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Gimmick!, Volume 2
     

Gimmick!, Volume 2

by Youzaburou Kanari, Kuroko Yabuguchi (Illustrator)
 

• As of Volume 8 of the Japanese version, there are 300,000 copies of Gimmick! in print (in Japan).
• Detailed information and insight on movie makeup and special effects.
• Will appeal to fans of the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation genre.
• Gimmick! is licensed in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Korea.

Kohei Nagase, a genius when it comes

Overview

• As of Volume 8 of the Japanese version, there are 300,000 copies of Gimmick! in print (in Japan).
• Detailed information and insight on movie makeup and special effects.
• Will appeal to fans of the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation genre.
• Gimmick! is licensed in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Korea.

Kohei Nagase, a genius when it comes to makeup and special effects. He uses his skills to expertly disguise people from the press, criminals, or anyone wanting to do them harm.

Never one to let a minor inconvenience like a bullet wound get him down—he caught a little lead while trying to prevent a jewel heist—Kohei doggedly pursues a group of thieves who've been using one of his creations for illicit purposes. Can he spring his buddy Shingo from jail and track down the burglars before more blood—both real and costume—is shed? Later, a major Hollywood star contacts Kohei to help him deal with a fanatical female fan, but with a crooked agent thrown into the mix, Studio Gimmick might also have to foil a blackmail plot.

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Publishers Weekly

Kohei is a special effects genius who uses makeup skills to solve others' problems. He's a terrific, relatable character, especially for the teen male reader. He's cool, he's attractive, he's talented, he's supremely aware of his awesome abilities... but he also goes goo-goo around the actress he has a crush on. His first mission is to protect her from her creepy manager, in an ever-escalating series of double crosses. The makeup process is presented by the authors as intense, with all the importance of a major operation. Later, Kohei and his stuntman partner try to prevent a violent attack on a monster theme park by a vengeful former employee and cover up scars for nude scenes. The book is full of dramatic adventure punctuated with comedy exaggeration (and the occasional breast shot), but it's the high-stakes action that sticks with the reader. The art successfully conveys both the comedy and the life-changing risks. A series about visual trickery is perfect for comics, and this one's well-executed, with some thematic depth, information about effects work and shout-outs to the real-life greats. (June)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421517797
Publisher:
VIZ Media LLC
Publication date:
08/12/2008
Series:
Gimmick! Series , #2
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
183
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
17 - 18 Years

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Meet the Author

Kanari has written many manga stories, including the mystery series Kindaichi Case Files and the school horror series Uroborosu no Wa. His previous series, Mystery Minzoku Gakusha Yakumoitsuki, is well known in Japan and was even made into a live action television drama.

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