Sakura Tsukuba is from Saitama Prefecture. In 1994 she debuted with Hikari Nodokeki Haru no Hi ni , a title which won the LaLa Manga Grand Prix Kasaku Award. Her other works include Land of the Blindfolded (recipient of the Hakusensha Athena Shinjin Taisho award) and Penguin Revolution.
Sweet Rein, Vol. 1by Sakura Tsukuba
Sad at the thought of spending Christmas alone, Kurumi Sagara goes out for a walk. While she’s crossing the street, a boy bumps into her, and a rein suddenly appears that binds them together. The overjoyed boy tells her she’s his master and that she’s a Santa Claus. Kurumi dismisses him as a crazy person, but then he transforms into a… See more details below
Sad at the thought of spending Christmas alone, Kurumi Sagara goes out for a walk. While she’s crossing the street, a boy bumps into her, and a rein suddenly appears that binds them together. The overjoyed boy tells her she’s his master and that she’s a Santa Claus. Kurumi dismisses him as a crazy person, but then he transforms into a reindeer?!
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This was a light, fun read, with an interesting premise. Can't wait to read volume 2!
I totally recommend thus book and the serie! Its a very sweet, adorable book
Who wants to spend Christmas alone? Kurumi is used to it, but not because she wants to. Without a mom and a dad who works too much, Kurumi’s luck is about to change, if luck is what you want to call it. After an odd run-in with a guy while out walking, he informs her he is a reindeer and she is his Santa, destiny bringing them together with a simple binding of a rein. Doubting his story, he shows his animal form to Kurumi and results in an instant connection between the two. “You are Kato’s one and only Santa.” This is a traditional Japanese manga that reads right to left. This story is a wonderful blend of A Christmas Story meets serendipity. It is loving, heartfelt, and shows compassion, especially when the pair decides to help others. There is also a shorter story at the end called, Sweet Bite Mark, about a Vampire who finds out he has a young daughter. There are some mature topics throughout the book, but nothing too intense. I would still recommend this book for older teens and adults as well as all of Sakura Tsukuba’s book! Reviewed Janessa *This book was provided in exchange for an honest review *You can view the original review at San Francisco Book Review
By the same manga artist who did Land of the Blindfolded and Penguin Revolution, both which I enjoyed very much. It is a sweet story with cute drawings which you can see in the sample. There is also a short vampire story included.