NABARI NO OU by Yuhki Kamatani

nabari_1 Apathetic schoolboy Miharu Rokujou is content to meander through life in the sleepy village of Banten. But his quiet existence is shattered when the Grey Wolves of Iga, a powerful ninja clan, attempt to kidnap him in broad daylight. Only then does Miharu discover that the ultimate power of the hidden ninja realm — a power that can do both great good and great harm — is sealed within his body. As battles erupt among rival ninja clans seeking to control him, Miharu must overcome his apathy and learn the ways of the ninja if he wants any shot at survival!
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NABARI NO OU Volume 1
by Yuhki Kamatani 

May 2009 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-3003-4 | $10.99 ($11.99) | 192 pages | 5”x 7.5″ | Older Teen

Apathetic schoolboy Miharu Rokujou is content to meander through life in the sleepy village of Banten. But his quiet existence is shattered when the Grey Wolves of Iga, a powerful ninja clan, attempt to kidnap him in broad daylight. Only then does Miharu discover that the ultimate power of the hidden ninja realm — a power that can do both great good and great harm — is sealed within his body. As battles erupt among rival ninja clans seeking to control him, Miharu must overcome his apathy and learn the ways of the ninja if he wants any shot at survival!

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NABARI NO OU Volume 2
by Yuhki Kamatani 

October 2009 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-3036-2 | $10.99 ($12.99) | 192 pages | 5”x 7.5″ | Older Teen

As the besieged Fuuma village recovers from the Grey Wolves’ attack, its leader suggests Miharu and company adopt the objective of those who laid waste to his village: stealing the forbidden arts of other ninja clans. Shocked, the ninja of Banten are left to wonder just how far will not only Miharu’s enemies, but also his allies, go to possess the Shinra Banshou…and at what cost?

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NABARI NO OU Volume 3
by Yuhki Kamatani 

March 2010 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-3065-2 | $10.99 ($12.99) | 192 pages | 5”x 7.5″ | Older Teen

The Hidden World seems less and less hidden as Togakushi Village approaches the ninjas of Banten with a proposition: In return for their help in taking out an eminent scientist-turned-weapons developer in the surface world, Togakushi will hand over their forbidden art scroll. But this job offer comes with strings attached as Togakushi’s mind-reading chief holds Banten’s deepest, darkest secrets hostage and threatens to reveal all if they refuse to play nice! Will Kumohira-sensei’s decidedly peace-loving way of the ninja allow him to cover his hands in blood?!

NABARI NO OU Volume 4
by Yuhki Kamatani 

July 2010 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-3087-4 | $10.99 ($12.99) | 192 pages | 5”x 7.5″ | Older Teen

In the midst of the climactic confrontation between the Banten shinobi hired to assassinate Dr. Frosty and the Grey Wolves hired to protect him, Togakushi’s chief turns her heart-reading powers upon the tortured Yoite. But even though she underhandedly gains knowledge of his secrets by doing so, little does she expect that her actions will unleash the Kira Master’s wrath and send Yoite flying out of control! As the ninja of Banten look on, each with a different purpose at heart, their paths will diverge under the pressure of two forbidden arts coming head-to-head…

NABARI NO OU Volume 5
by Yuhki Kamatani 

November 2010 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-3112-3 | $10.99 ($12.50) | 192 pages | 5”x 7.5″ | Older Teen

Stripped of her sword Kurogamon by her traitorous elder brother, the hospitalized Raimei is forced to face up to the demons brought on by the battle with Raikou. Still, Raimei is not one to take life’s blows lying down, and she decides to confront her brother once more. Standing in her way, however, is another member of the Grey Wolves! But instead of instigating another fight, this enemy has a story to tell…a story that will shatter the truth to which Raimei has been clinging for all these years…

NABARI NO OU Volume 6
by Yuhki Kamatani 

March 2011 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-3128-4 | $11.99 ($13.50) | 176 pages | 5”x 7.5″ | Older Teen

Having made the decision to secretly join Iga’s Grey Wolves, Miharu begins life as a member of the enemy ranks! Under the pretext of accepting an invitation from the long-hidden Kouga village to participate in an intellectual exchange among residents of the Nabari world, the apathetic vessel of the Shinra Banshou sets out with his new allies to steal Kouga’s forbidden art scroll. But Iga is not the only shinobi village to whom the clever Kouga have opened their doors! Banten and Fuuma have also sent shinobi to the conference, and all those present—especially the Kouga—have their own interests to serve!

NABARI NO OU Volume 7
by Yuhki Kamatani 

July 2011 | ISBN: 978-0-316-07312-7 | $11.99 ($12.99) | 208 pages | 5”x 7.5″ | Older Teen

What was supposed to be a peaceful discourse on the state of the Nabari world descends into chaos as the students of Alya Academy throw themselves headlong into an attack against the very shinobi they invited to their school. Their purpose? To fulfill the grisly requirements of the cure-all forbidden art, Daya, to revive the beloved leader of Kouga village! As Miharu’s former allies from Banten and current ones from the Grey Wolves form an uneasy alliance to stay alive, the no-longer-apathetic vessel of the Shinra Banshou reaches out to the secret art in a desperate bid to save Yoite. In the midst of such emotional and physical chaos, will it answer his call?

NABARI NO OU Volume 8
by Yuhki Kamatani

November 2011 | ISBN: 978-0-316-07313-4 | $11.99 ($12.99) | 192 pages | 5”x 7.5″ | Older Teen 

The aftermath of the confrontation at Alya Academy finds Yoite even more broken than before and the four forbidden art scrolls now in the hands of the Grey Wolves. As the remaining Banten shinobi regroup, Kouichi decides to reveal his shocking past to his allies. But it proves to be the last straw for Tobari, holder of the final remaining forbidden art scroll—Engetsurin— who is spurred into making a sudden decision that will send all the players in the Hidden World out on the hunt for him…

NABARI NO OU Volume 9
by Yuhki Kamatani

February 2012 | ISBN: 978-0-316-20480-4 | $11.99 ($12.99) | 192 pages | 5”x 7.5″ | Older Teen 

As Yoite’s condition worsens, Yukimi’s mind drifts, eventually settling on the mystery of the dying Kira user’s past. Acting independently at the cost of his assigned mission, the Grey Wolves’ resident journalist sets off in search of the truth about his ward’s life with little to guide him. Left to their own devices, Yoite and Miharu break free of Hattori and the Grey Wolves when they learn that the leader of the pack knows much more about them than he has ever let on! On their own and on the run, the two do their best to stay alive and solve the puzzle of the Shinra Banshou. But in the world of shinobi, death is never very far behind…

NABARI NO OU Volume 10
by Yuhki Kamatani

May 2012 | ISBN: 978-0-316-20481-1 | $11.99 ($12.99) | 192 pages | 5”x 7.5″ | Older Teen 

Yukimi’s search for the true Yoite ends with a name—”Sora”—and a cruel history best left alone. A lonely soul who wandered into the Nabari world, Yoite has seen his chance to wander back out of it long since fade away, and with each passing second, his very life follows suit. Knowing now the horror of his ward’s past, Yukimi races back to Yoite—but is it too late?

NABARI NO OU Volume 11
by Yuhki Kamatani

August 2012 | ISBN: 978-0-316-20482-8 | $11.99 ($12.99) | 192 pages | 5”x 7.5″ | Older Teen 

The Shinra Banshou now activated, Miharu has finally become the Nabari no Ou, the king of the Hidden World. But at what price? Something has been lost, but no one seems to remember what—or who—it is. All that remains is a hollow in the hearts and minds of Miharu and those around him, Yukimi perhaps most of all. With their world forever changed by the events that have come to pass, the unspoken power of the Shinra Banshou looms, and Tobari, having failed to protect Miharu once already, devotes his energies to finding a way to extract and seal off the secret art for good.

NABARI NO OU Volume 12
by Yuhki Kamatani

November 2012 | ISBN: 978-0-316-20483-5 | $11.99 ($12.99) | 192 pages | 5”x 7.5″ | Older Teen 

Who is friend, and who is foe? Kouichi and Shijima once fought alongside Raimei and Banten, but now they cannot see eye to eye with the revived Shimizu clan, whose top priority is the nullification of the secret art. Is it the unavoidable destiny of two old friends to take up arms against each other? As the lines of alliance blur with conflict, the story of the Shinra Banshou reels wildly on, with Kotarou Fuuma, the Nabari realm’s biggest power player, smiling to himself knowingly, while pulling all the strings…

NABARI NO OU Volume 13
by Yuhki Kamatani

February 2013 | ISBN: 978-0-316-20485-9 | $11.99 ($12.99) | 192 pages | 5”x 7.5″ | Older Teen 

Like her son, Asahi Rokujou was once the Nabari no Ou, ruler of the Hidden World. And ten years ago, a torrent of greed and madness surged through the shinobi realm, with her at the center of the chaos; the memories of the events that came to pass that one fateful day then vanished from the minds of all involved. However, one man—Tobari Durendal Kumohira—retains what was forgotten a decade earlier… The cruel truth he finally shares with Miharu will be the last step on the stairway the new ruler must ascend to assume his throne…

NABARI NO OU Volume 14
by Yuhki Kamatani 

June 2013 | ISBN: 978-0-316-20486-6 | $11.99 ($12.99) | 192 pages | 5”x 7.5″ | Older Teen

His forgotten memories now returned to him, Miharu Rokujou takes the throne as Nabari no Ou, ruler of the Hidden World, with unwavering resolve. This choice is made in part to reclaim the “someone” who was his other half-the half ripped from him. At long last, two souls torn asunder are about to be reunited…

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