How do you even write a review for a oneshot without spoiling anything?
I have read countless BL manga in the past years since i started on this road of hell and when you've read 500+ BL manga, the cliches get tiring, the drama doesnt effect the audience, and/or overall forgettable. Just another BL to put on my completed list on MAL. I have come to the conclusion that a solid BL manga has to have volumes and volumes of content but here, I have found a good ONESHOT?!
What sets Hare no Hi apart from many of the BL that are out there is how
realistic and mature it is. Romance is not the focus. in fact there's little to none. Instead it is about Natsuki's father (name was never revealed) who sees a parallel between himself and his son, Natsuki.
It is a story that nods to how generations change and the regrets of missed opportunities and past mistakes. The characters are full of flaws and overall very human and could even be relatable to some.
I would like to give bonus points to RESPECTIVE EX WIFE. Not only is she there to NOT add more drama but also still being on good terms with her ex husband and supportive of her son. Now that, makes me cry.
This is a breath of fresh air I was looking for and if you're sick and tired of cliche, this is the fresh air you're looking for too.
I really hope I didn't spoil too much...