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The Hardcover of the Dramacon Ultimate Edition by Svetlana Chmakova at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!. Dramacon is an original English-language (OEL) manga written and illustrated by Svetlana Tokyopop later re-released in the series in one volume, Dramacon Ultimate Edition (ISBN ), on October 7, Madman. Dramacon Ultimate Edition» 1 issues. Volume» Published by Tokyopop. Started Collects all three volumes of the Dramacon series. Expand full wiki summary.

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The hardcover complete collection features previously unpublished chibi comics, a new cover, creator interview, early story concepts, and more!

Hardcoverpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Dramacon Ultimate Edition Mangaplease sign up. See 1 question about Dramacon Ultimate Edition Manga…. Lists with This Book. Mar 31, Whatchyareading added it Shelves: The first thing you need to know about this super cute trilogy of a manga series is that each book takes place one year after the previous at the same anime convention.

Christie is the main character as we see things from her perspective. In the first volume we meet Christie as she attends this very popular anime convention for the first time with her boyfriend, who has been to a con or two before.

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Christie and her boyf The first thing you need to know about this super cute trilogy of a manga series is that each book takes place one year after the previous at the same anime convention. Derek draws and Christie writes. Ulyimate Christie and Matt live on different sides of the country and Christie has a boyfriend. Like I stated before, this series is super cute. I especially loved Matt. Seriously, Matt is uber-cute and adorable.

The storyline is an interesting one since we have to be quickly filled in on everything that has happened in the past year, but Dfamacon think Svetlana does a great job in ultimat readers up to speed without just summing it up. I am sad that this ended at three volumes since I would have loved to continue seeing Matt, but I can understand why it did.

Or all the time, in my case. I feel I should warn you about the second volume. This is an original Editoin manga and reads L to R. Reviewed on WhatchYAreading on December 30, Aug 10, S. I had been to a total of one con, a small one, with some friends and had even dabbled in cosplay. So I knew editiom bit what to expect from a book set in an Anime con Far from dramaco, I was amazed and brought immediately back to all my fond memories of that time with friends.

Svetlana Chmakova has captured the good, the bad, and the ugly of so many fans trapped in a small place dedicated to their mutual love for a weekend. More, she captured the spirit and the heart; which I would have considered impossible editiob reading this. And, just as an extra, she gave us great characters and a neat plot to boot. One drqmacon the great things about this series is that not a single character is wasted. Each one, even the minor ones are there for a reason, whether to illustrate a type of person one will see in a con or to provide an integral part of the story.


All of them are interesting and, if you’ve been to a con, most are recognizable to you. The main character, she is a young woman who grows from an 11th grader dramavon a freshman in college through the course of the series. She discovers the wonder, the problems, and sdition pain that can happen during such a highly emotional event. Yet she comes back for more. She has dreams of writing manga and is part of the artist alley crowd – which opens the reader into another part of the con world, one they might not themselves get to experience.

She’s a typical manga heroine, kinda spastic and off the wall but so very lovable and you root for her every time she has a frame. The main guy in the story. He is a rough, sarcastic young man roughly two years older than Christie who feels an instant connection to her. Around her, he is different, better and his sister instantly tries to push them together.

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It is mainly to Christie he shows a different side of him and though they fight like anything, they also work well together. He is an old hand at cons and acts as a sort of guide – though not without leaving a few scars from cutting comments. He is a deep character, with some bad history following him around, but you can’t help but love him. Christie’s second artist on her manga, she is a very good artist who has a driven mother who sees working as an artist as akin to being a Hobo.

However, this is her love and she dreams of doing it for a living, even if it is hard.

She is the newcomer to cons in the second book and falls in love with the heart and energy of the gathering. The final major character that has to be mentioned is this older lady who serves to introduce Christie and the reader to a manga creator doing the circuit of cons who also gives a glimpse into the hardships and the rewards of working with manga.

I don’t want to give too much away here as I’m writing this in the hopes that it helps someone decide to read this series. This is a compilation book holding all three of the volumes that make up the series. Over the course of three novels, Christie meets Matt; experiences her first con and comes back for more; deals with all the hardships and joys of being a dreamy eyed young person; and deals further with pain, loss, cosplay, new friends, love, and growing up.

Surrounding this personal tale which is very goodis a larger one of what one experiences at an Anime con, both the good and the bad. This is, I feel, a must read for anyone about to go to their first con, is thinking about going to one, or someone who has gone to one or more and wants to nostalgically relive it. The writing and drawings in the series are in a word: The dialogue is wonderful, entertaining, often hysterical, and always relevant. Her illustrations are even better.

At times, one hardly needs to read the words at all. They tell the story all by themselves, often times bringing tears of laughter to the reader’s eyes. My favorite part is in one frame where Christie is standing between her boyfriend and Matt as they nearly come to blows.


Something they say sets her off and she incinerates them with her fury. Two towers of ash, surrounded by flame frame her, one with wide comic eyes the boyfriend and the other marked only by shades something that is integral part of his character.

It is hilariously funny and wonderfully executed with her boyfriend even coughing after like his lungs are singed a few frames after.

editlon Another is a scene of Christie storming down the middle of the anime market flames billowing all around her. People all around her are staring at her and the comments make this scene. One small boy points and asks his mother if they can buy those; the mother’s face is priceless.

A group of young people are amazed at her cosplay and wonder where she got it with one cynically quipping she must have got it from Japan while another critics that it needs more color.

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This not only lampoons manga staples but also works them into a real life situation with such ease, it’s all part of the ddition atmosphere. This is a sheer delight to read and shows the creator’s wonderful talent.

First is the language. When it is used, it is completely unnecessary and slightly jarring.

Also there are couple of inserted conversations that come completely out of thin air, happen, and then are never mentioned again. The problem is they are about really charged issues and just ring wrong. Finally, the age tag on this is not right. Most of this book would be good for most ages, but there are a couple of very This is just something one should be aware of.

Apr 28, Sleepymei rated it it was amazing. I picked up this book at the library. The book was huge so I was planning to read it at home only, but it was so good, I packed it in the school bag to read on the bus.

I made my bag heavies but it was SO worth it! I loved it, it had romance, comedy, people in pretty outfits and accessories. One thing that i didnt quite get I rather enjoyed his quick, witty, I picked up this book at the library. I rather enjoyed his quick, witty, sarcastic remarks: D I wonder if I’m the only one Jan 16, Jennifer Green rated it it was amazing. Happy that I borrowed this one for my daughter from the library, as I didn’t realize there was a little bit extra added to the story post convention.

Dec 07, K. Tremaine rated it it was amazing. Cute and very, very resonant to anyone who’s ever been at a convention, Dramacon is a wonderful story by a fabulous author.

Aug 31, Sereneblaze rated it it was amazing Shelves: I find it’s a bit hard for me to review comics. Mainly because the story and art speaks really well for itself.