Covers volumes 1–7 of House of the Sun by Taamo
One Panel Later co-host, librarian, and manga reviewer Kelly Quinn Chiu explains why Taamo’s House of the Sun is such a hidden gem. Kelly and Shojo & Tell host Ashley discuss the ups and downs of this slice-of-life drama and age gap romance, why libraries don’t often have digital manga, why Mao is so obsessed with a phallic creature, how Hiro needs therapy (lots and lots of therapy), and how truly awful Mao’s family (and Sugimoto) are. The metaphors of umbrellas and fireworks and the trap that is the influence of consistency are also scrutinized. Spoiler: Daiki is the best, can’t nobody tell Ashley otherwise.
- House of the Sun is available from Kodansha USA (digital only)
- Another age-gap romance: Takane & Hana
- Library apps: Hoopla and Libby
- Here’s an overview of the six powers of influence
- Listen to the podcast One Panel Later, which is Kelly’s podcast that compares manga and Western comics!
- In particular, listen to the episode of One Panel Later about slice of life
- Outro song: “Smile Its Me!” by Danosongs
- Kelly on Twitter: @kellyqute
- Once again, Kelly’s podcast, One Panel Later
- Shojo & Tell on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram
- Ashley on Twitter: @AshMcD00