Manga Review: Another Omnibus (Another Manga) by Hiro Kiyohara

             Yen Press  Published Oct. 29, 2013            720 Pages
Yen Press
Published Oct. 29, 2013
720 Pages

Koichi Sakakibara has been transferred to Class 3-3 at Yomiyama North Middle School in the middle of the spring. Thinking it will be easy to start fresh and makes some friends, Sakaibara doesn’t realize that this is not an ordinary class and they are hiding a terrible secret.

But despite their warning, Sakaibara begins to speak with Mei Misaki, a classmate that everyone seems to act like they don’t exist. With Misaki, Sakaibara begins to find out the truth of the class and a little bit of his own family history in the process.

I thought his manga was amazing. Firstly, this version is the entire series so if you find this book you will be reading it for a while. There is complete mystery around the book which is strong up until the final pages.

Sakaibara is a decent character. For me, there was nothing spectacular about him; even if a character is plain there is always something that makes them shine but for Sakaibara there was nothing. He was a nosy boy who wouldn’t let things go no matter who told him to. Granted ,he was kept out of the loop by the students pretty much the entire book but he just wouldn’t stop and in the beginning of the book I didn’t like that he was that way. There was no reason for him to be like that. His reason didn’t come until the middle of the book.

Misaki was a great character because she held the answers almost everything and she was completely surrounded by mystery. There are still some questions that wasn’t answered such as what happened to her eye and the deal with her mother but other than that she made the book enjoyable.

However, here is a downfall . . . there are too many characters that aren’t explored which made me feel as if the manga should have been a lot longer. The author tries to explain why some students are the way they are but it’s not enough. There were too many questions left open and it broke my heart.

This manga  is such a creepy, and enticing read that it must be finished from beginning to end. Overall, it gets a 9 out of 10.


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