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Children of the Sea, Volume 1 (edition 2009)

by Daisuke Igarashi, Daisuke Igarashi (Illustrator)

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Title:Children of the Sea, Volume 1
Authors:Daisuke Igarashi
Other authors:Daisuke Igarashi (Illustrator)
Info:VIZ Media LLC (2009), Edition: Original, Paperback, 320 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:***1/2
Tags:1001 Comics, Graphic Literature, Manga, Fiction, Children of the Sea, Award Winner/Nominee, Manga Moveable Feast, Speculative Fiction, Legend/Mythology

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Children of the Sea, Volume 1 by Daisuke Igarashi

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    electronicmemory: Both books are about young children who discover something supernatural within the ocean.
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A bit slower and more abstract then most manga popular in America. The story was still very interesting, and the art was beautiful. ( )
  Zabeth | Dec 9, 2013 |
Kinda slow but real pretty. If you love the sea, read it. ( )
  GinnyTea | Mar 31, 2013 |
I'm not a big manga fan, mainly because I have problems reading it from back to front and right to left, but this book was amazing! Fascinating characters, interesting story, and amazing art work. I plan to read the other 3 books in the series. ( )
  GirlsonFire | Mar 19, 2013 |
6th to 12th grade. Daisuke Igarashi's suspenseful and mysterious manga novel Children of the Sea is about children with a strange and powerful connection with the ocean. Ruka once saw a ghost of some sort in the aquarium where her father works and now hears strange calls from the sea. She starts hanging out at the aquarium more and befriends one of two strange boys that her father helps care for. The boys were raised in the Pacific Ocean by dugongs, or sea cows. Their bodies are adapted to underwater living and now they cannot live far from the sea. But all three children are undergoing a mysterious physical process of emitting light. It is somehow connected to other sea creatures undergoing the same metamorphous. Igarashi's black and white penciled drawn illustrations are full of dramatic perspectives to heighten the mystery that Ruka is exploring. The story unfolds slowly and he takes the time to show many close ups of Ruka's face. This heightens the reader's awareness of her frightened and tense reactions to each new discovery. Igarashi drew each of the children to have a different ethnicity- Euro-Asian, Caucasian, and African descended. So the novel has a multicultural inclusivity. This book is recommended to public, middle, and high school libraries as are the sequels. ( )
  JeneenNammar | Nov 27, 2011 |
It was certainly ...interesting.

It felt like one of those stories that is trying to say a message that's greater than it seems.

It's certainly not for fans expecting the usual manga fare of shojo or shonen plots. Instead, it feel more for fans of something like the TV show Lost. ( )
  timothyl33 | Jul 9, 2011 |
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"When Ruka was younger, she saw a ghost in the water at the aquarium where her dad works. Now she feels drawn toward the aquarium and the two mysterious boys she meets there, Umi and Sora. They were raised by dugongs and hear the same strange calls from the sea that she does. Ruka's dad and the other adults who work at the aquarium are only distantly aware of what the children are experiencing as they get caught up in the mystery of the worldwide disappearance of the ocean's fish"--Cover flap.… (more)

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