“Another historical romance makes it’s niche by sporting a protagonist with admirable values and determination. Great for girls, and a highly enjoyable read.”
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We Were There is a slice of life shojo that treads the path of a more realistic look at relationships. Even with some typical cliches, the story feels fresh because Obata isn’t afraid to address the awkward and even unhappier aspects of loving someone no matter his or her flaws.
It’s that time of year again here in the states. With summer time escapades come and gone, students are back to classes and learning new subjects at schools all over the country. In recognition of this annual ritual, I’d like to highlight some of our reader’s favorite school manga.
The strength of this story lies within the character development. The amount of growth in Sawako’s character in just the first volume speaks of a story enriched by the characters themselves, in addition to the events of the plot. As well as the personalities, it’s the shared moments between the two characters of Sawako and Kazehaya that show Shiina’s talent as a writer and artist. From chosen panels to portraying the character expressions, the art reinforces the wealth of development in both plot and characters. I’m really looking forward to reading this series as a whole, and it will be a delight to see where the journey of these two characters takes them.
Both series have extremely devout fan bases, and are produced by very talented mangakas. If you haven’t already, find a copy of either of these titles and find out what you’ve been missing!