Monday, 31 May 2010

Yotsuba&!

Today I want to draw your attention to what I think is the best Manga out there:

Yotsuba&!

Yotsuba&! is centered on Yotsuba Koiwai, a five-year-old girl who is energetic, cheerful, curious, odd, and quirky (so odd and quirky that even her own father calls her strange). She is also initially ignorant about many things a child her age would be expected to know, among them doorbells, escalators, air conditioners, and even playground swings. This naiveté is the premise of humorous stories where she learns about, and frequently misunderstands, everyday things. (Copied from wikipedia without any shame.)

The stories in itself are really cool and cute, but what really makes this Manga so amazing is Kiyohiko Azuma's drawing style. (I'm a big fan of his work and own his Azumanga Daioh series on DVD.) If you like cute Manga's you really should give this one a try.

4 comments:

Alice Audrey said...

You think that's good? Check this one out!

http://www.onemanga.com/12_Prince/1/00-cover/

Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

Interesting! I haven't indulged in manga since Ranma 1/2 was popular, but this one might tempt me back.

Just wondering: why does the title have an ampersand in it? =P

Sullivan McPig said...

According to wikipedia:
Yotsuba&! is a translation of よつばと! /Yotsuba to!
The phrase Yotsuba to means "Yotsuba and," a fact reflected in the chapter titles, most of which take the form "Yotsuba and something."

vvb32 reads said...

awww, sounds cute. and what big eyes. but she does sound odd. is it really for humor or is there an underlying character reference to someone who is "special" with autism or similar?