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From Far Away, Volume 2 (From Far Away)

From Far Away, Volume 2 (From Far Away) (original 1993; edition 2005)

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Title:From Far Away, Volume 2 (From Far Away)
Info:VIZ Media LLC (2005), Paperback, 184 pages
Collections:Read but unowned
Tags:manga, fantasy, romance, trade

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From Far Away, Volume 2 by Kyoko Hikawa (1993)



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I wonder what Izark is? Maybe he is a Japaneses vampire or something... but there is the whole chi thing... I wonder. ( )
  mrsdanaalbasha | Mar 12, 2016 |
I wonder what Izark is? Maybe he is a Japaneses vampire or something... but there is the whole chi thing... I wonder. ( )
  mrsdanaalbasha | Mar 12, 2016 |
This manga has lovely artwork and an interesting plot. I particularly like how Noriko cannot speak the language when she first arrives in the new world - so many books and movies don't seem to acknowledge this detail. This volume is very entertaining and full of laugh out loud moments. I highly recommend it. ( )
  seldombites | Oct 21, 2013 |
It follows the story from the first volume. Noriko is still with Izark the are still fighting a language barrier as well as thieves. Izark has yet to explain to Noriko that she is the awakening. The one person who sve them all. ( )
  SparklePonies | Apr 22, 2013 |
Picking up right where the first volume of Kyoko Hikawa's fourteen-volume manga series From Far Away left off, this second entry in the romantic fantasy saga sees Japanese schoolgirl Noriko, stranded in an alien world in which her coming has been foretold, and wandering warrior Izark, with secret reasons of his own to dread Noriko's coming, temporarily trading places. As Izark, depleted by a mysterious recurring malady, becomes desperately ill, Noriko rushes to help him, fetching a doctor in spite of her ignorance of the local language and customs. The bond between the two grows stronger, despite Izark's internal doubts as to the wisdom of protecting "The Awakening" when he should want her dead, and when the thieves that he bested in the first installment return, he is recovered enough to defeat them, with a little help from Noriko. Former Rienkan mercenary Keimos, in Calco town as well, is another matter however, especially when his erstwhile boss, Lord Rachef of Rienka, takes a hand in the combat...

I enjoyed this second installment of the series just as much as the first - more, probably, because I started it eager to know what would happen next. I liked the way the characters were developed here. We learn a little bit more about Izark: the flashback to his youth, when his own mother abandoned him, after revealing that she only bore him because she was paid to do so, went some way toward explaining his isolation, although the exact nature of his superhuman/inhuman curse is not revealed. Noriko, although still a little silly - she is a teenager, after all! - continues to improve, showing that she can be strong, when needs must. I liked the way she stuck up for Izark, when she thought the doctor and mayor were bullying him, even though it turned out not to be necessary, and the scene in which she manages to carry the wounded Izark to safety was quite a surprise. The relationship between the two feels more reciprocal here, with each lending a hand, when the other needs it (although Noriko certainly needs it more, there is no denying). All in all, a solid follow-up to the first, one which left me wanting to know more! Time for the third installment, I think... ( )
  AbigailAdams26 | Apr 21, 2013 |
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Noriko and Izark are on the run from those who want "the awakening" that they believe Noritko to be. Weakened from a recent battle, Izark has become dependant on Noriko to nurse him back to health. Meanwhile, Noriko is trying to learn the native tongue so she can converse with her strange friend.… (more)

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