Time and Again, Vol. 1 (Time and Again #1)
by JiUn Yun
"A grudge is a sentiment that is chained down and cannot move. That fixed sentiment becomes sadness, and when that sadness remains chained with no escape...it becomes hostile..." Baek-On and Ho-Yeon are exorcists-for-hire, traveling throughout the country in search of grudges and ghosts. Each encounter reveals a story of tragedy and loss, sentiments they are all too famili...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published December 15th 2009 by Yen Press
(first published 2009)
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This series is a collection of short stories, most of them based on traditional Asian tales. Because of this, some of the stories feel a little odd because they just seem to stop instead of end in a way that makes sense or has some kind of closure. I've run into this before when reading translations of Asian (particularly Chinese) legends and folk tales. I assume that this is a cultural difference, and that as a Western reader I'm not being impacted by the story the same way that a reader from t...more
I just really didn't care for this at all. It's not scary enough to be a horror manga, but not funny enough to be a comedy. The back copy says it's about exorcists, but really there are few exorcisms to be had. Mostly we just read some ghost stories where the main character may or may not appear. The art was really nothing to write about, not bad but not stand out either. I will definitely not be picking up future volumes (though the publisher tries to make you by cutting off in the MIDDLE OF A...more
I need to re-read this series... it was amazing. Characters who were complex and yet so real and understandable... a story of two young men and the path they tread in life, dealing with ghosts and spirits... Fantastic! I must re-read it, and do a proper review, book by book. The series is WELL worth it.
I like that this book had a series of different stories but I found it confusing at times. The art was well drawn but many of the characters looked so much alike that I wasn't sure who was who. Overall it was an interest series of stories but I'm not sure I care to read more.