Hello, Melancholic! Vol. 1

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Hello, Melancholic! Vol. 1

Hello, Melancholic! Vol. 1

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Berserk Button: Hibiki-sempai aggressively calls Minato a "jerk" when she pointed out that their playing with pros instead of having fun playing music was the same mindset her father had. So we have the odd situation of a yuri story where the yuri isn’t terribly well done, but the rest of the story is rather good. I really like the band aspect and the other members are a nice addition to the cast - there are a ton of fun moments amidst all the anxiousness.

Estou aqui novamente para comentar sobre mais um romance divertido que li recentemente. E esse foi bem curto.La sempai Hibiki, es parte del club de música, únicamente que este no puede concretarse del todo debido al número de integrantes, en especial por su deseo de querer participar en un festival, es que trata de reclutar a Minato; sin embargo esta cuenta con un trauma al participar en público, debido a su anterior aparición en una orquesta. Stop me if you've heard this one before: a mopey, socially anxious teenager just can't find the courage to make friends. They're kind and friendly at heart, but feel like an outcast from others who make friends much more easily. Then, out of the blue, a quirky girl their age suddenly appears to sweep them off their feet, encourage them to break out of their shell, and experience the thrills of adolescence they never believed were possible. It's about as standard a setup as you can get with this kind of coming-of-age romantic drama, and I'm certainly not going to pretend it's suddenly fresh and new just because the awkward lead in Hello, Melancholic! is also a girl. This is by and large an extremely familiar story – but that doesn't mean it can't be a good one if told well, and through this first volume, this series is a firmly charming riff on the formula. Seven Seas Licenses The Muscle Girl Next Door, 'Hello, Melancholic!', Witches Manga". Anime News Network. June 30, 2021 . Retrieved July 17, 2023. In my view, music and romance harmonize seamlessly because music has the power to convey the most genuine emotions, surpassing the limitations of mere words. Shrinking Violet: Minato is an awkward tall girl who constantly felt that she was being a bother to the other girls.

Asano Minato is hiding in plain sight. She’s tall, but she’s very quiet, and very withdrawn. She keeps her hair over her face and her head down. It’s not hard to see that she’s avoiding being seen. While eating lunch alone in her secret spot, she hears what is obviously an instrument. She immediately wonders why, since this high school doesn’t have a band. She knows that…because that’s why she transferred here. Which is good, because this is a comic book about music, which is a pretty challenging thing to get by in a purely visual medium, especially with the frankly eclectic makeup of Hibiki's band – drums, trombone, flute, bass, and a single member pulling triple duty on piano, saxophone, and guitar. It's an odd mix of instruments that I imagine would end up sounding like some kind of jazz fusion, but the series never really gets into the nitty and/or gritty of them composing or practicing music. About the deepest you're really going to get here is the first chapter title being a possible reference to a song by The Pillows, because otherwise music here is strictly a means of building character relationships. Band or music nerds looking for a deep dive into the particulars of high school musicians composing or practicing music should best look elsewhere.Dark and Troubled Past: Minato used to be an enthusiastic trombone player until she was chosen to play in a competitive team over an upperclassman. Because of that, she was relentlessly bullied by her bandmates until she decided to give up on music. A lot of that comes from Minato herself, and specifically how the series makes her character feel real and relatable beyond her archetypal traits. Her tall figure, uncombed mop of hair, and stiff body language make her stand out among the clean and casual cast around her, perfectly emphasizing her anxiety over attracting attention. Pretty much any time she's standing up, she's also hunched over, arms hugging into her chest as if to take up as little space as possible – there's even mention of the awkwardly fast walk that seems to be universal among clumsy nerds across the world. The only time she ever stands up straight, unashamed of her full size, is when she's lost in playing her trombone, excellently articulating how music allows her to express herself where words fail. While on a purely technical level Yayoi Ohsawa's art is fairly average, the attention to body language goes a long way in characterizing Minato and her compatriots, and making them feel real to the reader.



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