Released: April 26th, 2022
I received an ARC of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
I stumbled on the summary of this book on Netgalley and knew I needed to give it a read! After losing his father Ichiro works hard, as a manga author, to provide for his two younger siblings and ensure they’re well taken care of. Life can get a little hectic trying to balance the responsibilities he faces as an older brother, as well as an artist with deadlines but Ichigo is determined to provide for his family and still pursue his dreams of being a successful manga author.
Though the loss of Ichigo’s father is discussed, overall, this is a very sweet and light-hearted read that had me giggling in joy and secondhand embarrassment.
Shiori and Ichigo are so adorable and somewhat socially awkward, Shiori because she’s not from our planet, and Ichigo because he’s more introverted and isolated due to all his responsibilities. From start to finish both characters had me cracking up and cheering them on.
Another thing I loved was that the author included some translation information in the back, in case anyone’s newer to Japanese culture. I also found out there’s an actual name, in Japan, for a common trope I adore [at least in media lol]…the trope is called: kabedon and it’s when one character slams their hand against a wall trapping the other character. So many Jdramas, and Kdramas, I’ve watched have had me squeeing, in fangirl, when the main love interest does this to the hero/heroine.
I’m so glad I stumbled onto the summary of this book and I cannot wait until more volumes are translated to English!