Lenni Reviews: “Boy’s Abyss” Vol. 1, by Ryō Minenami


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*This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review and is for mature readers.

Reiji lives with his mother, older brother, and ailing grandmother in a small town. His mother is overworked, his brother doesn’t help, and his grandmother’s dementia is getting worse. He feels trapped with no where to go in life when he meets Nagi, a woman working in the local convenience store but hiding her identity as a famous popstar.

This is shaping up to be a rather bleak telling of life in a small town. The mom is exhausted and ground down, Reiji see no future he can call his own, and Nagi is not a good influence on him. Reiji’s friend, Chako, is the only likable person so far and who knows what the next volumes will be like. I mean, we start off with (trigger warning) a suicide pact so I can’t imagine where it will go. 3.5 out of 5.

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