Yuugure Light is a good read with an overall score of 7. it has regular fun moments, slow-paced light-hearted moments and intense anxious moments. for me when the story started i got quite excited but later on due to the (subtle)drama the excitement got a little lower but still was good enough to be hooked up to know whats gonna happen next, so i wasn’t bored while reading it and I’m also satisfied with the ending.
I found this manga to be different from other Usami Maki's works because many of the other Usami Maki’s mangas concentrate on just the main girl, her love interest and
their insecurities, this is also true in this manga but it focuses on the relationships of 4 main characters which is quite different from others.
honestly i love her other works more than this, of all the other Usami Maki’s manga this would be my least favourite not because this is a poorly done one, but because for me her other works are exceptionally good and i find them very much enjoyable. This is how i strongly feel but other readers might have thier own opinion which might differ from mine and for this reason i want others to read this manga and judge things for themselves, especially because this is a different one from other Usami Maki mangas and is quite good to read too, so read further to understand the story and its characters better and decide if you want to read this manga or not.
Heres how the story goes
Chinami lives with her single father. when her father asks her permission to move to a new place she agrees and they shift to a new apartment, later she comes to find that the one his father wants to remarry is also in the same condo. At first she is reluctant to meet her and her daughter Kazune, but then she decides to get to know them and see how things will turn out, when she visits her home she meets the Souma brothers - Kanata(elder one) and Yuudai(younger one) who are Kazune’s next door neighbours and childhood friend. Kazune was really happy to get a new sister and was expecting to get along with chinami, but the souma brothers were wary of chinami and her father, regarding the welfare of kazune and her mother. when chinami moves to her new school she finds herself sitting next to Yuudai, Kazune is also in the same school but different class, thats where the story starts.
A little bit about the personality and relationship between them
Chinami and Kazune get along well, they both were ostracised by the girls in their class due to different reasons. Chinami speaks her mind and says things bluntly which others wouldn’t dare to and hence they keep their distance from her. Kazune is alone because she was the popular Kanata and Yuudai’s childhood friend and got protected by them, because of the support she got from them she doesn’t voice her opinion much and acts like a push over in school. Kanata and kazune are good at studying so they teach chinami and yuudai who needs help, The relationship between the souma brothers is very normal like that of a dog and cat(you know, like regular siblings…), Chinami and yuudai’ are also like that. yuudai is honest, straight forward, friendly and caring - a guy who gets mad in behalf of his friends. he is in track and field club, often runs to get refreshed. normally he is simple-minded but sometimes he is sharp and understands if others are feeling down and is there for them. Kanata is sharp(He understands the things that are going on) and cunning(and uses them for his favour).
the relationship among the 4 of them is they give something to the other person and are also receiving something from them, more like they are there for the other person and the other person is also there for them. so they don’t want to prioritise one over the other and try to get along with everyone. The focus is on love, friendship and there are quite a few family developments.