Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Manga Bookshelf Review: The Antique Gift Shop, vol. 8
Another guest review for folks to enjoy—this time, at the recently renamed Manga Bookshelf, formerly known as There it is, Plain as Daylight. Manga Bookshelf is a manga blog by Melinda Beasi, writer and manga reviewer. The review I contributed today is of The Antique Gift Shop, vol. 8. Here's a short excerpt:
This volume is split into two distinct stories related to the volume’s namesake. In one, a mysterious Nepalese goddess, or kumari, comes a-calling to the Antique Gift Shop and she has an amazing gift for sales. Hoping that she may soon be free of her commitment to the store, Bun-Nyuh is both amazed and ready to call it quits. ... I jumped into this volume without any prior knowledge of the series. While I was confused at first — which, I think, is entirely normal considering this was the eighth volume — I caught on quickly and recognized the situations and characters for who they are.
Be sure to read my review in its entirety to see what I thought of this Korean manhwa! The Antique Gift Shop is available in the U.S. from Yen Press.
Review copy provided by Yen Press.