Dreamin’ Sun #02 – #04 | Shoujo Manga
Dreamin’ Sun Vol. 02
When Shimana fails to work up the courage to ask Asashi out on a date, she decides it’s time to get a makeover as part of her self-improvement plan. But when she calls Asashi to come check out her new look, she’s too preoccupied with his own crush to pick up the phone. Is her transformation all for nothing? And what are those weird heart palpitations Zen’s getting every time he looks at Shimana? It’s a full house of unrequited love and self-discovery in volume 2 of this slice-of-life romance
Don’t be turned off by my rating for this one… Let me explain. The first volume I gave a 3.5/5, I added the .5 for artwork, so the everything else was 3/5. However, this volume I didn’t enjoy the plot as much, therefore, I dropped a star. It was definitely personal preference though, it’s not a bad volume, but for me I didn’t enjoy the Shimana and Asahi plot, neither did I much enjoy Shimana’s makeover, or the ending tbh with you. It was entertaining to read, but out of all the volumes I have currently read (4) I don’t ever see myself rereading this volume. I’m kinda sad because I really love the cover, Tai, the Landlord is one of my favourite characters in this series. Saying that, I’m a bit confused why he is featured on the cover when this volume isn’t really about him. Although, he did again give Shimana some sound advice… “It’s fine to get rejected, as long as you give it your all.”
Dreamin’ Sun Vol. 03
When Shimana runs off into a rainstorm, the last person she expects comes to her rescue: Zen! When he gets a fever the next day, Shimana feels responsible and offers to nurse him back to health. While caring for him, she learns that he’s been hiding something from her — but that’s not the only surprise he has in store for her. Zen’s got a confession to make and it’s getting harder and harder for him to keep it under wraps.
I feel like the series is really going to pick up starting from this volume. You learn a lot more about Zen and his dream to draw manga. Dreams are a big part of this manga, it’s a reoccurring theme, along with unrequited love. You also get to meet Zen’s big brother, Ken. I really enjoyed Ken’s character, I found myself chuckling at his scenes, especially when he says “I only ship Fujiwara/Shimana chan”, he also winds Fujiwara up a lot which is hilarious. The manga starts out with Zen going to rescue Shimana, who at the end of vol. 2 is outside in the rain too proud to go home. Zen as a result of this ends up getting ill, leading Shimana to look after him, which is how she learns about Zen’s dream. This volume is definitely one where people decide their ship (Shimana and Zen, or Shimana and Tai), or if you’re like me and you’re indecisive, you don’t mind which way it goes. Don’t get me wrong, Zen is absolutely precious, but I am intrigued by the Landlord and I do want to see where it goes, I do think Shimana needs to grow up a bit first though. However, Zen should definitely be protected at all costs he’s too cute, whichever way the story goes, I do hope he isn’t left sad in the end because I swear his speech was the cutest thing I have ever read. Continue reading “[Manga Review] Dreamin’ Sun Vol. #02 – #04 by Ichigo Takano (SPOILER FREE)”