Synonyms: Leaves of the Deep Blue Tree
Type: One Shot
Published: Dec 7, 2007
Authors: Yumeka, Sumomo (Story & Art)
Serialization: Dream Anthology Illusion Collection
Score: 8.391 (scored by 4040 users)
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Popular Tagsfantasy romance
Jun 20, 2009
This is a story about a little girl named Akino who went up to the mountain in the autumn with her father one day. When she went up to the mountain, Akino saw leaves from a tree that were BLUE. Even the tree itself was blue. She met a boy named Konoha, whose spirit lies within the tree. Akino continues to see him, but she can only see him in the autumn, for that is the only season he comes out.
As the story progresses, it shows Akino's growing affection towards Konoha and how she begins to hate the other seasons for she cannot she Konoha during those times.
This manga has a someone bittersweet ending, so be prepared.
But it's truly captivating and really worth a read. read more
Jul 6, 2009
This poignant one-shot tells the tale of first love. Spanning the course of several years, the story begins with the young girl, Akino and her father traversing the mountainside. She soon trails behind and discovers, to her amazement, the mysterious appearance of a deep-blue coloured tree. From behind the tree appears an adolescent boy named Konoha, with hair the same shade of blue. This would be the first of their many meetings.
This is a beautifully portrayed one-shot that conveys more emotion to the reader than many full-length mangas. It is able to incorporate such a myriad of conflicted emotions and is able to express our reluctance to grow up. Akino reaches one hand hesitantly towards the future but is unable to let go of the past, of the memories and the love she has shared with Kunoha.
The art for this little one-shot is simplistic and clean. There is a very nostalgic feel to the art and it focuses heavily on nature, with many shots of a blue, cloudy sky. Another excellent point to this one-shot is its reliance on the realistic nature of its main character Akino. We are able to relate to her conflict of emotion and her inability to let go of her childhood innocence and in a way 'fantasy' and to approach the future. Kunoha is much less developed and remains forever as a figure of mystery and chivalry.
There is only complaint from me about this one-shot. The flow and leaps in time are sometimes very indistinct and confusing. But overall, if you enjoy reading about bittersweet romances with a light supernatural undertone then this is a must-read. read more
Oct 31, 2010
I love this story, its so sad...I was in tears when i read it!!
It's about a spirit that lived in a tree and only was able to come out of it during the autumn, and a girl that came to meet this spirit every autumn.
Every autumn, ever since the girl was about 5 years old she would go meet him. The ending is so tragic and cute>.
Yesterday, 9:49 AM
It's a well written story and the art is amazing. I enjoyed it really much, I know you will too!!