Bokurano Ours

Bokurano Ours

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Paperback - 2010
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"One summer, fifteen kids innocently wander into a nearby seaside cave. There they meet a strange man who invites them to play an exciting new video game. This game, he explains, pits one lone giant robot against a horde of alien invaders. To play the game, all they have to do is sign a simple contract. The game stops being fun when the kids find out the true purpose of their pact"--Cover flap.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Viz Media, [2010]
Edition: Viz signature ed.
ISBN: 9781421533612
1421533618
Characteristics: 198 p. : chiefly ill. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Nieh, Camellia

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Kumiho
Jan 03, 2016

Not your run of the mill clamp or onepiece manga. This story may have fighting giant robots but what you get is the first real exploration in not just sorrow loss and regret but the real expression of it. Tears and all. A first in Japanese manga and fiction. The Japanese may be sad but they never show it. They contain it suppress it and hide it not just from society but themselves. The vinuettes are real uncomfortably so and tackle not just the timeless issues of teens and preteens but those of the Japanese youth of today from otaku loneliness to bullying out and inside the family to the life of the modern day Lolita who sells so much for so little. And I thought only the Koreans were masters of melancholy. Kitō mohiro is now up there with junji Ito and Haruki murakami and great storytellers in a nation that invented fiction and now evolve it one step more.

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wechatwizard
Jul 02, 2015

Great read. Is a good book if you want a good story with a little bit of tragedy mixed in.

Brightclaw Jun 24, 2011

This book seems to be very difficult to follow for me.

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Pikaboo
May 20, 2011

The story is intriguing and the artwork is well done. At first the number of characters is staggering but it gets better....in a worser kind of way. Great story though!

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wechatwizard
Jul 02, 2015

wechatwizard thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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wechatwizard
Jul 02, 2015

Violence: There are battle scenes in which people die. In this novel one such instance can be found during the second battle.

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