Itsuwaribito, Volume 1 [NOOK Book]

Overview

Utsuho's truthfulness as a child resulted in an enormous catastrophe, and he decided to lie from that day forward. Raised in a village of orphans by a monk, Utsuho is an unrepentant troublemaker. The monk eventually inspires him to help people, but there's no way Utsuho's going to lead an honest life! Instead, he's going to use his talents for mischief and deception for good!
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Overview

Utsuho's truthfulness as a child resulted in an enormous catastrophe, and he decided to lie from that day forward. Raised in a village of orphans by a monk, Utsuho is an unrepentant troublemaker. The monk eventually inspires him to help people, but there's no way Utsuho's going to lead an honest life! Instead, he's going to use his talents for mischief and deception for good!
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Editorial Reviews

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Gr 9 Up—A young charlatan decides to tell lies in order to save people's lives in this shonen manga. As a child, Utsuho told the truth to a group of bandits, leading to the deaths of his family members, and he has pledged never to speak honestly again. But when bandits take away his second home and kill the man who raised him, he decides that he can lie to protect people, and he pledges to become an itsuwaribito, or a master thief. After being joined by a super-cute tanuki (a racoonlike animal in Japanese folklore), Utsuho takes on other itsuwaribito, who destroy lives rather than saving them. The action and fast-talking are sure to be a hit, but the combination of graphic violence and the hyper-cute sidekick is somewhat off-putting. Manga readers who like adventure, especially through trickery, will enjoy the protagonist's continual lies, and the cliff-hanger ending will bring fans back for volume two. It's a solid beginning for a new series, but not a stand-out, and as such is only needed in libraries where readers can never get enough manga.—Alana Joli Abbott, formerly at James Blackstone Memorial Library, Branford, CT
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Gr 9 Up—A young charlatan decides to tell lies in order to save people's lives in this shonen manga. As a child, Utsuho told the truth to a group of bandits, leading to the deaths of his family members, and he has pledged never to speak honestly again. But when bandits take away his second home and kill the man who raised him, he decides that he can lie to protect people, and he pledges to become an itsuwaribito, or a master thief. After being joined by a super-cute tanuki (a racoonlike animal in Japanese folklore), Utsuho takes on other itsuwaribito, who destroy lives rather than saving them. The action and fast-talking are sure to be a hit, but the combination of graphic violence and the hyper-cute sidekick is somewhat off-putting. Manga readers who like adventure, especially through trickery, will enjoy the protagonist's continual lies, and the cliff-hanger ending will bring fans back for volume two. It's a solid beginning for a new series, but not a stand-out, and as such is only needed in libraries where readers can never get enough manga.—Alana Joli Abbott, formerly at James Blackstone Memorial Library, Branford, CT
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781421562209
  • Publisher: VIZ Media
  • Publication date: 3/19/2013
  • Series: Itsuwaribito Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: VIZ Rating: T+
  • Sales rank: 353,263
  • File size: 79 MB
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  • Posted July 31, 2011

    AMAZINGLY AWESOME!!!

    i love this manga sooo muuuch!!! i really would appreciate if it came out to be an anime too ^^ i can't wait for 3 and 4 to come out! this is out to al naruto and bleach lovers!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 10, 2011

    Awesome!

    This book along with the second are fantastic! I really recomend it for any who liked Naruto and Bleach! I really enjoyed it and it made me laugh out loud. I read the first two books in a day! They were amazing! So read it!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted July 11, 2013

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    If you like Naruto read this. Its worth it:)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2013

    Amazing

    By far the best manga I read :P I really hope this becomes an anime supporting it all the way!

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