Manga and anime mean different things to different people. Some see them as an escape from difficult lives, some see them as a way to make friends and find things in common with people, and so many more things. To me, manga and anime are a medium where some of the best stories can be told. As a writer myself, seeing these beautiful things and reading/watching these incredible stories and following along on fantastical journeys is magical. In this medium of fiction, anything is possible.
Ano Ko no Ie is an example of that. With such a simple premise, this manga still manages to convey so much. While some of the child's inner monologues were unrealistic for a child to have, this is an interesting look into the mind of a child. Depending on what you take out of it, the story can be confusing, nonsensical, or very tragic.
The characters are simple, yet incredibly charming. Without telling us anything straight, the author manages to show us who these characters are and how they think.
The art is also simple, but considering the perspective we are shown, it fits incredibly well.
This may not be a masterpiece, but things like this are the reason that as I get older and start thinking of my future, I know that I won't ever "grow out" of manga and anime. There's just too much to see. read more