5 journalers for this copy...
Release Date: June 27, 2007
After Atsushi dies in a horrible accident, his twin brother Ayumu decides to steal his identity and returns to school in his place. He attempts to hide his reckless behavior and assume persona of his honor student brother. However, for some reason, Ayumu is unable to hide his true colors and composure around his classmate Kirishima.
Includes the following chapters:
Othello: Ayumu finds out his twin brother Atsushi died in an accident, and goes to live with his mother, even going to the same school as his deceased sibling. What is Kirishima's true feelings?
Snow White in Summer: The reunion of childhood friends Nanjo and Sakamoto (which means Snow).
The Scent of Midnight: Miyaji goes to the house of the dead artist Sougestsu and meets his "son" Masanari. A sad but touching story with a mystery that runs into her next story, The Abyss Pool.
I am soooooooooooo looking forward to this one. It looks fascinating and nummy at the same time. This one totally goes on the top of this TBR pile!
Othello- made me think. Stories about twins, where one dies and the other has to cope with that loss, always pull at my heart. And this one has some interesting twists and emotions (and I do love me some angst and hurt/comfort).
Snow White in Summer- was cute. I have a thing for fairy tales as well, so this one made me smile.
The Scent of Midnight- Interesting but sad. And just when I was getting into it and getting to know the characters, it was over. Unfortunate.
The Abyss Pool- I think I liked this last story the most, even if I just about had a heart attack at the ending.
I definitely wasn't expecting such a range of emotions and ending in such a place. I don't think this is one I would re-read, but I'm glad I had the chance to read it once.
Once again I agree with KateKintail's comments on all the stories. I actually think I read the last story in the past so it was nice to get to read the whole manga.
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Later: Nice mix of stories here, from the bad-twin trying to lead a better life by moving into his dead brother's circle (with a tragic and abusive back-story, to boot) to the beautiful - and hungry - dragon god. In "Othello" I liked the way the story gave Ayumu a way to regain his good memories of his twin, while also showing him some hope for a new life - and love. "Snow White in Summer" was cute and funny, with the angst-factor evaporating once the characters realized how they'd misunderstood each other. "Scent of Midnight" - now, that one was something of a heartbreaker, even if things did turn out fairly well for at least one of the characters. Would have liked to see more stories about those two! And "The Abyss Pool" - ah, yes; short, but with quite an impact. It reminded me of Pet Shop of Horrors, and that's a good thing.
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