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Apr 16, 2012

Manga Introduction: リューシカ・リューシカ

Title: リューシカ・リューシカ (Ryuushika Ryuushika
Author: 安倍吉俊 Yoshitoshi ABE
Difficulty: 3 (1 easy, 5 hard)
Furigana: No
Format: 漫画 (Manga

リューシカ・リューシカ has several primary qualities: slice of life, short stories, child main character, comedy, full color

This series is a tricky one. The story follows the adventures of a young girl named Ryuushika as she lets her imagination run wild. The fact that the main character is a child means that most of the dialogue is in kana, which makes it easier to read. However, other characters have kanji in their dialogue (without furigana), so that can make it more difficult. Also, as with all comedy, there can be cultural references that are hard to understand unless you have encountered them before.

Plot: Ryuushika is a young girl with a wild imagination. She sees wild things in the mundane, which makes for an interesting and amusing story. Each chapter focuses on some new instance where Ryuushika's imagination has led her on an adventure of the sort that only a child can have.

In Summary, this manga is another enjoyable read that will present a moderate challenge. It's amusing, interesting, and a good starter manga for moving away from furigana. Plus, it's full color. That's quite rare. So give Ryuushika a chance!

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1 comment:

  1. Sounds similar to Yotsubato!

    I still haven't plucked up the courage to give that a go again, will do so once I finish KO21K.

    Can't wait till I can read stuff like this...actually I can as I have learnt that waiting is the key to prevent burnout.