Kamisama Kiss

Kamisama Kiss
Author: Julietta Suzuki
Publsiher: VIZ Media LLC
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN: 9781421587127
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kamisama Kiss Book Excerpt:

When Nanami inherits a shrine, a hot fox spirit and divine powers, she discovers that becoming a literal goddess of relationships doesn’t make her own love life any easier! Nanami Momozono is alone and homeless after her dad skips town to evade his gambling debts and the debt collectors kick her out of her apartment. So when a man she's just saved from a dog offers her his home, she jumps at the opportunity. But it turns out that his place is a shrine, and Nanami has unwittingly taken over his job as a local deity! Kirihito has finally found a way to enter the Land of the Dead in order to retrieve his true form, the body of the dread yokai Akura-oh! Nanami, her shinshi, and all the Izumo war kami are hot on his tail, but the ruler of the realm is furious that no one asked her permission before barging in. She slams the gates and shrouds the land in darkness. How will they be able to find Kirihito now, much less the way out?!

Kamisama Kiss

Kamisama Kiss
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Viz
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2010-12-07
ISBN: 9781421536385
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kamisama Kiss Book Excerpt:

Newly homeless Nanami learns that accepting an offer to stay in a Shinto shrine has made her the shrine's new deity, and to fulfill her duties she needs the reluctant help of her familiar, a fox spirit in the form of an attractive young man.

Graphic Novels A Guide to Comic Books Manga and More 2nd Edition

Graphic Novels  A Guide to Comic Books  Manga  and More  2nd Edition
Author: Michael Pawuk,David S. Serchay
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 719
Release: 2017-05-30
ISBN: 1440851360
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Graphic Novels A Guide to Comic Books Manga and More 2nd Edition Book Excerpt:

Covering genres from action/adventure and fantasy to horror, science fiction, and superheroes, this guide maps the vast and expanding terrain of graphic novels, describing and organizing titles as well as providing information that will help librarians to build and balance their graphic novel collections and direct patrons to read-alikes. • Introduces users to approximately 1,000 currently popular graphic novels and manga • Organizes titles by genre, subgenre, and theme to facilitate finding read-alikes • Helps librarians build and balance their graphic novel collections

Divine Nanami

Divine Nanami
Author: Julietta Suzuki
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2011-06-08
ISBN: 9782756022383
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Divine Nanami Book Excerpt:

Nanami Momozono est une lycéenne de 16 ans qui voit sa vie basculer le jour où elle se retrouve à la rue, après que son père, accro au jeu, l’ait abandonnée. Le hasard met alors sur son chemin un jeune homme qui décide de lui faire don de sa maison. Nanami découvre en pénétrant dans sa nouvelle demeure qu’il s’agit d’un temple et qu’elle est passée du statut d’être humain à celui d’être divin...

Shinto

Shinto
Author: Helen Hardacre
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2016-11-01
ISBN: 0190621737
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shinto Book Excerpt:

Distinguished scholar of Japanese religions and culture Helen Hardacre offers the first comprehensive history of Shinto, the ancient and vibrant tradition whose colorful rituals are still practiced today. Under the ideal of Shinto, a divinely descended emperor governs through rituals offered to deities called Kami. These rituals are practiced in innumerable shrines across the realm, so that local rites mirror the monarch's ceremonies. Through this theatre of state, it is thought, the human, natural, and supernatural worlds will align in harmony and prosper. Often called "the indigenous religion of Japan," Shinto's institutions, rituals, and symbols are omnipresent throughout the island nation. But, perhaps surprisingly, both its religiosity and its Japanese origins have been questioned. Hardacre investigates the claims about Shinto as the embodiment of indigenous tradition, and about its rightful place in the public realm. Shinto has often been represented in the West as the engine that drove Japanese military aggression. To this day, it is considered provocative for members of the government to visit the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, which honors the Japanese war dead, and this features as a source of strain in Japan's relations with China and Korea. The Yasukuni Shrine is a debated issue in Japanese national politics and foreign relations and reliably attracts intensive media coverage. Hardacre contends, controversially, that it was the Allied Occupation that created this stereotype of Shinto as the religion of war, when in fact virtually all branches of Japanese religions were cheerleaders for the war and imperialism. The history and nature of Shinto are subjects of vital importance for understanding contemporary Japan, its politics, its international relations, and its society. Hardacre's magisterial work will stand as the definitive reference for years to come.

Book Review Index

Book Review Index
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1981
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Book Review Index Book Excerpt:

Every 3rd issue is a quarterly cumulation.