Review: Good-bye Geist by Ryo Hanada

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Title:Good-bye Geist
Author: Ryo Hanada, Julianne Neville (Translator)
Publisher: Gen Manga Entertainment
Publication Date: January 1st 2013
Series or Standalone: Standalone
Format: Paperback, 176 pages
Source: eCopy from the Publisher via NetGalley

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GEN Manga is Indie Manga from
the Tokyo Underground. GEN
Manga was made to give fans an
exclusive look at real doujinshi,
otherwise known as indie manga,
that they had heard about, but until now, unable to get their hands on. In its essence, doujinshi is manga traded among other manga artists. Manga for manga lovers!

Mystery is engulfing the face of Yuki’s high school and Yuki is caught in the middle. As she battles the exhausting crowds during her daily commute she, like many other young girls in Japan, is sexually violated. Meanwhile, a boy is secretly filming her and someone is brutally slaughtering cats. What does it all mean? Enigma spins into ever darkening chasms in Good-bye Geist!

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I got a little bit lost at the beginning of the story. Because the transition of the places were just so sudden plus the fact that the illustration was quite chaotic. So I was confused where the characters were and I also couldn’t quite distinguish who this certain character was from the others because for me, they all pretty looked the same. Things would somehow get better if the illustrator/author just drawn the manga nicer with some details.

But I liked how the simple love story presented in here despite with the dark atmosphere. And the conclusion was a  flashback and it was, I don’t really know what the proper word to use, but I was taken aback. Still recommend this to manga lovers out there.

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