I've been in an atrocious reading slump. To help me get out of it I've been feeding my inner 16 year old girl by reading shojo manga 🙈😅💜. The exhausted soul wants what it wants. 🤷🏾♀️
I've read the first two volumes of Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun by Aidalro, @yenpress It's quirky, cute, interesting, and a bit cheesy with moments of ridiculous humor 😂. Got through em both in an hour, making me feel accomplished.
Nene Yashiro dreams of romance and easily falls into crushes with pretty-faced boys. She attends a school that's well known for its Seven Mysteries. One of which is a ghost named Hanako-San who dwells in the 3rd stall of the 3rd floor girls bathrooms granting wishes.
When she ventures upstairs to make her wish she discovers that Hanako is actually a boy and after some misadventures she ends up as his assistant, keeping the students safe from the other six mysteries of the school.
The plot is wacky; the characters are a bit over the top; the humor is super silly. But it's a perfect recipe of what I need right now with the stresses of work and quarantine.
I enjoy the unique stories behind the different Mysteries of the school, as well as Yashiro's development and the glimpses into Hanako-kun's backstory. How did he become a ghost and why has he taken it upon himself to protect the school from the other ghosts? What is he atoning for?
So, I recommend Toilet-Bound Hanako-Kun if you enjoy manga/anime, potential budding romance, and ghost stories. Want a copy? Place a book order request here.