Please Save My Earth 17
November 6, 2011
Saki Hiwatari – Viz – 2005 – 1 volume
The opening to this volume as a very cosmic circle of life talk given to Mokuren by her father. In response to whether or not she can hear plants dying as she picks them, we find out that the plants ask that of her. And that plants, trees, and animals all accept their death, knowing that they are going to be fed back into the earth, or nurturing humans to become a part of them, only to become dust later themselves and be reincarnated later. It was pretty heavy stuff to be telling a little girl, but I loved trying to wrap my brain around it.
More flashbacks, although it hasn’t quite made it to the big Shion scene yet. Mokuren, Shusuran, and Enju all have a point, though. Shion does obsess over Gyokuran quite a lot. That was one of the other things that bothered me about the big moment in Shion’s flashback. He kept asking Mokuren about Gokuren. It was… a little terrible. And yes, it makes Mokuren think things, apparently.
And wow, things are really getting intense. Not only do we have several situations where Mokuren can have everything she wants in Gyokuran, she continues to pine after Shion after he makes it more than obvious he wants nothing to do with her. This type of drama is just my style, and watching Mokuren trying to parse the situations, especially in regard to Gyokuran, is really interesting.
But really. Gyokuran is a little bit too persistent. It’s unfortunate.
At the end of the book, we get some really sweet Shion memories. It’s completely out of character for him, honestly, and I almost don’t believe they happened, but they’re sweet all the same.
Once again, I’m going to cut this off a little short. I really, really want to read the rest of this Mokuren flashback, and I can’t read the next volume until I finish writing. I need to know about the crime!