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In The End, Vol 1
In The End Vol 1
Author: Psycho Pink
No one seems to understand high school student Kaito Niikura. Not his dad. Not his classmates. No one. That is, until he meets his teacher Ren Ando, who understands him better than he even knows... In this punk rock bi-shonen by global manga-ka Pink Psycho, can the possibility of a forbidden love survive teenage angst?
ISBN-13: 9781427807182
ISBN-10: 1427807183
Publication Date: 2/12/2008
Pages: 184
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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3 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: TokyoPop
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 0
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shaiya avatar reviewed In The End, Vol 1 on + 41 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
SPOILERS. Drama, drama everywhere, and not a drop to drink..! While the art in this story was more than acceptable, it's absolutely targeted at a very small, key audience. The main character is a pierced, dark-and-depressed emo highschooler who is wracked in emotional turmoil, and due to his "beautiful" mental anguish he becomes the focus of obsession of one of his male teachers. The theory of the story seems to be that if someone just loves you enough, your mental wounds can be healed eventually if they give everything to you and then kill themselves when it gets tough so that you can survive and "see the light". A very emo, punk kind of story, I can see that this story would appeal to the high school crowd or anyone who feels like they don't belong or have their own place in the world due to being overwhelmed by the opinions of family or friends. There are no graphic sex scenes in this manga, if you were interested for the promised yaoi content. It's easy enough to imagine the main character as a female, to be honest, as he doesn't really exhibit many masculine habits or speaking patterns. It's an interesting real-life-fantasy sort of book that is unusual in the world of manga.
noisechick avatar reviewed In The End, Vol 1 on + 95 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I have to agree with the other reviewer - be prepared for emo-kid self-pity! (It's kinda nauseating, unless you realize that, well, that selfish, adult-hating headspace is where most teenagers ARE while they're forming self-identity.)
The art is AMAZING - very, very gorgeous Visual-Kei Goth - no surprise because the authors are in a Visual-Kei band! But this is on par with the Gothic Lolita costuming in Mitsukazu Mihara and Kayori Yuki's series. I love having to stare at panels just to soak in the people/atmosphere/outfits.
The story is about dissolution, angst and identity. It's very clearly "Bi-shonen" and NOT "Yaoi."
I was kinda shocked by the ending... but, it's realistic, if abrupt.
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