Yotsuba&! 6 and 7

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Yotsuba&! 6 and 7

  • Title: Yotsuba&!, Vol. 7
  • Author: Kiyohiko Azuma
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Yen Press; 1 edition (December 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316073253
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316073257
  • Title: Yotsuba&!, Vol. 6
  • Author: Kiyohiko Azuma
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Yen Press (September 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316073245
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316073240

I completed the first 5 books a few months ago and was bummed because there are many more books, but only 5 had been translated into English. Imagine my surprise and delight when I spied these two volumes in a local bookstore!

These volumes continue the story of Yotsuba, a young orphan from Okinawa; I believe these books play on the racism often found against non-Japanese in Japan. Yotsuba is naive and at times a bit dense, but sometimes of course brilliant. I think the drawings are simple yet take advantage of the comic book form to provide a nice setting for the action that is Yotsuba’s life.

Volume 6 revolves around Yotsuba getting her first bicycle, and Volume 7 involves her quest to visit a ranch where she “meets” some sheep and milks a cow.

I highly recommend all 7 of these volumes – I hope more translations are on the horizon!

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