Shinji Kajio is a Sci-Fi novelist known for his “Yomigaeri”, which has been made into a major film, and one of his novels “Omoide Emanon” is made into a comic book by Kenji Tsuruta, known as a genius cartoonist for the refined and sensitive touch. It’s a romantic and melancholic Sci-Fi story.
The story takes place in 1967 Japan, with the nameless 20-year old narrator returning home from his travels after his wallet gave out. On the ferry back home, he encounters a cool, mysterious girl in blue jeans with a cigarette in her mouth. Her pack has the initials E.N. on it, but she tells the narrator to call her Emanon. She invites him to dinner, and they begin to talk to kill the time.
The sensitivity of the drawing will draw you into the story.
Greatly plotted story.
Kenji Tsuruta used to do the artwork for the original novel and Kajio’s romantic story and the sensitivity of Tsuruta’s drawing is a perfect match.
There are not many characters and the story mostly happens on the ferry but it seems so large-scaled with the greatness of the original novel and the beautiful description. You feel like you’re traveling with the character. This is a masterpiece you wanna keep by your side forever. Highly recommended!
【Where you can check this manga】
Memories of Emanon goodreads.com