Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Manga Review: Forget Me Not, Volume 1, by Nao Emoto and Mag Hsu

Rating (Out of 5): ~3.5
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
Release Date: March 2016
Volumes: 7+
Spoilers?: Light.
Volume: 2.

Goodreads Synopsis:


After an accident on his scooter, Yusuke Serizawa awakes to find himself in a hospital bed. The cause of the accident—the sight of a familiar face that distracted him. However, it turns out that the person who distracted him was also the person who called the ambulance for him, and whoever it was won't reveal their identity. All Yusuke knows is that this person is a woman from his past—someone that he loved and possibly wronged. Now Yusuke must search his memories of the women in his life to discover the identity of his guardian angel. Will Yusuke be able to find the true identity of this woman and rekindle the flame of a past love or will this woman forever remain a mystery, lost to old memories?


I thought the description sounded really interesting to me, and yet I still didn’t expect this.
Yusuke, now in college (I think? Or around that age at least), gets distracted while on his bike and gets hit. He finds out that the woman who distracted him also called for the ambulance, and that she’s someone he hurt in his past, but she won't tell him who she is. But there were so many girls he hurt, he doesn’t know who it was. And so we go back in his memory, meeting each girl he hurt in middle and high school, and what happened and why she might be doing this to him now.
We meet a couple of the women in this volume, one girl who he was too embarrassed to be upfront about his feelings with when his classmates teased him. Another foreign girl who he dated, and the breakup was bad from his point-of-view. And finally a teacher, close in age, who he forms a relationship with and who he encourages to be more confident.
This volume took me by surprise, and I didn’t quite expect this. But it was a pleasant surprise. He was a jerk in the first story, and at other times, but he learned. I quite enjoyed this volume, and I look forward to reading the next one.

No comments:

Post a Comment