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)
ISBN9781626925236
Author
Release DateMay 16th, 2017
PublisherSeven Seas
LanguageEnglish
GenreSequential Art, Manga, Fantasy, Graphic Novels, Comics, Young Adult
Rating

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

  • Whitney Atkinson
    2019-06-02
    This volume delves a lot into the backstory of the curse so I thought it was a needed and interesting continuation, even though I thought the drawings were a bit harder to comprehend because the darkness made it difficult to discern character shapes and who was talking and what was happening. But I still think the idea behind this series is brilliant and seeing the monster's inner turmoil was so sweet. I'm definitely pestering my library for the ...
  • David Schaafsma
    2019-01-03
    Stories about traveling to “the other side” include Stranger Things (The Upside Down) and Neil Gaiman’s Coraline. The Girl from the Other Side is fantasy, involving two kingdoms; it appears to be dark fantasy, richly atmospheric, with an increasing sense of foreboding regarding—again, as in the above stories--a vulnerable little girl in peril. This volume largely features the relationship between young Shiva and (seemingly? in appearance ...
  • Mizuki
    2019-01-30
    The artwork is so damn stylist and awesome! It's poetic, lyrical! It is like you are invited into a secretive, enchanting, bygone world of fairy tales and mysteries! It is just...glorious!In this volume two, our two MCs, the little girl and The Teacher (a humanoid dark beast with horns) get more interactions with other characters (mostly the other beastly Cursed Ones) and the little girl's (view spoiler)[missing aunt (hide spoiler)] shows up by t...
  • Victoria ♡
    2018-08-20
    I'm loving this series so much it's so eerie
  • Dani - Perspective of a Writer
    2018-07-10
    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 ...
  • 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 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
    2017-10-18
    The art is so beautiful.
  • Neil R. Coulter
    2018-07-22
    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...
  • 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...
  • Etienne
    2018-09-21
    4,5/5. This series is such a good one so far! Even if I was expecting a bit more from the story evolution in this one, the characters, illustrations and story are still very strong. The first one was better, but definitely a god one anyway and I will be looking into the next one during the nexts fews days!
  • Aleksandra
    2018-06-17
    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
    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...
  •  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)😔
  • 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.... :(
  • daisy
    2018-03-14
    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!
  • Mike
    2017-06-18
    On par with the first volume. Great little series developing here. Review: https://derailmentsofthought.wordpres...
  • Ryan Michael
    2018-04-26
    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.
  • Ana
    2018-08-24
    This series keeps the mystery going, but makes you care about the characters and be patient. You want answers, but you also enjoy the quiet little moments between Shiva and her Teacher. 4.5 stars
  • Megan (ReadingRover)
    2018-05-10
    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.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Liz
    2018-09-11
    Oh, the anguish! I couldn't read fast enough- as fast as the right to left reading allowed me to! :) - Enjoying the story a lot- the artwork is brilliant and the plot truly thickens with the Insiders and the ... the.. other creatures! The ending left me wanting to know more...
  • Patty
    2018-09-11
    ** 3.5 stars ** I have more questions now! I kind of feel like nothing really happened when actually quite a bit did happen, I think I just wanted it at a faster pace. I now need to try and track down vol 3 since my library doesn’t have it :(
  • Samantha
    2019-07-22
    It's just so so good. I want a million novels drawn in this art style. And the characters are some of my favorites I've seen in a manga in quite some time.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Autumn Byrd
    2019-05-07
    Other creators involved in the making of this manga include: Translating by Adrienne Beck and Lettering by Lys Blakeslee The following review is based off my own opinions, thoughts and reactions. So in other words be respectful. *You have been advised in advance.* Content/Trigger Warning: Violence, decapitation, implication of the elderly being expendable, survival of the fittest themes. “I neither know nor care what you want, monster. Nor do...
  • Priscilla (Bookie Charm)
    2018-09-04
    *3.5 starsThis is a super creepy fairytale story with haunting art that grows on me more and more with each volume.
  • Mathilde Paulsen
    2019-06-02
    I struggle a tad with some of the art, when it is at its darkest. But at the same time I feel that is part of the point. I still love this story about Shiva and her teacher, the plot was stronger in this one than the first and I am very excited to read the next one!