Review: Dreamin’ Sun (Volume 1)

Cover image for Dreamin Sun Volume 1; Shimana Kameko stands facing forward, a big smile on her face
The first part in Ichigo Takano’s Dreamin’ Sun series is equal parts sweet, silly, and touching. From the author of New York Times #1 best-selling OrangeDreamin’ Sun Volume 1 follows the story of Kameko Shima, a high-schooler who hates her life.

As her mother died when she was younger, her father has recently remarried, and her stepmother is focused entirely on her six-month-old son. Feeling like her home isn’t her own anymore, Shimana decides to run away from home when she stumbled (literally) across a strange man in a kimono who offers her a place to stay if she can complete three requirements.

The first in a 10 part series, volume one introduces us to Shimana’s new landlord; and her fellow tenants, panda-loving Zen and bookish, sweet Asahi. Kickstarting our heroine’s journey into accepting her own feelings around her family, discovering her dream, and finding love, volume one offers a sweet start to Shimana’s journey. 

With just enough teasers at the mysterious pasts of her landlord and growing unrequited love for Asahi, Dreamin Sun is well worth a look if you are a fan of romantic comedy manga and coming of age stories.

Dreamin’ Sun #1by Ichigo Takano
Manga, romantic comedy, YA
Available in paperback | on kindle
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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