Oishinbo: Sake

A la Carte

by | Editor: Viz
Average vote of 7
| 2 total contributions of which 2 reviews , 0 quotes , 0 images , 0 notes , 0 video
Ha scritto il 11/05/10
Will make you thirsty
This is a very very nice journey in the world of Japanese culture and everyday life trough the discover the many faces of Japan's most distintive drink, sake.
This is also a grown up manga (most western people still have a stereotyped thought tha
...Continua
Ha scritto il 15/11/09
Oishinbo really exemplifies the Japanese style of simplifying the human elements of graphic storytelling medium and illustrating them in the most simplistic of terms.

This leaves the page free to explode with realistic illustrative details of s

This leaves the page free to explode with realistic illustrative details of sake and other alcohol's presentation; exhaustively detailed writings on the historical and cultural implications of spirit consumption.

When you set the volume down, the initial impression you're left with is that you've just read the equivalent of a Japanese Sunday newspaper comics page.

This quickly recedes as your mind begins to recount what amounts to an entire apprenticeship's worth of information from a top sommelier or chef.

The effect is dizzying, and is especially true in this, my favorite volume in the series so far.

A word of caution: Oishinbo has been running for many years in Japan. These collected à la carte volumes group the stories thematically by food–not by chronology. This can have a jarring affect, at times, as certain characters' relationships change wildly between stories. To the author and editor's credit, they do fill in the background in each volume of the series with character profiles and an ample glossary of the more foreign concepts.

This warning aside, for fans of food and drink, manga, Japanese culture, or mastery of the sequential graphic form, this series as a whole comes highly recommended. There's literally nothing else like it. ...Continua

  • 1 mi piace

- TIPS -
Nessun elemento trovato
Aggiungi per primo una citazione!

- TIPS -
Nessun elemento trovato
Aggiungi per primo una immagine!

- TIPS -
Nessun elemento trovato
Aggiungi per primo una nota!

- TIPS -
Nessun elemento trovato
Aggiungi per primo un video!

Lorem Ipsum Color sit Amet
di Nome Autore
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur Suspendisse varius consequat feugiat.
Scheda libro
Aggiungi