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Jinky Coronado and Michael Kelleher
33 pages (March 2007); 7.1MB downloadArcana Studio
; ISBN: ARCN-00052
"Banzai Girl" Jinky Coronado is a girl of three worlds - she just doesn't know it yet. As envisioned by its model, writer, co-artist, and star, BANZAI GIRL tells the tale of Jinky Coronado, a sexy Asian schoolgirl whose nightmares of being a Princess and a Futuristic Freedom Fighter foretell of extraordinary adventures that affect and inspire her real life. She deals with school, romance, grades, and friends until her life "makes a right turn into weird." Her teachers, and eventually her whole town of adults, become controlled by invading creatures they call the Shadow Whisperers. But Jinky and her best friend Katie J. discover their parents are acting oddly, as well -- and they need to take matters into their own hands to save the world.
Unique to BANZAI GIRL is its rogues gallery of Filipino urban legends as her foes, including a sinister Snakeman beneath a shopping mall and the menacing Manananggal, a revolting, horrifying vampire that splits apart at the waist. Although the story, steeped in Filipino lifestyle and culture, is an allegory for the relationship troubles and alienation many teens feel in their high school years all over the world, it's also full of fun and laughs and beautiful, sexy artwork. BANZAI GIRL is unique in its creation: Its author is Jinky Coronado, who is also its artist, its main character, and its photo cover model. Jinky already has a burgeoning career as a calendar and lingerie FHM model, a recording artist (her music CD, the appropriately-titled BANZAI GIRLS), has just been released, and artist for TokyoPop's upcoming AVALON HIGH project with best-selling author Meg Cabot.