Emma, Norman, and Ray live an idyllic life at the Grace Field House with other orphans as they wait to be adopted. When one of them, Cony, is adopted and forgets her doll, Emma and Norman attempt to return it to her and discover the horrible truth about where they live and the “Mom” who has been caring for them.
After I finished the anime, I saw people were posting about how it ended badly and was different from the manga. So, I decided to read them. This first volume follows the beats of the anime; introducing the children, Mom, where they live, and the twist of this not being just a story about some cute kids having adventures at their orphanage. The art style is versatile, able to be both cute and horrifying and there’s plenty of tension. Fantastic start. 5 out of 5.