Marionette Generation

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Marionette Generation
マリオネット ジェネレーション
(Marionetto Jenereeshon)
Genre Romantic comedy
Manga
Written by Haruhiko Mikimoto
Published by Kadokawa Shoten
English publisher
Magazine Newtype
English magazine
Original run July 1989March 1998
Volumes 5
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Marionette Generation (マリオネット ジェネレーション Marionetto Jenereeshon?) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Haruhiko Mikimoto. The manga was serialised in Kadokawa Shoten's Newtype beginning in 1989,[1] and was later collected into five tankōbon volumes which were published between July 1989 and March 1998.[2][3] The series was licensed in North America by Viz Media,[4] who serialized it in Animerica Extra.[5] The manga is also licensed in France by Panini Comics' Planet Manga imprint.[6]

Manga[edit]

Kadokawa Shoten released the manga's five tankōbon volumes between July 1989 and March 1998.[2][3] Viz Media released the five volumes between July 6, 2001 and April 7, 2004.[7][8] Individual chapters are called "part"s.

No. Title Japanese release English release
1 Entrances July 1989[2]
ISBN 978-4-04-852221-2
July 6, 2001[7]
ISBN 1-56931-558-2
  • 01. Sleeping Lady-1
  • 02. Sleeping Lady-2
  • 03. Sleeping Lady-3
  • 04. Sleeping Lady-4
  • Extra Special Behind-the-Scenes Side Story: What's My Name!?
  • Side Story Collection: Private Time
  • 05. Whisper-1
  • 06. Whisper-2
  • 07. Little Lovers-1
  • 08. Little Lovers-2
  • 09. Little Lovers-3
  • 10. Little Lovers-4
  • 11. Again-1
  • 12. Again-2
  • 13. Present
  • Prequel Episode: Unbalanced Hair
  • An Autumn Princess Story: A Profile of the Heart
2 Pulling Strings August 1991[9]
ISBN 978-4-04-852225-0
ISBN 1-56931-708-9
  • 14. A Fan Letter
  • 15. Here I Am!
  • 16. Naughty, Naughty!
  • 17. This Can't Be Good
  • 18. My Uncle
  • 19. Looks Like a Kid
  • 20. You Owe Me!
  • 21. B-E-L-I-E-V-E
  • 22. Busted...
  • 23. ZZZZZ...
  • 24. Another One
  • 25. That's the Story...
  • 26. O.K.?
  • 27. Sheesh...
  • 28. Hear Me Roar!
3 Manipulations April 1994[10]
ISBN 978-4-04-852480-3
ISBN 1-59116-024-3
  • 29. A Regular Girl
  • 30. A Normal Day For a Regular Girl
  • 31. A Normal Relationship
  • 32. Whoa!
  • 33. Sheesh
  • 34. Who?
  • 35. But It Can't Be...Can It?
  • 36. Why...?
  • 37. Maybe...
  • 38. Giggle
  • 39. It's Unnatural!
  • 40. Just an Ordinary...
  • 41. It Comes From Within
  • 42. Displays of Affection
  • 43. Conditions
  • 44. One Date, as Agreed
  • 45. What's Up with That?
  • Retribution
4 Improvisations April 1997[11]
ISBN 978-4-04-852588-6
ISBN 1-59116-055-3
  • 46. Blush
  • 47. That About Sums It Up...
  • 48. Wishy-Washy
  • 49. Responsibility
  • 50. Lucky You
  • 51. Destiny
  • 52. Going Through a Rough Time
  • 53. Impulse
  • 54. Sorry to Inform You...
  • 55. Instead of Misty
  • 56. Huh!?
  • 57. Is It Because Of...
  • 58. Lucky!♥
  • 59. Acting Strange
  • 60. Another Friend of Yours...?
  • 61. Probably...
5 Finale March 1998[3]
ISBN 978-4-04-852803-0
April 7, 2004[8]
ISBN 1-59116-200-9
  • 62. What's Going On!?
  • 63. Somewhere Before...
  • 64. Wha-?
  • 65. Wel-come...
  • 66. Dense
  • 67. I Declare!
  • 68. I'm Counting On You
  • 69. Very Lucky
  • 70. Get Cracking
  • 71. Would You Like to Come Live With Me?
  • 72. Am I Sure?
  • 73. For Keeps
  • The Fifth One of the Plus One

Reception[edit]

Animefringe's Patrick King commends Mikimoto's artwork, saying that he has "an undeniable knack for illustrating characters that clearly convey their emotions".[12] In a later review, King commends the series for its "sheer imagination and artistic brilliance" and comments that the manga's romance has "less panty shots and more drama than usual, and with the addition of a talking doll there's really no way you can go wrong here".[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marionette Generation". Anime News Network. 2000-09-19. Retrieved 2009-04-22. 
  2. ^ a b c "マリオネットジェネレーション 1: 美樹本 晴彦: 本" [Marionette Generation 1: Haruhiko Mikimoto: Books] (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved October 15, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c "マリオネットジェネレーション (5) (ニュータイプ100%コミックス): 美樹本 晴彦: 本" [Marionette Generation (5) (Newtype 100% Comics): Haruhiko Mikimoto: Books] (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved October 15, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Viz April Releases". Anime News Network. 2000-12-22. Retrieved 2009-04-22. 
  5. ^ "Viz announces plans for 2000 at Katsucon 6". Anime News Network. 2000-02-15. Retrieved 2009-04-22. 
  6. ^ "Le nostre collane" (in Italian). Panini Comics. Retrieved 2009-04-22. 
  7. ^ a b "Marionette Generation, Vol. 1: Entrances". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2009-04-23. 
  8. ^ a b "Marionette Generation, Vol. 5". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2009-04-23. 
  9. ^ "マリオネットジェネレーション 2: 美樹本 晴彦: 本" [Marionette Generation 2: Haruhiko Mikimoto: Books] (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved October 15, 2009. 
  10. ^ "マリオネットジェネレーション (3) (ニュータイプ100%コミックス): 美樹本 晴彦: 本" [Marionette Generation (3) (Newtype 100% Comics): Haruhiko Mikimoto: Books] (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved October 15, 2009. 
  11. ^ "マリオネットジェネレーション (4) (ニュータイプ100%コミックス): 美樹本 晴彦: 本" [Marionette Generation (4) (Newtype 100% Comics): Haruhiko Mikimoto: Books] (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved October 15, 2009. 
  12. ^ King, Patrick (April 2002). "Marionette Generation Vol. 2: Pulling Strings". Animefringe. Retrieved 2009-04-23. 
  13. ^ King, Patrick (June 2004). "Marionette Generation Vol. 5: Finale". Animefringe. Retrieved 2009-04-23. 

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