last update 2007/9/7

Mysteries and Secrets Revealed!

DHP's unofficial anime guidebook series promises to leave no stone unturned in its quest to reveal the many secrets, subplots, character traits, weaponry specs and behind-the-scenes gossip of your favorite anime. Mysteries and Secrets Revealed! are the only English anime guidebooks researched, written, edited and published by otaku in Japan!
M&SR! Specs
Price: $11.95
Binding: PB
Pages: 192
Trim size: 7.1" x 4.8"

Death Note: Fatally Fun Facts
Death Note, which began as a manga series, has been adapted into two live-action films and an anime series. It has also been novelized. The protagonist, Light Yagami, is a brilliant, but bored, high school student who discovers a mysterious notebook, known as the "Death Note." The Death Note claims that, if a name is written within it, then that person will die. In this first-of-its-kind guide to this exciting story, DHP's Japanese researchers have dug up little-known facts and behind-the-scenes info that are certain to surprise even the most ardent of Death Note's English-speaking fans.
Nodame Cantabile: The Essential Guide
Nodame Cantabile is an award-winning manga, anime and live-action drama. Nintendo DS released a game based on the manga in spring 2007. Shinichi Chiaki is the top piano student at his university and an excellent violinist, but he dreams of someday becoming a conductor. However, he has a deep-rooted fear of traveling, and so finds himself "trapped" in Japan. Because of this, he questions how far he can go in music, especially when he's passed over again and again. This is when he meets Nodame, or Megumi Noda, a messy free spirit who reminds Chiaki that music can be fun. This essential guide covers everything and more there is to know about this refreshingly insightful series.
The Negima Reader: Secrets Behind the Magic
Ten-year-old prodigy Negi Springfield has just graduated from magic academy and dreams of becoming a master wizard. Instead he's sent to Japan to teach an all-girls high school! Negima is a smash hit manga/anime combo designated a "top 10 property" by the industry. The second season of the anime hit North American TV screens in spring '07. This book uncovers countless secrets and provides Negima fans with the answers to their many questions in a fun, informative and easy-to-use format. The 13th book in the M&SR! series will give fans just what they wantc More Negima!!
Mushishi Essentials: The Wanderer's Handbook
Mushishi is a historical fantasy anime series licensed by Funimation. It has won numerous awards, including grand prizes at the Tokyo International Anime Fair 2006. A live-action movie based on Mushishi was produced in 2006. Mushi are described as being in touch with the essence of life, far more basic and pure than the grotesque creatures we are accustomed to. Due to their ephemeral nature, most humans are incapable of perceiving them and are oblivious to their existence, but there are a few who possess the ability to see and interact with Mushi. This unofficial guide is packed with background info and revelations about the show in a fun, informative and easy-to-use format.
The Bleach Breakdown: The Unofficial Guide
Ichigo Kurosaki never asked for the ability to see ghosts: he was born with the gift. When his family is attacked by a Hollow-a malevolent lost soul-Ichigo becomes a Soul Reaper, dedicating his life to protecting the innocent and helping the tortured spirits themselves find peace. Having premiered on Cartoon Network in September 2006, Bleach is considered one of the most important anime of the 21st century. This unofficial guide is brimming with character profiles, relationship analyses and in-depth explanations of the tons of weaponry and techniques used in this fast-paced fantasy.
The One Piece Adventurer: The Unofficial Guide
In a world of pirates, one man wants to become the greatest of them all: Monkey D. Luffy, who gained strange powers from eating the cursed Gum-Gum Fruit! Luffy and his crew sail the ocean in search of the legendary treasure One Piece. With 279 anime episodes, numerous video games and a manga series longer than Long John Silver, this seafaring saga is matched in scope only by the size of its enormous fan base. The Unofficial Guide is packed with all the essentials the true One Piece will ever need.
The Rurouni Kenshin Companion:The Unoffical Guide
Over fifty pithy Q&A's explain the mysteries, secrets, legends and history behind this action-packed story, TV's top anime show and the No. 1 rated anime series on Cartoon Network. The Rurouni Kenshin Companion offers everything you ever wanted to know about the life of animated hero Kenshin Himura, his friends, and his foes. Authentic and fun, this unofficial guide has 100 illustrations and sidebars detailing the wackier side of life in old Japan.
The Inu-yasha Experience: Fiction, Fantasy and Facts
A mystical tale set in Japan's long-ago Era of the Warring States. Inu-yasha, the half-demon hero of the story, and Kagome, a schoolgirl transported back in time from present-day Tokyo, are thrown together in a quest to find the shattered pieces of the magical Shikon Jewel and return harmony to the world. The Inu-yasha Experience reveals the many secrets, subplots, character traits and behind-the-scenes gossip that have made this one of the most popular manga and anime ever released.
YuYu Hakusho: The Complete Guide
The fun-filled book takes the reader on a whirlwind tour through Yusuke's worlds, unearthing and explaining everything from story backgrounds and characters quirks to supernatural technologies and actual merchandise for sale on the streets of Tokyo. Yusuke, a tough teen delinquent who dies saving a child from a traffic accident, is reborn as a Spirit Detective, and his adventures are played out in a fast-paced, multi-dimensional world of supernatural baddies and doting teenage girls. Since its launch in 1990, this manga has sold 40 million copies in Japan and become a hit series on Cartoon Network.
The Fullmetal Alchemist Archive: The Complete Guide
Welcome to Full Metal Alchemist, one of the most successful manga-anime properties to have hit the U.S. market. The story begins with two brothers, Alphonse and Edward Elric. Ever since they were young they have practiced the science of alchemy and now they are on quest to regain that which they have lost. This Complete Guide brings together in one volume all the hidden facts and secrets behind the science of this manga and anime opus.
The Naruto Saga: The Unofficial Guide
Recently voted the 10th most popular anime series in Japan, Naruto has reached levels of fandom in the U.S. and Europe not seen since the days of Akira Toriyama's "Dragonball." The manga itself has sold 40 million copies in Japan alone. This tirelessly researched guide, the best-selling title so far in the M&SR! series, is a must-have for any Naruto fan. It answers a plethora of questions that this complex and endlessly fascinating story has raised, and uncovers the many secrets surrounding Naruto on his quest to become the number one Ninja!
Fruits Basket Uncovered: The Secrets of the Sohmas
In this highly successful anime, the protagonist, orphaned high school freshman Tohru Honda, is taken in by the Sohma household in exchange for household chores. However, the enigmatic Sohma family shares a great secret: each member is possessed by spirits of the Chinese Zodiac. Chock full of character facts and juicy fan info tidbits, The Secrets of the Sohmas reveals many of the behind-the-scenes shenanigans that made Fruits Basket the hit it is today.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Unofficial Guide
In what is seen as one of the great anime works of the 20th century, Director Hideaki Anno uses the medium to exorcise private demons and delve deep into religious iconography. This has left many hardcore anime fans unclear about the complex story arcs and fascinating characters. This well-researched book sets out to answers those many remaining questions.
The Dragon Ball Z Legend: The Quest Continues
In Akira Toriyama's much-loved Dragon Ball series, many mysteries remain unsolved: What happened to this or that character? Who and what are behind the Dragon Ball creations? Where and when do the stories take place? This book explores the entire world of Goku and reveals some surprising discoveries.
The Gundam Explorer: Wing, First, G, Seed and More!
The secrets and mysteries of the four televised Gundam sagas from 1979. This easy-to-use book guides the reader through a maze of character bios, Gundam technologies, truths and legends that continue to perplex and mesmerize viewers of all ages.