Reviews: Dreaming Of Sunshine

Pretty good, but loooooong.

- Thoughtful characterization. Shikako is a strong and interesting female leads, and she avoids many of the pitfalls that self-insert OCs normally suffer from. She's relatable, but not weak, and she's strong enough to be interesting but not overpowered.

- The world-building is the most important part of the story. It is the author's interpretation of the whole Narutoverse, and it's so sensible I wish Kishimoto would have read it before he wrote his next chapters.


- It drags on. A lot. It's basically the whole Naruto plotline, rewritten. Including the anime fillers.

But that's not the point here. This story, I'd say, is not meant for plot. It's the world-building, the attention to detail, the realism it lends to this otherwise fantasy world…that's what makes it stand out so much. It's a thorough and all-encompassing story.

It's unfortunate, then, that the plot made me lose interest halfway through. As I was reading, I could only think, "I know this already." Which is a shame, because the writing is otherwise solid.