6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
I have nothing new to really add,
This review is from: GoGo Monster (Hardcover)But this manga needs more fans, and with people like the negative reviewer below, who probably didn't even give it a chance, I'm here to say that you should. This is more from the great underground comix of Japan, though this one is about 10 years old (though just now hitting US shores thanks to Viz Sig.) but shows no signs of aging. It's a blend of childhood imagination/nightmare dichotomies told from a very subjective point of view, allowing the reader to get sucked into these tales of metaphysical pre-pubescent strife. It comes across like David Lynch, Satoshi Kon and John Hughes. I use film directors because this is largely visual and takes cues from gekiga and 'alternative' comix from all over.
It's obviously not for everyone. But give it a shot.
Oh, and on a side note, this is absolutely the best comic packaging of '09. Taking the slip cover off for the first time may cause you to blush. Now enjoy the story within.