I think Zoku Hoshi Mamoru Inu in all its simplicity can be a beautiful sweet masterpiece.
The art is very simple, however, I think this detail helps to make the manga's personality. Its conveys perfectly the feels and messages from author to readers.
The story is a sequel from Hoshi Mamoru Inu. Both are peaceful mangas, both can take a smile from you, and make you cry, naturally. You just live the emotions, of the dogs, and of the people (I guess the first part is more loaded with emotions and lessons, but this fact don't influence the score in here). Zoku Hoshi Mamoru Inu brings a
It's directly sequel, there are characters from the first part of history, and some new ones. The main ones are mostly people experiencing difficulty in their lives, and we can say the dogs became their saviors, changing their lives. This slice of life is something close to reality, I can say stories like that really happens, what make Zoku Hoshi Mamoru Inu better and better.
At long last, I'am not sure if everyone will feel the same sensations of me, as a dogs lover, reading Zoku Hoshi Mamoru Inu. However, even if you are not a fan of puppys, it' s a great experience (maybe not a 10/10).
If you are in doubt, I can say the one hour reading Zoku Hoshi Mamoru Inu will really be worth it. Read this manga, and run to hug your dog, you both are Hoshi Mamoru Inu.
Zoku Hoshi Mamoru Inu or The Other Star Protecting Dog is a really warming manga which is the sequel to Star Protecting Dog or Hoshi Mamoru Inu.
It tells the story of the Happy's brother from the first manga. This time, into two independent and touching stories, you are able to know how much a little dog can change people's lives. In the first story we have a bitter old lady who finds a very sick and abandoned puppy in a cardboard box and decides to look after him - and eventually she starts learning to find the strength to keep going on life and to
be a better person. In the second story we accompany the life of Tetsuo, a little boy who lived on happily with his grandfather, but who goes to live with his neglectful mother until he runs away an eventually finds a companion and a friend in a pug that he steals.
As in the first story, the manga is narrated from the point of view of the two puppies, with simple and innocent but very genuine observations and always with great sensitivity that makes you want to hug them soooo baaaad! >:
The author has a very simple visual narrative, with pictures without much innovation in order or style, and characters with exaggerated proportions but it's still really emotional and *freeeeaking cuuute*.
The adventures of these new puppies uncover a story like no other. Stories of difficult lives, abandonment, neglect and especially love. It's full of twists and turns along the plot, with a facade that slowly turns into a bittersweet end. The heavy burden of sadness that lasts much time eventually leads to the relief of an exciting outcome.
So, this is a manga that gives us a day of strong emotions, but at the end, no matter how sad it is, it still finds moments of happiness. I'm really happy to have acquired this manga and I'll keep it fondly forever.