Monday, March 6, 2017

Manga Review: Forget Me Not, Volume 4, by Mag Hsu and Nao Emoto

Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
Release Date: September 2016
Volumes: 7.
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 3. 5.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Serizawa started a relationship with Yamaguchi even though he was interested in Tsukushi. But after living in a confusing and vague love triangle, he can no longer suppress his feelings for his friend. Serizawa must now make a painful choice in order to truly face Tsukushi. Will he be able to start fresh, or will he lose both people he cares about?
As a young adult, Serizawa also struggles with memories of his childhood. And in a dark time, he meets someone from his past that he never thought he'd see again...


Finally, his messed up relationships with Yamaguchi and Tsukushi. He ends one and goes into the relationship he thought he wanted, only to find out it's not quite what he expected. He messes that up, too.
My favorite part of this volume, by far, was the strength that Yamaguchi showed when she yelled at him. That was a really strong scene, and I was impressed by it.
We get to see what Serizawa's parents were like in this volume, and what kind of influence that had on him. Seeing his mom devoted to a man who was never around, and eventually cheated. Some things make sense, after that.
In the last chapter, Serizawa is a mess. He's falling apart, and it's very obvious. We'll see what happens with that cliffhanger.
I'm really hooked on this series. It's very smart and realistic, the characters feel real and it's easy to grow attached even when you know things are going to end up bad. I'm interested to see where it goes next.

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