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20-something Meiko Otani is restless, living day to day with a job she hates and an unemployed boyfriend who'd rather be playing in a band. Like others her age, she struggles to find her place in the world and a purpose in life, so in an attempt to make a fresh start, she makes the decision to quit her job. Together with her friends, Meiko will embark on a journey of self discovery to find what will truly make her happy.
Two dramas about love and life of a group of friends in their early twenties who worry about their relationships, their bands, and their futures. Ohikkoshi is more comedic while Solanin is more emotionally gripping, but adult readers will probably find something to relate to in each.
Inside an abandoned tank on a weed-infested riverbed live hot-headed Velveteen and neurotic Mandala: two teens who usually amuse themselves by setting things on fire or trying to play Donkey Kong on a pager. The only other human around is their supervisor, a half-naked man who spends his days gunning down the imps and other oddities that lurk on the banks. These three are tasked with looking after this riverside, where the souls of the dead are forwarded, but due to a clerical error the dead have become prone to reviving and indiscriminately attacking anything around them. As the bodies pile up, the girls' home is no longer safe, and they must take up arms to defend themselves!
How is a university rom-com like a schoolgirls vs. zombies tale?
Plot-wise, the two have very little in common, however, they share a very similar style of comedy, a story made up almost entirely of dialogue, and similar artwork. Comedy-wise, both are fond of breaking the fourth wall, evoking elements of RPG gameplay, and mentioning Studio Ghibli in the same sentence as brothels.