College graduates struggle to cope with the real world. Music offers refuge in this modern manga with an American attitude.Meiko Inoue is a recent college grad working as an office lady in a job she hates. Her boyfriend Shigeo is permanently crashing at her apartment because his job as a... show more
College graduates struggle to cope with the real world. Music offers refuge in this modern manga with an American attitude.Meiko Inoue is a recent college grad working as an office lady in a job she hates. Her boyfriend Shigeo is permanently crashing at her apartment because his job as a freelance illustrator doesn't pay enough for rent. And her parents in the country keep sending her boxes of veggies that just rot in her fridge. Straddling the line between her years as a student and the rest of her life, Meiko struggles with the feeling that she's just not cut out to be a part of the real world.
Publish date: 2008-10-21
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
, Asian Literature
, Sequential Art
, Graphic Novels
, Japanese Literature
It took a little while for Solanin to grow on me. Initially, the story, the characters, and the art felt a little too juvenile for my taste. By the end, I'd still agree there were certainly a few immature elements to the novel, but for the most part, Solanin is surprisingly mature.Ultimately, this i...
Wow. What a great manga! Combining humour, melancholy, apathy, and grief, Asano Inio's Solanin gives a startlingly accurate depiction of what it means to be in your twenties, struggling with the end of college life, working at uninspiring jobs, and tackling the fears associated with following your...
It didn't take much time for me to realize Solanin would be a hard read for me. Too close for comfort, like a friend of mine says. Well, indeed it was, but I regret nothing about reading this book! And the drawings are amazing, sometimes its usage of light reminds me of an old black and white photog...
Summary: A group of early-20-somethings struggle with life in general in present-day Japan. Should dreams be sold out for a better apartment? How do you measure whether a relationship is "worth it"? What does it mean to be an adult? Meiko, her boyfriend Taneda, and the other members of the music clu...
Great, great, great. The drawing is beautiful and the story is strong. If you like manga, and don’t want to spend your time reading a 44+ volumes strong series, but want one solid story, then you should definitely give Solanin a try.
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