Name: Balancing Toy (Yajirobee)
Manga-ka: Yamakawa, Aiji
Volumes: 2 (Complete)
Scanlations: V.02 Ch.10 (Complete)
Scanlator: Stiletto Heels
Genre: Drama/Josei/Slice of Life
Age Group: Mature
Summary: Haru has been living with her stepfather, Seiji, ever since she lost her mother at a young age. However, on the heels of Seiji’s grandfather’s funeral and with news that their apartment is scheduled to be demolished, she begins to take a fresh look at her circumstances.
Graphics Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 3/5
Opinion: Graphics are nice. Very sketchy and solid. Love the way the men are drawn. Also has a very unique style.
This story is so intense. It’s so light and airy and sweet but there is this undertone of tension that is so intense you could cut it with a knife. Maybe it’s just me but I’m a little stressed after reading haha. But I really do like it. Maybe it’s not knowing what’s going to happen for once. This could go many ways.
If you like meanings and symbolism there is a lot in this. It’s nice. It’s about personal growth for both the girl and her step father. Dealing with death, growing older, moving. You see it through the eyes of two different perspectives.
I really like this and can’t wait to see more!
Final Rating: 3/5