Mizutani Fuka’s Kono Kutsu Shirimasenka? was a sweet little collection of modern fairytales with Yuri frosting. There wasn’t much to dislike in 2011 when it was released by Hobunsha as a collected volume.
Now Hakusensha has re-released it as Like a Cinderella, Perfect Edition (この靴しりませんか?). The stories from the original work are reproduced intact with no changes. The major change is a short epilogue in which all the characters cross each other’s paths and we pair everyone up neatly…even the nice lady at the Information Desk.
Mizutani’s art is a little less practiced than what we’re used to now, but her distinctive style is visible.
As a reissue it’s lovely and the new content is both forgivable handwavery and kind of cute. In fact, I think I like the stories a little better now that I did 5 years ago.
Art – 7
Story – Variable, but average 7
Characters – 8
Yuri – 7
Service – 1
Overall – 7
As I said in 2011, “This fairy tale collection is good for a smile, something we can all use from time to time.”