Brave Story

English Title: Brave Story Japanese Title: ブレイブ・ストーリー — “Brave Story” Author: Miyuki Miyabe Illustrator: Dan May (English cover) Translator: Alexander Smith Genre: Fantasy, Adventure Original Run: 1999 – 2001 English Run: 2007 Japanese Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten, Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko English Publisher: Viz Media (Haikasoru) Volumes in Japanese: 4 (Completed) Volumes in English: 1 (Completed) Note: The story… Read More Brave Story

Guin Saga

English Title: Guin Saga Japanese Title: グイン・サーガ — “Guin Saga” Author: Kaoru Kurimoto Illustrator: Naoyuki Kato, Yoshitaka Amano, Jun Suemi, Shinobu Tanno Translator: Alexander Smith Genre: Fantasy, Adventure Original Run: 1979 – ongoing English Run: 2007 – 2008 Volumes: 130 English Publisher: Vertical Volumes Published in English: 5 (Discontinued) Note: The first story arc of… Read More Guin Saga

The Twelve Kingdoms

English Title: The Twelve Kingdoms Japanese Title: 十二国記 — Juuni Kokuki — “The Twelve Kingdoms” Author: Fuyumi Ono Illustrator: Akihiro Yamada Translator: Alexander Smith Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Romance Original Run: 1992 – ongoing English Run: 2008 – 2010 Volumes: 8 English Publisher: Tokyopop Volumes Published in English: 4 (Discontinued) Japanese Website MAL Entry — Forum Synopsis: Except for… Read More The Twelve Kingdoms

All You Need is Kill

English Title: All You Need is KillJapanese Title: オール・ユー・ニード・イズ・キル — “All You Need is Kill”Author: Hiroshi SakurazakaIllustrator: Yoshitoshi ABe Translator: Joseph Reeder, Alexander SmithGenre:  Sci-fi, MilitaryOriginal Run: 2004 English Run: 2009Japanese Publisher: Super Dash Bunko, JUMP jBOOKS (Shueisha)English Publisher: Viz Media (Haikasoru) Volumes in Japanese: 1 (Completed)Volumes in English: 1 (Completed) Average Price Per Volume: Paperback $9 — Kindle $7 —… Read More All You Need is Kill

Fullmetal Alchemist

English Title: Fullmetal Alchemist Japanese Title: 鋼の錬金術師 — Hagane no Renkinjutsushi — “Alchemist of Steel” Author: Makoto Inoue Illustrator: Hiromu Arakawa Translator: Alexander Smith Genre: Adventure, Fantasy Original Run: 2003 – 2010 English Run: 2005 – 2007 Volumes: 7 (plus 3 volumes for video game novelizations) English Publisher: Viz Media Volumes Published in English: 5 (Discontinued) Average Price… Read More Fullmetal Alchemist