Synonyms: Under the Rose, Nowhere to Go, In the Afternoon..., 24, 25., Wishing on a Star, The Two of Us, Visitor on a Moonlit Night, Imprinting no Coffee, Chichin Pui Pui, Not for Sale, Pierce, Mori no Yakata ni Sumu Hana-tachi, Interface, Momoiro Toiki.
Mod Note: This review was initially posted for the one-shot, Hoshi ni Negai wo, and was subsequently merged into Yuri Hime Selection.
Well, I don't particularly see the "shoujo ai" of this one shot, but I do certainly see a strong friendship.
This one-shot's a short one (around twenty pages I'd say) that focuses on two friends that are trying to help each other get over a death. The story itself is brief, so there's not much you can get, but the simplicity of it is sweet, and perfectly straightforward.
The characters, like the story, have a small development, but not enough to really get a deep sense
of who each character is. But the characters are shown as children to the present time so that you could get a sense to briefly understand what each personality's like and their reactions.
I personally think the art is lovely in that simplistic sense. The mangaka is very good at showing the emotions of the characters, and the artwork itself is clear and easy to see.
Enjoyment totally depends on the person, but I'm one of those people who enjoy reading stories about a good friendship, may it have tragedy or adventure. But Wishing on a Star has that relationship that kind of gives you that bittersweet smile. Like I said in the beginning, I honestly don't see the shoujo ai (unless you really want to interpret a friendship like that), but quite frankly, I feel as though more girls would enjoy this than guys.
Overall, the one-shot's probably deserving of a seven or eight, as I'm not too big on the shortness of it, but the story itself was simplistic and straightforward to understand what's going on.
Mod Note: This review was initially posted for the one-shot, In the Afternoon..., and was subsequently merged into Yuri Hime Selection.
A short story between high school students that ends on a sweet note.
Miwa is encouraged by her girlfriend Moriya, who compliments her by telling her that she has a very sexy gaze, before giving her a romantic kiss. The story is interesting because the characters are not clearly opposites, and they still remain distinguishable; it also conveys the feeling of warmth that it was going for without using any thematic elements.
The art is light and there is very little tone used, which gives the manga
a dream-like atmosphere.