Sometimes a review just grabs me:
“Meet Kino, a free-thinking, pint-size world traveler who cruises the globe on a talking motorcycle, fighting injustice wherever she finds it. She’s a cultural relativist, kinda, but she definitely knows the difference between right and wrong. She’s like Tank Girl meets Kant, only more butch than both. She’s my new personal hero.”
It’s of Kino no Tabi by Keiichi Sigsawa, one of the light novels being published by Tokyopop, and it sounds really intriguing. The question is, am I ready to throw even more money at manga publishers for prose? I’m not inclined to pick up novelizations of manga series, but stuff like this certainly catches my eye. Has anyone read it?
And oh, happy day! A listing for King of Thorn by Iwahara Yuji has shown up on Tokyopop’s web site. Sure, it doesn’t come out until June, but if it’s half as good as Chikyu Misaki (CMX), then I’ll avoid the rush and commence anticipatory hovering now.