NAOKI URASAWA 20TH CENTURY BOYS GN VOL 01 (C: 1-0-1) Paperback – 5 Mar 2009
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About the Author
Naoki Urasawa's career as a manga artist spans more than twenty years and has firmly established him as one of the true manga masters of Japan. Born in Tokyo in 1960, Urasawa debuted with BETA! in 1983 and hasn't stopped his impressive output since. Well-versed in a variety of genres, Urasawa's oeuvre encompasses a multitude of different subjects, such as a romantic comedy (Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl), a suspenseful human drama about a former mercenary Pineapple ARMY; story by Kazuya Kudo), a captivating psychological suspense story (Monster), a sci-fi adventure manga (20th Century Boys), and a modern reinterpretation of the work of the God of Manga, Osamu Tezuka (Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka; co-authored with Takashi Nagasaki, supervised by Macoto Tezka, and with the cooperation of Tezuka Productions). Many of his books have spawned popular animated and live-action TV programs and films, and 2008 saw the theatrical release of the first of three live-action Japanese films based on 20th Century Boys. No stranger to accolades and awards, Urasawa is a three-time recipient of the prestigious Shogakukan Manga Award, a two-time recipient of the Osamu Tezuka Cultural Prize, and has received the Kodansha Manga Award. Similarly, Monster has been nominated three times for the Eisner Award in America. Urasawa has also become involved in the world of academia, and in 2008 accepted a guest teaching post at Nagoya Zokei University, where he teaches courses in, of course, manga.
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The plot-line captivates you with ease and immerses you into his world, following the lives of a group of childhood friends, reunited as adults to solve a shocking mystery and fight against the greatest threat modern man has ever had to face. The story is woven together perfectly; the mystery and suspense are mind-blowing, linking things in a way that only a true master of suspense could. This book will have you guessing all the way through, and changing your guess every other chapter as the mystery grows. Just as a warning, the cliffhangers in this series are phenomenal; after reading the first volume (all in one sitting!), I immediately hopped onto Amazon and bought the next few in the set!
The artwork is amazing; the character designs and backgrounds are much more detailed than other manga, and have been drawn to top-notch quality. The books themselves are of very good quality; the covers are very well designed and look great lined up, and the pages are made of good quality paper. The size of the book was slightly larger than I expected, but it's still a good size. For first-time authentic manga readers, the book is laid out 'back to front' to preserve the original Japanese design; it is surprisingly easy to get used to, and once you've got past it, full immersion is within your hands.
I have read many other manga series, but none like this one. If you love a brilliant plot-line, suspense like no other and are not afraid of reading a 'picture book', then check this out!
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