Taiyou No Ie
House Of The Sun
It’s been a while now since I was looking for a Manga that can capture my feelings, a story that I can immerse myself with to the point of forgetting the fact that it’s just a story, I wasn’t looking for a story, I was looking for THE story that once I start reading it I won’t be able to stop, and you know what, I think I just found my goal, Taiyou No Ie is the name of this Manga, it’s called in English House Of The Sun, a pretty catching name huh!
It’s a Shoujo, Romance, Slice of life, School life Manga, it was written and illustrated by Ta’amo and was serialized by Kodansha, the Manga’s first appearance was in 2010, it was completed on March 2015 with the collection of 13 volume, no news of an anime but I really wish they make one, in 2014 this Manga won the 38th Kodansha Mnaga award for the best Shoujo Manga.
The story talks about a 17 years old teen girl named Mao Motomiya, who grew up as a lonely child due to her parents frequent absent from home, to make it even worse, she found herself without a notice stuck in the middle of her parents divorce, her mother leaving her father to another man and staying with her father who showed absolutely no interest in fixing his relationship with her, her only escape from her life tragedy was her childhood friend’s Hiro Nakamura house, “Hiro is 6 years older than Mao” she used to play there with Hiro and his two younger brother and sister and being taken care of by their kind and gentle parents, she has always wished for a home that is as warm as theirs, but her sweet dreams soon became Hiro’s worst nightmare, when the Nakamura couple died in an unexpected car accident, leaving Hiro and his younger brothers alone, soon after that his relatives adopted his younger siblings but Hiro refused neither being adopted nor leaving the house his parents worked so hard to build, the little boy started his adulthood in a very young age, he started working while studying to support himself.
Mao on the other side had her own bunch of problems with her father remarrying and her new step mother and sister who seemed to took Mao’s father full attention, though her life was troubled, Mao always used to wander around Hiro’s neighborhood to make sure he’s fine and healthy, both of them kept their childhood friendship alive.
When Hiro learns about Mao’s circumstances he offers her to come and live with him at his house, Mao decides to stay with Hiro till she’s ready to confront her father and returns home, while she’s their she tries to return the Nakamura house to the warm house she has always known, trying to bring the three brothers together after they’ve parted for so long.
The art is quite good and the story is extremely amazing not to mention that this manga is an award wining manga so it’s on a different level than any other manga you’ve ever read, hope you enjoy it ^^