(see original review) Never before in my brief reviewing career has it been so hard to come up with a star ranking for a title, ever. With the first volume setting the mood for the viewers, it becomes apparent that they are in for quite an amazing ride.This title literally has it all: Beautiful artwork, main characters that won't stop (Aoi and Kaoru are absolutely incredible, no joke), and a true-blue, you might even say "bluer than indigo" (yes, commence your silly eye-rolling) romantic plot with the patented "troubled backgrounds" to keep it driving forward, this title plastered a warm smile all over my stupid face for almost the entire first volume.They were just very tired, or sitting through something that was really, boring.Perhaps their group was attacked or some magic backfired, and they were knocked unconscious and landed in just the right position. They never realized they were looking for each other.
They're fully clothed, probably in a public place in broad daylight, one's head pillowed on the other's shoulder, chest, or possibly lap.He fixes it, and offers to help her find the address she is looking for. He fixes it, and offers to help her find the address she is looking for. This is the story in the first volume, and it's pretty good. The series is very good when Aoi and Kaoru act together, and it has a refreshing take on love.It's sweet,and a bit melodramatic, but in some ways its better than average. Aoi and Kaoru truly love each other, and there's some nice touching moments.On his way home from school one day, Kaoru Hanabishi runs into a young woman in traditional Japanese clothing.She is very lost, and he ends up helping her in her search to find someone.Both of them were raised in a very traditional Japanese environment.Sex outside of marriage is a taboo for both of them, so they are not going to act the way a more modern couple might.Well, not to sound clairvoyant or anything, but I was right.The last episode of the volume left me with a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach that was only confirmed and deepened when I picked up the second volume.His time with the Hanabishi was grim (His flashbacks to this time were quite moving.) and eventually Kaoru left the family.He was also (he thought) walking away from his arranged marriage to Aoi Sakuraba. Even as a little girl, Aoi took the arrangement seriously and made it her goal to someday marry Kaoru Hanabishi. They haven’t seen each other since they were children.