Book Reviews of KODOCHA: Sana's Stage, Volume 1

KODOCHA: Sana's Stage, Volume 1
KODOCHA Sana's Stage Volume 1
Author: Miho Obana, Sarah Dyer, Yukio Ichimura
ISBN-13: 9781931514507
ISBN-10: 193151450X
Publication Date: 6/11/2002
Pages: 200
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: TokyoPop
Book Type: Paperback
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Both "joyfully weird" and emotionally honest, Kodocha is a zany series about zany people. Sana Kurata is a child TV star who tries to fix the problems of the people around her in her crazy, bossy, but good-hearted way. Her biggest problem is her new rival at school, a heartless boy named Akito who methodically makes life hell for his teacher and the female students. Sana, in her refreshingly aggressive way, challenges Akito and reaches out to him when she discovers the unhappy home life that he endures.

A hysterically funny series that also has heart, with unforgettable characters (particularly Sana's mother, who keeps a pet squirrel in her elaborate hats). The main characters seem too young for any real romance, but it seems a likely possibility later on. Fine for anybody over the age of 10.