Ooo, ooo, yes, yes, I have a nomination!
Hopefully not gonna continue the trend of giving books the touch of death by nominating them…
Natively: スローループ 1 | L20??
Since childhood, Hiyori Yamakawa has witnessed her father’s various eccentricities, but one activity she has always loved doing with him is fly fishing—a complicated yet rewarding method of catching fish. Even after his sudden death, Hiyori still visits the seaside in her spare time, savoring the joy that her father’s memento brings her.
Three years later, Hiyori’s mother decides to remarry and arranges a dinner with her fiancé, his daughter, and Hiyori to celebrate. Anxious and wanting to pass the time, Hiyori goes to her usual fishing spot when a rather energetic girl named Koharu Minagi suddenly appears before her. The two soon become acquainted, with Koharu taking an interest in fly fishing herself. However, their meeting is more than just a coincidence: Koharu turns out to be Hiyori’s future stepsibling, which is only the beginning of treasured memories the both of them will reel in as they foster their sisterhood.
This is the manga that is for fly fishing what Yuru Camp is for camping - cute girls doing cute things, and in this case the thing is fly fishing. Yuru Camp meets Diary of Our Days at the Breakwater. So I figured I’d nominate it at this book club tier because this is where Yuru Camp was. Amusing, informative, unexpectedly hard-hitting at times, but iyashikei throughout.
- It’s cute and fun.
- It’s intended to introduce the reader to fly fishing, so any complicated terminology gets explained to the reader-avatar character.
- There’s an anime, which covers the entirety of the first volume, so if people want to hear the dialogue aloud, it’s there.
- No furigana.
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
- I don’t know