- Publisher: Vertical Inc.
- Format: Paperback | 176 pages
- Dimensions: 114mm x 170mm x 14mm | 118g
- Publication date: 20 December 2012
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 1935654578
- ISBN 13: 9781935654575
- Illustrations note: chiefly Illustrations
- Sales rank: 152,054
In the second volume of The Limit, Mizuki has found herself in a position where her not only her social life is at risk, but her survival rests in the hands of the young women she was so desperately attempting to avoid. In the wild the strong survive, and while Alisa may not be smart or cute, she is physically strong. So she immediately takes command by gathering anything that may be used as a weapon to threaten the lives of anyone who may attempt to usurp her new found authority. Mizuki will have to win over the trust of three people who truly despise her. Whether that means doing all the most dangerous tasks to survive or she must endour bullying, right now she understands that unity will be their only way home. Keeping that unity may be improbable, though.
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In of spite her age Keiko Suenobu is a veteran and decorated comic artist. Accepted around the globe for her thrilling and often tragic tales of modern day high school girl troubles, Suenobu is considered to be one of the most challenging comic artists in the business. Born in 1979 in the southern Japan town of North Kyushu, this shojo (girls) comicker is a graduate of the prestigious University of Tsukuba (a university known for it's ties to the sciences and economics). Suenobu graduated with a degree in Arts with a focus on Mass Media. In 2006, Suenobu won the Kodansha Manga Award for Best Shojo for her work on the series LIFE.
"I can't remember the last time I was "this" freaked out by a manga... Remember the hubbub over the 2002 non-fiction book, "Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughters Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence "by Rosalind Wiseman? Parents had quite the shocking wake-up call about what their little girls could really be like among their so-called friends. "Limit" strips away all that made-up glamour and privilege, and throws the girls into a brutal 21st-century "Lord of the Flies"-survival-of-the-most-desperate-setting. Thus the nightmare begins... I'm still shaking (and with that cliffhanger-ending, can hardly wait to see what happens next)." - The Smithsonian Institute's "Book Dragon" "Suenobo manages to write a scary thriller that's sophisticated and suspenseful enough to sustain an adult's interest; the story's occasional Grand Guignol touches add a welcome dash of camp, preventing the story from sinking under the weight of its Very Important Message. I can't imagine what will happen in volume two, but I'm looking forward to reading it... with the lights on. Recommended." - "Manga Critic" "I realize that even acknowledging the fact that Keiko Suenobu's "Limit "isn't your average shoujo story can alter expectations, but that needs to be said right up front. While many conventions are adhered to, going into this manga blind is best, so if you can go ahead and accept that "Limit "comes highly recommended, do yourself a favor and pick up the first volume with a clean slate. Don't even read the synopsis on the back and your experience might just end up mirroring my own." - "Otaku USA"