Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Children of the Sea

 Written by: Daisuke Igarashi

First line: I’ll tell you a story about the sea.

Why you should read this book: Strange things go on in the world’s oceans in this manga: global climate change, unexplained lights, disappearing fish, human children living underwater. After being cut from her handball team due to excessive violence in her defensive tactics, Ruka stumbles into these mysteries, accompanied by two strange boys who were reportedly raised by dugongs, and her own childhood memories of seeing a ghost in her father’s aquarium. Danger is afoot, and Ruka’s new friends may be threatened, or they may be about to sacrifice themselves to something amazing, spectacular, and world-changing.

Why you shouldn’t read this book: I read it three times and still can’t really explain the ending, possibly because this is actually the first volume of a much longer work.

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