Yokaiden 1

Yokaiden Yokai Japanese spirits Most people fear them and a few people even hunt them thinking they are horrible monsters to be destroyed at all costs But young Hamachi wants to be friends with them He sees

  • Title: Yokaiden 1
  • Author: Nina Matsumoto
  • ISBN: 9780345503275
  • Page: 252
  • Format: Paperback
  • Yokai Japanese spirits.Most people fear them, and a few people even hunt them, thinking they are horrible monsters to be destroyed at all costs But young Hamachi wants to be friends with them He sees them as mischievous creatures that could coexist peacefully with humans if only given a chance.When his grandmother dies under mysterious circumstances, Hamachi journeys intYokai Japanese spirits.Most people fear them, and a few people even hunt them, thinking they are horrible monsters to be destroyed at all costs But young Hamachi wants to be friends with them He sees them as mischievous creatures that could coexist peacefully with humans if only given a chance.When his grandmother dies under mysterious circumstances, Hamachi journeys into the Yokai realm Along the way, he encounters an ogre who punishes truant children, an angry water spirit, and a talking lantern Will Hamachi be able to find his grandmother s killer, or will he be lost forever in another world

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    1. Quite enjoyable and I liked the artwork, but sometimes it was difficult to understand what was going on because the drawings weren't colored in very much. The story is interesting but for me it seemed like it was trying too hard to be funny (or maybe I just wasn't in the mood for it).

    2. I RECOMEND THIS IF YOU LOVE SPIRITS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [...]

    3. Hamachi is altijd al geïnteresseerd geweest in Yokai (Japanse geesten) ook al zijn ze eng en kunnen ze gevaarlijk zijn. als zijn oma word vermoord door zo'n geest gaat hij naar hun rijk en wil hij haar dood wreken. weet zelf niks over de Yokai maar vond het een leuke strip. ben blij dat ik dit boekje bij het boekenfestijn heb meegenomen en wil zeker verder met deze serie. ben benieuwd hoe het nu verder gaat met Hamachi.

    4. Better than I had thought it would be. I don't particularly care for the art, and Hamachi favors yokai to an almost pathological extent, even within the context of the book. No wonder the other villagers think he's weird! That said, the story itself is pretty good, and I really liked the information about yokai.

    5. "Are Are you a kappa? Those green, cucumber-loving, river dwelling yokai who are common in Japan, but make no appearance in western culture?"If this volume had a little less exposition and a little more "show don't tell", I would've rated it higher. Other than that I was pleasantly surprised!

    6. Summary: While most people fear the yokai (Japanese spirits), orphan Hamichi is obsessed with them as only a kid his age can be obsessed with a subject. He talks, thinks, and breathes yokai. Since everyone else thinks yokai are scary or boring, Hamichi is an outsider with only his crabby grandma for company. In this volume, Hamichi saves the life of a trapped kappa (water-spirit), only to have his kindness backfire when the kappa finds out Hamichi's grandma set the trap and steals her soul! To f [...]

    7. Summary: Hamachi loves Yokai (Japanese spirits) and feels that many of them are friendly and that people just misunderstand them. He wants to find out all he can about them and befriend them. A masterless warrior comes to Hamachi's town to pledge himself to the village that in return for lodging and food he will protect the town from Yokai as this town is supposed to be close to the portal of the Yokai Realm. Hamachi is angry beyond belief, when he returns home he finds his grandmother dead, pre [...]

    8. Hamachi, an orphan who lives with his grandma in the era where samurai's were still respectable in Japan, distracts himself from the daily hard works misery by reading about the japanese monsters called Yokai who were either abandoned household items come to life, some who resembled animals some who resembled humans. some were harmless others played pranks and some thirsted for blood.Hamachi using a 100 yokai tales book and 100 candles opens a portal between their world and the Yokai's making th [...]

    9. What makes this manga stand out is the silly, sarcastic dialogue and humorous plot. The story centers around Hamachi, a young boy who is obsessed with yokai, which are demons/ghosts. He wants to befriend the yokai, even though everyone else in his town sees the yokai as negative, due to their mischievious and allegedly murderous nature.The art is pretty standard (not outstanding but not bad), but the dialogue is funny and the insertion of Hamachi's "journal entries" is inventive and fun. Also, H [...]

    10. I grabbed this one randomly from the new books because I liked the cover art and found the concept appealing. It's a good enough story, I suppose, and aims to educate about some aspects of Japanese mythology, but the more manga I read the more convinced I become that the form just isn't for me. I find no humor in what I assume to be the jokes and am constantly annoyed at the shorthand conventions that I see as replacements for effective art and storytelling. I have to think my dislike is due to [...]

    11. The first volume in a new Japanese action/humor graphic novel probably mostly directed at young teen guys. Yokai are part of traditional Japanese folklore, spirits or monsters that can take many form. Some like to commit harmless pranks but others are out for blood. Hamachi is a young teen who lives in the time of feudal Japan. He thinks Yokai are fascinating and wants to get to know them and their ways. One day he returns from an errand to find the Yokai-hating grandmother he lives with mysteri [...]

    12. I love all kinds of mythology, so of course I love youkai. So of course I'd love a manga all about youkai, providing it was well done, of course. And this series is well done. Hamachi is naive and a bit too trusting, but he's endearing. I love seeing just how many different youkai Nina Matsumoto manages to work into the story, even in small bit-parts. And the art is also really nice. I hope more of this story is made past the first two volumes, eventually

    13. Everyone should read this book! Nina "Space Coyote" Matsumoto incorporates elements of Western storytelling into what is a very traditional story of spunky young kid vs. menagerie of mythological beasts in ancient Japan. Along with some characteristically stunning art, the witty repartee between lamp-monster and smarmy chimera is sure to please. I'm looking forward to the next volume.

    14. It's weird that in my pursuit of Japanese yokai (ghosts, demons and other supernatural beings), an American author does a better job at explaining the various forms than any Japanese author.The story is a little clunky and some of the art is off, but otherwise a good story and lovely illustrations.

    15. If there is one thing that I love more than books, it is folklore! Yokaiden plays with American culture and the Japanese culture of spirits. Many of these creatures are where Pokemon got their start.Curriculum connections I can see in this book are towards foreign language classes like Japanese. It would be good for students to analyze the blending of cultures.

    16. Not the style of manga I normally read, but this is a charming story with a great blend of humor, exposition and plot. It's a fast read, but the art and paneling makes you want to linger on and enjoy each page.

    17. The anachronisms really bothered me for a while, but eventually I got used to it and enjoyed the book more. The main character is awfully naive and that is still kind of annoying, but the story was still interesting enough to make me curious about what happens next.

    18. What an awesome and hilarious manga. Several times I found myself laughing out loud, especially at the extras in the back of the book. It's superbly drawn, too, which is a great plus. Some of the dialogue suffers from over-explanation, but it's all for the greater good. I can hardly wait for #2.

    19. This book is great If you want to learn about the mythological creatures from the Japanese Mythology. It's accurate and fun to read!

    20. I actually met the author at a comic book conference and got her to sign my copy!

    21. Great fun! I've admired Space Coyote's work for years now and I'm so happy she's finally being published internationally. For fans of pokemon, saturnalia etc.

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