Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Manga Review: 5 Centimeters per Second, by Makoto Shinkai

Based on the brilliant animation film by Makoto Shinkai, you can now recount the heartwrenching story of Takaki and Akari with this Manga release published by Vertical.

I ordered this manga from BookDepository.com last year December 2014 and just arrived to my home just this March 02, 2015. An almost two months of waiting. They already sent me a replacement copy due to long months of waiting for this book. I am not sure if this was the replacement copy they've sent. Anyway, I'm satisfied with their Customer Support for their response and fair resolution. In any case, I'll return back the duplicate if ever any arrive to my home.

Manga Book Details:

5 centimeters per second manga front cover
Title: 5 Centimeters per Second
Story by:
Art by: Yukiko Seike
ISBN: 9781932234961
Genre: Comics, Manga, Graphic Novel
Original Language: Japanese
Translated to: English
Translation by: Melissa Tanaka
Produced by: Hiroko Mizuno, Nicole Dochych, Tomoe Tsutsumi
Publisher: Vertical, Inc.
Published Date:

  • Takaki Tohno
  • Akari Shinohara
  • Kanae Sumida
  • Risa Mizuno

(read full review below; may contain spoilers)

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Book Review: Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

I bought this book from Literati Haven for 400.00 php. It's in pre-loved good condition and hard to find as market of this hardbound format are no longer widely produced.

Note: Literati Haven is an online bookstore selling pre-loved books at a fair price. You can also find them selling through Instagram: https://instagram.com/literati.haven/

Book Details:

Title: Kafka on the Shore (Japanese: 海辺のカフカ | Umibe no Kafuka )
ISBN: 1400043662
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Published Date:
First Published: 2002 (originally in Japanese)
Original Language: Japanese
Translated to: English
Translator by: Philip Gabriel
Genre: Fiction, Magical Realism, Japanese Literature

Notable Kafka on the Shore Characters:
- Kafka Tamura
- Nakata
- Miss Saeki
- Oshima
- Hoshino
- Johnnie Walker
- Colonel Sanders

(see book review below; may contain spoilers)