Higasa-chan

Title: 日傘ちゃん
Author:  Techno Samata
Release Date: September 4, 2014
Publisher: Gentosha Comics

This is a very cute story about a foreigner named Seth who walks around with a woman’s parasol.  Minato is very curious about him but it turns out that Seth started using the parasol because he saw Minato with one one day.  There are many interactions among the two such as Minato being saved by Seth when he is trying to get away from a dog one day, going to Seth’s house for a BBQ and watching firecrackers, but getting drunk, etc.  You soon find out that Seth had been married and lives with his brother in a nearby house.  There is also some sad background about Minato and why he is spending his time with his grandfather.  It’s a very feel good reading but I can’t wait till they come out with the next volume.  I have heard that the series just ended in Rutile magazine.

Cover image from Amazon Japan.