A timid schoolgirl imagines owning the ideal keitai in her head, but one day, there is a connection; the phone rings in her head, and someone is on the line.
Hiro Kiyohara edition.
End of Chapter 1.
Anyone still reading?
>tfw the first chapter is like a textbook example of a lonely person losing her mind
Oh fuck you're right, FUCK FUCK FUCKC I don't want to read this anymore
I NEVER THOUGHT IT WOULD BE SO SIMPLE BUT...
Devote your soul to Kek and be blessed with the ways of the ancient gods.
End of Chapter 2.
End of Chapter 3.
Thanks for posting, OP. I'd always wondered where that first page came from.
Obligatory 'why didn't she tell her younger self not to meet up with Nozaki?'. There's probably some timeline continuity bullshit involved here but when you don't address that stuff in-story it feels like it's just being avoided for convenience's sake.
>Yeah, let the kid die so that I can becom integrated in real life.
Honestly she should have remembered the day her younger self lived that and do the math, fr Christ's sake. Or she could have offered that they met in another place that the killer airport.
I totally get that, and it's likely left open-ended so the reader can decide why what happens, happens, but it's still pretty unsatisfying.
Such is how many Japanese romance stories finish, and I've certainly read far worse endings. Guess I was just hoping for something less bittersweet.
Who cares if it's formulaic? If it's done effectively, that's all it takes to leave an impact on the viewer.
Give me a generic scene done effectively than something completely original that leaves no emotional impact.
I disagree that it was done effectively, I enjoyed the story but as soon as I saw >>139691217 I just rolled my eyes and immediately knew what was going to happen. It's fine if you prefer it, but I'm sick of it.
Right, and I disliked that, too. Like I said as soon as I saw the car I knew what was going to happen, and I don't just mean "he's going to save her" - I mean I knew she was going to call back in time to try to save him and fail. It was a cliche plot device that set into motion more cliches. I like the concept, I don't like the ending because it was predictable.
Canadianbut I was really commenting on how I would have preferred the ending to be a little more saccharine, not more conclusive.
I'm fine with open endings, but since we didn't have much time to really feel like Nozaki was content with dying to save Ryo it feels like she didn't really care about him enough to try and alter the timeline to save him (which I mentioned earlier, about how Harada didn't just tell her that meeting him causes his death).
All in all, I think the story was satisfying for its length but with a few more chapters the ending could have felt more fleshed out.