4.123 out of 5 from 277 votes
Both bittersweet and melancholy, these short manga evoke the emotion of loneliness. Another similarity is the gothic lolita fashion that both protagonists wear. The protagonists of both are merely objects but their sorrow is strong and relatable. They yearn for someone to stay with them but time after time, the people they meet have to leave or pass away.
In my opinion, I Am a Piano has better art with colour and makes better use of space, stirring up the same emotions as Lonesome Eden in a lesser number of pages. However, Lonesome Eden's plot is meatier as it has more pages to work with and uses the flashback and perspective flip devices to show hidden dimensions to the story. I love both equally and wholeheartedly recommend them.
Once there lived an eccentric author called Drosselmeyer who wrote grand tragedies - one of them was the tale of a prince who sealed away an evil raven by breaking his own heart into tiny pieces. However, before the story could be completed, the author died and the tale took on a life of its own. Now, in a town where fiction and reality meet, the story continues on its tragic course with Ahiru, a duck who transforms into the beautiful Princess Tutu in order to restore the prince's heart. But will Ahiru's act of love be enough to defy the story's terrible destiny and lead to a happy ending?
Princess Tutu is a duck brought to life through the magic of the storyteller Drosselmeyer. I am a Piano is a short one shot about a Piano's life thoughout history. Both are heartwarming magical tales both funny, and romantic, and uplifting.
One day, a beautiful and feathery young man decides to court a beautiful and delightfully gothic young girl. Flirtations abound with feathers and even fish bones, but there's more to this romance than meets the eye!