Otherworld Barbara - Moto Hagio

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On the mysterious island of Barbara, Aoba lives in peace with her guardian and other strange beasts. But in the near future, the dream investigator Watarai struggles to understand why Aoba ate the hearts of her parents (who committed double suicide) and fell into a coma. This is just the beginning of Otherworld Barbara, the newest translated work of 70s manga goddess Moto Hagio and one of the weirdest comics I’ve read in quite some time! There are easier places to start (I’d recommend her classic Heart of Thomas) but there’s a reason this book was the first comic in twenty-three years to win Japan’s coveted SF Taisho Award.

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By Moto Hagio, Matt Thorn (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781606999431
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Fantagraphics - August 9th, 2016

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