This is good stuff. I got a self-insert feeling from it, but the environment she is in is so wonderfully crafted, it don't matter, because you want to be her tooo. Maybe. Unless any kind of entitled whiny Mary Sue vibe pisses you off. Seriously though, if you like Ai Yazawa's other stuff, this is just as good. Watch the anime too, it's not that long and it has an unbelievably good soundtrack. So good I opened my SAT test results to it. So yeah.