Title: A Sign of Affection, Vol. 1
Author: Suu Morishita
First published December 13, 2019
198 pages, Kindle Edition
Meet Yuki, a college student who’s always up for a good sale and catching up with her friends on social media. When she stumbles upon Itsuomi-san on a train, she had no idea that her life was about to change.
Itsuomi-kun, a friend of a friend, seems to speak every language except one – sign language. As the two navigate their budding feelings for each other, they must figure out how to communicate without words.
Will they be able to bridge the gap and find love in this heartwarming tale by Suu Morishita?
About the Author
Meet Morishita Suu, a talented mangaka with a passion for storytelling. Suu is one half of the dynamic duo behind some of the most captivating manga stories out there.
While Makiro is responsible for the story, Nachiyan brings the illustrations to life.
When Suu isn’t busy crafting compelling narratives, you can find them indulging in their favorite dish: chicken nanban. And they aren’t doing it alone – Aizawa Yuki-mei is always there to lend a helping hand as Suu’s trusted assistant.
As a Taurus with blood type A, Suu is sure to bring a unique perspective to everything they create. Keep an eye out for their latest work – you won’t want to miss it!
A Sign of Affection, Vol. 1 by Suu Morishita is a heartwarming and emotional story about love, friendship, and self-discovery.
The manga, first published on December 13, 2019, has gained immense popularity among fans of the romance genre with its relatable and endearing characters and beautifully rendered artwork. Morishita explores the blossoming relationship between Yuki, an introverted college student with a hearing impairment, and Itsuomi, a carefree and outgoing classmate who helps Yuki navigate her disability.
As the two grow closer, they begin to uncover each other’s pasts and secrets, forging a deep and meaningful bond that challenges them to confront their fears and embrace their true selves. Aside from the captivating romance at the heart of the story, A Sign of Affection also sheds light on the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities and the importance of inclusivity and understanding in our society.
Morishita handles this theme with sensitivity and empathy, highlighting the struggles and triumphs of Yuki’s experiences while also normalizing the disability and showcasing her as a well-rounded and capable individual. The characters in A Sign of Affection are well-developed and nuanced, with relatable flaws and aspirations that add depth and complexity to the story.
The art style is beautifully detailed and expressive, with vivid backgrounds and stunning character designs that capture the emotional nuances of each scene. While some readers may find the slow-paced plot and lack of dramatic twists to be a drawback, Morishita’s nuanced characterizations and immersive storytelling more than make up for any perceived slowness in the story’s progression.
The first volume of A Sign of Affection leaves readers with a sense of empathy and understanding, urging them to look beyond their own biases and see the humanity in others. Overall, A Sign of Affection, Vol.
1 is a compelling and thought-provoking romance manga that delivers an important message about inclusivity and compassion. We highly recommend this book to fans of the romance genre, as well as those interested in exploring themes of disability and self-acceptance.
With its stunning artwork and well-crafted characters, A Sign of Affection is a must-read for manga fans everywhere and is sure to leave a lasting impact on its readers. The Washington Post gives this manga an impressive 4.5 out of 5 stars.