Once again, Takashi Ikeda demonstrated his ability to use his art to impose a rush of emotions onto the reader. Some pages in this chapter were simply breathtaking and one page in particular had pain flooding from it. When my eyes landed onto that page (I have not posted it below), I honestly felt a reaction deep within me. Is he talented or what? He manages to somehow finely balance the light heartedness and amusement of chibi characters against the raw and complex emotions that the characters are going through. But overall, this chapter was just too sad and painful to read…

Chapter 20 available here.

Sasameki Ch20a