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Megatokyo: Volume 5 Paperback – 23 May 2007


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  • Paperback: 226 pages
  • Publisher: CMX (23 May 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401211275
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401211271
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.6 x 18.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 993,372 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"* "Megatokyo is a delightful and imaginative work of American manga." - Publishers Weekly * "A genuinely engaging story filled with well-defined and interesting characters." - Library Journal" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Fred and Sarah Gallagher are the husband and wife team who write and illustrate the highly successful web-comic Megatokyo. This is their first published series. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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By Michael on 28 Dec 2009
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Volume 5 contains chapters 7 and 8 of the long-running webcomic Megatokyo. If you've not yet read these chapters, then rest assured, the story just continues to get better, with its eclectic mix of compelling and fascinating characters (all of them continuing to be revealed piece by piece as the story unfolds), zany humour, beautiful artwork, and a storyline full to bursting with memorable and quotable scenes and some real heart-touching moments.

If you've already read the chapters, then yes, it is worth buying the book so you can read them in paper format. Firstly, you get the story without all the silly "Shirt Guy Dom" stuff (but it's still there at the end, if there's anyone who actually wants to read those strips). Secondly, it's much easier to re-read and flip about and check details that you missed or only half-remember. And since an awful lot of the pleasure of Megatokyo is picking up on those details, you will want to do this. A lot. Finally, this volume includes the long-awaited official character guide, containing a few snippets of information that haven't come up in the story so far at all!
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Number 5 is even thicker than previous volumes, which can only be a good thing. Much the same format as previous volumes. This book includes chapters 7 and 8, complete with a host of Dead Piro Art Days, and a Megatokyo reader's guide, and character guide at the back.
Sadly there's no side-story (like Circuity in volume 4) this time. This volume is just Megatokyo with a few bells and whistles attached.

Paper's good quality, spine doesn't fall apart and the front cover's in colour.
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Warning: Even Largo's getting w33py 15 Sep 2007
By Cedric - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Megatokyo was the brainchild of two rather different creators, who since fell out in 2002, and Megatokyo 5 shows this. The rather chaotic Largo has been gone from the series for a few years, and the more angsty Piro has given emo scenes to pretty much every main character in the book. Still, the art is getting better and better. Longtime Megatokyo readers will find subtle foreshadowing and other nuances reading an entire chapter that they may have missed when reading the online site every other day. Highly recommended, but watch out for the tears in your b33r.
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Four Stars Made Five 12 July 2007
By Miriam Banerji - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
For first-time readers -- start with this one. For old fans -- this is probably the best book yet. It has the regular two chapters, 7 and 8, plus omakes, Dead Piro Art Days, and all that jazz. What really sets this book apart from the others is a mind-blowingly comprehensive reader's guide with character summaries and pictures and the plot so far.

All of the regular stuff, of course, is excellent, with the eighth and ninth chapters (numbered 7 and 8, just to make it confusing), with the greatest section of the plot so far and probably the best-drawn manga that I have ever seen. There's also the "Shirt Guy" Dom pullout section (perforated for removal) and the Dead Piro Art Days, single-shot panels that are amazingly drawn.

The book's real hit, however, is the reader's guide, prfect for a first time reader. Any person could probably, after reading the guide, simply pick up the story from chapter 7 and be able to understand anything that happens. The reader's guide is what makes a great four-star book into an amazing "I loved it!" five star book.
Alright 7 April 2013
By David Zombie - Published on Amazon.com
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It wasn't warped and had a small part above it bent. It was a small bent but mad me guess whether it was new or not
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Butts! 6 July 2010
By David Huynh - Published on Amazon.com
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Unlike the webcomic, which gets disjointed because of weeks of nonupdates, the book allows for instant viewing. What's more, since they're all uninterrupted, you can get a better sense of the action going on and everything flows better. I know some of you are put off by buying a book that is freely seen on the internet, but if you are a fan or if you know someone who likes this type of stuff, this is a good purchase.
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SHOULD of been better... 6 Nov 2007
By Jennifer Scafide - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
To be honest, Megatokyo Volume 5 was disappointing for me. I've always looked forward for the new MT books and I had height expectations for this one. I wish I didn't. The so called extras are okay at best. There was no real bonus stuff in this one. The MT timeline and character bois are nothing any special. You could get a better writes ups from a MT fan site. At this point the story is getting long wined and so far from the earlier story lines. I say borrow it from a friend or read while in a book store before buying it. I might also be bitter because I was and idiot and bought it from the MT store when they had the limited time thing where Fred said that the MT Vol. 5 would come signed by him and with a doodle. I paid more for it just to get it signed because Fred didn't realize how many people would buy them so there were no doodles. I ordered it for the doodle. I should of just got if for cheaper from some where else. >_< Silly me. So I paid to much for something that just need up disappointing me. I loved the first few volumes and I will end up buying the next volume, but if it the story doesn't pick up soon or have great extras that make up for the story flaws I might stop following this series. The only good thing I can say is the art work is beautiful.
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