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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Manga Series Review: Yotsuba&!

 Summary: Yotsuba! presents the story of the new kid in town - little Yotsuba, a green-haired and wide-eyed girl who doesn't have a clue... about anything! With no knowledge of the world around her, and an unnatural fear of air conditioners, Yotsuba has her new neighbors' heads spinning.
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Thoughts: This is one of the most adorable series I've ever had the pleasure of reading! Having lived with small children (mostly girls) all my life I find Yotsuba to be the most realistic fictional kid ever! At nearly five years old she wants to know about and discover everything and everyday brings something new! 
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 This series has some of the best writing! I laugh so hard at almost every chapter and then get teary eyed over the smallest of things. The art is really nice to. Not overdone but with more realistic sizing and proportions than some mangas.
 The story is simple and sweet; the world through the eyes of a five year old. It reminds you how amazing the world we live in really is and brings out a great appreciation for the small things in life. 
 The characters are fantastic. From Yotsuba's dad o the girls next and everyone else, either passing by or here to stay, are full of life and character. You never get tired of seeing them in their everyday life!
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Content: Though nothing is shown there is occasional implied full-or-partial nudity (a scene where Yotsuba is in the bath with her dad, someone shouting in the background about their pants falling down). A few translations might include D***, C*** or even B******. These are the translators though, the original Japanese words would not have seemed as offensive. The official translation with Yen Press has labeled it 'A' for 'All Ages' so it should be clean. I hope so, this is a really adorable series and I approve of just about anyone reading them! It's a great insight into modern day Japanese cultural and a relatable story of very real characters. Trust me, if you want something lighthearted that will make you feel good and supply a good laugh, read this series!

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  1. OH wow how cool! A Manga Series review!ヽ(‘ ∇‘ )ノ Thanks for this, it is so cool to see stuff like this. This Manga sounds like something I would enjoy reading but wouldn't have known about it unless told. So thanks, now I just have to see if my library has it ಠ╭╮ಠ

    1. I'm trying to review every manga series that I've read at least three officially translated volumes of so hopefully there will be a few more popping up here soon!
      I really hope you can find it, it's a really cute series and one of the best I've ever read for being clean and wholesome!