Did Spring actually happen? I had every intention of keeping up with these monthly wrap-ups… but with Summer looming I am busier than ever. Now that I apparently have a moment to myself, let’s see what I read 2 months ago, shall we!??
★★★★★ 5 Star Reads:
NOTHING!!! That’s disappointing!
★★★★ 4 Star Reads:
Alice 19th / by Yuu Watase (Translated by JN Productions, Adaptation Lance Caselman). This is a cute (and somewhat dark) shoujo manga series about the power of words. I’m not a fan on how rushed the ending is of this title, but overall this is one I love to return to over-and-over. I wrote a more complete review, here. Continue reading
The Walking Man
by Jirō Taniguchi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The walking man encourages you to forget the pressures of life and enjoy every step of the journey; to appreciate every experience and meeting. This is less a story and more an expression of feelings told through beautifully rendered, compact illustrations. And, can we just appreciate Taniguchi’s mastery over screen tones…. this is how it should be done!
The only issues I had are with the publication: flipped pages were entirely unnecessary; and it would have been wonderful seeing some of the watercolour spreads printed in colour. Disappointing, but hardly deal breakers.
I have never felt more calm while reading a manga. I loved this. I would recommend reading this outdoors on a comfortably warm Summer evening as far from city noises as possible.