I talk about Onani Master Kurosawa, but don’t go into specifics. Possible spoiler in point 1 in the first comment.
I’ve been a bit gloomy recently. It seems I’ve been suffering from PPD and EIRP. The cause of this was a certain doujinshi called Onani Master Kurosawa. I loved it, in that funny way you love things that make you feel sorrow, hatred and despair. Yet while Kurosawa never held back the suffering, it also showed hope, bravery and faith in human nature, with the themes of redemption and growing up. I really like Aku no Hana and Koe no Katachi as well, but it didn’t strike me until now that it was redemption offered to these terribly broken characters which moved me so much. I’m not really that good with discussing this kind of stuff, but Onani Master Kurosawa has made me realise how the redemption theme resonates with me, as well as being an emotionally powerful narrative, and letting me learn a bit about myself.
Why do I read manga? To find stories like this.