spirits that only the arts of the onmyoji – Japan’s legendary occultists – can combat. The two most powerful remaining onmyoji are in the unlikely guises of a handsome young veterinarian, Seishiro, and the teenage heir to the ancient Sumeragi clan, Subaru – just a couple of guys who Subaru’s sister Hokuto has decided are destined to be…a couple!

 

Xvol1X/1999 Omnibus vol 1-6

Kamui Shiro is a young man followed by mystery. Taken from Tokyo by his mother when only a child, Kamui left behind his dearest friends—the gentle Kotori and her brother Fuma—in the aftermath of a terrible incident that claimed their mother’s life. Returning to Tokyo after his mother’s death, Kamui is a changed young man—moody and distant to his old friends, yet determined to protect them from the dark forces that swirl around him. For he is the nexus of a great cataclysm to come, and inheritor to a strange destiny that could decide the fate of the entire world.

 

 

These are sadly rebuys, i originally had these at launch, but they were stolen with our lugage when we went on holiday.  Really nice to have them all back, especially since i hadn’t had a chance to read them previously.

 

alAngelic Layer Omnibus vol 1&2

Junior-high student Misaki Suzuhara has just arrived in Tokyo to live with her glamorous TV news star aunt and to attend the prestigious Eriol Academy. But what excites her above everything is Angelic Layer, the arena game where you control an Angel—a miniature robot fighter whose moves depend on your mind!

Misaki’s small, just like her Angel, Hikaru (named after her favorite manga, Magic Knight Rayearth), but her natural battle skills have been recognized by a very odd scientist, Ichiro “Icchan” Mihara. Before she knows it, Misaki is an up-and-coming contender in Angelic Layer . . . and in way over her not-very-tall head! How far can enthusiasm take her in an arena full of much more experienced fighters . . . and a game full of secrets . . . ?

 

chobChobits Omnibus Vol 1&2

Some people buy their personal computers based on style . . . and in near-future Japan, the hottest style for your persocom is shaped like an attractive android! Poor student Hideki, fresh off the farm and trying to get into a Tokyo university, has neither money nor a girlfriend — then finds a persocom seemingly discarded in an alley. Taking the cute robot home and activating it, Hideki finds her affectionate, but amnesiac, able only to say the word “Chi” — and so he names her.

But who is this strange new persocom in his life? Instead of being his digital assistant, Hideki finds himself having to teach Chi how to get along in the everyday world, even while he and his friends try to solve the mystery of her origins. Is she one of the urban-legendary Chobits — persocoms built to have the riskiest functions of all: real emotions, and free will? 

ld01Legal Drug Omnibus

Kudo Kazehaya’s name evokes the wind, which is given to warn him that one day he, too, might disappear. He almost thought his time had come—until he was rescued by the dark, handsome, and equally mysterious Himura Rikuo. Now they both reside where Rikuo works, the Green Drugstore, a place that dispenses not only medicine but the secret powers of both Rikuo and Kazehaya, as the pair embark on missions into the paranormal at the bidding of its strange proprietor, Kakei.

 

 

Next along we have my Viz titles (Just a FYI X/1999 is from Viz, all the other Clamp is from Dark Horse Manga),

 

ouranOuran High Host Club Box Set

One day, Haruhi, a scholarship student at exclusive Ouran High School, breaks an $80,000 vase that belongs to the “Host Club,” a mysterious campus group consisting of six super-rich (and gorgeous) guys. To pay back the damages, she is forced to work for the club, and it’s there that she discovers just how wealthy the boys are and how different they are from everybody else.

 

 

dogsDog’s Bullets & Carnage vol 0-7

Badou’s in trouble again. He’s found some of the “Lost Children,” rare genetic experiments left from the past–but so has the mafia. It’s up to Heine to bail him out, but the Stray Dog has his own problems now that the enigmatic Giovanni is back on the scene. Meanwhile, Naoto comes to the Underground searching for the killer who wields the same strange black sword as hers. And so their paths begin to converge in the dark and dangerous heart of the city…

 

 

Next it’s Seven Seas Entertainment:

 

9781626920682Arpeggio of Blue Steel  vol 2-6

In the early 21st century, the majority of Earth’s landmass is submerged due to rising sea levels. Enter the Fleet of Fog, a host of sentient alien battleships of unknown origin who easily decimate earth’s naval forces. Humanity is now on the verge of extinction.

In the year 2056, the stalwart Captain Chihaya Gunzou and his intrepid crew on the Blue Steel fleet may be humanity’s last chance to fight off the alien invaders. The Blue Steel fleet happens to contain a secret weapon that could turn the tide of war: a mysterious I-401 submarine that can transform into a girl.

 

dragon 01Dragonar Academy vol 1-5

Welcome to Ansullivan Dragonar Academy, a school with a difference: the students are dragon riders, each contracted with their own personal dragon. Ash Blake has the unique ability to ride anyone’s dragon, but he’s been waiting for what feels like forever for his own dragon to be born. He’s thrilled when his dragon, Eco, finally appears–but she inexplicably takes the form of a beautiful human girl. 

Eco’s peculiar appearance is only the first unusual thing Ash faces. His life is about to become a whirwind of spies, dragon races, and unexpected attention from both the proud Princess Sylvia and the beautiful president of the student council, Rebecca. All Ash wants isto acclimate Eco to the world, but someone out there wants his strange dragon on the dissecting table!

avalonAvalon Web of Magic Omnibus

Three very different young teens–Emily, the shy one; Adriane, the outsider; and Kara, the power shopper–are all drawn to a secret place deep in the woods where they discover a portal to another world. Wondrous animals have emerged from the portal, desperately seeking the magic that will keep them alive. Though the animals are peaceful and good, what follows them through the portal is twisted and evil and bent on destroying them all.  

The Fairimentals have chosen these three fourteen-year-olds to protect the magical animals. To save them and their world, the girls must overcome their differences and band together. They begin a perilous quest to discover Avalon, the lost, legendary home of magic, little knowing the terrible dangers they will face along the way.

spnovelStrawberry Panic Novel Omnibus

For new transfer student Aoi Nagisa, St. Miator Girls’ Academy offers her the chance at a fresh start and a way to redefine herself. But these noble intentions go out the window when she catches her first glimpse of honor student Hanazono Shizuma, whose porcelain white skin and goddess-like beauty leave Nagisa speechless.

It’s puppy love at first sight, but naive Nagisa is unaware that Shizuma is a serial heartbreaker who has set her sights on Nagisa herself. Will Nagisa end up as another notch on Shizuma’s belt, or does fate have other plans in store for the new couple?

 

spmangaStrawberry Panic Manga Omnibus

For new transfer student Aoi Nagisa, St. Miator Girls’ Academy offers her the chance at a fresh start and a way to redefine herself. But these noble intentions go out the window when she catches her first glimpse of honor student Hanazono Shizuma, whose porcelain white skin and goddess-like beauty leave Nagisa speechless.

It’s puppy love at first sight, but naive Nagisa is unaware that Shizuma is a serial heartbreaker who has set her sights on Nagisa herself. Will Nagisa end up as another notch on Shizuma’s belt, or does fate have other plans in store for the new couple?

 

kanoKanokon Omnibus vol 1-4

Innocent country boy Oyamada Kouta transfers to a big city high school in his freshman year, and from day one, his life enters a world of crazy. First, a beautiful second-year student named Chizuru professes her love to him, then reveals that she is in fact a fox spirit. Frisky and flirty, her suggestive teasing of naive Kouta in front of his classmates embarrasses him in to no end.

If that wasn’t enough, a gorgeous wolf spirit named Nozomu suddenly transfers to Kouta’s class and decides she wants the hapless country boy for herself. As fox girl and wolf girl vie for his heart, does Kouta have any say in this?

 

978162692177112 Beast Vol 01

Eita Touga, a seemingly normal high school student, is secretly the heir apparent to a distinguished line of ninja. Unfortunately for the Touga Clan, Eita has no interest in taking over the family business. More interested in the virtual reality of video games than real life, Eita has sequestered himself to a life of digital bliss.

That is until one fateful day, a mysterious harpy girl kicks in the door to his family dojo and spirits Eita away to a world full of monsters and mythological creatures. Can an unwilling slacker of a ninja like Eita help the denizens of another world stave off an invasion by a technologically-superior empire?

zeroZero’s Familiar Omnibus vol1-2

In a world where sorcery reigns supreme, bumbling witch-in-training Louise Francoise le Blanc is known by her classmates at the Tristain Academy of Magic as “Louise the Zero.” During an important coming-of-age ritual, when each student must summon a lifelong familiar, Louise proves herself inept when she mistakenly conjures a teenage boy from earth.

Now, whether she likes it or not, Louise “the Zero” and Saito, the ever-whining earth boy from Japan, are bound by the laws of magic as master and servant forever!

 

Finally, we have Yen Press, who managed to break my heart by not printing enough copies of the Log Horizon and  No Game No Life novels. Because they were ordered from America i’m now stuck waiting for them, with no way of knowing when they’re gonna arrive. Excuse me while i go cry some more!!

 

accelAccel World Novel vol 1-3

Even in the future, all the advances and innovation in the world can’t change the dynamics of the school playground. And for Haruyuki Arita, a fat kid in junior high, that means he’s destined to always be at the bottom of the food chain, prime pickings for the school bullies.

But when he encounters the beautiful Kuroyukihime, an avatar in the virtual world where he relaxes, Haruyuki’s life is turned on its head as he dives into Brain Burst, a mysterious computer program, and the Accelerated World with her help. And it’s in the Accel World that Haruyuki casts off his depressing reality and takes hold of the chance to become a Burst Linker, a knight to protect his princess!

 

saoSword Art Online Novel vol 1-2

In the year 2022, gamers rejoice as Sword Art Online-a VRMMORPG (Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) like no other-opens its virtual doors, allowing players to take full advantage of the ultimate in gaming technology: NerveGear, a system that allows users to completely immerse themselves in the game world by manipulating their brain waves to create a wholly realistic gaming experience.

But when the game goes live, the elation of the players quickly turns to horror as they discover that, for all its amazing features, SAO is missing one of the most basic functions of any MMORPG-a log-out button. Now trapped in the virtual world of Aincrad, their bodies held captive by NerveGear in the real world, users are issued a chilling ultimatum: conquer all one hundred floors of Aincrad to regain your freedom. But in the warped world of SAO, “game over” means certain death-both virtual and real…

indexA Certain Magical Index Novel vol1-2

A certain unlikely hero…Touma Kamijou has the worst luck imaginable… Sure he’s a citizen of Academy City, a scientific marvel of the modern world where superhuman abilities are artificially cultivated and commonplace, but when it comes to paranormal talent, Kamijou’s been classified a Level Zero-a loser, basically. Oh, he does have one trick up his sleeve (literally), but even that’s more trouble than it’s worth.

When Kamijou encounters a delusional young girl convinced she’s a nun and raving about being chased by evil sorcerers, he’s eager to send her on her way and get back to failing his studies. Fate, it would seem though, has other ideas, and he suddenly finds himself caught up in a supernatural intrigue with a girl named “Index” at the center!Science and magic collide in this first volume of one of the most popular light novel series ever penned!

withthelight_1With the Light: Raising an Autistic child Omnibus vols 1-8

With the Light: Raising an Autistic Child is a simultaneously poignant and heartwarming story of a young mother attempting to cope with an increasingly common affliction. With the Light has been universally recognized for its sensitive portrayal of autism, winning an Excellence Prize for manga at the eighth annual Japan Media Arts Festival.

 

 

 

On top of all these, that were bought for me, i’ve also recently picked up a number of eBooks for my tablet:

Titles from Haikasoru

  • Harmony
  • Yukikaze
  • Good Luck Yukikaze
  • Virus: The Day of Ressurection
  • The Next Continent
  • Rocket Girls
  • Rocket Girls: The Last Planet
  • Dragon Sword and Wind Child (also ordered the print book)
  • Mirror Sword and Shadow Prince (also ordered the print book)
  • All You Need Is Kill
  • Noble V: Greylancer

Titles from Digital Manga Publishing

  • Yashakiden: The Demon Princess vol1-5
  • Vampire Hunter D Novel vols 1-9

Titles from Yen Press

  • Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? vols 1-2

 

So yeah, quite a haul! Going to take me a while to get through this lot but oh boy is it gonna be heaven  doing it! Expect reviews and musings on them as I go!!

 

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