Blue Friend is an incredibly compelling yuri drama. In only seven chapters, this short story manages to create wonderful fluffy moments, then violently rend my heart and make me cry. The powerful manga evokes the full range of emotions, from love to disgust, from desolation to hopefulness. It is just the thing bring me out of my recent dry spell. 
Blue Friend revolves around Ayumu and Misuzu. Ayumu is a bright outgoing softball star in the school. On the other hand, Misuzu is the gorgeous school beauty with a very nasty demeanor. Hard to approach and difficult to talk to, she has no friends, only male admirers. Misuzu constantly has to face her hatred of men and malicious bullying from female students. When Ayumu befriends Misuzu, the two began a roller coaster relationship mired in obsession, secrets, and fear. Just as Misuzu finally found solace and protection in Ayumu, Misuzu’s dark past resurfaces. Can Ayumu catch Misuzu before all fall apart? 
With a delicate drawing style, Blue Friend details the emotions of the two characters. It has excellent pacing and suspense. From the very first chapter, the manga creates a subtle brooding tone even during the fluffy romantic moments. In between the panels, there is just something waiting to be discovered… Waiting to destroy everything. The manga sets the atmosphere wonderfully, making the plot so intense, tragic, and beautiful.
Let us just let the scans speak for themselves.
Feel free to read on if you do not plan on reading this manga. Even just a few pages can show how powerful the manga is.
Jump to footnotes and comments
- I have been pretty apathetic toward yuri manga lately due to a lack of exciting material and personal feelings toward the genre. This brought me out of my funk.
- Misuzu is a self-inflicting yandere.
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