A thrilling love-story starts when a woman meets her first love again. For Ran, love never goes well. She is having an affair with her married boss and once, when they quarelled, she is saved by Kazuya, a man she used to be in love with long ago. He is her older brother’s close friend, but she hasn’t seen him for many, many years. And when they meet again, her old feelings suddenly spring back to life. However, there are many “dark rumors” surrounding Kazuya. A dark shadow starts to settle over Ran’s life, too. What is the reason..?!
There is manga that you recall by just looking at the cover, you look at the cover and you remember the whole story, or the general outlines, at least. You can remember a manga when you find it very good, or when you find it very bad. But there are times when you cannot even begin to recall what it was about. Most of the times, it’s because the plot and the characters were just insignificant. Of course, there is -as always- a great amount of subjectivity in this appreciation, but most probably we all have come across a manga that gave us this impression.
These works fall into what I´ve come to call a "great cloud of nothingness".
Unfortunately, "Anata no Mune ni Kaeru Hi made" falls into this category.
When I made up my mind to write something about this manga, I just couldn´t remember a thing about it. I had to go through the first chapters again, to refresh my memory in order to write something.
This is a love story between a girl and a wealthy man, whose girlfriends always see themselves involved in dangerous situations. They love each other, but he doesn´t want her to suffer any harm, of course... and here they start with the usual "I want to be with you, but I can´t" and "family getting in the way of their love" process. The typical soap opera plot.
Kazuya, the main male character, is the typical reach, handsome and mysterious guy... but he doesn´t stand out enough to make you remember him. Nor does the female character, who is the usual martyr and devoted girlfriend.
The art doesn’t help. It isn’t bad, but it doesn´t stand out either. It is just too "ordinary". There are artist who have a very distinctive style. You can even perceive it by reading one manga alone. It's not the case with this manga. The characters, for example, look just like many others in other mangas.
I´m not saying you will not enjoy reading "Anata no Mune ni Kaeru Hi made". If you are looking for romance, you may enjoy reading this one, just to pass time. But it is most probably not going to remain engraved in your memory.