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Thread: Solanin by ASANO Inio

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    Registered User 下級員 / Kakyuuin / Jr. Member LNsu's Avatar
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    Solanin by ASANO Inio

    "Solanin" by ASANO Inio 2005



    Synopsis:

    A down to earth slice of life view of a young couple, Inoue Meiko and Taneda Shigeo, who deal with everyday thoughts and occurrences. A slow paced telling of dreams, freedom, and boredom. The reality of society is cold and harsh yet warm and bright, as we see the hardships and bonding of old and new friends, couples, and strangers.

    Title: Solanin
    Mangaka: ASANO Inio
    Genre: Seinen, Comedy, Slice-of-Life, Drama, Romance, Tragedy
    Serialized by: Young Sunday
    Scanlations: Complete

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    This piece truly moved the way I see life. I don't even know how it moved me, but I truly feel touched by the bittersweet feeling. A lasting nostalgic emotion that I will always be with.
    Then again, I'm a big pushover.
    As time passes, the day will come when everything will fade to memories.
    But those miraculous days will continue, revolving forever, in my heart as my bittersweet memory.

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    Re: Solanin by ASANO Inio

    I just started reading this one, I'm a huge fan of Asano.
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    Re: Solanin by ASANO Inio

    Great, great manga. Worth reading if you want something that transcends the medium. Inio has a good feel for every day life and what motivates young adults. I can't think of anyone who writes about the ambivalence, fear, and uncertainty of reconciling the real world with the idealized one we construct as children. I'm looking forward to the movie.

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    Re: Solanin by ASANO Inio

    Just finished it and I think it's awesome! not as good as Nijihara Holograph but definitely deserves to win an Eisner.
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    Re: Solanin by ASANO Inio

    I just bought this and enjoyed it alot. I like how Asano can mix humor with the tragedy of everyday life. Very poignant in places, but never gets too sentimental or weepy.

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    Re: Solanin by ASANO Inio

    The U.S. edition was spectacular, I'm glad I waited and didn't read the scanlations.

    Everything in Inio's little world seems so real. Even his more magic realist inspired series, Nijihara Holograph and Pun Pun come to mind, seems so grounded in day to day life that the fantastic seems mundane. And I do love that mix of humor and tragedy; he completely captures the complexity of early adult hood without manipulating the audience. I'm looking forward to VIZ's release of What a Wonderful World, I'm tired of waiting for volume 2 to be translated ^^

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    Re: Solanin by ASANO Inio

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaiten.Sama View Post
    I'm looking forward to VIZ's release of What a Wonderful World, I'm tired of waiting for volume 2 to be translated ^^
    I know how you feel, it's the reason why I haven't started reading it yet.

    I liked the volume cover of the original a lot better than the one viz had.
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    Re: Solanin by ASANO Inio

    After Holograph I couldn't resist reading What a Wonderful World, incomplete or no. The former was better, but World is still brilliant. I really need to read Pun Pun but haven't had a chance yet.

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