An Invitation from a Crab Manga

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SKU: 9781634429207

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About An Invitation from a Crab Manga

An Invitation from a Crab features story and art by panpanya.

If you are ever fortunate enough to see a crab strolling through your neighborhood, please follow its lead. By slowing down to a crab's pace and looking around and about in this world, you too may discover life's many mysteries that are hidden in plain sight. This English-language debut from artist panpanya collects eighteen short stories detailing the comical, creepy and whimsical world of Japan's indie comic scene.


  • Publisher: DENPA
  • Media: Manga
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Themes: Slice of Life
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Release Date: 12/19/2018
  • Page Count: 224
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Written Language: English

Ratings & Reviews

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I picked up An Invitation From a Crab out of simple curiosity. It was such a strangely transcendent surprise that I was instantly compelled to post a review to advocate for it. Inside is a 70% real/30% surreal world of pages shadowed by painstakingly haunting Edward Gorey-esque crosshatching. There is a playful, wistful tone that carries throughout each of the vignettes. The stories are dreamlike and sparse, but completely charming. If this sort of surrealist sketchbook intrigues you, I urge you to give it a try.


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It's been a year since I've purchased this manga. And so far I've only finished the first volume chapter.
This manga is very dream-like. Haven't finished it because it's a nice read once you're in a mood where you really don't want to make too much sense of things.