[LN] Villain

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by Shūichi Yoshida, Philip Gabriel (Translator)

A young insurance saleswoman is found strangled at Mitsuse Pass. Her family and friends are shocked and terrified. The pass—which tunnels through a mountainous region of southern Japan—has an eerie history: a hideout for robbers, murderers, and ghostly creatures lurking at night. Continue reading

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[LN] Vibrator

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by Mari Akasaka, Michael Emmerich (Translation)

Rei Hayakawa, a lonely, bulimic freelance writer with a drinking problem, wanders into a convenience store. She’s swaddled in her coat and scarf, while her thoughts – of alienation, of hunger, of the need for gin and white wine – drift in via stream-of-consciousness. A trucker named Okabe walks in, deliberately grazes her behind, and at the same time, Rei’s cell phone, set on vibrate, goes off over her heart. Rei impulsively gets into Okabe’s truck with him – and stays. Suddenly she finds herself embarking on a road journey across the wintry landscape of Japan with a complete, and possibly Continue reading

[LN] Vampire Hunter D

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Alternative Titles

English: Vampire Hunter D

Japanese: 吸血鬼ハンターD; バンパイアハンターD;

Synopsis

The series that spawned the Vampire Hunter D anime.

12,090 A.D. It is a dark time for the world. Humanity is just crawling out from under three hundred years of domination by the race of vampires known as the Nobility. The war against the vampires has taken its toll; cities lie in ruin, the countryside is fragmented into small villages and fiefdoms that still struggle against nightly raids by the fallen vampires—and the remnants of their genetically manufactured demons and werewolves. Continue reading

[LN] Vamp!

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Alternative Titles

English: Vamp!

Synonyms: Vanpu!

Japanese: ヴぁんぷ!

Synopsis

The island of Growerth in northern Germany is home to Viscount Gerhardt von Waldstein, a vampire who rules the island as the Master of the Night. His accepting and merciful character has naturally attracted many nonhumans to the island in search of a place to call home. All sorts of colorful characters, from fellow vampires to witches and werewolves inhabit Waldstein Castle. Chief among its residents, however, are the viscount’s family—his twin children Relic and Ferret.

Only a slight distance from the castle is the city of Rukram, whose mayor is a trash-talking Dhampyr with a bone to pick against the viscount. There also seems to be a young woman with a taste for vampires’ flesh, and a shapeshifter with a complex about his true form.

And then there’s the mysterious Organization—a group of vampires plotting… something. No one quite knows what they’re up to, not even the members themselves.

A vampire series by Ryohgo Narita, Vamp is an early installment in Naritaverse, along with Baccano! and Durarara!!.
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[LN] Juuou Mujin no Fafnir

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Juukou Mujin no Fafnir, Unlimited Fafnir

Japanese: 銃皇無尽のファフニール

Synopsis

With the sudden appearance of the monsters that came to be called Dragons, the world had completely changed. Before long, within the human race supernatural girls with the power of the dragons, called “D”, were born. The secret existence of the only male “D”, the boy Mononobe Yuu, was forcefully thrown into the school where the girls of “D” gathered – Midgar, where he saw the naked body of one of the students, Iris. Furthermore, meeting his long lost sister Mitsuki, Yuu seems to have been enrolled into this school…!? “When there’s really no other choice, Iris, I will — kill you.” “Can I really… believe you?” The curtains open as the “one and only story” about the boy who was supposed to become the strongest assassin and the incompetent girl unfolds—! Unlimited School Battle Action!
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[LN] Unique Legend

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Synopsis

Mortimer Zhu is an extremely unfortunate high school student who accidentally enrolls into an academy of a dubious nature, where it is the norm to jump in front of moving trains, get dismembered during orientation, and crushed by vindictive bouncing classrooms. Can he stay alive or will he die from the rigors of school? Why have evil spirits suddenly acquired a taste for his flesh? Continue reading

[LN] The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor [KN]

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Associated Names

Dalbic Jogaksa
Legendary Moonlight Sculptor
LMS
Moonlight Sculptor
The Moonlight Sculptor
Легендарный Скульптор Лунного Света
달빛 조각사

 Synopsis

The man forsaken by the world, the man a slave to money and the man known as the legendary God of War in the highly popular MMORPG Continent of Magic. With the coming of age, he decides to say goodbye, but the feeble attempt to earn a little something for his time and effort ripples into an effect none could ever have imagined.

Through a series of coincidences, his legendary avatar is sold for 3.1 billion won, bringing great joy to him, only to plunge him into despair at losing almost all of it to vicious loan sharks. With revelation of money through gaming, he rises from the abyss with new found resolve and steps forward into the new age of games led by the first ever Virtual Reality MMORPG, Royal Road.

This is the legend of Lee Hyun on his path to becoming Emperor with only his family loving heart, his boundless desire for money, his unexpected mind, his diligently forged body and the talent of hard work backing him Continue reading