on 25 November 2003
I have read the online version of megatokyo and before i brought this i thought to mayself can this really offer any more then an online version? well its does add something to the series. Anyone who is a fan of MegaTokyo Must have this. If your not, i recomend the book as its has more details and really helps you understand more about the story. And there jokes for gamers and non-gamers. Anime fans will also love this as there are many references to anime. Dom Days, you either love'em or hate'em, an i love'em. they are a nice change even though some of them may be a bit hard to follow. Dom seems to be a very weird and violent creature who has a way of making people want kill themselves or be killed by him.
If you get the chance to buy this then do, this is the best place to start for Megatokyo. If your a current reader of Megatokyo you should have this by now, if not get your lazy A** up and go but it.
on 9 February 2003
Like many other webcomics ..., Megatokyo was funny not for focusing on the foibles or unattractive qualities, i.e. funny through meanness, but funny because it was funny. The situations are so hopelessly unreal that you can almost picture them happening. A Giant turtle rampaging through Tokyo is a plot from a 50's b-movie, but Gallagher draws it with such precision, and the characters are so real - their emotions so convincing that you can actually picture the aforesaid turtle clearly. Personally I didn't like the "dom" days, little stick men. That's only because I could do them better though. They do interject small patches of humour though. The characters all fall into their perfect stereotypes, yet these stereotypes allow them to break free, as it were. Hold on, I'll explain that better. Largo likes beer. That's him. He's Mr. Beer, as it were. Its just a trait, a stereotype, but it is used so often its just funny. Theres really no way to describe it without reading it. You anticipate the beer joke, you see the beer joke, and laugh, and then you wait for the next one. Of course, its not all a linear piece of cruddy jokes about beer. Many of the characters do have their own serious personalities, with their own issues, and this touch of gravity amongst the otherwise joking strips draws you in further. Some "bad" webcomics ..., which make use of lots of in-jokes and are, as stated above, primarily about insulting people, often lose their humour after a few strips. Megatokyo does have a few in-jokes, mostly about Tokyo, but even without knowledge of these, the humour is still gleaned from the strip (believe me, we did tests). So. Conclusion Eh. Well, from the boy that looks like a girl to the hamster that is a conscience, from the regular strips to the extra pics and few strips in the book as well as the website (can only add to the greatness), but this book. Buy it now!....
on 4 April 2012
This is a review of a book listed by Amazon as:
Megatokyo Chapter 0 Volume One which is published by I C Entertainment.
In fact it is Megatokyo Volume One, so I now have two copies when I wanted only one.
The cover illustration on this one differs from the book a listed as Volume One, which threw me.
The words Chapter 0 do not occur anywhere at all on the book, which is paperback with a loose paper cover. It is published by I C Entertainment whereas the book listed as merely Volume 1 is published by Dark Horse.
Please refer to the correct title "Megatokyo Volume One" for reviews. Only buy this volume if you really don't want the "Dark Horse" publication, which has a few extra pages of content. The Dark Horse version has 16 pages of Piro's Sketchbook and an index.