Moyasimon: Tales of Agriculture
Which Heartily Describes Germs and Humans
“Moyasimon: Tales of Agriculture” is a Japanese gag manga series written and illustrated by Ishikawa Masayuki. You would enjoy both the content and the exterior. Namely, that’s entirely amusement.
What makes you surprised most is be the main characters. Japanese manga is unique because it has a lot of genres and countless kinds of characters, as you know.
I am telling you the answer. The main roles of “Moyashimon” are germs. To say exactly, its main character is Sawaki Souemon Tadayasu who attends an agricultural university in Tokyo as an indecisive freshman. It is as plain as day, however, that the cute germs act mainly in the stories when you have read.
Sawaki Souemon Tadayasu has a special ability to see, touch and talk with bacteria and other microorganisms we are usually unable to neither see nor feel.
If this was an American comic, Sawaki communicated with bacteria and got magical power for beating evils. But “Moyashimon” is one of Japanese comics which have rich soil. The tales heartily go on, describing a year of their life in agricultural university. No hardboiled suspense like Batman and no exciting actions like Spiderman.
Precious is an ability to recognize germs, because it lets you dodge many risks like food poisoning. “Moyashimon” expresses microorganisms so cute and humorous, although they must actually be hideous. Readers probably guess “I want to make friend with germs like them.”
Moreover, it includes a lot of knowledge about brewing and germs. So you can learn them with a smile.
Finally, let me mention about the special exterior. For instance, a belt of vol. 1 made of salvaged wastepaper and uses ink from soybeans. Each volume has its special feature. Just like the stories, it also gives readers kind of fun.
about Moyasimon: Tales of Agriculture
・Written by Ishikawa Masayuki
・Published by Kodan-sha
・Serialized from August 2004 to February 2014
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