Inio Asano is a master of his craft; and personally, I think this series is the pièce de résistance of his large catalog of work. This series is proof of his beautiful and mind-bendlingly challenging creative process of painstakingly redrawing photoshopped pictures of real locations and objects for backgrounds and props in comic panels; creating cute and charmingly surreal characters; and evoking an unending sense of dread as the end of the world looms closer and closer. If you ever wanted the real world reflected directly at you, but through the guise of an alien invasion (an admittedly cooler premise to the end to the world) and the high school girls trying desperately to continue their normal lives, this series in the perfect combination of biting satire and genuine desire to see lies beneath the surface of humanity's desperation to keep "normal" while facing their direct end... Recommended By Wren M., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
It's just an everyday apocalypse.
Three years ago the aliens invaded Tokyo. Nothing was ever the same again. But after a while, even impending doom starts to feel ordinary.
Huge chunks of the mothership are starting to crash into Tokyo, leveling whole neighborhoods. The Japanese government is ready to nope out of the impending destruction and the Americans are using the growing panic as an excuse to make their move. What's worse, the internet is down With just days left before the end of humanity, at least the Occult Club is having a pretty good vacation at the beach.
About the Author
Inio Asano, a bona fide earthling, was born in Ibaraki, Japan, in 1980. In 2001, his short story "Uchu kara Konnichiwa" (Hello from Outer Space) won the first Sunday GX Rookie Prize. Later, GX published his series Subarashii Sekai, available in English from VIZ Media as What a Wonderful World! His other works include Hikari no Machi (City of Light), Nijigahara Holograph and Umibe no Onna no Ko (A Girl on the Shore), as well as solanin and Goodnight Punpun, also available from VIZ Media.