Action / Adventure
Blue Spring Synopsis
: Taiyo Matsumoto’s “Blue Spring” focuses on the lives of a small group of disenchanted high school students. Although spring usually connotes the blossoming of new life and a time of nurturing and anticipation, the spring for these characters is “blue.” They can’t wait for school to end and the summer to come. Their lives are balanced on the edge of a knife as they flirt with crime and their own lives in the form of a deadly rooftop game. Each character has a different story to tell and the rebellion, questioning and frustration of these youth are palpable.
Taiyo Matsumoto is the cult favorite artist of “Black and White” and “No. 5,” both published by Viz. With line work that mirrors his story lines in a combination of smooth and rough styles his work makes for a truly unique look and feel in manga.