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3.46 of 5 stars 3.46  ·  rating details  ·  126 ratings  ·  12 reviews
These stories are told with the same bold, kinetic art style and brilliantly paced storytelling that Samura's Blade of the Immortal epic is famous for. The main offering, "Ohikkoshi," follows the turbulent paths of several twenty-something art students as they fall in love, fall in lust, play in rock bands, ride motorbikes, eat, sleep (together) and try to avoid making lif ...more
Paperback, 241 pages
Published October 31st 2006 by Dark Horse Comics (first published June 21st 2002)
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Oct 10, 2007 Yuwonosigit rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone who loves romance and comedy and a bit of wackiness
it's just a funny romantic comedy by takei teashi ( pseudonym of hiroaki samura, one of my favorite mangaka.
May 10, 2007 Aaron rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Manga lovers who wants something besides mechas and magical girls.
This kind of is the kind of stuff I wish reached American bookstores more often, instead of the madness that is the mecha-magical girl-witchcraft soaked weirdness that washes up on our shores. The characters are fun, the stories nearly improvisational in how disorganized and self-aware they are (Fourth-wall's-a-what-now?) and everything is pretty mundane, which is very refreshing. Plus the art style is a messy, sketched-out, nearly inkless semi-realism that doesn't give the girls huge boobs or f ...more
Hiroaki Samura clearly had fun creating something else than his long going samurai story. Even if his stories were not good (and the are), they would deserve five stars only for the art. As expected, it's very realistic and with many in-jokes, many of which will be funny only for someone with good orientation in japanese popculture. Thankfully to Dark Horse, we got everything explained in notes at the end of te book. Very good manga deserving its higher price.
Dony Grayman
Recopilación de historias cortas de Hiroaki Samura originalmente publicadas bajo el seudónimo de Teashi Takei.
Very weird slice-of-life/romantic comedy series from Hiroaki Samura, who is better known for the samurai gorefest Blade of the Immortal. It's often very funny--the short story about the mangaka is completley insane--but it's not exactly emotionally affecting (which BOTI can be, at its best).
Charles Kinbote
Beautiful art, very funny. Almost every page is rich with tons of visual information and subtle comic details that make it interesting again every time you read it. Comparable to Solanin or H&C, but I personally think it's better.
Federiken Masters
Nov 16, 2014 Federiken Masters marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Veremos...
Recommended to Federiken by: Zeta no
Cuatro años después de haber to-readeado finalmente lo consigo muy barato. Veo que al amigo Zeta mucho no lo convenció, pero no sería la primera vez que diferimos en nuestro criterio comiqueril, así que para saca.
Nothing at all like "Blade of the Immortal," the other manga Samurai is best known for. A nice way to see how his range is a little broader than that, especially for those of us who can only read his works in English.
got this purely because it's by the creator of the awesome 'Blade of the Immortal' series... art was great as expected but the story only interesting in bits
I checked this out because I liked the cover, but it was just a standard soap opera/teen romance manga, which isn't really my cup of tea.
Oct 13, 2008 Lynn rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: manga
Interesting yet dysfunctional.
Apr 08, 2012 Smitty added it
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the story is interesting enough slice-of-life josei fare but read this for the artwork. The artist/author is Hiroaki Samura(blade of the immortal). his sketches especially those centering around humans/the human body are beautifully and intricately drawn.
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Japanese Name (沙村広明)

Hiroaki Samura (沙村 広明) is a Japanese writer/illustrator and creator of Blade of the Immortal, as well as several other short works. He has also done various illustrations for magazines and ero guro work. He has an ero guro book out that is mostly a compilation of some of the work he has created.

His favourite bands are Queen, Black Sabbath and Jittarin Jin. He likes Black Sabbat
More about Hiroaki Samura...
Blade of the Immortal, Volume 1: Blood of a Thousand Blade of the Immortal, Volume 2: Cry of the Worm Blade of the Immortal, Volume 4: On Silent Wings Blade of the Immortal, Volume 3: Dreamsong Blade of the Immortal, Volume 5: On Silent Wings II

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