Synonyms: Kanon: The Real Feelings of the Other Side of the Smiling Face
Japanese: Kanon ホントの想いは笑顔の向こう側に
Published: Jun 29, 2006 to Oct 20, 2007
Authors: Shimotsuki, Kinusa (Story & Art)
Serialization: Dragon Age
Score: 7.641 (scored by 270 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.
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Jan 2, 2008
Not today my friends, for this manga is almost a standalone version of the Kanon series. The arcs of the girls go beyond that of the original visual novel, there are even some parts where the story is different altogether. Needless to say, it is highly recommended to have some knowledge of the Kanon-verse before reading this manga.
Now of course that's not the real reason as to why this manga is different. Kanon's own Minase Nayuki finally gets her own story arc told in full! That's right folks, the perpetually shafted Kanon character finally gets her own story out in the limelight! Not just an entire arc my friends, but an entire volume as well (out of two volumes).
I'm quite disappointed as to the relative obscurity of such a great Kanon adaptation/alternate universe. Given that there have been numerous adaptations in the past, I dare say that this even rivals the adaptation by Kyoto Animation.
During the writing of this review, only the Nayuki arc has been partially translated. Because this review is also shameless self-advertising, please feel free to visit my profile and grab the download links from there. I hope that after reading the scanlated version, you the reader can appreciate such a well crafted story; especially to a character who has always been overshadowed by that accursed ~uguu girl. read more