Your Lie in April 4: Staccato by Naoshi Arakawa
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Paperback, 208 pages
Published October 27th 2015 by Kodansha Comics
Source: Review copy via Penguin Random House Canada
Your Lie in April (4)
This volume really captures the music in both the storytelling and art. It's almost poetic; there are lots of phrases and metaphors. Much of the writing could almost be taken as verse; the art is gorgeous and captures the motion of music with the use of action lines flowing everywhere. This volume takes place during the course of a competition and most of it centres on the female character Emi, switching back and forth from her recital and her background story. Then the volume ends by going into Kosei's childhood deeper along with the abuse. Both the words and the art carried me along quite quickly for an emotional read.