Othello, Volume 1

Othello, Volume 1

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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 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
trebro on LibraryThing 28 days ago
I had started this one a few years ago, but never got around to finishing it, so I figured I'd grab it from the library again. The plot is fairly standard shojo--young woman in school with a problem--but the solution is not a new friend or lifestyle change. This time, the girl splits completely, forming an aggressive, assertive personality that takes action---sometimes in violent ways--to do what her normal self cannot.This story is interesting but has one problem that I have a bit of a prob...more I had started this one a few years ago, but never got around to finishing it, so I figured I'd grab it from the library again. The plot is fairly standard shojo--young woman in school with a problem--but the solution is not a new friend or lifestyle change. This time, the girl splits completely, forming an aggressive, assertive personality that takes action---sometimes in violent ways--to do what her normal self cannot.This story is interesting but has one problem that I have a bit of a problem overcoming, namely that there's not quite enough done to make us see a physical difference when the change occurs. While Nana holds herself differently when she's Yaya, the idea that her friends cannot tell for sure that she's still the same person strikes me as odd. A girl still looks like the same girl, even if she lets her pigtails fall down, you know what I mean?However, I am willing to overlook that to see how Ikezawa explores the break between the two selves and how it will come to hurt Yaya, who seems to genuinely not know they're occurring. Will Nana take over completely? Will her friends ever figure it out, and if so, will she be more isolated than ever? I for one would like to know, and will keep reading to find out. Trebby's Take: Recommended
RyitGrrl on LibraryThing 28 days ago
A touunge in sheek look at split personalities, used by the main character (yaya)to cope with her horrible "friends". All the while falling for someone that truly respects her. Made me want to read more and to findd out will Nana (the other side of Yaya) be a help or a hinderence.Traditional Japanese manga read backward and right to left, also contains many Japanese cultural terms but don't worry manga virgins there is handy reading instructions and a glossary of terms to help you sort it all out.Great illustration.
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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!!