Finding a true friend after a lifetime of friendlessness is truly an emotional occurrence, especially if it spans generations.
Unwitting time-traveler and Japanese historical figure Mori Ranmaru forges an unlikely friendship with Akira, who is almost completely friendless (with the exception of his cute robot V-suke!)
The contrast between Akira's sullen, angst-ridden character and Mori's modest elegance shows how friendship can bloom even when you're literally hundreds of years apart.
Most of the story is funny in a cute and enjoyable way. The rising drama near the end of the story is very moving, and it definitely brought me to tears.
It's a good, concise read. The story
cuts straight to the point with no meaningless detours and delivers a very moving and satisfying conclusion.
Inui Miku's art is clear, attention-grabbing, and fresh. The author expertly draws a historical figure and an adolescent living in a future together with no awkwardness between the two.
Overall, this is an exceptional manga. Always good for a read, and truly shows that true friendship is something that cannot be destroyed by time.