Lenni Reviews: “I Want to Eat Your Pancreas” by Yoru Sumino & Izumi Kirihara


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Our protagonist finds his classmate’s diary and she, Sakura, admits to him that what he read is true: She is dying and has never told any of her friends in school. She would rather life out the rest of her days without getting treated differently but a friendship blossoms between them despite him usually being uninterested in other people.

This is a tearjerker. Much like Your Lie in April, Sakura is overly positive and perky (very much like a manic pixie dream girl) as a complete opposite to the boy who she befriends; so she can draw the boy out. Their relationship is touching and bittersweet, as there is nothing that will save Sakura.

But… The ending… I won’t spoil it but I’m not sure if I like it or not. I’m torn with it showing the bleak realities of life or pushing for an even sadder ending. Either way I took a star off for that. 4 out of 5.

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