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Higashimura, Akiko

Summary: "High schooler Akiko has big plans to become a popular mangaka before she even graduates, but she needs to get much better at drawing if she ever wants to reach her goal. Looking for an easy fix, she signs up for an art class, thinking all her problems will soon be solved. She's in for a surprise: her new instructor is a sword-wielding taskmaster who doesn't care about manga one bit. But maybe...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seven Seas 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 BLA

Higashimura, Akiko

Summary: "High schooler Akiko has big plans to become a popular mangaka before she even graduates, but she needs to get much better at drawing if she ever wants to reach her goal. Looking for an easy fix, she signs up for an art class, thinking all her problems will soon be solved. She's in for a surprise: her new instructor is a sword-wielding taskmaster who doesn't care about manga one bit. But maybe...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seven Seas 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 BLA

Higashimura, Akiko

Summary: "At last, Rinko's found it--the happy, comfortable relationship she's dreamt of. She and Hayasaka-san have moved into an apartment together, and her best friends have wished her well. Everything is going smoothly...until those same best friends show up breathless at her doorstep with the biggest four-alarmer yet: Key's gone missing, and Rinko may be the only one who can find him and bring him...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kodansha Comics, an imprint of Kodansha USA Publishing, LLC 2019

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 TOK

Higashimura, Akiko.

Summary: "After yet another devastating encounter with Key, Rinko constantly questions what it means to be a 'good woman'. The haunting thought drives her to consult a fortune teller, who seems to nail her problems right on the head. When Rinko brings Koyuki and Kaori along to experience the psychic for themselves, things devolve into an argument that drives the close friends to go their separate ways....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Kodansha Comics 2019

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Higashimura, Akiko

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Higashimura, Akiko

Summary: "The night of the fashion show for Tsukimi and Kuranosuke's Jelly Fish brand has finally arrived. They pulled out all the stops to make Amamizu-kan into an enchanting wonderland -- even Mayaya has transformed into a chic model! The show brings some much-needed attention to the retro building, but will the exposure be enough to save the Amars and their home? When their fashion line becomes a hit...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Kodansha Comics 2017

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2 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 PRI

Higashimura, Akiko

Summary: "As this modern fairy tale of otaku girls bum-rushing the fashion industry hits its penultimate volume, Kuranosuke charges onwards for Tsukimi's retrieval mission! Hanamori-san also makes his way to Singapore, for less noble reasons, but the biggest showstopper is Shu, who decides to propose...for real this time! Meanwhile, the Jelly Fish line may not be dead yet, but who's crazy enough to take...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Kodansha Comics, an imprint of Kodansha USA Publishing, LLC 2018

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 PRI

Higashimura, Akiko

Summary: "During her four-alarm search for Key, Rinko makes a decision she can't take back, and is forced to finally reckon with the question she's been pursuing all along: Can a tarareba girl ever truly find happiness? What even is 'happiness', anyway? In this final volume of Tokyo Tarareba Girls, the answer is anything but 'what if.'"--Page [4] of cover.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Kodansha Comics 2019

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2 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 TOK

Higashimura, Akiko.

Summary: "Faced with the possibility that she might be pregnant, Kaori loses sight of what she wants from Ryo. With Koyuki sinking deeper into her affair and Rinko compromising on her dreams of a heart-pounding romance, it seems like the futures they envisioned in their twenties have never been more unattainable. Are they out of time after all?"--Provided by publisher.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Kodansha Comics 2019

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Higashimura, Akiko

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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Higashimura, Akiko

Summary: "With the geeky paradise of Amamizu-kan threatened by redevelopment plans, Tsukimi and Amars must spring into action. But the wily Inari-san and her hold on Shu forces Kuranosuke to pull out all the stops: money, blackmail, and ... fashion?! Though Amamizu-kan still struggles with Kuranosuke's stylish ways, the neighborhood fashionista has too much to lose, whether it's a hidden identity or...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Kodansha Comics 2016

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Higashimura, Akiko

Summary: "As a brand, Jelly Fish comes to the conclusion that their dresses are for Amars, by Amars. After embracing the fact that they make clothes for weirdos, Tsukimi and the crew must figure out how to sell their styles! In true Amars fashion, these beloved otaku girls and eccentric boys struggle and fumble their way to their happy endings!" -- Back cover.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Kodansha Comics, an imprint of Kodansha USA Publishing, LLC 2018

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 PRI

Higashimura, Akiko

Summary: "While just starting to rekindle an old flame with Hayasaka-san, Rinko is mortified to have their first date crashed by Key. Will what he has to say condemn Rinko to another angry, drunken night with her friends...or will it strengthen her resolve to make this new relationship work? There's only one thing Rinko is sure of--she's running out of time."--Provided by publisher.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Kodansha Comics 2019

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Higashimura, Akiko

Summary: "Rinko has done everything right. She hustled her way through her 20s to make it as a screenwriter, renting her own office in a trendy Tokyo neighborhood. Everything should have gone according to plan. So at 33, she can't help but lament the fact that her career's plateaued, she's still painfully single, and she spends most of her nights drinking with her two best friends in their favorite pub....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Kodansha Comics, an imprint of Kodansha USA Publishing, LLC 2018

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 TOK

Higashimura, Akiko

Summary: "In order to save Amamizukan, Tsukimi makes the ultimate sacrifice: she goes to Singapore to work as a designer for Kai's fashion company. While Amars seems to accept Tsukimi's departure and the end of Jelly Fish, Kuranosuke refuses to give her up without a fight! As she floats further and further away from home, Tsukimi struggles to learn the ins and outs of the fashion industry, as well as...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Kodansha Comics 2017

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Higashimura, Akiko

Summary: In order to save Amamizukan, the girls decide to put up an exhibition of their work. When the Jelly Fish dresses catch the eye of Asia's greatest fashion influencer, Kai, it's not only the dresses that the mogul wants--it's the designer herself. Tsukimi and the gang are about to get the massive break they need, but at what price...? Afraid that he may lose Tsukimi, Kuranosuke must come to terms...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kodansha Comics 2017

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2 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 PRI

Higashimura, Akiko

Summary: Tsukimi Kurashita has a strange fascination with jellyfish. She's loved them from a young age and has carried that love with her to her new life in the big city of Tokyo. There, she resides in Amamizukan, a safe-haven for girl geeks who regularly gush over a range of things from trains to Japanese dolls. However, a chance meeting at a pet shop has Tsukimi crossing paths with one of the things...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kodansha Comics 2017

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2 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 PRI

Higashimura, Akiko

Summary: "Turns out, sex isn't everything. After a misspent night with a hot model (and a little too much booze), Rinko wakes up feeling more depressed than ever, unable to shake her growing suspicion that, at 33, she's doomed to be forever alone. Her friends Kaori and Koyuki think they have found cosmopolitan bliss in an unavailable ex and a married man, but the daylight only brings increasingly...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Kodansha Comics 2018

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 TOK

Higashimura, Akiko

Summary: "A RUDE AWAKENING. Thanks to Hidaka-sensei's intensive training, Akiko manages to get through her art school exams. She's one step closer to seeing her dreams come true...or so she thinks!"--Provided by publisher.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Seven Seas Entertainment 2019

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Higashimura, Akiko

Summary: "Tsukimi Kurashita has a strange fascination with jellyfish. She's loved them from a young age and has carried that love with her to her new life in the big city of Tokyo. There, she resides in Amamizukan, a safe-haven for girl geeks who regularly gush over a range of things from trains to Japanese dolls. However, a chance meeting at a pet shop has Tsukimi crossing paths with one of the things...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Kodansha Comics 2016

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Higashimura, Akiko

Summary: "Inari, the aggressive vixen of redevelopment, ramps up her efforts to buy out Amaizu-kan, where Tsukimi and her friends live. But Kuranosuke has a fabulous plan of attack-- turn Tsukimi's jellyfish designs into a reality! Will becoming fashion designers be more than Amars can handle? Meanwhile, Shu's interest in Tsukimi drives Kuranosuke to confront some feelings he's never dealt with before"...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kodansha Comics 2016

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 PRI

Higashimura, Akiko

Summary: "Sex in the city. When it finally seems like Rinko has caught a break, it disappears almost as quickly--thanks, once again, to Key. Meanwhile, Kaori finds out that she's not the only one her ex is cheating on his girlfriend with, and Koyuki learns her married boyfriend's wife may not be as estranged as she seemed. And yet, faced with the relentless void of loneliness, the three continue to make...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kodansha Comics 2018

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 TOK

Higashimura, Akiko

Summary: "Turns out, sex isn't everything. After a misspent night with a hot model (and a little too much booze), Rinko wakes up feeling more depressed than ever, unable to shake her growing suspicion that, at 33, she's doomed to be forever alone. Her friends Kaori and Koruki think they have found cosmopolitan bliss in an unavailable ex and a married man, but the daylight only brings increasingly...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kodansha Comics 2018

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 TOK

Summary: Plain, timid and obsessed with jellyfish, Tsukimi is a far cry from her idea of a princess. Her tepid life as a jobless illustrator comes complete with roommates who harbor diehard hobbies that solidify their status as hopeless social rejects. These wallflowers run a tight, nun-like ship, but their no-men-allowed-not-no-one-not-no-how bubble is unwittingly burst after Tsukimi brings home a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: FUNimation Productions 2012

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1 available in Young Adult Anime, Call number: DVD ANIME PRI

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