Mega otaku Izumi and famous actor Ryoma have finally confirmed their feelings for one another. Izumi successfully makes his debut in the entertainment industry, and everything seems to be smooth sailing in both his public and private life. However, as Izumi continues to do unexpectedly well in his new career, Ryoma starts getting nervous when work begins keeping them apart! -- VIZ Media
Author: Eiki Eiki
Izumi Sena is an average guy born into a family of famous celebrities. A college student and total otaku, he works hard every day with the goal of someday becoming a manga creator. His father is a singer and his mother an actress, while older brother Shogo is the lead singer for the popular band “CRUSHERZ.” Though his family is packed with famous celebrities, Izumi Sena is just your average guy. Currently a college student, he is a huge otaku with aspirations of becoming a manga creator. But one day he gets roped into participating in a TV commercial and meets popular young actor Ryoma Ichijo. Could this be the same boy he starred in a commercial with over ten years ago?!
Author: Yukari Hashida
Publisher: Digital Manga Pub
Battle-shy samurai Kounosuke wants nothing more than to while away his time with his page boy Kageya. But, when an unexpected visitor arrives, things are thrown into turmoil. Indeed, Kageya is plagued with feelings of dread. Continuing the backstory of the reincarnated, starcrossed lovers, mangaka Yukari Hashida delivers a lavishly illustrated period romance filled with excitement, intrigue, and plenty of humor.
Kyouji is an exorcist monk in training. It's his job to free the spirits that are trapped on Earth yearning for their lost lives and loves. Kyouji's lover, Yu has the uncanny ability to see the spirits. Unfortunately this loving couple has many obstacles to overcome. Kyouji should be concentrating on his training and Yu just doesn't know his own strength. Will Kyouji and Yu make explosive, hot love during their final summer of high school?
Author: Eiichi Shimizu,Tomohiro Shimoguchi
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
As the Star of Darkness prepares to launch its all-out assault on New York City, the SSSP begins to assemble its forces to oppose them. Shinjiro and Dan head for the Big Apple unsure if they can stop the coming storm, but unlooked-for allies may help them turn the tide. The battle to decide the fate of the Earth begins here... -- VIZ Media
A continuation of Mill's "History of British India."
The Hidden Brain
Author: Shankar Vedantam
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
The hidden brain is the voice in our ear when we make the most important decisions in our lives—but we’re never aware of it. The hidden brain decides whom we fall in love with and whom we hate. It tells us to vote for the white candidate and convict the dark-skinned defendant, to hire the thin woman but pay her less than the man doing the same job. It can direct us to safety when disaster strikes and move us to extraordinary acts of altruism. But it can also be manipulated to turn an ordinary person into a suicide terrorist or a group of bystanders into a mob. In a series of compulsively readable narratives, Shankar Vedantam journeys through the latest discoveries in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral science to uncover the darkest corner of our minds and its decisive impact on the choices we make as individuals and as a society. Filled with fascinating characters, dramatic storytelling, and cutting-edge science, this is an engrossing exploration of the secrets our brains keep from us—and how they are revealed.
Author: Charles Dickens
Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Kate Flint.
Author: Hinako Takanaga
A shy boy gets a chance at love. Final Volume! Satoru Tono is too shy to speak to classmate Keigo Tamiya. Instead he fills his sketchbook with drawings of the boy he likes. But perhaps Keigo has noticed him too...? It is time for college entrance exams and Satoru takes on the challenge. Will he get accepted to the most competitive art school in the country and become a college student alongside Keigo?! And what will happen to their plans of living together after graduation...?
Kabuki Plays on Stage
Author: James R. Brandon, Samuel L. Leiter
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Restoration and Reform, 1872-1905, is the fourth and final volume in a monumental new series that traces kabuki's changing relations to Japanese society during the premodern era. The twelve plays translated in Volume 4 cover the remarkable Meiji period, which followed the restoration of the emperor as the leader of Japan. They reflect the years in which reform-minded leaders struggled to help Japan catch up with the West. Dramatists no less than others sought ways in which to bring their traditional art into the modern world and to bring international respectability to the national stage. Included are kabuki dance plays that strive to resemble no and kyogen; historical dramas that abandon theatrical fantasy and opt for accurate reproduction of ancient manners; domestic dramas featuring colorful heroes and heroines; pieces that introduce faddish Western properties and behavior; and a play that bridges the gap between the conventions of classical kabuki, Shakespeare, and modern psychological drama. Dominating the era are the works of Kawatake Mokuami, the last great kabuki playwright, while the dramaturgy of literary scholar Tsubouchi Shoyo brings kabuki into the twentieth century.
One day, delivery driver Nishiki’s route takes him to an opulent, old-style Japanese estate. Who should come out to greet him but Reizei, the young master of the house—and the guy he gave his virginity to after a drunken binge! Arrogant and demanding, Reizei subjects poor Nishina to unspeakable—and yet somehow pleasant—things. Does Nishina keep going back because of Reizei’s blackmailing...or could he be developing feelings for the demanding young master? -- VIZ Media
His father is a singer and his mother an actress, while older brother Shogo is the lead singer for the popular band “CRUSHERZ.” Though his family is packed with famous celebrities, Izumi Sena is just your average guy. Currently a college student, he is a huge otaku with aspirations of becoming a manga creator. But one day he gets roped into participating in a TV commercial and meets popular young actor Ryoma Ichijo. Could this be the same boy he starred in a commercial with over ten years ago?! -- VIZ Media