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Free read Just so Happens ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Í [Reading] ➭ Just so Happens ➵ Fumio Obata – Yumiko was born in Japan but has made a life in London losing herself in its cosmopolitan bustle She has a gallery show of her art a good job and a good guy she plans to marry The culHere her future really lies Just So Happens deals both gently and powerfully with grief identity and the pressure not to disappoint one’s parents even after they’re gone in a look at the relationships that build the foundation of our lives  . Lovely illustrations create a calm and reflective reading experience but I'm not exactly sure what the author is trying to express or what kind of experience he is hoping we'll have You close the book and think Huh That was nice and you're not sure what to think after that

Fumio Obata ☆ 6 Free read

Yumiko was born in Japan but has made a life in London losing herself in its cosmopolitan bustle She has a gallery show of her art a good job and a good guy she plans to marry The culture she grew up in seems very far away until her brother phone. Gorgeous art thin story Start with the art though because that is what gets four stars watercolours a very hard medium to work with and stunningly assured brushwork that is entirely suitable for the Japanese theme I look at any single image and am astonished with the elegance and simplicity with which Obata conveys a pose or expression Literally and rarely true every line is perfect and never a mark or less Yumiko is feminine and pretty but has an ordinary slim body which conveys feminity though posture than curves It is the hardest possible body type to draw and Obata gives himself no respite by drawing her throughout in light clothing For comics which are suprisingly demanding in this regards he achieves the perfect balance of detail and abstraction I should say that the palette too is wonderful muted browns though the cover is lousy and gives no idea of the uality of what is inside Sadly the story does not match up It is very gentle and lovely and I admire Obata a man for writing so sympathetically for a woman character but while it worked nicely for a short story Going Back submitted to the Observer competition it never builds enough for a full book It has some huge themes to hand cultural differences gender divides family love death and grief and sadly the light touch of the art becomes a light touch in the narrative I would have liked much of any one of these especially the cultural aspects He touches on the metaphor with Noh drama but it is never taken further than a visual impression Maybe Obata might have been better advised to keep with the tight short story format and produced other stories for the bookInevitably I also find myself comparing it with the Nao of Brown weirdly another recent graphic novel in watercolour about a young Japanese woman living in Londonis this a growing sub genre The art to my eyes is ahead of Nao though this was also outstanding but Nao had depth of chracter themes ideas and above all humour which earned it 5 stars in my bookBut how hard is it to write a great graphic novel You need to do everything brilliantly and Obata is clearly a great new talent

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Just so HappensS with the news that their father has died Yumiko returns to Tokyo and finds herself immersed in the rituals of death while also plunged into the rituals of life fish bars bullet trains pagodas as she confronts the uestion Just so eBook #211 of w. This story is about Yumiko a Japanese who moves to London to pursue her dreams in design She’s having conflicting feelings about what it’s like living in London her life in Japan what home is and what it feels like her traditions and culture that she can’t let go off and her inner conflicts that she hasn’t made peace with yet A tragic event happens in which she finds herself back in Japan and meets with her mother at the end of the trip to discuss some of what’s going on in her mind We see glimpses of what life looks like for some of her family members without getting to know much about themThis felt like a nice uiet and incomplete read The art depicts the story very beautifully Yet after each chapter or each end of a conversation I feel like there was a lot that was not expressed or voiced We’re left feeling confused or filling in the gaps ourselves Maybe that was the intention of the author or maybe that’s what it’s like for her and her family or that’s what she’s used to I think this book could really do with a second part though because of all that was left unsaid I’m curious and interested and even though there wasn’t much said in terms of each of the characters story or even explanations on what’s happening with the main character there’s still something that makes them intriguing to me