Normal Public Library Teens

New Graphic Novels and Manga

Posted by Kristi on September 1, 2010

Shinobi Life vol. 5 by Shoko Conami 

An average high school girl is suddenly saved by a time-slipping ninja who thinks she is a princess he has sworn to protect. Romance blooms as he tries to protect her in the crazy modern world.

Troublemaker by Janet and Alex Evanovich 

Alex Barnaby and Sam Hooker are back together and fighting crime the only way they know how –  by leaving a trail of chaos, panic, and disorder. Alex, an auto mechanic and spotter for racecar driver Sam Hooker, is drawn to trouble like a giant palmetto bug to a day-old taco. Unfortunately, she’s also drawn to Hooker in the same fashion. There’s no steering clear of trouble or Hooker when friends Rosa and Felicia call for help. A man has gone missing, and in order to find him Barnaby and Hooker will have to go deep into the underbelly of Miami and south Florida.

Chi’s Sweet Home vol. 1 by Konami Kanata 

Chi is a mischievous newborn kitten who, while on a leisurely stroll with her family, finds herself lost.  Overcome with loneliness, she breaks into tears in a large urban park meadow, when she is suddenly rescued by a young boy named Yohei and his mother. The kitty is then quickly and quietly whisked away into the warm and inviting Yamada family apartment…where pets are strictly not permitted.

Silver Diamond vols. 5-6 by Shiho Sugiura 

Rakan is a lonely orphaned teen with an unusual attraction to flowers and plants. Chigusa is his surprise guest, who arrives mysteriously one day out of nowhere. Together, these two uncover secrets about each other–including the fact that Rakan may be a special prince who Chigusa insists on protecting at all costs!

Black Jack vols. 7-9 by Osamu Tezuka 

Black Jack is a mysterious and charismatic young genius surgeon who travels the world performing amazing and impossible medical feats. Though a trained physician, he refuses to accept a medical license due to his hatred and mistrust of the medical community’s hypocrisy and corruption. This leads Black Jack to occasional run-ins with the authorities, as well as from gangsters and criminals who approach him for illegal operations.

Twin Spica vols. 1-2 by Kou Yaginuma 

Thirteen-year-old Asumi lives in Japan in 2024 as the country’s space program is resurrecting itself in the wake of a launch tragedy 10 years earlier, and Asumi aims to be among the first wave of young astronauts to take Japan into the stars. Raised by her construction worker father, Asumi is the apple of her dad’s eye and he will do everything in his working-class power to make her dream of attending the Tokyo Space School come true.

Bride of the Water God vol. 5 by Mi-Kyung Yun 

With a jealous admirer and a bitter mother plotting behind his back, Habaek’s controversial decision to return Soah to his magical kingdom has the elemental gods and goddesses in an uproar. Habaek, the water god who rescued Soah’s village from famine, is also dealing with a curse that turns him into a child during the day and reverts him to his true adult form at night. While some of the inhabitants of his domain are friendly to his human bride – and some are a bit too friendly – Habaek has kept his curse secret from Soah, who’s become completely confused by all the attention and resentment her presence brings!

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