Manga Man

Manga Man

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East meets West in this innovative and very smart graphic novel by Barry Lyga, illustrated by Colleen Doran.

Sci-fi adventure meets love story—and East meets West—in Mangaman, an original
graphic novel for teens.
Ryoko, a manga character from a manga world, falls through the Rip into the “real” world—the western world—and tries to survive as the ultimate outsider at a typical American high school.
When Ryoko falls in love with Marissa Montaigne, the most beautiful girl in the school, his eyes turn to hearts and comic tension tightens as his way of being drawn and expressing himself clashes with this different Western world in which he is stuck in. “Panel-holed” for being different, Ryoko has to figure out how to get back to his manga world, back through the Rip . . . all while he has hearts for eyes for a girl from the wrong kind of comic book.
Barry Lyga writes a metafictive masterpiece as manga meets traditional Western comic book style, while Colleen Doran combines manga techniques and conventions with Western comic book


Baker & Taylor
Ryoko Kiyama, a character from a Japanese comic book, or manga, falls through a rip into the real world--the western world--and tries to survive as the ultimate outsider at a typical American high school.

Baker
& Taylor

Ryoko Kiyama, a character from a Japanese comic book, or manga, falls through a rip into the real world--the western world--and tries to survive as the ultimate outsider at a typical American high school. By the author of The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl. 35,000 first printing.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c2011
ISBN: 9780547423159
0547423152
Branch Call Number: YA GX LYG
Characteristics: 125 p. :,chiefly ill. ;,27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Doran, Colleen 1963-- Illustrator
Alternative Title: Mangaman

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Mark_Daly Dec 15, 2014

Delightful. Lyga's story will have your head spinning (in a good way). Doran's "realistic" art was inked with a heavy hand, but she seems to have mastered the style of early 80's manga.

OranguTang Nov 08, 2012

Really nifty idea. I loved the idea that manga style reactions/emotions can look so out of place in the "real" world. I would have liked this comic more if it had been in colour (the black and white just didn't appeal to me) and I didn't like the non-manga illustrations. I wished they had picked a different style of Western comic illustrations. That aside, it was really good.

Library_Dragon Nov 16, 2011

Interesting idea and fairly well executed. Though I question why Ryoko looks like he stepped out of a 1980s manga.

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