Nishi has been in love with Myon since he was 9 years old. They both had feelings for each other, but due to Nishi's cowardice their relationship never became more than friendship. Now, in the present, Nishi is 20 years old and aims to be a great manga artist; but he still loves Myon. After years of being apart they meet again, but she tells him that she's thinking of marrying her boyfriend. Nishi is still a coward so he accepts it and wishes her luck. While they're talking at her older sister's restaurant a pair of yakuza walk in looking for their father. One of the yakuza starts harassing Myon and out of anger Nishi chooses to finally take a stand -- but he is shot and dies. Now, in limbo, he chooses to live again; but will he really live any differently than before?
A coward is not someone who simply feels fear, but whose life chronically stalls because of it. Nishi, the protagonist, is a textbook case whose inner monologues reveal a highly discerning person but whose insecurities also dull him to the point of inertia. He loves his childhood friend Myon but fears the rejection he might suffer if he tells her; he's too scared to react when gangsters point a gun at her and... read more