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Dungeon Parade 1: A Dungeon Too Many by Joann Sfar, Lewis Trondheim & Manu Larcenet (Nantier Beall Minoustchine Publishing April 2007 / $9.95) - From back of book: The Parade branch of this great saga happens between the 1st and 2nd volumes of Zenith and presents light humorous storiees of the adventures of Marvin the vegetarian dragon warrior and Herbert the Timorous. In this volume, the ultimate horror: Dungeon has competition! Right in front of their noses, another dungeon has sprung up and is attracting away the adventurers Dungeon makes a lucrative business of luring then plundering and massacring. Unacceptable! Marvin and Herbert are on the case. (see review)

Battle Vixens Volume 11 by Yuji Shiozaki (TokyoPop 11 April 2007 / $9.99) - From back of book: After Kyosho High is almost robbed of their Hyahuhekitou -- the Hundred Stoned Sword -- the leaders of Kyosho hold a meeting to try to figure out who would attempt to steal the sacred blade. Could there be a spy pretending to be a student at Kyosho?! (Source: TokyoPop)

Because I'm the Goddess 3 by Shamneko (TokyoPop 10 April 2007 / $9.99) - From back of book: The grand conclusion. Secrets revealed. Grudges unleashed. Goddesses exposed. When a truck smashes into Auntie's restaurant, it looks like it was more than just an accident. And while the gang scrambles to find another place to live, the Ibara family again comes after Aoi and Pandora. But who's behind the Ibara family? And who's then behind the people behind the Ibara family? And how does this involve our favorite little chainsmoking feline Mattsun? (Source: TokyoPop)

Chibi Vampire Volume 4 by Yuna Kagesaki (TokyoPop 10 April 2007 / $9.99) - From back of book: Fighting temptation for quite awhile, Karin has been able to stave off the urge to bite the handsome, if misfortunate, Kenta Usui. Instead, she tries to do nice things for him, but, alas, this is becoming more and more difficult. Deep down, is there some romance blooming between them? If the gossip floating through the school halls is any indication, Karin might as well bite the boy who's causing her so much confusion. (Source: TokyoPop)

Dragon Head 6 by Minetaro Mochizuki (TokyoPop 10 April 2007 / $9.99) - From back of book: As Ako and Nimura continue their trek to save Teru's life, they encounter a town full of people who are contemplating the unimaginable to escape the pain and suffering that's befallen the world. But salvation may have arrived in the form of a mysterious young man, with a scar on his head, who whispers the words "Dragon Head"... (Source: TokyoPop)

Grenadier 3 by Sousuke Kaise (TokyoPop 10 April 2007 / $9.99) - From back of book: After battling it out with Banmaru Zoushi's mechanical puppet--the Kibanten--Rushuna and Yajiro bid farewell to the denizens of the Peach Blossom...but not before they gain a new member. The trio is advised to travel to the capital in order to find Rushuna's mentor, who holds possible answers about her past. But word spreads of Banmaru's defeat, and an unhappy court sends out a Juttensen to kill Rushuna before her victory brings hope to anti-Imperialist factions... (Source: TokyoPop)

iD_eNTITY Volume 9 by Hee-Joon Son (TokyoPop 10 April 2007 / $9.99) - From back of book: Even though the Monster King has the world caught in his clutches and his reign of terror seems merciless and without end, that does not cause Roto and Basara from turning down a good mano-a-mano. First, they must destroy the devilish Cube to continue their quest. But after a surprise attack turns one of our heroes to stone, will this finally be "Game Over"? (Source: TokyoPop)

Kamiyadori Volume 2 by Kei Sanbe (TokyoPop 10 April 2007 / $9.99) - From back of book: Vivi and Rady are trapped in the Deep Isolation Temple, hiding from Yotsume and his malicious army. Will Jillald stop Yotsume before he finds them? The worst has yet to come as the virus extends its deadly grip throughout the land and touches one of our heroes... (Source: TokyoPop)

King City Volume 1 by Brandon Scott Graham (TOKYOPOP 01 April 2007 / $9.99) - Book Description: Joe is a young man with no home, no purpose, and almost no friends...though he does have a very special cat. With a simple injection, Joe's cat can be anything: a weapon, a tool, or even a cuddly companion. But what--if anything--can transform Joe? Whatever it is, it can probably be found in King City, an outrageous semi-futuristic city full of spy gangs, alien porn, and reasonably priced diners. (see review)

Little Queen 2 by Yeon-Joo Kim (TokyoPop 10 April 2007 / $9.99) - From back cover: Demons invade the Academy, intent on capturing Sejuru... But what is it about the mysterious young student? Sejuru desperately tries to fight them off, but is soon overcome despite a valiant effort. Sensing her friends is in mortal danger, June breaks free form the confines of the Academy Library and comes to Sejuru's defense. But will it be enough? (Source: TokyoPop)

Priest 16: Zealot's March by Min-Woo Hyung (TokyoPop 10 April 2007 / $9.99) - From back cover: As the Order of St. Vertinez descends, death comes to Windtale. But this time, it will be up to Coburn to save the town and ensure that the residents escape with their lives...and their souls. (see review)

RG Veda Volume 9 by CLAMP (TokyoPop 10 April 2007 / $9.99) - Book Description: The breakout manga that put CLAMP on the map! At the dawn of creation, the world was a beautiful and tranquil place. Gods and humans lived peacefully together under the Heavenly Emperor's rule. But Taishakuten, a powerful warlord, rebelled against the King, and a violent, chaotic age began....Three hundred years later, Kuyou, the strongest warrior in the land, hears the prophetic words of a revered stargazer: Six Stars will one day assemble and overthrow this bloody reign. Now, the quest begins to find the Six Stars and fulfill the prophecy before the heavens are torn apart! (Source: TokyoPop)

Rising Stars of Manga - UK & Ireland Edition Volume 2 by Avalaible Not (TokyoPop 10 April 2007 / $9.99) - From back of book: In Rising Stars of Manga--United Kingdom and Ireland, TOKYOPOP has awarded 8 aspiring artists and writers a unique opportunity to be published and received a well-deserved jump start on their creattive careers. (Source: TokyoPop)

Rozen Maiden 4 by Peach-Pit (Tokyopop 10 April 2007 / $9.99) - From back of book: Jun is back surfing the 'Net, looking for clues about Shinku's arm and what he saw in his dream. But the closer he comes to finding answers, the more he learns about a twisted world of revenge and deception between two brother. He finds Souseiseki's master, who is ready to take her back if she promises to help find the person responsible for his brother's death. But is history as he remembers it? His own delusion may cost the Rozen Maiden dolls dearly. (Source: Tokyopop)

Saiyuki Reload 7 by Kazuya Minekura (TokyoPop 10 April 2007 / $9.99) - Book Description: An unknown entity has almost killed Goku and Sanzo, Gojyo, and Hakkai don't know if he will live or die. Hakkai suggests they pull off Goku's diadem. No one seems ready for what is about to happen. Facing Goku in youkai form may be more than they bargained for - and may cost them their lives! (Source: TokyoPop)

Soul Rescue 2 by Aya Kanno (TokyoPop 10 April 2007 / $9.99) - From back of book: As Renji and Kaito continue to make their rounds on Earth, they arrive on an island where they happen upon the princess Shalala, who has found herself caught in an amorous arrangement--she has been made the island king's fiancé because of the superstitious lore that says they must be wed. Shalala goes into hiding, and confides in Renji that everyone must find that special someone to love--which Kaito reminds Renji is forbidden for angels to do. But how can something feel so right ...and be so wrong? (Source: TokyoPop)

Tactics Volume 1 by Kazuko Higashiyama & Sakura Kinoshita (TokyoPop 10 April 2007 / $9.99) - Book Description: Meet Kantarou, a folklore scholar living in the Taisho period. Ever since he was a child, he has been able to see and talk to various spirits. But now that Kantarou's all grown up, he moonlights as an exorcist solving the problems of ghosts and demons...all with the help of Haruka, the legendary demon-eating tengu! Throw in some supernatural elements, a bit of Japanese mythology, and plenty of pretty boys...and you guessed it--the manga that influenced the popular anime begins right here! (Source: TokyoPop)

Utopia's Avenger 2 by Oh Se-Kwon (TokyoPop 10 April 2007 / $9.99) - From back of book: As the men of Jeongnyongwangbu pursue Gil-Dong, our hero's group splits in two realizing that his inner force has been disabled. Gil-Dong tries to put up a fight--but without his power, he may have to resort to something that he promised that he would never, ever use...

"One of the best shonen manga that I have ever read. The dichotomy between the sci-fi elements-Final Fantasy tinged bikes and digital cameras against a supernatural martial arts backdrop--defines the beauty of manga. It is simply put, exquisite." Play Magazine (Source: TokyoPop)

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