In general, Asa Chun is just another manga Shojo that you’re gonna enjoy. Girl and boy living together and so on. The boy is a childhood friend of the girls, but, of course, after a few years, now the boy is really hot and they have to live together for a month. So, yeah, you’re definately gonna like it!
Well, well, well... this short story AI NI IKU YO (I’ll come see you) is probably my favorite short shojo and sad story of all the times. How much do you think that you can cry with a story of only ONE CHAPTER? My
answer is A HELL OF A LOT!! Here’s a short summary: Yui and Kouhei are in love. All of a sudden Kouhei’s family loses all their money and Kouhei goes AWOL. After a whole year, he sends a letter to Yui to meet her but when they finally meet.... what happens when they meet is for you to discover by reading this amazin Oneshot.
Kinuko (a woman) is Haru’s particular tutor, but he has feelings for her and decides to confess to her, would Haru’s feelings be reciprocated?
Hotaru and Yukinari are childhood friends who go to high school, but Hotaru wants to be more than friends with Yukinari. But now, Yukinari has lost his memory due to an accident and is living in Hotaru’s house. Will he recover his memories? What is going to happen with Hotaru’s feelings?
Each one-shot in this series were thought out and executed very well by the author. In each chapter we are introduced to the female and male protagonists who serve as the main romantic focal point throughout the story. Then we are given some back story introductions, with the exception of chapter 3, are told to us via the female protagonist in her narration. The narration was on point, flowed very well and showed the mangaka's ability to pace a story. What makes each story unique was the fact that there were "twists" or a "oh, wow" moment that sometimes catches you off guard. This
momentary lapse, whether positive or negative really adds to the overall enjoyment of each and every chapter. Without spoiling anything, chapter 2 was amazing in my opinion so please at least take a few minutes to read that one for sure.
The art work was consistent throughout each chapter but the mangaka did a decent job of varying the characters enough to make them distinguishable from one another. Personally I'm not a big fan of the over-defined, sharp and pointy hair designs on the characters so while I found fault in that specific area- the overall designs and art work should be acceptable for most including me. What I will applaud the mangaka for is the way they drew their characters and facial expressions/designs/reactions that meshed well and fit the mood and atmosphere of their respective stories.
Given the fact that these stories were one-shots, you would probably not expect much, if any character development or emotional transitions that lead to the maturing of our characters. I won't sit here and tell you that you're outright wrong but I did find that there was enough development to satisfy the story's needs. I prefer there to be a bit development here and some development there than having the mangaka forcibly inject and force character traits to develop in an unnatural manner. Due to the way it was drawn out and handled, you can really sense the characters come to terms with their emotions and I appreciated how they portrayed their emotions for us to witness as readers.
By the time I finished up the last chapter I seriously wish there were more. Usually I don't get too attached to one-shots due to their very nature but the author was able to create such enjoyable works that I couldn't help but wanted more to read. I might be overly praising this manga a bit to the point where it might cause you to feel "well, it wasn't THAT good as kingscounty made it out to be" post reading, but the fact that when it came around to reviewing this work and as soon as I flip (read: click) through a few pages I could clearly recall the characters and the respective story should stand for something... I hope. Overall, a strong 8/10 and I would definitely recommend for fellow romance readers.
There is a girl and boy. They live together...alone. WTH!? Im so jealous first off. Who would allow it!? Especially parents!? Anyway though. I liked how this book made me feel. I felt like i was also feeling the love he had for her. Everything. This book is pretty cool though. It couldve did a bit more with the story or whatever, but its still good.