Lenni Reviews: “To Your Eternity” Vol. 5 by Yoshitoki Oima

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Trapped on Jarada Island with outcasts and criminals, Fushi befriends Tonari as he fights in the island’s deadly tournaments. When an old enemy resurfaces, Fushi may have to compromise his vow to refrain from killing.

Watching Fushi use his various forms in battle is a thing of beauty. It’s bittersweet to see him use and gain new forms when you know he gains them when someone dies but it’s still amazing to watch. It’s also awesome to see how Fushi’s character is growing and changing. as the series progresses. I look forward to seeing how he will change from here.

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Lenni Reviews: “To Your Eternity” vol 4 by Yoshitoki Oima

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Fushi has found a quiet life with his makeshift family, going four years without transforming and living in peace. But at Rean’s 16th birthday party, a monster attacks and Fushi is forced to face facts: he is not human and he will not be able to live a simple life as long as the Nokkers are pursuing him.

Whelp, I got out the tissues because this volume is a downer. I’m intrigued by Fushi and his “creator” and everyone in around Fushi is so damn likable, I almost want some stories about his four years with them. This series has had some great characters so far. I love experiencing everything with them and I hope this keeps up in future volumes. 4 out of 5.

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Lenni Reviews: “To Your Eternity” by Yoshitoki Oima

 

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Gugu is a young boy with terrible scars on his face who comes upon Fushi when he enters the shop where Gugu works. As the two grow closer due to the fact they are both “monsters,” Fushi finds he would like to stay instead of moving along as he normally does. Unfortunately, Fushi must face the fact that such happiness is fleeting.

The best parts of this volume for me were the scene with Gugu and Fushi. Watching them grow together is adorable but there is still the lingering shade of the hooded figure skulking after Fushi. I get the sad feeling Gugu and his friends won’t come out ok when he comes to claim whatever he wants from Fushi.

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Lenni Reviews: “To Your Eternity” vol 2 by Yoshitoki Oima

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As March and Parona are carried off as prisoners with Fushi, Parona is determined to get March to safety and devises a daring escape. But their captors want to use them to find out what exactly Fushi is even if they have to rip him apart to do it.

In addition to the daring escape, this volume also touches on where Fushi may have come from. There are still plenty of questions and hints about some much grander schemes but overall this is an intriguing story so far. Oima sure doesn’t hesitate to hit you in the feels, though, so don’t get too attached. 4 out of 5.

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Lenni Reviews: “To Your Eternity” vol 1 Yoshitoki Oima

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In this beautiful manga, we follow a mysterious orb after it falls to Earth. The orb has the power to transform into whatever it touches. As it encounters increasingly more complicates forms, the orb happens upon a young girl named March while in the form of a teenage boy.

This is a great book! I found out after I read this first volume that Oima also authored A Silent Voice (which I did read but went through it too fast to review for the blog). While a completely different genre, To Your Eternity also has the contrast of cute character design with serirous and harsh situations. It is lovely to look at and bittersweet, aside for the last page of the story with (spoilers) the talking dog. Something about that final image fails to be cute – as one would expect a talking dog to be – but instead is nightmare fuel. Other that that, I won’t give much more of the plot away as I feel it should be experienced by the reader. 4 out of 5.

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