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CERES, CELESTIAL LEGEND VHS--3 episodes per volume, English dubbed, color, stereo, 78 mins., $24.95 USA,VACE01, ISBN 1-56931-683-X DVD--3 episodes per volume, bilingual, color, stereo, 78 mins., $29.95 USA, DAC01 SHIPS 7/24/01 THE LEGEND AWAKENS From Yû Watase's newest supernatural manga thriller comes one of the most anticipated anime series of the year! On Aya and her twin brother Aki's 16th birthday, their grandfather decide it's time to tell them a secret. The twins are summoned to the massive, mysterious Mikage House where they find their entire family assembled. Is this a birthday party, or something far more diabolical? Available in dubbed VHS or bilingual DVD.
ANIME ART GALLERY: THE ART OF RANMA ½ anime art gallery, art by Rumiko Takahashi, color, 128 pages, $24.95 USA/$38.95 CAN, T-RA01, ISBN 1-56931-579-5, SHIPS 7/27/01 It's Ranma ½ like you've never seen it before! You've seen the animated series. You've read the manga. But do you know everything about Ranma ½? Presented here for the first time in English, The Art of Ranma ½ combines both original artwork by acclaimed manga artist Rumiko Takahashi and character information on nearly every outrageous character that graces this series-Shampoo, Mousse, Ryoga, Akane, Genma, Happosai and more! Page after page features beautiful, full-color, full-page artwork of all your favorite characters in watercolors, pastels and colored pencil. Ever wonder what a day in the life of a half-boy, half-girl martial artist is like? Take a walkthrough of Ranma's typical day and see how he fends off fanatical suitors and still gets his homework done. Also included are detailed charts on every love triangle both boy and girl-type Ranma has been involved with, plus info on the dizzying array of martial arts featured throughout the series. Check out this book and see why Ranma ½ has become one of Japan and America's most beloved series!
DRAGON BALL Z, VOL. 5 Viz graphic novel, story and art by Akira Toriyama, b&w, 184 pages, $14.95 USA/$23.00 CAN, CTDBZ005, ISBN 1-56931-550-7, SHIPS 7/13/01 DRAGON BALL Z IN SPACE! Akira Toriyama's action epic, as seen on the Cartoon Network, is now available in English in its original comic book form! After years of training and adventure, young Son Goku has become Earth's strongest martial artist-now he and his friends must fight against the deadliest villains of time and space! This graphic novel collects Dragon Ball Z Vol. 3 #1 through Vol. 3 #6. In This Volume: In the aftermath of his titanic battle with Goku, Vegeta retreats from Earth, vowing revenge. In search of a way to resurrect their dead friends, Kuririn, Gohan, and Bulma repair an ancient alien spaceship and go into space in search of Namek- Piccolo's home planet where the wish-granting Dragon Balls were originally made. But Namek has become a battleground, where evil emperor Freeza and his minions are slaughtering the peaceful Namekians to fulfill Freeza's wish for immortality! Stranded on a planet full of enemies, the three astronauts radio back to Earth begging for a hospitalized Goku to come to their aid-but "help" comes from an unexpected source as Vegeta, now stronger than ever, turns against his former master Freeza in order to get the Dragon Balls for himself. But are Vegeta's intentions any less evil than Freeza's?
DRAGON BALL, PART 3 #14 14-issue monthly series, story & art by Akira Toriyama, b&w, 48 pages, $2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN, CDB314, SHIPS 7/6/01 GOKU MEETS DR. SLUMP! Goku and General Blue's mad chase takes them right out of Dragon Ball and into Penguin Village, the set of Akira Toriyama's original hit humor manga, Dr. Slump! Meet incompetent inventor Senbe Norimaki and his android "daughter" Arale! In this surreal sci-fi setting, Goku must face his final confrontation with the Red Ribbon's evil General and save the lives of his new friends! 16 extra pages for the same great price!
DRAGON BALL Z, PART 4 #8 15-issue monthly series, story & art by Akira Toriyama, b&w, 32 pages, $2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN, CDBZ408, SHIPS 7/13/01 VEGETA VS. REACOOM! Vegeta thought he was the strongest in the universe. He killed Zarbon and Dodoria, and he nearly killed Goku. But the Ginyu Force's indestructible muscleman, Reacoom, can stand up to his mightiest attacks-and as they trade rock-shattering blows, it's Vegeta who is being slowly, painfully pulverized!
GUNDAM WING: EPISODE ZERO #4 4-issue monthly series, story by Sakura Asagi, art by Akemi Omode, b&w, 32 pages, $2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN, CGW0304, SHIPS 7/20/01 CHILDREN OF WAR After his parent's death, Trowa Barton was adopted by a traveling circus family and raised as a soldier in an anti-Federation resistance movement. One day, during a dashing raid, Trowa meets a kindred spirit: an orphaned girl whom he takes in out of sympathy. Can this girl be trusted in the heart of the resistance, or has Trowa inadvertently given haven to a spy?
MAGICAL POKEMON JOURNEY, PART 5 #1: A DATE WITH WIGGLYTUFF 4-issue monthly series, story & art by Yumi Tsukirino, b&w, squarebound, 40 pages, $4.95 USA/$7.95 CAN, CPJ0501, ISBN: 1-56931- 678-3, SHIPS 7/20/01 LOVE AT FIRST FIGHT! Hazel and her Pokémon are taking a walk near the sunflowers one day when they meet just about the brashest, most violent Oddish who ever lived! Then, Arbok asks Wigglytuff out on a date like no other-a run around an obstacle course! Can Arbok go the distance or will Wigglytuff's challenge have it making tracks in the opposite direction?
POKEMON ADVENTURES, PART 5 #1: YELLOW CABALLERO, TO CATCH A CATERPIE 4-issue monthly series, story & art by MATO, squarebound, b&w, 48 pages, $4.95 USA/$7.95 CAN, CYC0201, SHIPS 7/27/01 SEASIDE SMACKDOWN Blue encounters Agatha of the Elite Four in an abandoned seaside power plant and gets more than he bargained for! Just as Agatha is about to declare checkmate, salvation comes from the most unexpected direction! Then, Yellow's on a mission to collect more Pokemon and he's got his sights set on capturing Caterpie!
POKEMON TALES collectable board books, color, 18 pages, 4 ½" x 6", $4.95 USA/$7.95 CAN, Charizard:BTP019 ISBN 1-56931-570-1, Onyx: BPT020, ISBN 1-56931-571-X, SHIPS 7/20/01 POKEMON STORYBOOKS Viz presents two new Pokemon Tales, a series of colorful board books written and illustrated by Japan's greatest artists. Created with the care and attention you expect from any classic children's book, these stories will delight Pokemon-loving kids and parents alike. DON'T LAUGH CHARIZARD! Charizard's got a fiery personality and the breath to match! Wherever this fire-breathing Pokemon goes, things are always being set ablaze when he laughs. What better way to use his breath for good than to heat a spring for his friends to play in! ONIX UNDERGROUND Other Pokemon may like playing in the sun with their friends and trainers, but Onix is perfectly happy exploring everything the underground world has to offer. Join Onix as he digs his way through Diglett tunnels, subways, and more!
NO NEED FOR TENCHI!, PART 11 #4 4-issue monthly series, story & art by Hitoshi Okuda, b&w, 48 pages, $3.50 USA/$5.50 CAN, CNNT1104, SHIPS 7/20/01 GRAVITY GAMBLE Tenchi and the group race to save Ayeka and her stricken ship as both plummet towards the event horizon of a black hole! With time running out, it's up to Ryoko to bring the princess back from this death trap. But with Ayeka still under the influence of Garyu's mind control-on top of her normal rivalry with Ryoko-and she won't go without a fight!
VIZ GRAPHIC NOVELS
POKEMON ADVENTURES, ADVENTURE #3: THE SAFFRON CITY SEIGE Viz graphic novel, story by Hidenori Kusaka, art by Mato, b&w, 224 pages, $13.95 USA/$ 21.50 CAN, CTPA03, ISBN: 1-56931-560-4, SHIPS 7/6/01 RUMBLE IN SAFFRON CITY Follow the story of the original Game Boy game, with all the Gym Leaders, locations and opponents! Red's just another boy in Pallet Town with normal ambitions, until he realizes how big and full of wonders the Pokémon world can be! In his travels he meets friends like water Pokémon expert Misty and Pokémon researchers Professor Oak and Bill, but also dangerous enemies such as the secret organization of evil, Team Rocket. Red not only befriends humans who know about Pokémon, but also real-live Pokémon themselves. Maybe Bulbasaur and Poliwhirl are easy to win over, but capricious Pikachu will take a lot more effort! Red has to work hard if he's going to outdo his perennial rival Professor Oak's grandson, Blue! In This Volume: Red and Blue return home only to find Pallet Town deserted and Professor Oak kidnapped by the nefarious Team Rocket! To save the citizens of Pallet Town and perhaps the world, Red, Blue, and the nice-yet-untrustworthy Green must team up to invade Team Rocket's HQ in Saffron City. Inside the city they face the full brunt of Team Rocket's might, three powerful Pokémon trainer ringleaders: psychic-powered Sabrina; electrifying Lt. Surge; and the toxic ninja Koga. To complicate matters, Team Rocket seems to have gotten their hands on the three legendary bird Pokémon Articuno, Moltres, and Zapdos! Can these three upstart trainers foil Team Rocket's plans for world dominance and rescue the citizens of Pallet Town at the same time?
STRAIN, VOL. 5 Viz graphic novel, story by Buronson, art by Ryoichi Ikegami, b&w, 216 pages, $16.95 USA/$26.00 CAN, CTSTR05, ISBN: 1-56931-682-1, SHIPS 7/27/01 FAT CHANCE From the creators of Sanctuary and Fist of the North Star! In the streets of Kuala Lumpur, blood flows thick, but not thicker than water. Framed, nearly executed, and exiled to Malaysia's slums, Japanese assassin Shingo Kusaka joins a group of outcasts in the fight against his elder brother Shunichiro, a power-hungry aristocrat, and the monolithic Chinese Sai crime family. This graphic novel contains installments from PULP Vol. 4 #9 through Vol. 5 #3. In This Volume: Strain's violent conclusion! The prize: a gigantic oil strike in Borneo-money and power enough, perhaps, to realize the dream of a united Asia. The current owner: the KUSAKA corporation. But who will claim it? KUSAKA's CEO, the ruthless Shunichiro, has just resigned in favor of Shingo, the "adopted" black-sheep younger brother whom he long tried to kill. Shunichiro has conceded his great secret-it's Shingo who is the natural son, not him. Blood will tell, but how much more must be spilled? Always fiercely loyal to Shunichiro, Shingo is in Malaysia, gunning for the corpulent Chinese crime lord Shimei Sai, who holds the controlling shares of KUSAKA. Who will tie the skein of the "strain?"
RANMA ½ RANDOM RHAPSODY: WATERMELON BEACH 2 episodes per volume, English dubbed, color, stereo, 78 mins., $24.95 USA, VRRR003, ISBN 1-56931-601-5, SHIPS 7/24/01 MONSTER OF WATERMELON ISLAND! The residents of the Tendo Dojo take a family vacation to a local beach, only to find Kuno washed up on shore wearing a watermelon on his head. Even more confusing, Kuno seems to have lost his memory and gained incredible skill, making possibly more powerful than Ranma! The key to this mystery lies on the deserted Watermelon Island.
RANMA ½ MARTIAL MAYHEM, SUBTITLED EDITION: BATTLE: FOIE GRAS 2 episodes per volume, English subtitled, color, stereo, 52 mins., $24.95 USA, VRMMS09, ISBN 1-56931-595-7, SHIPS 7/24/01 BREAK OUT THE ANTACID! Meet Picolet Chardin, gourmand par excellence and Ranma's latest challenger. If Ranma can't defeat this one, he'll suffer a lot more than an upset stomach. Then, Ranma may have only one chance to beat Picolet with the "Parlay du Foie Gras," but what is it and how can Ranma use it to his advantage?
RANMA ½ MARTIAL MAYHEM, SUBTITLED EDITION: SWIMMING WITH PSYCHOS 2 episodes per volume, English subtitled, color, stereo, 52 mins., 24.95 USA, VRMMS10, ISBN 1-56931-596-5, SHIPS 7/24/01 CAUTION: NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY Ah, to swim like the noble swan.Akane's always wanted to learn how, but who would have thought her swim coach would be crazy principal Kuno? Also, the boy with the haywire internal compass returns! Ryoga's lost again in the back woods of Japan, but what the heck is a scene straight out of the Wild West doing this far East?
EAGLE #18: FRAME-UP story & art by Kaiji Kawaguchi, b&w, 104 pages, $6.95 USA/$10.95 CAN, CEA0018, SHIPS 7/20/01 THE BOTTOM LINE Seattle and the Northwest have become the latest political hotseat as a labor strike between union workers and an aerospace giant threaten to throw the region's economy into turmoil. With General Grant posing a real challenge in the race for president, Yamaoka sees the dispute as a good way to even the playing field. But what does a New York senator know about labor disputes and how can he even get the two sides to talk?
CERES, CELESTIAL LEGEND #2 6-issue monthly series, story by Yû Watase, b&w, 32 pages, $2.95 USA/ $4.50 CAN, CAC102, SHIPS 7/20/01 SINS OF THE FATHER Aya and her twin brother's trip to the Mikage House seems to have been no party after all, but rather a test. When Aya exhibits supernatural abilities, the family decides she is too dangerous to live any longer. Will Aya's father actually kill his only daughter, or will the man in black rescue her again from certain death?
NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, BOOK 6 #1 REGULAR--4-issue monthly series, story & art by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, original concept by Gainax, monthly, b&w, 40 pages, $3.50 USA/$5.50 CAN, CEV601 SPECIALCOLLECTOR'S EDITION--4-issue monthly series, story & art by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, original concept by Gainax, monthly, b&w, 40 pages, $3.50 USA/$5.50 CAN, CEVS601, SHIPS 7/21/01 CERTAIN UNCERTAINTY Shinji is confronted by the one thing for which no amount of NERV training could prepare him-normal life! High-school romances, interpersonal relationships.everything that comes with being a teenager! But danger lurks not too far away, and Ritsuko and Gendo are planning for the introduction of Unit-03. Who will pilot the untested Eva?
AQUA KNIGHT, PART 3 #5 5-issue monthly series, story and art by Yukito Kushiro, monthly, b&w, 48 pages, $3.50 USA/$5.50 CAN, CAK0305, SHIPS 7/13/01 HELL HATH NO FURY. The ultimate battle between this world and the underworld is on! With the living core of Alcantara's Zyfort out of control and on the warpath, Ruliya has no choice than to call upon the forces of Death Himself one more time. After the fight, Alcantara decides it might be time to call it quits, but is a mad scientist ever really reformed?
EL HAZARD, PART 3 #1 6-issue monthly series, story & art by Tsubura Hidetomo, b&w, 32 pages, $2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN, CEH0301, SHIPS 7/13/01 FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS Ifurita and Makoto square off against the male demon-god only to find their attacks having the same effect as mosquito bites! Meanwhile, the front lines of Roshtaria are under attack by the Shadow Tribe's other demon-god, and all Fujisawa and the Priestesses can do is watch in disgust. Can anything be done to stop the Shadow Tribe and end their control over the demon-gods?
INU-YASHA, PART 6 #3 15-issue series, story & art by Rumiko Takahashi, b&w, 40 pages, $2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN, CIY0603, SHIPS 7/6/01 THE IMPOSTOR REVEALED While searching the temple for a way to stop the demon Suijin, Miroku and Sango discover a woman only inches in height who claims to be the real Suijin! Is this pint-sized priestess friend or foe? Meanwhile, Inu-Yasha and the possibly-false Suijin tangle underwater while Kagome and the village boy scramble to steal the demon's enchanted spear.
RANMA, PART 10 #4 11-issue series, story & art by Rumiko Takahashi, monthly, b&w, 32 pages, $2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN, CRA1004, SHIPS 7/13/01 MARTIAL ARTS PEP-SQUAD! Furinkan High's going to have some stiff competition this season! Out- of-town Seishun High School has been winning a surprising number of sporting events lately with the help of Martial Arts Cheerleading master Mariko Konjo. To put Furinkan back on top, Ranma has no choice but to challenge pom-pom wielding Mariko to a cheerleading battle royale!
SILENT MOBIUS, ADVENT: #1 6-issue series, story & art by Kia Asamiya, monthly, b&w, 40 pages, $3.25 USA/$4.95 CAN, CSM0901, SHIPS 7/13/01 WHAT EVIL LIES BENEATH It's been a year since Roy's mysterious death and Katsumi's disappearance, but out of the blue the team members of A.M.P. receive a mysterious e-mail.from Katsumi! When she asks for a rendezvous in a junkyard the girls can't help but be suspicious. Is this the same Katsumi that the team once knew?
PULP VOL. 5, #8 JULY `01 manga anthology, b&w, 184 pages, $5.95 USA/$8.95 CAN, MPU0508, MATURE READERS ONLY, SHIPS 7/6/01 The only true adult-oriented manga magazine in America! PULP has 184 pages of sexy, tough, surreal, violent, hilarious manga, plus columns and features written by some of the premier experts in Japanese pop culture. This month we focus on American manga. That's right! American manga! Make sure to check out the special collector's cover by one of America's best manga artists. BANANA FISH: Papa Dino and Arthur break off their meeting to find Ash while Yut Leung confronts Dr. Dawson about Banana Fish.VOYEURS INC.: Ken interrupts a kinky couple in the park mid-intercourse, but this time he might have gone too far when a local gang hassles him about it. DANCE TILL TOMORROW: With only one week before Suekichi's wedding to Miyuki, everybody and their uncle seems to have a word of sage advice for him! CINDERALLA-CHAN: Cindarella's father has risen from the grave and he's out for love! Soon, Cinderalla is saying `hello' to her new stepmother and two stepsisters. EVEN A MONKEY CAN DRAW MANGA: It's easy to draw poses, look and see! UZUMAKI: The local prankster's got a crush on Kirie.but after he is involved in a hideous accident, his parting gift of a Jack-in-the-Box takes on disturbing implications.
ANIMERICA EXTRA VOL. 4 #8 JULY `01 manga anthology, b&w, 128 pages, $4.95 USA/$7.95 CAN, MAE0408, SHIPS 7/6/01 THE ANIME FAN'S COMIC MAGAZINE The greatest shojo and shonen manga! A brave young swordswoman who wants to be a prince; an artist, his kissin' cousin, and a doll that came to life; adventure in a fantasy world not unlike ancient China; crime and mystery in the Gothic metropolis of Steam City; and a girl who came from a video tape. 128 pages of beautiful art and stunning stories, plus fan art, manga features and more! FUSHIGI YÛGI: Hotohori and Tamahome face off in battle and soon things turn deadly. Can Tamahome remember his love for Miaka before it's too late? VIDEO GIRL AI: When Yota runs out of bed to help a stricken Ai, Nobuko begins to question whether Yota really loves her at all. STEAM DETECTIVES: Every corner of Steam City is going to feel the Earth shake when Goriki and Shadow Bolt III battle in the canals of the dark city! REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA: Utena rejects Touga's romantic advances, but that doesn't stop him from inviting her and Anthy to the ball. MARIONETTE GENERATION: Izumi is no good in a fistfight, especially over a girl! Meanwhile, Kinoko gets the eerie feeling that someone is watching her.
ANIMERICA Vol. 9 #6 anime & manga monthly, color and b&w, 96 pages, $4.95 USA/$7.95 CAN, MAN0906, SHIPS 7/6/01 The best magazine for anime fans! Fascinating features on the latest and greatest anime, exclusive interviews, news on what's new in Japan and what's arriving soon in America, plus exclusive columns, interviews with voice-actors, anime reviews, video games, model kits and how to build them, anime soundtracks, and Leiji Matsumoto's GALAXY EXPRESS 999 manga. Remember, If It's Anime in America, It's Gotta be ANIMERICA!
ITEMS SHIPPING AUGUST `01
AQUA KNIGHT VOL. 1 Viz graphic novel, story and art by Yukita Kishiro, b&w, 232 pages, $16.95 USA/$26.00 CAN, CTAK001, ISBN 1-56931-634-1, SHIPS 8/3/01 A KNIGHT COMES TO LIGHTHOUSE ISLAND Enter a whole new world of fantasy and adventure: the watery land of Marmundo, where kings rule tiny islands scattered throughout the vast sea and stray ships really can fall off the face of the planet! To protect this land from evil, great armored Aqua Knights patrol the seas mounted atop noble orcas seeking adventure and combat. One such Aqua Knight, Ruliya of Perla, washes ashore on a mysterious lighthouse island after being caught in a storm. Little does she know that this tiny island will be the beginning of an adventure that will take her to the far edges of the world and back! In This Volume: On the remote island of Faro, not far from the World's Edge, a stormy night brings a visitor to the lighthouse keeper Arrabarus and his young son Ashika. When they find a suit of armor washed up near the shore, they open it to reveal a beautiful woman, the Aqua Knight Ruliya of Perla, far off her intended course. For saving her life, Ruliya grants young Ashika the privilege of being her squire-a mistake she will come to regret. When the megalomaniac genius Alcantara steals a magical light sphere from Faro and kidnaps Ashika, Ruliya must set off to rescue the boy and maintain the delicate balance between the living and the dead.
DRAGON BALL PART 4 #1 10-issue monthly series, story & art by Akira Toriyama, b&w, 48 pages, $2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN, CDB401, SHIPS 8/10/01 TARGET: GOKU! Goku's search for the next Dragon Balls takes him to the base of the mysterious Karin Tower, which marks the home of Rora and Opa, a proud Native American warrior and his son. But after the Red Ribbon Army setbacks Goku's dealt, they're more determined than ever to destroy him once and for all! As a strategic maneuver, Commander Red calls out his trump card and hires Taopaipai, the world's deadliest assassin. Next to this guy, even General Blue looks weak...Now 48 pages every month!
POKÉMON ORIGAMI 3 activity book, designed by Ryoko Nishida, color, 80 pages, $9.95 USA/ $15.50 CAN, TPM03, ISBN 1-56931-655-4,SHIPS 8/17/01 FOLDING FUN! Why catch Pokémon when you can make you own? Pichu, Snubull, and all your favorite Pokémon from the hit Gameboy games Pokémon Gold and Silver are here! Fold, spindle and manufacture all your favorite Pokémon in minutes from this vivid, full-color kit that includes both pre-printed origami paper and step-by-step pictorial instructions!
DRAGON BALL Z PART 4 #9 13-issue monthly series, story & art by Akira Toriyama, b&w, 48 pages, $2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN, CDBZ409, SHIPS 8/17/01 THE DARKEST HOUR Just as Vegeta is about to be annihilated by Reacoom, Gohan and Kuririn intercede to save their old enemy. As the fighters exchange nuclear-strength blows and planet Namek is blasted to craters, Ginyu brings Freeza all seven Dragon Balls and the twisted conqueror prepares to make his ultimate wish come true. But there's just one thing wrong with Freeza's plans...Goku's spaceship has landed! Now 48 pages every month! MAGICAL POKÉMON JOURNEY, PART 5 #2: OPERATION: HYPNOTISM 5-issue monthly series, story & art by Yumi Tsukirino, b&w, squarebound, 40 pages, $4.95 USA/$7.95 CAN, CPJ0501, SHIPS 8/31/01 MIND GAMES Coconut discovers she has the power to hypnotize Eevee, then decides to turn her hypnotic attentions toward Almond! Will Coconut be able to sway the mind and heart of Almond, or will her mental meddling backfire? Meanwhile, Wal is determined to become the greatest Pokémon trainer ever, and with trusty Clefairy at his side, decides to go into intensive training.
POKÉMON ADVENTURES: THE YELLOW CABALLERO PART 5 #2: THE S.S. ANNE ADVENTURE 4-issue monthly series, story & art by Midenori Kusaka, squarebound, b&w, 48 pages, $4.95 USA/$7.95 CAN, CYC0201, SHIPS 8/31/01 TITANIC.POKÉMON STYLE! After fending off members of the Elite Four, Blue & Yellow decide it's time for a break and go on an ocean cruise aboard the S.S. Anne. Also aboard the S.S. Ann to their surprise is the infamous Pokémon Fan Club President in disguise! What is this Pokémon-loving nut up to this time? Their journey is cut short when Team Rocket shows up and decide to really play sink-the-ship!
GUNDAM WING: EPISODE ZERO #5 8-issue monthly series, story by Sakura Asagi, art by Akemi Omode, b&w, 32 pages, $2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN, CGW0305, SHIPS 8/24/01 THE FIRST TIME I SAW YOUR FACE. A mysterious boy shows up at Relena's private school and instantly becomes the center of everyone's attention.and speculation. When Relena overhears what sounds like a secret military communiqué she can't help but wonder what he's really up to. But when terrorists attack a nearby town, it becomes all too apparent what the boy was up to, and Relena inadvertently becomes caught in the middle of a conflict she knows nothing about.
NO NEED FOR TENCHI! PART 12 #1 6-issue monthly series, story & art by Hitoshi Okuda, b&w, 32 pages, $2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN, CNNT1201, SHIPS 8/24/01 I HEAR AND OBEY.OR NOT Although Ryoko rescued Ayeka from the clutches of Garyu, his brainwashing technique was never fully undone and now Ayeka has pulled a Patty Hearst and fled back to the evil prince with Sasami in tow! Will Garyu turn Sasami into his next puppet and with her, the power of Tsunami? And what is the motivation behind Garyu, the Tenchi cast's most powerful opponent ever?
VIZ GRAPHIC NOVELS
INU-YASHA VOL. 9 Viz graphic novel, story and art by Rumiko Takahashi, b&w, 200 pages, $15.95 USA/$24.95 CAN, CTIY009, ISBN 1-56931-643-0, SHIPS 8/17/01 THE EXTERMINATORS When high-school student Kagome is transported back in time to Japan's feudal era, she accidentally releases the feral half-demon dog-boy Inu-Yasha from his imprisonment for stealing the "Jewel of Four Souls." But after a battle with fearsome demons, the jewel has been shattered and its countless shards scattered over all Japan. Now, bound together by a spell, Inu-Yasha and Kagome must join forces to reclaim the jewel and its terrifying powers from demons and mortals alike who would use it as a tool of unspeakable evil. In This Volume: When Kagome discovers severed human heads floating downstream, everyone agrees that it must be the foul work of demons. But when the group comes across a hideous tree that grows talking heads they tell not of a demon, but an evil hermit master that harvests villagers as ingredients in a life extension elixir! Can Inu- Yasha and the group defeat his powerful magic, or will they become more victims in his quest for immortality? Then, Kagome learns of a group that exterminates demons as a way of life and supposedly created the Shikon Jewel. But while searching for their whereabouts, Kagome is reminded of how little she, or anyone else, actually knows about the Shikon Jewel.
MAGICAL POKÉMON JOURNEY, VOL. 3 Viz graphic novel, story and art by Yumi Tsukirino, b&w, 176 pages, $13.95 USA/$21.50 CAN, CTMPJ03, ISBN 1-56931-644-9, SHIPS 8/31/01 THE WAL COMES CRASHING DOWN Magical Pokémon Journey is the first Pokémon shôjo (girls) manga, with super-cute art and a plot focused on humor and character relationships rather than battling Pokémon. Hazel has a crush on Pokémon trainer Almond, but all Almond loves is catching Pokémon. But because of her friendly nature, the Pokémon like Hazel better! Then, after trying everything to attract Almond, Hazel accepts a proposal by her wizard grandfather who promises to make her a love potion if she collects Pokémon for him! With tons of cute Pokémon for the kids, and plenty of witty humor for older fans, Magical Pokémon Journey is one comic everyone can enjoy. In This Volume: Wal (short for "Walnut") is an aspiring ninja Pokémon trainer, following in the footsteps of his role model Koga. But with a mentality of style over substance, Wal hasn't mastered any techniques and can only lay claim to dressing like a ninja! Even worse, the trainer has become the trainee when Wal's Ditto takes on the role of his ninja master! Can Ditto knock some practical knowledge into Wal's thick skull before he gets into real trouble? Plus, Almond observes a day in the life of Jigglypuff; Hazel finds an Abra; Coconut's love cookies backfire; and much more!
CERES, CELESTIAL LEGEND: VOL 2 VHS--3 episodes per volume, English dubbed, color, stereo, 78 mins., $24.95 USA, ISBN 1-56931-684-8, VACE02 DVD--3 episodes per volume, bilingual, color, stereo, 78 mins., $29.95 USA, DAC02 SHIPS 8/28/01 Yû Watase's newest supernatural manga thriller continues as one of the most anticipated anime series of the year! Aya and her twin brother Aki's destiny is set into motion by the events that happened in the Mikage home on their sixteenth birthday and their lives will never be the same again.for something called Ceres lies in Aya's consciousness and her family is determined to destroy it - even if it means killing her.
RANMA ½ RANDOM RHAPSODY VOL 4: THE DEMON FROM JUSENKYO VHS--3 episodes per volume, English dubbed, color, stereo, 78 mins., $24.95 USA, ISBN 1-56931-602-3, VRRR04 DVD--3 episodes per volume, bilingual, color, stereo, 78 mins., $29.95 USA, DRRR04 SHIPS 8/21/01 THE DEMON FROM JUSENKYO, Part I & II The visitor's log at the curséd springs of Jusenkyo has been stolen by someone...or something. Now all the people who've visited Jusenkyo in the past are systematically being attacked! Ranma and the others at the Tendo Dojo prepare for battle while trying to figure out why someone would be after them. Who will be the next victim of this mysterious enemy? Exciting 2-part episode!
RANMA ½ MARTIAL MAYHEM, SUBTITLED EDITION: NIGHTMARE ON HAPPOSAI STREET 2 episodes per volume, English subtitled, color, stereo, 52 mins., $24.95 USA, VRMMS011, ISBN 1-56931-597-3, SHIPS 8/21/01 WASH THAT FREAK RIGHT OUT OF MY HAIR! For Ranma and the others, the only thing worse than having to live with a perverse martial arts master is being trapped within his perverted dream! Is there any way out of this mental nightmare? Then, insulted by her so-called fiancé one too many times, an indignant Akane washes that Ranma right out of her hair.and into her sister Nabiki's. RANMA ½ MARTIAL MAYHEM, SUBTITLED EDITION: MY KAGEMUSHA, MYSELF 2 episodes per volume, English subtitled, color, stereo, 52 mins., $24.95 USA, VRMMSO12, ISBN 1-56931-598-1, SHIPS 8/21/01 RANMA VS. SHADOW RANMA A carton of Soun and Genma's coveted takoyaki (octopus puffs) goes missing, and the entire household is suspect! It's Rashomon, Tendo Dojo style! Then, because no martial artist can stand up to Ranma's skill, who better to train against than yourself? But is the time Ranma's spending with this shadow-self really good for him?
EAGLE #19: FIRES IN THE PLAIN story & art by Kaiji Kawaguchi, b&w, 104 pages, $6.95 USA/$10.95 CAN, CEA0019, SHIPS 8/24/01 LONE GUNMAN? Yamaoka's in danger of losing his home state of Washington to General Grant when continued efforts don't seem to yield a resolution in the drawn-out Ewing Aerospace strike. Yamaoka must use every trick up his political sleeve to bring the two feuding factions back together and save face. Meanwhile in Arkansas, Al Noah discovers the hard way what Senator Yamoka's newest political hurdle will be-growing anti- Japanese racism in the United States.
CERES, CELESTIAL LEGEND #3 6-issue monthly series, story by Yû Watase, b&w, 32 pages, $2.95 USA/ $4.50 CAN, CAC103, SHIPS 8/24/01 FURTHER DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE Aya's world has gone haywire as her father lies dead while T?ya, her apparent savior, holds a gun to her forehead. Suzumi, Y?hi and Mrs. Q =
race to the rescue, but time is running out! With her grandfather holding all the cards, and still intent on destroying his dangerous granddaughter, can anything save Aya in time?
EL-HAZARD PART 3 #2 6-issue monthly series, story & art by Hidetomo Tsubura, b&w, 32 pages, $2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN CEH0302, SHIPS 8/17/01 THE MOMENT OF TRUTH With everything in place, Galus and his Phantom Tribe brethren prepare to activate the Eye of God. True to form, Jinnai manages to steal Rune Venus away before Galus can force her to activate it. Meanwhile, Makoto discovers the electronic network of El-Hazard, which may be the key to stopping the Phantom Tribe for good, but before he can access it Jinnai orders Ifurita to kill him! Will Ifurita follow orders, or will she listen to her heart instead?
INU-YASHA PART 6 #4 15-issue series, story & art by Rumiko Takahashi, b&w, 40 pages, $2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN, CIY0604, SHIPS 8/10/01 DEMON'S DECEPTION After vanquishing a demon posing as a beautiful woman, Miroku's thoughts turn to long-buried memories of his youth, when a terrible accident changed his life forever. Will returning to his home temple resolve his tangled past, or does death await the cursed monk? Then, Kagome and Inu-Yasha spot Nataku spying on them, but it turns out to be just another of his avatar golems. When will the real Nataku show his face?
NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, BOOK 6 #2 REGULAR--4-issue monthly series, story & art by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, original concept by Gainax, monthly, b&w, 40 pages, $3.25 USA/$5.00 CAN, CEV602 SPECIAL COLLECTOR'S EDITION--4-issue monthly series, story & art by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, original concept by Gainax, monthly, b&w, 40 pages, $3.25 USA/$5.00 CAN, CEVS602, SHIPS 8/24/01 BETWEEN FEAR AND DESIRE Double-sized issue! He never wanted to be part of the war between men and "Angels", but when Shinji's friend Toji is selected to be the Fourth Child, his tough-guy demeanor cracks and he turns to Shinji of all people, for reassurance. Meanwhile, an increasingly lovestruck, yet desperate Asuka throws herself at Kaji in a manner that could only be called age appropriate.
SILENT MÖBIUS: ADVENT #2 6-issue series, story & art by Kia Asamiya, monthly, b&w, 40 pages, $3.25 USA/$5.00 CAN, CSM0902, SHIPS 8/10/01 KNIFE'S EDGE A pivotal point in the Silent Möbius storyline! After a one-year- absence, Katsumi Liqueur comes forward to meet her former A.M.P. companions. But the reunion is bittersweet at best, because Katsumi has changed in her time away from the group-for the worse. Soon, the A.M.P. girls learn the hard way what happens to humans that spend time in the darkness of the shadowy dimension called Nemesis.
RANMA, PART 10 #5 11-issue series, story & art by Rumiko Takahashi, monthly, b&w, 32 pages, $2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN, CRA1005, SHIPS 8/10/01 BRING IT ON It's the day of the great martial arts cheerleading contest and everyone knows that Akane's best just can't cut it. Looks like it's up to girl-type Ranma to save the day! Tension mounts when Mariko's skills sway the eye and heart of Kuno, turning his once adamant affection towards the charismatic-yet-deadly cheerleader. Will Mariko win Kuno away from girl-type Ranma and seal victory? Does Ranma even want to win?
PULP VOL. 5, #9 AUGUST `01 manga anthology, b&w, 184 pages, $5.95 USA/$9.00 CAN, MPU0509, SHIPS 8/3/01 MATURE READERS ONLY The only true adult-oriented manga magazine in America! PULP has 184 pages of sexy, tough, surreal, violent, hilarious manga, plus columns and features written by some of the premier experts in Japanese pop culture. Cinderalla: Cinderalla is put to work doing all the dirty work! What's a poor little half-naked waif to do? Dance Till Tomorrow: Wedding bells ring as Suekichi's big day arrives! Will Suekichi and Miyuki seal their vows.and fates? Even A Monkey Can Draw Manga: Our manga experts explain where ideas come from. Scatological humor abounds! Bakune Young: The Bakune series is back with the simplest yet most provocative of questions-Bakune Young: Dead or Alive? Banana Fish: Ash finally tracks down Dr. Abraham Dawson, the original scientist that worked on Banana Fish. Is it time for Ash's revenge? Uzumaki: When the class scapegoat turns into a snail and becomes the next victim of the spiral phenomenon, how will this affect Kirie and the rest of the school?
ANIMERICA EXTRA VOL. 4 #9 AUGUST `01 manga anthology, b&w, 128 pages, $4.95 USA/$7.95 CAN, MAE0409, SHIPS 8/3/01 THE ANIME FAN'S COMIC MAGAZINE The greatest shojo and shonen manga! A brave young swordswoman who wants to be a prince; an artist, his kissin' cousin, and a doll that came to life; adventure in a fantasy world not unlike ancient China; crime and mystery in the Gothic metropolis of Steam City; and a girl who came from a video tape. 128 pages of beautiful art and stunning stories, plus fan art, manga features and more! Fushigi Yugi: With Tamahome back in the fold, it's time for Miaka to complete her destiny and summon Suzaku. Will everything go as planned? Marionette Generation: Kinoko is being stalked again, but this time the danger is real! Why do all the nuts have to go after her? Revolutionary Girl Utena: Tôga steals a kiss from Utena, but at a price. In exchange, Utena learns more about the duelists and the mysterious Rose Council. Steam Detectives: The rivers will run black with oil as Goriki and Shadow Bolt #3 battle for supremacy in the streets and canals of Steam City! Video Girl Ai: A desperate phone call from Ai interrupts Yota & Nobuko in a very intimate moment.
ANIMERICA Vol. 9 #8 anime & manga monthly, color and b&w, 96 pages, $4.95 USA/$7.95 CAN, MAN0908, SHIPS 8/17/01 The best magazine for anime fans! Fascinating features on the latest and greatest anime, exclusive interviews, news on what's new in Japan and what's arriving soon in America, plus exclusive columns, interviews with voice-actors, anime reviews, video games, model kits and how to build them, anime soundtracks, and Leiji Matsumoto's GALAXY EXPRESS 999 manga. Remember, If It's Anime in America, It's Gotta be ANIMERICA!