With her mom always fussing over her baby brother, her father busy with work, and no friends at school, Hitomi has always felt lonely. This all this changes when she volunteers to raise Eye, a guide dog, for a year. However, parting is never as easy as it seems...
Eien no With is a simple story about a simple girl who adopts a dog for year in order to get him acquainted to people to he can be a guide dog for the blind. Despite this incredibly basic concept, Eien no With gives you an emotional ride and is the only anime or manga to bring me to tears and actually cry. It is full of all the emotions we see in life, joy, sorrow, anguish, fear, love, all put into three chapters.
Some parts, however, felt just a little rushed and thrown in there with no real prior development, so it almost feels like you're molding this sculpture, and you're almost done, but can't find that last piece to make it perfect, then all of a sudden, WHOOSH, it flies in out of nowhere and makes your sculpture beautiful, without a real explanation. If you ignore that the sudden development happened for no real reason and get past it, you can appreciate that it really added the last, wonderful touch to finish up the story nicely.
While I watch more anime by far than I do read manga, and I am no manga critique, I can say that the art in Eien no With was very nice. It wasn't stunning, but it was by no means bad in any way. They're weren't any pages or scenes that made me say, ew, they rushed that, but there also weren't any scenes that made me say, wow! They spent a lot of time on that! Nevertheless, the art was very nice and complimented the storyline and characters well.
The characters almost felt completely realistic. The characters almost came to life. Almost. There were just times when they felt rushed and underdeveloped. There were times when they did things that you didn't see it coming, in a bad way, like it came out of nowhere with no real warning or prior development. Other than that complaint, the characters were fairly realistic and I felt for most of them. Of course, my favorite character was the dog, Eye. I loved the relationship between him and Hitomi. It was full of warmth, love, and just so much emotion overall.
"Enjoyment" is really a personal opinion which varies from person to person, what one finds enjoyable and likable and what one does not, so I'm not letting that affect my overall score. However, I can safely say that Eien no With was a highly enjoyable, tear-inducing ride. I loved it from beginning to end, partially because I myself have had many pet dogs. I also think that people who have pets, especially dogs, would probably enjoy this more than someone who doesn't. But basically, if you want a story that will make you cry, read Eien no With. I can almost guarantee you will not regret it.read more
This amazing story about an owner and their dog, will definitely bring you to tears. The characters lives change beautifully thanks to the influence of their dog and it not only shows the love and support through people, but through living creatures as well. Their bonds of love are eternal. I don't ever remember crying so much over a manga before. Any dog owner and lover will enjoy this story which can easily move you heart.
To be honest, I'm don't usually cry when reading, watching, or anything. Even if I did cry for a manga it would be only for one or two parts and I don't cry buckets. This manga is really awesome. I was crying over every page practically. Maybe, it's because of dogs. I love dogs and I love it how the mangaka potrayed humans and dogs in this story. Usually, you may find stories where there is the pet loves the animal the most. It was a very warm story, that"ll always make me smile. The characters are realistic. The main girl is not annoying as most girls potrayed in other manga. read more