Feb 7, 2007

Yotsuba& : The best comic in the world?


The answer is "yes". I don't read many comics these days and even less manga. Yotsuba is the only manga that I can honestly say I pick up and re-read every chance I get.

The story is about a 5 year old girl and her father moving into a new neighborhood. It's a comedy that revolves around this green haired girl discovering the world around her and the characters in it. It's cutesy innocent and at the same time knee slapping funny.

7 collected volumes have been published in Japan but ADV has only released 3 volumes in the US. As a special treat for YODC readers, here is a link to the first 6 volumes, fan-translated. Also included are 2 rare mini comics that were never collected.

I highly recommend that you read them in order, but it you only want a taste, give chapter 30 a shot..."Yotsuba and Yanda" Where Yotsuba's dad has an old college friend visit. Comic gold.

6 comments:

Tsuji Eriku said...

http://youropiniondoesntcount.blogspot.com/2005/12/yotsubato.html

a co-signer is in order ne

wonton said...

One day I will return your copies...or buy you new ones.

Craig said...

Have downloaded the rare mini ones & will check them out later.

Craig said...

Well they're not what I'm used to. They certainly have charm!

Garamond said...

I downloaded the first one. Why do you have to read from the right to the left?

Craig said...

If it's like Chinese then it's supposed to be written

L
I
K
E

T
H
I
S

and right to left ... Is that what u were asking?