Sailor Moon Toki Meca, Naokotakeuchi Manga +english New (1st Edition) For Sale
**Toki Meca** By Naoko Takeuchi English TranslationsIncluded upon Request! ** By the Author of the Famous Sailor Moon Series ** Pictures may take a few moments to load
. . . A very nice 180+ Page 6x8" manga Japanese Comic book.By the author of Sailor Moon, One of the most-beloved of all Japanese manga titles of all time. Naoko Takeuchi's Sailor Moon has enthralled millions of readers worldwide since its debut in book form in early 1992.
Destined to become an eternal masterpiece. . .
Toki*Meka is a story about a super-genius girl named Hoshiko Hana who has never had any friends in her 12 years of life. Since she's the foremost cybernetics engineer in the world, she decides to create a "Cute, Sweet, Clever, Compassionate Ideal Girl-type Friend Robo" to be her companion.
On the stormy night of the robot's completion, while Hoshiko is picking out clothes for her new friend, a bolt of lightning strikes. This prematurely activates the robot, but because of the energy surge she winds up being just a little "odd." Thus Meca Hanayori is born!
Meca has a few screws loose -- literally! She has a tendency to mechanize household objects, turning things like stuffed animals, a television and a mannequin into semi-intelligent robots. She's also just a little too spunky for her own good. Meanwhile, if anyone says the word "Baka" ("idiot") in her presence, she goes berserk and smashes everything in the room, then later snaps out of it and doesn't remember doing a thing.
Hoshiko tells Meca not to follow her to school, but she does anyway. Everyone at Hoshiko's elementary school calls her "The Professor" because she's already smarter than the teachers; she just comes to school because "it's her duty." When Meca sees that Hoshiko doesn't have any friends, she decides it's her mission to hook Hoshiko up with a cute guy in her class named Takeda. Takeda and a group of his buddies used to tease Hoshiko when she was little, but now she has a secret crush on him (which she doesn't even realize herself).
Poor Hoshiko now has more on her hands than she bargained for: a semi-psychotic matchmaking robot trying every trick in the book to get her and Takeda together! No trick is too sneaky, no makeover is too wild, and no inanimate object is safe!
Short Side Bar for the confused: Toki Meka? Toki Meca? or Toki Mecha? The reason why there are so many names for this series is simply due to Naoko Takeuchi's lack of motivation to use an English dictionary. The second half of the title should be "Mecha" (which is actually Japanized English as well) as in robot or the shortened term for "mechanical". Naoko has translated this word into Hiragana (one of the Japanese alphabets) for the title of the series and it works as the Hiragana used sounds the same as "Mecha". However, when translating Hiragana into English, the symbol for "ca or ka" sound is always written as "ka", hence the translation of the series as being Toki Meka. To further confuse matters, Naoko has begun using randomEnglish with this series and actually writes the name of the series in Romaji (English alphabet used in Japan) as Toki "Meca".
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Some really great graphics here! These Manga are fantastic stories and perfect sources of unique anime clipart! Unless stated as new, most are used, but in Excellent condition, Near Mint!. I see NO signs of rips, tears, dogears, or water damage at all!
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