Through a beautiful art style that draws from both French comics and Japanese manga, Animus tells an eerie little modern folktale about a haunted playground. The machinations of the playground equipment do strange things to the natural laws we take for granted, and the mysterious boy with the fox mask seems like he's hiding something. When the end comes, you may feel a confused and at least a little awed. Like the best folktales, Animus transcends the obvious and the mundane while taking you with it. Recommended By Cosima C., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
The residents of a quiet Japanese neighborhood have slowly come to realize that inauspicious, paranormal forces are at play in the most unlikely of places: the local playground. Two friends, a young boy and girl, resolve to exorcise the evils that inhabit the ordinary objects they find in the playground, including a snaggle-toothed monster.
In Animus, a beautiful but spooky young adult graphic novel of everyday hauntings, Antoine Revoy delivers an eerie tale inspired by the Japanese and French comics of his childhood.