+Anima, Volume 1

+Anima, Volume 1

4.8 28
by Natsumi Mukai

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Cooro fell from the sky when he was a baby, like a dark angel. He is a "+anima", or a human with some of the powers of an animal; in Cooro's case, he can grow the wings of a crow. Husky is also a +anima, with the abilities of a fish, and is being used as a circus freak in a traveling sideshow. The 11-year-old Cooro frees Husky, and the two flee together, trying to find a new home. In this world, normal humans hate and fear the +anima, even their children. Cooro and Husky soon meet others like themselves: the taciturn Senri, who grows claws like a bear, and the cute but hapless Nana, who has been using her bat abilities to pickpocket. The ragtag bunch agree to travel together and find a new family with each other. +Anima is unabashed shonen manga, with adorable, magical children with golden hearts and mysterious secrets yet to be revealed. The characters are likable, and the drawing clear and stylized. It's an enjoyable romp for comic readers with a sweet tooth. (June) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Publication date:
+Anima Series , #1
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Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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+Anima, Volume 1 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Animeluver4EVER More than 1 year ago
This Series is very enticing and just makes me want to continue and not stop for even a single meal. I may be a young teenager but I do know a good series when I read one. I have come to such an exciting part that I just don't want to read then have to wait for the next volume or when I have enough money to get them. The Plot of this story is so thrilling and there are some parts that are about a single character who has the 'Crow' Anima and it just adds an air of mystery to it. I recommend this series to teenagers or even preteens who think that they would like a little enjoyment and maybe a thrill to keep them going.
havelrose More than 1 year ago
This is a great start to a great series. The characters are precious and wonderfully distinct; you may not root for them at first, but they'll get to you soon. The art is very clear and neat, but not overly simplistic. This volume is one of the most rereadable in the series. The stories (because, for the most part, the chapters are small stories that fit into an overarching narrative) are simple and cute, albeit predictable. It's not the best of the series, but a necessary introduction. Don't come to +Anima for a serious story or for serious action; neither are in abundance. Do come if you want cute characters and a fun narrative. If you're looking at this for a gift, I would recommend +Anima for boys or girls 10+. Older people can and do enjoy it, but it's much less guaranteed. It's also a nice introduction to manga for the uninitiated.
manga-lvr More than 1 year ago
+anima is about 4 orphans that have +animas. (animal powers) they travel together, not really in any specific direction. just looking for somewhere that can be their home. there isnt much of a real story, just little adventures and they keep traveling. but this manga is so cute and the mystery of how the kids got thier powers makes you keep reading til the end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is soooo funny- I was ROTFLOL! Cooro is so cute, I wish he was real so I could take him home!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!! I wish they had it on nook TT_TT
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toykopopgeek01 More than 1 year ago
this is a great fantasy world about a boy with animal powers of a crow. as he travels he comes to a popular circus. which is own by a jolly old ringmaster. cooro (the boy) is fairly poor and wants to see inside the mermaid den. as the ringmaster show the crowd he strongly cautioned not to look in the mermaid eyes to long but cooro didn't hear he looks and get hypnotized. he suddenly felt the he needed to yell. the ring master catches him but he fly's off. the ringmasters assistants quickly escort the viewers outside and chase cooro. later cooro discovers that the ringmaster in not so jolly. theirs this adventure and many more as cooro and his freinds travel to a place they can call home. this series is a must read
tasha-marie-_- More than 1 year ago
this book is so good. i read it in 30 mins and it shows how your friends can get you out of stuff you are forced to do.
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Kyoko More than 1 year ago
This manga is so cute! Even though it's rated Teen (13+) it's very kid-friendly. The storyline isn't hard to follow, and the characters are lovable! (Cooro is so kawaii! ¿)
Guest More than 1 year ago
this my first time reading it. I loved +anima!! definitely reading the next one!!! I think cooro is very funny!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i found this manga and thought it was so cute. great story line and wonderful drawings..read!! you know you wanna
Guest More than 1 year ago
i was looking for something to read and i found this book.i picked it up because I LOVE MANGA.i cant get enough of it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I find Anima to be sickeningly cute and funny. I knew from the moment I looked at the cover that Anima was going to become another one of my favorites. The whole plot just pulls at you making you want to know more. Why do people shun the Anima? Does Cooro find others like himself? So many question that just need to be answered. The characters are all wonderfully done with their own stories. I loved Husky's story though and I find it interesting that he dressed like he did for the Circus. I also love silent Senri. He just has that mystery about him that makes you want to know more about him. I would recommend Anima for anyone who enjoys a good laugh. Anima gets an A++++++++ in my book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book caught my interest. I was looking for something to read, and when I saw this book, I decided to read the first couple of pages. After the fifth page, I couldn't stop reading, I just had to have it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book before and I think it is great!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This series has been one of the best ones I've read. It brings animals and people to a whole new level, with enough humor to make you chuckle ever few seconds. The characters are adorable and each brings their own trait to the table. A must read for manga lovers!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is funny,sad,and weird at the same time. You'll enjoy this book if your a big manga fan for action.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is the most coolest manga. i got this book in a bookfair also at my school. cooro is one energetic kid. by the way his life looks its full of adventures.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Simply one of the greatest series I have ever read. I think this book is one of those 'accidental' books(Where you accidentaly find it) and takes more than a few pages to get what's going on. The illustrations is pretty awesome than any manga I've ever read, and it has a great plot. I recoomend this to anyone who loves animals and manga!