- Series: 2001 Nights (Book 1)
- Paperback: 246 pages
- Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; Original edition (March 22, 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1569310564
- ISBN-13: 978-1569310564
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,399,347 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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2001 Nights, Vol. 1: The Death Trilogy Overture Paperback – March 22, 1996
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The visuals vary from extreemly realistic to surrealistic, almost poetic at times. Yukinobu Hoshino probably is one of the few artists that is capable of producing art on a paperback sized book without losing detail or feeling of scale.
Also the way he researched his work and plot lines is increadable. I value myself as a very critical punter but can not even find one flaw in the entire series. He actualy makes his work believable as if it were science fact not fiction. People like Einstein, Steven Hawkings and Arthur C. Clark probably could have a great conversation with Mr Hoshino.
I simply can't express how good these books are in the 1000 words that limit this review. Personaly it ranks number 3 in my favorite book list of all times. Just believe me when I tell you it's one of the best books you'll ever buy!
Aside from the fantastic artwork, the author lays out a sweeping story of humankind's quest to find its destiny beyond Earth, told in a series of time-separated vignettes. He touches upon issues of cooperation, isolation, exploration, greed and even religion -- and manages to pull this off without becoming trite.
It's pretty tough to describe in words something that is so visually distinctive and compelling. I originally ordered this book on a whim, but it has just blown me away.
[have edited original today 2008 MAR b/c I finally really do realize that even with a spoiler alert people are just going to read on anyway, of course, and get the surprising though very simple ending, which I was commenting about, and that would just totally destroy the beautiful cumulative effect of reading all three volumes to get there, to that beautiful, majestic, haunting, and chilling vision....]
Has Yukinobu Hoshino done any other stuff, I wonder??? Now that I'm "onto him", I'm gonna go look for his other works....
The stories are wonderfully believable and the Japanese artwork is not the `big eyed', Hello Kitty stuff one comes to expect of manga.
Whoever decided to translate this series for America should be given an award for recognition of intelligent comic work. It's that good. I've read the 3 books several times and they're wonderful with each read.
Each volume ends with an epic tale. Volume 1 has "Lucifer" which is a great concept of an anti-matter universe which may be responsible for the Big Bang theory. Great stuff. Get these books - they're wonderful. This is the way comics should be done!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I found this completely by random in a danish library. Apparently it only had a short run in english, while in Japan it is rightfully revered for the masterwork it is. Read morePublished on January 20, 2012 by MW
This manga is definitely the best sci-fi manga/comic I've ever read...and I have read some serious works (Worlds of Aldebaran, Planetes, Orbiter and some others) but this series is... Read morePublished on June 7, 2011 by Victor
Yukinobu Hoshino's 2001 Nights is not your average manga.
With precise and detailed drawings, and a tangible indebtedness to Arthur C. Read more