Volume two has even more adventures in the life of a yakuza hit man trying to carry out his duties as a househusband. In this volume, we see The Immortal Dragon attend fitness classes and punish himself fiercely for accidentally entering the women’s locker room. He also puts a serious hit on laundry stains. The cops following him into a birthday party have to eat some serious crow (and cake) when they find out the herbs he's been growing and distributing really are basil and oregano, not street oregano. Also presented is another installment in the adventures of Gin the cat, which really could be another hilarious and entertaining series on its own.
Fun, short chapters show how a former Yakuza hit man adjusts to life as a Househusband and accomplishes normal life tasks, but old habits die hard. Hunting for bargains becomes a life or death situation. A broken toy's "body" needs to be buried 6 feet down to destroy the evidence. But the Immortal Dragon can't fully leave the Yakuza. It isn't long before current gang members recognize him, but rather than sucking him back into the life, others always get dragged along on househusband duties.
Seki is up to his antics again, hardly ever paying attention during class and having a bag packed full of games instead of schoolwork. He tries to impress Yokoi with a magic trick, Japanese chess with a seemingly tragic, heroic story, table top golf, zombie Othello, and so much more. The class also takes a trip to a camp, where Yokoi gets a rare glimpse at her neighbor’s childhood. Back in class, the two are noticed by Goto, who desperately wants to be Yokoi’s friend, but thinks all they’re up to is sneaking kisses and loving glances during class.
The delinquents at Salt High want to get the Body Improvement Club, of which Mob is a member, to help them take down the delinquents of Black Vinegar High. But, the Body Improvement Club isn’t about fighting. The only way to get them there is to trick Mob into getting kidnapped. The Salt High delinquents then send the Body Improvement Club ransom letters letting them know where they can retrieve Mob. They make quick work of the delinquents from Black Vinegar, that is, until the leader shows up. The leader of Black Vinegar’s gang is another super human, and, when he sees Mob has powers, he’s obsessed with getting Mob to unleash, but there's more than one reason Mob holds back.
Vol 1: Magic to Brew; Vol 2: Some Enchanted Evening, illustrated by Shae Beagle and Kate Leth
Meet Julie and her best friend Chet, who work together at a coffee shop in a magical world full of mythical creatures. Julie is a werewolf, and Chet is a centaur. in volume 1, Julie may have finally found the girl of her dreams, Selena, another werewolf. The couple, along with the cheerful Chet, go on their first date to an eerie magic show. But, when Chet becomes part of the show, he becomes the recipient of some dark magic that robs him of an essential part of himself. The friends come together to hatch a plan to reverse the damage done to their friend. Volume 2 has another puzzle to figure out, this time, it's how to get the Beta Fraternity of fairies to release Lindi and Veronica, members of a band who insulted the band at a Beta party.
Illustrated by Gretel Lusky
Ashley is a foster kid who has bounced around houses because she hasn't quite found the family for her, and it could also be because she likes to sneak out in the middle of the night to create graffiti art masterpieces. Then, she meets Yuka and Kitch Nolan, a couple who might just be the perfect fit for Ashley. Yuka is a research scientist who is also a huge football fan, like Ashley, and Kitch is an artist who wants to inspire Ashley to express herself in legal ways. One day, Ashley finds the products of Yuka's experiments - body paints that imbue the wearer with super powers! Of course she has to experiment with them and see what wonderful combinations she can make! But the military want their investment back, and they send a ruthless soldier after the paints. Ashley is put to the test, emotionally and superhero-ly.
This is a very cute medieval adventure with mistaken identity. Darlis is a scullion at the castle, where he meets Mae, a new hire. The two bond over their love for the Fair Maiden’s handbook, a book of tips inspired by their favorite warrior, Riqa. But, there are so many dishes the weekend before Riqa’s wedding to Prince Chapp. Meanwhile, out in the forest, trolls plan to capitalize on all the travel to the royal wedding by luring unsuspecting people to a tourist-trap store and charging them to cross a bridge. Some hijinks with the laundry and a chase scene later, Darlis ends up in the forest and abducted by the trolls, believing they have found Riqa!
Illustrated by Lukas Ketner and Lauren Affe
From the outsider's perspective, Jerri blew her one chance at being a big-time news anchor because she tried to whistleblow on her male colleague for raping her, but no one believed her. Now, she's back in her hometown where her brother runs the local station and tries to help his sister out. Her alcoholism ends her on-air news career at home, but he fixes her up with hosting the late-night horror movie segment as Count Crowley. Creatures instantly come looking for her, and she seeks out answers with the previous producer of the show. She finds that there is a much more sinister world of monsters and world-ending plots that comes along with the mantel of Count Crowley.
Shiego, also known as Mob because of his blandness, is a junior high student with some serious psychic powers. He is employed by his mentor, Reigen, who doesn't have an ounce of power, yet runs an exorcism business. Mob gets to do all the heavy lifting, while Reigen convinces his customers that they are not only possessed, but that he is the only one able to exorcise their demons and cure them. Mob struggles to fit in at his high school, and gets swept up in a smile-cult by accident. All of his life's frustrations collectively irritate him until he explodes with a raw mystical force that's enough to flatten entire buildings.
Scott pilgrim by bryan lee o'malley
O'Malley's 2004-2010 classic is still a tale that resonates with today's teens. This is one of those rare non-Japanese manga that actually has staying power. The manga version is close to the movie adaptation (one of the books-to-movies that turned out alright) in that Scott is dating a high schooler, he dreams about a mysterious girl, and he has to fight off the evil exes of his dream girl, Ramona. Scott has other adventures and battles, and yes, the baddies do disappear into a pile of coins just like most video games.
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