Sweetness and Lightning, Volume 7

The Truth is Complicated -- Tsumugi is now in kindergarten, and as she grows up, her questions are becoming more complicated. Her curiosity about her mother leads to a quiet search for an old photo album that brings up memories as beautiful as they are poignant—but when a character in her favorite TV show dies, she begins to ask about “heaven” and “hell,” and Kohei will have to find a way to answer. But as always, home cooking— like candied chestnuts, oyakodon, and somen noodles poured down a bamboo flume—is a balm for the wounded souls of father and daughter alike.

Next Volume: Sweetness and Lightning, Volume 8

Tsumugi’s started elementary school, and it’s one new experience after another. She’s excited to try the all-important school lunch, but she’ll have to get used to some new rules—eating at...

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Scenes from a Life Ever since losing his wife, high school teacher Kôhei Inuzuka has raised his daughter Tsumugi alone. But what once seemed like an impossible task has become possible,...

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