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Saikano Graphic Novel 1

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Seneca C. Farmer - Sep 28 2004
Rating: Wonderful!
It'll really touched me...
I LOVE this story! Chise is so cute (although some may find her annoying because she cries a lot), and... well... I don't know what exactly to say about Shuji ^^; but their relationship is really touching. I actually cried at one part, and I don't cry very much! (I won't tell you--you have to read it) This story will have you cracking up at one moment, holding your breath the next, and crying at another! I got a flyer for this title, and I almost passed it up because it looked a little ridiculous, but I figured "what the heck, it's only $10." Definitely worth it!

The only problems I have with the manga are: 1] sometimes it has these extreme close-up shots (for emotional effect) and it takes a minute to figure out what the heck it's a close-up OF. 2](I hope VIZ changes this with later editions) the sound and ambient effects are written out in English (and poorly fonted).

Nevertheless, kudos to Takahashi-san for a WONDERFUL story!

The next one (#2) streets tomorrow (I typed this 9/28/04) and you better believe I'm throwing some elbows if I can't get a copy! I highly recommend this title!