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Kuma Miko, Volume 1 : Girl Meets Bear
by Masume Yoshimoto


Overview - Machi is 14 years old and has spent her whole life in the Touhoku Mountains as a miko. Raised alongside a talking bear, Natsu, she knows nothing of modern life. But, she s enthralled with its mysteries and determined to figure them out. Natsu attempts to prepare her for the trials and tribulations she will face entering the fast-paced city in this comical coming of age story of a backwoods girl in Japan."  Read more...

 
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Overview
Machi is 14 years old and has spent her whole life in the Touhoku Mountains as a miko. Raised alongside a talking bear, Natsu, she knows nothing of modern life. But, she s enthralled with its mysteries and determined to figure them out. Natsu attempts to prepare her for the trials and tribulations she will face entering the fast-paced city in this comical coming of age story of a backwoods girl in Japan."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781935548539
  • ISBN-10: 1935548530
  • Publisher: One Peace Books
  • Publish Date: September 2016
  • Page Count: 160
  • Reading Level: Ages 14-17


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-09-26
  • Reviewer: Staff

Machi is a teenage shrine maiden in northern Japan who wants to leave the mountains behind to live life in the big city in this rural slice-of-life indie comicstyle manga. However, its quickly revealed that, however plucky she may be, shes a bumpkin who doesnt even know what Uniqlo is. So its up to her keeper (a talking bear) and her older brother, Yoshio, to get her ready for the outside worldwhile simultaneously trying to keep her home. Yoshio is the most appealing character, and poor Machi is constantly dealing with sexual harassment problems that are not funny, though theyre treated lightheartedly. The story takes a while to find its identity, and the humor may be a bit too Japanese for some to understand (even with the explanations in the back), but overall its a promising start to the series that improves as it goes along. (Sept.)

 
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