The Princess of Tennis: My year working in Japan as an assistant manga artist 1st Edition
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- Item Weight : 9 ounces
- Paperback : 214 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1499797524
- ISBN-13 : 978-1499797527
- Product Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.49 x 8.5 inches
- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1st Edition (June 11, 2014)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,554,803 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Although, at times I do question who the deuce edited this book. To put it lightly, the writing could have been
improved had there been a bit more attention to detail concerning its grammar. The sentence structures
and word choices where just a little strange in some areas too.
Even so, I can forgive the book for its flaws because overall I found it to be a good read.
There's a nice touch of humor with a good dose of hardships along the way too.
Would recommend this book for aspiring mangaka and looking to work in the manga industry.
If you want to know more about someone's personal experience in Japan, this isn't that great. I personally wanted the latter, and didn't get much substance. I hope the author writes another book down the line with her personal experience in Japan. She has a unique perspective that isn't given enough space in the book. I think it would do really well.
The book is good, though. Not great, and that's my honest opinion. I'm eager to have the hard copy in my hands so I can read it again, but there are some things about the book that bothered me. A few tiny editing mistakes that were missed (very very very minor, but they jumped out to my critical eye), and the writing is a bit on the casual side. That isn't to say that's a bad thing. The way Jamie writes is very... well, it's like she's sitting in a coffee shop with you, telling you her story. You feel like you're there with her as these things are going on, and her way of describing the environment, her feelings while things were unfolding, it's all very personal feeling. You live through it with her, and that's something I absolutely loved. I could have done without some of the cute Japanese phrases and such, but that's definitely a personal thing.
Overall, it's a good book with a wonderful look into the world of Japanese manga. I think anyone who's had any interest in the behind-the-scenes aspect of manga creation, the anime/manga The Prince of Tennis, or just an American's experience in Japan, should definitely read it.