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For the Japanese airline known as "ANA", see All Nippon Airways.


All Nippon Air Line (楽園30000フィート―All Nippon Air Line Rakuen Sanman Feet - All Nippon Air Line?) is a one-shot Japanese manga written and illustrated by Kei Azumaya. It is licensed in North America by Digital Manga Publishing, which released the manga through its imprint, Juné, on February 26, 2008.[1]

Publication

The English version of the manga was released with two covers for the book: one saying "All Nippon Air Line: Paradise at 30,000 Feet" and the other is a dust jacket cover featuring the acronym "ANAL" on its covers, like the Japanese cover of the manga. "Juné Manga's jacketless English-language cover removes the logos because “the bookstores didn't want to actually see ANAL written on the cover.""[2] DMP also printed the original cover for the manga and gave customers the chance to send away for it or to pick it up in person from a convention.[3]

Reception

Comics Worth Reading's Johanna Draper Carlson criticizes the manga for its character design, saying, "it’s as though their heads are too big for their faces, or if the faces are masks layered on top of the real one, or if they have linebacker necks and extra padding under their hair. In short, the proportions are off".[4] ActiveAnime's Rachel Bentham commends the manga, saying that it "goes well beyond the average yaoi comedy".[5] Mania.com's Julie Rosato commends Juné's presentation of the manga saying, "the dust jacket with original coverart has a nice matte finish and a full-color comic on the back, but the rare color plate inside really goes the extra mile. The inside flap has another full-color comic, too".[6] Comics Village's John Thomas criticizes the manga for using rape "as an excusable hiring method left a bad taste in [Thomas]'s mouth".[7] Seridan Scott wrote in Newtype USA "Clearly, one must thoroughly enjoy the genre to make it though this manga. But for those of us in the know, it's good, dirty fun the whole way through, with enough boy love innuendo and naughty jokes to make any yaoi fan snigger with delight."[8]

References

  1. "ANAL - Paradise at 30000 Feet ~All Nippon Air Line~". Digital Manga Publishing. Retrieved 2009-06-16. 
  2. "All Nippon Air Line Manga Offered with Two Covers". Anime News Network. 2008-01-28. Retrieved 2009-06-16. 
  3. Pagliassotti, Dru (April 2009). "GloBLisation and Hybridisation: Publishers' Strategies for Bringing Boys' Love to the United States". Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific (20). 
  4. Draper Carlson, Johanna (February 4, 2008). "All Nippon Air Line: Paradise at 30,000 Feet". Comics Worth Reading. Retrieved 2009-06-16. 
  5. Bentham, Rachel (February 20, 2008). "All Nippon Air Line - Paradise At 30,000 Feet (Advance Review)". ActiveAnime. Retrieved 2009-06-16. 
  6. Rosato, Julie (May 06, 2008). "All Nippon Air Line Vol. #01 - Paradise at 30,000 Feet". Mania.com. Retrieved 2009-06-16.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  7. Thomas, John. "All Nippon Air Line: Paradise at 30,000 Feet 1". Comics Village. Retrieved 2009-06-16. 
  8. Scott, Sheridan. "All Nippon Air Line". Newtype USA. 7 (2) p. 106. February 2008. ISSN 1541-4817.

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