Enter Hikawa Naomi, son of a music critic and Ebisawa Mafuyu, a young prodigy pianist who suddenly dissapeared from the music world. Together they formed a rockband with members involved in classical and rock music.
Sayonara Piano Sonata was a good manga to read simply because it shows how each one affects the other and how music became the center of all things.
Story-wise, it was good. The pacing and the interactions of the characters though some characters should have been given some importance such as the parents of the Mafuyu since they were introduced latter in the story[the mother that is]. It would have been better if the parents' problems were a bit exposed rather than a preview.
The art was... okay. It was not bad, but there were times where I felt the artist was too tired
to draw especially the details of the fathers of the two protagonists. I, honestly, love how the artist draw the characters [mafuyu and nao] well 'xcept for the fathers...
As for character development, I think it was good. The characters resembles the youth now a days where they want to break-free and escape. A breaking-free/following your dreams type of manga.
hmm... all in all, it was a light-hearted manga, nothing heavy comes from it though sometimes you need to research on classical music they're playing so you could follow. If you want a manga to just pass time and not to think to much I guess this is a manga for you. Enjoy reading it til the end.^^
“-Boy, What do you think mankind lives for? The answer is simple: Love and Revolution. In my opinion love, revolution and music are inseparable.-”
REALLY a good read, I love how everything was related to music at first but later it is more like a complement of their story
I felt the end a bit rushed, I get the idea about running away and living your dreams but where’s the revolution?! I mean I feel like there was something else, this manga needs a more volumes! A lot was not revealed, I guess I need to read the light novel, however they managed well
to develop the story in few chapters.
I really liked the character design, especially Mafuyu and Kyouko, Naomi and Chiaki seemed a bit average to me, also Nao’s and Mafuyu’s fathers felt a bit plain, I enjoyed a lot the musical scenes, it was like you could almost listen what they were playing.
All of them had well defined personalities, Mafuyu’s story was touching, main characters complement each other, they had more like an emotional love than a physical one and I liked that. Kyouko was the coolest character in the whole manga, and the mind behind the plan and we couldn’t even get to know her story!
Some characters should have been given more importance such as the parents of Mafuyu and Nao, I guess, again, I need to read the light novel
I would really like to see this well adapted on anime, It was a good experience listening to the music in the manga while reading it, like it complemented the feeling behind the story
Basically, it’s a short read about friendship, love and music with a satisfying end.
sayonara piano sonata, as you can expect from the title it's about music (no shit sherlock) being only 16 chapter makes it compact and easy to read, i just read it overnight
a farewell piano sonata that get through the reader. that what i can say about this series. still, at first time i read the "piano sonata" on the title i imagine it was about classic music only like nodame cantabile. but, it seems like the writer had good sense of modern music as well, they put some rock n roll like paul mccartney's blackbird as well beside the chopin's fantaisie impromptu. i can say
myself as music enthusiast, when it comes to music i'm very picky. thus i can say the writer had some sense on music
the story is good. still, i even say that story is "classic" from the character it has. the childhood friend, the strange senpai, the tsundere girl and typical main character of this harem sitation that would fit into story. the school life with not-too-realistic type of school life made it more classic than the music in the series. but, still had some elements that suprise me in the corner of the story.
as for the art. well. it's not that detailed like vagabond type drawing, but it's not that unique as well. it's just typical. maybe it comes from the novel illustration character design but still, it doens't hit me on the spot
in conclusion, i can give this series 7.8/10. despite how mediocre it is. this series ending still give more feels than your average love-comedy manga
there isn't much information about this manga right now, mostly because it was just recently that translations started. so far only 8 chapters are out and its hard to make a real critic about the manga just yet. but for the new readers to have a bit to go on. i will resume this: "read it"
Story: it begins with your pretty much standard track of thinks, boy meets girl, girl is a prodigy, boy works very hard to get the girl, and so goes on and on, yet even knowing all this, you are still pull into the plot. the main point in the story
is music, or at least is what they try to make you think, but after a bit its become pretty obvious that the relationship between the characters is more important, after all there need to happen interesting things in the band because after all you can't hear the music in the manga ha.
Character: coming with such a popular theme the characters have to have some kind of thing that makes the story fairly interesting, i believe they actually pull the trick, the character feel well made and have solid personalities. the main characters in a way relate and complement, after all thats what a band is all about.
i personally like this point, simply because you can see how one affects the other and how they all need each other.
art: what can i say, is good not great... dot
enjoyment: this is where this manga shine on its own, when you put a fair story with good character you get a simple good manga, yet personally speaking this is fun to read, it has no complexity, or tries to make you thing of the deep meaning of life, it's simply made so you would enjoy reading it.
this is a manga that would probably never have and incredible urge to read, yet you would read it every time you found some new chapters, in that way this manga is pretty great
well this is all for now, i don't want to start making a super long review with the story just beginning lets wait a bit and see how thing turn out
P.S) well one thing you should know about me is that i really enjoy music mangas, ironically i don't know i shit about music, but still thats why i enjoy this manga so much, with any other plop i would probably never consider even reading it.