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Kingyo Used Books, Volume 1

Seimu Yoshizaki

This manga bookstore has a thousand stories to tell.

If a manga volume exists, you can find it at Kingyo Used Books. But Kingyo is more than just a typical used bookstore--it's a place where human relationships are treated as the most valuable stories of all. Natsuki, the store's interim manager, and Shiba, the manga maniac who loves her, help both their regular patrons and random customers in a series of linked tales built around actual manga series ranging from the popular to the esoteric.

A manga series based on the life of Katsushika Hokusai sparks an art student's inspiration.

The playful antics of a gag manga help an archer revive his focus.

An old detective manga series from the fifties changes the life of a young man from America.

A Western series from France proves that good comics can be found all over the world.

A shojo manga featuring a dreamy male protagonist leads a busy housewife to rediscover the pasison in her life.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Viz Media
  • Publish Date: Apr 20th, 2010
  • Pages: 208
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.16in - 6.26in - 0.64in - 0.62lb
  • EAN: 9781421533629
  • Categories: Science Fiction - GeneralFantasy - GeneralEast Asian Style - Manga - General

About the Author

Seimu Yoshizaki was born in Kanagawa, Japan. She made her manga debut with Aka-chan to Tenshi (Baby and Angel) in 1989. Aside from Kingyo Used Books, which is currently being serialized in IKKI magazine, she has two other series currently running: Telekinesis Yamanote TV Cinema, and Kaban Toshokan.
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