The Ring, Volume 1

The Ring, Volume 1

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by Misao Inagaki, Hiroshi Takahashi
     
 

Creepy! Have you seen the movie yet? I don't want to spoil it, but it's creepy, dramatic, somehow a little funny, and intense. The Ring, a Japanese multi-media frenzy based on the best-selling horror novels by Koji Suzuki, has already made its way to America in both a Western adaptation of the film, and an equally popular dubbed Japanese version of the film. Well,

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Creepy! Have you seen the movie yet? I don't want to spoil it, but it's creepy, dramatic, somehow a little funny, and intense. The Ring, a Japanese multi-media frenzy based on the best-selling horror novels by Koji Suzuki, has already made its way to America in both a Western adaptation of the film, and an equally popular dubbed Japanese version of the film. Well, from Dark Horse Comics comes the equally fantastic manga, and it will be published, respectfully, in the increasingly popular "non-Western" format, meaning you get a kick out of reading from the back of the book to the front. For those of you who love your media in comic book form, you'll love seeing this creepy tidbit panel to panel, and for those who love film, step forward and find out why filmmakers idolize comics. The pacing and art throughout the book are so loyal and work so well with the story, you will be overwhelmed and frozen in place in a closet somewhere. Creeeepy!

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This is a manga adaptation of the Japanese horror movie Ringu, which was based on a novel by Koji Suzuki and remade in the United States as the hit film The Ring. The story concerns a deadly videotape-anyone who watches it will die seven days later. When her niece dies mysteriously, journalist Reiko investigates, finds the tape, and watches it. She contacts her ex-husband, Ryuji, a university professor, who watches the tape also, and together they search for a way to stop the curse-a task that becomes even more imperative when their son Yoichi sees the tape as well. Though the twist-ending story will have an impact in any medium, this presentation, despite some good moments, is less compelling than either of the movies. Inagaki's artwork is somewhat simple, the characters are limited in emotional expression, and the dialog is sometimes clunky. Fans of The Ring who wish to go beyond the American remake would do better to see Ringu itself than to read this lackluster adaptation. Buy for teens and adults if requested, but otherwise this is not a necessary purchase. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593070540
Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Publication date:
11/11/2003
Series:
Ring Series, #1
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.24(h) x 0.95(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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The Ring, Volume 1 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is really creepy! But really good! It follows the movie so well! I couldn't sleep for one night..and I can't stay home alone anymore. When I started this book I couldn't put it down! If you love the movie then you will LOVE this!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was the best! The Book Was Better Than The Movie Just Beacause It Had More Details. I Had To Sleep With My Mom For Afew Nights With The Light on After I Saw The Movie!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This manga is very, suspenful, dramatic, and very CREEPY!!! Have you seen the movie yet?, YOU WILL NOT SLEEP FOR SEVEN NIGHTS!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really love this movie. The first time I watched the Whole thing, I couldn't sleep for about 3 nights. Then I understanded the story and became madly inlove with the creepy story. If you watched the whole movie without getting up to go somewhere, then you have to get the book! ^_^