Oct 6, 2018
First of all, I'd like to say that this is my first review ever, so it may be a bit messy. Taking that into account, let's review this beautiful piece of art:
Star Strings Yori takes place in a very special setting: Kororu, the main character, lives in a world where there's no one apart from her. This is stated in the very beggining of the manga, and it's going to be the main focus of the story. Isolation, the feelings that come with it, fear of the unknown, and the struggle necessary to overcome it will be the main themes covered in this manga.
focus in this kind of feelings is one of the things I enojoyed the most, as these feelings our main character portrays are easily transfered to the reader, making us feel, at times, as helpless, hopeless and desperate as Kororu. There's also room for joy and hope in this story, (for instance, when she finds the string at the beggining) however, it is reserved for only a few specific, special moments.
When it comes to the negatives, as much as I'd like to say it is flawless, this manga has some imperfections that keep me from giving it the 10 it may deserve. To justify this, I firstly have to clarify that I despise open ended stories. And oh boy is this one of those. There are plenty of questions left unanswered, even more than at the beggining of the story (and these are quite a lot). This is only acceptable because of its short length (you can read it slowly in less than an hour) and the complexity that ending this story would require.
When comparing it to Akihito Tsukushi's other work (Made in Abyss), you can really appreciate the detail this mangaka works with, as the quality of character(s) and backgrounds is astounding. Story-wise is something that can't really compare to MiA, as it focus on completely different topics and has a notably different vibe to it. As a consequence, I can't really recommend it if you want something like Made in Abyss (unless you want to read it for the art).
Overall, it's a beautiful story, with beautiful artstyle, and a beautiful character design that will make you think and imagine of all the posible answers to the questions it asks. I recommend you read it, as it may take (at most) one hour of your time, and I can assure you it'll be worth it.
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