What if, before we were born, we all had a chance to choose our mothers?
This short and sweet one-shot relates the tale of one soul who does his best to make his mother happy, regardless of the circumstances.
Story, 6: There are definitely some rather cliche tearjerking moments in the story, but I enjoyed the premise and thought the different avenues of life both the soul and the mother follow were touching.
Art, 7: There were some particularly nice panels featuring the characters crying, and the rest of the one-shot was fairly standard.
Characters, 6: The young soul's obsession with his mother doesn't make much sense
to an adult reader, but if one were to try to put themselves in the mindset of a child with utter reverence for their mother, I think his motivations become more clear. The side characters in heaven felt distinct, but I was fairly underwhelmed with the mother (there were moments of development but she had a notable lack of screentime and fairly generic tragic plotline).
Enjoyment, 7: It was a quick read with some touching moments and, again, I enjoyed the intriguing premise.
Overall, 6: My major qualms were with the cliche story beats, but I would nonetheless recommend this for fans of sentimental titles or those that also find the idea of choosing one's mother interesting.