Comic Artist: Aimee Major Steinberger
Age Group: Teens
# of Pages: 183
# of Volumes: 1
My Rating: 5/5
Based on a true story, Aimee Steinberger is a six feet professional animator and cosplayer who dreams of going to Japan. In 2002, she discovers a gorgeous ball-jointed doll by a Japanese company called Volks. This became her new obsession. Later on, she gets a writing position in an English magazine based on ball-jointed dolls.
One day, Aimee is desperate to visit the Volks company in Japan. Deciding to call them for an interview, she was more than thrilled that they knew of her and wishes for her to have dinner with the president of the company! Immediately, she pleads her friends to come with her in Japan. Along with two other friends, Aimee takes the best trip of her life!
Definitely a must-have for all anime/manga fans and Japanese addicts in hope of going to Japan in the future. When I first saw the cover online, I thought it was some story that I wouldn't be interested in. Wrong! Aimee drew about her adventure throughout the beautiful and advanced oriental country with an adorable artwork and loving humour. You get to learn the cultural differences of Japan and North America from what they wear on a regular basis to amazing tourist attractions. This book makes me want to spend all of my university savings and just buy a plane ticket right now! I am planning to use it as future reference if I go to Japan!
Review copy provided by Go! Comi.