Cagaster Vol. 1

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by Kachou Hashimoto | Graphic Novels |
ISBN: 9781950912070 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 1/26/2021
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, January 26, 2021
I got this softcover at Barnes and Noble. It's been adapted as a 2020 anime series under the title "Cagaster of an Insect Cage".

The premise: it's 2125, and a plague has caused one human in a thousand to suddenly transform into a giant insect-like being with bloodthirsty impulses towards other humans. Those bitten and not immediately killed will also become insects, and the escalating disaster has decimated the world's population. At this point there are a few enclaves where humans are thriving and even fighting back, but there are still huge expanses where the insects hold sway. Trained "exterminators" are used to guard travelers and trade caravans. One of them, Kidow, while guarding a friend on a foraging expedition among the wreckage of unsuccessful caravans, finds a dying man who asks him to deliver his daughter to her mother. Kidow agrees, and thus the story kicks off. The understandably-traumatized girl Ilie winds up working for a bar-owning friend of Kidow's, a transvestite with a bodybuilder's form and a heart of gold (though he does get testy when people disrespect his food or drink), while trying to find out where her mother might be.

Meanwhile, someone or something seems to be hunting down exterminators; it appears that when it became obvious that the plague made it advisable to terminate victims before they could turn, many of their loved ones were appalled, and some still hold grudges against the exterminators in general for "murdering" their loved ones. Or is there something else afoot?

Lots of plot elements in this first volume, including some wealthy traders who want to hire Kidow, a charming street kid who helps Ilie when she gets lost and falls foul of a local gang, and the tough girl who leads said gang and who's impressed by Ilie's guts. Oh, and the sinister cloaked figure who's luring exterminators to their doom...

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Released 2 mos ago (2/11/2021 UTC) at Nashua, New Hampshire USA


I'm adding this book to the Otherworldly bookbox, which will be on its way to its next stop shortly. Hope it travels safely, and that people enjoy the selection!

*** Released for the 2021 TV Series challenge. ***

Journal Entry 3 by wingSpatialwing at Moneta, Virginia USA on Friday, March 05, 2021

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Taken from the Otherworldly {Shrinking} Bookbox Round V!

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Journal Entry 4 by wingSpatialwing at Moneta, Virginia USA on Saturday, March 13, 2021
A good introduction to the characters of the series. Some transitions seemed abrupt. Swarming, used to be human, killer bugs gives me the creepy-crawlies. But thankfully, there were not too many in this first volume. I'm sure that will change as the story line progresses. I'd still be interested to read more and see where the story takes us.

Journal Entry 5 by wingSpatialwing at A BookCrosser, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Released 4 wks ago (4/7/2021 UTC) at A BookCrosser, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases


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Sent to hyphen8 as an extra gift along with the book chosen from the Asian Diaspora VBB!

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Journal Entry 6 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Sunday, April 11, 2021
A bonus book that hitched a ride with a VBB book - very sneaky! Thanks for all the bonus goodies: I sort of love the pink octopus labels. :)

Journal Entry 7 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Monday, April 19, 2021
Well, that was something different. There was a whole lot going on, and I feel like I was just starting to get an idea of what was happening...and then it was the end of the volume.

I love the colors in the cover art, but I'm not sure I'd want to watch the anime: the giant bugs would freak me out!

Translation by Matthew Johnson.

Journal Entry 8 by winghyphen8wing at Da Shop by Bess Press in Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Released 2 wks ago (4/19/2021 UTC) at Da Shop by Bess Press in Honolulu, Hawaii USA


Monday, April 19, 2021: added to the little library outside Da Shop.

Guidelines for safely visiting and stocking Little Free Libraries here.
As a general rule, it never hurts to be cautious and sanitize your hands and frequently-touched surfaces.

Released for the 2021 NJABBIC challenge (week 16: translations and multi-lingual books), GoryDetails's April Showers/May Flowers challenge, Davros-10's 2021 TV Challenge, and Davros-10's 2021 Science Fiction Challenge.

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