Beginner Japanese Book Club // Now Reading: 気になってる人が男じゃなかった // Next 葬送のフリーレン, then ウスズミの果て

さよなら絵梨

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Natively: Level 23

Summary

With his mother dying, Yuuta attempts to capture her last days on his phone. After her death, Yuuta heads to the roof of the hospital to commit suicide, but a meeting with a strange girl leads him on the path to making a movie.

私が死ぬまでを撮ってほしい――病の母の願いで始まった優太の映画制作。母の死後、自殺しようとした優太は謎の美少女・絵梨と出会う。2人は共同で映画を作り始めるが、絵梨はある秘密を抱えていた…。現実と創作が交錯しエクスプローションする、映画に懸けた青春物語!!

Availability

Physical: Amazon | CD Japan
Digital: Kindle | Bookwalker

Personal Opinion

I picked this one up on a whim in a bookstore without really knowing anything about it and was surprised to find out that it is a oneshot by the same author as Chainsawman. The story is a lot more grounded compared to that manga, but it nonetheless has an art style that I have never quite seen in a manga before. It basically uses 4-koma format but with only one column per page so you get these wide frames that allow for some very unique perspectives. From a story point of view it is, as one can probably gather from the synopsis, quite a sad story.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Unique style/framing
  • Oneshot (we can finish it in one go!)
  • Because of it being a Oneshot the pacing is quite fast

Cons

  • No furigana

Pictures

First Three Pages of Chapter One


Additional Pages

Bookwalker preview

Difficulty Poll

How much effort would you need to read this book?

  • 1 - No effort at all
  • 2 - Minimal effort
  • 3 - Moderate effort
  • 4 - Substantial effort
  • 5 - So much effort my head might explode :exploding_head:
  • I don’t know

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