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From Tsuzuku Jinsei o...:
With her mom always fussing over her baby brother, her father busy with work, and no friends at school, Hitomi has always felt lonely. This all changes when she volunteers to raise Eye, a guide dog, for a year. However, parting is never as easy as it seems...
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i teared up, and i don't even have any pets
Good enough to read and not feel like you've wasted your time
Certainly a heck of a lot better than the garbage I've been reading recently.
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I felt that the first chapter was the best overall, but the second and third aren't bad by any means. This is mainly due to what would seem like the climax, the dog and the girl separating, occurring in the first chapter, and the latter two seem like more of a followup. Of course the melodrama is what this manga is all about, but the plot didn't exactly throw me for a loop. But at the end I still said dawww, so the author's goal is achieved.
Awesome dog is Awesome.
... Last updated on August 9th, 2010, 10:25pm
Eien no With - Forever With You
Another great work by Miyauchi-sensei. Looking at the differences between her works is amazing, if you didn't know it would be like another person had drawn it. At first, I had the thought that this story wasn't really a tragedy, because the first two installations were fairly dramatic, but no more than any other manga when it wants or needs to be. It made me cry, sure, but in the last installation, the third chapter, I felt sad like can't even cry sad, just a lump was present in my chest on some of the saddest parts. So, basically, I'm saying that this series can be defined as a tragedy, because it is overwhelmingly sad sometimes, but still incredibly beautiful. Though I have tear tracks running down my cheeks as I write this, the ending (which made me cry) was beautiful. This is another remarkable work by Saya-sensei. Doggies <3
... Last updated on January 5th, 2010, 4:50am
a real tear-jerker
...one of the greatest manga I read in the last two month. ..I really like dogs and the story was really enjoyable ^^...but I didn't know I was capable of crying for 20 minutes..in one goXD...if you don't want to cry...don't read this one... If you love animals and want something really great to read..then this one is the right choice
... Last updated on January 11th, 2011, 7:21am
There's nothing I can say that will capture the beauty in this manga. It made me the closest I had ever been to crying while reading.. And I know I'll always remember it, in a small corner in my heart.
It did make me tear up... it was a little unfair, because it was like a sad, happy, super happy, sad, happy... etc... cycle, so I was like yes! Nooo... yes! Haha. It was completely adorable. I don't feel like the romantic subplot was out of place, it was nice, and more of an afterthought you knew was happening, but was not the main focus. All in all, a good read. It was a little strange to me how human-like they treated Eye towards the end, but that may be because I am not a huge dog person.
This was also good insight into blind dogs, and how helpful they are. It was certainly melodramatic, but had heart.
Art (10%): 7 The art is average but not bad.
Story (40%): 10 Heartwarming story about a relationship between a girl and a dog. The story itself isn't complicated in any way but it is defiantly interesting. It gives a realistic view of a girl raising a seeing eye dog and the importance of a seeing eye dog. I love how emotional story made me feel and I recommend this to everyone.
Character (40%): 9 The heroine develops as a character with help from her dog. We see her becoming more outgoing in the beginning of the story with help from the dog and later growing more mature in the future with the dog's help again (it will make more sense if you actually read the story). Although the characters do develop, none of the characters (other than the dog) is really remarkable.
Enjoyment (10%): 10 This part doesn't really need a comment, I just enjoyed reading the story.
Total Score: 8.9
... Last updated on July 16th, 2010, 6:56pm
It's absolutely beautiful... There are arguments between some of the characters, but you understand both sides. It really pulls you. And when Eye is dying, you start crying your eyes out. Why are all the dogs who die yellow labs (I cried at Marley too)
This was the first manga that truly made me cry. I love how this story didn't have bishounens and didn't have a cliched plot. It was touching and could very well be a true story. Loved it!