This was one of the titles that I mentioned in the Personally-followed manga, under-the-radar for everyone else
thread, and since the scans/translations have finally gotten to a major turning point in the story, I thought it was just as well that I talk about it.
For those who missed out on the premise from the previous thread, it's this: Masamune Kazama, a twenty-something salaryman in a small design company is finding himself wondering why's he's even staying at the town he's in right now, as the reason he's even there in first place — a promise to his first love and highschool sweetheart — seems pointless given how she left to study abroad and never wrote back since.
Things swiftly change however when two bits of news reach him: one, the aforementioned girlfriend had died, and her remains was being returned home for burial, and two, he's apparently the father of a daughter she's secretly been keeping. When he encounter said five-year-old daughter, well, you might imagine priorities are about to swiftly change.
While the manga is considered as "complete", as mentioned we're only getting the translations now.
As for the most recent scanned chapter, Kazama seems to be taking the first halting steps in moving on, and decides to at least try going out with another woman — in this case an office worker who's just confessed to him. However the context where he tells her that he's open to dating is kind of ominous, ESPECIALLY since it's raining very hard might be foreshadowing that things might not turn out well for both of them...
Given that this is well past the 25-chapter mark, tempted to do a page of it.
edited 11th Sep '12 5:21:38 PM by MyssaRei