Book Reviews of R.I.P. Requiem in Phonybrian

R.I.P. Requiem in Phonybrian
RIP Requiem in Phonybrian
Author: Mitsukazu Mihara
ISBN-13: 9781598165050
ISBN-10: 1598165054
Publication Date: 9/12/2006
Pages: 136
Edition: 1ST
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Tokyopop
Book Type: Paperback
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Bored angel Transylvanian Rose decides to shake up her heavenly routine by rescuing a suicidal undertaker from eternal torment. She binds one of her wings to him, and the pair travel throughout London, freeing the souls of the dead from the unfinished business that traps them on earth. Undertaker has the unique ability to cleanse the souls of people who killed themselves, a talent tied to his tragic past.

This wasn't the worst manga I've ever read, but it could have been so much more. For much of it, the plot was thin and the characters silly and annoying. The first few chapters seemed like a pale imitation of Neil Gaiman's graphic novels about Death. It got better in the last few chapters but couldn't redeem itself completely. The Victorian Gothic costumes of the characters were probably the most interesting thing about the book.