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Description
Yuki Tachibana, a withdrawn third grader, is convinced that the fourth floor of his school is home to supernatural creatures that few kids (and no adults) can see and he's worried about a recent influx of new, less friendly creatures and about his ability to perceive the true shape of things waning as he gets older. Most of the other kids mock Yuki - they think he's crazy due to his strange pronouncements and peculiar actions - and, aside from the creatures he sees, his only social interactions are with the school's kindly and open-minded caretaker, a new transfer student named Makoto Suzuki who's allocated the desk next to his and an enigmatic boy named IQ who always wears a box over his head.

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
ゴーゴーモンスター
GOGOモンスター
GoGoMonster

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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (49 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.75 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 15th 2014, 9:37am PST

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Year
2000

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Big Comic Spirits (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #1026 increased(+213)
Monthly Pos #2115 increased(+669)
3 Month Pos #3567 increased(+1400)
6 Month Pos #5478 increased(+1188)

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On 18 reading lists
On 118 wish lists
On 95 completed lists
On 2 unfinished lists
On 67 custom lists

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hmmm...   
Rating: N/A
by deathbypenguin
January 15th, 2010, 10:45pm
Well, to start off I must mention that the physical book is gorgeous. (At least Viz's version anyway.) It's hardcover, the edges of the pages are bright red, and the back is scrawling with imaginative and colorful creatures among trees. The Image for the cover on this page is actually on the slip case. The actually cover contains the first page of the story. It shows a kid doodling on his desk with these words written above his head: "Yuki Tachibana. Grade 1, Class 2. Everybody has been getting into mischief lately. Something needs to be done about them!"

I'll say it straight up: This story doesn't completely make sense. Tachibana glimpses a different reality, a parallel reality. To the reader that reality will always look a bit nonsensical. By noticing patterns and excepting the parts that clash with our own perception, we can continue to follow the plot. To feel what Tachibana sees. That was something that stood out to me in this manga. It was like music, there was a great emphasis on parallels, patterns, isolated details, and mood. There were also themes of growing up, and friendship.

The plot itself is surrealistic. An elementary student is isolated for his eccentricity at school. He unabashedly talks about creatures that only he can see. Some of the creatures like humans, and are lead by a powerful figure Tachibana names "Super Star". There are also a hostile group that become violent if disrupted.

It reminded me a bit of Nijigahara Holograph with it's surrealistic atmosphere and because the more times you read it, the more you will get out of it. (Not to deter people who hated Nijigahara Holograph. This is a much easier read.)

I don't think this book is for everyone. If it bothers you when you can't completely make sense of a story, than I would stay away. As for me, I enjoyed it quite a lot since I am a big fan of Matsumoto Taiyo, though Ping Pong still remains my favorite of his works.
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Interesting....   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Larka
August 14th, 2012, 8:42pm
Though very different from what I usually read, I found it very enjoyable. You can't really try and make sense of what exactly is going on and it's best to just go with the flow as you read. Near the end, it gets really really surreal, sort of like Alice and Wonderland. There's a lot of repetition throughout, connecting the story together.

I really like the character, IQ, for some random reason
It's not for everyone, but I definitely recommend at least giving it a try.
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