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Robot Volume 5 [Paperback]

Range Murata , Yoshitoshi Abe , Hyung-Tae Kim

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June 10 2008 Robot (Udon Entertainment) (Book 5)
Compiled and edited by Range Murata (Last Exile, Blue Submarine No.6), this quarterly series features anime and manga's most skilled creators at their best. Featured in Volume 5 are stories and artwork by Yoshitoshi Abe (Serial Experiments Lain), Hyung-Tae Kim (Magna Carta, War of Genesis), Shin Nagasawa (Wolverine: Soultaker), and over a dozen more of Japan's finest artists.

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Udon Entertainment (June 10 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1897376758
  • ISBN-13: 978-1897376751
  • Product Dimensions: 29.9 x 21 x 1.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1 Kg
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #489,192 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Stunning, dark, exhilarating and disturbing, Murata's collection of contemporary Japanese comic art gives an inside view of the explosive work happening there today. The collection begins with an odd, almost wordless little piece, beautifully rendered in watercolor; it seems an innocuous tale of two teenagers taking a ride in the country, but why does the final panel show the boy, laughing, parked on the train tracks? Next is a tale of schoolgirls (it appears there are unshakeable comic conventions, even for the avant-garde set) in space, followed by another postapocalyptic piece about the serendipity of found imagery in the future. The beautiful, the charming and the downright bizarre all have their place in the collection. There are watercolor adventures in an otherworldly villa, a boy who rips the wings off angels, a cartoon bird that proclaims how adorable it is and more than a few well-endowed heroines slinging swords. Though the plotting is at times uneven, every piece is meticulously drawn, with a range of styles including pencil, pen and ink, delicate paint washes, and Technicolor graphics. The final effect is a nearly overwhelming work that bears repeated reading and is a must for older readers interested in contemporary Japanese comics. (July)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read July 9 2008
By Ryan Orcutt-clenard - Published on Amazon.com
After reading the first four books in the Robot series, I was eager to get my hands on the fifth. The books carry a wide variety of art, all of which is impressive and unique. The fifth book carrys these traits on perfectly. All of the reoccuring stories, such as Pez, Wasteland, and even the bizarre Suzume Robo, are entertaining and feature amazing art. This is definitly a good buy, if you are a fan of the series, or just enjoy artbooks.
5.0 out of 5 stars great manga but i know how to get them for less Aug. 2 2010
By W. Chu - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
the stories are amazing. the earlier volumes are out of print in the US. however, i was able to purchase the missing volumes plus #9 and #10 from elite store in Taipei. they run about $5 USD each and the books are equal quality to what they publish in the US.
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excelent art from the top artists in japan April 8 2008
By Abraham Jacob Rodriguez - Published on Amazon.com
robot # 4 is a unique book , filled with mini stories from japan's top artist
the art in unbelibleby good, thought some can be quite abstract , the stories dont make much sense but are a fun read
recomended for aspiring artists and lovers of japanize anime culture
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Barmy biker needs a laugh Jan. 18 2009
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
as with the rest of the series the quality is beyond beleath .[ dont know about a kids review . this side of the world its way byond a kids price range ]

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