I saw there were no reviews for this, so I decided to write one for this one-shot manga!
This is only a 4 chapter story with a short movie to follow. This might be a shorter story than what one would expect. But Let me tell you something, it hits home and being relate-able. I first heard about the movie, so I wanted to read the manga first so I could compare and contrast. I haven't watched the 50 minute film yet, but I will!
Story: 10/10- What if your lover died, you lost your will to live, and a robot was sent to you that looked like your lost lover? Might sound cliche since the whole robot thing has been done before. But don't let that fool you! Anyone that has lost a love one, not even just the love of your life, but any relative that you were close to. You must be able to feel the pain, the loss, and the heart-aching feeling.
This story is simple, but that is what makes it so great. They don't try to overdo it and make the entire plot complicated. Its simplicity is what makes this cut deep. Robots aren't meant to feel emotion, but what if they did, and they saved you from yourself? What if they helped you, like really helped you? This story is beautiful.
Art: 9/10- What is colored in certain parts of the manga is truly stunning. I love color ^^ And the art designs for the characters might not be unique, but it's not like it's drawn awfully. It's nice and simple. They don't do anything over-the-top, but they also don't leave anything out!
Character: 9/10- You think you know the characters and who they are, but then at the very last second, they do a 360 and make you think on a totally different level. That's what makes this so great. Emotions are real in this. And if you pay close attention, you'll feel the pain. You'll sense the distress. But then in the very end, you'll smile.
You'll fall in love with the characters, even if things might seem a little confusing at first. Later on you'll understand.
Enjoyment: 9/10- I gave it a nine because this is something that can happen to anyone. And I don't mean a robot coming out of no where to try and solve your problems. I mean the real pain of losing someone and not being able to let go of the past and move on.
It's a relate-able story that deserves to be recognized more in little stories like this one. :3
Overall: 9/10- This is only 4 chapters. it's something you can read in less than an hour. So if you don't like it, than at least you know it didn't waste too much of your time. But I do suggest anyone to read this if you already haven't ^^
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