Yakuza Lover Vol 1

When a feisty college girl falls for a yakuza boss, she gets swept into a steamy and dangerous love affair.

Yakuza Lover  Vol  1

When a feisty college girl falls for a yakuza boss, she gets swept into a steamy and dangerous love affair. When drug dealers attack feisty college student Yuri at a party, she’s saved by Toshiomi Oya, the young boss of a yakuza syndicate. Despite her obvious attraction to him, she convinces herself that she’s not in the market for a bad-boy type. But when they meet again, she finds herself irresistibly drawn to him—kicking off a steamy and dangerous love affair that threatens to consume her, body and soul. After the attack at the party, Yuri goes to see Oya to personally thank him for saving her. When she meets him, as much as she hates to admit it, she can’t deny there’s an attraction. Then, when a sudden tragedy occurs, Yuri knows she should turn her back on Oya and his dangerous lifestyle, but will the allure prove too great?

All You Need Is Love Volume 1 Yaoi Novel

Junya Sawa is an ordinary man -- a modestly successful bank employee in Tokyo.

All You Need Is Love Volume 1  Yaoi Novel

Junya Sawa is an ordinary man - a modestly successful bank employee in Tokyo. But that isn't the life he wanted for himself. In the eight years since he graduated from high school, he's been unable to forget the man who could have changed his life - Uzuki Kobayakawa, the heir to a yakuza dynasty in Tokyo. Now, brought together by chance once again, he's forced to face the choices he made in his youth that tore them apart and to decide whether their differences will keep them apart forever.

Jem and the Holograms 23

1 TPB Angry Birds Comics, Vol. 6: Wing It HC The Art of Zach Howard, Vol. 1: Wild Blue Yonder TPB Flight of the Raven TPB Haunted Love, Vol. 1 HC Jack Kirby's Fantastic Four Artist's Edition HC Mickey Mouse. Shorts, Season One TPB My ...

Jem and the Holograms  23

Jem and the Holograms #23THE STINGERS part 5! It all comes down to this! The Misfits latest attempt to ruin Jem & The Holograms comes to fruition, and with Jem and The Holograms performance officially sabotaged will The Misfits have finally succeeded? Or will Jem and The Holograms live to fightÑÔer sing!Ñanother day!? Meanwhile, recent events mean The Stingers are shaping up to be not just reasonably friendly adversaries, but potential nemeses. Can Jem and The Holograms really have TWO nemeses?!?

Back Street Girls 1

Contents #1 #2 We Became Idols BOSS! Sensei? Producer?! Sweet and Sour Memories He Gets US Down! With the Yakuza!! But... No Way The Secretto Talk Shows V) What is Girl Talk? #Io Do We Love Each Other? #11 The Fourth Man #12 Yakuza and ...

Back Street Girls 1

Will you give up being human? Or will you become an idol? A trio of yakuza achieve the impossible and debut as idols—and become a hit! Under the guidance of their fiendish and overcontrolling boss, three former yakuza men undergo a complete makeover and debut as the back street girl idols “Gokudols.” In their dressing room, they drink alcohol and gamble, but in front of their fans, they’re idols through and through. The idol gag manga "without honor" that everyone’s talking about has finally been released. Is this what Japan’s idol industry has come to?!

Rethinking Japan Vol 1

One of the most popular genre films, the Yakuza eiga, or outlaw film, was almost the monopoly of Toei, a very conservative ... or ronin, the Yakuza is a gentleman gangster who is ready to give his life and love for the sake of the clan, ...

Rethinking Japan Vol 1

These papers explore the debate over new directions in Japanese studies.

Marauders By Gerry Duggan Vol 1 Collection

When my old man tanked that savings and loan for the Yakuza , I cried on your shoulder . When the OG Marauders almost ... I love being out on the water and helping our people home , but you know what ? When I slow down to think about it ...

Marauders By Gerry Duggan Vol  1 Collection

Collects Marauders (2019) #1-12. Ahoy, muties - the X-Men sail at dawn! A glorious new mutant era has begun on Krakoa, but some nations are preventing mutants from escaping to their promised homeland. Which is where Captain Kate Pryde and her seafaring allies come in! Funded by Emma Frost and the Hellfire Trading Company, Kate and her crew of Storm, Pyro, Bishop and Iceman sail the seven seas as the Marauders, rescuing mutants in need! But the real cutthroats are back home in the Hellfire Club's Inner Circle, where Sebastian Shaw has recruited a new Black Bishop to aid in his machinations against the Club's two queens. A life on the ocean waves involves clashes with the anti-mutant Verendi, the size-changing pest Yellowjacket and more! But when tragedy strikes the Marauders, Krakoa will be left reeling from an unthinkable - and perhaps insurmountable - death!

Princess Ai manga volume 1


Princess Ai manga volume 1

Ai is the only royal princess of Ai-Land, a magical kingdom caught in the midst of a horrific revolution. When Princess Ai makes a hasty escape from her war-torn land, she finds herself in modern-day Tokyo. Confused and in shock, Ai wanders the streets in this strange new land to unravel the secrets that could tear her and her kingdom apart...

Jealousy Vol 1

The prequel to the popular yakuza rom-com Fourth Generation Head: Tatsuyuki Oyamato!

Jealousy  Vol  1

The prequel to the popular yakuza rom-com Fourth Generation Head: Tatsuyuki Oyamato! A yakuza head finds himself ensnared in the unwavering attentions of a sometimes impetuous but always cunning schemer. If being yakuza doesn’t get him killed, his new lover just might! Uichi Rogi is in a bind, both literally and figuratively, when he meets Akitora Oyamato, the yakuza head who’s come to collect a debt from Uichi’s lover. Instantly smitten, Uichi schemes dubious and often dangerous ways of getting closer to the man, but his lies come at a heavy price—one he may regret having to pay for Akitora’s affections.

Maohden Vol 1

A discerning eye could read the occupations of the other passersby : a yakuza capo wearing a brightlycolored suit and necktie and sunglasses , his underlings in gaudy aloha shirts ; an illegal ... ideal lover in thirty seconds flat .

Maohden Vol  1

Demon City Shinjuku, home to monsters and magicians alike. The warlock Gento Roran has broken his fifteen-year slumber and seeks dominion over the city. Now resurrected from his accursed sarcophagus, he is accompanied by the Hyota, the “small superman.” A secret seal has proclaimed that “Those who control Demon City will control the world.” And so the stage is set for a fateful battle between Gento and Setsura Aki. Meanwhile, Doctor Mephisto, the Demon Physician, is treating a curious new patient, a girl named Mayumi. Any man who has sex with her dies soon afterwards. This deadly cause and effect appears to be nothing more than coincidence at first. But only at first. Assassination squads possessed of the most unusual ways of dealing death come after Setsura. One after the next, he’s caught up in the fight of his life! What is this secret seal? And how is it connected to Mayumi? Hideyuki Kikuchi has again unleashed his creative powers in a thrilling and hair-raising tale of the supernatural. The first volume of Maohden!




Collects #1-40, Special Preview Edition, The Darkness 1/2, Tales of the Darkness 1/2-4, Tales of the Darkness 2001 1/2, The Darkness: Wanted Dead, The Darkness/Witchblade 1/2 plus bonus material! Note: This is a large file (almost 1GB), please make sure you have space on your device! THE DARKNESS COMPENDIUM VOLUME 1 collects issue #1-#40 plus the complete run of the TALES OF THE DARKNESS series collected into one volume. See how The Darkness first manifested itself in bearer mafia hitman Jackie Estacado and made his world even darker than before!

Dom Vs Domme Shorts Vol 1

... might be rumors that the Isoyas were friends with unsavory yakuza types that are said to own half the neighborhood. We're also not going to Roppongi, which is where the foreigners love to party... for a lot of the same reasons.

Dom Vs  Domme Shorts Vol  1

From the hit billionaire romance novel DOM VS. DOMME comes the further misadventures of Kathryn and Ian. Join them as they travel the world and explore the world of love... and each other! This series of standalone novella contains the following: BILLIONAIRES IN VEGAS They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas… well, those who say that have never been so drunk that they woke up with the world’s worst hangover. And a piece of paper that says they’re married. What ensues is one week of ruined vacations, lawyers, sexual frustration out the wazoo, and one nosy mother who has a sixth sense for drama. That’s Vegas, baby. BILLIONAIRES IN PARIS Hot on the heels of a huge blunder in Vegas, heiress Kathryn and billionaire boyfriend Ian escape to Paris for that romantic getaway they still crave. They’re not the only ones. Kathryn’s ex-boyfriend and sub Martin is also in Paris with the new Domme of his life, a stark reminder of who Kathryn used to be and the role she played before hooking up with Ian. While old urges resurface, Ian has to ask himself a very important question: how far is he really willing to go for the woman he loves? With Martin, nosy paparazzi, and Kathryn’s aloof mother gumming up Paris, there’s only one thing that’s for sure – it’s going to be a very memorable vacation! BILLIONAIRES IN TOKYO It’s taken two years, but Kathryn Alison is finally an employee of her boyfriend’s real estate and hospitality company. All so she can accompany him on an official business trip to Japan, where the business etiquette is so strict it would be simply unbecoming otherwise. All well and good, however, until the deal is sealed and Kathryn and Ian go their separate ways to party the night away. When Kathryn wakes up? Ian is gone. What ensues is a search for her beloved that takes her on more than a physical journey through Tokyo. By the end of the trip, Kathryn will have the biggest wake-up call about what her boyfriend truly means to her – and how she can take him beyond mere boyfriend status. Let’s just say it’s a good thing she saved that marriage license from Vegas.

Ryuko Volume 1

CRIME FICTION LOVER Eldo Yoshimizu's Ryuko is a stunning manga which tells the action-packed story of a no-nonsense, tough, and resourceful woman of the Yakuza. Appearing in the English language for the first time, this dynamic story ...

Ryuko Volume 1

Eldo Yoshimizu’s Ryuko is a stunning manga which tells the action-packed story of a no-nonsense, tough and resourceful woman of the Yakuza. Appearing in the English language for the first time, this dynamic story explores Ryuko’s life as she has to deal with the consequences of her past. After a fierce battle with the military, Ryuko’s search for the truth about her mother leads her into even more dangerous situations. As deadly enemies attack, Ryuko has to make some shocking decisions… “Ryuko is a raw blast of babes, bullets, and blood!” – Syfy Wire “Fast, wild and full of twists, Ryuko shows us a side of Japanese crime fiction that we rarely see.” – Crime Fiction Lover “Equal parts operatic Japanese crime epic and kickass girl gang drama.” – Newsarama

Valiant Masters Ninjak Vol 1 Black Water HC

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Valiant Masters  Ninjak Vol  1   Black Water HC

Collected for the very first time ? Ninjak?s solo debut in the original Valiant Universe by Mark Moretti (Bloodshot) & comics icon Joe Quesada (Daredevil, Amazing Spider-Man)! Colin King ? sophisticated British playboy by day, elite super-spy by night! Codenamed Ninjak, King is gifted with a brilliant mind and lethal training in the world?s most dangerous fighting techniques. Both will be put to the ultimate test as he is drawn into globe-spanning mission to apprehend Dr. Silk, mastermind of the WEBNET terror network, before the mysterious weapon known as ?Black Water? goes online. From the British Isles to the land of the Rising Sun, Ninjak will leave an indelible imprint on the Valiant Universe ? or die trying. Collecting NINJAK (1994) #1-6, #0, and #00 and featuring special, rarely seen sketches and process art from the Valiant vault!

The Agent G Omnibus Volume 1

The room had close to a dozen tattooed Yakuza guards standing around. Despite Japan's strict anti-gun laws, they all had Uzis and shotguns ... He was meticulous, methodical, calculating. His only weakness was his assistant and lover Peter.

The Agent G Omnibus  Volume 1

FROM THE BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF THE SUPERVILLAINY SAGA: “Black Technology has made murder a billion dollar industry.” The International Refugee Society has twenty-six cybernetically enhanced “Letters,” and for the right price, they’ll eliminate anyone. They’ve given up their families and their memories for ten years of service with the promise of a life of luxury awaiting them. Agent G is one of these “Letters,” but clues to his past are starting to emerge while he’s on a dangerous mission to infiltrate the Society’s most dangerous competitor. In the midst of all the violence, subterfuge, and deceit, he’ll need to keep his wits about him and trust sparingly. After all if an organization will kill for money, what would they do to keep the truth hidden? The Agent G Omnibus contains the first three volumes of the Agent G series (Infiltrator, Saboteur, and Assassin). Follow G as he slowly unravels the truth of his past, the conspiracy behind the International Refugee Society, and his allies. The Agent G series follows the transformation of our present-day world into a terrifying cyberpunk future as man merges with machine. ---- "Agent G is a quick-paced spy novel full of gadgets and violence." -Audiobook Reviewer "Agent’s G’s sex appeal is written all over him with his competency and focus." - Dab of Darkness "More than just two dimensional cardboard cutout stereotypes of spies, assassins and villains." - The Bookwyrm Speaks "Especially want to learn where G goes from here." - Hotlistens.com "A mix of Bond and Hitman." - The Blog Goblin

Orange Crows manga volume 1

NO EYE BROWN I love what Ryo did with Kreuger . I wish he could have gotten more screen time ... For the revision , I decided to toughen him up and give him more of a Yakuza , or thug Feel .手 F MAYOR BATSGRAVE I like a variety of body ...

Orange Crows manga volume 1

Five years ago, a young witch named Cierra broke the one unforgivable law of the witch society: she attempted to create her own magic. Her unlawful tampering burnt down a research room and injured the Mayor's daughter, Cierra's best friend. As punishment, she was exiled to the Wilderness, a barren wasteland crawling with the witch-devouring Fairies and the bloodthirsty Forsaken. After surviving for five ruthless years, her exile has now ended, and she has been ushered back to civilization, only to discover that the world around her has changed dramatically.

Myth and Masculinity in the Japanese Cinema

vol 1) both state that this shift in the patriarchal image from autocrat to caring father was in part a result of ... late 19205 of yakuza in jidai geki films, and gangsters (in Ozu's silent films) to be in love with their girlfriends, ...

Myth and Masculinity in the Japanese Cinema

This study argues that in Japanese popular cinema the 'tragic hero' narrative is an archetypal plot-structure upon which male genres, such as the war-retro and yakuza films are based. Two central questions in relation to these post-war Japanese film genres and historical consciousness are addressed: What is the relationship between history, myth and memory? And how are individual subjectivities defined in relation to the past? The book examines the role of the 'tragic hero' narrative as a figurative structure through which the Japanese people could interpret the events of World War II and defeat, offering spectators an avenue of exculpation from a foreign-imposed sense of guilt. Also considered is the fantasy world of the nagare-mono (drifter) or yakuza film. It is suggested that one of the reasons for the great popularity of these films in the 1960s and 1970s lay in their ability to offer men meanings that could help them understand the contradictions between the reality of their everyday experiences and the ideological construction of masculinity.

Down Out The Magazine Volume 1 Issue 3

What I love about “Three-Star Sushi” is the chase scene Barry gives us, that sort of “espionage” novel we get as we follow Brodie on his track to solve the mystery in... Three-Star Sushi A Jim Brodie ... a yakuza enforcer out for blood.

Down   Out  The Magazine Volume 1 Issue 3

This third issue of Down & Out: The Magazine features a new Jim Brodie story by Barry Lancet, whose novel Japantown has been optioned by J.J. Abrams and Warner Brothers for the Hollywood treatment. Here we have Brodie on a trip to his home in Japan and a quest to find out what’s going on with the yakuza and a perplexing kidnapping. But first up is a story by Canadian favorite Peter Sellers; he delivers a nasty little crime story of love and loyalty in the workplace in his own unique style. Patti Abbott gives us a searing story proving once again how nothing torches the human soul like that of another person’s expectations. Art Taylor, one of the best and most prolific short story artists working today, makes his first appearance here with a relatively short tale reminiscent of the late great Richard Matheson. Speaking of legends, Robert J. Randisi shares a story from his “Rat Pack” series. Next a writer who makes words look as though they fit together far more easily than they actually do is S.A. Solomon with her tale of corporate Big Business and other vices. Writing partners Frank Zafiro and Jim Wilsky debut separate stories from their Ania series, actual prequels to the novels, the first of which, Blood on Blood, will be released in April by Down & Out Books. A fine noir tale by prolific author Michael Bracken helps round us out. As usual we have another fantastic column by J. Kingston Pierce on the novels of the late Stanley Ellin, and for our “A Few Cents a Word” feature we present a discussion and a story by one of the hard-boiled school’s originators, Raoul Whitfield.

Media Review Digest

1 Tony Takitani Waga jinsei saisku no toki ( The most terrible time in my life ) Wedding peach : Love wave , vol . 1 Yaju no seishun ( Youth of the beast ) The yakuza papers : Battles without honor & humanity ( series ) Yi - gi - oh !

Media Review Digest

Quentin Tarantino

[59:25] Although O-Ren punishes Tanaka for his outburst and forbids the other yakuza leaders to “bring[] up either [her] Chinese or American heritage as a negative,” the end of Vol. 1 reveals that she did so not because she rejected ...

Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino’s films beg to be considered metafiction: metacommentaries that engage with the history of cultural representations and exalt the aesthetic, ethical, and political potential of creation as re-re-creation and resignification. Covering all eight of Quentin Tarantino’s films according to certain themes, David Roche combines cultural studies and neoformalist approaches to highlight how closely the films’ poetics and politics are intertwined. Each in-depth chapter focuses on a salient feature, some which have drawn much attention (history, race, gender, violence), others less so (narrative structure, style, music, theatricality). Roche sets Tarantino’s films firmly in the legacy of Howard Hawks, Jean-Luc Godard, Sergio Leone, and the New Hollywood, revising the image of a cool pop-culture purveyor that the American director cultivated at the beginning of his career. Roche emphasizes the breadth and depth of his films’ engagement with culture, highbrow and lowbrow, screen and print, American, East Asian, and European.

Male Homosexuality in Modern Japan

One of his yakuza torturers finds himself attracted to the wrestler, eventually freeing and going into hiding with him. ... For example, Murano Inuhiko's (1996) Gakuran tengoku (Tumultous heaven) volume 1, opens to a scene in a locker ...

Male Homosexuality in Modern Japan

This book is the first to look at the wide range of contrasting images of the gay male body in Japanese popular culture, both mainstream and gay, and relate these images to the experience of an interview sample of Japanese gay men. In so doing, it touches on a number of important issues, including whether there can be a universal 'gay identity' and whether or not strategies developed for increasing gay and lesbian visibility in western countries are appropriate to the social situation in Japan