Plastic girl is something special,it can't be really defined as a manga.
In primis,the graphic is really uncommon for a manga:almost every page is colored and has a frame made with wood,tissue,burned paper,etc...
The frames aren't drawned:they're like photographed from reality and then added to the drawings.
Another thing I noticed is the alternation between very bright pictures and very dark,shadowed,more tridimensional ones.
The graphic enhanced the story pretty well.
Talking about the story,Plastic Girl doesn''t follow an unique storyline,but is instead a group of very short stories,
The protagonist is a little girl dealing with the problems of adolescence,like the changements of her body,etc..Well,this is only one of the main ideas and the author choose an extremely weird,eccentric way to represent it.
In fact,for all I've write until now,a reader could get the idea this manga is ok for everyone but I have to say Plastic Girl isn't really suited for all kind of public,not only for his uniqueness,but for his crepiness and for some strong,gory like scenes.
Moral:don't let little kids find it!
Well anyway, this manga is kinda twisted and slightly philosophical,sharing an uncommon point of view-the protagonist's one- about life.
The girl's experiences and thoughts are far from a real human girl of this age,disturbing and sometimes confusing.
I too,am not really sure of totally having understood Plastic Girl's meaning,because this manga needs to be interpreted...it definitely isn't a shonen manga with easy dialogues and a lot of battles.
In fact,Plastic girl is a really unknow manga,mostly-I think-for its shortness,difficult understanding and creepiness.
As I write before,it's not suited for everyone,but I hightly recommend it to someone searching for a dark,gory,artistic,unconventional manga. read more