Ability Shop | あびりてぃ しょっぷ
Manga-ka: Tashiro Tetsuya
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Shounen, Tragedy
Published on GanGan Online in 2008 as a one-shot by Square Enix.
The story itself is what one may call predictable; it’s about a boy being bullied and wanting to improve himself then goes too far and suffers the consequences. The idea and theme is very much about human nature which is particularly why I chose it.It’s a morality story and there are quite a number of stories of the same kind using the ‘shop – selling – something – funky’ idea(sorry, no idea what else to call it).
The story opted to be dark in the later stages of the story and though it didn’t exactly attain that aura it wanted, at the end of the day it got the message across – That we should not always take advantage of what is around us, and that we should trust ourselves to strive for better because from one end of life or another, we’ll not be alone.
Have a good weekend.
You can read the Japanese version for free on GanGan Online here!