The residents of a quiet Kyoto neighborhood have slowly come to realize that inauspicious, paranormal forces are at play in the most unlikely of places: the local playground.Two friends, a young girl and boy, resolve to exorcise the evils that inhabit it, including a snaggle-toothed monster.Beautiful and eerie, ANIMUS weaves an entrancing spell out of childish curiosity, folklore, friendship, and fears that lie deep in the human heart.Writer/Illustrator Antoine Revoy has a long-held passion for all forms of comicsgraphic novels, manga and bandes dessinesfostered by his childhood living in Paris, France and Tokyo, Japan. Antoine's clients include Der Spiegel and New York Times, and his work has received acclaim by the Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, and Spectrum. Antoine currently teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design. He lives in Providence, RI, with his wife, illustrator Kelly Murphy. www.revoy.net...
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Meh. I felt like it had so much potential but it fell flat. At the end I was just like “what?” ..... Unimpressed
While I enjoy graphic novels when I get the chance to read them, I don't tend to specifically seek out or purchase them, just because the dollar-to-word ratio is so skewed. That said... WOW. This graphic novel completely knocked my socks off.
I got an advance ebook copy from Netgalley, and completely expected Animus to be slick and colorful, like its cover, and some kind of a fantasy adventure, like the Amulet series.
Instead, it was a retro Japanese childhood ghost story, a perfect blend of ende ...more
Artwork and story were both very interesting but I wasn't a huge fan of the ending since there were some things I didn't understand, but I may just have to think on them a little more.
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Thank you to FirstSecond and Raincoast Books for sending me a copy in exchange for my honest opinion.
In a small town in Japan, a haunted playground sits. Two children, meet Toothless, a masked ghost of a lost little boy tethered to the playground. Toothless tells the children of the eerie characteristics of the playground and all that it has the ability to do.
I was originally very exci ...more
There really is more to the playground. A playground of nightmares intrigues two kids and next thing you know, they were left solving a mystery and left entangled in one. There really is nothing else to say about this graphic novel except that the concept, in my opinion, was unique. I actually enjoyed the story because of its overall chilly and retro vibe. I admit that there were still some questions I had left unanswered but I liked the graphic novel in its entirety.
**Huge thanks to the publish ...more
Engaging ghost story-the children are charming and curious, and I like the twists in the story. Revoy has a manga-inspired style that works well for the setting (Japan) and the storytelling.
Times like these I reeeeeally wish there were half stars because this would definitely be 3 1/2. I rounded down to just 3 because although it was suspenseful and an awesome idea and premise, the story was just a little lackluster in what I was expecting. I wish it were multiple volumes so the idea of a haunted playground could be fleshed out more. All in all it was a nice, brief read with a neat art style.
I really enjoyed reading this book. It is set in japan and follows a little boy and girl as they try to solve a mystery and save their friend. I liked the art, it felt like i was reading a japanese manga and i liked the two main characters. They were curious and smart and it was fun following them and seeing if they would solve the mystery. The ending was shocking and had me reading the book all over the end to see if i missed anything. It entertains you and leaves you wondering what happened wh ...more