Falling Drowning, Volume 1 by Yuko Inari

Posted February 16, 2022 by Silvia in Manga & Graphic Novels / 10 Comments

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley for an honest review.
This does not affect in any way my opinion of the book nor the content of my review.

Falling Drowning, Volume 1 by Yuko InariSeries: Falling Drowning #1
Published by Kodansha Comics on February 8, 2022
Demographic: Shōjo
Genres: Romance, School Life
Source: NetGalley
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Honatsu just started her second year of high school, and already rumors are floating around that she's dating her childhood friend, Toma. While Honatsu isn't totally opposed to the idea, she's not sure what she feels for Toma can really be called love. But when aloof transfer student Shun Tachibana appears, the waters get even muddier . . . How does Shun connect to the past she can't remember? And can Honatsu decide what she truly wants, when her head and her heart are pulling her two different ways?

I’m not sure if it’s the title or the artwork that caught my eye first—perhaps both—but what I know is that falling/drowning for this story seems to be really easy.

With a gorgeous art style and a particularly interesting love triangle, Yuko Inari drags readers into a plot filled with love and drama. The thing I love the most is that Falling Drowning is not your typical high school shōjo—where romance sometimes can be a bit predictable—but one that takes quite an unexpected route with secrets surrounding the characters and amnesia . . . The new student shouldn’t be that ‘new’, but Honatsu’s memory loss doesn’t let her realise that, and Shun is not that inclined to let her (re)discover much about him. What is he hiding? What really happened when Honatsu had the accident that changed her life eleven years ago? And what do you mean we have to wait for more after THAT final line?

A lovely shōjo with a suspenseful twist! My curiosity has been piqued and there is no going back! Except for Honatsu’s memory, something I hope she will get back . . .


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10 responses to “Falling Drowning, Volume 1 by Yuko Inari

  1. Ooh a new manga! I really should get to Netgalley and maybe request some of these. This one sounds awesome and I hope the wait isn’t too long for the next one. 🙂

    • I’ve started reading manga in middle school (so a veeeery long time ago, lol) and never stopped! They are truly great and I would definitely suggest you to try them yourself, Greg 😁

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