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Monkey High! #01: Monkey High!: Volume 1

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ISBN13: 9781421515182
ISBN10: 1421515180
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It's hard enough fitting in at a new school while dealing with family problems... Will Haruna remain jaded and distance herself from everyone around her? Or will Masaru win her over with his monkey magic?

Review:

"Can style propel well-worn subject matter into something much more substantive? Reading the first chapter of this manga brings up that question. The story of a pretty young girl named Haruna transferring to a new school starts off in a manner familiar to anyone with any experience reading fiction based on a high school setting. She doesn't fit in with any of the established high school cliques and compares high school to a mountain populated with monkeys: both value hierarchy. What better way to illustrate the students' hierarchy than the ever-popular idea of a high school musical? Haruna starts challenging the social system when she chooses nerdy Masaru for a role over the school's resident lady-killer. Akira's always attractive illustrations of teenage romance set the book apart. Scenes between Haruna and Masaru have a delicate look. There are figures in silhouette and beams of light shining through when Haruna finds herself falling for the boy she compares to a baby monkey. Despite the title, Akira never resorts to the 'chibi' style. Her characters are all forceful and strong-looking. and her technical skills keep the familiar material fresh." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

Shouko Akira made her debut in 1995 with Taiyo-kei ha Kimi no Mono (The Solar System Is Yours), which was serialized in Japan's Deluxe Bessatsu Shojo Comic. She is also the author of Times Two, a collection of five romantic short stories that's available from VIZ Media.

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MangaFan, December 24, 2013 (view all comments by MangaFan)
Contains Chapters: 01 - 03

Chapter 01.) Miss Contrary vs. Runt Monkey
This chapter did a great job of introducing all the characters & allowing the reader to get a feel for the story as well as how all the characters interact with each other.

Chapter 02.) Climbing Mountains is Easier than Professing Your Love
I loved this chapter! In this chapter all the characters go on a hiking field trip & we start to see the relationship between Haruna & Macharu develop.

Chapter 03.) X-Mas is More Romantic than a First Kiss?!
I thought this was a really fun Christmas chapter & it also provided a great opportunity to get to know more about Haruna's past.

Overall I thought that this series has a lot of really fun characters & a very entertaining plot. I look forward to seeing what happens next.
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Crystal_Dark, August 25, 2013 (view all comments by Crystal_Dark)
I loved this book and feel that it is a very promising series with a lot of fun and interesting characters that keep you entertained. The story is also really well told and entertaining. I am looking forward to reading the next book!

Contains Chapters: 01 - 03
Chapter 01.) Miss Contrary vs. Runt Monkey
Chapter 02.) Climbing Mountains is Easier than Professing Your Love
Chapter 03.) X-Mas is More Romantic than a First Kiss?!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781421515182
Author:
Akira, Shouko
Publisher:
Viz Media
Author:
Viz Media
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Manga
Subject:
Manga - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Monkey High!
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Young adult
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5 in

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Product details 192 pages Viz Media - English 9781421515182 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Can style propel well-worn subject matter into something much more substantive? Reading the first chapter of this manga brings up that question. The story of a pretty young girl named Haruna transferring to a new school starts off in a manner familiar to anyone with any experience reading fiction based on a high school setting. She doesn't fit in with any of the established high school cliques and compares high school to a mountain populated with monkeys: both value hierarchy. What better way to illustrate the students' hierarchy than the ever-popular idea of a high school musical? Haruna starts challenging the social system when she chooses nerdy Masaru for a role over the school's resident lady-killer. Akira's always attractive illustrations of teenage romance set the book apart. Scenes between Haruna and Masaru have a delicate look. There are figures in silhouette and beams of light shining through when Haruna finds herself falling for the boy she compares to a baby monkey. Despite the title, Akira never resorts to the 'chibi' style. Her characters are all forceful and strong-looking. and her technical skills keep the familiar material fresh." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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