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Minima! is a complete Japanese manga written and illustrated by Machiko Sakurai.

Manga

The manga is licensed for an English-language release in North America by Del Rey Manga.[1] As of February 2009, Del Rey Manga has released 3 bound volumes of the manga.

Volume list

<tr ><th rowspan="2" style="width: 4%;">No.</th><th colspan="2">Japanese</th><th colspan="2">English</th></th></tr><tr style="border-bottom: 3px solid #CCF"><th style="width: 24%;">Release date</th><th style="width: 24%;">ISBN</th><th style="width: 24%;">Release date</th><th style="width: 24%;">ISBN</th></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol1">1</td></td><td> December 13, 2006[2]</td><td>ISBN 978-4-06-341499-8</td><td>February 2008[3]</td><td>ISBN 978-0-345-50182-0</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol2">2</td></td><td> March 11, 2007[4]</td><td>ISBN 978-4-06-341525-4</td><td>May 2008[3]</td><td>ISBN 978-0-345-50407-4</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol3">3</td></td><td> October 12, 2007[5]</td><td>ISBN 978-4-06-341548-3</td><td>December 2008[3]</td><td>ISBN 978-0-345-50680-1</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol4">4</td></td><td> February 13, 2008[6]</td><td>ISBN 978-4-06-341566-7</td><td>August 2009[3]</td><td>ISBN 978-0-345-51072-3</td></tr> </table>

Reception

Mania.com's Nadia Oxford and About.com's Deb Aoki comments on the manga's realistic portrayal of a high school girl who is a victim of bullying.[7][8] Pop Culture Shock's Katherine Dacey criticises the mangaka's artwork saying that Sakurai "has a limited repertoire of character designs, and a tendency to draw vaguely alien faces with bulging eyes and foreheads."[9] Casey Brienza at Anime News Network commends the manga's ability to seamlessly "shift from human-sized perspectives to toy-sized ones and back again".[10]

References

  1. "Del Rey Unveils First 2008 Titles". Anime News Network. 2007-07-07. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 
  2. Script error
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Catalog: Minima! 1 - Minima! 4". Del Rey Manga. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 
  4. Script error
  5. Script error
  6. Script error
  7. "MINIMA, VOLUME #1". Mania.com. February 18, 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 
  8. Aoki, Deb. "Minima! Volume 1". About.com. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 
  9. Dacey, Katherine (March 4, 2008). "Minima!, Vol. 1". Pop Culture Shock. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 
  10. Brienza, Casey (June 19, 2008). "Minima! GN 1". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 

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