Junko Mizuno : Little Fluffy Gigolo PELU Vol. 1

Une petite annonce concernant le nouveau manga de Junko Mizuno, Little Fluffy Gigolo PELU Vol. 1.

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[Sur le site de Last Gasp, vous pouvez d’ores et déjà vous procurer].

Pelu est un extraterrestre mignon qui débarque sur Terre afin de trouver le bonheur, et une femme. Préparez-vous à voyager, de la surface de sa drôle de planète, à un Japon moderne et décalé,  où se croisent des chanteurs de enka, des jeunes filles impertinentes, des bads boys défoncés par de la peinture, des sushis préparés des chefs aux indicibles secrets et des étudianst d’un mystérieux lycée.

Quelques impressions : …Fluffy Gigolo Pelu suggests that her work is only veering into more vividly mischievous territory. It offers a look at an exercise that is comparable to taking the broken crumbs from the bottom of a bag of candy and trying to melt them into a lollipop – bright and supposedly sweet, but deformed and foul smelling where it’s burned. Pelu’s stories of alienation, unconventional pregnancy and huffing are overtly cracked, but the view that it presents of less incendiary subjects like office work dreariness and career dissatisfaction similarly fit into its scheme of candy colored unhappiness.

…noting the diversity of Earth’s population, Pelu leaps into a magic mirror hoping to find someone like himself. His mad anti-trip-to-Oz whirlwind is captured in a montage of dreary meetings, lottery wins, and over eating – framed by a psychedelic expectoration of bubbles. Little Fluffy Gigolo Pelu features enough dire absurdity that it’ll force you to laugh. – Scott Green, Ain’t It Cool News

Whether her stories titillate you or not, it’s hard to deny their unique place in the world of manga. Sans narrative, they’re vintage candy wrappers that you hold on to because you know you’re going to want to just look at them again sometime down the road. In that respect, maybe Little Fluffy Gigolo Pelu is the lovelorn-tragedy-laced Laffy Taffy of the bunch. …is there enough love on our cruel planet to include a vomit-green, bow-tie-wearing cotton ball like Pelu? Maybe the answer lies in volume two, but I’m digging the journey so far. – Joseph Luster, Otaku USA

The book is filled with bizarre, disturbing, but utterly engaging adventures, like the chapter where Pelu’s friend the Space Hippo arrives on Earth, eats too many unfamiliar foods, and ends up vomiting an acid-like substance all over the town’s local poodle ranch. – John Jakala, Robot 6

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