Genres: Shoujo, romance, Sci-Fi
Author: Yuki Suetsugu
Synopsis: Aoba loves volleyball, but after an accident, she is unable to continue with the sport. Gin, the weird guy in her class, nominates Aoba as a volleyball member for the ball tournament. “I want to play with you” he says. How will the story unfold from there?
As stated above, the manga got canceled due to plagiarism, which is such a shame, since the characters and story are interesting and the manga really had potential. However, I want to make it clear that, as I have understood, she did not plagiarizer stuff for Silver, but rather for her manga Eden no Hana which she worked on at the same time as Silver. So Silver got canceled as a punishment so to say.
Characters: I really like the main heroine Aoba. The fact that she is petite and actually as tall as me adds a few points :3 But really, it is so refreshing to see a petite, strong willed heroine, who just enjoys a sport and that love is not her number 1 priority.
About the male protagonist, Gin, without spoiling anything, let just say that he is keeping a secret from everyone, which Aoba will find out what it is. He really is a different character, but love the development he goes through. Can I just say that he looks so handsome in the last chapter :3
Story and art: That art is quite shojou, but really neat and good to look at. The author (actually the same person who has made Chihayafuru) is good at captivating the emotions of the characters.
I really like that the manga just jumps right into the story and it has a nice pace. I only wished we would have gotten a more detailed introduction about the time they are living in. The beginning only said that this happened in the future, and then the world is suddenly so technologically advanced and there are rules you cannot break and so on, which was a little confusing.
Conclusion: It is such a shame that the manga got canceled in the middle, and where it started to get exciting too!! ( ≧Д≦) I really wanted to read how the manga would end and all the drama in-between.
After reading the manga I was determined to write a post about it here on my blog, wanting to warn people about this manga. It is by no means bad, it was just very frustrating that the manga started to become so interesting only to find out that it will never continue and never have an ending.
However, after letting the manga sink in. The last chapter is actually quite satisfying. Yes we are left with unanswered questions (but it is not a crisis as they have not meant too much to the story) and of course, we want to know how the manga will unfold and end, but the last chapter itself can actually work as an ending. In reality, the story of the manga is quite bitter sweet, and the last chapter is quite sweet, giving at least for me a quite satisfied impression of the manga.
What I want to say is that the manga is worth reading, if you have in mind that it will end in 7 chapters. The story might not sound much based on the synopsis, but because I do not want to spoil anything (since it is so short), the manga really is much deeper than that and worth your time reading it.
Spoiler thoughts & comment:
– I did not see the whole “Gin is a robot” coming at all! Even though it was a nice, surprising yet sad twist to the story. The only thing I could think of after we got to know the information was, “what is going to happen to them?!” Will they stay together for a while but then Gin has to be shut down or something like in Zettai Kareshi? Or are they going to live happily ever after? I, of course, want a happy ending but at the same time, Gin is, in the end, a robot, so he will never get old and they can never have a kid of their own. Did I mention that he is a robot? Because our technology is not that advanced yet, maybe in the future who knows, the fact that Aoba is together with a robot is a little weird. I know, this is a manga and not real life but I can not help thinking so realistic about it \_(ツ)_/
– When Aoba started to view Gin as a robot and the scene where he killed that fish with the law mower saying that the fish is not alive, creeeeeeped me out!