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Marionette Generation (マリオネット ジェネレーション, Marionetto Jenereeshon) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Haruhiko Mikimoto. The manga was serialised in Kadokawa Shoten's Newtype beginning in 1989,[1] and was later collected into five tankōbon volumes which were published between July 1989 and March 1998.[2][3] The series was licensed in North America by Viz Media,[4] who serialized it in Animerica Extra.[5] The manga is also licensed in France by Panini Comics' Planet Manga imprint.[6]

Marionette Generation
Marionette Generation, Volume 1.jpg
Cover of the first volume.
マリオネット ジェネレーション
(Marionetto Jenereeshon)
GenreRomantic comedy
Manga
Written byHaruhiko Mikimoto
Published byKadokawa Shoten
English publisher
DemographicShōnen
MagazineNewtype
English magazine
Original runJuly 1989March 1998
Volumes5
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Contents

MangaEdit

Kadokawa Shoten released the manga's five tankōbon volumes between July 1989 and March 1998.[2][3] Viz Media released the five volumes between July 6, 2001 and April 7, 2004.[7][8] Individual chapters are called "part"s.

No.TitleJapanese releaseEnglish release
1EntrancesJuly 1989[2]
ISBN 978-4-04-852221-2
July 6, 2001[7]
ISBN 1-56931-558-2
  • 01. Sleeping Lady-1
  • 02. Sleeping Lady-2
  • 03. Sleeping Lady-3
  • 04. Sleeping Lady-4
  • Extra Special Behind-the-Scenes Side Story: What's My Name!?
  • Side Story Collection: Private Time
  • 05. Whisper-1
  • 06. Whisper-2
  • 07. Little Lovers-1
  • 08. Little Lovers-2
  • 09. Little Lovers-3
  • 10. Little Lovers-4
  • 11. Again-1
  • 12. Again-2
  • 13. Present
  • Prequel Episode: Unbalanced Hair
  • An Autumn Princess Story: A Profile of the Heart
2Pulling StringsAugust 1991[9]
ISBN 978-4-04-852225-0
February 9, 2002[10]
ISBN 1-56931-708-9
  • 14. A Fan Letter
  • 15. Here I Am!
  • 16. Naughty, Naughty!
  • 17. This Can't Be Good
  • 18. My Uncle
  • 19. Looks Like a Kid
  • 20. You Owe Me!
  • 21. B-E-L-I-E-V-E
  • 22. Busted...
  • 23. ZZZZZ...
  • 24. Another One
  • 25. That's the Story...
  • 26. O.K.?
  • 27. Sheesh...
  • 28. Hear Me Roar!
3ManipulationsApril 1994[11]
ISBN 978-4-04-852480-3
July 6, 2002[12]
ISBN 1-59116-024-3
  • 29. A Regular Girl
  • 30. A Normal Day For a Regular Girl
  • 31. A Normal Relationship
  • 32. Whoa!
  • 33. Sheesh
  • 34. Who?
  • 35. But It Can't Be...Can It?
  • 36. Why...?
  • 37. Maybe...
  • 38. Giggle
  • 39. It's Unnatural!
  • 40. Just an Ordinary...
  • 41. It Comes From Within
  • 42. Displays of Affection
  • 43. Conditions
  • 44. One Date, as Agreed
  • 45. What's Up with That?
  • Retribution
4ImprovisationsApril 1997[13]
ISBN 978-4-04-852588-6
August 31, 2003[14]
ISBN 1-59116-055-3
  • 46. Blush
  • 47. That About Sums It Up...
  • 48. Wishy-Washy
  • 49. Responsibility
  • 50. Lucky You
  • 51. Destiny
  • 52. Going Through a Rough Time
  • 53. Impulse
  • 54. Sorry to Inform You...
  • 55. Instead of Misty
  • 56. Huh!?
  • 57. Is It Because Of...
  • 58. Lucky!♥
  • 59. Acting Strange
  • 60. Another Friend of Yours...?
  • 61. Probably...
5FinaleMarch 1998[3]
ISBN 978-4-04-852803-0
April 7, 2004[8]
ISBN 1-59116-200-9
  • 62. What's Going On!?
  • 63. Somewhere Before...
  • 64. Wha-?
  • 65. Wel-come...
  • 66. Dense
  • 67. I Declare!
  • 68. I'm Counting On You
  • 69. Very Lucky
  • 70. Get Cracking
  • 71. Would You Like to Come Live With Me?
  • 72. Am I Sure?
  • 73. For Keeps
  • The Fifth One of the Plus One

ReceptionEdit

Animefringe's Patrick King commends Mikimoto's artwork, saying that he has "an undeniable knack for illustrating characters that clearly convey their emotions".[15] In a later review, King commends the series for its "sheer imagination and artistic brilliance" and comments that the manga's romance has "less panty shots and more drama than usual, and with the addition of a talking doll there's really no way you can go wrong here".[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Marionette Generation". Anime News Network. 2000-09-19. Retrieved 2009-04-22.
  2. ^ a b c マリオネットジェネレーション 1: 美樹本 晴彦: 本 [Marionette Generation 1: Haruhiko Mikimoto: Books] (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved October 15, 2009.
  3. ^ a b c マリオネットジェネレーション (5) (ニュータイプ100%コミックス): 美樹本 晴彦: 本 [Marionette Generation (5) (Newtype 100% Comics): Haruhiko Mikimoto: Books] (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved October 15, 2009.
  4. ^ "Viz April Releases". Anime News Network. 2000-12-22. Retrieved 2009-04-22.
  5. ^ "Viz announces plans for 2000 at Katsucon 6". Anime News Network. 2000-02-15. Retrieved 2009-04-22.
  6. ^ "Le nostre collane" (in Italian). Panini Comics. Archived from the original on 2009-01-12. Retrieved 2009-04-22.
  7. ^ a b "Marionette Generation, Vol. 1: Entrances". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2009-04-23.
  8. ^ a b "Marionette Generation, Vol. 5: Finale". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2009-04-23.
  9. ^ マリオネットジェネレーション 2: 美樹本 晴彦: 本 [Marionette Generation 2: Haruhiko Mikimoto: Books] (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved October 15, 2009.
  10. ^ "Marionette Generation, Vol. 2: Pulling Strings". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2015-02-15.
  11. ^ マリオネットジェネレーション (3) (ニュータイプ100%コミックス): 美樹本 晴彦: 本 [Marionette Generation (3) (Newtype 100% Comics): Haruhiko Mikimoto: Books] (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved October 15, 2009.
  12. ^ "Marionette Generation, Vol. 3: Manipulations". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2015-02-15.
  13. ^ マリオネットジェネレーション (4) (ニュータイプ100%コミックス): 美樹本 晴彦: 本 [Marionette Generation (4) (Newtype 100% Comics): Haruhiko Mikimoto: Books] (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved October 15, 2009.
  14. ^ "Marionette Generation, Vol. 4: Improvisations". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2015-02-15.
  15. ^ King, Patrick (April 2002). "Marionette Generation Vol. 2: Pulling Strings". Animefringe. Retrieved 2009-04-23.
  16. ^ King, Patrick (June 2004). "Marionette Generation Vol. 5: Finale". Animefringe. Retrieved 2009-04-23.

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