A heart can only beat so many times in a lifetime. Kokuhaku disease, a rare condition that weakens the heart, leaves the victim with less heartbeats and a shorter lifespan than normal. With the right device, the amount of heartbeats remaining can be measured.
When Hato Iijima accidentally walks in on Hatsu Takagi changing her clothes, he sees this device attached to her chest. Hatsu has resigned herself to an uneventful and isolated life to avoid elevating her heart rate. However, she expresses her true desire—to freely and wholeheartedly experience every second she has left. Recognizing her wish, Hato swears to help her enjoy life to the fullest and make her heart beat like crazy.
No matter how many times I kept rereading it, I still cried every time.
From the man who created Nisekoi, brings us a heart-wrenching tragedy that will surely make you shed a tear once you have completed it
With only 52 pages Komi, Naoshi managed to come up with a story that makes you truly care about the two characters and what they are going through, and what happens to them in the end.
If you have 5 free minutes out of your day, then you should read Tokidoki. You won't regret it :)
One thing; This will hit you right in the feels.
I normally dont really get feels, and i am often seen as emotionless, but his one touched me.
Its a one-shot. Its not long, and because of that I did not expect much in the beginning, but oh boy i was wrong
But even though its not that long, you will get hit right in the feels in the end.
Its a small ride though a lot of emotions, Everything form Happiness, Sadness to fear and love.
I was left without words, when i finished it.
The art was great, it somehow fit the story perfectly.
The story well, that
was even greater.
The Characters, they fit the story perfectly, the main characters, we dont really got to know them, in a way concerning backstory, family and that stuff, but then in some way we really get to know them in a way that will hit you in the feels..
I some way i wish this would get a longer series, but in some way just that one chapter was satisfying enough.
Tokidoki is the latest One Shot by Naoshi Komi,despite the small length it has been better in many aspects than his previous work but this isn't the first time that someone came with a Melodramatic plot which portrays strong emotion and tragic in the expense of logic and character development, tbh, it relies heavily on getting the reader emotional to create a fake sense of attachment to the uninteresting and bland characters, the closest thing I can relate it with is Hollywood flick "The Fault in Our Stars"
In short,it follows a girl with fatal heart disease and got few countable years to live, until
he meets a boy who changes her life over a short time but life isn't meant to be easy and the tragic plot twist happen.
It's just 49 pages with fine art,go check it out.
JUST READ THIS ONESHOT!!!!! ITS FRIGGIN BEAUTIFUL!!!!! (except if you plan to wait for more than a oneshot to enjoy this more, but this oneshot itself is magnificent)
Komi Naoshi is most famous for his work Nisekoi which I enjoyed myself since it was very light and just sparked the young romantic-comedy side in me, but Nisekoi was lacking deep emotions and the capacity to make the reader see relationships in a more sophisticated way since it is a harem which mostly focused on making the reader giggle and the characters funny. This work of his on the other hand still is very enjoyable though
not a harem but its plot just hits deeper in the feels.
THE ONLY THING LACKING IS LENGTH TO FURTHER DEVELOP THE CHARACTERS AND TO LET THE READER BE ABLE TO ABSORB MORE EMOTIONS.
Im really hoping for more!!!