Flat & Flow Manga, Volume 1

April 7th, 2010

Hana and Natsu share an apartment. And food. And a budget. And lives.

Hana and Natsu have very little money for extras…like dinner.

Hana and Natsu make up silly games for themselves to pass the time, since they don’t have books or TV.

Hana and Natsu get to the beach by hitchhiking.

Hana and Natsu are very hungry.

Hana and Natsu play with the kid downstairs, whom they call “Doctor.”

Hana and Natsu make newspaper armor.

Hana and Natsu sometimes whack each other for making bad jokes.

Hana is the boke and Natsu is the tsukkomi unless it’s the other way around.

There is no reason to think that Hana and Natsu are a couple, except all of the above.


Art – 5
Story – 5
Character – 6
Overt Yuri – 0
Implicit Yuri – 5
Service – 1

Overall – 5

Flat & Flow (ふら・ふろ) is not a 4-panel comic, but it might as well be one. It’s silly, easier to take in small chunks than large ones, full of poverty-stricken-slice-of-life gags.

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6 Responses

  1. Katherine says:

    Who…is this supposed to appeal to? I don’t understand how watching two poor kids being hungry and poor in their day-to-day lives is supposed to be charming or entertaining to people.

  2. @Katherine – Sorry, I should have been more clear. Hana and Natsu are adults.

  3. Katherine says:

    I’m sorry about the mix up on my part. The cover art was what made me assume that they are children.

  4. @Katherine – I think your confusion was perfectly understandable given the art.

  5. basic.syntax says:

    Thank you for another great review, which I’m going to call great, because it feels perfectly matched to the subject. (Though, I am going out on a limb to say that, never having seen the material.)

    I feel like I’ve seen the entire movie in this trailer.

    While I was trying to figure out how to express this, I worked on a bit of Seuss.

    I might buy it on a lark.
    I might read it in the park.

    Or not at all to preserve my sanity –
    Their empty heads contagious, a calamity.

  6. @basic.syntax – /Applause/

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