Sunday, June 9, 2013

Kaiju no Kodomo

Kaiju no Kodomo (海獣の子供) was published in the monthly magazine IKKI between 2006 and 2011. It was drawn by the very talented Daisuke Igarashi (五十嵐大介). I originally read the first 3 (of 5) volumes, and was drawn in by the beauty of the seascapes. The story tells of two mysterious children, Umi and Sora, who share a mystical bond with the ocean. An ominous meteorite falls into the ocean causing balance and unrest.

I just picked up volumes 4 and 5 this week, and I'm looking forward reading them. I also picked up volume 1 of an earlier series by Iragashi called Witches.

A lot of Igarashi's work is publish on the IKKI imprint, a small label owned by Shogakukan that publishes some alternative comics that don't appear in the major monthlies. It's definitely worth checking out for some rare manga gems.

IKKI's Website:
Daisuke Igarashi's Blog:

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