Nov 26, 2013
This a love story, through and through, but it's not a romantic love story. There's love yes, but there's also manipulation, betrayal, and insecurities. It's a story about real, human relationships. We fall in love, we beg, we plead, we fall out of love, break up, cry and try to find ways to deal with the pain and then get right back together again to repeat the same cycle.Sometimes, our words don't come out the right way. We make mistakes. We hurt each other. These are all part of real, true relationships and it's because the manga delves into those things that I love it.
is truly a story full of plot twists. It does get frustrating at some point because the answer to the character's problems seem so clear even though they can't see it. But isn't that life?
The pacing is slow and there is lots of character development. The only thing that keeps me from giving the manga a ten all around is that I simply despised the ending. And yeah, it's maybe a happy ending but it isn't the ending I wanted. But what can I do?
Overall, if you can bear with some weird translations and the slow pace and the frustrations that the characters' decisions bring (more than once I wanted to punch the hell out of the main character, Takaaki), then you'll have a pretty good manga on your hand.
Reviewer’s Rating: 8
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