Jul 22, 2015
If you're looking for a manga with a bittersweet ending, I definitely recommend this one shot. It depicts a girl that falls in love with a tree spirit that she has known since she was very young. Through the story, these two forbidden people feel what it is like to go through a first love.
Story: I've watched anime and read manga with the same story line, so this one is nothing new. Nevertheless, it still is a refreshing manga to read as these types of innocent and simple love stories are quite rare gems to find.
Art: The art is very similar to other shoujo mangas
as the characters are very good looking and the detail is girly, though it is not the “flowery and glittery” type of girly. It is one that is quite wispy and seems solemn, which is a plus considering the type of tragic story this is so it compliments this one shot very well.
Character: The characters are also very simple as the author mangaka does not go into very much detail about their past experiences and how they are shaped. It's just like “BAM. There. Those are your characters and what they are like.” but I am not against this, considering that it is a one shot. Even though, I like the characters as they are not the annoying usual manga characters. The guy is not rude and selfish and the girl is not weak and dense like usual heroines.
Enjoyment: I did very much enjoy this manga, but it is one that I do not really want to enjoy once more in the future. I shed some tears at the end, but because I have cried harder from other manga and anime, I just feel like this one shot only made me cry because it reminded me of other works I have read and watched.
Overall: Is this a manga that I would recommend to others? Maybe. I would only recommend it to people that are weak-hearted to sad stories as this one is more sweet on people. Even though it sounds harsh, I still did like this manga and I feel it should be more recognized as people can learn or even reminisce of how harsh first loves can be on them.
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