Review: Anonymous Noise, Vol. 8 by Ryōko Fukuyama

Anonymous Noise, Vol. 8Anonymous Noise, Vol. 8 by Ryōko Fukuyama
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Music and longing collide in this ballad of unrequited love!

Nino Arisugawa, a girl who loves to sing, experiences her first heart-wrenching goodbye when her beloved childhood friend, Momo, moves away. And after Nino befriends Yuzu, a music composer, she experiences another sad parting! Luckily, Nino reunites with Momo and Yuzu in high school, but things haven’t played out the way anyone expected…

Yuzu and Nino have been tasked with writing the debut song for a popular fashion model duo. They manage to complete their first collaboration…but to what end? Meanwhile, Tsukika goes in search of Momo, but will she be able to find him when all she has is a questionable lead?

Yuzu and Nino have their first songwriting gig, for a model duo whose agency doesn’t seem that much invested in them as artists. They, however, give it their all trying to write songs that would fit their voices, and then to fit the image they want to portray. Yuzu’s and Nino’s enthusiasm was infectious, with the duo too realizing how serious they are about it, and they come out learning much more from the experience. We get a backstory for the duo, who are friends who love to sing together (some parallels between Nino and Momo there) but for career purposes had focused on modelling. Through them, Yuzu discovers he can write for someone other than Nino, which expands his range, and Nino herself has to write lyrics to suit the singers in question. Meanwhile, over in the reltationship arcs, Miou finally makes a decision, and has a heartfelt talk with Yuzu, and they get to discuss what they feel about each other. I also loved the minor story-line of Tsukika’s and Momo’s relationship, and their past. Again, the book leaves us with the future opening up for the characters, with something for us to look forward to!

Previous books in the Anonymous Noise series

Anonymous Noise, Vol. 1 Anonymous Noise, Vol. 2 Anonymous Noise, Vol. 3 Anonymous Noise, Vol. 4 Anonymous Noise, Vol. 5 Anonymous Noise, Vol. 6 Anonymous Noise, Vol. 7

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