Posted Friday, October 03, 2008
We've received several more Viz Manga and an art book... and it's some nice stuff!
The Arina Tanemura Collection: Art of Full Moon
Full Metal Alchemist Vol 17
Monster Vol 17
Vagabond Vol 28
Solanin by Inio Asano
I've been really looking forward to reading this one. It's a thoughtful and mature slice of life story that's worth a look even for non-manga readers. This English edition combines the two Japanese tankoubon into one slightly over-sized french fold softcover and includes the original color opening pages of both chapters.
"Meiko Inoue is a recent college grad working as an office lady in a job she hates. Her boyfriend Shigeo is permanently crashing at her apartment because his job as a freelance illustrator doesn't pay enough for rent. And her parents in the country keep sending her boxes of veggies that just rot in her fridge. Straddling the line between her years as a student and the rest of her life, Meiko struggles with the feeling that she's just not cut out to be a part of the real world."