There was this vague memory about a girl I met in the past. She was quirky, admirable, and wanted to be called “Anne.” Yes, Anne.. Did it really happen?
Did we not all dream of being superheroes when we were young? Megumi Tsukahara sure does, so much so, she wears a mantle practically everywhere. Megumi is much more interested in being a fabulous hero than in the boys in her class though. That is until one day, a tragedy occurs. ‘I Cast My Mantle To The Air’ is a quirky tale about a quirky girl that show us the meaning of childhood Romance and the painful feeling of regret.
Chika grows medicinal herbs and sometimes helps treat her fellow villagers. One day, she notices someone dressed from head to toe in black standing in her herb garden. It turns out that person’s name is Flen, and she also seems to be extremely knowledgeable about medicines and herbs. Chika invites her in for a drink and asks her where she’s from. Flen replies with the mysterious answer “over the eastern mountain, and then as far as east goes”. However, it seems there is a secret behind Flen’s amazing medicinal knowledge. What could it be?
To be the only one who cannot do common things are not easy for these girls, but is it really a “minus”? or perhaps for some people, it might be an “alpha”?
A human can’t choose their ideal body. A memory that had been carved in the flesh would not vanish no matter how much we tried to alter it. A newcomer thus arrived in the town, bringing a gun that could swap people’s bodies. The fierce but full of smile adventurer walk with a secret quest—to find the original body that was taken by his wife.
“Diary of My Daily Failures” is a bold comic essay of a depression survivor looking back to her past blunder. In the bleak of despair, Eriko struggled as she tried adapting to mental health institution environment. Eriko Kobayashi’s superb ability to deliver dark but comedic self-narrative would not only let readers ponder about the importance of mental health but might also reveal the hidden anxiety inside our mind we never know we had…