Kamikaze Girls (Manga)
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Kamikaze Girls (Manga)

3.37 of 5 stars 3.37  ·  rating details  ·  134 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Meet Momoko, a "Lolita" decked out to the nines in the finest (and frilliest) of Victorian haute couture. The only scion of a drunken interlude between a cowardly yakuza and an inebriated bar-hostess, Momoko's mom has since split the scene, and, after various ill-fated scams that involve imitation brand name merchandise, Momoko's dad relocates them to the boondocks of rura...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published February 7th 2006 by VIZ Media LLC
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So, the book this is based on is really good. I remember that when this first came out in the US, out of the book, the manga, and the movie, I likedthe book the best, then the manga, then the movie. Rereading the manga, though, I didn't really like it. It's not a very good adaptation. The art isn't very compelling, in terms of being a graphic novel. The actual drawing style is passable, but the way it's adapted from the novel isn't very compelling. The sample of the novel in the back makes me re...more
Judy (Geeky Reading)
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I believe I have stated this before, but I love VIZ Media. More specifically, Shojo Beat. They are, by far, my favorite manga provider. I have read most of their releases, save for, probably, a handful, and you could probably see that I’ve reviewed more of their books than any other companies.

I realized, somewhat recently, that I’d missed some of their older one-shots. At the time, I guess I just had little interest in them, and then had mostly forgotten about the...more
i just watched the movie and decided to reread the manga while i was at it. i have to say, it kind of suffers in comparison. the manga moves too fast to really earn the friendship payoff the movie does, though i will give it props for connecting the storylines a little better (the whole gang challenge comes out of nowhere in the movie). also i am iffy on the side story with the high school girl and host guy. :/ 2.5 stars
This doesn't usually happen but the movie was WAY better than the book or the manga.
Aug 18, 2010 Stacy rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2010
Significantly more shallow than the novel, although the restructured plot works a bit better in some ways. Over half the book is filled with three other short stories: one a romantic tale focused on Ichigo, and two other short romances with a princess "theme" that mostly comes through in the title. Mostly of interest to Novala Takemoto completists.
[I read both the original novel and the manga adaptation in August 2010. Not sure why they're consolidated as one book in Goodreads' system. I'd probably rate both as 3/5, since I enjoyed both, but IMO the novel is better.]
Pretty art~ nice short stories
Karaoke OK
[Series Length: 1 volume / Read: volumes 1]

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Tough women.
Tough femmes.
Strong male ballerina.
Butches in dresses.
Awesome outfits.
And heaps more.
Cute, but I think it skipped over quite a few of the details. Makes me want to read the book that this manga is based on.
I liked the premise of this manga but...meh. Maybe the movie is better?b
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