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That Sky Blue Feeling Volume One

March 18, 2020
That Sky Blue Feeling Volume One

I've literally just finished this and was desperate to write my review.

In my time I've read a fair amount of manga from many different genres but never before have I been so besotted with a story so quickly. Never have I awwed and smiled and hugged a book so much.

I feel like I can see where this is going and I can't wait to get there. This is a three-volume complete series that follows Sanada and Noshiro's budding friendship. Noshiro has just moved to a new school and is determined to befriend the loner of the school Sanada. Who he finds out, spends his time alone as a result of a rumour that he's gay. That fact that the rumour is true doesn't bother Noshiro, he just wants to be friends with him.

Whilst this manga is super cute it displays a lot of the internalized homophobia present in society. Mainly, the idea that just because a person is gay does not immediately mean they're going to try it on with you. A lot of people who were once friends with Sanada now avoided him, he even tried to hand one a pen back and the guy jumped because he'd put his hand on his shoulder. Noshiro, like an ally avenger flipped the guy judo style. Whilst I cannot attest to the portrayal of this I felt it very accurate and moving. I was uncomfortable that the word 'homo' was used as an identifier for a gay person, but I tried to research and find out if it was simply a culture thing and it was just another word for gay rather than a slur. The way it was used so commonplace seemed to suggest that it was the accepted word but if anyone knows then please do let me know.

I giggled so much too. It was funny in a way I didn't think it would be.

I'm moving onto the next volume straight away.

I loved this.

INFO

Name: That Sky Blue Feeling Volume One

Author: Okura

Publisher: Viz Media

Pages: 258

ISBN: 978-1-9747-0160-5

Rating: 5/5

Have you read That Sky Blue Feeling?

What did you think?

Thank you for reading,

Katie x

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