Haven't You Heard  I'm Sakamoto

Haven't You Heard I'm Sakamoto

Volume I

Comic Book - 2015
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There's a new kid in town--and he's kinda strange...

Model student, beacon of inspiration, gentle spirit of guidance, and friend among friends--you name it, Sakamoto can do it. He's your go-to-guy for any problem. But not everyone takes kindly to his unflappable persona, because, let's face it, no one can truly be his match. Right?

In the face of bullies, braggarts and killer bees, Sakamoto always keeps his cool. You haven't heard of Sakamoto yet? Don't worry, you will.

Publisher: [Los Angeles] :, Seven Seas Entertainment,, [2015]
ISBN: 9781626921962
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations
Alternative Title: I'm Sakamoto. Volume I

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Scythers Jan 08, 2018

The art, as stated in another comment, is a serious style which has more detail, and often simply more appeal to it. It is a comedy as well as an oddity: you can't help but read what kind of things Sakamoto actually can do. He's very smooth, though some of it comes off as a little extra odd if you lack cultural background, as is the case for me in some of the situations, like closing the school gate.

Overall, a nice read, not overly serious or dramatic, and certainly not too exaggerated... right? Everybody can do that, right? Oh... never mind. Sakamoto is in a league all of his own, and I hope to find out what other antics he gets into without breaking the rules.

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Nakkid
Jul 19, 2016

I accidentally read the series out of order, reading #2 first and then just now finishing #1.
With that being said, I think this first book is kind of strange. Sakamoto is cool, but very weird. He gets cooler as the series continues, but just wanted to give a heads up that he's very strange in this book. The artwork also kind of bothers me, at times it's not very appealing to look at and proportions are off. I'm not sure whether or not the characters were intentionally drawn this way though. Some of the morals mentioned aren't all that great either (ex: no need to protect yourself or your money, just your pride). At the same time, since the author is Japanese, there will obviously be different cultural values and stuff.

Despite all my criticism though, the book is entertaining, and Book #2 is a lot better.

forbesrachel Dec 14, 2015

With no introduction, and a style more commonly used for "serious" stories, it is not immediately obvious that Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto is a comedy. Once you recognize its straightfaced humour though, the oddness can be accepted. Sakamoto has near godlike abilities, beauty, and generosity, he is perfect in about every single way. Some rely on him, others try to take him down, but in all instances, he deftly solves problems, and outwits his would-be opponents. So far, the episodic content has good variety, featuring situations with punks, bullies, and a harpy determined to make Sakamoto fall for her. The humour namely relies on the juxtaposition between the detailed art, and the odd and sometimes over-the-top scenarios. Wordplay is also common, and the translators are to be commended for making it accessible to English speakers. Overall this series promises to be odd, smartly funny, and memorable, and now that we've heard about Sakamoto, all that remains to be seen, is where he will go from here.

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