Hex Americana (2023)


Ken Takamoto is a wannabe racer stuck at home for the summer, with only his mother for company.

Dante Willow is a ghost stuck in the car he crashed while racing his rival twenty years ago.

When they meet by chance, Ken has the answer to both their problems: enter the local racing league Hex Americana and win the annual Grand Prix. If they win, Dante can pass on to the afterlife and Ken can keep Dante’s fixed-up car to go anywhere he wants. What starts as a simple plan becomes a wild summer full of witches, gnomes, feelings, magical chickens, and more as they prepare for the big race.

Will Ken and Dante finish first? Can they even make it to the finish line? And more importantly, what happens when this racing duo blooms into something more?

From: Bree Wolf

Notes on This Title

The main character of this title is a gay teenage boy who is Japanese and “Yokai-American”. A lesbian cyclops is a supporting character.




Hex Americana is an entertaining graphic novel in which a teenager discovers secrets, romance, and a sense of his own racing abilities.” (Source: Foreword Reviews)

“A sweet and quirky romance sure to set hearts racing.” (Source: Kirkus Reviews)



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