Wiseman Sleeps, Volume 1

Wiseman Sleeps, Volume 1

by Mick Takeuchi
     
 

Miharu hasn't been having a good year. Her mother died, leaving her only a single ring to remember her by, and her father went bankrupt - leaving her with all his debts! Though she'd intended to sell the ring to pay off her debts, Miharu finds herself unable to part with it... literally!  See more details below

Overview

Miharu hasn't been having a good year. Her mother died, leaving her only a single ring to remember her by, and her father went bankrupt - leaving her with all his debts! Though she'd intended to sell the ring to pay off her debts, Miharu finds herself unable to part with it... literally!

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KLIATT - George Galuschak
Miharu's mother is dead and her father has run off, leaving her in debt to the Yazuka. To make matters worse, some weird guy keeps pestering Miharu about the ring her mother left her. Rintaru is a jeweler, and he claims that the stone set in the ring is The Wise Man's Stone. When Miharu swallows the stone (don't ask), she somehow absorbs its powers. Together, she and Rintaru confront the spirits and ghosts that reside in cursed stones. These beings are elemental—think Seven Sins of Mankind—and amplify what's inside the wearer. The results are never pretty: a headless ghost, a spirit that forms from a pool of blood, and a Psycho Suburb Man (see The Stepfather, an ‘80s horror movie). A Wise Man Sleeps is an entertaining horror manga. The stories don't feel forced or patched together, and the characters are likable. Rintaru is meek; Miharu is fiery and headstrong; and Rintaru's alter ego is just plain creepy. Rintaru possesses a Wise Man's Stone; when he uses it his hair turns blonde and he magically becomes assertive. Rounding out the crew is a doll named Beatrice who transforms into a naked woman when splattered with blood, which happens fairly often in this manga. The art features supernaturally beautiful characters, but doesn't have much in the way of backgrounds. A Wise Man Sleeps contains partial nudity (toplessness) and horror movie imagery. Recommended for graphic novel collections that feature lots of manga. If your patrons like horror manga, it is a must buy. Reviewer: George Galuschak

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933617695
Publisher:
Go! Comi
Publication date:
02/01/2008
Series:
A Wise Man Sleeps, #1
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.75(d)

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