August 28, 2012

Animanga Corner: Hollow Fields

Animanga Corner is where I talk about whatever anime, manga, or both that I'm interested in these days. Anime (and manga since it's a good way to continue an anime I enjoyed) has become a recent obsession of mine and since it's a large part of my interests today I figured I should share it here :]

Hollow Fields is an awesome manga about a 12-year-old girl, Lucy Snow, heading off to boarding school. Her parents sent her off to normal boarding school, but since they were too busy to drop her off she gets lost and ends up at Hollow Fields instead.

And what's Hollow Fields, you ask? Well, it's basically mad scientist school. There's classes such as Cross-Species  Body-Part Transplantation, Grave Robbing, and Live Taxidermy. But the most terrible thing about Hollow Fields? Detention. Each week the kid with the lowest grades is sent to detention -- and no one ever comes back.

I liked Lucy a lot. She acted like I imagine a normal 12-year-old might given the disturbing situation she's thrust into. She whines, cries, and she's lonely. BUT. She doesn't give up. I mean, sure, she's not allowed to leave school grounds per the contract she signed, but she also doesn't just duck her head and try to get by in school. Instead, she's determined to make friends and figure out what sinister plan is going on behind the scenes.

Ahh, yes, the sinister plan. We wouldn't want to forget about that. Of course, I don't want to give it away, but I'll just say that the teachers are pretty much all mad scientists and they also aren't exactly human...

Why you should read it: Hollow Fields is both cute and creepy. I know that sounds kind of weird, but it's totally true. Plus, there's lots of weird, creepy science and spunky kids. Seriously, I wish I were as cool as those 12-year-olds!


  1. I checked my library and they don't have that manga at all :( Hopefully I'll find it somewhere some day and give it a try.

    1. Sadness :[ The Omibus is available at B&N for, like $15, I think :]


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