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Orphaned in a war she can't remember, Kaguya is happy with her adopted family. But chaos returns when a mysterious boy tells her of her past as a princess from another world. With her guardian, Kaguya sets out on a journey from world to world to claim her birthright. Courted by some, hunted by others, her destiny is feared by all, for it is her fate to decide which worldsOrphaned in a war she can't remember, Kaguya is happy with her adopted family. But chaos returns when a mysterious boy tells her of her past as a princess from another world. With her guardian, Kaguya sets out on a journey from world to world to claim her birthright. Courted by some, hunted by others, her destiny is feared by all, for it is her fate to decide which worlds will rule and which shall die....

Title : Planet Ladder, Volume 1
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ISBN : 9781931514620
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Number of Pages : 208 Pages
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Planet Ladder, Volume 1 Reviews

  • Jerry
    2019-02-12 12:06

    The Good: This manga had an exciting story and great artwork. While some parts of it were confusing, I'm sure it'll make more sense as the series continues. The clean content--no profanity, graphic violence, or sexual content--was a big bonus.The Bad: Nothing, really; I just save the highest rating for truly amazing works.Conclusion: This is my first manga in a long time...but, I enjoyed it! I'm glad I have all seven volumes on hand. Let's hope the series continues down the same road on which this premiere volume started.

  • Lesley
    2019-01-22 18:10

    Finally, the last of the manga my friend found for me at Goodwill! And this time the series was complete with all 8 volumes! So I was able to finish the whole thing in one reading without having to hunt down more volumes, yay!This was pretty neat. The story was kind of incomprehensible, but it was still interesting and cool, and I really liked the characters and the big players. I completely fell in love with the Mad Prince Seeu, and when you love characters, you know the author did something right. So do I completely understand what happened? Noooooo. Do I get the magic system or all of the temporal anomalies? Noooooo way. Do I even remotely remember who was from which world, who was allied with whom, and any of the other twisty politics that went on? Hell no. But it doesn't really matter, since I liked the characters so much, especially poor broken Seeu. Heh, heh, I always like the broken ones. And the cranky ones. And he was both, so it's a win-win!I like this enough to keep the series instead of selling it to buy new manga. I plan to read it again - maybe even tonight. Partly because now that I've gotten through it once I might understand more of what's going on the second time through, and partly because I want to see the relationships and politics progress again from the beginning now that I know how it ended. I also want more of the Mad Prince :DI guess that was a long way to say that this series was confusing but neat, and that I enjoyed it muchly ^_^

  • Miriam
    2019-01-31 16:14

    The central point of view with Kaguya was decent, but all the surrounding characters and story were incomprehensible.The prose was larded with embarrassingly emo-teen-poetry type phrases, such as "I am by your side. Even if you destroy the world I'll be by your side" (How does that even work? I mean, if the world is destroyed, where are you two standing side by side?) and characters spoke in unnatural ways. Who responds to a complaint that she's hogging the phone with, "I'm sorry. I don't do anything right. Even if I make up my mind, it takes me 30 minutes to get the guts to go through with anything. But I'm really gonna work on being brave!"(I'm not familiar with this translator, Blumberg, so I'm willing to buy that she did a poor job, but I doubt the writing can have been great to begin with.) I'm not currently planning to read on. I assume Kaguya and doll boy will escape the evil science fiction peasants and survive the mysterious castle, since otherwise the series wouldn't go on.

  • Natalie
    2019-02-14 13:07

    Planet Ladder is one of the first manga series I read and I have to say that when I first read it, I was impressed about how interesting this series was. It was short, simple, and good. The idea of a girl carrying a burden of choosing which world will survive was new, fresh and interesting story for me to read about. This manga being one of the series that introduced me to manga, I'd say that this was pretty good. It isn’t fantastic or great but it’s a decently entertaining manga.There's not much to talk about this series except that it was generic. The main character was likable, and so were a few characters as well. But I’ll get to that in a bit. First, let me talk a little bit about the story.The plot was pretty interesting because to me, at the time, it was something new and a story that I haven't seen before. The main character, Kaguya Haruyama, is taken into this parallel world and soon discovers that she is the "Girl of Ananai", the one “destined to save only one of the nine parallel worlds from collision”. As far as I remember there were nine worlds.Ancient, the first civilized world that was “mysteriously” destroyed (yeah, don’t know how that happened since we come back to it later)Asu, Seeu's broken worldEden, present-day EarthTelene, a small world (allies with Geo)Fifth World, a politically neutral worldGeus, a peaceful world (under Geo’s control)Geo, the most powerful of the worlds (or so the manga claims)Asuraitsu, Geo's “rival”Ninth World, deceased (destroyed before the beginning of the manga)Kaguya travels with Seeu’s robot. Meets a few characters and tries to figure out her destiny along the journey. So not too bad right?Well . . .If I did have one complaint, it would be that the ending seemed a little rushed and confusing. If I remember correctly, it goes something like this: (view spoiler)[The villain Kura sends Shiina to kidnap our heroine, Kaguya so he can save his world. Naturally, Kaguya refuses to help him. Kura gets mad (of course) and he claims that he and Kagami made up the legend of the "Girl of Ananai" and says it’s a myth. Seeu fights Shiina to get Kaguya back and we find out that she’s in love with him. (Ok, this is weird because I don’t remember anything in the manga that allows those two characters to grow close and fall in love. But that rant will come later.) Seeu’s Kagami robot (Gold is his name apparently) takes everyone to Ancient. (which should be impossible because that world was ‘mysteriously’ destroyed) Somehow Idou, Seeu, Kura, and Shiina are convinced (or persuaded if you can call it that) to combine their magical weapons with Gold to fix the rift in the universe, the cause of the eventual collision between the worlds. (hide spoiler)] I obviously don’t remember the manga but if that was all it took so ‘save the worlds’ then why didn’t they do this in the first place?Another thing that bothered me was Kaguya's past with her brother and why she was chosen. There probably is an explanation but I just don't remember. Don’t forget the relationships with the characters. Kaguya spends some time with Seeu and learns of his tragic past and then takes care of him. But my problem is that these two don’t take time to develop a relationship. I understand that they do spend time together but when Kaguya and Seeu are identified as a couple I’m scratching my head thinking ‘where the heck did THAT come from?’The characters in this manga are not that interesting or complex. Kaguya is nice, stands up for herself and others, and is your generic heroine in shojo manga that often deal with travelling of different worlds. Seeu is quiet and doesn’t do much. Kagami is a robot and doesn’t say much either. Kuru is your typical villain. He says mean things but really, he’s just an ass trying to save his planet. Idou is barely there, or at least I don’t remember him much. Shiima is pretty awesome. She’s tough, independent, and a great fighter. Waseda was okay except for the fact that the only thing memorable about this guy was that he was a student in the body of a giant rooster.Yeah . . . I didn’t get that at all.It's not the best series I ever read and not everyone will like it but I can at least say that it wasn't predictable and I did enjoy it. If you want, feel free to give it a try and see what you think.

  • Holly Letson
    2019-02-15 17:10

    This series confuses me so much, and yet, I sped through 2 volumes and slugged through a third. But, honestly, I feel like that's all I'll be reading of this series. I only own V1-V3 and feel no real need to search for scanslations to continue reading it. It just has too much going on at once, and goes into too much detail about each thing that's going on.I do like the characters, especially Kaguya and Bambi. I just feel not real connection to the storyline.

  • Starbubbles
    2019-02-01 11:51

    this series has just beautiful artwork. the storyline gets increasingly interesting as the story progresses too. narushima weaves together multiple dimensions and worlds colliding brilliantly with humanistic tendancies towards others and self-preservation. i highly recommend it for anyone who likes sci-fi with a fantasy twist.

  • Rebecca
    2019-01-22 20:10

    Planet Ladder is my favorite manga of all time. I actually took the time to hunt down all seven volumes, which was no easy task considering it's apparently out of print.Fantastic story that blends sci-fi and fantasy, excellent characters that receive wonderful development through the course of the series, and beautifully done art.I can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Vicky
    2019-01-31 19:13

    Planet Ladder is a quirky manga series, it has some really interesting concepts, some great characters, and a good mix of humor and seriousness.The ending, however, failed for me. It got... weird, for lack of a better word.

  • Chanél
    2019-01-22 18:53

    My first and favorite manga. Beautiful artwork and great story, though it does get complex nearing the end of the series. I bought the first few books in America in 2004 and finished collecting them at about 2006.

  • Claire
    2019-01-20 16:07

    It's a good book, though the ending to the seris is ... weird...

  • Jenn
    2019-02-01 19:15

    Planet Ladder (Volume 1) by Narushima Yuri (2002)

  • Oyceter
    2019-02-16 11:54

  • Lauren
    2019-01-31 19:08

    One of my favorite manga series.

  • Ging
    2019-02-15 11:56

    Read: Volumes 1-2 of 7

  • Lord
    2019-01-22 18:11

    It's difficult to judge this series from the first volume. The story is dreamy, flows quickly and isn't particularly memorable. Just like the art. I will see what next volumes have to offer..

  • Grace Leigh
    2019-02-16 12:52

    I found this manga series to be captivating and very thought-provoking too. It's really like no other manga I've read and I highly recommend it. <3