Out This Month
  • A Certain Magical Index, Vol. 11 (light novel)

    by Kazuma Kamachi, Kiyotaka Haimura

     

    Life has mostly returned to normal for the high schooler who knows nothing but misfortune, Touma Kamijou. But in a stroke of unbelievably good luck, he manages to snag two tickets for an overseas getaway trip! Of course, Kamijou is a veteran by now and immediately searches for a sinister trap or a hidden downside to this strange turn of events.
    Unable to find anything obviously wrong, he anxiously sets off with Index to visit Venice, the “City of Water.” Could this actually be a chance to rest, sightsee, and maybe even have a heart—throbbing romantic rendezvous? Just as Kamijou begins to relax and enjoy himself, he can’t help but notice some strangely familiar faces hanging around…Is everything really going Kamijou’s way for once, or is there something more to this too—good—to—be—true adventure??

     

  • Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody, Vol. 2 (light novel)

    by Hiro Ainana

     

    Living in a gamelike fantasy world, Satou Suzuki is in no hurry to get back to his “death march” at home. He’s content to take in the sights of Seiryuu City, go to a play with his friend Zena, and take care of the five girls in his party. After he discovers one of them was summoned from Japan like him, though, he prepares for a journey to learn more—until another friend is kidnapped by an evil sorcerer!

     

  • My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected, Vol. 2 (light novel)

    by Wataru Watari, Ponkan 8

     

    Hachiman Hikigaya’s life has changed little since being forced to join the Service Club. Sure, he now spends his time after school in the company of the icy Yukino Yukinoshita and bubbly airhead Yui Yuigahama, but his warped personality still ensures that he won’t wring a moment’s enjoyment from his insufferable school life. When someone starts trolling his class with hateful e—mails, though, and the Service Club is enlisted to help solve the case, Hachiman’s “unique” perspective as an outsider might finally come in handy…or he could still just be a loser.

     

  • Overlord, Vol. 4 (light novel)

    by Kugane Maruyama, so-bin

     

    One day, in a peaceful lizardman village, an ominous messenger visits with a warning from the Great Tomb of Nazarick: In eight days’ time, they will be annihilated. Unwilling to stand by and wait, the fighter and traveler Zaryusu journeys to the other lizardman tribes—who have received the same message—hoping to form an alliance against their impossibly strong opponent. But though the warriors try valiantly to resist, Ainz Ooal Gown and his undead army hold the power to determine their fate…

     

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    Spice and Wolf, Vol. 15 (light novel)

    by Isuna Hasekura

     

    The Myuri mercenary band—a troop named for one of Holo’s old comrades. In order to find them, Lawrence and Holo make for Lesko, a town dominated by the copper—trading Debau Company. Rumors of the Debau Company’s schemes to both open more mines and seize control of the northern lands swirl, along with rumors that they’re concentrating military power in the town in preparation. But when Lawrence and Holo arrive in Lesko, they discover a surprisingly cheerful and peaceful place. What is really happening? Find out as the final act of Holo the Wisewolf and Lawrence the traveling merchant’s long journey draws close to its end!

     

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    Spice and Wolf, Vol. 16 (light novel)

    by Isuna Hasekura

     

    The introduction of a new currency in the town of Lesko has filled Lawrence with boundless optimism, but his dreams come to a sudden and harsh end when two men from the Debau Company present him with a grim token—Col’s traveling bag. With his young friend’s safety threatened and the stability of the town suddenly in doubt, Lawrence’s plans to open a shop are dashed. Separated from Holo yet again, he finds himself a forced participant in a desperate scheme to reclaim the Debau Company from the nobility who now control it. But when mercenary armies clash in the mountains, what will become of Lawrence and Holo? For good or ill, the finale of their tale is at hand!

     

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    Spice and Wolf, Vol. 17 (light novel)

    by Isuna Hasekura

     

    Several years have passed since the incidents surrounding the Coin of the Sun. Having received a letter from Holo, Norah the former shepherdess and Eve the merchant woman travel north—and on the way, they end up in the same wagon as Diana the alchemist! Were Lawrence and Holo able to find happiness for themselves? In addition to an epilogue covering the days immediately after the events of Volume 16, this final book in the Spice and Wolf series includes three new short stories!

     

  • Strike the Blood, Vol. 6 (light novel)

    by Gakuto Mikumo, Manyako

    When all the students depart for a school field trip to the mainland, Kojou is delighted to hear that he’ll finally get a chance to be free of observation for at least a little while, whereas Yukina has mixed feelings about the whole situation. But events move quickly when an alchemist by the name of Kou Amatsuka appears, with the goal of reviving the holy grail of alchemy—a liquid—metal life—form known as “Wiseman’s Blood.” As the crisis deepens, even Asagi becomes involved when this alchemist’s relic grows more and more uncontrollable. What can the world’s strongest vampire do?!

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    Sword Art Online 1: Aincrad (light novel)

    by Reki Kawahara

     

    Read the novel that ignited the phenomenon!
    In the year 2022, gamers rejoice as Sword Art Online — a VRMMORPG (Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) like no other — debuts, allowing players to take full advantage of the ultimate in gaming technology: NerveGear, a system that allows users to completely immerse themselves in 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…

     

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    Sword Art Online 2: Aincrad (light novel)

    by Reki Kawahara

    Linked up and logged into the deadly VMMORPG “Sword Art Online” in both the real and virtual worlds, Kirito is stuck in a hell of one man’s making, and like everyone else, unable to escape until the game is beaten. But while some players are crippled by fear and others throw themselves into completing the game, still others relax into everyday life in the face of their cruel predicament and live to the best of their ability…laughing, crying, but always enjoying the game. Among them are four women who make a mark upon the solo adventurer that Kirito has become: Silica, the beast—tamer; Lisbeth, the blacksmith; Yui, the mysterious orphan; and the tragic Sachi, never to be forgotten by the black swordsman…

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    Sword Art Online 3: Fairy Dance (light novel)

    by Reki Kawahara

     

    Kirito has escaped Sword Art Online, the forbidden VRMMORPG of death, and returned to reality. He heads off to find his game partner and lover, Asuna Yuuki. But Asuna never made it back from the nightmare. Lost and desperate, Kirito’s only clue to her virtual whereabouts is a mysterious screenshot of Asuna as a fairy trapped in a giant birdcage. His conclusion: She must be trapped within the new, high—powered VRMMORPG, ALfheim Online. Now Kirito must plunge into the world of ALO, where players are fairies who fly gracefully through the air!

     

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    Sword Art Online 4: Fairy Dance (light novel)

    by Reki Kawahara

     

    Read the novel that ignited the phenomenon!
    Kirito plunges into a suspicious new VRMMORPG called ALfheim Online to rescue Asuna, who never returned from Sword Art Online. ALO offers many features to entertain players in the wake of SAO: ultra—high—end graphics, action—heavy gameplay, a choice of fairy races, and a next—generation flight engine. Playing as a spriggan, Kirito heads for the location of Asuna’s prison—the top of the World Tree, the final destination of every player in the game! Along the way, Kirito nearly falls to a plot hatched by the enemy salamanders, just barely surviving the ordeal with the help of a sylph named Leafa and his Navigation Pixie, Yui. But just as Kirito and Leafa make it to the foot of the World Tree, the end of their quest in sight, each realizes the other has a very big secret…

     

  • your name. (light novel)

    by Makoto Shinkai

     

    Mitsuha, a high school girl living in a small town in the mountains, has a dream that she’s a boy living in Tokyo. Taki, a high school boy in Tokyo, dreams he’s a girl living in a quaint little mountain town. Sharing bodies, relationships, and lives, the two become inextricably interwoven—but are any connections truly inseverable in the grand tapestry of fate?
    Written by director MAKOTO SHINKAI during the production of the film by the same title, your name. is in turns funny, heartwarming, and heart—wrenching as it follows the struggles of two young people determined to hold on to one another.

     

Next Month
  • Sword Art Online 5: Phantom Bullet (light novel)
  • Sword Art Online 6 (light novel)
  • Sword Art Online 7 (light novel)
  • Sword Art Online Progressive 1 (light novel)
  • Sword Art Online Progressive 2 (light novel)
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