Othello 6 (Othello (Del Rey))

by Satomi Ikezawa | Graphic Novels |
ISBN: 034548438X Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingk00kaburrawing of San Jose, California USA on 5/17/2015
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Journal Entry 1 by wingk00kaburrawing from San Jose, California USA on Sunday, May 17, 2015
My brother's work discarded a box of manga and this was one of the included volumes.


ULTIMATE MAKEOVER: YOU WON'T EVEN RECOGNIZE YOURSELF — The only compensation for cute Yaya’s terminal shyness is the take-no-prisoners vengeance of her alter ego, the raucous Nana. But Yaya doesn’t even know that her Nana personality exists! Now, just as Yaya and nice-guy Moriyama seem ready to begin a romantic relationship, Shûko, Moriyama’s strong-willed ex, shows up and wants him back. Worse, she captures one of Nana’s rampages on video . . . learning her secret, and revealing it to a very shocked Yaya!

Released 4 yrs ago (5/17/2015 UTC) at = Book Box in -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA


adding to Manga bookbox!

Journal Entry 3 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Saturday, June 27, 2015
I was amused to find this title in the box, as I was planning to contribute an Othello of my own, though that one seems to be quite a different genre than this one! Looks like it could be a cute read.

Later: Not bad, though I admit that I found myself thinking that it might be best for all concerned if retiring little Yaya simply stayed submerged and let the bold, fearless - and apparently superpowered! - Nana take charge. Hopefully the final volume will allow the personalities to merge in a way that retains the best qualities of each (ahem, Nana's); if I come across a copy I'll definitely pick it up to find out.

The majority of this volume is given up to Moriyama (the love-interest, who knows about the split-personality situation) fretting about if and how to explain this to Yaya, who still has no idea. (Nana does know, but doesn't seem to fret about it one way or another, being the fearless one.) Complicating things a bit is the reappearance of Shuko, an old girlfriend of Moriyama's, who - despite the fact that they broke up after a very brief dating period, and the obvious fondness Moriyama has for Yaya - wants to get back together with him. When she witnesses Nana kicking all kinds of ass after a gang of four thugs tries to rape Yaya, Shuko decides to show Yaya the footage - and the shock sends our fragile flower deep inside herself, such that Nana isn't sure she'll come out...

I didn't care for the plot-point in which, after the thugs maim Moriyama in revenge for the way his girlfriend kicked their asses (are there no *police* in this world???), both Shuko and Yaya herself blame Yaya for his injuries. But I did love the way Nana stepped up to replace Moriyama with the band, "wardrobe malfunction" and all - Nana really is fabulous!

All of which made me very upset at the end of the volume, where Yaya chose a truly unfortunate moment to resurface. There seems to be a theme of "soft, gentle girl is better than fabulous superpowered talented fearless bright-eyed vivacious tough girl", and I keep muttering "But *why*?" to myself.

Released 4 yrs ago (6/29/2015 UTC) at Little Free Library, Kestrel Lane in Westford, Massachusetts USA


I left this book in the Little Free Library at around 2; hope the finder enjoys it!

*** Released as part of the 2015 Keep Them Moving release challenge. ***

*** Released for the 2015 Allergic to A challenge. ***

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