I so so so need to watch the movie, but it never aired in any big cinemas here, I believe there were a couple tiny ones, but none close by. Hopefully I can one day watch it because I am a big big fan of Makoto Shinkai. I am glad I got the chance to at least read this manga and boy I loved it, hopefully I can also read the other books in the series.
This one is about a world where it, apparently, constantly rains. Wow, I am glad I don’t live there, because that would just make me sad.
Meet Hodaka, he decides to run away from his home to the big city of Tokyo. We later do find out a bit more about why he did that. I did love seeing him find his way in the big city. Try to find a job, a place to live. Which isn’t easy because he isn’t old enough for everything. But he does manage to find something, and along the way he makes friends as well. I loved how he quickly managed to find a safe place. I do hope that one day we will go back to his island and see his family and friends. We did manage to see some of his classmates, before he quickly ran away.
One of the people he meets is Hina. A girl who can make the sun shine through praying. At least it seems that she needs to be praying for it. I found it an amazing power, one that certainly would be loved in a world that is plagued by rain and water monsters. But, I quickly noticed that things weren’t easy for her, that this power may do something to her that won’t be good in the end. We see her tire, emotions go up and down. I wonder what the power of bringing this sunshine does to her and what the ominous warning was that we see later on when a duo goes to find out more about weather maidens. Knowing Makoto Shinkai… it will probably get very sad and emotional. I will be having tissues present when I read the rest of the series.
I did love the business they made and the looks on the people they help was amazing and had me smiling so much. People could finally have some fun without having to worry about the rain.
The drama near the end had me rolling my eyes though. Come on both of you…
I found it very interesting that it rains so much, and not only that, that there are rain/water beings around that make the weather even worse. I am curious what happened to have this weather change so drastically.
The art is really pretty and I love the style.
I would definitely recommend this book to all.