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Love Roma Volume 1

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ISBN13: 9780345482624
ISBN10: 034548262x
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Publisher Comments:

The first book of a new manga series presents a quirky, humorous account of teenage love at first sight.

Review:

"An honest portrayal shows something that is what it is, with acceptance if not understanding. That's the underlying theme of this manga that feels like a minicomic. Hoshino confesses his love to Negishi in a classroom full of students, although she doesn't even know his name. He's oblivious to many of the niceties of interpersonal relations, single-mindedly pursuing his goal without consideration of reality. Hoshino has no pretense, and he doesn't care what anyone thinks of him. He says he loves Negishi because around her he can be himself, but he doesn't seem to have much trouble any other time. The simple, flat faces and two-dimensional drawings are reminiscent of the works of American indie creators like John Porcellino or Jeffrey Brown, but with more shading. Paradoxically, the simplified art style, combined with Hoshino's unthinking exposure of himself, creates a perception of depth. One of a small but welcome number of naturalistic manga coming to America, this book follows the clumsy procession through dating, first kiss, first fight, meeting the parents and so on, with a simple charm that anyone can relate to. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Emma, June 29, 2007 (view all comments by Emma)
This is one of my favorite manga series - and one of my favorite anything series - ever. It just tickles me and also makes me feel warm and fuzzy. It's cute and funny, but gives sophisticated insights into relationships. Seriously! Just try it and I bet you'll love it, too.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345482624
Translator:
Walsh, David
Translator:
Walsh, Eriko
Translator:
Walsh, Eriko
Translator:
Walsh, David
Author:
Toyoda, Minoru
Publisher:
Del Rey
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject:
Teenagers
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Manga
Subject:
Manga - General
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Honesty
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Love Roma
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20050830
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 11
Language:
English
Illustrations:
THROUGHOUT
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.62x5.02x.67 in. .44 lbs.
Age Level:
from 16

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » Manga
Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » Manga » General
Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » Romance

Love Roma Volume 1
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Product details 208 pages Del Rey Books - English 9780345482624 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "An honest portrayal shows something that is what it is, with acceptance if not understanding. That's the underlying theme of this manga that feels like a minicomic. Hoshino confesses his love to Negishi in a classroom full of students, although she doesn't even know his name. He's oblivious to many of the niceties of interpersonal relations, single-mindedly pursuing his goal without consideration of reality. Hoshino has no pretense, and he doesn't care what anyone thinks of him. He says he loves Negishi because around her he can be himself, but he doesn't seem to have much trouble any other time. The simple, flat faces and two-dimensional drawings are reminiscent of the works of American indie creators like John Porcellino or Jeffrey Brown, but with more shading. Paradoxically, the simplified art style, combined with Hoshino's unthinking exposure of himself, creates a perception of depth. One of a small but welcome number of naturalistic manga coming to America, this book follows the clumsy procession through dating, first kiss, first fight, meeting the parents and so on, with a simple charm that anyone can relate to. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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