Skull-Face Bookseller Honda-San Vol. 4
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Skull-Face Bookseller Honda-San Vol. 4

Writer: Honda Artist: Honda Publisher: Yen Press Release Date: July 15, 2020 Cover Price: $15 Critic Reviews: 2
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Honda-san no longer works in bookselling, but the tales of bookstore antics don't stop, as she turns to interviewing those still on the inside!

  • 8.0
    Anime UK News - Demelza May 27, 2020

    Volume 4 of Skull-face Bookseller Honda-sanfeels like more of a fan book than it does a conclusion to the overall series. Some readers will be disappointed by there being fewer chapters for their money, but if youre heavily invested in the series then there is still a lot of fun to be found here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    All-Comic - Siddharth Gupta Dec 18, 2020

    While Honda-san doesnt leave us with a pointed farewell, this volume still illustrates the publishing world in all its joys and challenges through Hondas witty sense of humor and distinct artistry. Hondas minimalist aesthetics but strong linework and inky brushstrokes imbue a lot of character to her art. While Honda is sometimes only left to work with drawing talking heads during her conversations and interviews, her choice to draw all her characters in masks and her ability to express emotions through strong gestures adds a lot of amusing charm to these interactions. Not to mention her visual metaphors " like the publisher, wholesaler, and retailer all holding hands in a bridge to symbolize their harmonious relationship " are spot-on images that illustrate the insights she wants to educate readers on in memorable ways. This series has been a great boon to manga fans whove wanted to learn more about what goes into bookselling as a profession and the publishing world. Its a Read Full Review

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