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From Far Away

September 13, 2008

As I said Earlier, I will tell about a manga I just finished reading, From Far Away.
The manga started at the end of 1992 and vintaged to 2003.
It was published in LaLa by Hikawa Kyouko, who at the moment has
another serie running in LaLa called Otogimoyou Ayanishiki.



From Far Away is about a girl called Noriko Takichi, living an ordinary life in Japan, but after an explosion by some terrorist, she gets blown into another world. There she meets Izark, a beautiful young warrior, who helps her. What she doesn’t know is that Izark is in fact cursed by a legend said to destroy the world, and that the one who will awaken this side of him is the “Awakening”coming from another world,  which would be Noriko. But seeing that the Awakening is just a little girl, Izark takes her with him.Noriko doesn’t know anything of this, as the first problem she stumbles across is an language barrier.
After that they stumble across different adventures and meet new friends and enemys, as their feelings for each other develops and as their destiny becomes clearer.

The story’s feeling is kinda similar to Fushigi Yuugi, with the “girl from another world” way.  And izark is kinda like a Tamahome, except his funny ways and money addiction,lol,  always taking care of Noriko. 










In Fushigi Yuugi, except Tamahome, all of the other guys in it are also beautiful. In From far Away, except Izark and some other, the rest is kinda…ugly,lol. Since I’m a person that easily grows attached to a nearby side character, but to not really have that in this comic was an experience.
I think that is a  reason for me instead clinging to the main character and their love ( I don’t think I’m spoiling anything with saying this, since it is obvious that they will fall in love with each other)  and I’m usually someone who is against cliche loves, but in this manga I enjoyed it a lot, just because their love was very nice.





Even though I had expected more from this manga, it was still pretty good, awakening my desire to continue with my own fantasy manga^^. It is a great inspiration source, or just something easy read for the manga, shojo and fantasy lover. If you are still pretty new with manga, or don’t really like this genre, I guess you should wait to read it,lol. But it is worth to at least check it out :3 
If you wonder about the blond gut to the right, that is kinda the only picture he looks good in,lol. He becomes too obsessed with fighting and his expression always ends up looking mad -.- ( I had some hope for him in the beginning, but that hope died pretty fast,lol.),

I had one favorite guy who really looked like a Bishounen. That was Irk, very cute and wise^^
Unfortunately, he was just a spirit-.-  but still, the part where he came was one of my favorites in the manga. The story about him was beautiful and unusual – don’t think I have read one like that  before.


Anyway, I guess I have said what I can say about this serie,lol. If you have any further question about it, feel free to ask^^