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Maka Maka Volume 1 Paperback – November 11, 2008

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  • Series: Maka Maka
  • Paperback: 104 pages
  • Publisher: Media Blasters; Pap/Pstr edition (November 11, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159883293X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1598832938
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 7.2 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,408,530 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By T. O. on March 6, 2009
Format: Paperback
I came across Maka-Maka in a bookstore when I was looking for something fresh that I had never come across before. Maka-Maka, Vol. 1 by Kishi Torajiro was something that I found and bought on a whim--I never usually read Manga. This is one of the first I bought.

The cover design itself is absolutely stunning. I really like the fact that the cover itself has several layers of complexity: In some ways there are three covers, a pull away half-cover that reveals nudity on the front and back images. Underneath the main jacket is another set of two artistically done nude shots. I had never seen so much attention to detail in the cover alone. There is even a nicely designed poster folded inside the book... It sure felt like I got a lot of stuff with the book.

This is definitely an adult book, but for being such a "naughty" book, it is so stylized, exquisitely drawn that I simply found myself drawn into the "real-life" feel of the atmosphere of the book. The character interactions are so utterly believable that at times there was major suspension of disbelief--in other words, these characters felt REAL. That is good--far too many erotic books and films fail to set up "real-like" situations and characters that they fail at being erotic--Erotic stimulation is inherently triggered from believing in the situation at hand (at least I believe so).

This book is a collection of 12 short stories, often based in day to day situations (which is nice), that always deal with a sexual nature of some sort. Not all of the stories actually portray explicit sex between two female friends (keep in mind that this book is all about a female/female "friends with benefits" situation), but sometimes the two simply enjoying erotic experiences and exploring each others' bodies.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By James H. Lestrange on December 16, 2008
Format: Paperback
I had read a review of this manga in a magazine dedicated to anime and manga, and decided that when it was released I would like to read it for myself.

I was pleasantly surprised after I received it. The graphics are very good, the character development is very personal, and the interaction between Jun and Nene is almost voyeuristic from a reader's standpoint.

The sexual nature of some of the chapters served more to underline the closeness of the relationship between them. It is somewhat explicit without being lewd, direct without being pornographic.

I just pre-ordered the second volume, and can't wait to see how much deeper they explore the relationship in that one.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Arden Donohue on October 11, 2009
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There are two types of yuri fans: the sex obsessed who want it as dirty as possible and the cute romance obsessed who strive on the happy feelings they get from watching not so dirty romances which can sometimes involve 12 year olds simply holding hands. This has a bit of both. It's about two really good bisexual friends who have an everlasting affair because they can only get close to each other. It gets very dirty sometimes, but it's in a fan way that almost seems realistic especially with the very well drawn characters. It's easy to suspend one's disbelief even with almost every chapter being about having sex. While they are friends with benefits, at the same time they are in an ever increasing romance that is told through these sexual encounters. There are little moments when it's not all about sex and just about how much they love and care about each other. If you are on that line between pure romance yuri fan and pure sex yuri fan then this is definitely for you and I also recommend it to people on either side of that spectrum, but beware innocent yuri fans. It might be just a little too dirty to be worth the beautiful romance. I also highly recommend it to yuri fans who just respect good artists. This could be considered as art, it is so well drawn.
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