One-shot or Yomikiri: essentially a comic or short story presented in its entirety in one chapter or volume (15-60 pages, stand alone story). You will come across them in magazines and contests. Many famous artists/manga-ka have started out doing these before moving onto Rensai (serial comic) and ultimately a full blown series. Notably, Berserk started out as a one-shot…
So, at risk of this thread being buried alive without a post… Let me know of your experience with one-shots.
My recent read:
Author: Morita Masanori
Artist: Obata Takeshi (Hikaru no Go, Deathnote)
an assassin, his friend and his girlfriend…starts out with the main character doing some recon on a kill all set to make the big time but then finds that his girlfriend is pregnant therefore turning his world on end, needless to say with this set up tragedy ensues. Obata’s artwork is godly to me sometimes and this is one of those cases. It also amazes me how Morita and Obata can cram all this drama into one little short. It makes me feel that sometimes you might find more charm in something short and sweet rather than a full length series.
Care to share your fav one-shot with a brief synopsis?