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To Your Eternity, Vols. 3 + 4

August 1, 2019 Leave a comment

Cover to "To Your Eternity, Vol. 4"To Your Eternity, Vols. 3 + 4
by Yoshitoki Oima, translated by Steven LeCroy.
Kodansha Comics
Rating: Older Teen (16 +)

As Fushi—a bizarre shape shifting being of unknown origin—makes their way through a fantasy laden world, absorbing information and likeness from those it encounters, it slowly begins to grow and develop a sense of self-awareness and individual identity. Yet, what will this sense of self bring to Fushi? How will the time it spends with the abandoned, mutilated, masked, servant boy known as Gugu shape its world view? Yoshitoki Oima’s moving exploration of humanity and existence continues with To Your Eternity, Vol. 3 + 4!
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To Your Eternity, Vols. 1 + 2

July 2, 2018 Leave a comment

The cover of To Your Eternity, Vol. 1To Your Eternity, Vols. 1 + 2
by Yoshitoki Oima, translation by Steven LeCroy
Kodansha Comics
Rating: Teen (13 +)

An immortal being wanders through the ages, taking on new shapes and forms, learning and growing, slowly becoming something resembling a human being, but what exactly does that mean? From Yoshitoki Oima, the creator of the critically acclaimed A Slient Voice, comes To Your Eternity, Vols. 1+2.
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A Silent Voice, Vols. 4 – 7

July 10, 2016 Leave a comment

A Silent Voice, Vol. 4A Silent Voice, Vols. 4 – 7
by Yoshitoki Oima
Kodansha Comics
Rating: Teen (13 +)

As Shoya continues to struggle with his guilt for bullying Shoko his circle of friends continues to grow, expanding to include more former classmates and even a few newcomers. Unfortunately, thing’s aren’t as peaceful as they appear and the past continues to haunt Shoya in new and unexpected ways, threatening to tear his new, burgeoning friendships apart. Will Shoya ever find what he’s looking for, or will his inability to forgive himself doom him to a life of solitude? Yoshitoki Oima’s amazing story reaches its climax with A Silent Voice, Vols. 4 – 7.
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A Silent Voice, Vol. 3

January 21, 2016 1 comment

A Silent Voice, Vol. 3A Silent Voice, Vol. 3
by Yoshitoki Oima
Kodansha Comics, 192 pgs
Rating: Teen (13 +)

Shoya’s struggles with his guilt over his shoddy treatment of Shoko in elementary school continues and grows in Yoshitoki Oima’s A Silent Voice, Vol. 3. In his latest attempt to make amends for his past, Shoya tries to reconnect with other kids from their elementary school class for Shoya, but he soon finds that not everyone shares his change of heart.
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A Silent Voice, Vol. 2

September 14, 2015 1 comment

Well, I missed a week. Apologies for that, but better late than never? At any rate, here’s a Manga Monday review of A Silent Voice, Vol. 2, plus a few news items that caught my eye.

And now, onto this week’s review of A Silent Voice, Vol. 2!

SilentVoice2A Silent Voice, Vol. 2
by Yoshitoki Oima
Kodansha Comics, 192 pgs
Rating: Older Teen (16 +)

Yoshitoki Oima’s touching drama about bullying and it’s affects on both the bully and the bullied returns. Shoya Ishida has finally tracked down Shoko Nishymiya, the deaf girl who was the target of his bullying several years ago in the hopes of somehow making amends. Does Shoko Nishymiya want an apology though?
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A Silent Voice, Vol. 1

May 25, 2015 1 comment

A Silent Voice, Vol. 1A Silent Voice, Vol. 1
by Yoshitoki Oima
Kodansha Comics, 192 pgs
Rating: Teen (13 +)

Being a new transfer student is never easy, but for Shoko this is especially true to her deafness. Her lack of hearing quickly attracts the attention of Shoyo, a young boy who will do anything to keep himself entertained, including bullying Shoko relentlessly. I had heard some very good things about this series, but beyond the basic premise I really had no idea what to expect from it. What I got was a powerful and emotional tale about a bully and his victim. From Yoshitoki Oima comes the series that won her the “New Creator Prize” at the 19th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize, A Silent Voice, Vol. 1
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