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Barbara Ikai

Barbara Ikai

Alternative Titles

English: Otherworld Barbara
Synonyms: The Island of Barbara
Japanese: バルバラ異界

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 24
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 27, 2002 to Jun 28, 2005
Authors: Hagio, Moto (Story & Art)
Serialization: Flowers (Monthly)

Statistics

Score: 7.331 (scored by 30 users)
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Ranked: #51982
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Popularity: #16259
Members: 234
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Synopsis

At the center of story is a teenaged girl who has been in a coma since the age of nine, when she was found with her dead parents. The mother had apparently killed the father, and then killed herself. And the girl, Aoba, was found to have her dead parents' hearts in her stomach. The core mystery, of course, is why this girl ate her parents' hearts, but there are plenty of other mysteries to chew on.

Why does the presumably imaginary dreamworld—Barbara—that Aoba now inhabits seem to affect the real world, and what is her connection to the boy, Kiriya, who she has never met and who shares her dreams of Barbara? And what does this have to do with a mysterious scientist looking for the secret to eternal youth, or, for that matter, with a long extinct race of Martians?

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Background

Barbara Ikai won the 26th Nihon SF Taisho Award in 2006.

The series was published in English as Otherworld Barbara by Fantagraphics in hardcover 2-in-1 omnibuses from August 9, 2016 to August 15, 2017.

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Sep 26, 2017
hamaon (All reviews)
"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality." - John Lennon

Aoba Jujo is a girl who's lived most of her life in dreams. Ever since the brutal murder of her parents 7 years earlier, she's been in a coma, never stirring despite the seemingly supernatural events that happen around her. Her rest may come to an end however, with the help of Dr. Tokio Watarai, a man who can enter other people's dreams a la Inception, and who is hired to find out the truth behind her coma and possibly get her out of it. But what read more

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