Tactics

 TACT   (ADV Manga, 2004-2005, 2008–Present)

™ and © 2002 Sakura Kinoshita / Kazuko Higashiyama
Title relaunched by TokyoPop in 2008

Kantaro Ichinomiya is a boy research-genius specializing in folk mythology with a soft-spot for the monsters that would terrify most. A self-appointed advocate (and mercenary by day) of demons and goblins—the Japanese word for these two is interchangeable—Kantaro’s goal is to someday make humans understand and live in peace with the otherly denizens of their world, and stop the abuses against the monster kind. Helping him achieve this dream is the demon-eating goblin Haruka and Kantaro’s loyal goblin maid-servant Yoko.

Artist Sakura Kinoshita (The Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok) is at her best when rendering dramatically shaded close-ups of her characters’ hair, and readers unfamiliar with the minimalist style of manga will find this title wanting. Writer Kazuko Higashiyama provides interesting twists on old setups, though for best effect, the nuances of this series are best appreciated by someone with background in the genre.

— Shiaw-Ling Lai

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#1

  10/1/2004
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Published by ADV Manga; Graphic novel; Reads right to left; B&WSakura KinoshitaKazuko Higashiyama

#1 (2nd printing)

  4/1/2007
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Published by TokyoPop; Graphic novel; Reads right to left; B&WSakura KinoshitaKazuko Higashiyama

#2

  5/1/2005
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Published by ADV Manga; Graphic novel; Reads right to left; B&WSakura KinoshitaKazuko Higashiyama

#2 (2nd printing)

  8/1/2007
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Published by TokyoPop; Graphic novel; Reads right to left; B&WSakura KinoshitaKazuko Higashiyama

#3

  12/1/2007
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Published by TokyoPopSakura KinoshitaKazuko Higashiyama

#3 (2nd printing)

 
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Published by TokyoPop; Graphic novel; Reads right to left; B&W; ca. 2008Sakura KinoshitaKazuko Higashiyama

#4

  3/1/2008
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Published by TokyoPopSakura KinoshitaKazuko Higashiyama

#4 (2nd printing)

 
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Published by TokyoPop; Graphic novel; Reads right to left; B&W; ca. 2008Sakura KinoshitaKazuko Higashiyama

#5

  6/1/2008
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Published by TokyoPopSakura KinoshitaKazuko Higashiyama

#5 (2nd printing)

 
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Published by TokyoPop; Graphic novel; Reads right to left; B&W; ca. 2008Sakura KinoshitaKazuko Higashiyama

#6

  9/1/2008
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Published by TokyoPopSakura KinoshitaKazuko Higashiyama

#6 (2nd printing)

 
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Published by TokyoPop; Graphic novel; Reads right to left; B&W; ca. 2008Sakura KinoshitaKazuko Higashiyama

#7

  12/1/2008
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Published by TokyoPopSakura KinoshitaKazuko Higashiyama

#7 (2nd printing)

 
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Published by TokyoPop; Graphic novel; Reads right to left; B&W; ca. 2008Sakura KinoshitaKazuko Higashiyama

#8

  1/1/2010
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Published by TokyoPop; Graphic novel; Reads right to left; B&WSakura KinoshitaKazuko Higashiyama

#8 (2nd printing)

 
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 Kazuko HigashiyamaSakura Kinoshita