Recast (manhwa)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Recast (comics))
Jump to: navigation, search
Recast
Recast v1.jpg
Cover of the English version of Recast vol. 1
리캐스트
(Likaeseuteu)
Genre
Author Seung-Hui Kye
Publisher South Korea Daewon C.I.
English publisher United States Tokyopop

Original run 2003 – 2004
Volumes 6

Recast (Korean: 리캐스트 Likaeseuteu) is a six-volume Korean manhwa series written and illustrated by Seung-Hui Kye and originally published in South Korea by Daewon C.I. from November 15, 2003[1] to November 15, 2004.[2] The series was licensed in English by Tokyopop, who released the first volume on November 7, 2006,[3] and volume 6 on June 10, 2008.[4] The series has also been licensed in German by Tokyopop Germany,[5] and in French by Tokebi.[6]

Plot[edit]

The main character is JD who is not an ordinary child. He is a "Recast", meaning that he was created from someone's life force, and in this case that person being his "Grandpa". Before his Grandpa Grifford used up a big chunk of his own life force, he was an immortal, handsome, and powerful magician. JD has a weapon that can change into anything that he can imagine it to be. Throughout the series, he is pursued by bounty hunters.

Worlds[edit]

Three circular world levels are discussed in the series: Fourth World, Fifth World, and Sixth World. The Fourth World (also known as Hell) is the inner level where Demons live. People who serve this world are referred to as Puppets. The Sixth World is the outer level where Gods live. 90% of people worship these Gods, living by their morals and rules. The Fifth World is the space in between those worlds where common people live. It is divided into the lower level, which encircles the Fourth World, and the upper level, which is encircled by the Sixth World. The levels are upside down to each other with the sky and Waterway in between. The Waterway is the only way to travel between them, and is only active at a certain time of year.[7] JD's Grandpa moved from the Fourth World to the Fifth World.[8]

Volume list[edit]

No. Korean release date Korean ISBN English release date English ISBN
1 November 15, 2003[1] ISBN 8-952-86753-X November 7, 2006[3] ISBN 978-1-59816-664-4
2 November 15, 2003[9] ISBN 8-952-86754-8 March 13, 2007[10] ISBN 978-1-59816-665-1
3 December 23, 2003[11] ISBN 8-952-86915-X July 10, 2007[12] ISBN 978-1-59816-666-8
4 April 1, 2004[13] ISBN 8-952-87357-2 November 13, 2007[14] ISBN 978-1-59816-667-5
5 July 16, 2004[15] ISBN 8-952-87922-8 February 12, 2008[16] ISBN 978-1-59816-668-2
6 November 15, 2004[2] ISBN 8-952-88552-X June 10, 2008[4] ISBN 978-1-59816-669-9

Reception[edit]

Carl Kimlinger of Anime News Network said that the first volume will only appeal to sword-and-sorcery fans who are hard up for some entertainment.[17] Leroy Douresseaux of Comic Book Bin said that the art resembles American art and that he likes the artwork.[8] A.E. Sparrow of IGN compares volume 1 favorably with Harry Potter, stating "[i]f you ... can't wait for Rowling to finish the final Potter book, Recast might be worth your time".[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Recast 1" (in Korean). Daewon C.I. Retrieved May 10, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Recast 6" (in Korean). Daewon C.I. Retrieved May 10, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Recast 1". Tokyopop. Retrieved May 10, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Recast 6". Tokyopop. Retrieved May 10, 2010. 
  5. ^ "ReCast, Band 1" [ReCast, Volume 1] (in Japanese). Tokyopop Germany. Retrieved May 10, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Recast Volume 1". Manga News. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
  7. ^ Kye, Seung-Hui (2003). English translation: Park, Woo Sok (Nov, 2006). "Book 1". Recast. TOKYOPOP Inc. p. 26: frame 2, p. 46, p. 50: frame 4.
  8. ^ a b Douresseaux, Leroy (December 4, 2006). "Recast: Volume 1". Comic Book Bin. Retrieved May 9, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Recast 2" (in Korean). Daewon C.I. Retrieved May 10, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Recast 2". Tokyopop. Retrieved May 10, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Recast 3" (in Korean). Daewon C.I. Retrieved May 10, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Recast 3". Tokyopop. Retrieved May 10, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Recast 4" (in Korean). Daewon C.I. Retrieved May 10, 2010. 
  14. ^ "Recast 4". Tokyopop. Retrieved May 10, 2010. 
  15. ^ "Recast 5" (in Korean). Daewon C.I. Retrieved May 10, 2010. 
  16. ^ "Recast 5". Tokyopop. Retrieved May 10, 2010. 
  17. ^ Kimlinger, Carl (February 22, 2007). "Recast GN 1 - Review". Anime News Network. Retrieved May 9, 2010. 
  18. ^ Sparrow, A.E. (October 24, 2006). "Recast Vol. 1 Review". IGN. Retrieved May 9, 2010. 

External links[edit]