Story – 9
Draw – 8
Characters – 9
Enjoyment - 9
Overall - 9
Kono sekai no katasumi ni is one of that tough stories that touch you deep. With this manga Kouno Fumiyo show us the life of a young woman from Hiroshima during World War II.
The story begins with the announcement of the convenience wedding of the main character, Suzu, with a man from Kure, a military port near Hiroshima. She must leave her hometown and go with her husband to live
with her family in law. All the story consists in the daily life of Suzu in her new home, during these years of war, fear, misery and lack of all kind of goods.
The draw art is very simple but beautiful. This work is full of wonderful scenes and pretty drawings.
The development of the characters is really good, they all grow and react in different ways. There are many problems they must face including poverty, American air raids and some accidents. It’s very nice how some characters realize many things about each other. My favorite is when Suzu discovered the embarrassing secret of her husband’s past.
I really enjoyed this sad story. There were many interesting things and the stressful feeling it gives is amazing. It was also nice the anxiety you have, because you worry about the characters knowing what could happen in the war, but you don’t know until the end, what will happen.