Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Vacation Time

So just a quick update, but yeah, I am going on holiday for a few days. Nothing big, just to New South Wales, but that means that this will be the last update until around the 17th. 

Anyways, I have read a few short series. The first being Kimi wa Kirakira, which is complete at 5 chapters. It's a cute story about a girl who has no passion for anything in life. That is until she meets a fellow college student, who plays American Football for his college. This meeting reignites the girls passion for photography, which she developed before her parents divorce many years prior. The rest of the story is the development of the friendship between the two and how they both continue to follow their dreams. It's a nice story, but I felt that this had much potential to be a longer serialization. Oh well, no use crying.

I also have read Shiro no Eden, which is also complete at 4 volumes (16 chapters long). I thought that this was going to be a cute little love story. I can now say that I was wrong. The story is about Mashiro, a third year middle school student who is very withdrawn and unsociable as she fears that she may not be a good girl. With parents who constantly harrass her about her grades and why can't she be a good girl, she finds solace at a small cram school where Ai, a man who gives Mashiro magic candy, teaches. The two develop feelings for one another, however Ai denies he feels anything as it is revealed that he prostitutes himself in order to financially support the cram school. Finally when all seems resolved, Mashiro and Ai start a relationship only to find out that they are in fact, siblings!! The rest of the story deals with the taboo of an incestuous relationship. By this point, Ai decides to leave to search for his father who has been missing for several years. The story ends 10 years later, Ai still has not returned and no one has been contacted by him for over 3 years. Mashiro has since become a teacher, and has recently been transferred to a school on an island. It is then revealed that there is a cram school the same name as the one Ai taught at on the island. Mashiro finds the cram school to find that it indeed Ai. The two reunite after 10 years of seperation and it is assumed that they continue a relationship of some kind (whether it is as siblings or lovers is unknown).

Anyway, this is about it for now, until next time :)

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