is a (usually
) twice weekly Slice of Life
webcomic created by Shouri (of SPRINGIETTE
fame), which launched on 20th September 2011.
Twins Marian and Steph, plus their friends Jess and Karen, are about to start their final year of school. Each has definite life goals apart from Marian, who laments she has no direction in life. Then there's Emily, the new girl in town, with a very fatalistic outlook on life. As their lives entangle, the five embark on a journey of self-discovery.
Fragile contains examples of:
- Boyish Short Hair: Karen.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Jess.
- The Comically Serious: Karen.
- Cool Old Lady: Mamō.
- Curtains Match the Window: Marian.
- The Ditz: Marian. Often clueless, but possibly not quite in Cloud Cuckoo Lander territory.
- Genki Girl: Jess.
- Girlish Pigtails: Emily.
- Ill Girl: Emily (congenital heart condition).
- The Lad-ette: Karen shows signs of this, as does Jess in a different direction. Neither has reached full status yet.
- Love Triangle: hints of one developing with Bruce, Marian and Emily (Bruce —> Emily, possibility of Marian —> Bruce now she's determined to wean herself off Julian). A potential Type 4: Steph <—> Julian <— Marian has probably been avoided.
- Jerkass: Emily can be that way, in a 'if I can't be happy' mentality. Marian seems to be unconsciously working to break that part of her down.
- Jerkass Has a Point: She's not a Jerkass per se, but Karen did have a point about Jess not taking things about their music seriously at all, which is the main cause of them breaking off.
- Multicolored Hair: Karen (black hair, blue bangs), Jess (ginger hair, red ponytail).
- Must Make Amends: Marian after accidentally burning Emily.
- Proper Tights with a Skirt: Emily, though this may be more for warmth than being proper in any way, given her condition.
- Rapunzel Hair: Marian, Emily.
- The Reliable One: Karen.
- Skirt Over Shorts: Jess wears bike shorts under her school skirt, which are longer than the skirt.
- Tomboyish Ponytail: Jess.
- The Tragic Rose: Emily.
- Twin Switch: Marian once pretended to be Steph without her sister's knowledge to find out about Julian's feelings.
- Unfamiliar Ceiling: Volume 2 starts this way with Emily, with her reacting to it as being a common event for her.
- When She Smiles: A hint of this can be seen from Karen during the concert she and Jess attend and she seems to relax for a few minutes.
- You Gotta Have Purple Hair: Marian.