Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Manga Review: A Silent Voice, Volume 4, by Yoshitoki Oima

Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
Release Date: November 2015
Volumes: 7.
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 3. 5.

Goodreads Synopsis:


Once upon a time, Shoya was terribly cruel to Shoko, his elementary school classmate who couldn’t hear. To make up for his past sins, Shoya has devoted himself to repaying the debt of happiness he owes. So when Shoko faces a romantic setback, Shoya assembles some familiar faces from their past for a trip to the amusement park that may just change things for Shoya, too.


Shoya is starting to learn that not everyone is horrible, and he could actually make friends. He attempts it in this volume by going to an amusement park with a group, and it starts out really great. Ends in a bit of a mess, though.
Naoka and Shoko can’t seem to get along, and Naoka won’t leave Shoya alone. Naoka is generally just a terrible person, though. I don’t like her at all.
On the other hand, Shoya is trying to be a better person and make friends with people. He takes advice to compliment Shoko, because he wants her to like herself, which is kind of adorably hilarious. And then, when Yuzu and Shoko go through a bad family death, the group does the same for Yuzu. It’s sweet.
I just absolutely love this series. It’s heartwarming and realistic and terrible at times, and all of it is fantastically done. I can’t wait for the next one.

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