ANIMUS

ANIMUS

The residents of a quiet Kyoto neighborhood have slowly come to realize that inauspicious, paranormal forces are at play in the most unlikely of places: the local playground.

Two friends, a young girl and boy, resolve to exorcise the evils that inhabit it, including a snaggle-toothed monster.

Beautiful and eerie, ANIMUS weaves an entrancing spell out of childish curiosity, folklore, friendship, and fears that lie deep in the human heart.

Writer/Illustrator Antoine Revoy has a long-held passion for all forms of comics―graphic novels, manga and bandes dessinées―fostered by his childhood living in Paris, France and Tokyo, Japan. Antoine's clients include Der Spiegel and New York Times, and his work has received acclaim by the Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, and Spectrum. Antoine currently teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design. He lives in Providence, RI, with his wife, illustrator Kelly Murphy. www.revoy.net

Title:ANIMUS
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781626721838
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    ANIMUS Reviews

  • David Schaafsma

    Animus is the YA creation of Antoine Revoy, who grew up in Paris and Tokyo, loving comics from east and west. What we know is that Japan has an elaborate system of yokai (monsters, supernatural creatu...

  • Victoria

    I was sent an early copy of this from Macmillan/First Second Books in exchange for an honest review.In the same day that I received this, I immediately dove in! Being a fan of dark tales and Japanese ...

  • Jay G

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer...Thank you to FirstSecond and Raincoast Books for sending me a copy in exchange for my hon...

  • Stephanie Cooke

    Animus was a fantastic manga murder mystery. I loved the characters, the story, and was eager to get through the whole thing in one sitting to find out what happened!I won't spoil the ending but it le...

  • That One Librarian

    When two friends discover there is more to their local playground than meets they eye, they delve into a mystery of lost children and ghostly beings. Toothless, a child seemingly tethered to the playg...

  • Andrea Kneeland

    Everything you could possibly want from a mildly creepy Japanese ghost story. A haunted playground, unsolved murder, and a kid in a kabuki mask. Though the storyline and atmosphere will feel familiar ...

  • J.D. Dehart

    Animus works in a variety of ways. First, it is a complex chaptered work, just as any novel offers depth.There are elements of horror in the book that are effective, and the overall narrative is nicel...

  • Kate

    Deliciously creepy, and darker than I was expecting. The illustrations are straightforward and well-done. The plot flows smoothly and even takes a few turns where you don't expect it to. I had no idea...

  • Rachel

    A haunted playground in Kyoto, Japan seems to hold the key to the mystery of missing schoolchildren. Sayuri and Hisao, themselves children, follow the clues they discover to find their missing classma...

  • Jenn Marshall

    This was so good. I love how creepy the story was. It is about a playground that is not your normal playground. Some kids are trying to solve the mystery of a strange boy and the playground. At the sa...