Item description for Voiceful Vol 1 (Voiceful) by Nawoko...
They say no one's ever heard her voice in person...
Meet Kanae, an introvert about to have her life transformed in the most unusual way--through music. Kanae's transformation begins when she accidentally bumps into Hina, an independent singer who releases her music via the Internet. As the girls become good friends, they quickly find that they've become one another's inspiration--in more ways than one!
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Dec 15, 2007
Publisher Seven Seas
ISBN 1933164832 ISBN13 9781933164830
Reviews - What do customers think about Voiceful Vol 1 (Voiceful)?
Short, sweet manga with beautiful art Apr 6, 2008
I bought this manga on recommendation from a friend, and while the presentation and art are gorgeous, the content may leave some disappointed if you want your yuri right out in the open.
The art on the cover is slightly misleading, as the interior art is actually much more akin to Fred Gallagher of Megatokyo than what's on the cover. Several panels are gorgeous in composition, and several of the color pages are preserved for this edition and are well printed.
Story-wise, it's a very modern tale of two girls who meet through one's music through the internet and eventually meet offline, with the singer having to decide whether to go professional and risk being seen as a sell out. Kanae, the main girl of the story, manages to be sympathetic while depressed, and her "goddess" the singer Hina has several layers to her character that are peeled back little by little. The extra scene included for the print edition manages to tie the story up nicely and provide a bit more information on one of the side characters. I still wish we'd seen a bit more of what else happens between these two, as it feels slightly hanging, but the conclusion is semi-satisfying and manages to leave just a bit of it in the air.
We don't get any yuri per se, but it's easy to extrapolate their relationship beyond what we see on panel into a romantic relationship, and despite the lack of romance in the traditional sense, the emotional dependence these women build (without the usual loser boyfriend that usually inhabit these stories, much to my relief) make this a solid read, and definitely one of Seven Seas' better releases this year.
Voiceful Mar 5, 2008
After much waiting for this manga to hit the shelves, i must say it was worth the wait. It was a good read, showing a relationship between two girls. Its simple plot starts with an introverted girl who was to scared to do anything outside, besides going to school. So she spends a lot of time on the internet. While on line she found a internet diva who's music gave her strength to go outside for a change. And upon going outside she comes face to face with this singer. And their relationship goes on from there.
Also included are two short stories, and a preview of another shojo-ai title "First love sisters" also published by seven seas entertainment
Sweet read Feb 9, 2008
This is a great comic for a quiet afternoon when you just want to read something sweet. The storyline is a little confusing but it still works good. There are also a few short stories in the back that are equally sweet.