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joined Jan 15, 2022

The credits page answers my question so I appreciate it. I wanted more tho– •́⁠ ⁠ ⁠‿⁠ ⁠,⁠•̀

joined Jul 21, 2020

Great to see this got translated. Absolutely loved the vibe.

joined Jul 15, 2016

This is adorable. I generally try to avoid this specific combo of tags (Blushing School girl Yuri), but seeing the author's name made me give it a shot and I did not regret it. IMO it could have just as well been Adult life, and it would have been just as good... it has a timeless quality, is what I am saying.

joined Apr 19, 2018

I don't get why this got me hyped

joined Jul 8, 2019

Read, muthafakkas

joined Sep 27, 2017

A very cute read!

joined Jan 13, 2021

Oh hey, Fukaumi Kon's back! I love the peculiar way they use repetitions, echoes and shifts in perspective and memory to create these quiet, pensive tales that unravel years down panels, weaving recollections to realizations, mementoes to melodies, vignettes to visions all shifting as they're formed, a river of creases that whisper secrets in turning pages.

Here, too, there's a wonderful marshalling of space and setting, a helical progression that enacts time and time again that same pattern of closeness and distance, the constriction of bodies in a crowded train giving way to intimate havens that swell to wrap our girls in amicable bubbles, feeding back into the press of hearts that stand pressed in a common beat, blooming then into a vista of the sea as their voices soar to set tomorrow's date. And then we move back to memories clenched in Takamine's mind, panels of pain bordered in shadow, melting again with Sakura's springtime to burst forth into sweeping passions and singing loves, giving Takamine the courage to close the distance and make a commitment, comfortable at last with leaving her detachment behind to exist in a well-felt moment, and accordingly more content then to step back and appreciate a world no longer empty and numb, but positively glowing with promise and light, knowing it shall be every bit as resplendent tomorrow, knowing the girl who set her alight will be waiting. The last funnelling places us in Sakura's mind, reeling and breathless at an affection returned, in the dizzying knowledge that her little pocket of the train will be that much more crowded tomorrow, and all her words will be graced by eager ears, a lonely book read at last, the letters on her pages sent and received.

In every repetition of the pattern, closeness and distance take on new meanings, contextualized anew by Takamine and Sakura's experiences with each other, their memories and expectations, and also made more meaningful for us as we grow to know them better. And this itself ties into Sakura's gushing about the brilliance of books with subtle foreshadowing that take on new meanings, new secret signals with each read, and sequels to them that hint at shared universes and larger patterns without ever spelling them out, because magic shines best in ambiguity. Every aspect of the tale perfectly coheres, every element deployed in perfect concert, creating constellations of emotion that fascinate effortlessly, a naturalism polished so well as to become a dense, organic cosmos of its own- I adore the girl who seems to have a quiet eye of her own on Takamine, surrounded by knowing friends (one of whom seems quite similar to Haru of Haru to Midori fame, making Sakura's subtly-shared-universe comment even neater). All in all, a brilliant oneshot from a master of the craft. I hope we can see more of Fukaumi's work in the future.

joined Oct 10, 2014

Is that the sequel or a thesis above me?

Cute story! Cool that there was an unrelated admirer in the first pages too, not just the two main characters.

joined May 1, 2015

Nice another story from the author of Haru to Midori.
Man, I wish we had more of that. Just a oneshot would be great.

joined Jul 14, 2021

can we take a moment to appreciate the first page/title screen/ the intro/ the opening scene

the thing with the like, crude drawing its so good

joined Mar 23, 2022

dayuuum we need a series of these two dorkiess that story telling journey love bloomed in the train trip

joined Apr 27, 2021

Cute and wholesome, nice satisfying oneshot

joined Jan 10, 2022

Friends for now, but we all know where this is heading. That's right, into the book buddies territory.

I know it might sound like heresy, considering how many people always complain about stories that stop before getting anywhere, but I do enjoy these kinds of things. Sometimes it just doesn't have to end up with anything definitive. But just sometimes. Not always.

joined Oct 19, 2020


joined Mar 18, 2018

This has the great possibly of a series.
And it's written by the same writer as Haru and Midori (which is super fantastc!)

joined Oct 20, 2017

bro really said that out loud on the train

joined May 28, 2021

That was very warm and sweet ^_^ It captures these "getting to know a new person'' moments quite well IMO. Nice little hints of potential budding romantic feelings without overstating it too, which is appropriate for characters that age. I'd sure take a lot more of this !

joined Jul 25, 2017

Atmospheric Yuri is back in full force!

joined Aug 4, 2018

Style looks kinda dated. Old school yuri?

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joined Jul 6, 2020

Style looks kinda dated. Old school yuri?

This is very much contemporary, everything from the art style to the fonts used on the cover, are you saying its old school because the linework looks hand drawn rather than digital? I’m fairly certain this literally just got released.

joined Sep 23, 2022

I need more,it's cute story

joined Jul 6, 2020

I gotta admit I really enjoy these kinds of works about the beginning of feelings, when neither character really knows they’re in love but they feel something for the other one.

joined Sep 3, 2018


joined Feb 4, 2022

Aww that was so cuteeee :333

joined Feb 1, 2021

This is adorable. I generally try to avoid this specific combo of tags (Blushing School girl Yuri), but seeing the author's name made me give it a shot and I did not regret it.

These tags are kinda the vanilla ice cream of yuri. Never radical or unexpected, but it's still possible for it to taste really good if done well - plus it can blend nicely with other flavors.

last edited at Sep 23, 2022 2:00PM

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