Her first encounter with Toriko Nishina was on the Otherside after seeing "that thing" and nearly dying.
Ever since that day, exhausted university student Sorawo Kamikoshi's life changed. In this Otherworld, full of mystery, which exists alongside our own, dangerous beings like the Kunekune and Hasshaku-sama that are spoken of in real ghost stories appear. For research, for profit, and to find an important person, Toriko and Sorawo set foot into the abnormal.
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Since the very first encounter with the Kunekune, to the end of volume two (three needs to hurry up), I was utterly engrossed in Otherside Picnic. Though, admittedly I am not the most well versed in prose, the tone of the world and of the writing always captured me.
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Iori Miyazawa’s Otherside is an incredible place. Permeating with an incredible sense of melancholy, the world has an incredible sense of impactful imagery, all emotionally potent and enthralling. From lonely fields baked with the yellow glow of the sunset, to the abandoned mountaintop Kisaragi station, these almost dreamlike images instill this tone, this feeling, of longing? Melancholy? A sort of sad yearning? I’m not sure how I would place it, but I love this emotion. If I were to insert more pretentious descriptions of this feeling though, I guess it would be like a cold and windy day, where the sky is still a sharp blue? I don’t know, I’m bad at prose.
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The beginning to a wonderful series
I just caught up on what’s in English so far, and I must say this series is truly something special. I highly recommend it to everybody who might have a passing interest in sci-fi, fantasy, action, adventure, horror or romance.