- Published: San Francisco, CA : Viz Media, c2007.
- Year Published: 2007
- Description: 189 p. : chiefly ill. ; 19 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Graphic Novel
- 1421513501 (pbk.)
- 9781421513508 (pbk.)
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Yurara. Vol. 1
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Call number: Teen Graphic Novel / Yurara
Available Copies: Downtown Teen, 3rd Floor, Traverwood Teen
First published in Japan in 2003 by Hakusensha Inc., Tokyo.
"Yurara Tsukinowa is a quiet girl who can see spirits and sense their emotions. Not wanting to seem abnormal, she hides her secret until she meets Mei Tendo and Yako Hoshino, two guys who use their spiritual powers to ward off vengeful spirits. The dormant guardian spirit in Yurara arises and a strong-willed beauty with the power to release souls emerges!"--Cover.
Yurara is a teenage girl who can see ghosts and empathize with them. Mei and Yako can also see ghosts, and use fire and water respectively to get rid of them. Yurara is protected by a guardian spirit who takes over when Yurara is in danger. The guardian spirit is beautiful and has a distinct personality which is usually for more fiery than normal Yurara's meek self.
While it has an interesting plot-line, I would have liked to see it develop in a different, deeper direction. It's not a bad series, but not amazing. Yurara's guardian spirit is actually the most interesting character (in my opinion) but we never really learn that much about her. The normal Yurara is rather bland and nervous. Nevertheless, it is a pretty manga. Good for picking up when you don't want anything too heavy or thought-provoking.
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