Are you a fan of shoujo manga? Do you like your manga short and sweet? If so, you might want to consider reading Kingyo Sou.
When one of my manga-obsessed friends first found out that I would be taking a taiko class at Swarthmore this past fall semester, she suggested – no, commanded me to read Kingyo Sou. Tastefully short with only 8 chapters and a few extra pages, Kingyo Sou covers a budding romance between two high school students.
Asuka is initially captivated by Masami the moment she sees him passionately playing the taiko drums. However, after meeting Masami’s brother, Asuka discovers that Masami is actually hearing impaired.
In a world with almost no sound, Masami has closed off his heart to others. Reluctant to meet new people and unwilling to even speak to people outside of his family, he is initially rude to Asuka and shows no interest in befriending her. Still, Asuka is persistent, and discovers her own love for taiko when she joins the club.
How will this high-school romance turn out? Find out by reading Kingyo Sou!