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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2008

TOKYOPOP FOR FEBRUARY

LUUNA VOLUME 1

Written by Nicolas Keramidas, art by Didier Crisse.

The daughter of the tribal chief, Luuna is getting ready for her initiation night, a traditional right of passage during which sheÝll enter the forest alone to find her totem. But the night chosen for her ceremony is unlucky, and so although Luuna finds her spirits˝one black wolf, one white -- she must pay with a curse that will change her life forever.

112 pages, $12.99.

TSUBASA: THOSE WITH WINGS VOLUME 1

By Natsuki Takaya.

Kotobuki is an ex-thief who tries to find a job for herself by traveling with Raimon. He used to be a military commander and would always run after Kotobuki, but he now has to fulfill his dream, which is to forget about thievery and get into the militia and to live with Kotobuki forever. However, people seeking the Tsubasa, a legendary object that grants wishes, never stop causing them trouble. Everyone is trying to claim it as their own -- and use Kotobuki and Raimon's skills to do so!

380 pages, black and white, $14.99.

FRUITS BASKET VOLUME 22

By Natsuki Takaya.

Kyo finally makes the decision to stop running from his fears and confront his birth father. But how will he react to his father's pressure to accept an unwanted truth?

192 pages, black and white, $9.99.

STAR TREK ULTIMATE EDITION

Written by Chris Dows , Christine Boylan, David Gerrold, Diane Duane, Jim Alexander, Joshua Ortega, Mike Barr, Mike Wellman, Paul Benjamin, Rob Tokar, Troy Lewter and Wil Wheaton, art by Bettina Kurkoski , Don Hudson, EJ Su, Gregory Giovanni Johnson, Jeong-Mo Yang, Makoto Nakatsuka, Michael Shelfer, Nam Kim and Steven Cummings.

The original Star Trek manga trilogy is collected here in this ultimate collection. A bonus fold-out poster features art from celebrated comic Arthur Adams. And one story from the original anthologies as voted on by the fans will be printed in color!

320 pages, black and white, $19.99,

SAMURAI DEEPER KYO VOLUME 33

By Akimine Kamijyo.

Having now defeated both Yuan and Tokito, our intrepid band continues forth to Hishigi's stronghold. There, they find a laboratory full of children˝"test-tube babies"˝with crimson eyes created as part of the experiment to reconstruct the Mibu Clan! Meanwhile, Yukimura attempts to save both Sakuya and Yuya from the former Crimson King and his manservant, Chinmei. But the king proves himself powerful, almost too powerful...

192 pages, black and white, $9.99.

MAMOTTE SHUGOGETTEN VOLUME 4

By Minene Sakurano.

Shao is lonely because Tasuke only has time for Kiryuu's challenges. Shouko lies to Shao again and tells her that if two people only speak to each other for the duration of the first rain of the rainy season, they will be happy that summer. Shao believes this and tries to make it come true! Meanwhile, Kaori is preparing for Tanabata, when legend says the stars will make her dream come true. Her dream is to look at the night sky with Tasuke. Takashi tries to make this wish come true for her. But just when he thinks he failed, he inadvertently helps grant her wish!

440 pages, black and white, $14.99.

GETBACKERS: INFINITY FORTRESS VOLUME 3

Written by Yuya Aoki, art by Rando Ayamine.

Ban Mido has the power to create illusions in people's minds. Ginji Amano has the power to amplify electricity. Together they are the invincible retrieval team known as the GetBackers! ...Ban and Ginji have accepted a job from the vile Dr. Akabane. But before they can take it on, they're going to have to survive some serious training at Maria's shop. And once Ginji finds out the truth behind Ban's role in Himiko's brother's death, will he still trust his long-time partner...?

192 pages, black and white, $9.99.

WARCRAFT: LEGENDS VOLUME 3

Christie Golden, Dan Jolley, Richard A. Knaak and Troy Lewter, art by Carlos Olivares, Jae-Hwan Kim, Kenny Ruiz and Qing Ping Mui.

Some of the world's best manga creators join together to bring the world of Warcraft to life as never before!

192 pages, black and white, $10.99.

LOVE ATTACK VOLUMES 4, 5 & 6

By Shizuru Seino.

Chiemi is good at many things, most of which involve fighting, but a match-maker she is not. After many attempts to get Yukari together with Ohno, she's succeeded only in making both parties royally ticked off˝at her! But Chiemi is never one to give up easily. Co-opting a reluctant Hirata, she sets off on one last doozy of a plan to bring the two together once and for all...

Volume 4, 192 pages, black and white, $9.99.

Volume 5, 192 pages, black and white, $9.99.

Volume 6, 192 pages, black and white, $9.99.

SPEED GRAPHER -- MANGA VOLUME 3

By Tomozo.

Saiga and Ginza continue to fight the two Euphorias, who succeed in abducting Kagura. Saiga is determined to get her back from Suitengu and solve the mystery of his condition, but as he and Ginza go into the Tennouzu Group building, they face a battle so difficult, they may not make it out alive...

192 pages, black and white, $10.99.

PEACE MAKER KUROGANE VOLUME 1

By Nanae Chrono.

Three months have passed since the Ikedaya Incident that crushed the anti-shogunate rebellion and propelled the Shinsengumi, Kyoto's now-official police, into history as Kyoto's premium peacekeeping force. But there is no rest for the peaceful, including one unexpected threat to the Shinsengumi: Sakamoto Ryouma, the cowboy samurai who fights with guns instead of swords. He's dead set on recruiting Tetsu into his new international peacekeeping force. But an even greater threat lurks in the form of Suzu, Tetsu's estranged friend and rival who served the murder of Tetsu's parents and is now spiraling rapidly into vengeful insanity...

192 pages, black and white, $10.99.

NG LIFE VOLUME 1

By Mizuho Kusanagi.

A high school boy is the reincarnation of a citizen of Pompei, and his friends around him are all also reincarnated (although they don't remember it the way he does). His wife from the past is now a middle school boy, and his best friend from the past is now a cute girl! Lots of comedy and gender confusion ensue!

192 pages, black and white, $9.99.

ME & MY BROTHERS VOLUME 7

By Hari Tokeino.

Midterms are coming up, and Sakura's been so busy worrying about telling Masashi how she feels that she hasn't had any time to study! So Naka-chan decides that Sonomura will join them at Sakura's house for a cram session. The first step is to get all the love concerns out of the way, but while they're talking, Masashi overhears Naka-chan telling Sonomura that Sakura likes Masashi. With all these distractions, will Sakura ever pass?

192 pages, black and white, $9.99.

ARIA VOLUME 5

By Kozue Amano.

One-hundred and fifty years in the future, terraforming on Mars has caused its polar ice caps to melt, covering 90 percent of the planet's surface with water and making it habitable for humans. Mars is now referred to as Aqua, the water planet. Enter Akari, who leaves Earth for Aqua to become a gondolier, known on Aqua as an undine. In Aria Volume 5, Akrai welcomes the second spring on Aqua. She has the pleasure accompanying the president of the Aria Company on some errands, and she meets a talented singing undine, one of the elite Three Major Fairies!

192 pages, black and white, $9.99.

THE TWELVE KINGDOMS HARDCOVER EDITION VOLUME 3: THE VAST SPREAD OF THE SEAS POP-FICTION NOVEL

By Fuyumi Ono.

Rokuta, a kirin, had been transported to Japan in eggfruit form before his birth for protection, but was soon abandoned and left to live in the mountains. At the same time, a young boy in the En Kingdom named Koya was also abandoned by his parents, later to be picked up and raised by demonic beasts. Rokuta and Koya meet briefly at this age. Twenty years later, they meet again. But this time, Koya has come to kidnap Rokuta! Can the En kingdom survive without their kirin?

32 pages, black and white, $16.99.

SHINOBI LIFE VOLUME 2

By Shoko Conami.

After Kagetora decided to go back to the future with Beni, he tries hard to adapt to the lifestyle of the present. Everything seems to be going fine until they meet a strange classmate, Rihito Iwatsuru, who seems to be hiding something. As Kagetora and Beni grow closer and reaffirm their interest in one another, Beni's father reminds Kagetora that he is a mere bodyguard and nothing more. What's more, he reveals that he has already arranged Beni to get married ... to Iwatsuru!

192 pages, black and white, $9.99.

TACTICS VOLUME 8

Written by Kazuko Higashiyama, art by Sakura Kinoshita.

The last part of the Chimera arc comes to a close as Kantarou and Haruka battle Minamoto and Sakata. Haruka finally puts Kantarou's worries to rest as he announces his loyalty and friendship to Kantarou, but the fight ends in a draw after Minamoto kills Tsugumi and is then carried off by his ever loyal bodyguard, Watanabe. The bellows where weapons for the government were being made are destroyed, as is the tetsuzan hisho˝that rules the villagers lives˝hence setting them all free. In the end, Haruka reassures Kantarou that he'll eventually fill him in as to his mysterious past Master...

192 pages, black and white, $9.99.

FLCL VOLUME 3

Written by Yoji Enokido.

In an unpredictable accident, Naota kisses Haruko. His father, Kamon is witness to their kiss and challenges him to a winner-takes-all duel. Naota thinks it to be foolish but can't turn down Haruko. Mamimi starts to act strangely when she sees how Naota's relationship with Haruko has developed. Could it possibly be...jealousy?

192 pages, black and white, $9.99.



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