This one-shot is in line with “World End Garden” and “Ryuu no Moriuta“. It’s shorter than either one-shot, but I feel that this one-shot is better than “Ryuu no Moriuta” because the main female character, Tsubame, is much more likable. (“World End Garden remains my favorite one-shot.) I sorta wonder how the story would have been different if “Ryuu no Moriuta” has a stoic female character like Tsubame. In terms of Meca Tanaka works, this one-shot feels very different to me. It’s much more mature and has a little more bite in the underlying message than the other works I’ve read. I love it! I hope to see more works like this from Meca Tanaka in the future. I also hope she does more one-shots because this one is really good. Thank you Tanaka-sensei :).
Onto the links!
Update 9/26/2011: Page 8 reworked. You may want to re-download it for your private archive.
Links to “Girl on a Platter”: (Zip) (PDF) Updating files
Next up! We are making a last minute scramble to complete “Rex Fabula” chapter 2 for Bakeneko’s Lair, “Akagami no Shirayukihime” chapter 26, and the final “Hana Kimi” After Story featuring Sano and Mizuki. We’ve got 4 days…I can guarantee “Rex Fabula” and “Hana Kimi”. AnS will most likely come out after Magnolia in early October.