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Tokyo Babylon. Vol. 1
CLAMP (Mangaka group)
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Publication Information:
Los Angeles, CA : Tokyopop, [2004]

Physical Description:
140 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
General Note:
First published: Tokyo, Japan : Shinshokan, 1991.

"This book is printed 'manga-style', in the authentic Japanese right-to-left format"--Colophon.
Reading Level:
T teen age 13+.
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Tokyo is the cultural and economic hub of the Eastern world. Its man-made tower stretches toward the heavens - a symbol of its people's ambition and spirit. My name is Sumeragi Subaru, and I give peace to the dead. No matter where my work leads me, I suspect I'll never leave Tokyo in spirit. But then again, it seems so few people do these days.

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Library Journal Review

In the second and final omnibus volume of CLAMP's earliest work, teen medium Subaru Sumeragi saves a girl from a cult, witnesses the final days of an old man no longer wanted by his family, and befriends a young boy suffering from kidney failure. Meanwhile, Subaru is falling in love with his older friend Seishiro Sakurazuka. When Subaru was nine years old and training to become the 13th leader of the Sumeragi onmyoji clan, Seishiro made a bet with him, then erased Subaru's memory of their meeting. What Subaru can't remember is that Seishiro is an assassin of the Sakurazukamori clan, who is close to winning their mysterious bet, with Subaru's life hanging in the balance. Gentle Subaru experiences the ultimate betrayal, and his twin sister, Hokuto, makes an unthinkable sacrifice that will shatter Subaru's heart forever. Verdict The artwork and translation continue to be stellar in the series' conclusion. The second volume turns the drama up a notch to keep the reader turning pages. Recommended to fans of CLAMP and ghost stories who have read book one.-Heather Williams, Whatcom Community Coll., Bellingham, WA (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.