Just a couple of initial reactions to MPD-Psycho (Dark Horse):
Was anyone else put off by the font used for the dialogue? It seemed excessively bold to me, like everyone was shouting all the time. At the same time, it almost struck me as kind of whimsical, like the specialty font that might be used for a fantasy character to provide contrast. (It’s possible that I’m just a little overly sensitive to lettering.)
If the Nymphet controversy didn’t provide sufficient evidence of cultural differences in terms of age-appropriateness of material between Japan and the U.S., the fact that this book was originally published in a kids’ comic (it was in a shônen magazine, according to the author’s notes) should bolster the argument. Nipples! Dismemberments! Fetish gear!
It was a pretty absorbing read, though, once I got used to the font. I like the premise and (surprisingly, given my general level of squeamishness) wasn’t too bothered by the explicit gore and violence. I’m not entirely sold on the series yet, but I’ll definitely be back for the next volume.
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