Hotel Harbour View
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Hotel Harbour View

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Synonyms: Kaikei Saketen
Japanese: 海景酒店
English: Hotel Harbour View
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 2
Status: Finished
Published: 1985
Genres: Action Action, Drama Drama, Mystery Mystery
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Play Comic
Authors: Taniguchi, Jiro (Art), Sekikawa, Natsuo (Story)


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Ranked: #172702
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Popularity: #8448
Members: 2,071
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Two linked stories, both revolving around a deadly female assassin. In Hotel Harbour View, a Japanese expatriate in Hong Kong spends his time drinking whisky, photographing a high class prostitute and waiting for death at the hands of the assassin he knows is coming for him. In Brief Encounter, a notorious Parisian assassin is himself marked for assassination and his hunter is no stranger to him.

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Hotel Harbour View was published in English by VIZ Media on December 12, 2001.


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May 1, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Hotel Harbour View is set firmly in the noir world of the Fatal Woman. The two stories that make up the book read like cliches from an also-ran hard-boiled novelist - the kind of script Jim Thompson might dash off in 20 minutes in exchange for a shot, a beer, and a pack of cigarettes.

The artwork, too, is very western. I'm not faulting it for that. I quite like it. It's just that in pretty much every way - except that the story and art were provided by a couple Japanese guys - this is a western genre comic.

I'm curious about ...
Aug 21, 2016
Mixed Feelings
Common manga tends to be mediocre, with ‘Hotel Harbour View’ we have the supposed opposite side, a manga who tries to be serious, sophisticated, but that is as simple and plain as ‘One Piece’, but much more pretentious.

The characters have travelled all around the world, they remember experiences lived in L.A., Macao, Tokyo, París, Hong Kong, bla, bla, with this thing the authors think they are creating interesting characters inside a mature manga that is not. Let alone the situations like the man with cancer who hires a prostitute to kill him, situations that seem straight out of a cheap imitation of Wong Kar-Wai.

The ...

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