Nino Arisugawa, a girl who loves to sing, experiences her first heart-wrenching goodbye when her beloved childhood friend, Momo, moves away. And after Nino befriends Yuzu, a music composer, she experiences another sad parting! Luckily, she reunites with Yuzu in high school, but Nino still yearns to see Momo again. In a bid to get Momo’s attention somehow, Nino strives to improve her singing skills. She soon lands an audition that’s being held by a “Momo Kiryu”—could he be her Momo?!
I read volume one way back, (it took me forever to get my hands on the second) and I really enjoyed it. My review of book one was 4 stars (really 4.5) because I thought the character introductions, mainly the parts about Nino’s childhood with Momo and Yuzu were very lengthy, and I would’ve liked to have seen those parts split up here and there throughout the series…kind of like little reveals.
Now, reading volume two, I can completely understand why all of that exposition was added in so early on, especially in Momo’s case. Without having that there, it wouldn’t have given either of the boys equal footing when it comes to Nino, and wouldn’t have allowed for the big reveals in the second volumes! Of course, I won’t give any spoilers…but I’m looking forward to completing this series, and I wish Yuzu all the luck in the world while collecting his milk points…since I too was a short high schooler…and I stayed short lol.
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