A Sign Of Affection Vol. 05, from one of the most prolific and successful shojo manga creators of the last decide, Suu Morishita.
Yuki is a typical college student–it’s just that she can’t hear. A chance encounter on a train leads to a serious crush…but will he give her a chance? A sweet and relatable manga romance from the creator of Shortcake Cake!
I wonder, will these extraordinary things, bit by bit, become… ordinary?
Yuki’s life revolved around friends, fashion, her classes, and social media, until something interrupted her routine: a chance meeting with Itsuomi, a classmate with a passion for languages, world travel, movies—and, increasingly, for Yuki. Amazed at how casually Itsuomi asked her out, Yuki couldn’t help but wonder how serious this relationship was for him, but, with Itsuomi showing his devotion in little ways, every day, another thrilling thought has entered her mind: What if this new happiness could become her new normal?
From the acclaimed author of Shortcake Cake, the hit shojo series with more than a million copies in print, this new work is full of real-life details about Japanese sign language and living without hearing, and it’s sure to please fans of romantic stories like A Silent Voice, Kimi ni Todoke, and Love in Focus!
One of the most prolific and successful shojo manga creators of the last decade, suu Morishita’s English-language debut was Shortcake Cake, which has more than one million copies in print worldwide. Morishita’s second series to be released in English is A Sign of Affection.
Quotes / Reviews:
“A furtive expression. A glimmer in the eyes. A slight blush. Romance manga tend to focus on shared glances, but here those looks feel even more important… One of the best manga of the year.” -Kotaku
“This sweet love story between Yuki, a Deaf girl, and Itsuomi, a hearing boy, is a deft and innovative manga that makes the most of its visual format… Truly surprising and delightful!” -IGN
“A sweet and light romance that will enchant you with compelling storytelling and a delightful love story.” -Book Riot
“This sweet romance is told from the point of view of the Deaf character, and it also places heavy emphasis on communicating with sign language.” -School Library Journal
A realistic and very sweet romance between two college students who see a chance to broaden each other’s horizons.
Reflective of the experience of living in Japan as a hard-of-hearing person, with educational insets about Japanese sign language.
From the author of the popular shojo romance Shortcake Cake–this one has the potential to outdo it!
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