[Manga Monday] Yotsuba&! Vol. 6 ★★★★★

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Title: Yotsuba&! Vol. 6
Series: Yotsuba&! #6
Author: Kiyohiko Azuma
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Genre: Manga
Pages: 208
Words: 8K


Chapter List:

Yotsuba & Recycling

Yotsuba & The Bicycle

Yotsuba & Pottering Around

Yotsuba & Friday

Yotsuba & Milk

Yotsuba & Delivering

Yotsuba & The Bookshelf

My Thoughts:

My reading of Yotsuba has taken on a ritualistic aspect in my life. While these posts go up for Manga Monday, I read them the Saturday before. I wake up, peruse wordpress and deal with the various notifications and new posts. Then I start up Calibre, grab a Pina Colada Bang and sit down on the couch. I open my “Manga” review template in OpenOffice and begin reading.

I fill out each chapter heading in the template as I come to them in the manga and decide which picture I want to include. All the while I’m sipping on cold Bang and reading the antics of Yotsuba. It is soothing, relaxing and something I look forward too. Because I don’t do these every Monday the ritual doesn’t become over used and I can’t accidentally unleash Unspeakable Cosmic Horrors on an unsuspecting world. Of course, maybe a Yotsuba inspired Cosmic Horror wouldn’t be so bad?

Anyway, this volume centers around Yotsuba getting her first bicycle and her adventures. Some good, some bad. Yanda, the Arch Enemy, makes another appearance and Yotsuba enjoys eating her hamburger in his face while he has to make do with instant ramen.

One of the strengths of this manga are the supporting characters. I put this picture of her dad to show what kind of home life Yotsuba is growing up in. He’s super laid back and just is himself. At the same time he’s a very careful father. He’s one of the safety bungees that Yotsuba can bounce off of without ever knowing how close to danger she ever came. It is what you want in a parent.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

20 thoughts on “[Manga Monday] Yotsuba&! Vol. 6 ★★★★★

      1. Thank you. The link gave my iPad all sorts of problems so I googled, it seems the bang means you substitute the rum for 300mg of caffeine. I salute your constitution. On contemplating this information I deduce that the Pina Colado gives one a chilled mien, whilst the bang has you wired up and fizzing like Frankenstein.

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        1. I suspect the “pina colada” is just flavoring. So a cocanut flavored soda packed with 300mg of caff. For me, caff is more a mood enhancer than a “get up and go, rah rah rah” kind of thing. Which is why I’m careful about limiting myself.

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    1. hahahahaah! Nice mashup there 😀

      But on the other hand, I recommend both Bang AND Yotsuba. Good stuff 😀
      and how do you do the cowboy hat? is it a keyboard shortcut or do you have to copy/paste an emoji image?

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      1. Got it!

        Yeah, it’s on my phone, but I know on Windows 10, you can hit Windows button+. to get the emoji screen, and I just saw the cowboy hat emoji there:

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  1. So innocent and cute! I’ll definitely have to dive into this series at some point. Currently at volume 20 of Shaman King (where the story suddenly goes to the past and gives us Yoh and his fiance’s origin story…). By the way, did you know that the spin-off series is ongoing now (Shaman King The Superstar). I think 2 tankobon volumes are out since December 1st… 😮

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