Giovanni's Island is as powerful as it is predictable. It may be one of the few films to focus on the Kuril Islands, but its tale will prove immediately familiar to anyone acquainted with cinema's typical treatments of war-torn children.
News USA Today Booklist, March 17–23: Manga Times Three
posted on 2008-03-31 15:42 EDT
In a rare occurrence, three separate manga from two different publishers are all represented on USA Today's list of America's top 150 best-selling books for the week of March 17 to March 23. Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto volume 28 (Viz Media) and Natsuki Takaya's Fruits Basket Volume 19 (Tokyopop), both of which were also on the list last week, have switched places. The Fruits Basket volume now ranks at #34, up from #112, while the latest Naruto book drops to #39 from #26. Another Viz title, Hiromu Arakawa's Fullmetal Alchemist volume 16, enters at #149.
follow-up of USA Today Booklist, March 10–16: Fruits Basket Returns