Riya Narukawa is a high school freshman with a tremendous talent for the violin and an equally large bag of mental issues. After injuring his own hand to compromise his playing ability, he winds up on the doorstep of college student Atsushi Ikeda, a nice guy who's maybe too nice and generous. He takes Riya in for the night and helps him with his hand injury. Atsushi realizes there is much more to Riya than is on the surface, and learns just how difficult Riya's life actually is. Not only does he have a personality disorder, but there's an aggressive senior at his school who has his eye on him. Atsushi becomes a sort of safe haven for Riya, an escape from the life of music he's been bound to.
I enjoyed the story, especially the psychological elements. The story alone in probably an 8, but I give it a 7 because sometimes it was confusing. I got confused sometimes if it was Black or White (the MC's two personalities) who was present often times and which was which. I feel they could have been more defined. The main character has MPD (multiple personality disorder) also known as DID... read more
The story is very interesting toward the 3rd volume since the first two volume one character don't get much time in the story and it takes the story a while in order for some of the character detail to be laid out straight for me to understand them more. The art style of this manga is very beautiful. The characters design is a bit sloppy because there aren't enough back story in my opinion but other than... read more
Butterfly of the Distant Day
Yoru mo, Hiru mo
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