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Okko: The Cycle of Water

Okko The Cycle of Water Year in the official calendar of the Pajan Empire This turbulent age often called the Asagiri Era or the Time of Mists saw the great clans wage decades long wars in attempts to seize power Far

  • Title: Okko: The Cycle of Water
  • Author: Hub Edward Gauvin
  • ISBN: 9781932386455
  • Page: 109
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Year 1108 in the official calendar of the Pajan Empire This turbulent age, often called the Asagiri Era or the Time of Mists, saw the great clans wage decades long wars in attempts to seize power Far from the fields of battle, Okko the ronin heads a small group of demon hunters, wandering the realms of Empire He is accompanied by Noburo, a mysterious giant who hides hisYear 1108 in the official calendar of the Pajan Empire This turbulent age, often called the Asagiri Era or the Time of Mists, saw the great clans wage decades long wars in attempts to seize power Far from the fields of battle, Okko the ronin heads a small group of demon hunters, wandering the realms of Empire He is accompanied by Noburo, a mysterious giant who hides his face behind a red mask, and the whimsical monk Noshin, the sake lover with the power to summon and commune with the spirits of nature When Tikku s sister Little Carp is kidnapped by pirates, the young fisherman enlists the group s help in finding her But the quest will have a price, and will lead our four heroes much farther afield than they d ever imagined The first of five Cycles by French comics master Hub.

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    1. Karissa on said:

      This is the first book in the five book graphic novel series, Okko. The artwork throughout is beautifully detailed. The book is a historical fantasy set in the Pajan empire; there is some magic throughout as well.Okko is a Ronin and the leader of a small group of demon hunters. He is accompanied by Noboru (a vicious warrior who hides behind a crazy looking mask) and Noshin (a sake’ loving monk who seems to have an affinity for water spirits). Their paths cross with that of a young boy named Ti [...]

    2. DaViD´82 on said:

      Vynikající propojení tradiční dobrodružné "samurajárny" v jakože feudálním Japonsku obohaceného o různé fantasy prvky. Svět i jeho zákonitosti a zvyky jsou vystavěny nosně. Navíc jsou umně představovány "jen tak mimochodem" skrze dobrodružnou linky táhnutou postavami a nikdy nestrhávají pozornost jen čistě na sebe.Má to dvě zásadnější chyby, ze kterých navíc jedna nejde za autory. V edici Modré Crwe již tradiční problém v podobě formátu publikace. Oprot [...]

    3. Matt Garcia on said:

      This was ok. The artwork was beautiful and certainly the highlight of the reading experience. I found the writing/dialogue to be unintentionally cheesy and cliche. The story in itself is nothing special. I didn’t really care about the characters and the conclusion was pretty basic. It’s not bad just very average.

    4. Burcin Ozgun on said:

      Uzakdoğu severliğimden kaynaklı her şey.Çizimler güzel; öykü sürükleyici. Ama kekremsi bir tadı var. Bir “Yalnız Kurt” değil.

    5. Jeff on said:

      Okko is an innovative take on Japanese mythology, interwoven with unique literary and visual elements that make this tale something more than ordinary. The four protagonists are fairly cliched, but beyond that, the story moves along with enough flair and energy to be rewarding all the way along. Better yet, Humbert Chabuel (Hub) is an exciting graphic stylist, and the sheer beauty of some of the imagery in Okko thoroughly distracts the reader from some of the weaker elements of the story itself. [...]

    6. Jenna on said:

      The illustrations themselves were beautifully done. The action scenes not so much and I find it interesting that there were Japanese words inserted into the dialogue and narration, and yet they had samurai duelists shout out "touche!" during a fight I couldn't get into this story and skimmed the narration boxes for the majority of the time. Maybe it was because there is so much detail and illustration that there was no real emphasis on where the reader is supposed to look.

    7. Ron Turner on said:

      I liked the look of it. And I liked the idea of it. But the story just wasn't there for me. It felt very rushed. We jump right in and go, go, go. There really isn't enough time to get to know the characters or explore the interesting world based on Asian mythology.

    8. J-man on said:

      With an old school traditional feel and great artwork Okko is a great piece set in a Rural Asian environment that feels authentic. The action is great and the wonders of its world are just beginning. Looking forward to more

    9. Lukáš Pokorný on said:

      Líbivá mainstream kresba, jednoduchej příběh, co odsýpá. Zkrátka fajn oddechovka. Jinak ale generické dialogy, špatná práce s letteringem a hrozivá práce s panely. Obzvlášť akční sekvence jsou strašně sekané a neplynulé, místy dokonce nesmyslné a nepřehledné. Naprosto zapomenutelný průměr.

    10. Arminzerella on said:

      Okko is a ronin in the land of Pajan (similar to feudal Japan). His companions are Noburo (a masked man or demon or creature), and a drunken monk. Together they fight demons. Noburo is attacked at a geisha house while he is being entertained by the lovely Little Carp. Pirates carry her and the other geisha off across the sea, and Little Carp’s brother, Tikku, convinces Okko and company to help him rescue his sister. They have to consult the water spirits in order to track the pirates, and when [...]

    11. Annschi on said:

      Ziemlich männerlastig das Buch. Die Hauptfiguren (so ne Gang um einen Samurai rum) sind alles Männer. Nur zwei Frauen mit Text kommen vor. Die eine ist die Frau des Bösewichts, die andere eine Mischung aus "girl in the refrigerator" und "damsel in distress". Ansonsten aber spannend. Und: ist es cultural appropriation, wenn ein Franzose einen Samurai-Fantasy-Comic schreibt?

    12. Thomas Vree on said:

      The first of four books. Great art and fantastic story. If I have a criticism of it, it’s that way too much art is packed into way too small an area. It’s brilliant, no doubt about it, but it deserves to be displayed at a much bigger scale.

    13. Andrew on said:

      Amazing artwork, I stopped and reread pages, which is saying a lot because the story begged me to turn the page. This is a crisp piece of a work. I was carried away to another place and told a story that I've heard before. And, like the really good stories, it was one I didn't mind hearing again.

    14. Lylah on said:

      Such beautiful art, and an interesting (but perhaps somewhat unoriginal) story. I like the cast of characters. Sometimes it's a bit hard to tell what's going on and there are mistakes in the text, and I do not understand the random interspersing of Japanese words.

    15. Tyler on said:

      Very cool art and an interesting story. Took a seemingly odd turn at the end but, still, cool.

    16. Saif Bagmar on said:

      It was true. A combination of japanese managa and american comic.

    17. Mayank Agarwal on said:

      The story is based on a medieval-themed Japanese style kingdom only it’s full of mystic arts, magic and puppet controlled robots. The plot is straightforward, we got a rescue mission going on by a group of demon hunting adventurers. The characters are likable but we have not got into their past yet.The graphic novel is aimed at adults with its nudity and gore but what made me interested in the work was the amazing artwork.The illustration and sketches are extra detailed, it’s really well mad [...]

    18. Fahim Ahmed on said:

      It might start a bit typically, but this story just keeps getting better and better as you keep reading. As the layers of the story are slowly peeled back, you come understand that is a story and a world that has a lot going on under the story. Realistic sword battles, the mystical and fantastical, and even steampunk elements come together seamlessly. Nothing feels out of place and that really is the best thing about this premise, there's few other quite like it.Although the story focused more o [...]

    19. Jenn Noto on said:

      I thought “Okko: the cycle of water” was ok. It was pretty average in my opinion. While I enjoyed the story line and anticipated what would happen next, I wasn’t as much a fan of the dialogue. I found it very distracting, because I kept finding grammatical errors here and there as well as some words or parts of statements that were unnecessary to the dialogue. I’m curious to see what sort of story book 2 will have, however I’m in no hurry to continue this series.

    20. Greymalkin on said:

      The art is decent. At least body shapes and faces are somewhat varied, although I could really do without the women having tiny slanted eyes all the time. Oh and being naked with their boobs out all the time. Oh and it would be nice if maybe they got to speak a little and have any agency at all. No? Oh well.I haven't really found any character I like, and the main one, Okko, seems like a terrible person. The narrator is actively off-putting (stupid and boring). I sincerely hope that the next boo [...]

    21. Diz on said:

      This graphic novel creates an intriguing Japan-like fantasy world of samurais and supernatural horror. The art is beautiful and does a good job of building the world. In fact, it's so appealing you might be happy to just wander off into that world and explore it apart from the story that takes place. The main characters are a team of demon hunters led by a masterless samurai. The characters are interesting and you really want to learn more about them as you read. For those who know well about Ja [...]

    22. Nick on said:

      This story was oddly frustrating. If you base something in a fantasy version of Japan, it's just too annoyingly precious to name the land and it's leading clan "Pajan." No, really. Also, the odd mixture of traditional Japanese culture and terminology with weird modern or non-Japanese phrasing jars the reader out of the story too often, which is unfortunate. Also, it may be the influence of games, where these things get mixed up all the time, but Hub [or the translator] uses funny terminology in [...]

    23. Shelton TRL on said:

      World-building. Violent.Combining Japan's Samurai culture with their myths, this action-packed story follows a ronin, a monk, and a giant wearing a red mask as they navigate the wars between the clans and attempt to help a boy whose sister has been kidnapped by pirates. Good sword-fighting, characters, and incorporation of myths.Recommended for those who enjoyed Copper, Sacrifice, The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service 1, and Dororo, Vol. 1.

    24. Silas on said:

      This was an interesting adventure drawing inspiration from Japanese mythology and depicted in a manga-like style (since it was in color, though, it's actually a bit more like anime). It is played relatively straight, in a feudal Japanese setting, and with the occasional Japanese word thrown in for emphasis (if the art wasn't enough for you). I enjoyed it rather like I would enjoy anime, on its own without really referencing history or the like, and it was relatively true to what I know of Japane [...]

    25. Natalie on said:

      Okko is set in fictional Japan in the year 1108. When Tikku's sister is kidnapped, he enlists the help of samurai Okko, giant Noburo, and monk Oshin to track her down. The artwork is incredibly detailed in every panel, without exception.As for the plot, though I couldn't get into it, though it had some good potential. Maybe it was the odd use of Japanese words in the fictional land of Pajan (such as "kami"). Maybe it was because the description set Tikku up as the main character and then he woul [...]

    26. Kevin Fanning on said:

      Basically really good, really fun, super engaging, can't wait to read the next one. Interesting story & tons of well-rendered details (ronin! demons! water spirits! mage-ogres!(?)!) make it an immediately engaging world/universe, despite being kind of gory at times.Two complaints, which are basically my complaints about all graphic novels, ever:1) I always wish the pages & pictures were larger, because the images are so gorgeous but it's often hard to see exactly what's going on in them, [...]

    27. Paula on said:

      A group of misfits roam the lands of ancient, mythical-based Panjan with the quest of vanquishing evil. We have Okko, a ronin, and the leader of this small group of demon hunters. Okko's right hand man in battle is Noburo, the myterious masked giant. The third member of the group is Noshin the "sake monk" who calls upon the spirits of nature for help along the way. The apprentice of the group is Tikku, still just a boy. This story follows the adventures of the group as they attempt to find Tikku [...]

    28. Sam on said:

      This is a hard book for me to evaluate. The artwork is definitely worth five stars however there are other aspects bring it down quite a bit. The first of these is the lettering. I don't know, maybe the original comic was published on oversize paper, but the typeface seemed rather small compared to most graphic novels. Also the black type was frequently on dark backgrounds which made it even more difficult to read. The action frequently jumped back and forth in both time and space, which I found [...]

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