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Tokyo ESP, volume 1 Paperback – October 6, 2015
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About the Author
Hajime Segawa is a comic artist and character designer based out of Tokyo, Japan. He made is cartooning debut in the March 2005 issue of Kadokawa Publishing's Monthly Shonen ACE magazine with the short-story Phantom Kingdom (a comic adaptation of the PlayStation video game Makai Kingdom: Chronicles Of The Sacred Tome). By the end of the following year, Segawa was well onto developing his first feature length series GA-REI. GA-REI would continue for more than five years, spinning off a couple side-stories and eventually in 2008 a twelve episode animated TV series. Tokyo ESP is his second feature length series. Another hit in Japan, it was also recently adapted into a two season animated TV series. Segawa's works tend to involve the supernatural or psychic abilities, but are almost always set in modern day Tokyo with teenage leads.
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This book was not quite what I expected, but I liked it.
These fish start flying in the sky, and only certain people can see them. And when they go inside a person, it gives them special abilities. Like magnetism, or teleportation, or pyrokenesis, or super strength. Rinka can make herself able to walk through things, including things thrown at her. Her father is able to pull inanimate objects to himself, like cars. And Rinka meets a boy named Kyotaro who can teleport. They want to use their powers for good, but not everyone feels the same way.
I really liked the way that Rinka charged forward, fighting and wanting to save people. And I liked that her and her father have such a close relationship, how much they care about each other. The way he was charging in to save her when he thought she was in danger, even with cars flying around him, was sweet. Kyotaro also clearly has a past, something he doesn’t want to talk about. Then there’s their flying penguin.
This definitely has a more superhero feel to it than I expected. Rinka and Kyotaro try to save people as much as they can, barging in on hostage situations and such. And they run across a couple villains, with powers even stronger than theirs.
I liked this volume. It was surprising to me, very superhero feeling, but a lot of the characterizing impressed me. I enjoyed how some of the relationships changed, and grew in it.
[More of my reviews are available on my blog, Geeky Reading, to which there's a link on my profile.]
Yes, story is funny and one more thing I love most of all is art. I am so in love! Eng is not my native language and I used dictionary a little but just looking on this pictures make me happy^^
Also eng edition is really cool cos' how I understood has more chapters included in one volume.