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Solanin by Inio Asano
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Dec 08, 2008

really liked it
Read in December, 2008 , read count: 1

Excellent slice-of-life manga about people in their early/mid 20s living in Tokyo. The heroine is working a stereotypical office lady job, stapling and photocopying, bringing people tea and trying to smile while inside she's going crazy with boredom. Her boyfriend, a part-time graphic designer, is no happier -- except when he's practising with his band. Can they find a path out of the monotony of conventional adult life, or does growing up mean that you have to put up with a lot of misery for a few moments of joy? The manga doesn't try to give answers, and I loved the journey through the questions. It'll reward rereading.

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