- Paperback: 232 pages
- Publisher: ADV Manga (21 Jun. 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1413903177
- ISBN-13: 978-1413903171
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.3 x 19 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,634,723 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Yotsuba&! Volume 1: v. 1 Paperback – 21 Jun 2005
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About the Author
Kiyohiko Azuma is the bestselling creator of YOTSUBA&! and AZUMANGA DAIOH. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
I highly recommend this book to manga and non-manga fans alike.
This is a charming little manga that is revolves around five year old Yotsuba and her family, friends, and neighbours. While it is rated for all ages, it is not a children's comic in the least. Rather, like Peanuts or Calvin and Hobbes, it takes a look at the world from a child's point of view and the reactions of those about them. Unusually, each chapter follows upon the next in actual time lapse order, so that each "episode" is one day of Yotsuba's life, and each succeeding volume is a continuation of her day to day experiences. This is therefore a slice of life type manga, dealing as it does with day to day life matters. The &! At the end of the title is because each chapter is the second half of an actual sentence, so that particular day's event is along the lines of "Yotsuba and Global Warming" or "Yotsuba and the TV".Read more ›
Whoever thought moving house would entail so much adventure.
Only quibble is that it's such a long wait between volumes.
Here, many years later, at an age where most are defined as "grown ups", I find myself snickering at the various tiny little silly details Yotsuba offers the reader.
Touching and random and typically childish. Yotsuba and her father moves into a new neighborhood, where they meet, and quickly socialise with the
family next door. It's small stories, but huge for a five year old kid - moving to a new place, finding a playground with swings, seeing a giant shopping mall for the first time, standing in the rain and so on, and so forth.
I instantly fell in love with the characters, all of them, wonderfully quirky lot.
I wholeheartedly recommend this for those within whom still resides an active and playful child.
Go play with Yotsuba guys and girls, she's good company.
This first volume begins with the titular girl herself and her dad moving to a new place and meeting their new neighbours. Where from? From the `left' apparently.
Yotsuba's insatiable curiosity and ability to see the awesomeness in practically anything are endearing qualities, even if the locals don't quite follow. They prove to be an understanding bunch (if left clueless sometimes - Yotsuba logic is truly her own brand) and she soon settles in as a permanent fixture.
I find Kiyohiko Azuma's storytelling to be very easy and a whole lot of fun to follow. You can't help but be uplifted by it, a good sense of humour drawn from the meeting of girl and life.
It's true, but I just got sucked in to reading it again, while i was reminding myself of the various goings-on. Next thing you know, the pages are turning and I'm chuckling away..
Yotsuba has great charm, smatterings of inane hilarity and amusing quips, pleasantly unified by the great little adventures of endearing people.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Yotsuba&! is actually a manga I found out about through figure pictures. I know, an odd way to find out about new (to yourself that is) manga, but I just kept seeing the figure of... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Z McA
This manga is the absolute perfection of the slice of life genre. I can't fault it, it boasts some of the most likeable characters and best humour I've ever come across in all my... Read morePublished on 17 July 2014 by Connor
Loads of fun. A wonderfully happy, optimistic manga about an impossibly precocious girl, and her adventures. Also, Jumbo is best character.Published on 15 Mar. 2014 by Michael Shaw
When our 10yr old daughter fell in love with Japanese anime films and wanted to read some manga, a friend recommended Yotsuba as being ideal and it was the perfect suggestion. Read morePublished on 2 Sept. 2013 by Guy S
I bought this book for the 10th birthday of a friend's daughter who is into manga. I know nothing regarding manga and based my choice on recommendations from previous reviews The... Read morePublished on 15 July 2013 by Anne Wizard
Chi's Sweet Home is a brilliant series of books that I first discovered while in Japan! I definitely recommend it to anyone who likes funny manga stories like Azumanga Daioh or... Read morePublished on 22 May 2013 by Samantha
Yotsuba&! is an extremely charming manga. It's about an energetic five year old girl who moves to a new house with her adoptive father and it's a breeze to read. Read morePublished on 8 April 2012 by Nikoran
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