Yoshika’s best friend, Yukina, is dating the person she loves, Koushirou. When one day, a cat demon approaches her, Yoshika gains the ability to steal away Yukina’s body…
A truly gripping tale, told with sparse details and description. The focus lies not in the development of characters, but in the development of themes. Themes too complicated to be understood fully, but whose introductions were executed with perfect clarity in a mere thirty-eight pages.
Are all people born equal?
Obviously not, but each person’s ‘equality’ differs. What Yoshika might have regarded as a benefit, Yukina may have treated as a liability. It’s impossible to know about anything’s value from anyone’s perspective, besides yourself. All of these differing circumstances and perspectives – do they balance out so that, in fact, all people are born equal?
Is it wrong to take from one who does not deserve it?
If people weren’t born equally, did Yukina deserve such inequality in her favour? Is it wrong for Yoshika to attempt to balance the equation? Or is that the right, just, communistic thing to do? Clipping the heads of all the grass that rise above the lawn – we do it all the time, anyways.
What is ‘self’?
Is being yourself having the appearance of self? Having the emotions and expressions of self? Having the memories of self? Having the consciousness of self?
And once you’ve stolen the appearance, the emotions, expressions, memories, and consciousness of someone else, do you become that person?
And of course, the main point of this story.
What is love?
Overall Rating: 5/10 (Great)