Friday, February 12, 2010

Be With You by Takuji Ichikawa

Be With You
by Takuji Ichikawa

Published: 2008
Genre: Romance, Graphic Novel
Paperback: 216 pages
Rating: 4

Description from the amazon:
When Takumi's wife suddenly returns from the grave, he can't believe his eyes. As he starts digging deeper and deeper into the mystery of her sudden reappearance, he discovers a secret that is somehow linked to the past...and the future. Is it possible to experience first love for a second time? Without question, the answer is yes!

My two-bits:
In-a-word: archivie

First off, I must mention that I read the original novel version of the same name awhile ago. When I saw this at the manga store I just had to get it to compare. While I will I give this manga a good review, it is based on knowing the novel version which is richer in details.

The basic storyline is here and portrayed well in manga style. I enjoyed it as much as the novel. This sweet little gem-of-a-book made me think of time travel, doppelgangers, clones, love and the afterlife. Interesting mix, eh?

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  1. Er, "archivie"??? What does that mean? Non-English person speaking up ;)

    I also read the novel and I loved it. Made me think of about the same things as you did ;) AND a change of perspective... ;)

  2. My kids would dearly love this, but I think I'd prefer the actual novel it is based upon - sounds like a fun plot =D


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