A bright and new piano moves from location to location over the years, growing and gaining memories along the way. From being with children to soldiers and beyond, it lives a long and eventful life...
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 both manga, the ending involves a person who reunites with the protagonist, the only person to do so after saying farewell. I Am a Piano ends on a happy note whereas Lonesome Eden would have ended happily with the reuniting scene but everything after the second last page of chapter 3 is a very bittersweet perspective flip.
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.
Ganymede was once the revered prince of Troy. But when the fickle god Apollo whisked him away to a place filled with flowers and beauty, the man finds himself trapped in eternity, unable to escape. What does Apollo want with Ganymede? And what will happen when Apollo meets Poseidon, Hades, and even Zeus himself?