IT’S BETTER IF YOU READ THIS: Yotsuba&! (Yotsubato)

You really have got to read this. If you like comics, you have got to read this. If you like reading, you have got to read this. If you like ANYTHING, you have got to read this.

Yotsuba&! is a comic by Kiyohiko Azuma. It follows the everyday adventures of Yotsuba, a little green-haired girl who finds wonder and joy in pretty much everything, her single dad and his enormous friend, and their friendly/occasionally crazy-in-a-good-way next door neighbors. And it’s the best.

The story picks up with Yotsuba and her dad moving into a new house in a new neighborhood. They meet their neighbors, explore their new neighborhood, learn how to catch cicadas. It’s everyday life in Japan at its most mundane, and its best.

Mundane, everyday life has never been more fun. Azuma can find adventure in anything, from cooking breakfast…

to shopping for a new mobile phone…

And Yotsuba herself is just charming. Charming, charming, charming. So charming. I’m not quite sure how else to describe her, or the book for that matter. Charming seems to be the go to word people use when talking about this book. And that’s because it simply is…charming.

You really have to read it and experience just how incredible this book really is. So go do that! Volumes are about $10 each on Amazon. Volume 12 is the latest volume to be released.

While you’re waiting for your books to arrive, hows about a game of Hide And Seek?

Thanks to Tumblr for all the great images, click ’em if you like ’em.

And go buy Yotsuba&! now!