RED COLOR ELEGY reviewed by Shojo Beat

Summer Reading: Not Your Average Manga Season

Shojo Beat    |    Erjc Searleman    |    June 25, 2008

“Red Color Elegyby Seiichi Hayashi gives us a peek into the Japanese temperament of 1970. Historical, political, sexual, and personal, Hayashi’s work will open your eyes.

On one level, Red Colored Elegy is simply about a young couple's stormy relationship. But, like all great literature, it works on many different levels, exploring the spectrum of life as it splinters into the future. Hayashi has more on his agenda than young love. He’s playing around with narrative devices, obviously inspired by the medium’s potential. The end result is stunning.”

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