Basic Premise: The seventeen-year-old main character moves back to the town and friends she left ten years ago.
- The plot and relationship development felt awkward and circuitous. Normally I would be rolling my eyes and wishing the story would get moving, but it fits here. It feels like two teenagers figuring out what they want.
- I like both the MC and Takeshi. They are believable and sweet and skipped ridiculous gestures and angst.
- The MC’s memories with the guys are told through flash-back sections, not long sections of dialog where character A recounts what she did with character B in excruciating detail.
- During the occasional cutesy dialog or situations, Rihito would voice the “seriously?” reaction I felt. Hee.
- The story doesn’t care much for parents. Takeshi’s father appears once in the present-day story (not with his son), and the rest are relegated to the flash-back section. None of them seem to have any influence on the primary characters. It feels weird.
- Some of the word choice is odd. A favorite is “I’ve got some issues with semicircular canals.” Any guesses as to what is meant?
- “Have faith in yourself. Live with your flat chest full of hope!” – Ryu
- “Ryu, don’t wipe your nose on me.” – Takeshi
- “So…we’re still awkward.” – MC