30th Apr 2010
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30th Apr 2010
Ah, another GloBL manga from Tina Anderson! This time she’s teamed up with Amelie Belcher. Now, we should all know by now that Anderson delivers the goods. However, before I got my hands on Loud Snow, I wasn’t familiar with Belcher. After poring through Belcher’s deviantART, I was sold. What a talent!
Anyway, enough of my gushing. Loud Snow is about an ice-age family living on the coast of North America. In this happy family is Anituk, who is not happy. Anituk shows that teenagers are sulky and grumpy no matter the era. He’s cute and harmless, though.
One day, a stranger from the south pulls into camp. This stranger, Abalu, takes a keen interest in Anituk. Anituk, completely taken off guard, rebuffs Abalu’s friendship. Of course, Abalu won’t give up the pursuit our surly teenager.
As the tale continues, Abalu teaches Anituk some important lessons. With these lessons, Anituk lowers his guard and the two become closer. And, as they become closer, Anituk finds himself attracted to Abalu…
There’s more to this story, but I don’t want to spoil it. Also, it doesn’t end exactly how one would expect. Having said that, Loud Snow is entertaining and touching. I dare call it sweet. ‘Sweet’ is not usually an adjective I would employ to describe an Anderson manga, but it fits this time.
Overall, Loud Snow isn’t one of Anderson’s most complex stories nor is it gritty. It’s a delightful story with lovely illustration, though. If you’re a fan of GloBL, I think you’ll find this manga to be worthy of your shelf.