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Dead Dead Demon's Dededededestruction 1

(Dead Dead Demons Dededede Destruction #1)

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Kadode findet das Leben langweilig. Am Himmel sind UFOs erschienen, doch keinen beeinflusst das maßgeblich. Selbst als ihr Vater bei einem Angriff der »Eindringlinge« verschwindet, geht ihr Leben trotzdem irgendwie weiter. Viel mehr stört es sie, dass sich nun alle einen gemeinsamen Feind gesucht haben … Was ist, wenn die Eindringlinge Beweggründe haben und gar keine wirkl ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published May 12th 2016 by TOKYOPOP (first published September 30th 2014)
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Zoltrik I assume it's because of the sex reference.
It also involves some mature topics but they would not be enough for an M rating, I guess.
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Artemy
Jul 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, best-of-2018
Three years ago, a devastating alien attack left Japan in a catastrophic state, with no way to defend themselves and hundreds of thousands people dead. Since then, the gigantic flying saucer has been just hanging above Japan, doing nothing, and it eventually became just a regular part of people's lives. Dead Dead Demon's Dededede Destruction, or DDDDD for short, follows two teenage girls living in that world and going through their everyday lives.

I've been aware of Inio Asano and his work for a
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Rod Brown
May 27, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The point of this book is to show how mundane and tedious life can be even in the shadow of something as world-changing as an alien invasion. I suppose there are parallels to how ordinary life is in parts of the world like the U.S. and Japan even in the shadow of 9/11 and the ongoing war on terror that has devastated entire other countries. Ooh, the threat of terror hangs over us like an alien spaceship, but we carry on being our boring-ass selves and worrying about boring-ass stuff.

To really dr
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Maria (Big City Bookworm)


This was definitely quirky and weird, which is what I totally expected it to be. It was a little hard to follow at times, but it became easier to understand as the volume went on. The art was amazing and as detailed as always from Inio Asano! The cliffhanger was pretty crazy too! I can't wait for the next volume!
Sean O'Hara
Apr 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the most Millennial comic ever. The plot is basically, "Aliens have invaded, but my student loan is still due on Tuesday."

So not much different from life in modern America.
Derek Royal
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As expected, I really enjoyed the first volume of the latest Inio Asano translation. And as with other Asano stories, this one is a curious balance of primary storyline (from what I can tell with just the first issue) and ancillary events and dramas that, while perhaps not clearly apparent connected to the main narrative trajectory, will nonetheless connect up at some point and contribute to a fuller story. The premise of this series, while not entirely unique, is unusual enough and given enough ...more
Sergsab
Jul 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Soy la única persona que para desconectar de Inio Asano se lee otra obra de este señor. Y sé que estas cosas no se hacen. Es como enamorarse del chico de rebote con el que sales para olvidar a tu ex. No. Así me va. Que me acabo enganchando más a Dead Dead Demons que a Buenas noches Punpun. Y ya sabéis cómo muero por el manga del pollito famélico!

Se nota tanto, tanto cómo ha evolucionado la mano del autor en el camino correcto que el dominio de la viñeta es absoluto. Con planos y sentimientos que
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unknown
May 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic, quirky art, super-relatable characters, I only have a vague idea of what is happening. So it's like Pun-Pun, except it didn't make me want to crawl under my bed and cry.
Tocotin

Awesome drawings (I love how realistic and detailed everything is, feels totally like our neighborhood), characters lovable and/or interesting. I'm not much into manga, but I was told that the story is not what it looks like – and I like unexpected; there is not enough of unexpected those days, in books I mean.
Avril
Mar 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Very different from his other works but surprisingly found myself loving it. The characters are enjoyable and though the plot is strange it's still intriguing.
Maia Robinson
Jan 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, 2016-comics
thank you asano inio for a lighter, not-emotionally-draining comic! nice change since every manga i've read from them was tiring but fulfilling at the same time (solanin i'm looking at you). this one's been so so so light in comparision, but also SO so so interesing and charming! i hope i can get the second volume soon since i got pretty hooked with the extra stories and everything.

i love these characters, i really do. some characters from oyasumi punpun seemed a little bit forced to me and i w
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Rebecca
May 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This pretty much sums up the world today: everything's going to hell, but hey, gotta pay off that student loan.
Nore
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
This is essentially CGDCT masquerading as social commentary on how everyday life remains mundane, even in extraordinary circumstances.

I just do not like Asano. I don't like the way he views the world - it's the same depressing, cloying negativity that you see in a lot of other "intellectual" works, especially by male authors, and while I understand that viewpoint, I'm done wallowing in it in the way all of his comics do. This man is almost 40 years old and apparently thinks that a scene where a
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Tar Buendía
Jan 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"A ver si va a ser que tenía yo razón al no hacer los deberes"

Inio Asano está muy mal. Esto es como una versión perturbada de 20th century boys. Una en la que no tienes mucha idea de lo que te quiere contar además. Personalmente, me ha encantado y estoy deseando seguir. Pero no sé muy bien a quién se lo recomendaría.
Shy Kuzonoha
Apr 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga-collection
I have absolutely no idea what this book wants to be. I just know I enjoyed every minute of it, trying to describe what this book is would be just as weird as it's writing. 5D has the weird from Fooly Cooly, the strange fun feels of Katamari Damacy with a blend of 90's sitcom Boy meets world, but if Cory and Sean were two high school girls.... oh and there's Aliens.... I was all in at that point.
Kat Viola
I wasnt sure about it at first but you know what, i really liked it 🤔🤔 i think 🤔🤔 probably 🤔🤔 whatever i still recommend it!
Mehsi
"When you look up at the sky, what do you see? A blue sky? Freedom? A hopeful future? The people of Tokyo see none of these. Instead, an ominous alien mothership looms overhead, engulfing the city skyscape."

Review for Volume 1 and 2.

Yep, I was definitely intrigued by that sentence when I spotted this series. But in the end it just felt short. Mostly because it is about the daily lives of several girls, all friends, with some aliens/spookiness/feeling of something wrong. I was just hoping that it
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Em
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Teenage existentialism is arguably overplayed, but rarely have I felt it expressed so honestly to the way I experienced it. These children suffer the changing of the world exactly how I remember being in high school during 9/11, with a shrugging indifference that would flare up into anger when you realized how it was being used as a cudgel by those in power. But mostly you're just worried about video games and what you're going to do after high school.

I'm worried future volumes will have a plot,
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Zaz
Oct 09, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
The idea of an almost inactive mothership staying above the city was a good premise and it was interesting to see how it affected or not the every day life. I also enjoyed the art with its high detailed backgrounds and various chara-designs. However, the story wasn't pleasant to read, it lacked continuity and the characters didn't make me curious about them or attached to them. There's potential for a good development so I'll give the next volume a try.
Crimson Splash
Apr 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
An alien ship looms ominously over Japan, its presence is sudden and without warning, a memorial is dedicated to the lives lost to its arrival, political pundits debate endlessly on how to approach the matter. And yet life still goes on; people still clock into work, school schedules remain unperturbed, and internet trolls still meme in the face of tragedy. In the 21st century, the modern world doesn't stop for the apocalypse.

Despite being a manga written for a Japanese audience, Asano's latest
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Brittany
Jan 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Dead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction is the latest series from Inio Asano – you may know him as the creator of Solanin, Goodnight Punpun, or A Girl on the Shore. He specializes in bizarre, unsettling seinen manga, and DDDD vol. 1 didn’t disappoint. If you like alien invasions, conspiracy theories, and badass but relatable girls, you’ll like this one.

As usual, this volume is full of Asano’s gorgeous art, with a style teetering between anime and realism. My favourite character was Hiroshi. He’s
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Matisse
Jun 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Inio Asano is my all-time favorite mangaka. I've only missed out on one of his works--the recent Goodbye Punpun--because I'm not a fan of long, multi-volume stories.

...Then I remembered that Asano gave us Anime Twin Peaks (aka. 'Nijigahara Holograph'), Anime John Green ('Solanin') and Middle School Porn With A Plot ('A Girl On The Shore'), and all of those were phenomenal. I gave Asano's current series a shot.

'Dead Dead Demon's Dededede Destruction' is, at just one volume in, my favorite manga
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Sarai Neilan
Sep 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
EN MI CASO... NO SE PUEDE DECIR QUE AQUELLA RUTINA ME LLENARA EN ABSOLUTO. PERO, DE ALGUNA MANERA, ME PROPORCIONABA UNA CIERTA FELICIDAD. ES AHORA CUANDO LO ENTIENDO.

FRÍVOLA MENTALIDAD DE FAN, TÍPICA DE JÓVENES CON DEMASIADA CONSCIENCIA DE SÍ MISMOS QUE NO SON CAPACES DE SENTIR CERCANÍA Y QUE CUANDO LA NOTAN SE ECHAN PARA ATRÁS.

CREER EN ALGUIEN ES MUCHO MÁS IMPORTANTE QUE DUDAR DE ÉL.

¡¡TÚ NO ESTÁS PODRIDA, RIN!! ¡¡EL PROBLEMA ES NUESTRO, QUE SOMOS COMO PLÁTANOS VERDES, TODAVÍA POR MADURAR!! ¡¡PL
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78sunny
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: januar-19
Der Manga hat mir leider überhaupt nicht gefallen.
Das Einzige was ich wirklich richtig gut an dem Manga fand, war der Zeichenstil. Der gefiel mir unglaublich gut. Diese kräftigen Striche, die unglaublichen Details und die Dynamik waren großartig. Auch die Art, wie die Gesichter gezeichnet wurden gefiel mir.
Die Handlung allerdings ist so wirr und merkwürdig, dass ich überhaupt nicht verstand, was man mir hier sagen will.
Eine Art großes Ufo schwebt seit einiger Zeit über der Stadt. Die Menschen
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Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe)
3 stars

I thought this was bit of a letdown. Aliens have parked a giant spaceship over Japan, and three years later, life goes on. Thousands died on 8/31, and Kadode is struggling to find meaning to her life. Her father disappeared during the first wave of the alien assault, her mother is an emotional and mental wreck, and the future doesn't have much meaning. Kadode and her friends hang out, play video games, and try to pretend that a big black cloud of doom isn't hanging over their heads.

While
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Mathilde
Mar 22, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bd-manga
Recommandé par Sita, j'ai eu très envie de sortir de ma zone de confort et de me lancer dans cette lecture au titre imprononçable. Cela me change complètement de ce que je peux avoir l'habitude de lire et ce n'est pas plus mal.
Adorant le Japon, je me suis plongée avec plaisir dans les planches réalisées par Inio Asano, le réalisme des scènes et des rues et saisissant. L'univers graphique est juste superbe et profond. Les personnages sont très attachants, drôles, avec une personnalité bien distin
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M00n
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: anime
I would say the story was pretty interesting. I guess what drew me most to actually reading this manga was seeing the manga artist Inio Asano drawing and inking his drawings in a youtube documentary video.

I was mesmerised and thought: I need to read and examine all those intricate drawing details. It was his style and mixed use of digital and traditional art that really took my attention. The way he draws female characters is so unconventional and cute; also the way he draws some of his male ch
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Terrence
Jul 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Always love Asano's works. The art, the weirdness.

This one takes an interesting turn that I'd rather not spoil. It kind of reminded me of "I Am A Hero"... which when I read it, the art reminded me of Asano, so I feel like this is coming full circle.

There's some fun characters and some hit or miss poignancy like usual (there's even a loudmouth character who just spouts nonsensical proverbs and such every two minutes, maybe a parody?).

I don't know where this story is going, which is always nice wh
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Selena
This is a low key manga about something that would not usually be treated so mundanely. Aliens have invaded, but this manga isn't about the people battling the alien. This series is about the normal, everyday folks who live in this version of Japan in which a mother ship hovers over Tokyo, but no one knows what they want or what they even look like.

It feels so normal but with something so strange just beyond the horizon that the whole thing feels strange. That's part of what is so attractive abo
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Chihoe Ho
While it's a premise that has been done before, there's enough intrigue in Dead Dead Demon's Dededede Destruction (gawd, isn’t that just a mouthful?) to hold my attention. Still, none of the characters really stood out to me, plus there's a weird teacher-student thing in this volume that I don't really see the point of. The plot didn't seem to have any direction for most of this volume but then it ends on a twist that actually opens up a path to how this story can progress.
Alyssa Macpherson
Mar 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, slice-of-life
Slice of life while in the background an alien starship hangs silently over Tokyo and humanity fights back. That could be the setting for zany shenanigans and comedy but DeDeDeDe is instead slow, characterful and filled with a deep foreboding that something is terribly wrong, no matter how some try to carry on as normal. Interesting, I’ll definitely look for more to read.
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Inio Asano (浅野いにお Asano Inio, born September 22, 1980 in Ishioka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese manga author. Asano created the acclaimed manga Solanin which was released as a feature film in Japan in April 2010, starring Aoi Miyazaki. He is known for his character driven, realist stories that range from slice of life stories to psychological horror. In 2001 he won the first prize in th ...more

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