Gudetama: Love for the Lazy

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 31 Dec 2019

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I really have to admit, I just don't get Gudetama. And I get Gudetama: Love for the Lazy by Wook-Jin Clark even less. Up to this graphic novel, my only knowledge and understanding of this egg-creature of sorts came from the stickers it has available on FaceBook. Which, I'll give it this, those stickers are actually very cool and, interpretively, offer a wide range of emotions to portray when talking with friends.

In general, though, I found this story mostly just odd.

At this point, I don't know if it's a situation where I can say that the story was bad or if it's just something where I have to recognize that it's not my cup of tea. I feel like, mostly, I just didn't understand the purpose of Gudetama's existence. Other than, perhaps, to exist as the consciousness of the author, Gudetama was just really...strange.

I found that I just couldn't get past the awkward feeling having Gudetama offer up advice and narrate the events going on throughout the stories. And in that sense, Gudetama actually kind of ruined all of this for me? What I'm left at the end of the book with is more feeling uncertain how to take the character and barely even recalling all the events that the various characters in search of love went through.

I don't know what to think.

This book was hard to rate. I didn't really get the point and, overall, everything just felt awkward. Maybe it's well enough for me to chock it all up to the fact that I'm a bad audience for this kind of storytelling. As for the artwork, it wasn't exactly bad. But it definitely added to the awkward atmosphere I got from most of the book. Thus, even the art wasn't enough to really make any of this better for me.

I just...didn't like it.

I was provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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Gudetama, the world's most famous lazy egg, serves up relationship advice in this compilation of comic vignettes. Love for the Lazy was funnier than I expected it to be. Depictions of Gudetama are generally light on words, so it was a comic revelation to learn that this egg could be so verbally sassy and invested in the romantic happiness of others.
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'Gudetama: Love for the Lazy' by Wook-Jin Clark is a series of comics about a grouchy egg (from Sanrio) who gives love advice.  It was a weird enough concept that I had to try it.

Gudetama and his acrobatic friend Nisetama are introduced in the first few pages, and meet their first lovelorn person in Carmelo, who drives people off with his overly loud speaking style.  They find a novel solution which is how the rest of the book goes, sort of useless, but definitely hilarious.  Can a grumpy egg give good advice?  Perhaps if you're desperate enough.

The comics are pretty funny.  The art is pretty cute as well.  It's full of color and overdramatic expressions.  I had a lot of fun reading this one.
 
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Oni Press and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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Considering it's a graphic novel about a lazy egg, it actually has some decent relationship advice. It's pretty short and an easy read, so maybe use it as a jumping-off point to talk to teens about relationships, especially for those who are already into gudetama.
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I had never heard of Gudetama before, but I knew I needed to read about an egg who gives relationship advice. This was such a cute, illustrated story, which I really enjoyed. There were many parts that made me laugh and smile. I am so happy I was able to read it and now I am obsessed with this little guy!
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Gudetama gives love advice to several characters throughout this book. Some dating tips are hilarious, but not all of them are funny. Gudetama stays true to their character, he is a lazy egg. Some ideas are ridiculous, but I did find myself entertained. 

The art style is eye catching, and it was well suited for the book. I would have wished for more content. I would have preferred Gudetama experiencing different situations rather than give advice. Or at least some variety could have helped. This would be a book I would recommend checking out from the library rather than purchasing it. It is a quick read, but I'll just stick to Gudetama merchandise, rather than this book.
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Entertaining, joyful. A comic book full of love and laughs with the adventures of the lovely and very lazy Gudetama as a love counselor. Watch out, Doctora Corazón! Gudetama is here!
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Gudetama is a character that was created by Sanrio, the company who created Hello Kitty. Gudetama is an egg yolk, who is extremely lazy. He doesn’t want to get up and he often doesn’t even want to speak. He would like to just go to sleep.

In this story, Gudetama gives relationship advice to people who need help. They all have different problems with finding love. Gudetama often accompanied these people on their dates, but he wasn’t much help. He is quite lazy and uninterested in life, so his advice didn’t always help.

This was an entertaining book. I really enjoyed it.

Thank you Oni Press for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Thank you for the advanced copy of Gudetama, an absolute pleasure of a book.  This is certainly a gift-type title for the Japanese kawaii culture loving many!
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Having only peripherally known about Gudetama, the lazy egg, which I felt I could totally identify with, I gave this ARC a chance and it just wasn't for me. Gudetama helps people find love, but it feels cliched and boring and not about Gudetama. And I don't want to mention Nisetama, the weird leotard wearing overly hyper matchmaker, but I must because, a) creepy and b) even more creepy. This was just not for me.
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Sanrio is the home to many "pop icons including Hello Kitty®, and home to many other beloved character brands including Chococat, My Melody, Badtz-Maru, Keroppi, Gudetama and Aggretsuko." Gudetama is everyone's favorite grumpy egg .
Colorful, eye-catching illustrations and you're definitely going to want to read the dating advice Gudetama has, it's lighthearted and funny.

Expected publication: January 14th 2020 by Oni Press
I was given a complimentary copy. Thank you.
All opinions expressed are my own.
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I received an ARC from NetGalley for an honest review.
Not for me, but....
This was a fast and funny read. I don't often read comics and the main character has always been a bit strange to me. Not my kind of genre, but gave it a try. If you are a Gudetama and comic fan, you'll enjoy this one.
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If you love Gudetama or Sanrio in general you should definitely check this one out. This features Gudetama and his friend as they give people advice on different dilemmas in relationships. Often the solutions are comical and more lazy, which is on brand for Gudetama.

I went into this expected something with bright and vivid colors and snappy stories that would make me laugh - and I was not disappointed. It was uplifting and funny, plus a quick read that put a smile on my face.
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Gudetama: Love for the Lazy by Wook-Jin Clark is a free NetGalley e-comicbook that I read in mid-December.

Gutetama and Nicetama, the egg’s yolk-hued spritelike sidekick, take a lazy, yet socially cohesive perspective as they remain semi-tuned into the frantic, desperate pleas from humans to help them find love. Plus, the quick little insets on the meaning behind certain gifts and getting past a breakup are super cute.
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Thank you to the publisher and the author for this ARC.

I loved the character and the illustrations are captivating and beautiful however I could not get into the plot as it is mostly love advice by the funny yolk egg.
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I had seen a of Gudetama merchandise in my local shopping centre I had no idea who he was but now after reading this book I'll admit i'm a fan.

The illustrations are really bright and eye catching and the story is really fun. I found it to be a great introduction to this character for me and I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for more in the future.
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Thank you to Oni Press for providing me with an ARC of this book.. 
This was a hard book to review to be quite honest. I love Gudetama, therefore the idea of a book based on such a character seemed incredibly appealing to me. The reason I didn't love this book as much as I expected was the plot. I could surely be the one to blame because I did not expect to read a love advice book. Had I paid attention to the synopsis I would certainly know what to expect, but still. It was not as funny as it wanted to be and the illustration was adorable but a little heavy at times. Gudetama as a character was consistent and lived up to expectations, however the rest of the characters featured in this book, in my opinion, just weren't interesting. 
I might have had my expectations set too high and anticipated something a little more quirky and fun and not so romance heavy.
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I received a complimentary copy of this title from the publisher through NetGalley. 

I love Gudetama. He is me and I am he. I was so excited to see this little book pop up on NetGalley and even more so when my wish was granted! 

This is a really fun comic book featuring our favorite lazy egg. I was a little surprised that it was set up as a dating service, but it was still a ton of fun. 

This book will probably be a little odd if you're not familiar with Gudetama (a talking egg and his egg-dressed human companion is random, I know), but it's definitely fun if you know and love him!
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I’m new to these Sanrio characters.
These vignette stories give- ‘eggsactly’ the helpful advice their human egghead friends needs.  They aim to make humans smile. 

It takes a cartoon-figure-animated-egg-yolk to shine the light- on 
eating- sleeping - loneliness- dating tips....breakups - and solutions....
Most important advice: Naps make all problems look better. ..

Adorable-colorful- eye-catching illustrations.

Recommended to my egghead spirited-friends!  

Great-choice gift-book for our little munchkin friends.
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Thanks to Oni Press and NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.
This is a charming and adorable graphic novel of Gudetama. Gudetama: Love for the Lazy is a witty and hilarious collection of stories filled with adorably unique dating advice. This is a perfect gift for any fan of Gudetama. The art is so colourful and vibrant and the dialogue is to laugh for.
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