A Plea From the Future
On the day that Naho begins 11th grade, she receives a letter from herself ten years in the future. At first, she writes it off as a prank, but as the letter’s predictions come true one by one, Naho realizes that the letter might be the real deal. Her future self tells Naho that a new transfer student, a boy named Kakeru, will soon join her class. The letter begs Naho to watch over him, saying that only Naho can save Kakeru from a terrible future. Who is this mystery boy, and can Naho save him from his destiny? This is the heart-wrenching sci-fi romance that has over million copies in print in Japan!
I have been hearing good things about this manga collection and even though I haven’t read manga in a while I was interested in reading it.
This book stars off with a group of main characters who are in high school. One girl in the group is our main character and she starts to get letters from herself 10 years in the future. The letters tell her how a new boy will be coming to class an how she is to not only make him her friend but also save his life.
This book although it does have the idea of time travel or some futuristic elements is mostly a story about friendship and love and how far you are willing to go to rewrite the future.
I have to say I highly enjoyed this story because the main character Naho is quite shy and doesn’t know how she is going to save a guy she is going to just be meeting the next day. I have to say I really enjoy watching her journey and seeing how she becomes friends with this new guy and how their relationship grows. The friendships in this book are also so realistic and true. I love how certain people even try to help Naho with her feelings and emotions over the situation even though she can’t exactly tell them she is getting letters from the future.
I know I’m being very vague but I don’t want to spoil anything about this book because I want you to read it for yourself. I hope to get the second volume very soon because I really want to know what is going to happen and I need more of the heartfelt moments and friendship these characters have. Even though my review is vague I urge you to give this a chance, even if you don’t like manga, this story is simply too good to pass up. After all what would you do if you could rewrite a terrible fate for one of your friends?! Wouldn’t you do everything you could to keep the bonds you have with someone?