History Manga / NotSimple

7th Jan '16 10:35:21 AM aye_amber
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''Not Simple'' is the tale of a young man named Ian who has spent the majority of his life in search of his older sister, whom he hasn't seen since childhood. His journey takes him from his birthplace of Melbourne, Australia, to faraway England, to several cross-country trips on foot across the United States. Each new and often painful twist on which these travels take him are chronicled by Jim, a freelance journalist and Ian's only friend.

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''Not Simple'' is the tale of a young man named Ian Ian, who has spent the majority of his life in search of his older sister, whom he hasn't seen since childhood. His journey takes him from his birthplace of Melbourne, Australia, to faraway England, to several cross-country trips on foot across the United States. Each new and often painful twist on which these travels take him are chronicled by Jim, a freelance journalist and Ian's only friend.
11th Oct '15 8:42:05 PM Willbyr
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It [[JustifiedTitle lives up to its title]], telling the story of Ian in a unique and complex fashion by jumping back and forth across various times in his life as Jim writes the young man's strange and tragic tale. The manga is written and illustrated by Natsume Ono (''HouseOfFiveLeaves'', ''Manga/RistoranteParadiso''). As with Ono's other works, ''Not Simple'' is notable not only for its quirky art style, giving the series a more western look when compared to most modern manga, but also for its mature and hard-hitting story. The manga was originally published in 2006 by Shogakukan, and was licensed for an English release in 2010 by Creator/VizMedia.

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It [[JustifiedTitle lives up to its title]], telling the story of Ian in a unique and complex fashion by jumping back and forth across various times in his life as Jim writes the young man's strange and tragic tale. The manga is written and illustrated by Natsume Ono (''HouseOfFiveLeaves'', (''Manga/HouseOfFiveLeaves'', ''Manga/RistoranteParadiso''). As with Ono's other works, ''Not Simple'' is notable not only for its quirky art style, giving the series a more western look when compared to most modern manga, but also for its mature and hard-hitting story. The manga was originally published in 2006 by Shogakukan, and was licensed for an English release in 2010 by Creator/VizMedia.
16th Aug '15 8:25:35 AM QueenMarine
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* YouRemindMeOfX: A tragic example; it's implied that Ian's resemblance to his father is part of the reason his mother hates him.

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* YouRemindMeOfX: A tragic example; it's implied that Ian's resemblance to his father is part of the reason his mother hates him.him. It is implied his father also dislikes the resemblance, though that might be because [[spoiler: it made it impossible to pass him off as Kylie's child]]
14th Aug '15 5:29:02 PM QueenMarine
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* YouRemindMeOfX: A tragic example; it's implied that Ian's resemblance to his father is part of the reason his mother and possibly his father hate him.

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* YouRemindMeOfX: A tragic example; it's implied that Ian's resemblance to his father is part of the reason his mother and possibly his father hate hates him.
14th Aug '15 5:26:32 PM QueenMarine
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* KarmaHoudini: Ian's father, who despite more or less being the catalyst for much of the conflict and not caring or even acknowledging his role in, suffers no consequences.


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* YouRemindMeOfX: A tragic example; it's implied that Ian's resemblance to his father is part of the reason his mother and possibly his father hate him.
14th Aug '15 5:18:12 PM QueenMarine
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* AmbiguousDisorder: It's not explained but multiple characters seem to notice Ian is mentally off. this can be seen in his single-minded obsession with seeing Kylie again, even after he becomes an adult, his moments of absent-mindedness and the fact he had no qualms about [[spoiler: being molested]]
23rd Jul '15 2:00:47 PM Willbyr
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It [[JustifiedTitle lives up to its title]], telling the story of Ian in a unique and complex fashion by jumping back and forth across various times in his life as Jim writes the young man's strange and tragic tale. The manga is written and illustrated by Natsume Ono (''HouseOfFiveLeaves'', ''RistoranteParadiso''). As with Ono's other works, ''Not Simple'' is notable not only for its quirky art style, giving the series a more western look when compared to most modern manga, but also for its mature and hard-hitting story. The manga was originally published in 2006 by Shogakukan, and was licensed for an English release in 2010 by Creator/VizMedia.

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It [[JustifiedTitle lives up to its title]], telling the story of Ian in a unique and complex fashion by jumping back and forth across various times in his life as Jim writes the young man's strange and tragic tale. The manga is written and illustrated by Natsume Ono (''HouseOfFiveLeaves'', ''RistoranteParadiso'').''Manga/RistoranteParadiso''). As with Ono's other works, ''Not Simple'' is notable not only for its quirky art style, giving the series a more western look when compared to most modern manga, but also for its mature and hard-hitting story. The manga was originally published in 2006 by Shogakukan, and was licensed for an English release in 2010 by Creator/VizMedia.Creator/VizMedia.
24th Mar '15 9:44:13 AM lalaTKG
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* DownerEnding: Downer beginning?

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* DownerEnding: Downer beginning?DownerBeginning
18th Nov '13 1:45:19 PM QueenMarine
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** To be exact,[[spoiler: he is the product of incest between his father and sister, and that causes his "parents" to divorce, he then lives with an alcoholic grandmother who sells him into prostitution at age 13, which causes him to get H.I.V. His only goal in life is to find his mother/sister, but before he can, she dies from pneumonia in prison, which she gets because she contracted H.I.V from the same man who gave it to Ian. If that wasn't bad enough, neither of his parents even want to look at him ever again, and it's implied his mother/grandmother blames him for everything that has happened to her. Then, when Ian finally finds something worthwhile in his life, he is killed, possibly by his own father's command.]]
18th Nov '13 1:45:18 PM QueenMarine
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** To be exact,[[spoiler: he is the product of incest between his father and sister, and that causes his "parents" to divorce, he then lives with an alcoholic grandmother who sells him into prostitution at age 13, which causes him to get H.I.V. His only goal in life is to find his mother/sister, but before he can, she dies from pneumonia in prison, which she gets because she contracted H.I.V from the same man who gave it to Ian. If that wasn't bad enough, neither of his parents even want to look at him ever again, and it's implied his mother/grandmother blames him for everything that has happened to her. Then, when Ian finally finds something worthwhile in his life, he is killed, possibly by his own father's command.]]
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