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REVIEW: The Voynich Hotel GN 1




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Utsuro no Hako



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:28 am Reply with quote
There's another important reference in the series -- the island of Blefescu is from Gulliver's Travels, the neighbor of Lilliput where they eat boiled eggs from the big end first.
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prime_pm



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:47 am Reply with quote
Yeah, few people are sufficiently prepared for this author's works.
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DigitalScratch



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:09 pm Reply with quote
I love this artist! His artstyle is one of the many influences on my art and I enjoy his sense of humor and dark storytelling. I’ve been reading a lot of his work for ages now and Voynich Hotel is one of my faves.

With that all said...Yeah his stuff is definitely not for everybody ^^;; There’s some explicit/uncomfortable/WTF stuff that will only fly if you’re willing to laugh at it.
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CatSword



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:58 pm Reply with quote
I wish T-rated titles like this were out when my mom cared about the ratings on the back of my books. Laughing
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Arale Kurashiki



Joined: 24 Aug 2015
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:05 pm Reply with quote
"Too deliberately weird", lol. That is not a criticism imo.

I loved this manga thus far. It's legitimately excellently crafted. Every single chapter advances the plot in a significant way, and all the numerous disparate plot threads come together in surprising way.

It's a bit more Hotel Flower, Sun, and Rain than California ;P
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Hiroki not Takuya



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:09 pm Reply with quote
Good catch of the Voynich Manuscript reference, too bad it has been decoded so not as mysterious as the mangaka thought but good try...https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/09/the-mysterious-voynich-manuscript-has-finally-been-decoded/
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Arale Kurashiki



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:52 pm Reply with quote
Hiroki not Takuya wrote:
Good catch of the Voynich Manuscript reference, too bad it has been decoded so not as mysterious as the mangaka thought but good try...https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/09/the-mysterious-voynich-manuscript-has-finally-been-decoded/

Lol no it hasn't. That claim was pretty quickly debunked by actual voynich scholars.
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harminia



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:31 pm Reply with quote
I'm a big fan of Dowman's work, but still haven't gotten around to finishing this... I'm really glad it's being released though. I hope they pick up Nickelodeon too.
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CrownKlown



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:08 pm Reply with quote
The fact this never got an anime is criminal.

If you like Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei, both art and style, this is right up your alley; id say this is more HP Lovecraft SZS, but the ending on SZS is kind out there in its own right.
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marshmallowpie



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:36 am Reply with quote
Seven Seas was already my favourite for manga before they picked this up, but releasing a Douman Seiman title in English really makes them number one even more. I hope this does well for them, although I can't imagine what other manga of his could get licensed... but I never expected this either.
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