No2 son is now obsessed with Japan and wants to go to a Uni with a Japanese exchange programme.....He's still 11
As a bit of balance I've just given him a book (true story) about a guy who ended up as a Japanese prisoner during the war. It's written in a very matter of fact way and not sensationalised but it was very cruel and brutal treatment - in the end the author meets up with one of his captors and forgives him so I think it will be a good read for him.
Thanks again April - they are both quite advanced readers so I am sure it wont be too much of an issue - youngest is reading The curious incident of the Dog in the night time at the moment and my almost 13 year old is reading a lot of "adult" books - carefully vetted of course!
Thanks Little eNoona - i'd appreciate that. My youngest did his school project on Anime and Manga but I think it is just him in his class though some of his friends are happy enough tt play the computer games with him. They are lucky that they both like it. Eldest loves doing the drawings more than his brother and the both love the episodes/movies.
It's probably my fault for introducing Studio Ghibli as an alternative to Disney when they were little
I'm not a fan of Superhero stuff, which is difficult when you have a friend obsessed with them, who is constantly shoving comic books on your lap for you to read.
V for Vendetta may be a little 'grown up', the film adaptation is a 15, but it's really worth reading/watching, even if it's saved for when they are a little older. It's fantastic though, probably the best graphic novel out there imo.
I'm glad to have helped, and I hope you find something they love!
Yes, My 11 year old has a bit of a cute kitten obsession that he keeps hidden from his friends
They've had a few graphic versions of books that they have already read but they definitely don't like comics with Superhero stuff and that ilk. Though they were both Beano and Dandy addicts when they were very little
I'm not sure, I think there is plenty for boys, but I do agree a lot is aimed at girls. Maybe because it's an easy thing to be made 'cute'? With that type of drawing - the whole big eyes and cute animals kind of thing. I don't really know!
Just a thought, your boys might be interested in graphic novels as well as manga? Like V For Vendetta?
Thank you April, that's very kind - they are not that far yet - we have the Death Note Black books so that is the ones that are 2 books in 1 I think - he already has the first 2 ( so technically the first 4 ?) and I've ordered the next 2 so that would take him up to 8 I think.
I'll have a look at Buso Renkin too - thanks again.
If he hasn't finished them all already, he should definitely stick with Death Note - I love it. I'm an 18yo girl but read them when I was a bit younger, I've been re-reading them now I've finished my A Level and it's just as good as I remember! The ending is fantastic but I won't spoil it There's also films of them (as well as the anime) if he'd like more of it.
Buso Renkin isn't bad although I've only read a bit of it, so that's something you could look into if you're struggling with ideas.
Thanks Exogenesis. I'll have a look for that one. Some I have seen definitely seem to be aimed at older ages and girls rather than boys, but between the books, Magazines, Video games and DVDs my house is bursting with the stuff