Apr 10, 2022
Well, here's the thing. The episodic storytelling is charming, the art is immaculate, the worldbuilding is rich. But the story itself revolves around a grown woman being stuck in a little girl's body (this isn't a big spoiler, it's revealed in chapter 1 or 2). No matter what elements you surround something like that with, it's always going to be uncomfortable. Especially when both boys and grown men are fawning over her constantly. I can't get over my personal distaste for that, and so I can't recommend it in good faith.
As I mentioned earlier, the high point of the work is the extremely high quality
of the art- Tsukasa Hojo's eye for detail is wonderful and there's not a single off-looking panel in the entire work.
The characters are well-written and the stories tied to them are memorable; they all shine as people. The sole exception to this is the lolicon teacher who's literally just there as a joke (what sort of school principal would let a teacher stay on after discovering he took voyeur photos of the middle school girls' locker room??? That's not funny, that's an actual crime). The casual way all this is treated and the moral loops the author tries to jump through to justify all the romantic and frankly obsessive attention the female lead is subject to borders on revolting. There's thankfully virtually no fanservice except the lead's grown adult body having nondetailed, stylized nudity when she's astral projecting into trees.
Now that I've said all that, if you're still set on reading this, I can't stop you, but I can warn you that the ending is disappointing.
Reviewer’s Rating: 6
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