Sachiko Azuma felt that her first child, Hikaru, was born to her with the morning light; however, the joy she expected from being a mother was short-lived. Her child exhibited unusual behavior, not wanting to be held, seeming to not hear people when they spoke to him. Being confused as to what was wrong, she sought help from doctors who misdiagnosed the problem. Eventually learning that her son had autism, Sachiko became motivated to learn more about the disorder with the goal that her son could become a working, independent adult. Now, Sachiko continues to face the struggles of raising a child with special needs, while attempting to help seemingly-uninterested people understand more about autism.
Before I begin the review there are some things to mention about this series. This series is complete, in a sense, as volume 15 is the final volume. It is scheduled to be released in the fall of 2011, in English. If you have seen the Englsh volumes of this manga, each English volume equals two of the Japanese volumes, so in America (and other countries that receive the English translation) volume seven is... read more
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