- By Yuuki Iinuma

Itsuwaribito , Vol. 1

  • Title: Itsuwaribito , Vol. 1
  • Author: Yuuki Iinuma
  • ISBN: 9781421537566
  • Page: 261
  • Format: Paperback
  • Itsuwaribito Vol Reads R to L Japanese Style for T audiences Utsuho s truthfulness as a child resulted in an enormous catastrophe and he decided to lie from that day forward Raised in a village of orphans by a monk

    Reads R to L Japanese Style , for T audiences Utsuho s truthfulness as a child resulted in an enormous catastrophe, and he decided to lie from that day forward Raised in a village of orphans by a monk, Utsuho is an unrepentant troublemaker The monk eventually inspires him to help people, but there s no way Utsuho s going to lead an honest life Instead, he s going toReads R to L Japanese Style , for T audiences Utsuho s truthfulness as a child resulted in an enormous catastrophe, and he decided to lie from that day forward Raised in a village of orphans by a monk, Utsuho is an unrepentant troublemaker The monk eventually inspires him to help people, but there s no way Utsuho s going to lead an honest life Instead, he s going to use his talents for mischief and deception for good

    1 thought on “Itsuwaribito , Vol. 1

    1. 02 March 2013C'mon, admit it. You picked up Itsuwaribito, Vol. 1 because of this cute little guy:I know I did. I took one look at this chubby tanuki on the cover and I knew I had to pick this up. Pochi is the abso-freakin-lutely most adorable thing I've ever seen. Every time he was on the page, I just wanted to reach into the page and do this:After experiencing a tragedy as a child, Utsuho Azako is convinced that he can help save people by telling "good" lies. He's silly and spunky, but don't le [...]

    2. 02 Nov 2015 :Rating masih bisa berubah karena baru baca sampe vol.18 (^,^)/Gambar : 3 bintang, khusus untuk Pochi : 4.5 bintang Ya! Ini bukan subyektif, tapi murni pilih kasih~ (^,,,^)Cerita : 3 bintang, ada beberapa yang aku suka, kesannya hangat dan menyenangkan, tapi beberapa lagi hanya mengutamakan pertempuran yang sayangnya kurang berkesan ""( >,<)Berharap ceritanya makin oke sampai akhir (^,,^)__________________________Edit - 10 Mei 2016 : karena ada nona bercambuk yang mengingatkank [...]

    3. The graphic violence juxtaposed with the light-hearted main character and his pudgy, baby Tanuki sidekick is very jarring. Still deciding whether I like that effect, because it does give a different reading experience than the one I was expecting from this sort of action manga. Also, he uses comments, "I lied," and "I lied that i lied" so often and predictably, that it reminds me of the older manga where the main characters have an identifying catch phrase (ex. Sailor Moon, "In the name of the M [...]

    4. A fun first volume in a series that might make lying cool again. Utsuho is crafty and knows what he's doing, even if he lies about four times per chapter. He's currently the most developed character, but we'll see how the tanuki and the doctor guy turn out (I have a feeling the doctor will join the group).Before Reading: IS THAT A MANGA SERIES WITH A PROTAGONIST WITH CLOSED EYES?

    5. I'll admit, I only picked it up because of the adorably dopey tankui on the cover, but I was pleasantly surprised by this one.This is the story of an "Itsuwaribito," a person who lies, cheats, steals, and should generally be a bad guy. Then we have Utsuho, an Itsuwaribito who only tells "good" lies and helps people. He's really a "know thy enemy" type. Know their tricks and use it against them.So far, there's not much of an overarching plot. It's Utsuho going around saving the day by being a reg [...]

    6. Itsuwaribito was a fun book with plenty of comedy. However, it also included plenty of violence and blood. The main character, Utsuho is alluring for his strength and easy-going nature, but lacking in depth and complexity. All around Itsuwaribito is an interesting book that could have more drive in the plot.

    7. Synopsis:Utsuho's truthfulness as a child resulted in an enormous catastrophe, and he decided to lie from that day forward. Raised in a village of orphans by a monk, Utsuho is an unrepentant troublemaker. The monk eventually inspires him to help people, but there's no way Utsuho's going to lead an honest life! Instead, he's going to use his talents for mischief and deception for good!My Thoughts:I ended up enjoying this much more than I was expecting to. I was actually surprised by the level of [...]

    8. The first two pages of Itsuwaribito had me pause.Someone who steals by sneaking into some place quietly without anyone knowing is called a burglar.Someone who steals by using words to trick someone is called a swindler.Someone who steals by using violence to beat someone up is called a thug.Someone who has perfected all of these sneaking, tricking, beating, stealing someone with this most evil, most awful occupation called an Itsuwaribito.Could I really get on board with something like that? As [...]

    9. One of my students recommended this one and I have to say I'm being generous with that third star. It's more like a 2.5. The art is good, reminding me of Rurouni Kenshin or Naruto somehow. I would put the storyline at Naruto's younger audience level.It's an interesting idea but the execution isn't quite there. Utsuho was overly honest as a child which lead to his village and parents being murdered by Itsuwaribitos, liars, thieves, criminals, sort of the worst of the worst. He was raised by monks [...]

    10. Reading Itsuwaribito was an good experience. I first picked up the book because the tanuki on the cover looked adorable, but after I read the back of the book I knew I’d want to read all of it. This manga is basically about a person named Utsuho, who had a terrible experience as a child with telling the truth, and decides to become an Itsuwaribito to take on the dream of someone who took care of him. An Itsuwaribito is a person who excels at stealing quietly (a burglar), stealing using words t [...]

    11. I really like the art on this. It makes me think of a standardized Kubo Tite; getting across the point without many detailed lines or an excess of screen tones. The premise is a hero who goes around trying to save people by lying (he's had some bad experiences with the consequences of honesty). After reading his backstory I don't think his problem was being honest, it was being very naive with no concept of stranger danger. Honesty doesn't mean you have to answer every single question people ask [...]

    12. Kind of an odd twist to a storyline, I suppose. A "good" liar trying to make the world a better place. I'm not sure that I agree with the whole idea in general, but I'm rather hoping that perhaps he might end up seeing the bright side of telling the truth in the end. I certainly understand the main character's motivation for lying, given that being honesty/innocence is what killed his family, but I'm not sure I agree with it. (Plus I found his tagline of stating "uncool" after every sentence a l [...]

    13. The first chapter was sad and hit close to home. At times, I feel as if my whole life is as lie to please those around me. A quote from the volume, how a lie that can help people, save them, is a good lie, describes how I feel. The way Utsuho's obi flows makes him look like a fox spirit, which is fitting since foxes are know for their trickery. In a way, he doesn't use lieshe uses truth. I mean, lying about lying? That's telling the truth. I hope (view spoiler)[ the doctor joins the family.(hide [...]

    14. I get the trying to establish a clever, smart character who is a master of lying, but there's really not any mastery going on here. The "lies" aren't clever and they aren't interesting. They're basic and rather lax in intelligence. There's a lot more misdirection than it feels like lying going on. And the artwork, having blood and slaughter for the sake of blood and slaughter is poor reasoning. Deaths should establish stakes and you start to lose those stakes if it's too constant in story. He's [...]

    15. This manga is hilariously funny, meanwhile also being probably one of the darkest mangas out there- it has really great and graphic art for all of the goriest parts, and the story is original and clever. Definitely recommend, but only if you're up for it. It's a warning, that this manga is indeed, really depressing at times beyond all the heartwarming comedic relief of it. -Happy readings folks, Zoe.

    16. 3.5 stars? Interesting concept and with clean art that I could see being popular. I'm surprised I don't hear more about this series, but maybe it's been dropped. The concept of lying in order to protect people is intriguing and, of course, makes me think of the scam plotline. The trickster aspect could draw those who are fans of Naruto, but, like that ninja, it seems to get dark very rapidly. Quite violent but yet with humor and a theme of friendship. Will read more.

    17. Definitely an interesting concept, one I'm not entirely sure I agree with. That not all lies are bad, that you can save people with lies. It sure gets you thinking.I don't really know how I feel about this series yet. As I said, interesting. I suppose I'll give the next volume a go and see how I feel.

    18. Read about half of this at the store--likable, but painfully generic. Tragic backstory, check! Cute animal sidekick, check! Wacky pointy shonen manga hair, check! I'm actually a sucker for most of these ridiculous manga tropes, but it some sort of skillful balancing of the whole to make me fall in love with a story.

    19. the sole reason I picked this book was because the main character that looked like Ichimaru Gin on Bleach. Oh don't forget about the cute Tanuki too. Saving people by lying is pretty cool bute execution is kinda lame :|

    20. Interesting series about a boy who decides to become an expert liar in order to save people.2017- 3 stars. uses a lot of the same words over and over, i.e "cool" "uncool". The story is good, though.

    21. This volume begins with Chapter 1-7.That's all for now until I hit editing modeTa-ta Pretties!

    22. First off, I like the art. The main character is likable and even though it has one of those generic plots, it still has something I've never read before: a 'good' liar. Excited for new volumes.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *