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Satoshi Kon's Opus



Opus might be the most Satoshi Kon thing to ever Satoshi Kon. This is a metafictional story of several layers that might be just at home in French comics as much as it is manga. Mangaka Chikara Nagai is at hard at work finishing his title Resonance. A manga about espers fighting the brainwashing cult leader Mask. In his grand finale he plans on killing off one the characters. Only the character isn’t happy with that! Soon, Chikara finds himself in the world of his own creation where it must figure out how to end this story and get home.

Only problem is only things he drew exist in this world and that means running into the limitations of that! That crappy background on page 16? Turns out are just flat cardboard standees. But that sweet scooter on 28? Totally, a useful ride.

If you love Satoshi Kon’s works and are looking for a little be more of that experience you can’t go wrong with Opus . It is very much in the nature of what is reality.



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February 2016 - Satoshi Kon's Opus
Brand - Feb 1
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January 2016 - 13th Boy
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Poll: weekly read - poll {CLOSED}
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Brand | Feb 2, 1:51 PM
Okay to get some activity going. I am going to ask people to make suggestions. Please see this form and add a Hidden Gem suggestion. This will go on till the 14th where I will then take the top five suggestions and we will have a poll to choose the new monthly pick for March.

Please use the main title and ideally it should be a title with less than 7,000 users on MAL.

Brand | Feb 1, 6:48 AM
New monthly pick is up. Check out Satoshi Kon's Opus. If you would like to choose a monthly pick, please feel free to pm me with a write up.

Brand | Jan 2, 9:46 AM
New monthly pick is up. Check out 13th Boy. If you would like to choose a monthly pick, please feel free to pm me with a write up.

aqualiv | Dec 25, 2015 8:55 AM
Happy holidays everyone, I wish you all the best for the new year

nitrohawk | Dec 16, 2015 11:06 AM
I caught wind of that in the summer and pre-ordered both volume 6 and volume 7 in June. It would be a shame if they discontinue it as Kodansha's hardcover releases are really nice.

Lindle | Dec 16, 2015 11:04 AM
I have the first three volumes (which given the size of them is basically the first 6 volumes of the original print). Read it, it's exceptionally good.

Brand | Dec 16, 2015 10:48 AM
It isn't really Hidden by our Hidden Gem Standards but Vinland Saga is an amazing title. Sadly, it seems to be struggling in the US.

Vinland Saga Manga's U.S. Release Could End After 7th Volume

I actually, pre-ordered a volume just because of this. So, just in FYI to those of you out there who would care.

metamorphius | Dec 8, 2015 1:32 PM
> I thought I'd share this

That was excellent. I had to get out of lurking just to thank you for sharing. I think I'll go show it to a couple more people who may appreciate it.

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