Book Reviews of The Antique Gift Shop Volume 1

The Antique Gift Shop Volume 1
The Antique Gift Shop Volume 1
Author: Eunice Lee
ISBN-13: 9788952744555
ISBN-10: 8952744551
Publication Date: 12/7/2005
Pages: 180
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Ice Kunion
Book Type: Paperback
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This story of an antique shop full of goods with personalities, that choose who their owner will be, reminds me very much of another manga series, the Pet Shop of Horrors stories. As in Pet Shop, the story is told anthology style, through the adventures related of several antiques and the people who obtain them. Also like Pet Shop, the proprietor of the shop is a mysterious, androgynous figure who knows more than usual about the merchandise and its hidden, supernatural side. Unlike Pet Shop, though, some of these stories end up with happy endings, while Pet Shop of Horrors tended toward the darker side of human nature. If you liked Pet Shop of Horrors, but would've liked to see a bit lighter material, this is the series for you. If you like varied stories with a slightly paranormal flavor, again, you'd enjoy this series.

Artwork is clear and easy to follow and presented in a book that is slightly oversize for manga format with good quality, thicker paper. This is an enjoyable example of Korean manhwa presented by Ice Kunion publisher.