From Far Away, Vol. 1

From Far Away, Vol. 1

by Kyoko Hikawa

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ISBN-13: 9781421561455
Publisher: VIZ Media
Publication date: 03/12/2013
Series: From Far Away , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 191
Sales rank: 208,383
File size: 78 MB
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Her stories ranges from cute to action, but all done unparalled attention - the drawings are refined and the storylines bring the readers into what the characters feel. Her page layouts and camera angles varies a lot, and thus keeps the interest of the reader.

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From Far Away, Volume 1 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
readingmishell More than 1 year ago
This was an absolutely fantastic book and series. I would recommend this book even to people who don't like mangas since I myself didn't like mangas until my friend told me to read this one. Now I can't stop reading mangas. I was under the impression that mangas were just about strange creatures and I was never interested. Then my friend told me that this series had romance in it and it instantly perked my interest. This is a shoujo manga meaning it is a romance story meant for girls. It's about a girl named Noriko who gets transported to a different world in an interesting way. Once in the new and strange world she gets attacked right away. Thankfully a man comes to save her and allows her to travel with him. The man is handsome, strong, and mysterious which can draw any girl in, and he is the perfect hero. Noriko is lovable and girls can relate to her as she is an ordinary girl who goes through all of the same feelings of love that all girls do. The romance doesn't start right away, but the story line is so interesting that you can't stop reading the books. It may get slow at some parts, but you want to keep reading to know what will happen to the two protagonists. You see the story from both their points of views at the same time and deal with the uncertainty and unavoidable attraction that they both go through. They meet many obstacles throughout the series and you always want to know what will happen to them and if they will have a happy ending. The story will pull at your heartstrings and you'll feel both their sadness an joy as you get sucked into their world. It's also a series that I would recommend to many ages since it has no adult content. If you read it you will absolutely love it and will never forget it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book. In it, a regular, everyday high-school girl is thrust suddenly into a entire new world. She's rescued by Izark, who is very mysterious and does not speak her language. She's also apparently very important (not telling why, read!) to the many countries of this world, so the two of them are being hunted. Luckily, even though she is still clueless, her new guardian is not and she's in capable, if somewhat dubious hands. The art is simply spectacular, though obviously manga. The characters are very well-rounded, including our helpless heroine who decides to try learning the language of her new surroundings and our tall, dark and silent hero who grumbles a good bit and becomes exasperated easily. The story also has a good flow to it, keeping you in it long after you should have turned out the light. Can't wait to read more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
From Far Away reminds me a bit of Fushigi Yugi - but the book definitely has it's own charm. I can't tell if it's a keeper yet, but I plan on buying the next couple books in the series. So far I recommend it!
Jenson_AKA_DL on LibraryThing 18 days ago
Noriko has always dreamed of a land far away. However, when a close encounter with a bomb actually thrusts her into another world it is neither as innocent or beautiful as she had imagined. Instead she is faced with horrors with only one mysterious warrior to help her. Hindered by a language barrier the warrior, Izark, finds Noriko frustrating but at the same time is compelled to protect her. I'm definitely a big fan of fantasy manga so this one is really right up my alley. I've very much enjoyed the story so far and am looking forward to reading more. Although this volume had a cliffhanger ending it doesn't bother me in manga as much as it does in regular novels. I guess because the medium just works in a serialized manner. I think this manga would be appropriate for younger teens and up.
exlibrisbitsy on LibraryThing 18 days ago
The one thing I love about Japanese fantasy is that while it may contain a few of the familiar fantasy tropes we know and love there are still many surprises and unexpected twists that keep the story fresh, interesting, and enchanting. From Far Away has all of this and more as young Noriko falls victim to a terrorist attack, a bomb left in an unattended bag in the street goes off and sends her flying into a magical world far away. Many things are the same as our world and yet there is an eerie difference in the golden forest she finds herself in that manifests when she is set upon but huge flesh-eating worms! Luckily at that moment she is saved by a handsome but mysterious man named Izark. Who is this man? Who is this Awakening everyone is speaking of, in a language that Noriko can't understand? Most importantly, where is she and how is she ever going to get home?From Far Away is a unique and engaging story about an ordinary girl thrust into a fantastical world where it turns out she might not be so ordinary. The world is beautiful and strange, there are flying dinosaurs and gigantic worms and enchanted forests, everyone speaks a strange language and the politics of the people who inhabit it are as complex as they are deadly. There is a blind sage child that can see the future, mighty warriors with super human strength, and poor Noriko a normal human teen in the middle of it all just trying to maintain sanity while she mourns all she has lost and deals with a new and frightening world she has gained.The art is absolutely beautiful in this manga. The details are wonderful and the use of clouds and wind, stars and balls of light to convey a magical occurrence are wonderful to view. The story is fantastical and a joy to read and the premise has me excited to see what is going to happen to Noriko and Izark next. My only complaint is that sometimes the author jerks you out of the story to explain something to you. Like what single and double lines around speech bubbles mean and then inverts it part way through the story, and stops again to explain that too. I didn't like being pulled out of the story like that. Other than that one deviation from the storyline the rest was a great and exciting read and I look forward to proceeding with this (finished!) manga.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So beautiful and romantic :) <3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is cute, plain and simple. While I'm reviewing volume 1 I have read the entire series and this series remains consistent in delivery and gets sweeter closer to the end. It's only not a five star because I do like a deeper plot to things I read or at least a deeper on page romance. I don't dislike anything about this I can only ask for more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite shoujo mangas. So happy to get it on nook!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite mangas!!!!!! I'm super exited it became avalible on thr Nook!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read From Far Away years ago when one of my best friends picked it up. So glad it's available on NOOK now. I love the fantasy, adventure, and the sweet romance of this series.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This was one of the best comics I have ever read! I was really upset when I found out that there were only 2 volumes so far. But I'm really excited for volumes 3 and 4! I let some of my friends read it and now they are hooked! Great Job Kyoko Hikawa!
Guest More than 1 year ago
then you need to get this book!! =D The book has a lot of great elements which is why i love this book! Give it a try you won't regret it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. All of the from far away series is great. all my friends and i are hooked!