The Girl from the Other Side by Nagabe

The Girl from the Other Side

UntouchableTo be touched by an Outsider is to become an Outsider. A clawed, black hand reaches out to touch Shiva's cheek in her sleep. The hand does not belong to Teacher. Who is this strange new Outsider, and what do its creepy murmurings about "mother" portend?Enter a fantasy realm shrouded in mystery, in a dark fairy tale-like setting for fans of The Ancient Magus' Bride.


Details The Girl from the Other Side

TitleThe Girl from the Other Side
ISBN9781626925236
Author
Release DateMay 16th, 2017
PublisherSeven Seas
LanguageEnglish
GenreSequential Art, Manga, Fantasy, Graphic Novels, Fiction
Rating

Reviews The Girl from the Other Side

  • Maija
    2017-10-18
    The art is so beautiful.
  • C.J. Stark ☮️
    2017-08-21
    Check out this review on my blog - Random Melon Reads 5.074482 starsOh my. This story. These characters. The setting. The overall feeling. I love it so much. Do you remember back in the day three days ago when I fell in love with book 1?! No? Well, read my review of it here. Well, I instantly jumped on Amazon and bought book 2 in the hope that the story continues to be amazing. I was not disappointed!! The story continues to be amazing.Book 2 has...
  • Elizabeth A
    2017-11-27
    Just take a look at the cover art. It's a good example of how wonderful the art is in this Manga series.This installment of the story shed more light on this dark fairy tale of a story. To be touched by a monster makes you a monster, and Shiva has been touched by one. What does will happen to her?There are some wonderful sections in this one, especially surrounding the relationship between young Shiva and Teacher. However, there are also sections...
  • Alexandra
    2017-11-09
    this one was good but nowhere near as good as the first volume. i was kind of bored by the big lake and the dog-like creatures. some of it seemed like filler. actually a lot of it did. but the ending was another cliffhanger! and it was really interesting and i can't wait to get to the next volume and figure out what's going on. i have really come to love Teacher and Shiva and i hope they can stay together forever 💕💙😥 we shall see what ha...
  • Sandra
    2017-06-20
    Aaaah, vol 2 was as good as the first one! I'm so fascinated by the world the author has created, and I love the drawing style. I love where the story is going as well. I have to wait for forever for the next one.... :(
  • Mike
    2017-06-18
    On par with the first volume. Great little series developing here. Review: https://derailmentsofthought.wordpres...
  • Dani (ダニ)
    2017-07-11
    I absolutely loved the first volume and I was hoping the second one doesn't disappoint and it didn't. It was amazing and so mysterious and dark and I love it so much. This is exactly the type of story I love. Like the first volume, this one left on a cliffhanger and I really want the 3rd book. This story is amazing and definitely one of my favourite Manga Series at the moment.
  • Kitkat
    2017-08-04
    I honestly am really confused on what Shiva is but I really like the book. Shiva is an adorable child with teacher who is the protective parent figure. I honestly I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
  • Mangrii
    2017-12-06
    3,5 / 5Igual de misterioso que el primer tomo, Nagabe nos narra otros 5 capítulos en los que en realidad, nada se desvela. Y creo que ese es el mayor problema de este segundo tomo. La historia no avanza. Descubrimos un poco de la cultura de los seres del exterior, vemos alguna cosa de los seres del interior, y vivimos varios momentos cotidianos entre Shiva y el Doctor que apenas aportan. Nagabe planta la semilla de algunos misterios, pero nunca ...
  •  The Black Geek
    2017-08-19
    I will reserve a review of this book for a later date. Needless to say, I am not interested in reading volume three. I will be perfectly content with brushing up on fractal geometry and the first chapter of my old high school calculus textbook (as stated in previous comments & updates on this book)😔
  • Jenna
    2017-11-29
    I absolutely loved this volume. This series is so cute and I love Shiva and teacher. Can't wait to see what happens next.
  • Maria Maier
    2017-08-14
    As with the previous volume, there are some storytelling gems in Volume 2 of Siúil, a Rún. The monsters as a possible metaphor for the fear of death, their "mother" a primordial spirit of song (as far as we can tell), Teacher's slight discomfort with the natural world despite the other monsters' fondness of it, his kindness toward Shiva. I wish the author had revealed the secret behind Shiva's curse in this volume, as I get wary when major plot...
  • Mehsi
    2017-11-10
    The second volume in this gorgeous and mysterious series!We start off from where we left the previous volume. There is an outsider who broke in and entered and is touching Shiva (which is a bad thing as you may remember from the first volume). I have to say I didn't expect the cursed one to act so violent though. It was quite gruesome. Sure, he didn't really have a choice, but well... Poor Shiva. I don't think she will forget what happened so soo...
  • queen0f_hearts
    2017-09-08
    I literally consumed this volume, no I devoured it! I've been really surprised by how much volume 1 entertained me but woah, I must emphasize volume 2 is even better! I love both main protagonists so damn much, there are no words to express it.Shiva is such a cute girl, I can't help but smile and worry with her. Her character touches my heart because she's so pure. I know, that Outsider touched her at the end of volume 1 but I can't accept it. I ...
  • Rebecca
    2017-08-26
    I have to say, I think this is a much more intriguing series than The Ancient Magus' Bride. Without the complication of potential romance, the story plays with themes from Irish mythology and Medieval church beliefs, and its simple use of black, white, and grey in the art makes it feel like an old silent film. Yes, most manga is drawn and printed in black and white, but this series feels black and white, like an old photograph you find in an atti...
  • Chelsey
    2018-02-02
    I wasn't too sure about this series after vol. 1, but vol. 2 superbly creates a sense of foreboding and mystery, and I'm really excited about where this is going. The pacing is good, as the plot moves along at a nice speed, and the art adds a sense of creepiness without actually being scary. I still am not quite sure what audience this is intended for, but I honestly don't really care anymore - it's just good!
  • Karissa
    2017-07-19
    This is the second book in The Girl from the Other Side series. I am continuing to really enjoy this series. In this book we find more out about The Outsiders and why Shiva was abandoned on their side of the wall.This series has been described as "a quiet fairy tale" and that is a very apt description of it. I continue to enjoy the relationship between Teacher and Shiva. I also enjoy the dark woods, fairy-tale like setting of the story. We are in...
  • Stacia
    2017-07-14
    Beautiful!
  • Kereesa
    2017-08-19
    3.5Still good, but Ancient Magus Bride is still where it's at.
  • Jessica (HighFantasyFanatic)
    2017-10-25
    Super hyped for the next one!
  • Cornerofmadness
    2017-10-08
    I’m still not as wowed as others by this series in terms of both storyline nor art. I find the art too sketchy, too dark and the storyline a bit too predictable. I like it well enough but nowhere near as much as the hype. I accept I’m in the minority there but this feels like a thousand other dark fairy tales to me.This volume is more the Teacher’s. He sees another Outsider do the forbidden: touch an insider. There is a surprising amount of...
  • Reija
    2017-10-15
    I liked this volume, but it does suffer a bit from second book syndrome.There's a lot of set up for the mystery of the curse and the book ends in a cliffhanger.The middle part of the book is pretty much just the two main characters mulling about and not really talking about anything important, because that might advance the story.Their shenanigans are really cute and Shiva is a cinnamon roll, but at times I just wanted to smack Teacher on the hea...
  • Ian
    2018-01-11
    The tranquil fairy tale continues as the strange new outsider brushes its hand across Shiva's unblemished cheek as Teacher enters the room. WHenever an outsider touches a normal human that human is cursed to turn into one of the blackened and demonic looking outsiders which is why the one named Teacher by Shiva strikes against the outsider in Shiva's room. For so long Teacher has been careful to not touch the poor child and now to have a complete...
  • Chrissie
    2018-02-07
    Shiva has been touched by a "cursed" one and Teacher fears she too is cursed. Teacher and Shiva go off to search for the monster that "cursed" her and it leads them to a pond. Teacher jumps into the pond to find the "mother" this cursed being mentions. Meanwhile, Shiva is waiting by the bank for Teacher to come back up to the surface. What Teacher learns about the curse is a mystery. He is worried about Shiva thinking eventually she will turn bla...
  • Kate
    2018-01-10
    Read immediately after The Girl from the Other Side Vol. 1, the reviews sort of blend together here. This volume vaguely answered some of the questions about the monster and the girl, and managed to throw in some humor as well with the introduction of other Outsiders. Another cliffhanger ending, with Auntie returning and insisting on dragging Shiva back to the Inside. I was really rooting for this to become a road trip, with the monster and girl ...
  • Amparo
    2017-12-02
    Me es imposible no sentir verdadera empatia por los protagonistas de esta historia maravillosa en su sentido quizás más literal: amo la brillante inocencia de Shiva y la auténtica vocación del Doctor por cuidarla y combatir la maldición de la que forma parte, esa maldición de la que se nos dan migajas en cuanto a su origen y antídoto con talento narrativo como para mantener el suspense... y vislumbramos cierta denuncia del fanatismo religi...
  • Katja
    2017-08-30
    4,5 stars. Whoa, it did get dark quickly.Anyway: I didn't give it 5 like the first volume because this felt a bit repetitive and like a slight lull before the next book where we hopefully get more actual information on instead of vague teases. On the whole the story is still mesmerizing and the book creates such an atmosphere with sparse dialogue, unique art and the mysterious world. I like the art a lot but gotta admit that sometimes it's hard t...
  • Fungi Lumini
    2017-08-27
    Dans le tome 2, un être de l’extérieur s’aperçoit de la particularité de Sheeva et tente de l‘enlever au Professeur, puis lui enseigne un moyen de briser la malédiction. Que fera-t-il de cette information?Un manga à l’ambiance sombre et pesante, une malédiction qui transforme les gens qui sont touchés en monstres, des illustrations magnifiques, un duo de personnages très touchant, j’ai eu un véritable coup de cœur pour cette ...
  • Hailey Chappell
    2017-05-11
    God this is so good. The art itself alone makes the beauty of this story seem so real. If you want a manga series that will have you waiting for the next installment eagerly, I highly suggest this series. The characters are already becoming more complex and poor Shiva is quite brave through all of it- and her Guardian Teacher is quite childlike in more ways then one. God I really can't tell you how much I want the next installment.
  • Sabrina
    2017-07-27
    The plot thickens! When I started the first volume by the same creative team as "The Ancient Magus' Bride", I decided that though the books' characters share much in the way of appearances, they had nothing to do with the author's other series; certain images in this book however have me reconsidering. I'm excited to finish the rest of the series as it comes out this year, and am crossing my fingers that it might reveal some of Elias' mysterious ...