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Autumn Holiday Reading 2019

The Ancient Magus Bride Series.
By Kore Yamazaki
Having been ostracized by both her relatives and partially by society, orphaned high school student Chise Hatori decides to sell herself at an auction in order for somebody else to take her in and have a new place to call home. At the auction in London, she is sold for five million pounds to Elias Ainsworth, a seven-foot-tall humanoid with an animal skull for a head. This magus, who seems closer to demon than human, will either bring her the light she desperately seeks or drown her in ever deeper shadows in her new country, Britain.

The Boy and the Beast Vol. 4
By Mamoru Hosoda, Renji Asai
Ichirohiko has suffered, caught in the space between human and beast, and has succumbed to the darkness. Kyuta leaves Kumatetsu, on the brink of death, in the care of the others and heads to the human world in pursuit of Ichirohiko. It’s the start of a life and death battle in the streets of Shibuya to settle things not only with Ichirohiko, but with the darkness in his own heart…!! 
The Cast Study of Vanitas
By June Mochizuki
Jun Mochizuki, acclaimed creator of Pandora Hearts, continues her epic adventure tale, The Case Study of Vanitas! Noe and Vanitas’s mission to prove Count Orlok wrong has been rudely interrupted by a surprise showdown with a formidable foe! He may claim to have some tricks up his sleeve, but will Vanitas’s bluster turn out to be all for show against a legendary warrior maiden?!

How to Treat Magical Beasts: Mine and Master’s Medical Journal Vol. 2
By Kaziya

Ziska’s struggle to save the kelpie continues! Time is running out before it succumbs to dehydration–can she keep it stable long enough for help to arrive?
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 1—Phantom Blood, Vol. 1
By Hirohiko Araki, Evan Galloway

Young Jonathan Joestar’s life is forever changed when he meets his new adopted brother, Dio. For some reason, Dio has a smoldering grudge against him and derives pleasure from seeing him suffer. But every man has his limits, as Dio finds out. This is the beginning of a long and hateful relationship!

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 1—Phantom Blood, Vol 3
By Hirohiko Araki, Evan Galloway

The conclusion of the Phantom Blood Arc! Jonathan Joestar and his mentor Zeppelli continue their pursuit of the villainous vampire, Dio! But to get to him, they must first face down his murderous henchmen! In battle after bloody battle, JoJo and Zeppelli are pushed to their limits and beyond!

Kaguya-Sama: Love is War. 1,2,3,4
By Aka Akasaka, Emi Louie-Nishikawa
Student council president Miyuki Shirogane and vice-president Kaguya Shinomiya appear to be the perfect couple. Kaguya is the daughter of a wealthy conglomerate family, and Miyuki is the top student at the school and well-known across the prefecture. Although they like each other, they are too proud to confess their love as they believe whoever does so first would lose. The story follows their many schemes to make the other one confess.
Black Butler, Vol, 27
By Yana Toboso
Three years prior, on his tenth birthday, Earl Ciel Phantomhive lost everything…but he was not alone. From the attack on the Phantomhive manor to the moment the contract with a certain devil was made, Ciel starkly recounts all that has come to pass…leaving all who bear witness breathless!
Haiktyu!! Vol 28,29,30
By Haruichi Furudate
Karasuno wins their first match of the Spring Tournament! Hinata goes to watch Fukurodani and Nekoma play their games and runs into the other Little Giant from the All-Japan Youth Camp—Kamomedai High’s Korai Hoshiumi! Then the second day of the tournament begins, and the seeded teams join the fray!
Continue with the Tournament with Vol 29 and 30.

Horimiya 12
By Hero, Daisuke Hagiwara
If she’s not studying or diligently carrying out her student council duties, mild-mannered Sakura Kouno indulges in her secret hobby–manga! When she runs into Yanagi on a frantic trip to the bookstore for the latest chapter of her favorite series, Sakura makes a surprising discovery! Will Hori and Miyamura’s circle of friends grow even tighter as Sakura and Yanagi come out of their shells?
Idol Dreams, Vol. 5
By Arina Tanemura
Chikage Deguchi, age 31, reverts her appearance back to age 15 to pursue love and success as an idol!

At age 31, office worker Chikage Deguchi feels she missed her chances at love and success. When word gets out that she’s a virgin, Chikage is humiliated and wishes she could turn back time to when she was still young and popular. She takes an experimental drug that changes her appearance back to when she was 15. Now Chikage is determined to pursue everything she missed out on all those years ago—including becoming a star!
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 1—Battle Tendency, Vol 2
By Hirohiko Araki, Evan Galloway

The beginning of the Battle Tendency Arc! The Joestar family is called upon to do battle against evil again! This time, it’s Joseph Joestar, the grandson of Jonathan Joestar! And his enemies are more powerful and diabolical than ever! Behold! The terror of the Pillar Men!
Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You, Vol. 30
By Karuho Shiina
Kazehaya and Sawako have finally graduated from high school, and now they eagerly await the results of their university entrance exams! If Sawako goes away to university, will their relationship be able to withstand the distance? And what will become of their close group of high school friends? Kazehaya and Sawako’s quirky story about love and life concludes in this exciting final volume of Kimi ni Todoke!

My Hero Academia vol 15, 16, 17
By Kohei Horikoshi, Caleb D Cook

In a world where people with superpowers (known as “Quirks“) are the norm, Izuku Midoriya has dreams of one day becoming a Hero, despite being bullied by his classmates for not having a Quirk. After being the only one to try and save his childhood friend Katsuki Bakugo from a villain, All Might, the world’s greatest Hero, bestows upon him his own Quirk “One For All”. The story follows Izuku’s entrance into U.A. High School, a school that cultivates the next generation of superheroes. As Izuku and his new friends try to balance their Hero training with ordinary school duties, they must face new challenges including the League of Villains, an evil organization established by All Might’s archenemy, All For One, to destroy all Heroes and take control of society.
Toradora! (Light Novel) Vol. 2
by Yuyuko Takemiya, Yasu (Illustrator)

The new school year brings with it a new transfer student–Kawashima Ami, a breathtakingly gorgeous model who quickly has the whole class smitten. But Ami’s delicate exterior hides a personality that isn’t quite as innocent as she seems. When she unwittingly shows Aisaka Taiga her true colors, a bad first meeting quickly escalates into a bitter rivalry, made worse by the fact that Ami seems determined to charm Ryuuji. The Palmtop Tiger is on the warpath, and Ryuuji might just have to pick a side–or become a casualty of war!
Your name. Another Side: Earthbound
by Makoto Shinkai, Taylor Engel (translator)
Mitsuha is a young girl living in a rural town named 
Itomori and is fed up with her life. One day, her family and friends notice she’s suddenly acting strange. Little do they know, a high school boy from Tokyo named Taki Tachibana found himself randomly switching places with her when he fell asleep. But he has no clue how to act as a high school girl in an unfamiliar place! This is the story of the hit novel your name. from the perspective of Mitsuha’s friends and family as they deal with her strange new quirks–and avoid disaster. 
Your name.
by Makoto Shinkai, Taylor Engel (translator)
Mitsuha, a high school girl living in a rural town deep in the mountains, has a dream that she is a boy living an unfamiliar life in Tokyo. Taki, a high school boy living in Tokyo, dreams that he is a girl living in the mountains. As they realize they are changing places, their encounter sets the cogs of fate into motion. The light novel is written by director Makoto Shinkai of the animated film Your Name

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