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Manga that periodically shift to the perspective of other charatcters

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Post #571111

2:39 pm, Sep 23 2012
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Currently reading Honeymoon Salad, and I'm enjoying how it semi-frequently switches to the perspective of the girls to give you a glimpse into their thoughts that you wouldn't otherwise be able to have.

I realize this is a somewhat common narrative device, so if you could, recommend manga that you feel do this particularly well or use it more frequently, or just great manga that also feature this. It doesn't have to feature it with a lot of characters, like with an ensamble cast or something. Even if it's just two or so that's fine.

To narrow it down further, I'm looking for something that involves romance , although it doesn't have to be the main focus. No yaoi - yuri is fine, shoujo ai is fine, shounen ai is okay if it's tastefully done and not part of the main plot, like in Yubisaki Milk Tea.

Now that I think about it, I think Hatsukoi Limited does something like this so maybe I'll check that out. But what I'd prefer is something that retains a main character while also shifting perspectives now and then.

Hope this post isn't too broad or vague. If I need to clarify something let me know. Thanks!

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3:19 pm, Sep 23 2012
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Flower of Life
Wandering Son
Nijigahara Holograph - don't really have romance, but the shift in perspective is particularly well done
Moon Child

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Post #571116
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3:20 pm, Sep 23 2012
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Marie no Kanaderu Ongaku? It is technically a fantasy, but for the most part that's a character-driven tale, where a decent amount of story is told from a girl's POV.

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4:07 pm, Sep 23 2012
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More than Hatsukoi Limited I'd suggest you Need a Girl (it's a manhwa though) if you want to try something of that kind (school life/shounen/ecchi). It also have focus on the girls' thoughts later on.

Just for the record, not entirely related to this topic, I found the best use of this shifting technique in Boogieopop Phantom anime (there are even same events repeated but from a different character prospective so you get to understand some parts of the event that you couldn't before), but unfortunately there is not romance as you asked.

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Post #571123

5:23 pm, Sep 23 2012
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Wa! (KOJIMA Akira) seems to have that

Post #571132 - Reply to (#571111) by wafflestatus
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7:42 pm, Sep 23 2012
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kare kano

Post #571136
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8:56 pm, Sep 23 2012
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Natsuyuki Rendezvous may fit.

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