Manga Monday: The Lines That Define Me Volume 1

Series: The Lines That Define Me #1
Author/Artist: Hiromasa Togami & Atsunori Horiuchi
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
Released: January 18, 2022
Received: NetGalley

Are you looking for an introspective novel that will make you think? Then look no further! The Lines That Define Me Volume 1 is here!

Most people know what it feels like to feel adrift in life – like we don’t know what we want to do or who we want to be. For some, this period doesn’t linger for very long. For others, it can make you feel as if you’re drowning.

Sosuke Aoyama falls under the latter category. That is until he met Kozan Shinoda, a renowned suibokuga artist. Something about his art, and the process of making art, connect with Sosuke. Suddenly, it feels like he’s found his purpose in life.

The Lines That Define Me Volume 1 is one story that gets under your skin, whether you want it to or not. Sosuke is going through something that I feel would resonate with many readers. Who here hasn’t felt lost or unsure?

I love the concept of art being used as a life raft. Here it saves Sosuke, giving purpose to his life (and this story!). It’s perfect, and I look forward to seeing how the rest of this story goes.

Thanks to Kodansha Comics and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.


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