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Nura: Rise of the Yokai ClanNurarihyon no Mago

Nura Rikuo is ¾ human and ¼ yokai. During the day, he has a human form and at night he transforms into his yokai state. Rikuo lives in a house full of yokai along with his yokai grandfather. Trying to escape his fate, he does good deeds in order to avoid becoming a yokai, despite his grandfather’s wish that he succeed him as the Third Head of the Nura Clan. Rikuo differs from everyone else in that he helps humans. After a series of events, he comes to terms with his yokai blood and takes that position.  With many wanting to remove him from that position, he goes in search of allies and friends. Mangako: Anime Club will be viewing this title on January 16th in the Schmidt Gallery.

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xxxHolic

xxxHolic (pronounced Holic) is a CLAMP work that crosses over with Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, another CLAMP production. The series revolves around Watanuki Kimihiro, a high-school boy who has been bothered by his ability to see the supernatural for as long as he could remember, and Ichihara Yuuko, a witch of time and space that owns a wish-granting shop. Watanuki happens upon this shop one day and asks Yuuko to remove his ability to see spirits, however, he must pay a price that is equal to what he wishes, and therefore Yuuko orders him to work for her until he finds the right payment.

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Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE

This story follows Sakura, the Kingdom of Clow’s beloved princess, and Syaoran, a young archaeologist who is also her childhood friend, as they go on a quest to retrieve her lost memories that have been scattered across different worlds in the form of feathers. Syaoran goes to see the Dimensional Witch, Yuuko, to grant him the ability to travel across worlds, and is accompanied by Kurogane and Fai D. Flowright, both of other worlds whose wish is to find their way home and stay away from home respectively. Tsubasa encompasses all of CLAMP’s previous works in the form of different worlds, so be prepared to see old faces!

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Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

In an alternate world where the worlds’ three greatest powers are Britannia, the Chinese Federation, and the European Union, Lelouch is living in Area 11, what was formerly Japan. The Britannian Empire had succeeded in taking over Japan by the use of their new weapon, the Knightmare Frame, which are humanoid autonomous armored machinery piloted by a single driver. Lelouch Lamperouge is an exiled Britannian prince who was sent as a bargaining tool to Japan, along with his sister Nunnally, by his father, Emperor Charles zi Britannia, after his mother, Marianne, was killed. Seven years later, Lelouch hides his past and goes to school as a regular Britannian citizen while also taking care of his disabled sister. One day, he is caught up in a terrorist attack and finds a girl called C.C. (C2) and makes a contract to save his life, giving him the power of Geass, allowing him to command anyone to do whatever he wants, whether it is to live, to die, to fight, or to dance around in the streets – though first he must obtain direct eye contact. He chooses to use this power to find who killed his mother, as well as to destroy the Britannian Empire, and to create a better world where his younger sister, Nunnally, can live happily.

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