A biological research station with a greedy, traitorous head researcher. A devastating earthquake. An unprepared government and an unsuspecting populace ring fenced and left to fend for themselves while facing an unknown epidemic. One young man leads a band of children and youths in a daily fight for survival against disease, starvation, and those who seek to prey on the weak. Welcome to the Isolated Zone.
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Direction: Right to Left
By: Hayao Miyazaki
Publisher: Viz Media
Type: Series, Complete, Manga, Deluxe Edition
Genre: Shounen, Action, Adventure, Post Apocalyptic
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is an epic fantasy tale written and illustrated by legendary Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki, creator of My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle. A modern masterpiece, the entire series is now available in this deluxe box set containing two hardcover volumes with interior colour pages and a bonus poster.
Direction: Left to Right
by: David Ratte
Publisher: Yen Press
Type: One Shot
Genre: Shounen, Humour,
In Sam’s world, pollution is such that everyone is forced to wear gas masks at all times. He lives with a lovely young woman whose face he has not seen in years. Though pollution still poses a few (arguably) negligible problems here and there, Sam finds the state of his world…normal! At the factory where he works, everyone seems resigned to live in such putrid surroundings; “It’s just how things are!” “It’s not dangerous!” they say.
Direction: Left to Right
By: Junichi Fujisaku
Publisher: Dark Horse
Type: Series, Novel
Genre: Seinen, Action, Post-apocalyptic
Since being formed as a shadow peacekeeping organization, Section 9 has faced almost countless adversaries both in the real world and in cyberspace, but none like "The Awakened," a group of terrorists who seem to have the ability to take over the minds and bodies of almost anyone and use them to commit crimes against the state, leaving their pawns unaware of who was controlling them. When Major Motoko Kusanagi is able to capture one of the boys used as a pawn she hacks into his cyberbrain to find out who the ringleader is, but what she discovers will take her and the operatives of Section 9 on a journey deep into the heart of cyberspace, and the answers she finds will shake Section 9 to its core.
So, after my recent Taimashin post i received a email from Digital Manga regarding the elements i posted about. Since they were important responses, and they requested it, i decided to both update the original post and make this post.
Traveling in-between the world of the living and the twilight world of the dead, Akamushi, the shaman is known as the Red Spider Exorcist. With the powers of a giant spider, he combats the demons of the netherworld. When career woman Megumi is suddenly pursued and attacked by unholy demons, she seeks Akamushi’s help. But as it seems, the minions of the underworld may also be too much for Akamushi to handle. But why are these creatures of twilight after her? What truths will unravel about her true self and everyone around her? And what of Akamushi—can he use his unique shamanic spider-like powers to cast out and purify himself from the demon scourge? From acclaimed Japanese horror writer, Hideyuki Kikuchi, Taimashin – The Red Spider Exorcist—vol.1 of an ongoing series—takes you to a world of monsters and demons that’ll twist your senses and blur your mind, in and out of reality.