S.S. Astro, Vol. 1: Asashio Sogo Teachers' ROom

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Ever wondered what goes on behind the closed doors of the teachers' lounge? At Asashio High, the new school year brings new faces, both in the student body and on staff. The new crop of teachers are all former students, and it quickly becomes obvious they have yet to grow out of their hilariously juvenile ways. From romantic entanglements to otaku obsessions, these teachers just go to show that the fun doesn't have to end after high school!
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Overview

Ever wondered what goes on behind the closed doors of the teachers' lounge? At Asashio High, the new school year brings new faces, both in the student body and on staff. The new crop of teachers are all former students, and it quickly becomes obvious they have yet to grow out of their hilariously juvenile ways. From romantic entanglements to otaku obsessions, these teachers just go to show that the fun doesn't have to end after high school!
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Editorial Reviews

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In both appearance and antics, the new homeroom teachers of Asashio High, all graduates of the school, are barely recognizable from their students. The physical education teacher, Izumi Maki, cannot seem to stay awake or remember the teens' names. Her cohorts include a competitive school nurse, a seriously formal Japanese teacher with a ravenous appetite, and a smitten foreign-language teacher. The artwork is sharp (the overly expressive eyes common to shojo manga serve the characters well) but constricted to uniform, square panels throughout most of the book. This format, coupled with a lack of fluidity between each episode, makes for a confusing read. Although notes are provided, they are at the end of the volume, so cultural references about food, video games, and gender-bending practices often get lost in translation. Still, this is altogether a fluffy, at times funny, romp, with some risqué poses and a bout of drunkenness that make the story best suited for older readers.-Joanna K. Fabicon, Los Angeles Public Library

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780759528987
  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Publication date: 8/12/2008
  • Series: S.S. ASTRO Series , #1
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 786,653
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Posted March 28, 2012

    Very funny, a witty read

    This manga is very funny and paints the humourous life of new high school teachers who have returned to teach at their old school.

    While I am not Japanese or have been in a Japanese school, the jokes are very accessible to those well versed in manga culture or the lifestyle of teaching.

    If their is any problem with this book it is that I cannot find a volume 2!

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  • Posted October 10, 2011

    Read it if you like Azu Mangadaiu

    I love this book and have read it a few times since I bought it. I wish there was a #2 though the only downside.

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