on 14 September 2006
Whether you are a fan of the website or have never heard of it before, megatokyo is a fantastic read. What I really love about reading webcomics in book form is seeing how the art evolves- megatokyo has gone from amatuerish (sorry, Fred) to expert quality art in the latest installment. The story is as fantastic as ever, with both angsty, 'shoujo' style storylines and insane, actiony computer-game inspired elements. Megatokyo has something for everyone, with an addictive storyline, characters you can really get involved with, and a hell of a lot of self-referential humour. Funny and heartbreaking by turns, and with moments you'll recognise yourself in.
on 13 March 2007
Megatokyo is an interesting world, set in Tokyo (who would have guessed) and populated by every Japanese manga cliche in the world, the book has one major flaw... It has no pace to it. Each book depicts no more than a day in the life of the protagonists and it clearly shows. It's a painful read which suffers from being converted from an online webcomic. The insistance of closure for each page, be it in the form of a joke at the bottom or a cliffhanger.
It's an enjoyable enough read if you can switch your brain off from all the nonsensical storyline ommissions, but I recommend visiting the website first and trying before you buy.