Prism by HIGASHIYAMA Shou is a yuri manga with a total of 2 volumes thus far. Currently, the releases have been halted, which was caused by the unauthorized usage of specific reference pictures of the author himself. Read more on that topic by clicking here.
Megu, a regular high school girl, struggles to get over her first love, Hikaru, a boy that she met years ago and spent only one single day with, yet the memory of this boy stays captured in her heart for years. Now that some time has passed, Megu is finally beginning to forget about Hikaru, freeing her heart from the feelings for a boy that she thinks she’ll probably never meet again. But life becomes more difficult, because just when she decides to not chase after this memory any longer, she encounters Hikaru, a pretty girl that seems to be very familiar.
As you can see, the main idea behind the plot is pretty simple, yet very promising and new.
The art is simple, yet very lovely. The artist didn’t really go into detail with the background very much, which makes the characters stand out more. What caught my eye in this manga is the depiction of hard to draw positions and unique angles from which we get to see the characters. I’m not that good at explaining, which is why I posted an example of what I mean below.
One of the things that I loved most is the fact that this story, and especially the presented relationship, seem so realistic. The author really did a great job of showing the natural development of first love, to the point in which sexual actions between the two main characters seem only natural.
While I enjoyed the story and its development quite a bit, I think it’s worth mentioning that the two main characters, Hikaru and Megu, especially made this manga so enjoyable. They’re cute together, both have unique and different personalities, and all in all match each other very well.