Shinichi Nagakawa and Yuuki Sanada are both involved in an accident and die together. However, they are given a chance to live again. God lets them live for seven more days, but after their time is up, one of them must die again. Oh, and there's one more catch. God decrees that their lives will be shared, including emotions and physical sensations. They are also unable to leave one another's side. What will happen during those seven days?
Half & Half is a love story that I can only imagine as tragic, yet beautiful. It has that classic Seo Kouji feel to it, that both brings in his delightfully intrinsic art style, and his fabulous characterization.
I started this manga on a whim, after completing another one of Seo Kouji's works (Kimi no Iru Machi) and found it to be both the shortest manga I have read in a long time, and the most heartbreaking. It is my new Shinichi Nagakawa and Yuuki Sanada are my new Romeo and Juliet.
If you are a hopeless romantic looking for something special; This is it!
While being a little short, this manga by Seo Kouji is a must read for any lover of romance.
Half & Half delights the reader with a good story that goes straight to the point, its art is simple, yet it manages to deliver sucessfully the whole range of emotions that the story needs. It could have been better, but it gets the work done.
The characters are really likeable, although, they may look cliche at the beginning, yet, we see them growing in the story until they reach their pinnacle of maturity.
In my opinion, it also has a few flaws. Maybe it lacked a little
bit of time, maybe the story should have been developed during a month, considering the events, etcetera. But those flaws shouldn't prevent you from reading this manga.
Anyways, if you're looking for something with a little bit of comedy, and romance mixed with fast-paced feelings rushing to your heart within an hour or two, you'll love this one. It may not be memorable, but I can assure that you'll enjoy it.
I read this manga a while ago on a complete whim. Didn't know anything about the author. I loved it.
Half & Half is probably the best manga I've ever read (not my favorite, mind you). The story and characters were well written (and drawn), and they invoked a lot of emotion.
It is likely to be enjoyed by those who enjoy story and character development more than anyone who likes action/adventure, but it's still definitely worth the read.
There is one thing about the art that I would rather was at least lessened, and that was the sexual element, which, while it could have been omitted and
replaced with other things, is a very realistic addition to the manga (besides the proportions).
Personally, I enjoyed the main concept of the story, with the sharing of basically EVERYTHING they had. The story had potential; the author basically had a huge story palette where he can play around and try different mixtures to see what new inventions he can come up with. Although he did not fail to meet my expectations on that end, there were some moments that felt too rushed for my taste. That is my personal take on the story section of this .
My score may be due to my bias to this form of artstyle. This is the kind of
art I grew up with, therefore, I apologize for all of those who disagree. This is just the kind of art I prefer.
Oh boy, oh boy. I personally enjoyed the characters since, I myself am a boy of age filled with thoughts that may send me to jail. The author was not afraid to showcase the different emotions teenagers could have. The character development was amazing as I felt myself becoming attached to them as the final chapters came through.
Okay, so most people might have different opinions, but I really enjoyed this as it was one of my firsts. This showed me a different side to this genre and explored topics that may not be mainly practical as revival upon death can not really occur. My main point is, this was seriously enjoyable and I recommend all of those who are searching for a different take on supernatural/romance to read this .