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by Chaco Abeno

Yorito is a high school student who’s obsessed with taking pictures of the sky. A chance meeting at a vending machine introduces him to a girl named Matsuri. Matsuri’s no ordinary girl, though — she’s actually a Yaka, a 350-year-old creature also known the “Calamity of the Night.” Yaka are supernatural beings with strange powers, beings who never age and who possess almost superhuman strength. Because sunlight is deadly to Yaka, Matsuri has been forced to live a life of solitude, and Yorito is the first friend she’s ever had. There’s even more to Matsuri, however, than her big secret. She’s being followed by Takeshi, a mysterious sword-wielding man who’s intent on killing her. But why? And why is Takeshi unharmed by Matsuri’s powers? Thrust against his will into an otherworldly battle, will Yorito find the courage to protect Matsuri, their friendship, and himself?
Download Sola, Vol. 1 epub
ISBN: 1597411760
ISBN13: 978-1597411769
Category: Teen
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Author: Chaco Abeno
Language: English
Publisher: Broccoli Books (July 28, 2008)
Pages: 224 pages
ePUB size: 1568 kb
FB2 size: 1914 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 355
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Yorito is a high school student with a rather rough life - his parents have passed away and his older sister is hospitalized. He occupies his free time visiting his sister and indulging in his hobby of taking photographs of the sky, until crossing paths with a strange girl who can't go out in the sun and seems to have a rather dangerous enemy...

Sola is very interesting and surprisingly engaging. There are several mysteries surrounding the characters and there are a bunch of clues and hints throughout the volume. It has a deliberate pace so the characters aren't really fleshed out yet, but there's enough to make you start to care about their struggles.

The art is solid. It's very minimalist in backgrounds but the characters are detailed and drawn well. As usual with Broccoli Books the production quality is excellent.

There is a fair bit of fan-service, but for the most part it's not as over-the-top as I've seen in a lot of other manga and is usually secondary to the plot and action.

Sola Volume 1 is a decent start to the series and has a fair number of hooks to bring readers back to find out what's going on. Unfortunately the second volume wasn't published in the US before Broccoli International USA was shut down. I enjoyed this a lot, but I don't know that's it's really worth seeking out without the rest of the story.
Just in case any sola anime fans were wondering... the story in the manga is totally (and I mean it) different. Matsuri and some of the other characters don't even have the same personalities as in the anime and not really in the good way. In this book, Matsuri isn't as innocent and naive, she's apparently aware of porn and stuff when she tears apart Yorito's room to look for those kind of magazines and prove that he's a prevert. Thankfully, she didn't. Still, it has great artwork and I can tell that the artist tried hard to tell this story. However, this book could lose the prevertness and keep the characters somewhat close to their anime counterparts.
So, in all, I still recommend that any sola fan should check into this book (if you can find it, its publisher is now out of business) but only use it as something to occupy your waiting until the actual anime comes out in the States.