YKK

YKK Reaction

On the manga YKK and the desire to roll back the present.

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YKK fight !, part 2

Noah linked to Dirk’s post here. Dirk’s post links to one of mine, a post in which I wrote this about YKK: The atmosphere bits work fine for me, though the smaller they are, the better. For instance, drinking canned coffee in the early morning worked better than Alpha discovering the different meanings behind tears. […]

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YKK Fight!

Over at Journalista, Dirk very kindly joins the roundtable discussion. More specifically, he thunders his fist down upon our placid roundtable and accuses us all of being insufficiently mellow: I must confess that it’s a bit weird reading multiple reviews of the series from people who don’t sound as though they’ve enjoyed many quiet moments […]

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YKK Part 4: desire is suffering

Like with a lot of manga, YKK had the effect of reminding me how much cultural understanding I’m missing when I come at Japanese work for Japanese audiences. Like she’s a robot: ok, but what’s robotty about her? Not much, except she gets slightly different burn treatment, and, as Noah mentioned, fairly mild food allergies. […]

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YKK part 3: A quiet inn late in the day ( post b )

Last post here. This new one started as a comment, but I decided to make a post out of it.  So, down in comments, Noah and DerikB both assured me that Ashinano, as good as he is, is a long way from peerless. Japan has a lot of artists who would be exceptional over here, but […]

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YKK part 3: A quiet inn late in the day

YKK, or Record of a Yokahoma Shopping Trip, ran for about 150 episodes. Here at HU we decided to read the first seven chapters and compare notes. Bill started here, Noah continued here. Miriam will talk tomorrow, and tonight I do my post. This is the first manga I’ve sat down and read thru, not […]

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YKK Part 2: The Past Will Drown the Future

We’re doing a roundtable on YKK. Bill provides some background and a slightly acerbic take here. My starrier-eyed view…written before reading Bill’s…is below. ___________________________ It’s an odd experience going into a series with no expectations at all. I read the first volume of YKK because Bill recommended it and provided scans. Before I opened it […]

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