Adachi Mitsuru’s Q and A
I have been a Adachi Mitsuru’s fan since a long time. Starting this June, his new work Q and A.Q and A has been including itself into Adachi Mitsuru’s list of works. If you like manga, anime, or dorama, you should have seen his works somewhere. Touch? Rough? H2? Miyuki? Katsu!? His latest work before this, Cross Game, which I like very much, hasn’t been finished yet. It’s still nowhere near the ending. And now, with Q and A’s entrance? I can’t feel happier. It is only chapter 1 released, so we don’t have that many grips on the story. But because it is, Adachi Mitsuru. I get the feeling that I will like it.
Adachi Mitsuru’s works usually have its main boy cast and its main girl cast. Both of the have been appeared in the early pages. The boy, 15 years old Ando Atsushi, comes back after six years. The girl, Maezawa Yuho, Atsushi’s classmate back in first and second grade. Hasn’t been there for a long time after his brother’s death, Atsushi takes a walk in his old neighbourhood when his parents are packing their stuff. While reminiscing his old memories there, he takes a note in this certain girl, who always appears jogging wherever he goes. Then he goes to the park, the place where he has caught people talking about his family moving back. One of them is Riki Jinno, now first-class bullier. He hasn’t been defeated since his sixth grade. This fact is always noted by his underling-wannabes. By their conversation, we can know that the one that had defeated Jinno is turn out to be Atsushi’s brother. Because he is dead already, what can please Jinno more than settle this problem with the enemy’s brother?
After hearing that, walking while musing his own confusion, what a coincidence, again, he sees the girl. Too many of encounters, It is not her fault that she accuses Atsushi of following her. Because of the weather and his not feeling well before, he gets a cold after his walk. Strange enough, the pharmacy in which he buy the medicine, turns out to be Yuho’s house. There, he knows the fact that she was her classmate before. While Yuho’s mother recognizing him, Yuho, like his friends of the same age, just knows he as Hisashi’s little brother. This story is about Atsushi’s adjusting life in his new-old neighbourhood, building his relationship with Yuho, and staying away from Jinno’s threat. What will be worse, with those targets, with his ghost of a troublemaker brother following him? Hisashi and Atsushi. Kyu (another way to read Hisahi) and A. Hence the title, Q and A.
Adachi Mitsuru’s manga are all worth reading. Human relationship usually disguised in sport themes, Adachi’s works are suitable for both boys and girls. Heart warming love comedies with no excess of unnecessary proclamation. The still panel humors are what I like most. The simple character design and background gives you neat atmosphere. They can be enjoyable for all ages, if you aren’t counting the fanservices here and there. Q and A has those strong points of Adachi Mitsuru’s works. It will be a pleasant experience if you follow this one. Monthly Shonen Magazine? Ugh, It couldn’t be any longer.
Update: It has ended, though the ending is not really my style (feel less whole than usual). There’s a newer Adachi Mitsuru’s comic though, Mix. Seems like this one will be more my style