Mod Note: This review was originally posted for "Hana", which was subsequently merged into "Bashism".
This story has got to be one of the most genuine romantic drama that I have ever read. Having less than 30 pages, it sure is commendable for being able to convey such strong emotions.
It was able to achieve this form of unity in each page, thus, makes it possible to create a huge impact by the end of the story. Each turn of page compliments the previous one— this very harmony is what I found extremely appealing in this one-shot. It did not go astray nor did it tried so
hard to stay on track; it was such a smooth flow.
The characters are exceptional. The side characters were able to complement to the lighthearted aspect of the story. Their positive personality is what made our main character shine even more. As for the main character, he is a fine young adult. His personalities are—in my opinion— what actually build up the story or the very foundation of it. His extremely good qualities and/or positivity are certainly the one that I looked up to. Seeing him being baffled about the idea of death yet wholeheartedly accepts it, made me emotional. The unfairness of the story—having an extremely honest and good person bear the mark of death— really added to the overall emotional distress it gave the readers.
As for the romance, it is remarkable. It is actually a forbidden type— a school nurse and a student. There was an intimate scene but it is not to be taken as something so erotic; one can view it as pure love. The romance here is at its finest.
The art is nothing special. It was fairly good. With a great plot line such as this, the art can be easily overlooked.
All in all, it was definitely a great read; emotional, sweet and romantic. I didn’t gave it a 10 since I was dissatisfied with a few things such as, the lack of character background and the art. Considering that it was together with a few hilarious stories in Comic Cue, it really stood out among the rest. It was unbelievably nice and a must read.