Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Bizenghast Volume 1

TokoyoPop manga, available pert near everywhere.

Dinah, a teen who lost her parents in a car accident, lives with her aunt in a decrepit house in a run-down mill town in Bizenghast, MA. Dinah, who was also in the car, suffers from fits that keep her on the brink of madness and allow her to see ghosts. Her only friend is Vincent, a dreamy blond boy, and together they sneak out of the oppressiveness of the house for adventures. On one such excursion they come upon Bizenghast's biggest secret–an abandoned church and graveyard that no one can prove is really there. The teens disturb the inhabitants, and the consequence for Dinah is either to help the otherworldly creatures to release lost souls or to become one herself. Dinah is an interesting character with a quirky sense of style that will appeal to followers of the burgeoning gothic Lolita look. The story has a dreamlike quality, and the hint of possible romance with Vincent adds to the suspense. This first volume is chillingly spooky and fans will look forward to the next installment.

The artwork is superb and I am hooked on the story already.  I can’t wait to see how it progresses.  Have volume 2 on my wish list at PBS and am #5 of 5 so far… LOL  The characters draw you in and the story really holds you.

1 comment:

Robin said...

Sounds intriguing Amy! Thanks for the heads up. This one is completely new to me.