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Nijigahara Holograph (Manga)

Nijigahara Holograph

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English: Nijigahara Holograph
Synonyms: Rainbow Field Holograph
Japanese: 虹ヶ原 ホログラフ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 15
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 26, 2006
Authors: Asano, Inio (Story & Art)
Serialization: Quick Japan


Score: 7.931 (scored by 4454 users)
Ranked: #12002
Popularity: #331
Members: 10,329
Favorites: 342
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.

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Suzuki is a troubled boy. He's lived with uncaring foster parents for most of his life, alienated from the other kids at his school, owner of a cynical, unhappy mentality. Komatsuzaki is a violent, unpredictable bully whose head trauma causes him to act in mysterious, inexplicable ways. Arakawa is a no-nonsense, normal girl who pines after Komatsuzaki but can never have him. A teacher with just one working eye. A mother who committed suicide. A daughter in an endless coma. Attempted rapes, murders, extortion, sexual deviance, and a freakish explosion in the butterfly population. All of these elements are whirled together in a story spanning 10 years, a tale of blackness, pain and apocalypse. And maybe just a bit of hope and redemption. It's a spiritual cross between the misanthropic suburban malevolence of Kyoko Okazaki's Rivers Edge and the eerie mysticality of Donnie Darko.

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Feb 25, 2010
This is one of those stories you tend to read over and over again just so you could make more sense out of it and no matter how many times you read it, you find something different about it, something you never noticed was right there. That is the beauty of Nijigahara Holograph, and the gift which comes from the genius mind of Inio Asano, the creator of the beautiful manga, Solanin.

It's funny how the name, Rainbow Field Holograph, is somewhat of a contrast to the theme of the manga. Where the title gives the reader the feeling that the manga will be full of read more
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Aug 22, 2008
Nijigahara Holograph is a Seinen, Psychological, Mystery, Drama that will take anyone brave enough to read it, on a mind-trip. This is quite the experimental manga, as it delves into a realm that hasn’t been entered before, so you can expect to become lost in the intricate plot.

One of the trickiest things to explain, about Nijigahara Holograph, is the story & plot because it is hard enough to comprehend, let alone articulate it in words. The manga is like a montage of the lives of different people, who are all interconnected in some way. There are numerous themes but the ones most prominent are on read more
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Sep 13, 2009
Enigmatic, suggestive, disquieting… They are some of the adjectives with which we can describe to this work of the young mangaka Inio Asano. The plot is constructed in a kaleidoscopic way around several solitary young people whom they load on his backs with the weight of hard experiences of the past.

Nijigahara is a common place for the main characters, a place where actions that will change their lives take place, wich is shown with flashbacks and flashforwards

This manga is an analysis of the questions of childhood and adolescence, but, insted of giving answers, new riddles are shown, that, next to other situations it caused that read more
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Sep 8, 2013
Psychological manga fascinate me. The stories are usually told in a way that makes you have to go back and think about what you just read. Nijigahara Holograph is one of those stories. You can't just skim through this kind of story and take away it's entire meaning. Even if you read this manga several times, parts of it would still not fully make sense. And that's the beauty of it. Not everything in life always makes sense.

To give a summary of the plot of Nijigahara Holograph would be an impossible feat, maybe even for the mangaka, Asano Inio (known for several works including Oyasumi read more
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Both titles have a very similar style of story-telling. They each focus heavily on the emotions of the characters and their aspirations. It analyzes their self-worth and purpose in life. Each elicit similar feelings of melancholy, hope and despair.
A lot of bleakness with a touch of black humour and, ultimately, a note of hopefulness that suggests it's not all as pointless as it often seems. Both works switch around between a bunch of at first seemingly unrelated stories with the ties between them becoming clearer the longer you read. There's a realism in the atmosphere and characterization and a questionably mystic touch filling in the cracks that I can only think to call Asano Inio's signature style.
Violence, sex, humor, a mentally unstable character. They each offer insight into the mind and focus on the characters' struggle to live in their harsh world.
Both are by the same author, and have the lives of a troubled young boy play a large part in the story. Both stoies have a very violent theme aswell. They both have a similar feel to them.
Both feature a varied cast of characters, each with their own set of problems and insecurities. While both deal with the hidden, shadowy sides of everyday human life, River's Edge is easier to grasp while Holograph is more abstruse.
Both are creepy short series dealing with the denizens of a particular town and the unusual and unsettling events than afflict them, with the protagonist switching regularly and the stories appearing at first more or less unrelated but gradually tying together.

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