This unexpectedly became the first one-shot we released from Shiro Lala. Please forgive us if you’ve already read this from Mousou Scans. We were well on our way to completing this one-shot when they released it, but I didn’t want to waste the cleaning and redrawing work that had already been done and we did announce our intention to do this one-shot weeks back, so I decided to just crank this out now since it’s short.
Anyhow, this one-shot is very different than what we are used to from Matsuri Hino. It’s a very simple story and the character designs aren’t as lush as we are used to. At first I was very surprised and disappointed because it was too far away from my expectations. But…after actually doing the formal translation, I came to appreciate this simple story and I like the Baker. Still, though, it’s very slice of lifey, which isn’t my thing. My advice to readers is to disconnect your expectation of a Matsuri Hino work and take this one-shot for what it is.
Next up! Is Nari Kusakawa’s “Dinner in my Coffin”