Ever since a cosmic phone call brought the four literal young goddesses Belldandy, Urd, Skuld — and, like an occasional vowel, Peorth — to live in college student Keiichi’s residence, his personal life has been turned upside down, sideways, and sometimes even into strange dimensions!

The appearance of the Fifth Goddess has heralded a darker turn in the story — as we are reminded that behind the adorable form of chibi-Hild lies a fearsome demonic intent. Her surprise attack on the Goddesses begins by unleashing the beast Tenshikui, the Eater of Angels, which strips the angelic companions from Urd and Peorth’s bodies! The stricken pair cannot survive long in this state… and Belldandy is the next target. But the Fifth Goddess is of a different order than her comrades — not a Norn, but a grim Valkyrie, she stands holding a long axe to defend the fallen!

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Ajin, Volume 13: Demi-Human

One of the top-selling manga in Japan today, with the first four volumes having sold more than 2,300,000 units since March 2013, now hits North American shores. AJIN combines super-natural themes with sci-fi action for a very modern high-paced yarn that should compete with most popular current manga and comic titles.

The Goal: A Business Graphic Novel

Alex Rogo is a harried plant manager who has been given 90 days to save his failing factory. If he doesn’t improve the plant’s performance, corporate headquarters will close it down and hundreds of workers will lose their jobs. It takes a chance meeting with Jonah, a former professor, to help him break out of his conventional thinking and figure out what needs to be done. As Alex identifies the plant’s problems and works with his team to find solutions, the reader gains an understanding of the fundamental concepts behind the Theory of Constraints. Visual and fun to read, The Goal: A Business Graphic Novel offers an accessible introduction to the Theory of Constraints concepts presented in The Goal, the business novel on which it was based. 

Interviews with Monster Girls 7

They were once feared and forced to live in the shadows. But as modern society grew more enlightened, human beings began to realize that monsters like succubi, dullahans, and vampires deserve public services as much as anyone. Still, a girls’ high school for monsters? It sounds like a nightmare, but for one man it’s a dream job.