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Library Wars

cover photo: Library Wars by Kiiro Yumi

In the near future, the federal government creates a committee to rid society of books it deems unsuitable. The libraries vow to protect their collections and form a military group to defend themselves called the Library Forces!

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Fruits Basket

cover photo: Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya

Tohru Honda was an orphan when one day fate kicked her out of the house and on to land belonging to the mysterious Sohma family. Everything goes well until she discovers the Sohma family secret, when hugged by members of the opposite sex; they turn into their Chinese Zodiac animal!

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Mikki Falls

cover photo: Mikki Falls by Mark Crilley

Miki Yoshida has decided that her final year of high school is going to be her best. Then, Hiroo Sakurai shows up, with a secret that Miki desperately wants to know. Then she starts to fall for him and nothing, even Hiro can stop her.

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High School Debut

cover photo: High School Debut by Kazune Kawahara

Back in junior high, Haruna Nagashima was only interested in two things: softball and manga. Now that she's starting high school, Haruna's focus has changed--she wants to snag a boyfriend and have the romance of her dreams!

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Strawberry 100%

cover photo: Strawberry 100% by Mizuki Kawashita

Strawberry 100% chronicles the school years of Junpei Manaka, a high school student and aspiring movie director, and his relationships with the girls that enter his life. Which one of these girls is the mysterious beauty Junpei startles on the roof? In the end who will Junpei finally chose to be his girlfriend?

Shugo Chara

cover photo: Shugo Chara by Momo no Tane

Everybody at Seiyo Elementary thinks that stylish and super-cool Amu has it all. But nobody knows the real Amu, a shy girl who wishes she had the courage to truly be herself. Changing Amu's life is going to take more than wishes and dreams--it's going to take a little magic!

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Pandora Hearts

cover photo: Pandora Hearts by Jun Mochizuki

The air of celebration surrounding fifteen-year-old Oz Vessalius's coming-of-age ceremony quickly turns to horror when he is condemned for a sin about which he knows nothing. Thrown into the Abyss--an eternal prison from which there is no escape.

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Monkey High

cover photo: Monkey High by Shouko

Haruna Aizawa thinks that school life is just like a monkey mountain - all the monkeys form cliques, get into fights, and get back together again. The school that she just transferred to is no exception. There's even a boy called Macharu Yamashita who reminds her of a baby monkey!

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Sand Chronicles

cover photo: Sand Chronicles by Hinako Ashihara

After her divorce, Ann and her mother move from Tokyo to rural Shimane. At first, Ann is annoyed by the almost overbearing kindness of the people there. But when personal tragedy strikes, Ann discovers how much she needs that kindness.

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Emma

cover photo: Emma by Kaoru Mori

During Victorian England, a maid named Emma and a wealthy member of the gentry named William Jones meet and fall in love, but are unable to express their feelings because of the class differences that keep them apart.

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Manga vs. Anime: What's the Difference?

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What is Manga?

Manga is the Japanese word for comics. These comics are usually run as a series and have gender targeted audiences; shohen is marketed to boys, and shojo is marketed to girls. Unlike American comic books, Manga is a well respected art form in Japan read by adults as well as teens and children.

A history of manga

Manga.com

What is Anime?

Anime is a specific style of animation originating in Japan. Characters are portrayed with over the top expressions and a wide use of color. Anime storylines are usually derived from Manga.

The Anime Review

Anime New Network

Parents Guide to Anime

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