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Aiiro Shinwa  
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Divided into four chapters entitled respectively 1970, 1974, 1976 and 1980, the story focuses on a young couple, Keiko and Kosuke.
They meet during high school and soon become friends. Koisuke aspires to become a famous movie director and Keiko helps him with his project in a competition. The outcome is brilliant but not much later Keiko sees him kissing another girl. During the next years they will meet again, but will they be able to overcome their misunderstandings?


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Latest Release(s)
c.4 (end) by Barcarolle (2105d ago)
c.3 by Barcarolle (2143d ago)
c.2 by Barcarolle (2331d ago)
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1 Volume (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (49 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.37 / 10.0
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February 16th 2015, 2:20pm PST



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Shoujo Friend (Kodansha)

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Left Me Smiling   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Imsexyandiknowit328
March 19th, 2015, 9:49pm
I didn't really go into this with high hopes, to be totally honest. It bounces around a lot, sometimes it's hard to tell who is speaking, and the antiquated art style is hard for someone used to modern art to adjust to. However, I trudged on through the first chapter, forced myself through the second, finally became engrossed during the third, and couldn't stop reading until I'd finished the fourth.

One of my favorite aspects is how -- "realistic" isn't the right word; maybe "plausible" is closer to what I mean -- this series is. Everyone struggles with missing opportunities or failing to communicate feelings, and that's what Aiiro Shinwa ultimately deals with. Over the course of ten years, this couple struggles with their non-relationship. Right off the bat, they develop crushes on each other, but neither believe their feelings are reciprocated, so they end up dating other people. Years pass, and so many opportunities slip by them both. If he'd said one thing, or if she'd done another, they would have been together much earlier in life than they ended up being. It's a beautiful story in its own right, and then end left a smile on my face. smile
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Good, meaningful, interesting.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by elianthos
July 31st, 2010, 10:05pm
On one hand, compared to more recent manga the pace is slightly rushed in some passages, on the other hand you could say it goes refreshingly to the point without dragging the story on and on for volumes to milk all its worth.
The characters are interesting, the 'missed chance and misunderstanding' element that would become very typical and possibly overused in more recent titles here are still fresh and serves an actual plot and characters that pursue their dreams, work their a** off to achieve them, face their personal flaws and overcome them in a realistic way. So, yeah, there is more than enough romance, but the core story is about healthy self-realization and indipendence wink . Bonus points for featuring a non Mary-Sue-ish woman-power character.
Art is very 70's and so are some elements (*smoking* and working were a revolutionary combo in/for Japanese females at the time): personally I love the eyes (less sparkly than the 70's norm, as much as I like old school sparkly eyes too XD) and flowing, strand-detailed hair and looooong but light limbs of Yamato-sensei's style; while I find the other elements either interesting or significant in a historical/sociological sense.

... Last updated on July 31st, 2010, 10:06pm
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