GONE MISSIN’

On the other side of a wormhole somewhere in Japan is the Holy Eldant Empire, a fantasy world with dragons flying around and everything! Kanou Shinichi is the general manager of Amutech, an interdimensional commerce company created to introduce otaku culture to this new world.

But wouldn’t you know it, he’s been kidnapped! The Eldant Empire’s longtime enemy, Bahairam, is behind it—but what’s that? There are political factors at play that mean _no one_ is going to help him?! Shinichi’s loyal maid, Myusel, is determined to rescue her “master” herself. Can she and a small group of volunteers succeed in saving Shinichi? Just what kind of a place is Bahairam, anyway? What could have driven them to this astonishing abduction? And just what tricks does the rescue squad have up its sleeve? We can’t tell you, but you can bet it’ll be otaku to the bone!

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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.