The tales of a nameless boy and his tree review
- Manga / Comic Review
- May 14, 2012 3:55 PM
I have to say, the cover is pretty amazing, with an oil paint feel to it. It has a lot of ambience to it and really draws you in.
The story is about a magical forest inhabited by monsters, a boy and his tree, and a shapeshifter, a truley unique story! The narration adds a nice fairy tale feeling to it too.
A simple and clean verticle layout that makes reading easy and enjoyable.
The characters are amazingly unique and full of personality. There's a nameless boy who lives with a tree named Poe and a shapeshifter named Tomo. The beginning also includes a french soldier who barely speaks english who becomes more important later on. The designs are also wonderful too. Tomo looks like a masquerade dancer and Poe appears nymph like.
Tomo adds in humor nicely with his naive personality and the quirkiness of the whole story adds a sense of humor and lightheartedness.
Limited colors are used to make certain things pop, like the nameless boy's eyes and important scenes.
Sketchiness is part of the style, but sometimes it can feel like a panel has been rushed. This is very rare though and barely noticable.
-A few typos
Actually, only one as I can recall. Pacient should be patient.
Overall rating A, an amazingly unique story with wonderful characters that's easy to follow and read.
Read The tales of a nameless boy and his tree here: http://www.mangamagazine.net/manga-and-comics/The-Tales-of-a-Nameless-Boy-and-his-Tree/detail-page/69