Item description for A Wiseman Sleeps Volume 1 (A Wiseman Sleeps) by Mick Takeuchi...
Miharu hasn't been having a good year. Her mother died, leaving her only a single ring to remember her by, and her father went bankrupt - leaving her with all his debts! Though she'd intended to sell the ring to pay off her debts, Miharu finds herself unable to part with it... literally!
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.3" Width: 5" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Feb 15, 2008
ISBN 1933617691 ISBN13 9781933617695
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so-so Apr 12, 2008
Miharu meets a charlatan on the street who claims that the ring her late mother left her is unlucky and tries to get him from her. When an encounter with the Yakuza brings the charlatan back into her life Miharu is starting to believe that maybe she is doomed. The sketchy character, named Akechi, reveals to her that he is a jewelry salesman and appraiser and that the ring is actually worth a lot of money. Well, now everyone wants it so in a moment of insanity Miharu eats the ring, making sure that at least, for the time being, she is the only one who has the precious ring.
The wiseman's stone has supernatural powers and can find true powers within anything. Akechi has one as well and when he uses it his form changes to a super blonde superboy. After it has been proven that Miharu has absorbed the stone into her body then she and Akechi decide that she has to live with him until his organization decides what to do about the wiseman's stone. In the meantime Miharu helps Akechi with tracking down supernatural pieces of jewelry.
I have not read "Her Majesty's Dog" yet, so Takeuchi's work is very unfamiliar to me. This was an interesting read, but I am not sure if it will make me want to read more, or finish this series. We'll see, I can always borrow the next one from work, or HMD, for that matter. The art is fine, the story is...so-so. We'll see.