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Nana: v. 6 (Nana)
Nana: v. 6 (Nana)
by Ai Yazawa
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.96

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars NANA!, 3 Jun 2007
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Romance is often a genre I steer well clear of, but romance isn't the key issue in NANA, and if it is, you barely notice with all of the great storytelling, backstory and added charm. NANA is very funky in the character design area as well, fans of Paradise Kiss should check it out, and non-fans as well..


Neon Genesis Evangelion, Volume 10
Neon Genesis Evangelion, Volume 10
by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
Edition: Comic
Price: 5.94

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars :D, 14 April 2007
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Volume ten took its time--but its here at last. The manga draws from the anime but stands alone in its own way--it will be interesting to see how this manga ends--in comparsion to the TV show and movie. Hopefully the gap won't be as long this time--sadly asuka is not in this volume at all--which is probably unsurprising--most of this volume focuses on Rei and Kaworu (the Kaworu parts are very interesting--his character has undergone some rapid delevopment in the manga) worth a read--even if the ending leaves on an annoying cliffhanger.


Mirrormask [DVD] [2006]
Mirrormask [DVD] [2006]
Dvd ~ Jason Barry
Offered by FLASH
Price: 6.58

22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars surreal, 16 Sep 2006
This review is from: Mirrormask [DVD] [2006] (DVD)
Quirky and innovative dialogue--I would not label this as a film for children--not that children wouldn't enjoy it--but this a film written for those with a love or quirk and surrealism. Q. T film fans will eat this up, the film starts out fairly labyrinth ish--but then switches to Being John Malkovich ish towards the end--best way to describe it really.

The film is about young British girl Helena, a wonderful artist trapped at her family's off the wall circus that they run. She wants to 'run away to real life' which happens sooner then she expects as her mother is rushed to hospital and she is sent to stay with her nan in the grey streets of Brighton. However, againts her own will she is whisked to a strange surreal and dali-ish world where Spinx's stroll the streets looking for books, the queen of light lays sleeping in her temple and people wear masks to hdie their faces.

When I first watched it--I was drawn in by the quirky dialogue--don't let the the films 'surreal' aspects put you off--your be wanting to watch it again--the more you watch it the more you find.


Tsubasa, Volume 10 (Reservoir Chronicles Tsubasa)
Tsubasa, Volume 10 (Reservoir Chronicles Tsubasa)
by CLAMP
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars good and getting better, 14 Sep 2006
This volume is the first in which the group go to the infamous Piffle world at the start of season 2 in the anime. Funny and gripping (as per usual) this manga keeps getting better.

The group find Sakura's feather in no time--except someone else found it first--and now it has to be won fairly--in the great Dragonfly race! The race is full of people they have already met from other worlds--and more then a few familar friendly--and not so friendly faces have popped up.

Fei Wong Reed has a plan though--he has sent one of his minions to enter the race and capture sakura's feather. Syoran and the group won't notice after all...they have seen the same faces of alternate reality people they have met in tons of worlds...one familar face won't make any differenace to them.


Family Affair (All-New Tenchi Muyo)
Family Affair (All-New Tenchi Muyo)
by Hitoshi Okuda
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars starting to get back on track, 14 Sep 2006
This volume starts to get back to the more dramatic storyline's that were in the *first season* of tenchi muyo manga. Which is a fresh break from all of the *feelgood* cute stories we have been having for the last couple of volumes--which can be nice but somethimes tiresome to the plot. This is only given four stars because despite a good story--it still doesn;t compare to the orignal manga


Return to Labyrinth: v. 1
Return to Labyrinth: v. 1
by Chris Lie
Edition: Paperback

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quirky and cute, 14 Sep 2006
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As the previous review has stated--the art of this graphic novel is not exactly something to marvel at. Though in all fairness--the fasnty creatures were drawn fine. This artist was obviously chosen for drawing fanasty art more then manga style--which considering the nature and genre of this book--makes perfect sense. It is also churlish to consider this a manga--this isn't a Japanese creation--it is American creation--so don't compre it to a manga is all I can say.

The actual story is interesting and funny and follows the same 80s humour that was prevlant in the orignal film--with some pretty good twists and character delevopment. Not that you would have had to watch the film to enjoy or undnerstand this book.

The protagnist is the young baby Toby that Goblin King Jareth once stole away to lure Sarah to the labyrinth. His plan failed as Sarah relised that he in fact had no power over him and escaped safey home with her baby brother. Now Toby is a teenager and he isn't so luckly, he finds himself whisked back to the strange world where his sister was one entrapped with the Goblin King watching his every move...

I would recommend this book to people who like graphic novels by authors such as Neil Gaiman and generally like their comics with a hint of oddness and quirky moments. Labyrinth is certainly odd--but fans of the film will find this addictive--it only has four stars because of the art--but in all honesty--don't let that put you off.


Cynical Orange: Vol. 1: v. 1
Cynical Orange: Vol. 1: v. 1
by Jiun Yun
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.39

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderfully written, 3 Sep 2006
I do not own much Korean manga--much less romantic manga, but this one deserves attention. The characters are unique, interesting and utterly hilarous--plus you get value for money because there is a lot of extras in volume one--like interviews and character stats.

The story:

The most beautiful face, the perfect body, and a sincere personality...that's what Hwang Hyemin has. But because of that--all the girls in school think she is an ice queen. Every single day, she has to endure tortures and hardships from the girls, who make rude comments at her every action. And as a result--never stands up for herself--much less says two words at school. She dare not--what would her secret crush JongYon think?

That all changes after she meets a myserious boy who stands outside of school everyday to watch her come in and out of school. He remarks that its as if she is a different person when she walks out of school--smiling and raident--but gloomy and depressed as she walks in. He wants to talk her--but is lots for words and ends up accidently stealing her mobile phone and running off--Hwang Hyemin is naturally angry and for once--allows her true firey temper to surface and her true self to emerge.

This manga--or should I saw 'manwa' is very endearing and funny--it deserves more readers.


Xxxholic: Volume 7
Xxxholic: Volume 7
by CLAMP
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars What is to come..., 9 Jun 2006
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The story is shaping up now, book 7 and 8 (from what I have read) really get the story in motion.

Domeki destroys a spiders home to save Watanki and his sight is stolen as a result, feeling gulity Watanki decides to make a sacrfice...the events that follow lead up to a dramatic build up...but I won't give away too much...


Full Metal Panic - FUMOFFU Vol.1 [DVD]
Full Metal Panic - FUMOFFU Vol.1 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Yasuhiro Takemoto

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars off the wall crazy, 21 April 2006
Fumoffu is not known for his plot but it is very funny. You do not need to have watched the first season Full Metal Panic to watch this as Fumoffu is pure comedy that is sandwiched in between Full Metal Panic and its upcoming sequel Full Metal Panic The Second Raid--which is very likely to be dubbed after Fumoffu.

Fumoffu is basically, all the funny stuff that could not be put into the first season.


Neon Genesis Evangelion: Angelic Days Volume 1: Angelic Days v. 1 (Neon Genesis Evangelion (Adv) (Graphic Novels))
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Angelic Days Volume 1: Angelic Days v. 1 (Neon Genesis Evangelion (Adv) (Graphic Novels))
by Fumino Hayashi
Edition: Paperback

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful, 21 April 2006
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This manga had a preview run in Newtype magazine. It is set in an alternate reality of the so-called 'perfect world' that Shinji wishes he could live in at the very end epsiode of the Evangelion anime. I have only read the first volume so far but the artwork and the story look promising.

The manga has plently of 'in jokes' for fans and still manages to keep the story serious. Book One mainly sets up the world that Shinji lives in but fans will be drawn to this book--can't wait to read more!


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