The Magic Touch (manga)

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The Magic Touch
親指からロマンス
(Oyayubi kara Romance)
Genre Comedy, romance[1]
Manga
Written by Izumi Tsubaki
Published by Hakusensha
English publisher
Demographic Shōjo
Magazine Hana to Yume
Original run 20042007
Volumes 9
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The Magic Touch (親指からロマンス, Oyayubi kara Romance) is a Japanese shōjo manga written and illustrated by Izumi Tsubaki. It was seralised in Hana to Yume magazine and collected into nine bound volume by Hakusensha between 2004 and 2007.[2][3] It is licensed in North America by Viz Media, which released the first volume of the manga on February 3, 2009 and the final volume on August 3, 2010.[4][5] It is licensed in French by Akata, which is releasing the manga as Sweet Relax.[6]

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

No. Japanese release date Japanese ISBN English release date English ISBN
1 January 19, 2004[7] ISBN 4592178092 February 3, 2009[8] ISBN 9781421516714
2 May 19, 2004[7] ISBN 4592173236 June 2, 2009[9] ISBN 9781421516721
3 September 17, 2004[7] ISBN 4592173244 August 4, 2009[10] ISBN 9781421516738
4 April 19, 2005[7] ISBN 459217268X October 6, 2009[11] ISBN 978-1421521657
5 December 16, 2004[7] ISBN 4592172698 December 1, 2009[12] ISBN 978-1421521664
6 May 19, 2006[7] ISBN 4592172701 February 2, 2010[13] ISBN 978-1421521671
7 November 17, 2006[7] ISBN 459218257X April 6, 2010[14] ISBN 978-1421521688
8 March 19, 2007[7] ISBN 9784592182580 June 1, 2010[15] ISBN 978-1421521695
9 May 18, 2007[7] ISBN 9784592182597 August 3, 2010[16] ISBN 978-1421521701

Reception[edit]

Casey Brienza, writing for Anime News Network, described the manga as "the single worst concept and the single worst execution of a shōjo manga serial that this reviewer can recall seeing since the start of her reviewing career".[17] Melinda Beasi, reviewing the first volume, noted that the plot complications were resolved too easily.[18] Jennifer Dunbar felt that the fourth volume was full of "shōjo stereotypes", and noted that it was unusual that the fifth volume's primary focus was on massage. Dunbar enjoyed the portrayal of the massage school.[19] Katherine Dacey felt the story was "bland".[20] Ysabet Reinhardt MacFarlane felt that Chiaki's evil twin sister was "cringe-worthy".[21] Jason Thompson, writing for the appendix to Manga The Complete Guide, felt the manga was extremely unrealistic, and "too dumb to even be a guilty pleasure".[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Official Website for The Magic Touch". Viz Media. Retrieved November 5, 2017. 
  2. ^ 親指からロマンス 1. s-book.net Library Service (in Japanese). Hakusensha Inc. Retrieved 15 December 2011. 
  3. ^ 親指からロマンス 9. s-book.net Library Service (in Japanese). Hakusensha Inc. Retrieved 15 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "The Magic Touch, Volume 1". VIZ Media. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "The Magic Touch, Volume 9". VIZ Media. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  6. ^ "TSUBAKI Izumi". Akata (in French). Retrieved 15 December 2011. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i http://www.s-book.net/plsql/slib_writer?isbn=9784592185314
  8. ^ http://www.viz.com/manga/print/magic-touch-volume-1/6960
  9. ^ http://www.viz.com/manga/print/magic-touch-volume-2/6961
  10. ^ http://www.viz.com/manga/print/magic-touch-volume-3/6962
  11. ^ http://www.viz.com/manga/print/magic-touch-volume-4/7518
  12. ^ http://www.viz.com/manga/print/magic-touch-volume-5/7519
  13. ^ http://www.viz.com/manga/print/magic-touch-volume-6/7520
  14. ^ http://www.viz.com/manga/print/magic-touch-volume-7/7521
  15. ^ http://www.viz.com/manga/print/magic-touch-volume-8/7522
  16. ^ http://www.viz.com/manga/print/magic-touch-volume-9/7523
  17. ^ Brienza, Casey (12 July 2009). "The Magic Touch GN 1-3". Anime News Network. Retrieved 15 December 2011. 
  18. ^ Beasi, Melinda (17 February 2009). "On the Shojo Beat: The Magic Touch and More: The Magic Touch, Vol. 1". Pop Culture Shock. Archived from the original on 4 July 2010. Retrieved 15 December 2011. 
  19. ^ Dunbar, Jennifer (11 January 2010). "Manga Minis, 1/11/10: The Magic Touch, Vol. 5". Pop Culture Shock. Archived from the original on 2 July 2010. Retrieved 15 December 2011. 
  20. ^ Dacey, Katherine (2 July 2009). "Short Takes: The Big Adventures of Majoko, The Magic Touch and The Manzai Comics". The Manga Critic. Retrieved 15 December 2011. 
  21. ^ MacFarlane, Ysabet Reinhardt (March 2009). "The Magic Touch v1". Manga Life. Silver Bullet Comics. Archived from the original on 6 October 2009. 
  22. ^ Thompson, Jason (8 July 2010). "365 Days of Manga, Day 282: The Magic Touch". Unbound Worlds. Penguin Random House. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 

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