Falling Drowning Volume 1
By: Yuko Inari
Thank you so much to the author, Kodansha Comics, and NetGalley for the complimentary ARC!
This review contains my honest and unbiased thoughts and opinions. 🌸
When I saw the cover, the title, I wanted to know more. Obviously it was going to be a love-triangle but the cover definitely left me curious and wanting to know more. And I always enjoy discovering just how the title comes into play within the story.
I just thought I was curious when I started this manga… oh my goodness, now I’m definitely curious about how the story continues and can’t wait for volume 2!!!
The artwork is beautiful, the MC has a mystery surrounding her and of course, there’s the two love interests who also have a bit of mystery to them. The story line is interesting and really picks up about midway through the book.
The story introduces us to the three main characters: Honatsu, the female MC who has been absent due to illness, Toma, her high school best friend and Tachibana, a transfer student who has also been absent. We start out at school and Honatsu return after a long absence. Tachibana also returns the same day, they have a few encounters and Honatsu decides she will become Tachibana’s friend, he’s a new student who has been absent so she determines he’s lonely and needs a friend. It comes to light that Toma and Tachibana already know each other, they are childhood friends. Why doesn’t Honatsu remember Tachibana since she is Toma’s childhood friend? Turns out, due to an accident, Honatsu has amnesia and doesn’t remember most of her childhood… which explains why she doesn’t know Tachibana.
The story picks up, feelings start to develop between all the characters and enough little glimpses are given that make the reader begin to wonder more about the past, the characters’ connections and just what happened. What kind of accident occurred? What caused Honatsu to lose her memories? Just what are the boys hiding?
The ending provides a little hint… a hint from the past, those involved, and definitely leaves you wanting more.
Oh so many questions! I immediately was ready for volume two!