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Light Novel / The Longing of Shiina Ryo

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The Longing of Shiina Ryo is a Light Novel written by Ryuno, available here and on Baka-Tsuki. It is about a teenager nicknamed Shin-tsu who has spent most of his life fleeing from a series of unusual events that he has deemed "Mystery". The story picks up when Shin-tsu moves to yet another new town, which coincidentally is where Ryo, someone he met online and the only person who he has befriended during his life. Unfortunately, Shin-tsu can only hide for so long before Mystery finds him again...


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  • Blatant Lies: Most people believe Shin-tsu's stories are an example, but then again, they might be entirely correct.
  • Blessed With Suck: Shin-tsu's tendency to literally be lost in thought lets him skip a good portion of trying to figure out how to find Mystery.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Shin-tsu actually talks to the reader about various things, such as whether he's running or only walking briskly.
  • Cassandra Truth: "I stopped believing in Santa Claus when he cheated me at cards." Just as an example.
  • Male Gaze: Shin-tsu gives the reader a rather... unique perspective of the girls.
  • Unwanted Harem: Shin-tsu notices at couple points possibilities that could lead to a harem situation, and takes actions to avoid provoking such.
  • When It All Began: Shin-tsu's been running from Mystery for a long time.


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