Bokurano: Ours, Vol. 1

by Mohiro Kitoh | Graphic Novels |
ISBN: 1421533618 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 10/8/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Sunday, October 08, 2017
I got this ex-library softcover from Better World Books. It opens with a group of middle-school friends (and a few younger siblings) playing on the seashore - but once they stumble upon an eccentric man with some kind of "bat-cave" of his own, things change. He describes a game to them, one in which they can pilot humongous mecha against alien invaders, and tempts them into signing up - but no sooner has the first of the kids had his turn (in what really is a pretty spectacular mecha and a scary fight) than... the boy dies. It looks like an accident to the others (though some harbor suspicions that he was pushed), but the reader will have picked up on some sinister hints to the effect that this new "game" is all too real and has very permanent consequences...

While the setup feels a bit forced, and the motivations behind the rules of the game unclear, the story is delightfully scary - and can only get more horrifying once the kids realize what will happen to them!

[There's a TV Tropes page on the series, and on its 2007 anime adaptation.]

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Little Free Library, Lord Rd. in Chelmsford, Massachusetts USA on Sunday, August 05, 2018

Released 6 mos ago (8/6/2018 UTC) at Little Free Library, Lord Rd. in Chelmsford, Massachusetts USA


I left this giant-robot-themed book in the cute-robot-design Little Free Library; hope someone enjoys it!

[See other recent releases in MA here.]

*** Released for the 2018 One Word Title release challenge. ***

*** Released for the 2018 TV Series release challenge. ***

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