Hyde & Closer, Vol. 1

Hyde & Closer, Vol. 1

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by Haro Aso
     
 

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Shunpei Closer has low self-esteem and doesn't seem to be good at anything. His teddy bear, Hyde, was a gift from Shunpei's grandfather, Alsyd Closer, who was the King of Sorcerers. After a mysterious attack, Shunpei learns that he is the target of sorcerers all over the world. With Hyde as his main protector and teacher, Shunpei must learn how to gain confidence in

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Shunpei Closer has low self-esteem and doesn't seem to be good at anything. His teddy bear, Hyde, was a gift from Shunpei's grandfather, Alsyd Closer, who was the King of Sorcerers. After a mysterious attack, Shunpei learns that he is the target of sorcerers all over the world. With Hyde as his main protector and teacher, Shunpei must learn how to gain confidence in himself and use the magic that he has inherited to battle the dark forces that now threaten him.

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A magically animated teddy bear helps a boy become a man in this fantasy manga. Closer is a schoolboy, known as a loser and a wimp, whose beloved but missing grandfather gave him the stuffed Hyde. Closer idolized his grandpa without ever knowing he was also the King of Sorcerers, and now all kinds of magicians are out to kill him, since power flows in the bloodline. The chapters can be formulaic, and vague new magical threats appear only to be quickly defeated by Hyde in fights that can be a challenge to follow visually. Still, there's enjoyment in seeing a cigar-chomping teddy bear with a chainsaw fight a knife-wielding stuffed monkey or killer jack-in-the-box. Hyde's belief in Closer, mimicking his grandfather's love, allows him to believe in himself and grow up, and the message-that being a man or a magician requires courage, confidence, and conviction-is inspiring. Like his fedora and tie, Hyde's tough love is both retro and modern. A simply drawn extra explains how the artist came up with the concept.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421547152
Publisher:
VIZ Media
Publication date:
07/14/2011
Series:
Hyde & Closer Series , #1
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
1,233,816
File size:
74 MB
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Meet the Author

In 2004 Haro Aso was selected to receive Shonen Sunday's Manga College Award for "YUNGE!" In 2007, after the success of his short story "Onigami Amon," Aso got the chance to start a series of his own. In 2008 his series Hyde & Closer was published in Shonen Sunday and is currently running on the Club Sunday website.

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Hyde & Closer, Volume 1 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read and something i like is that you can learn a good lesson in the end of the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hyde turned out to be supportive of Closer. Although it wasn't until an evil stuffed monkey came after Closer, that Hyde stirs to action.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I trullly did not know what to expect, but it turned out to be a pretty good read!