Nightmare Inspector: Yumekui Kenbun, Volume 3

Nightmare Inspector: Yumekui Kenbun, Volume 3

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by Shin Mashiba
     
 

• Nightmare Inspector is from Square Enix, the Japanese publisher of Fullmetal Alchemist and Final Fantasy.
• For fans of Kaori Yuki (Angel Sanctuary, The Cain Saga, Godchild)
• For fans of Neil Gaiman's Sandman and DC's classic House of Mystery/House of Secrets
• First VIZ Media shojo title aimed at boys and girls. The story is

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• Nightmare Inspector is from Square Enix, the Japanese publisher of Fullmetal Alchemist and Final Fantasy.
• For fans of Kaori Yuki (Angel Sanctuary, The Cain Saga, Godchild)
• For fans of Neil Gaiman's Sandman and DC's classic House of Mystery/House of Secrets
• First VIZ Media shojo title aimed at boys and girls. The story is shonen, and the art is shojo.
• Self-contained storylines in each volume so readers can jump in at any volume number.

For those who suffer nightmares, help awaits at the Silver Star Tea House, where patrons can order much more than just Darjeeling. Hiruko is a special kind of private investigator. He's a dream eater. And he'll rid you of your darkest visions…for a price.

Dreams on the menu in this volume: an amnesiac with a misplaced sister, a voice actor who can no longer be heard, a wall that blocks true love, an author with a mystical case of writer's block, and a boy who literally masks his feelings.

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Library Journal

This manga fantasy about the dark side of dreaming is set in 1920s Japan at the Silver Star Tea House. Owner Mizuki Asahina is kind and gentle, but the shop's customers come to see Hiruko the Baku, an immortal, not-quite-human young man who can enter into people's nightmares and help solve the problems causing them. He takes as his fee the nightmares themselves, which are his only sustenance. In this third of nine volumes, Hiruko's help is sought by a man searching for his missing sister; a silent film narrator losing the power of speech, one syllable at a time; an heiress who's being forced into marriage; a famous writer with an awful secret; and a boy whose expression never changes. Sometimes Hiruko facilitates a happy resolution; more often, there's a macabre or sorrowful twist ending. Mashiba's artwork features attractive shojo character designs and ornately detailed settings. His dreamscapes exhibit an uncommon stylistic diversity: one is drawn in the style of a map, another features only a spiral of text. There's occasional gore, but this is accurately rated "T" for teens. Recommended for fans of Clamp's xxxHOLiC(Vol. 4, LJ7/05) and for shojo readers in search of chills.
—Steve Raiteri

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421517605
Publisher:
VIZ Media LLC
Publication date:
08/12/2008
Series:
Nightmare Inspector: Yumekui Kenbun Series, #3
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
16 - 18 Years

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