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A shocking display of racism ends athletic superstar James Block's life when the woman he thought he loved admits she only dated him because of his celebrity status, and she would never marry someone of his color. His rage and temper leads him to incarceration where he meets the mysterious "Dr. F," a man who's invisibility ray gun killed his daughter and led to the continued diminishing visibility of his granddaughter, Ami. Once freed from jail, James tracks down the gun and turns it on himself, but stops right before the he's fatally wounded. James can no longer be discriminated due to his skin color for he has none! He takes the nom de guerre "Alabaster" and his translucent tyranny begins with two goals: exact his revenge on his ex-girlfriend, and take on the similarly invisible Ami as his own ward. Written in a dark period of Tezuka's life, Alabaster is a thrilling revenge story that touches on the dark side of humanity and the extent one would go to get even. It shows that not only does it affect the victims, but how destructive it is to be surrounded by such animosity. How far will you go for retribution?
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The final fate of Ami is to be decided in the second half of Osamu Tezuka's dark tale, ALABASTER. Alabaster hopes to have her be the queen of his future, dark and twisted kingdom that redefines what beauty is to the world, while Gen hopes to flee with her from the transparent tyrant's wrath. When Ami's long-forgotten brother Kanihei steps in to try to save his sister, the devious government operative Rock is out to destroy her and her world. There's only one fate for Ami, but it might not be clear who will decide it.
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Under the red sky of Mars lives an enigmatic man named Ken. Not a single person alive knows who he is, why he's on Mars, or why he looks just like Miss Ken Minakami. In a whirlwind of gunfights, horseback chases, and utter lawlessness, Captain Ken sparks a time of change. The townspeople seek to rid themselves of the corrupt Mayor Deven (who doesn't give a whit about anyone else), and the Martians wish to reclaim the cities that were once their homes. Stranded in a prison full of enslaved Martians, Ken must get himself out, or all is lost. From the creator of Astro Boy and Blackjack comes an epic sci-fi western on Mars starring Captain Ken and his trusty steed, Arrow. Captain Ken is an enigma. Not a single person alive knows who he is, why he's on Mars, or why he looks just like Miss Kenn Minakami. His presence sparks a revolution--while the Martians seek to reclaim the lands stolen from them, human townsfolk aim to rid themselves of the corrupt Mayor Deven. Amidst the whirlwind gunfights and horseback chases, Captain Ken must go on his greatest adventure yet to save a woman of great importance in the middle of a Martian revolution.
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In this thrilling continuation, the revolution Captain Ken sparked has reached a fever pitch. On the brink of war with the Martians, the human settlers of Mars begin a mass exodus from the planet. In Hedes, however, some townspeople have decided to stand their ground. Unable to stand by and watch his friends be murdered, Captain Ken finds himself in a battle of wits against the Martians. Can Captain Ken diffuse this tense situation? Who are these Martians looting passenger transport ships? Can Captain Ken bring down the most powerful man on Mars, the criminal mastermind Napoleon? Will Captain Ken go down in a blaze of glory, or is he merely a flash in the pan? Regardless, the ending is sure to be explosive!
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The cry of war comes soon from France, while a young boy destined for greatness simply cries in pain from a fateful strike to his head in Bonn, Germany. Ludwig van Beethoven will grow to become one of the most influential composers in a few short years, but in his early days, he was just a commoner trying to survive his days with an alcoholic father and a world that just hasn't discovered his greatness yet. In this age, he wasn't an influential composer: he was a young man simply named "Ludwig," which inspires hatred and fear from a certain nobleman, Franz Kreuzstein. Why does Franz have it out for all named "Ludwig," and can Beethoven survive this personal war he's deaf to?
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Ludwig van Beethoven is rising in the charts; gaining some praise and attention from those he'd seek to learn from (for better or worse), Beethoven's life strives in the face of the war in France, despite his debilitating deafness making itself all-too-apparent. Escaping from Bonn to live his life, Beethoven fights a war for recognition and support, while his unknown nemesis, Franz Kreuzstein, fights the literal War of the First Coalition. While Beethoven is a lover of the craft of music making, he's not a fighter, but Franz might give him a battle when the war is over. Will Beethoven be able to hear the music he plays, or is he cursed to only imagine what joy he'll bring to the world for centuries to come?
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Storm fairy is a collection of three short stories by legendary manga-ka Osamu Tezuka. In Storm Fairy, an empress flees her burning castle to the nearby forest where she encounters a mischievous forest fairy who grants her wish, for a seemingly small price. It's not until much later, after she's given birth to her daughter Ruri, that the empress realizes the true weight of her deal with the fairy. Now the princess, with a face as ugly as sin, must live the rest of her life from behind a mask. When a malcontent discovers Princess Ruri's curse, he plots to overthrow the emperor by masquerading his own daughter as the princess, mask and all. Ruri also meets a lowly ronin and a beautiful fairy who make it their mission to return her to her rightful place on the throne. In "Kokeshi Detective Agency," fearless little Pako goes around solving spooky mysteries while her dog Moll does his best to protect her. Oddly enough, Taro, Pako's scaredy-cat older brother, is forced to accompany Pako on all these scary adventures. In "Pink Angel," a sunset cloud named Pink spends an awfully lot of time on the surface helping those who are unhappy or in need. Unfortunately, the rainclouds Sir Brown and Sepia don't take kindly to Pink's meddling.
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The ocean holds many tales. Tales of mermaids, of underwater kingdoms, and of fantastical beasts lurking in the deep. Spurred by these tales, Kazuya sets out to find the truth, but what he finds is a baby?! Not just any baby, the baby Kazuya finds is Triton! The last of a once mighty and proud race of people from the sea. Triton seems human, but unusual and terrible events begin to happen with all those around him. Who is Triton, and why does he bring misfortune to everyone around him? Finally in print, Osamu Tezuka's masterful tale of the sea! From the imaginative mind of Osamu Tezuka, creator of the beloved "AstroBoy" series, comes his original and thrilling take on the legend of Atlantis: Triton of the Sea! An undersea adventure packed with fights, love, and out of this world creatures, but at it's core, a story with deep themes regarding the environmental and social issues that parallel our time, this manga has it all!
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In the vast, deep blue seas lurks many mysterious creatures and even mighty civilizations. With the humans on land and the Poseidon clan of the sea on the brink of war, Triton is caught in the middle. Branded a fugitive on land, Triton has returned to the ocean to reclaim his legacy and fulfill his vendetta against the Poseidon clan. As the last of a once proud and majestic sea kingdom, Triton and Pippy struggle to survive in the face of King Poseidon's evil schemes and the greedy exploitation of humans. Can Triton avenge and restore his people with so enemies around every corner? Don't miss the exhilarating conclusion of Osamu Tezuka's masterful tale of the sea!
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From science fiction, historical fiction, to contemporary drama, Under the Air includes a variety of tales that depict the duality of man--good and evil; loving and violent. An injured white-supremacist struggles with the fact that he was brought back to life by a black organ donor; a young man in the wild west seeks revenge for his father's murder; an escaped convict holds a family hostage in a cave that causes hallucinations; the only two survivors of a nuclear apocalypse dare to explore the outside world--Tezuka's characters are put to the test when the delicate balance of their minds are disrupted, discovering something dark hidden deep within themselves. Don't miss this uncommon, unheard, unusual, out-of-the-ordinary collection of short stories by the late, great Osamu Tezuka.
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