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Genju no Seiza, Volume 1 (幻獣の星座 / Genju no Seiza #1)

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From the Creator of Pet Shop of Horrors and Kamen Tantei! Kamishina has never really felt like a normal boy. At school, he prefers to lay low and not interact with the other kids. But all that changes when Kamishina discovers that he is the reincarnated spiritual ruler of the little-known country of Dhalashar. And on top of that, he has an intense spiritual sense that al ...more
Paperback, 194 pages
Published August 8th 2006 by TokyoPop (first published October 1st 2000)
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Jody Mena
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Not you're average school days manga! As expected of the creator of Pet Shop of Horrors, this is a compelling combination of thinly veiled mysteries and innuendos about things only half-believed, half-defined and half-understood, unique and dynamic characters, dramatic and powerful plot devices, unexpected and well blended comical moments, and beautiful artwork, especially of animals (which also turn half-human to a select few!). I was really impressed at the realistic, if exasperating, politica ...more
Anne Freya
1st read : 2008
2nd read : 2 Mei 2015

Karena belakangan ini lagi marak perseteruan antar 2 agama di real life, aku jadi teringat manga yang satu ini dan jadi kangen berat buat baca ulang, makanya segera melahap koleksi pribadiku. :p
Karena sudah lama tidak baca buku dalam bahasa Indonesia, rasanya jadi aneh, dan sejujurnya terjemahannya juga rada kaku, mungkin bakal baca ulang scanlation yang versi Inggris. Sayangnya terjemahannya baru sampe vol 7. Jadi bagi teman-teman yang berniat untuk baca kom
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Dani
I really loved how we met Garuda and how Fuuto comes to accept who they are to each other. The lesson Fuuto learns from Garuda due to Sato is a sad one, but one a king must know: vengeance and violence are not the answer.

Probably my favorite part were the "lessons in leadership" that Fuuto learns at Garuda's hand. But I also enjoyed learning about Fuuto's abilities healing, seeing ghosts, summoning and more. Also he gains two new followers in a show of power.

Mayu and the professor seem kind of r
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Jen
Jul 29, 2012 Jen rated it liked it
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Kati
Aug 10, 2008 Kati rated it liked it
An interesting manga. Not really awesome or engaging but a good one. In some ways similar to Matsuri Akino's other series, Petshop of Horrors - Akino obviously has issues with "man eating" animals ;P Also, after the characters are set, the manga basically contains stand alone stories where the main heroes help solve various paranormal "cases". The overall arc is only thinly represented.
Tvaleros (SpadesHighReads)
I have never read any other works of Mr. Matsuri Akino, so this will be the first of his works I have come by.
I would say that this story was 'OK.' Not overly interesting, but not that bad of a bombshell.
I was not as engaging but there were a few witty moments, and some memorable artwork. I will continue to read the second volume just to stay optimistic.
Rachel Searcey
May 11, 2013 Rachel Searcey rated it really liked it
I love the art style of course, being a big fan of Pet Shop of Horrors.
The story is where this series really shines though. It's set up as a "case of the week" series, but it's got such a good supernatural/mythological base that it could go on for quite awhile & remain interesting.
Karaoke OK
May 27, 2008 Karaoke OK rated it really liked it
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[Series Length: 13 volumes / Read: volumes 1-6]

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Lucinda
Dec 13, 2015 Lucinda rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mythology, awesome, manga
I'd say this is Matsuri Akino's best work ever. The plot the characters, it's all there and I love it!
Indah Threez Lestari
#Program BUBU

Pertama kali dibeli dan dibaca pada tahun 2008.
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Matsuri Akino (秋乃茉莉 Akino Matsuri), is a Japanese manga artist from Mitaka, Tokyo, now a resident of Yokohama. Her work is a mix of the fantasy, mystery, and horror genres. Her self portrait is usually a kappa, sometimes with braids or an odango hairstyle.
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