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Recently, after sharing the announcement that all Honey and Clover will be available for free on Young Animal Web for the next three weeks in Japan, Chica Umino, the author of Honey and Clover, wrote about the manga and its impact. it came to her life in a series of poetic tweets.
最終 回 を 描き上げ
最終 巻 が た 時
焼け 野原 に 最後 に 残っ ハチクロ の
その 中 に 住ん で い 登場 たち たち が
みんな 本 の 中 に られ て
私 だけ が 仕事 部屋 残さ れ
言葉 に でき ない
本当 に 言葉 に でき ない もち で
うごけ ませ でし でし た
— 羽海野✨17巻8/29発売 (@CHICAUMINO) August 21, 2023
[…] Honey and Clover is the mantra I have used to continually rekindle the fire in my life. Everything was consumed by the fire and in that field burned [đó là cuộc sống của tôi], only Honey and Clover remained. It’s a story that I love.
When I drew the final chapter—when the final episode came out—Honey and Clover were the last things left in that burned field. The characters live inside but everyone is trapped inside those now closed pages. I was left in the office alone, unable to speak. It was a feeling that couldn’t be expressed in words. I cannot move.
とても いびつな 形 の 古い 家 の な 姿 に
初めて 読ま れる 方 が とても にくい と 思い
でも 、 最終 回 まで なり ふり ず 打ち込み まし
大切 すぎ て 苦しく て もう で も
開く 事 が なかなか ない です
— Pe7巻8/29発売 (@CHICAUMINO) August 21, 2023
Honey and Clover was interrupted twice. I filled my backpack with magazine prints and went shopping [cho các nhà xuất bản khác]. The serialization continued in three different journals and finally came to a conclusion. It is indeed a happy story.
You always support Honey and Clover. It’s all thanks to the readers [rằng nó đã thành công]. Even now, you continue to cherish it. Really, thank you very much.
During the performance, Honey and Clover started three times and finished three times. It eventually became like this old house with a strange shape. I think, when reading it for the first time, it will be very difficult to read. I’m sorry about that. But in the end, I did my best without caring about appearance. Honey and Clover is so important to me—and painful—that even I can hardly open it.
Source: Chica Imino above X