There is something unique about this manga, that brings me back to it. It definitely is different than most of the "slice of life" works. The initial impression can easily be as mundane, slow-paced, too realistic or simplistic. But read a bit further & you may as well find something rather special.
The story does not stand out much. Its more like the narration of the daily life of the main characters. But it touches some intricate details, the nuances of the conversations can be quite fulfilling. The art could have been better, sometimes it feels like there's a lack of consistency or proportion in
the characters. But the apparent lack of fluency somehow adds to it's charm. Also it is quite detailed. The characters probably are the strongest point to this manga. It is quite easy to feel attached the the main character Rikuo, or the strange girl with a pet raven on her shoulder.
I would say this manga is lot more closer to reality, when it comes to romance or the daily life of an average person. Romance, just like life, at it's truest form is complicated, far from what our fantasies & imaginations made us hope. It never turns out the way you expect it to be. This story may not be the most remarkable one, but would stay with you for a long time.
Let's hope the author keeps continuing the beautiful story for a while longer.