|Welcome to my
one page about the hilarious series Yamada Taro Monogatari by Ai
Morinaga. It's a really funny comedy drawn in the girly comics style. Currently,
it's one of my favorite series (other mangas that I really like include Nausicaa,
Lone Wolf and Cub, Top Secret, Kindaichi, and Detective Conan.
Kare Kano is okay. ). |
I actually won't expand this site to
more than 1 page because I'm really not into making fan sites. I just want to
let people know about this funny series and show a few random fan arts of mine
(and maybe others if I get them. *hint hint*). But... if anyone has any requests
or whatever, just send it to me and I'll consider it.....
Oh, it's because
of my friend's incessant nagging about getting this series that I started reading
it. Thanks, Yanwen! I'll be the maintainer of this page. She'll just tell me what
to do, sort of like a back seat designer.
- I ordered Ai's Ugly Duckling books a few months back from Taiwan. If I actually
actually get a chance to read this series (and two or three other books by the
same author), I'll do a quick review or something. Also, I might expand this section
into comics in general, featuring titles I love and/or unusal series.
(8/5/02) - Ai Morinaga has a new story called Ugly Duckling (actually, the
literal translation is Ugly Duckling Prince). There are 2 volumes now, but I still
haven't checked it out yet so I can't say anything about it. I think it's another
high school comedy.
|The story (my friend
and I call it "Poor Rich Boy") is about a very pretty boy whose only
fault is that he's extremely poor. Because of his good looks, many people assume
that he's rich; lots of things happen because of that assumption. |
is definitely NOT your typical girly story. There is no mushy love story and in
some ways it's more 'real' than most other stories (people actually use the bathroom).
This series proves that you can do pretty art and be funny at the same time. The
humor ranges from making fun of other comics to more spastic comedy. The story
starts out very strongly, but towards the end it loses steam (it was hard to get
myself to read books 12 to 14). Overall, it's still a very amusing story and better
written than most girly comics.
The series ended with book 14. I think
the whole series was supposed to be 20 books but the author stopped drawing. I
have a feeling that she ran out of ideas. I'm glad she ended the story while it
was still pretty good.
I highly recommand the second story in the first
book and the whole second book. There are other funny moments through out the
series, but I remembered these chapters the most.
I like pretty boys in
well written stories. Hehehe.
|Click on the image.
So far the only ones I got are by me. If you want submit some, please do!! You
can email it to me.|
|There are very few sites about this series.
Here are the ones I've found so far.|
fan site I've found in Chinese
One site in Chinese
- Chinese Publisher
- Japanese Publisher
- One place where you can buy the Chinese edition
- Another place to buy the books
- Yet another place to buy the books.
Site - The maintainer of the site and artist
Site - The nagger of the site and artist
Please do not take anything
from my site without asking for my permission