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Alien Nine 1 (Alien Nine #1)

3.49  ·  Rating Details ·  112 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
In the future, alien invasion is a daily occurrence, and Elementary School #9 has assigned new sixth-grader Yuri and two other students to fight off the dangerous extraterrestrial threat. Even worse, she has to wear a creepy symbiotic alien helmet to get the job done - gross
Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 28th 2003 by Central Park Media (first published February 1st 1999)
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D.M. Dutcher
Yuri, Kumi, and Kasumi are three girls in middle school. They are part of the Alien Party. It's an after school club that catches rogue aliens by using alien partners named Borgs. They look like baseball caps with wings, and they are self-aware. Yuri has just joined it, and they are advised by their teacher Megumi. Sounds like a wholesome, cute manga, right?

Wrong.

This is an amazing, brutal deconstruction of the idea of Pokemon. It's more-it's about changing as a young girl, about authority abusi
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Emizel Doe
Sep 19, 2016 Emizel Doe rated it liked it
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Siempre me han interesado las obras que aportan algo nuevo a su medio, y Alien nine es una de ellas. Esta obra es una deconstruccion de la idea original de la captura y control de animales (como pokemon y derivados) mas o menos como lo hacen princess tutu y madoka magica con el genero de las chicas mágicas. Como las anteriormente mencionadas, Alien nine en un principio parece tener una trama dirigida a un publico infantil y carente de cualquier tono oscuro o adulto, pero la obra no tarda mucho e ...more
Robert B. Miller
Read by Jodine, Spring 2006:
"It is Japanese manga, and I chose it to get a feel for this cross-cultural literature. The back cover says, "Age 16+" but I think a much younger reader could enjoy it. The story is about a futuristic group of kids who form a club that has to do with aliens. Then an actual alien monster flops over the roof and one side of their school building and ingests one of the girls in the club. The other kids have to figure out how to save her. They find that everybody is exper
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Fiona
May 11, 2010 Fiona rated it liked it
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Part of the problem with adding books I read years ago is that I can't always remember how I felt about them. So, I'll go middle of the road on this one.
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Unfortunately, I don't think I'm well-versed enough in reading horror manga to give a very telling review of Alien Nine.
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Francamente: esperaba que fuera mas salvaje y cruda... pero si es interesante.
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Write one hundred times on the blackboard, "I will not complain about having to put a gross alien on my head and catch creepy monsters".
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