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  • Published: Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Manga, c2005.
  • Year Published: 2005
  • Description: 214 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Graphic Novel

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  • 1593074069
  • 9781593074067
  • 9781593074069 (pbk.)

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  • Graphic
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Eden : it's an endless world! 1

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Call number: Adult Graphic Novel / Eden

Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Floor, Malletts Adult

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Great Manga

I have a lot of experience reading manga and this is not only my personal favorite, but, in my opinion, one of the best. While it is pretty graphic, the art is great and the story is well written and developed. There also is a great diversity of characters. I would highly recommend this.

Might be okay for manga-lovers.

Eden is a Japanese manga (is that redundant? not sure) about a pandemic that wipes out most of the world by turning skin to stone. Naturally it's the US government's fault. And there's a shady secret organization that might be trying to save the world or might just be trying to capitalize on the misery. A kid and a combat robot travel the ruins learning to hunt and having conversations about what it means to be human .

I feel like there's probably a great story here, but the whole experience was just...awkward. While I obviously can't fault the book for it, reading right to left and back to front was annoying; I couldn't get immersed in the story because I was constantly reminding or correcting myself on which side of which panel I was supposed to be reading.

But the translation was also awkward. The awkward way most of the word balloons were awkwardly split to both sides of a panel, at an awkward point IN MID-SENTENCE, was awkward. And almost all the characters look like girls. For these things, I do fault the book.

Were I an experienced mangaphile, I imagine this might--maybe--have been a five-star experience. But I'm not, and it wasn't.

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