Hirokazu Ando and Tadashi Ikegami: Big Forest from Kirby’s Dream Land 2
one of my first games, one of my faovirtes, and hugely inspiring to my imagination as a kid, determining what type of person i became
once again, not vintage but still a very good shoujo manga ^^
A review of Miyori’s Forest (Miyori no Mori) by Oda Hideji
Miyori’s Forest is truly an anomaly among shoujo manga. The edgy, Daisuke Igarashi-esque style of drawing combined with a brutally honest depiction of simple human nature make it a great, shoujo manga rarity.
Miyori is an 11 year old girl with what many would probably call a bad disposition and a dark personality. However, verbal abuse and neglect from her parents are the causes of this personality-facade. In reality, Miyori is just lonely and scared, but her lack of faith in her own good heart and potential have her convinced that she’s a bad seed.
Miyori is sent off to live with her grandparents in the back of the woods when her parents have a falling out. As Miyori begins to adjust to the life of the countryside, she learns that she is the true leader of the spirits who inhabit the forest around her. Faced with a crisis, she takes on the job of protecting the forest and the spirits within it, while finding friends and learning to accept her own self worth.