BTW, anyone following Koe no Katachi in Shounen Magazine?
I never read the original… but when it was published as one-shot in Bessatu Magazine, it was voted number 1 in the polls by a landslide, topping Shingeki no Kyojin, Aku no Hana, and Doubutsu no Kuni, apparently. It's rather painful to read as the subject is "bullying" and interacting with disabled children.
I only started following the serialization version that started a month ago, and just read the 4th chapter (latest one).
This needs to be translated ASAP. It's painful to read, but I have a feeling everyone should read this.
I've read the one-shot a while ago and it touched me, it was very well done. That said I'm not too eager to jump into the serialization because I had a feeling that the bullying is probably going to be dragged out over several chapters since that was pretty much the core struggle of the one-shot.
I could stomach that for the one-shot since it's more contained and the ending kind of left a redemptive outlook.
But I don't think I want to see all that stuff going on for several chapters, it's really the kind of thing that upsets me a lot. It might be a bit irrational but I find that stuff way more disgusting than any kind of violence I've seen in manga.
It's probably at the same time a testament though to the work itself.
So I don't know, with bullying as a main theme I have a really short fuse before the protagonist becomes irredeemable in my eyes. At that point it gets really hard to care for the moment of regret and the drama surrounding that. At that point I wouldn't be able to enjoy the story anymore since I would always think "f*** off" about the protagonists situation.
So how bad is it?