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Kumpi voittaa painiottelun - rehtori vai peura? Miksi lukiotytöllä on selässään valtava vieteriavain? Ja miksi nuorukainen saapuu kouluun vuohella ratsastaen? Näihin ja moniin muihin kysymyksiin, joita et koskaan ole edes uneksinut kysyväsi, vastaa hullunkurinen Arki. Sarja josta on arki kaukana....

Title : Arki 1
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ISBN : 9789521614699
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 178 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Arki 1 Reviews

  • Sesana
    2019-02-24 03:13

    Just not feeling it. It's neither funny enough nor strange enough to keep my interest. It's not exactly Azumanga Daioh, but it's in the ballpark.

  • Shannon
    2019-03-01 00:07

    Some of this book had me chuckling but other parts had me scratching my head. The parts that were confusing could've just been jokes lost in translation though. If you like either Azumanga Daioh or Yotsuba&! I think you'd enjoy this slice-of-life weirdness. I'm hoping after this volume that the characters' personalities will be built up more instead of just more panels of the running jokes in this book.Not anywhere near my favorite manga, but at least it wasn't the worst!

  • Liam
    2019-03-23 22:17

    One of my favourite anime, the manga doesn't disappoint. Far too short though, I need to buy a batch of them next time.

  • Nicola Mansfield
    2019-03-07 04:03

    I can't express how smitten I am with this. Extremely quirky with dry humour and subtle wit while the outrageous is happening. Not what I had expected from Japanese humour, at all. It's a slice of life high school story where most, though not all, of the characters, are girls. Not so much of a plot other than recurring day to day school issues. This is off-beat, strange humour and just the thing that tickles my funny bone. I adored it! The best part was when the principal goes at it with a deer in the school yard. One girl is a robot made by another girl who is a bit of a mad scientist. Another girl is quite normal but when she gets angry she takes out imaginary guns and shoots people in the head. There is a boy who is the eldest son of his family "The House of Something" and he dresses like an Edwardian man, comes to school with a manservant, riding upon a goat, but is really only the son of a farmer. There is a smart, book-reading girl who doesn't see the point of games and how she takes the fun out of it for everyone when forced to play makes me love her, as I feel the same way. LOL. Looking forward to reading the next volume.

  • Selena
    2019-03-05 05:06

    This manga is called "Nichijou: My Ordinary Life." By the cover, I'm sure you can tell that there's nothing "ordinary" about this series.It's a slapstick slice of life comedy that pretty much is every anime stereotype in a nutshell, but somehow original all at the same time. All the chapters are one shots, but occasionally gags carry over from chapter to chapter. You'll pretty much know if this is for you from the first chapter. The jokes change, but the same humor carries throughout.If you like strange humor, you'll probably get a laugh out of it. Not much knowledge of Japanese culture is needed for this one, either, so if you know a newbie to manga that has a weird sense of humor, this would be good for them.

  • Naailah
    2019-03-03 05:54

    I can't believe a tree was chopped down to make this...

  • Amanda at Nerdification Reviews
    2019-03-01 06:07

    You definitely need to be in the mood for something quirky to read this. You get thrown into the antics of these characters without any explanation or plot. It's fun.

  • Skjam!
    2019-03-03 22:58

    "The ordinary lives that all of us lead every day might perhaps be a succession of miracles."This is the story of four ordinary high school girls living their ordinary everyday lives. Yukko, cheerful but not very bright; Mio, who’s of average intellect and has an artistic streak; the quiet and book-smart Mai; and Nano, who’s a robot with a wind-up key in her back. They all have their little quirks, and strange things happen often, but it’s all a part of ordinary life.Nichijou (“Everyday”) is a shounen (boy’s) comedy manga that ran from 2006-2015, with an anime adaptation in 2011. There isn’t much of a narrative arc; most of the stories depict short scenes from the lives of one or more characters’ daily lives…strange as those events may be. There are some recurring themes, the most frequent of which is Nano’s desire to blend in with humans, and her frustration with her inventor/ward, eight year old mad scientist Professor Shinonome, who refuses to remove the key in her back.In this first volume, we are introduced to the main characters as they head to school in the morning (Nano doesn’t quite make it.) Yukko tries to figure out why Mai is ignoring her. Nano has difficulties with new functions the Professor installed in her body. The pretentious Sasahara (drama club president) and hot-tempered Misato (kendo club member) try to decide what to do for the cultural festival.There’s a school assembly led by Principal Shinonome (who may or may not be related), known for his “dad jokes” and the intensely shy Ms. Sakurai. Yukko witnesses a wrestling match between the principal and a deer–and can never tell anyone. Yukko and Mai play rock-paper-scissors. Yukko and Mio build a card house (this is a silent chapter.) Yukko fails to study for finals, and the questions seem indecipherable.Yukko tries to finish her lunch despite dropping a key ingredient. Nano and the Professor have cake. Ms. Sakurai tries to enforce school rules on Sasahara. Mio belatedly remembers she drew an embarrassing picture in her notebook when Yukko tries to borrow it. Mio gets a part-time job that sucks. Yukko finally did her homework on time, but didn’t remember to bring it back to school. Nano suffers from over the top comedic reactions due to the Professor’s latest modifications.The short pieces are usually funny, though some of them rely on Japanese conventions of comedy that might be opaque to newer readers of manga. The lack of focus and chapters where nothing much happens might also make this less appealing to some readers. Also, there’s some slapstick violence.I especially like the card house chapter, which utilizes suspense and the previously established characterization to build to a silly conclusion.The art in this first volume is less than stellar, and suffers greatly from “same face”–the artist improved greatly over the course of the series.A word or two more about the anime: It does not present the sketches in the same order, allowing it to have a plot arc where Nano has to convince the Professor to let her attend school. It also has interspersed gags from the creator’s other series Helvetica Standard, and in the second half of the season, the closing credits feature a different song each time.I recommend this series for fans of sketch comedy and magical realism.

  • Wing Kee
    2019-02-26 22:05

    Absolutely outrageous , zany, insane, ridiculous, over the top, absurd and weird, this manga is awesome!I actually found this manga because I saw a screen shot of the anime series of the same name and immediately like the MOE art style, I did some digging and found out it was a slice of life comedy and I was in. It's hard and easy to describe Nichijou because it is at once so,etching you would expect and also something you would not:World: Japanese high school this is the world, but it's hyperactive and insane, it's over the top and absurd it's ridiculous and it's awesome. To describe this world I would also need to talk about the art, it's MOE and clean and over the top, you'll see a goat in the school, a kid carrying a bazooka, an android girl yeah it's cool. The world is nothing new, merely there for the insanity of the story (or lack thereof) to happen and that's the highlight of the series. Story: This isn't sketch absurdist comedy, it's over the top stupid and insane. There is barely any story progression other than for the sake of the gag. Chapters can range from 3 pages to 20, it's everywhere. Normally I'm not really a sketch type of reader, but there are some series in the past that I have read because such a good job at it it makes it hard to resist, Yotsuba and Azumanga Diao are two off the top of my head. If you like this two series, Nichijou will be awesome for you. Highlight of this volume I think is the principal fighting the deer...hehehe. Characters: Weird and fun, they are the archetypes one sees in MOE and it's done well. There is the studious student that's a goody, the lazy slacker friend, the genius with a hidden weird side, a rich boy with a goat for a bike...yes he commutes to school via goat. It's awesome! Of course I have a soft spot for Nano. It's a fun series and if you want a good laugh and enjoy absurd comedy that's light hearted you will enjoy this one. Onward to the next book!

  • Holly Letson
    2019-02-27 04:05

    I picked this up from the library on a silly whim, just because I liked the quirky cover with silly-looking schoolgirls and deer on a desk. I am glad I did. This was a fun, silly read full of randomness. I'd love to read more of this series.If you like series like Azumanga Daioh, Yotsuba&!, My Neighbor Seki, or Mitsudomoe, then definitely give this series a try as well. I can't help but wonder if the anime is good as well.

  • Jason
    2019-03-16 06:05

    This review is for the first three volumes, since they're all about the same in tone and content. This series is a combination of short stories and strips centered around a group of students in a Japanese school. It's very strange, even surreal, throughout. I really liked how unusual it is, but I felt like I didn't get a lot of the jokes. I couldn't tell whether or not it was because they were related to Japanese culture, or because they just weren't funny. There's a lot of slapstick-type humor here and well, and whether I would laugh or not was kind of hit or miss. It was kind of a more bizarre, less funny iteration of Azumanga Daioh. I would be reading and get to a point where I was like, "Why am I still reading?" and then something would make me bust out laughing and so I'd keep going.

  • P.
    2019-02-27 02:24

    One of my favorite things to say in high school was "random" and I would have loved this book for its randomness. Edit: After I wrote this, I tried to read the 2nd volume and remembered that it was distressing to me how the professor treats the robot girl, ignoring her obvious discomfort and making her do things she doesn't want to do. Even if it is dispensing swiss rolls, that is not okay.

  • Alory Shannon
    2019-03-17 22:01

    ...Basically, from what I can tell, this series REALLY wants to be Azumanga Daioh.The problem is, it isn't. At all.In Azumanga Daioh, we get the quirky interactions of basically normal high school girls who could be a little kooky (Tomo, Yomi), or outright eccentric and weird especially when it comes to dreams and daydreams (Osaka). In Nichijou...everyone is weird, and in ways that aren't really comprehensible. Azumanga Daioh excels in being a cute, humorous "slice of life" style story. This series...seems like it wants to be cute, humorous slice of life, but it's just waaaay too out there in too many ways to be funny (in fact, I'd go so far as to call it "un-funny"), relatable, or even cute.

  • Laura
    2019-03-05 23:16

    There are few manga today that could make me actually cry from laughing.This did. Several times.

  • Ian
    2019-03-16 22:03

    It was a bad idea to read this book.

  • quinnster
    2019-03-25 23:08

    Some of this was funny, but I didn't really know what was going on half the time.

  • Justin
    2019-03-13 06:06

    I'm going to try to avoid comparing Nichijou the manga to Nichijo the anime, because each is a work that should ideally be able to stand on its own merits. That said, this series manages to simultaneously be one that commits several of my cardinal sins of visual storytelling, yet somehow remains entertaining.Allow me to explain: The art is quite simple, which in itself isn't automatically a bad thing...until you realize that a lot of the characters have essentially the same face, just with different hair. Furthermore, open this volume to any random page, and you'll probably find a near-complete lack of background art, leaving the characters floating in a featureless void. Both of these things are normally elements that bother the heck out of me, but in Nichijou, I don't mind them nearly as much. And the reasons why will take some explaining.First off, the focus is not on plot, or setting, or even a consistent narrative--it's on gags. And that's a very risky direction to take, because if the humor gets old, or falls flat, there's not much else to fall back on. While a few of the jokes don't quite hit the mark (likely something lost in translation), the vast majority of them are flat-out hilarious. Something as simple as a game of rock-paper-scissors, or someone trying to catch something before it falls on the floor shouldn't inherently be funny, but Nichijou takes ordinary set pieces like this, and ramps the absurdity up to 11. If done poorly, this could quickly lead to beating a dead horse, but somehow this series hits all the right marks of timing, unexpectedness, and visual representation of its jokes, ridiculous though a lot of them are. And it's this focus on the humor, rather than any sort of overarching plot, that excuses a lot of the shortcomings of its art.As for the characters, sure, a lot of them have the same face, but their personalities are surprisingly distinct. Sure, Yukko is the "slacker" archetype, but she's also desperately trying to stand out and create a memorable identity for herself. Mio seems like the demure, shy archetype at first, but she's got secrets that she'll do anything to hide. Mai's the quiet, studious type, but she also has a really wry sense of humor. Nano...well, Nano is a robot who wants more than anything to pass as a normal girl--she doesn't really need any quirks beyond that. All in all, it's a very likable cast, whose personalities more than make up for their visual similarities.If I had to describe Nichijou in a sentence, I would say it's like Azumanga Daioh meets FLCL. It's a slice-of-life comedy told through an absurdist lens. It's a series where you can go from someone forgetting their homework, to a person getting shot with a rocket launcher, to someone else locked in a life-or-death battle against a deer, to another person just eating their lunch, and it all feels like it belongs in the story. I greatly enjoyed this first volume, and I hope the rest of Nichijou is just as fun.

  • Matisse
    2019-03-20 04:00

    Hue hue hue. Oh, Nichijou. (AKA: "My Everyday Life") I hadn't bought a straight-up manga volume in over a decade. It was because of the same commitment factor that hits mainstream comics: I'll be shelling out money every few months for a while to get any sense of satisfaction from the narrative. However, I had seen the first few bits of the Nichijou anime. It's goofy stuff. It's also casual slice-of-life, so it doesn't demand a commitment. I impulse-bought volume one earlier this week. I'm glad I did. Nichijou's brand of everyday surrealism has a very dry, very "that's life!" kind of tone. I enjoy the slapstick approach to our heroines. I find that often in western surreal comics, the boy characters get the more brutal storylines, ie. Peanuts, with Charlie Brown and Linus's existential despair versus Peppermint Patty's goofy-bizzare asides and Lucy's casual cruelty. Not so in Nichijou: boys and girls alike end up screwed by the outlandish nature of life. That this is a modern manga where the girls aren't sexualized also needs to be mentioned. There are only ten volumes to Nichijou. I think I'll follow it for a bit. = )

  • Jenna (Bookiemoji)
    2019-03-25 01:17

    I'm doing pretty well with my manga-a-day reading. This one, sadly, did not hold up to my expectations. While I expected something in the quirky style of Azumanga Daioh (and I definitely received that through the artwork), what I read was a pun-filled volume of (potentially witty?) silliness that definitely got lost in translation. What makes matters worse is that there is no guide or cultural side notes to help us English readers "get" the jokes. A bummer, especially since I have the next two volumes still sitting on my shelf. I'm not sure if I have the desire to read on.

  • Carleny
    2019-03-20 05:57

    Honestly I didn’t understand what was going on while reading the book. There’s comparisons to Yotsuba& and Azumanga Daoih! but I actually enjoyed the other two.This book had its rare moments where it was funny but it just felt like a lot was lost in translation. It seems like a book about ‘nothing’ but it’s really just boring.

  • Jaime
    2019-03-06 00:59

    While there were a few cute or funny moments, overall I didn't like how each chapter was it's own story and nothing was overall connected. It felt all over the place and weird. I couldn't connect to the character because I could barely keep track of who was who and what was happening. It seems like the anime would be better than the manga format.

  • Benjamin
    2019-03-25 02:24

    This manga is so quirky and that is really why I love it. The chapters are just snapshots of the daily life of several students and they are just so hilarious. Yes at times the humor can be quite dry and some of the jokes are a little lost in translation but it is still really funny.

  • Dexter
    2019-03-17 06:17

    It was kind of confusing at times, but you just have to roll with it. It's hilarious and totally random, and I actually love all of the characters too, plus nice art! Apparently this manga has everything...

  • Katy
    2019-03-26 06:05

    So goofy. So weird. A little better in show form than in manga form, in my opinion. The physical gags and absurdities translate a little better in video since the "action" shots are not always the best in the manga. Super fun though.

  • Arthur
    2019-03-25 22:00

    odd, cute didnt like it as much as i was hoping though

  • Jason
    2019-03-07 04:15

    Perfect book for laughing your butt off.

  • Nat
    2019-03-01 00:59

    So incredibly silly.

  • Karen
    2019-03-06 00:03

    Funny at times but mostly just weird. I guess that's the point tho.

  • Morgan Dey
    2019-02-23 22:22

    tiny bits of this had me laughing. The other bits just had me confused. If you like slice-of-life you might like this, I guess it’s just not my thing.

  • Kit Feral
    2019-03-04 05:00

    I just... didn't get it? I feel like a ton must have been lost in translation. I did like the art so I'll see what I can get out of number 2 if my library has it.