Othello, Volume 1

Othello, Volume 1

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by Satomi Ikezawa
     
 

HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES
Yaya’s high school friends haven’t been very nice. They call her “Yaya the cry-ya! Yaya the misfi-ya!” But no matter how badly they act, Yaya is just too naïve and trusting to believe the worst of her friends. Hard-rocking, butt-kicking Nana is just the girl to grab hold of Yaya’s timid demeanor and turn…  See more details below

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HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES
Yaya’s high school friends haven’t been very nice. They call her “Yaya the cry-ya! Yaya the misfi-ya!” But no matter how badly they act, Yaya is just too naïve and trusting to believe the worst of her friends. Hard-rocking, butt-kicking Nana is just the girl to grab hold of Yaya’s timid demeanor and turn it upside down. Nana exposes Yaya’s “friends” as slime bags, doles out punishment, and does it all with style. Can there be anything that terminally shy Yaya and hyper-confident Nana have in common? Well, for one thing, they’re the same person. . . .

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Publishers Weekly
This could have been yet another in the long line of manga sagas focusing on the life and loves of a cute high school girl. Ikezawa's tale of 16-year-old Yaya Higuchi does begin as cookie-cutter fare (with requisite Sailor Moon-esque art), but it swiftly dives into the deep end of weirdness. Meek Yaya and her backstabbing "friends," Seri and Moe, spend their time doing things that girls in stories of this genre usually do: shopping and mooning over cute boys and teen pop idols. But unbeknownst to her girlfriends, Yaya is involved with a group of "makeup band" enthusiasts who dress in goth-rock costumes, which allows her to express a more assertive personality. That persona aggressively springs to life when Yaya becomes smitten with hunky Moriyama, a Led Zeppelin fan who also fronts a band. Since Yaya is too shy to deal with her feelings for Moriyama herself, her alter ego, Nana, takes over, exhibiting great confidence, empowered-yet-wholesome sexuality and martial/gymnastic abilities commonplace to superhero strips. As Nana appears more frequently, she sets Yaya's catty pals straight as to what a couple of utter jerks they really are, and ignites an escalating war of humiliation, romantic outmaneuvering and petty abuse against them. Ikezawa tells this story in a disjointed manner, but the plot and art capture enough universal teen angst to hold readers' attention. (Oct.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345479136
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/12/2004
Series:
Othello Series, #1
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.03(w) x 7.52(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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Othello, Volume 1 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I just bought Othello a few days ago and already, I LOVE IT!! I love it how Yaya completely changes her attitude when she turns into Nana. And i love the cosplay costumes too!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Othello is the best manga ever! I really like how her personality just changes completely when she turns to Nana. Everyone HAS to get it!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this manga, it will definately be one of my collected series. The pretty goth and irresistible personalities. YaYa and NaNa are quite the pair. I recommend it to anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Othello is a great story. It is funny and sweet. The characters are great, especially Yaya and her other personality! I highly recommend this manga!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best Manga's I have read in awail. It really explains alot that goes on between school kids and how they let there friends walk all over them. This is a great series i am waiting for the next!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was an awesome manga. It does, of course, remind you throughout the book that it IS only a manga. Besides that, it's humorous with multiple one liners that make you laugh out loud. This is great for those of you who can't express your feelings well!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ok this is an awsome book that's good for just about any one. Think of a girl who always whished she could turn into sailor moon with their magic heart shape mirror. Then she does, but this sailor moon is a hard core rocker. Bringing justice everywhere she goes....well her idea of justice. This book is a fun read that will keep you laughing, as well as a book that you'll want to read over and over again!!