The Mammoth Book of Best New Manga 3 ePUB ¶ Mammoth

  • Paperback
  • 512 pages
  • The Mammoth Book of Best New Manga 3
  • ILYA
  • English
  • 04 October 2016
  • 9780762433995

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The Mammoth Book of Best New Manga 3When I initially started this book about 5 or so years ago I would go through and select stories to read at whim Realizing it's now or never I sat down and read it cover to cover I was able to better appreciate the variation of story presentations and the artwork this time around Story styles range from science fiction and fantasy to mundane and heartfelt tales Art styles are fairly diverse from realistic manga style to angular or even chibi styles As the book highlights most are presented in full color unless the story was originally presented in black and white I get the feeling some were introductions or excerpts to longer running stories while others were completely one shot tales Another way to describe this book could be stated as manga short storiesMy criticism may not be as in depth or discerning as someone who is fairly diverse in reading manga but I think that anyone who is fairly open to a variety of stories and manga art styles would enjoy this book Some stories I found too abstract or did not strongly resonate with me; while there were others that I enjoyed such as Kitsune Tales or Me and My Food Then there were some that just left me thinking I enjoyed this book as a wholePerhaps the only real downside to this book is it didn't have pages to it Plus side It's a series of collections The essential collection for every reader intrigued by manga this features the most exciting new work in 2007 2008 by the brightest young talents in the manga field—comic strip stories and characters influenced or inspired by Japanese anime and manga and now being produced worldwide This newest compilation of 25 self contained manga in every genre imaginable and a few besides Contributors include award winning artists as well a host of new talent for a fully essential collection I'm kind of surprised by how cheap they used to sell this manga for £999 according to the cover because it's in full colour and almost 450 pagesOf the 33 stories in this collection my 10 favourites were in the order they appear in the book Pilot not the art per se but the interactions between characters Beginnings made me tear up Ed Ecchi recognizable feelings in a fascinating other world July Tenth pretty and sad As A King cats and relatable New York Stories the first part specifically Purikura cute shoujo In Dreams SO PRETTY and a good story too Last Shadows Cast so sad Moonlight adorable ghost storyThe only story I didn't like was Hero Z; I didn't really get anything out of it personally An assortment of styles and lengths of illustrated stories Some are in full color With the idea of offering readers a varied taste of manga from around the world this definitely does its job superbly As with all collections there are those you like and those you don't I did enjoy reading a lot of them Favourites of course were Ed and Ecchi by Shari Chankhamma My Robot by Paul Harrison Davies Snowfall by Rainbow Buddy A Dream in Garden by Xia Da White by Sofia Falkenhem and Moonlight by Chi Tan The Carlos and Sakura series by Joanna Zhou was also delightful Overall a pretty nice collection This book made me decide I don't like Manga Some of the stories were OK Overall however I did not enjoy reading this book at all At least part of that is just personal preference I don't enjoy having to think too hard when I'm reading something like this So when there was a serious of illustrations without text and I was supposed to provide the narrative in my head that was just too much thinking for me Maybe I was just tired Well whatever it was I didn't enjoy the book This collection attempts to give readers a taste of a wide variety of manga comics from action and suspense to teen romances to cutesy animal cartoons As with any wide ranging collection there were some I enjoyed a great deal and others I did not like at all Some were great and some I just skimmed or skipped Ok Got it for free so can't really complain A collection of short stories some good some not so good some just plain weird Some nice artwork to use for future reference I skimmed some of it overall i liked it but my favorite story was definitely the one about the two friends in college

About the Author: ILYA

Ed Hillyer better known as ILYA is a British comics writerartist His work has appeared in publications from all the major US and UK comics companies from Fleetway Editions' Crisis Dark Horse's Manga Mania Deadline magazine to work for DC Comics' Vertigo imprint