Manga Man

Manga Man

Graphic Novel - 2011
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Ryoko, a character from the manga world, falls through a rip in pages into the real world, where he struggles to survive as an outsider in a typical American high school. Things like his chibi character, thought balloons, and motion lines make that difficult, especially after he meets and falls for Marissa Montaigne.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2011.
ISBN: 9780547423159
Characteristics: 112 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Doran, Colleen 1963-
Alternative Title: Mangaman


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Mark_Daly Dec 15, 2014

Delightful. Lyga's story will have your head spinning (in a good way). Doran's "realistic" art was inked with a heavy hand, but she seems to have mastered the style of early 80's manga.

OranguTang Nov 08, 2012

Really nifty idea. I loved the idea that manga style reactions/emotions can look so out of place in the "real" world. I would have liked this comic more if it had been in colour (the black and white just didn't appeal to me) and I didn't like the non-manga illustrations. I wished they had picked a different style of Western comic illustrations. That aside, it was really good.

Library_Dragon Nov 16, 2011

Interesting idea and fairly well executed. Though I question why Ryoko looks like he stepped out of a 1980s manga.

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