At first they were only three. A brilliant starship designer, haunted by the death of his loved ones. A spiritual leader whose faith could transform mankind ... or destroy it. A precocious acrobat girl, looking for a new family of her own.
Then came others. An entertainer and playboy whose dissolute lifestyle conceals unexpected ambitions, courtesy of a lover who represents the galaxy's most powerful worlds. And a pair of detectives — one barely human, the other not at all — with orders to enlist all their help solving a crime that threatens civilization.
Together they formed the crew of the ever-evolving spacecraft Vajra. Seven against a universe where the boundaries between matter and mind have been torn down, where one can wield the power of billions ... and where humanity must choose between rebirth or annihilation.
"Nature likes those who surrender to her but she loves those who do not"
Tags: Flight of the Vajra
Tokyo, 1923: The earthquake that leveled the city has released evil into the world.
Two years later, a terrified young man roams the newly-rebuilt metropolis. His only companions: his memories of the girl he once loved — and a sword that belonged to his father, now a malevolent spirit whose only thoughts are of destruction and revenge. And he is not alone.
Tags: Kantō Jigoku
Meet Henry and Winthrop: friends since forever, manga and anime fans, and dead sick of the daily grind. Henry's girlfriend of four years just walked out on him after a dumb argument about salad dressing and Cowboy Bebop. Winthrop's burned out on his comic store — paradise when you're nineteen, but maybe not when you're thirty-six.
What's left but to rent a car and a hotel room, gather some friends together, get dressed up as video-game characters and head south to drink in the biggest fan convention this side of the Missouri? That's the plan for the four-day weekend, anyway — but every time they've tried to "get away from it all", they've wound up taking most of it with them.
And life has a funny way of happening when you've got plans, or even just a schedule. Into both of their lives comes crashing Diane, who's never seen an episode of Dragonball Z in her life and neither reads nor can spell Shonen Jump. A "mundane". And as it turns out, she might need someone like them just as much as they need someone like her.
It had to be a prank. A letter to Dr. Hirofumi, from a patient of his who’d died three years ago — now inviting him to come out to the country and spend some time there!
Then he followed the letter to its source, and realized all too late that he’d slid into a new world — one shaped by the fears and desires of all those who were lucky enough to survive the journey.
In that “changed place,” as those who live there call it, he discovered the new powers to be awakened within himself and others. He found friends and loved ones, both new and old — and he came to understand his new world far better than he had ever dreamed.
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From the warm human comedy of The Four-Day Weekend to the stylish slipstream fantasy of Summerworld, the dark underworld of Tokyo Inferno and the far-future spectacle of Flight of the Vajra, there's nothing stamped from a mold here.
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