Destination is a state of mind. A tale of a person and a bike and the road ahead. Kino wanders around the world on the back of Hermes - an unusual, talking, anthropomorphic motorcycle - only staying in each country for three days.... more>>
During their adventures, they find happiness, sadness, pain, decadence, violence, beauty, and wisdom. But through it all, they never lose their sense of freedom. They discover that because of the world's imperfections, it is actually a thing of beauty. "The world is not beautiful, therefore it is."
Slayers Special is a spin-off prequel series of 30 novels published from 1991 to 2008. Each consisting of one-shot stories (sometimes, two-chapter stories) chronicling the... more>> exploits of Lina Inverse and Naga the Serpent before the events in Slayers.
AI buster, the prequel to .hack//SIGN, is the story of Albireo,a debugger, who used to play ‘Fragments,’ the beta version of ‘The World.’ Albireo encounters... more>> Lycoris, whom he assumes is an event NPC (an AI character) but she’s actually a failed version of Aura. She is blind, deaf, and mute, because Albireo debugged her and broke up important files. The missing files are hidden as items in the World, and when returned to Lycoris, she gets a function back. When she gains them all, she changes into a teenage form with purple hair who looks like Aura. Because of his acquaintance with Lycoris, Albireo cannot log out of the game and exit the World.
For high-schooler Yoko Nakajima, life has been fairly ordinary–that is until Keiki, a young man with golden hair, tells Yoko they must return to their kingdom. Once confronted by this mysterious being and whisked away to an unearthly realm, Yoko is left with only a magical sword; a gem; and a million questions about her destiny, the world she’s trapped in, and the world she desperately wants to return to.... more>>
Books in the Twelve Kingdoms series with the kingdom covered in parenthesis:
1: Tsuki no Kage, Kage no Umi
2: Kaze no Umi, Meikyū no Kishi
3: Higashi no Watatsumi, Nishi no Sōkai
4: Kaze no Banri, Reimei no Sora
5: Tonan no Tsubasa
Extra : Mashou no Ko (Demon Child)
(Taiki Story in Modern World)
6: Tasogare no Kishi, Akatsuki no Sora
(Tai & Kei Kingdoms)
7: Kasho no Yume
(Anthology: Tai, Hou, Kei, Sai & Sou Kingdoms)
8: Hisho no Tori
(Anthology: Kei, Ryu, and other Kingdoms)
"Slayers follows the adventures of teenage sorceress Lina Inverse and her companions as they journey through their world. Using powerful magic and swordsmanship they battle overreaching wizards, demons seeking to destroy the world, dark lords, and the occasional hapless gang of bandits."... more>>