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In un volume unico, una raccolta di storie brevi dall'autore di Asadora, Naoki Urasawa. In un volume unico, una raccolta di storie brevi dall'autore di Asadora, Naoki Urasawa.


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In un volume unico, una raccolta di storie brevi dall'autore di Asadora, Naoki Urasawa. In un volume unico, una raccolta di storie brevi dall'autore di Asadora, Naoki Urasawa.

30 review for Kushami (Etciù)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Geoff

    An odds and ends collection. Some charmingly weird short stories (a standout is the story about the French kaiju otaku in a world where giant monsters attacking Tokyo is Japan's biggest tourist attraction), some musical montages (seeing Dylan or McCartney in concert), some non-fiction travelogue (visiting the LA music scene). If you like Urasawa's other off-kilter and sweet work you will like this but this is probably not the place to start if you haven't read him before. **Thanks to the artist, An odds and ends collection. Some charmingly weird short stories (a standout is the story about the French kaiju otaku in a world where giant monsters attacking Tokyo is Japan's biggest tourist attraction), some musical montages (seeing Dylan or McCartney in concert), some non-fiction travelogue (visiting the LA music scene). If you like Urasawa's other off-kilter and sweet work you will like this but this is probably not the place to start if you haven't read him before. **Thanks to the artist, publisher, and NetGalley for a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Rod Brown

    I always associate Urasawa with epic stories, so it was odd to come across this volume of short stories. And what an odd assortment it is. There are thrillers with supernatural elements like psychics and telekinetics, the sort of work Urasawa usually does. But there is also a failed attempt at a Tom & Jerry homage with anthropomorphized mice that is about as far from his usual stuff as you can get. Several autobiographical strips mostly play up the author's love of 1960s and '70s rock music, esp I always associate Urasawa with epic stories, so it was odd to come across this volume of short stories. And what an odd assortment it is. There are thrillers with supernatural elements like psychics and telekinetics, the sort of work Urasawa usually does. But there is also a failed attempt at a Tom & Jerry homage with anthropomorphized mice that is about as far from his usual stuff as you can get. Several autobiographical strips mostly play up the author's love of 1960s and '70s rock music, especially Bob Dylan and Paul McCartney. He also illustrates a story from 1970s featuring several Japanese folk musicians, as told to him by Kenji Endo, whose name Urasawa swiped for the main character of his 20th Century Boys series. The book finishes off with a couple tributes to kaiju movies. It's a real mixed bag, but I still found it enjoyable thanks to Urasawa's masterful art and dialogue.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Doc

    A sneezing fit of stories from legendary mangaka (and musician it seems)Naoki Urasawa As a fan of Naoki Urasawa's series such as Monster, 20th Century Boys, and Pluto I am always excited to see when a new book from him is released like the strange tale "Mujirushi: The Sign of Dreams". However Naoki is a bit of a story teller and some of these stories although they mean something to him don't have the same sway over my interests such as the Old Guys or It's a Beautiful Day which are both well draw A sneezing fit of stories from legendary mangaka (and musician it seems)Naoki Urasawa As a fan of Naoki Urasawa's series such as Monster, 20th Century Boys, and Pluto I am always excited to see when a new book from him is released like the strange tale "Mujirushi: The Sign of Dreams". However Naoki is a bit of a story teller and some of these stories although they mean something to him don't have the same sway over my interests such as the Old Guys or It's a Beautiful Day which are both well drawn but didn't interest me as much (though it is still nice of him to share the story of his friend.) All in all there are plenty of different tales for many readers just don't expect all of the stories to be your cup of tea and take notice there is some breast exposure in one of the stories so if that is a problem for you by all means skip the beautiful day story. As a final note check out the L.A. Music Travelogue stories for some great drawings of famous musicians and a bit of Naoki's musical life. :)

  4. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca

    In his afterword, Naoki Urasawa says that this collection ended up being about things he's always loved since he was a child - things like music and kaiju. That means that every story in this book carries a very clear piece of the creator's heart, evident in both the art and the attention to detail in the storytelling. Each tale is unique - even when they share an overlap in terms of theme, like the music of the 1960s and 70s - and all of them carry a sort of happy melancholy, a feeling which sh In his afterword, Naoki Urasawa says that this collection ended up being about things he's always loved since he was a child - things like music and kaiju. That means that every story in this book carries a very clear piece of the creator's heart, evident in both the art and the attention to detail in the storytelling. Each tale is unique - even when they share an overlap in terms of theme, like the music of the 1960s and 70s - and all of them carry a sort of happy melancholy, a feeling which should be contradictory but somehow isn't. It's just a very Urasawa book, and even if you've never read his work before, this is a collection that sticks in your mind.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Kumasama

    *Score: 8.5/10* This is a collection of short stories by manga author Naoki Urasawa, famous for series like Monster and Pluto. I have yet to read his series, but I have watched the anime of Monster which I loved very much. Overall, this is a mix of many different types of stories, some serious and some hilarious, ranging from daily life to paranormal and sci fi to slapstick comedy and to even music industry. Out of the 8 stories, I have definitely liked the most Henry and Charles the most (even the *Score: 8.5/10* This is a collection of short stories by manga author Naoki Urasawa, famous for series like Monster and Pluto. I have yet to read his series, but I have watched the anime of Monster which I loved very much. Overall, this is a mix of many different types of stories, some serious and some hilarious, ranging from daily life to paranormal and sci fi to slapstick comedy and to even music industry. Out of the 8 stories, I have definitely liked the most Henry and Charles the most (even the author says maybe this is one of his best short ones!) Which is a hilarious story about couple of mice trying to get a cake gaurded by a cat. I also really liked Damiyan, and Throw Toward the Moon, both including crime and paranormal elements that reminded a bit of Monster. Also, Kaiju Kingdom was unique and nice, which is a bit of a parody of all those Godzilla and monster anime we used to watch that seem to always attack only Japan and Tokyo when they invade "the world", so the story assumes actually this is real and these invasions by monsters become an important tourist attraction for Japan! Also there was one funny and kinda sad short story about a family spaceman who is sent to a dangerous planet to protect "the universe", ends with a really interesting twist. The other 3 stories, focused on music and some other elements, I didnt find very strong, but they were super short in general compared to the rest, so even though 3 out of 8 sounds like a lot, in terms of page count they represent a lot less. So due to those stories I won't give this a 5 star, but they still are ok and dont diminish from the greatness of the others. I would recommend this for Monster Anime fans (for a couple of the stories), and for those who enjoy Japanese old school anime, and those who are just curious about the author and his unique style. Even though I am yet to read Monster Manga, given how much I loved the anime I think its best to start with that first as it is more representative of Urasawa's style, and then move to this collection. I am planning to read Pluto which might also be a good starting point for this author, given that its one of his major works.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Sean

    Similar to most short story collections, "Sneeze" is a bit of a mixed bag of quality, with the stories ranging from good to great. There were a couple of stories that I found a lot more interesting than others, and I definitely wasn't that interested in the travelogues, though I will acknowledge that they were still pretty well told and illustrated. More than anything though, "Sneeze" shows off Urasawa's considerable range and versatility as writer, with the story genres ranging from a thriller, Similar to most short story collections, "Sneeze" is a bit of a mixed bag of quality, with the stories ranging from good to great. There were a couple of stories that I found a lot more interesting than others, and I definitely wasn't that interested in the travelogues, though I will acknowledge that they were still pretty well told and illustrated. More than anything though, "Sneeze" shows off Urasawa's considerable range and versatility as writer, with the story genres ranging from a thriller, to a slice of life, to a humorous "Tom and Jerry"-esque story, to grounded sci-fit, to pretty fanciful sci-fi. As always, Urasawa's art is strong and expressive, with his storytelling and sense of pacing near-perfect in each story. Urasawa has one of the strongest voices in manga or comics today, and even his lesser works are worth a read.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Pippa Reads Manga

    I have to applaud Urasawa for making something a bit different than his usual work. While not every story from this collection is a winner, there are a lot more hits than misses. Many of the stories will feel familiar if you've read Urasawa before, but a few of them stand out as being a bit different from his norm. I appreciate it when authors are willing to branch out of their comfort zones a try something new so for me this collection is pretty stellar and I enjoyed reading it. As always the a I have to applaud Urasawa for making something a bit different than his usual work. While not every story from this collection is a winner, there are a lot more hits than misses. Many of the stories will feel familiar if you've read Urasawa before, but a few of them stand out as being a bit different from his norm. I appreciate it when authors are willing to branch out of their comfort zones a try something new so for me this collection is pretty stellar and I enjoyed reading it. As always the art is skillfully drawn and very engaging.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Connor Foley

    Pretty solid collection of short manga by one of the all-time greats. Excellent story-telling and art as always. One of the stories surrounding old-men and music did nothing for me, but otherwise, thumbs up.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Matty Dub

    A mixed bag of stories ranging from good to great. There’s so much heart here and amazing storytelling on display. I highly recommend this to all manga lovers. Urasawa is the master!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Stanley Wang

    The great thing about graphic novels is that you can't polish them off during breakfast and still have enough time to make and sip some coffee. As with most comic anthologies this is a hit-or-miss affair. In this case, there were more hits than misses. The big miss for me was "Henry and Charles," a cat and mouse affair which I suppose was trying to capture some of the whimsy of the Pixar flick Ratatouille (called Lemmy in Japan, btw) along with the kinetic slapsticks of Tom and Jerry. It just fa The great thing about graphic novels is that you can't polish them off during breakfast and still have enough time to make and sip some coffee. As with most comic anthologies this is a hit-or-miss affair. In this case, there were more hits than misses. The big miss for me was "Henry and Charles," a cat and mouse affair which I suppose was trying to capture some of the whimsy of the Pixar flick Ratatouille (called Lemmy in Japan, btw) along with the kinetic slapsticks of Tom and Jerry. It just falls flatly static and might have worked better animated. The opener, "Damiyan," and next one, "Throw Toward the Moon!" were just OK as well. Good thing that it builds up to better things though. "It's a Beautiful Day" is a really moving tribute to Urasawa's musical buddy Kenji Endo, who told him the inspiration for his album cover for It's a Beautiful Day, and which Urasawa wanted to a manga. Unfortunately Endo passed away before he could bring it to fruition to show his friend, but Endo's moving story inspired him to do the whole manga story by himself (lettering, illustrating, background etc.). Urasawa's 5-part Musica Nostra about his impressions on guitarists and a multi-part L.A. Music Travelogue are good fun, letting us see his obvious love for 60s and 70s U.K. and U.S. rock acts. He ends this collection with back-to-back heavy hitters "Kaiju Kingdom" and "Tanshin Funin/Solo Mission.""Kaiju Kingdom" is one of the longest pieces in the collection, and it needs it to set up the story of Pierre a Kaiju-loving otaku living in France who learns Japanese and travels to Tokyo to fulfill his Kaiju fantasies. In this world, Kaiju are real, and have been wreaking havoc on Tokyo like clockwork. In fact a whole industry has sprung up around it. That's all I'll say since I'd like to leave it to you, dear reader, to savor the story. Let's just say, it's a whole lot better than Pacific Rim at a fraction of the time commitment. "Tanshin Funin" on the other hand, is probably the shortest piece here. It was originally written for a French graphic novel anthology commemorating the 40th anniversary of Humanoids, publishers of the popular French GN magazine Metal Hurlant (Heavy Metal). It's a short sweet SF saga (ok not really saga but it's more alliterative) which ends with a sly homage to Ultraman. Ok, I'm done rambling about this. It'll probably take you less time to read "Sneeze" than to read this so go do it!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Kay

    Naoki Urasawa has definitely become one of if not my top favorite mangakas and he's way up there in my favorite cartoonists. This is a collection of short stories and personal musings over his love for rock (another boost as to why he's a favorite). I read a few of the stories in the bookstore, stopped, and paid for it right away. And I'm the type of reader that likes to debate a day or so before committing to full-priced books haha. I loved each of these stories and all of them had a really fun Naoki Urasawa has definitely become one of if not my top favorite mangakas and he's way up there in my favorite cartoonists. This is a collection of short stories and personal musings over his love for rock (another boost as to why he's a favorite). I read a few of the stories in the bookstore, stopped, and paid for it right away. And I'm the type of reader that likes to debate a day or so before committing to full-priced books haha. I loved each of these stories and all of them had a really fun aspect to them. The only thing holding me back from making this a five-star is that none of the stories made me cry--though I felt something real nice for DAMIAN! There are some light nudity and adult situations. In one story some bandmates go to a stripper club and we see the chick's boobs. Nothing extreme though and Urasawa keeps it very tasteful. This collection just makes me admire the vast variety of characters and stories that Urasawa explores in his longer works and in his oneshots.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Jamie Lovett

    Maybe you already know manga artist Naoki Urasawa from his acclaimed works like Master Keaton, Pluto, Monster, and 20th Century Boys. Perhaps you don't. Either way, Sneeze: Naoki Urasawa Story Collection should be on your radar. Suppose you're unfamiliar with Urasawa's work. In that case, this collection of short stories offers an exquisite taste of what he's capable of creating. If you already know him from his series, this book compiles some deeper cuts into an easier to grasp format. The most Maybe you already know manga artist Naoki Urasawa from his acclaimed works like Master Keaton, Pluto, Monster, and 20th Century Boys. Perhaps you don't. Either way, Sneeze: Naoki Urasawa Story Collection should be on your radar. Suppose you're unfamiliar with Urasawa's work. In that case, this collection of short stories offers an exquisite taste of what he's capable of creating. If you already know him from his series, this book compiles some deeper cuts into an easier to grasp format. The most striking thing about the collection is Urasawa's versatility. The stories in this collection vacillate from sci-fi tales involving psychic powers to personal journals about seeing Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan perform in Tokyo. And yet, each of the stories carries Uruasawa's signature ability to imbue his characters' faces with powerful emotion and make perfect use of silent panels. Come and see a master at work.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Joano

    As a fan of Naoki Urasawa’s work (having read both Monster and Pluto) this book did not disappoint, showing his usual flare at story telling. The book is made up of a series of short stories. There are similarities to Monster (Damiyan) and Pluto (Throw towards the moon, Kaiju Kingdom and Solo Mission) in terms of style. Other stories in the book are based on music - bands, road trips and his love of The Beatles. One story was based on story from a Japanese musician. If you have read any Urasawa m As a fan of Naoki Urasawa’s work (having read both Monster and Pluto) this book did not disappoint, showing his usual flare at story telling. The book is made up of a series of short stories. There are similarities to Monster (Damiyan) and Pluto (Throw towards the moon, Kaiju Kingdom and Solo Mission) in terms of style. Other stories in the book are based on music - bands, road trips and his love of The Beatles. One story was based on story from a Japanese musician. If you have read any Urasawa mangas, this book will be a treat. The artwork is his usual style- great facial expression and comic relief. Characters were well developed with enough background story to make this work. Thank you NetGalley for the ARC of this book.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Kristina

    This collection contains eight different short stories in a manga format. These stories span a wide range of genres, including fantasy, humor, general fiction, and several stories about musicians. The one thing I find unique about Urasawa is his art style, which is unlike anything I've seen in other manga titles. His characters are almost caricatures and have pronounced features, adding to the bizarreness of the stories. I did enjoy two of the stories included, but I ultimately don't think this This collection contains eight different short stories in a manga format. These stories span a wide range of genres, including fantasy, humor, general fiction, and several stories about musicians. The one thing I find unique about Urasawa is his art style, which is unlike anything I've seen in other manga titles. His characters are almost caricatures and have pronounced features, adding to the bizarreness of the stories. I did enjoy two of the stories included, but I ultimately don't think this is an author for me. I have also previously read a full length story from him, finding it confusing and ultimately not great. I received an advanced reader copy of this title as a PDF from the publisher and Netgalley for review, all opinions are my own.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie

    Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for sharing this ARC. This is an interesting manga story collection - different subject and genres by different authors. I'm glad I went back and read the foreword where Urasawa says the common thread is things that he enjoyed as a kid/found delight in. I couldn't figure out a comment thread as I was reading. There's a nice combination of stories... something for everyone. As a manga newbie, I was grateful for the sampler platter. Although, on the flip si Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for sharing this ARC. This is an interesting manga story collection - different subject and genres by different authors. I'm glad I went back and read the foreword where Urasawa says the common thread is things that he enjoyed as a kid/found delight in. I couldn't figure out a comment thread as I was reading. There's a nice combination of stories... something for everyone. As a manga newbie, I was grateful for the sampler platter. Although, on the flip side, I wonder if that means that everyone will only gravitate to a couple of the stories and not be as invested in the others. That ended up being my experience. I look forward to talking with my middle school manga readers and getting their feedback!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Halley

    A music travelogue. Two mice humorously attempting to steal a piece of cake from above an unsuspecting cat. A teen psychic who can kill a target just by looking. A kaiju enthusiast in a world where monster attacks in Tokyo are real. I love a good short story compilation, and this one had lots of flavor, humor, and culture. I had never read anything by Naoki Urasawa, but I'm going to need to add him to my personal bookshelf at home. The tone in each of these was vastly different from each other, A music travelogue. Two mice humorously attempting to steal a piece of cake from above an unsuspecting cat. A teen psychic who can kill a target just by looking. A kaiju enthusiast in a world where monster attacks in Tokyo are real. I love a good short story compilation, and this one had lots of flavor, humor, and culture. I had never read anything by Naoki Urasawa, but I'm going to need to add him to my personal bookshelf at home. The tone in each of these was vastly different from each other, and it kept me fresh while reading. This was truly a delight to read. I was provided a digital copy of this graphic novel via NetGalley in return for my feedback.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Bren

    I haven't really gotten into graphic novels very often but here lately I have been giving them a try. This collection was okay, I wasn't really into the one's about music because it was pages full of a band singing lyrics and that's really it. But the art on all of them was amazing. I really enjoyed the ones In color. There's something about it that gives the story more life. A few collections in here made me laugh loudly while others left me asking ”what did I just read” all in all very enjoyab I haven't really gotten into graphic novels very often but here lately I have been giving them a try. This collection was okay, I wasn't really into the one's about music because it was pages full of a band singing lyrics and that's really it. But the art on all of them was amazing. I really enjoyed the ones In color. There's something about it that gives the story more life. A few collections in here made me laugh loudly while others left me asking ”what did I just read” all in all very enjoyable

  18. 4 out of 5

    Rory Wilding

    At the start of Sneeze, the latest collection of short stories by mangaka Naoki Urasawa, there is the definition of a sneeze, described as “a sudden expiration of breath” and “a short work as opposed to a long work”. That perfectly describes a short story, and considering that Urasawa is known for his long-running manga titles, these stories allow him to let loose and have fun. Please click here for my full review. At the start of Sneeze, the latest collection of short stories by mangaka Naoki Urasawa, there is the definition of a sneeze, described as “a sudden expiration of breath” and “a short work as opposed to a long work”. That perfectly describes a short story, and considering that Urasawa is known for his long-running manga titles, these stories allow him to let loose and have fun. Please click here for my full review.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Martha

    As a collection of short stories, this is something of a mixed bag in terms of how much I enjoyed each of them, but overall it was a fun collection. If you're mostly familiar with Urasawa through his thrillers and dramas, it might be a shock to find that he can also do comedy. While a few of the stories here are more serious, many of them are tongue in cheek or flat out silly. Especially fun for me as a fan of his work was reading Urasawa's notes in the back giving the details behind the process As a collection of short stories, this is something of a mixed bag in terms of how much I enjoyed each of them, but overall it was a fun collection. If you're mostly familiar with Urasawa through his thrillers and dramas, it might be a shock to find that he can also do comedy. While a few of the stories here are more serious, many of them are tongue in cheek or flat out silly. Especially fun for me as a fan of his work was reading Urasawa's notes in the back giving the details behind the process of writing each story, and the influences on his content.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Shin

    this was ok. #NaokiUrasawa is LEGENDARY in long serials so maybe that's really where he should be. im also starting to think one-shot manga are best for romance and horror cause all the ones i read in collections are just pretty "okay" as well (as in Satoshi Kon's Dream Fossil). maybe it's just my preference too. the fun in #Sneeze is very old school and dad humor type. i don't get why that is the title and the cover because the content was mostly on music and lowkey surreal, sentiment events. thi this was ok. #NaokiUrasawa is LEGENDARY in long serials so maybe that's really where he should be. im also starting to think one-shot manga are best for romance and horror cause all the ones i read in collections are just pretty "okay" as well (as in Satoshi Kon's Dream Fossil). maybe it's just my preference too. the fun in #Sneeze is very old school and dad humor type. i don't get why that is the title and the cover because the content was mostly on music and lowkey surreal, sentiment events. this just wasn't for me lol.

  21. 4 out of 5

    April Gray

    This was a fun collection of short fiction and autobiographical essay-ish stories. If you're a fan of Urasawa, you'll definitely like this; the art is the usual good stuff- I mean, look at that cover! The autobiographical bits are interesting, and give a pleasant peek into Urasawa's life- I'd love to sit down with him and hear about all the shows he's been to! The fiction was great- I think Throw to the Moon was my favorite, but I did love that Kaiju story, especially the end- oh, my heart! A so This was a fun collection of short fiction and autobiographical essay-ish stories. If you're a fan of Urasawa, you'll definitely like this; the art is the usual good stuff- I mean, look at that cover! The autobiographical bits are interesting, and give a pleasant peek into Urasawa's life- I'd love to sit down with him and hear about all the shows he's been to! The fiction was great- I think Throw to the Moon was my favorite, but I did love that Kaiju story, especially the end- oh, my heart! A solid offering for fans or new readers alike! #SneezeNaokiUrasawaStoryCollection #NetGalley

  22. 4 out of 5

    Cassandra

    Some stories were better than others, but overall I enjoyed this collection. It took me a while to get used to the backwards right to left reading, as digital manga reading sometimes is... but I can imagine this would be a pure delight as a physical copy. A huge thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I greatly appreciate it!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Chris

    I'm a fan of Naoki Urasawa's celebrated works (Monster, 20th Century Boys, Pluto) so I was excited about a short story collection. His cartooning and storytelling skills are well on display. But the stories themselves are just too nothing. Simple ideas, shortly told. Nothing bad, but nothing to really recommend. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free copy of this ebook in exchange for an unbiased review. I'm a fan of Naoki Urasawa's celebrated works (Monster, 20th Century Boys, Pluto) so I was excited about a short story collection. His cartooning and storytelling skills are well on display. But the stories themselves are just too nothing. Simple ideas, shortly told. Nothing bad, but nothing to really recommend. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free copy of this ebook in exchange for an unbiased review.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Kawiria Creed

    This collection proves that not only is Naoki Urasawa a legendary psychological thriller writer--he does just as well with varying genres and lengths. I of course love the art, and the characters despite the short time I spent with them. 'Sneeze' will keep you reading until the end and then leave you wanting more, and in my case wishing a few of the stories could be made into full series of their own. Highly recommend this to fellow fans of Urasawa's works but also to fans of manga in general! This collection proves that not only is Naoki Urasawa a legendary psychological thriller writer--he does just as well with varying genres and lengths. I of course love the art, and the characters despite the short time I spent with them. 'Sneeze' will keep you reading until the end and then leave you wanting more, and in my case wishing a few of the stories could be made into full series of their own. Highly recommend this to fellow fans of Urasawa's works but also to fans of manga in general!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Chelsey

    As a fan of Naoki Urasawa’s work, I was crazy excited to read this collection of short Manga stories. I was not let down. The eight short stories range all over the board from humor to fantasy with Naoki Urasawa’s art bringing them all to life. If manga isn't your usual graphic novel read, try Sneeze and enjoy something new. As a fan of Naoki Urasawa’s work, I was crazy excited to read this collection of short Manga stories. I was not let down. The eight short stories range all over the board from humor to fantasy with Naoki Urasawa’s art bringing them all to life. If manga isn't your usual graphic novel read, try Sneeze and enjoy something new.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Faith 09

    Honestly, this was probably one of my more favorite reads of this year. I loved every story. A few of them had me even crying in the overall message. How frank the author was with his anecdotes was a nice touch. It really felt like he put a lot of care in each of these stories and I can really appreciate that.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Brian Hendricks

    A solid and eclectic collection of short stories by a master of the medium. From telepaths and psychics to Kaiju otaku to a range of folk singers and rock stars, Urusawa draws on his broad range of interests to create a reading experience not unlike its title - it’s quick and leaves your head buzzing pleasantly.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Elia

    This is a weird and disjointed collection of short stories, some of which are a bit creepy, some of which are funny, and some which just make no sense whatsoever. There's no real continuity or theme, they are just a bunch of stories from the same author. This is a weird and disjointed collection of short stories, some of which are a bit creepy, some of which are funny, and some which just make no sense whatsoever. There's no real continuity or theme, they are just a bunch of stories from the same author.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Marcy Thomas

    Thanks to Netgalley for providing a free copy in exchange for an honest review. This is a short story collection, but I don’t think it was for me. The art was fantastic in every single one, but some stories were better than others. Some of the weren’t engaging at all, or were too over the top.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jillian -always aspiring-

    2020 Read #707 Ultimately, this is an unremarkable collection, though I suspect I’ll be thinking of the story “Kaiju Kingdom” for a long time after reading it. Not the best Urasawa content, but longtime fans of the creator will find things to like about this volume.

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