Author: Aoi Namiko
Artist: Aoi Namiko
Genre: Drama, Historical, One Shot, Romance, Shoujo
A prostitute’s service in the red light district is coming to an end. Will she be able to return to a regular life?
Published as a one-shot on Melody magazine.
A love story of a prostitute imprisoned in sorrow.
Her beloved is a person of the past, a person beyond the gate.
Only the night sky connects him to her.
A very short piece of work but wonderful nonetheless. It’s a beautiful love story which centralises on a prostitute, not your idea of a heroine. The fact that the heroine is a prostitute just strengthens the definition of love and devotion. It reminds us of hardships and that not all is as it seems in our ideas of stereotypes.
The first thing that came into my mind is Memoirs of a Geisha, geishas aren’t prostitutes but both stories give off the same aura. Given a choice though, I’d take this love story over Memoirs. It feels like the epitome of devotion and it’s just so sweet.
P.S If anyone had any contact with Melody magazine before, I’m interested in what you have to say^^