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Jiu Jiu, Volume 1
     

Jiu Jiu, Volume 1

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by Toya Tobina
 

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Werewolves at the door...and in the house

Reads R to L (Japanese Style), for audiences rated teen plus.

Born into a family of “Hunters,” Takamichi's destiny is to pursue and slay demons. When her twin brother is killed, she is saved from despair by a pair of Jiu Jiu—shape-shifting familiars—in the form of two wolf pups named Snow and

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Werewolves at the door...and in the house

Reads R to L (Japanese Style), for audiences rated teen plus.

Born into a family of “Hunters,” Takamichi's destiny is to pursue and slay demons. When her twin brother is killed, she is saved from despair by a pair of Jiu Jiu—shape-shifting familiars—in the form of two wolf pups named Snow and Night. Now Takamichi is in high school and an active Hunter. Snow and Night can't wait to attend school in their human form to "protect" her. But are they ready to go off leash...?

Takamichi's Jiu Jiu Obedience Training Goals

1. Stop them from following you to work
2. Avoid exposing them to the full moon
3. Save them from execution

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Veteran Japanese mangaka Touya (Clean Freak Fully Equipped) returns to American audiences with a demon-hunting-turned-werewolf tale of devotion and redemption. After her twin brother’s death, Takamichi becomes the heir of her demon-hunter family. But her brother’s death has left her scarred and unwilling to care about anyone, until her father tasks her with caring for two half-demon, half-human puppies, called Jiu Jiu. In three years, teenage Takamichi’s puppies have become the physical equivalent of teen humans, but are still as utterly devoted and playful as young dogs. The nude antics of the human-puppies (drawn in bishounen, pretty boy style) provide some comedy in this otherwise heavy supernatural drama about loss and love. Touya’s clear illustrations are high on action and emotion, matching the story’s tone perfectly. Despite references to walks, Frisbee throwing, and high school intended to keep the story from being too grave, it’s perhaps too serious for a tale of shape-shifting puppies. Takamichi is a difficult narrator to enjoy, but the inherent devotion of her Jiu Jiu keeps readers looking for her good qualities—and wondering if there will be romantic hijinks in the future. (July)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421542744
Publisher:
VIZ Media LLC
Publication date:
07/03/2012
Series:
Jiu Jiu Series , #1
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
323,316
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.34(h) x 0.65(d)

Meet the Author

Touya Tobina is from Tokyo. Her birthday is May 23 and her blood type is O. In 2005, her series Keppeki Shonen Kanzen Soubi (Clean Freak Fully Equipped) won the grand prize in the 30th Hakusensha Athena Shinjin Taisho (Hakusensha Athena Newcomers Awards).

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Jiu Jiu, Volume 1 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When picking up mangas to read from Shojo Beat, I was a bit skeptical about Jiu Jiu's cover art. But hey, you can't judge a book by its cover! So when I first read it, I immediately fell for Tobina's artwork and the storyline that she has set up. Although some might think the plot is in a way sketchy and hard to follow at times, I was absolutely drawn in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recently started reading manga and was excited to see that this was the first in a series. I love to follow along as the author writes. Jiu Jiu is filled with action and awkward moments - everything you would expect from having creatures in your life who are actually wolves/dogs who can turn into people. If you're a dog person, if you like possible love triangles, manga having to do with school life and fantasy, this one is for you! I can't wait for the next one to come out.
moondagger06 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love it! Read for great comedic moments throughout and steamy romance situations at times too. I don't want to give anything away for you, but the best part is it uniquely voices the two wolf pups thoughts in the cutest/most innocent ways. You'll definately have fun reading these books! Also, this is from Shojobeat who brings you Skip Beat and Kamisama!!! Must see this if you like Kamisama or Alice in the Country of Hearts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I own the first and second book. I can't wait till the third is out for nook. Cute and funny.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago