I love stories with handsome rogues, mysterious women, moonlit nights, and stolen treasure. Ah, yes, the romance of it all is the best and, in my humble opinion, this one-shot delivers. Sigh…I would love this one-shot to be translated into a live action or animated movie. It would be so beautiful!
Don’t have many deep thoughts about this one-shots. It’s just a confections to enjoy. I do wonder whether calling the main character “Jin Tonic” is a little bit of call back to “King of Bandits Jing”. In that series all the “Jing Girls” were named after mixed drinks. I love that series and the follow on series “Twilight Tales”. Those series are out of print in English, but it you ever do find a complete set, I highly recommend reading the series.
Update 05/19/2011: Small Edits from Lakshmi that don’t impact story. Also added a note about reading Tarot cards (reversed “Wheel of Fortune” = very bad luck — Thanks to Zuu for that bit of information.)
Links to “3 Hearts”: (Zip) (PDF — mobiles and tablets)
Silver Lunar, who did a wonderful job cleaning and redrawing some of the pages, made a nice parody of the title page:
Hahaha! It really does look like cover art for a Final Fantasy game :). Thanks, Silver Lunar for the giggle.
I think I’ve kept you all waiting long enough. I was planning to release “Twelve O’Clock Bells Rings” first, but I will get to work on “Junketsu + Kareshi”chapter 9 tomorrow.