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Sunny 4

(Sunny #4)

4.53  ·  Rating details ·  257 ratings  ·  16 reviews
10歲前後的孩童時期,松本大洋曾經在無法與親人一起住的設施裡度過。《Sunny》便是他融合自己的體驗與成長經歷,紀念每滴眼淚與笑容的最新力作。

星之子學園──在這裡有著因為各種關係,而不得不與親人分開生活的孩子們。孩子不僅要學會在沒有父母的陪伴下生活、就學,要學會面對社會冷淡的眼光、要學會思考,甚至擁有夢想。在陽光灑落的學園角落一隅,有著一台破舊不堪的SUNNY 1200老跑車,大家稱這部車子為秘密基地「SUNNY」。這裡是孩子們玩樂的地方、也是他們的教室;這裡有色情書刊、有便當,孩子們在這裡嬉鬧、打盹,在這裡因為思念父母而淚流不止……。孩子們相信,SUNNY雖然不能發動了,但只要用想像力,就可以駕駛它到任何地方。
Paperback, 212 pages
Published January 2015 by 尖端 (first published October 30th 2013)
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Farah Shamma
To reiterate, I highly recommend this series. It is full of heart and wonderful colorful characters each with their story to tell. This volume in particular had me close to tears actually during a certain part. It can be so heartbreaking but funny and joyful and hopeful. I never want this series to end!
Nicola Mansfield
It's been a while since I read the last volume to this series, but I fell right into place as soon as I started this 4th volume. This is the most literary manga I've ever read and I find the story so painfully poignant. This volume has each chapter centre on a child who has to deal with the reality that their parent is a failure and either not coming back for them or if they do, it will never be permanent. These are all sad stories with one being particularly heart-breaking, but the children the ...more
Vittorio Rainone
Ancora Haruo, che riceve la visita del (particolarissimo) padre, per un episodio davvero intenso. Ma c'è anche Asako, la sorella di Kenji, Sei e la sua storia d'amore per una ragazza simile a lui, il terribile "in and out" di Kiiko e una parentesi incentrata su Taro.
Ancora bello, ancora poetico e intensissimo. Sunny è sempre più convincente.
Meepelous
Mar 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
I think what struck me most about this volume is how much the characters are growing up. Looking back it does seem like something that has sort of always been there in some what, but I do feel like that was more of a focus in this volume.

The strength of the tragedy in Sunny is just how small each cut is, but just how deep they go. There is no playing things up in this series, almost no one actually ever even admits to being hurt. But family, love and community are things that can be understood
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Jason
It's hard to write about these because it's more about the mood or the feeling or the atmosphere of these stories as opposed to the stories themselves, which are just about the daily lives and disappointments and small victories of the children at the home. I keep wondering what kind of personal experience Matsumoto has had with an environment like this because it all feels so genuine, so real. The reader gets pulled in so thoroughly into the world of these children and your heart breaks for the ...more
Jessica
suspense

This about sums up the ride I've been on with this brilliant work from Matsumoto. I feel that we've come so far in volume 4, and yet, we haven't gone far enough, my questions that have begun, haven't been answered and I'm going to die from anticipation if I just keep bawling volume after volume. We are focused on an array of characters who continually receive the spotlight in characterization as we start getting more glimpses into the Star home.

I am anxiously awaiting this next volume...and the
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Nate D
Mar 21, 2016 marked it as read-in-2016  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, japan
Still as good as at the start, or perhaps actually even better as it sinks into its sense of place and character with less need of some of the stylizations of the first volume. Each episode is an intimate yet expansive slice-of-life in a kind of orphanage / group foster home, apparently mostly autobiographical to Matsumoto's childhood. His drifting camera picks up equally the close details and textures, and a broad view of contemporaneous action and ongoing background stories. With all of Sunny ...more
Mike Sgier
Feb 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another excellent installment of Matsumoto's series. The stories continue to be insightful, melancholic, and joyful at the same time. In particular, Matsumoto's themes of compassion and empathy stand out in this collection, emotions that are the life blood of the Star Kids home.

I can't think of another series like this in comics, or in contemporary literature as well. Highest recommendation, as always.
Bonnie Burke
Jul 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Illustrations are beautiful as always. Amazing detail. Heartbreaking stories, especially Harao. Culturally it seems baffling to me that parents who seem capable can just leave their kids in a home. This part isn't explained as well and it makes it somewhat frustrating to understand. The author captures the children's feelings perfectly.
Katy Vance
Nov 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh Taro! You beautiful, wonderful, sweet, kind giant of a shoulda been a sumo man. These keep getting better and better. This set of graphic novels is a must read. When he holds the babies over the Koi pond? Swoon.
Kobeest
Feb 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
still going strong--a very soft look at some hard lives...
Justin Fox
Jul 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Even more wonderful than the three volumes that preceded it. I don't think there's anything in the world quite like Sunny.
Liz
Dec 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Matsumoto's work is introspective, evocative, and brilliant. The _Sunny_ series is perhaps the most mature and beautiful work in his oeuvre.
Damon
Jan 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
More great stuff here. The tone and pacing of these is so gentle and calm, the setting is evoked so vividly, and they're really beautiful both to read and as objects.
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Although Taiyo Matsumoto (松本大洋) desired a career as a professional soccerplayer at first, he eventually chose an artistic profession. He gained his first success through the Comic Open contest, held by the magazine Comic Morning, which allowed him to make his professional debut. He started out with 'Straight', a comic about basketball players. Sports remain his main influence in his next comic, 'Z ...more

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