In this volume:
A seminal manga series about three people named Adolph during the tumultuous times of World War II helps a student find his resolve.
Reading manga based on famous children's literature provides a window of escape for a bar hostess and a little girl separated from her mother.
Manga about a working-class neighborhood in Osaka gives Natsuki insight into her parents' love for each other.
A long-running series that comes out annually proves that shojo manga isn't always just for girls. Sometimes even the manliest of men wait in anticipation for the next volume to come out.
A popular science fiction story inspires young boys to take a train ride.