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Strobe Edge Ranks in YALSA's Top 10 Graphic Novels for Teens

posted on 2014-02-01 16:30 EST
No. 6, Heart of Thomas, Tropic of the Sea, Sunny, more make Great Graphic Novels list

The American Library Association's (ALA's) Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) released its 2014 list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens. 10 manga titles are on the list including Io Sakisaka's Strobe Edge, which also ranked in the Top Ten graphic novels overall this year.

Title: Strobe Edge GN 1-6
Creator:Io Sakisaka
Publisher: Shueisha/Viz Media
Ninako has fallen in love for the first time and must learn how to navigate her feelings.

Title: No. 6 GN 1-3
Creator: Atsuko Asano & Hinoki Kino
Publisher: Kodansha/Kodansha Comics
Shion lives a privileged life in a futuristic city. Everything changes when he saves Rat's life and people start mysteriously dying.

Title:The Heart of Thomas (GN)
Creator: Moto Hagio
Publisher:Shogakukan/Fantagraphics
An enigmatic suicide note sets off a chain of drama at a German boarding school.

Title:Tropic of the Sea (GN)
Creator:Satoshi Kon
Japanese Publisher:Kodansha/Vertical
Yosuke Yashiro's family takes care of a mermaid egg in exchange for safe seas around their island community.

Title: Sunny GN 1
Creator:Taiyo Matsumoto
Publisher: Shogakukan/Viz Media
Orphaned children escape their troubles using their imagination in a broken-down Nissan Sunny 1200.

Title: Kitaro (GN)
Creator: Shigeru Mizuki
Publisher: Kodansha/Drawn & Quarterly
The stories center on an inhuman boy who straddles the line between the human and supernatural worlds.

Title:Knights of Sidonia GN 1-2
Creator: Tsutomu Nihei
Publisher:Kodansha/Vertical
The Sidonia carries the last of ever-evolving humanity and continues to fight the Gaunts with its dwindling resources.

Title:Tiger & Bunny GN 1-2
Creator:Mizuki Sakakibara and Katsura Masakazu
Japanese Publisher:Kadokawa Shoten/Viz Media
Hot shot superhero reality star Barnaby is forced to team up with washed-up Wild Tiger.

Title:Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin GN 1-3
Creator:Yoshikazu Yasuhiko
Japanese Publisher:Kadokawa Shoten/Vertical
When Amuro stumbles upon a secret prototype weapon he becomes part of a planetary civil war.

Title:Vinland Saga GN 1
Creator:Makoto Yukimura
Japanese Publisher:Kodansha/Kodansha USA
The teenaged viking marauder Thorfinn seeks vengeance for his father's death.

Source: ICv2

Update: Kitaro's summary corrected. Thanks, sakuragtin


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