New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age WINNER 2006
"Manga and anime . . . become not only a key for unlocking Japanese culture, but a bridge over the generational divide between the author and his son. . . . Moving." –The New York Times Book Review
"The mysteries of Japan and father-son relationships prove to be rich subjects, especially for a writer at the peak of his powers. . . . An entertaining and uplifting book."
–The Sunday Times
"Curious and affecting . . . physically diminutive but emotionally huge." –The Denver Post
"A pleasure to read." –The Economist