The Girl from the Other Side (The Girl from the Other Side, #2) by Nagabe

The Girl from the Other Side (The Girl from the Other Side, #2)

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 (The Girl from the Other Side, #2)

TitleThe Girl from the Other Side (The Girl from the Other Side, #2)
Release DateMay 16th, 2017
PublisherSeven Seas
GenreSequential Art, Manga, Fantasy, Graphic Novels, Fiction

Reviews The Girl from the Other Side (The Girl from the Other Side, #2)

  • Elizabeth A
    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 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 (the...
  • Maija
    The art is so beautiful.
  • Alexandra
    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...
  • daisy
    3.5-3.75!Art is as lovely as always, but not a lot really happened tbh - it felt kinda filler-y. Still really enjoying it, though!
  • Aleksandra
    I like this volume as much as the previous one. It has soothing calm atmosphere, but at the same time a lot happened in this volume.Shiva is my second favorite kid after Kanna (Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid). If anything bad happens to Shiva...
  • Jack Stark
    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...
  • Sandra
    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
    On par with the first volume. Great little series developing here. Review: https://derailmentsofthought.wordpres...
  • Dani - Perspective of a Writer
    Check out more manga and graphic novel reviews @ Perspective of a Writer...A quiet fairy tale begins in a land distant and hazy where there are two kingdoms. The Inside is where humans cower worried the twisted beasts of the Outside will come a curse them with a touch. A young girl named Shiva lives on the other side, in a vacant village with a demonic guardian known only as “Teacher.” And so starts our tale... a little girl comes to rely on ...
  • Neil Coulter
    When David Lynch was making the original Twin Peaks series, he said that he really had no intention of ever revealing who killed Laura Palmer. Rather, Lynch wanted to continue peeling away the layers of the town and its residents, always learning just a little more, but never finding the ultimate solution.I'm thinking about that as I read through Nagabe's amazing The Girl from the Other Side series. Nagabe seems to share Lynch's delight in simply...
  • Ryan Michael
    I couldn't love this series more. It's warm, thoughtful, sad, and funny. The black and white art convey so many emotions by itself. I'm going to try not to read the next two volumes too quickly, but no promises.
  • Kaisu
    Nach der Vorgeschichte, geht es hier nun ins Detail. Am offenen Ende des Bandes merkt man, wie sehr einem Shiva (das Mädchen) und ihr Doktor ans Herz gewachsen sind.
  • Megan (ReadingRover)
    This series is sooo good!!! It definitely keeps me wanting more. What exactly is “mother” though? Just a pit that wants souls? I can’t get through these fast enough.
  • Azbaqiyah
    Plot - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Character - ⭐⭐⭐⭐World Building - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Art -⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Cover - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Overall Rating - 4.8🌟/ 5🌟
  • Dani (ダニ)
    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.
  •  The Black Geek
    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)😔
  • Kitkat
    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
    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 ...
  • Vanessa
    Nach dem erstem Band hatte ich doch einige Erwartungen und habe gehofft, dass der zweite Band mich weiter in die seltsame Welt trägt und mich verzaubert.Ich bin aber doch eher enttäuscht. Mich hat die Handlung nicht mitgerissen, gefesselt oder wirkte spannend auf mich. Ich möchte schon sehr gern wissen wie es mit der kleinen Shiva weitergeht, allerdings habe ich doch Zweifel, dass die Geschichte mich noch richtig packen kann.
  • Chrissie
    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...
  • Jenna
    I absolutely loved this volume. This series is so cute and I love Shiva and teacher. Can't wait to see what happens next.
  • Reija
    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...
  • Maria Maier
    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
    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
    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 ...
  • Kristin
    *2.5 starsThe art and pacing in this series create a wonderful atmosphere where very little happens very slowly. Seven Seas has formatted this series very oddly, with sound effects appearing inside word balloons so that characters are saying things like GRIP and CHOP during action sequences, which wreck the moment with unintentional comedy.
  • Rebecca
    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
    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!
  • Maggie Gordon
    Slower than the first volume, but still full of mystery, whimsy, and a whole lot of darkness... Definitely looking forward to seeing the repercussions of the cliffhanger, though I wished this volume either had more concrete world building or action.
  • Karissa
    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...