By Rie TAKADA
Flower Comics, 1998-9
Wai! Now this is a fun manga! Rie TAKADA's art is so nifty :D This story has it all- adventure, romance, mystery, and cute fuzzy animals ^_^ Yuniko SAKURABA is a thief. But she doesn't steal just anything. With the help of her little pet flying squirrel (at least I think this thing is a flying squirrel ^_^;) Kamui, Yuniko goes after specific collectors items for a specific actor- a James Dean type guy named Akira NANAE. Akira, like James Dean, died young many years ago. Yuniko's mother, who claims to have known the actor, currently resides in a hospital. Yuniko is stealing the items related to Akira Nanae in the hopes that seeing them will help her mother's mental condition. Yuniko is not exactly sure how
close her mother was to the late actor, but she is determined to try anything that will help her mother's condition.
So that covers the adventure and mystery. Now for the romance :) Enter Ryu EBA. He is a currently popular actor and Idol. He also happens to bear a striking resemblance to Akira Nanae. Ryu is in the posession of some items once belonging to Akira Nanae, including a small Oscar-award-like statuette. Well Yuniko is determined to steal as much Akira stuff that she can, so of course she goes after Ryu's stuff. He catches her at it, but she gets away. This sets things up for a little challenge. He'll carry the statuette around, and she has to try to steal it off his body ^_^. Fun! Anyway, The story goes through a lot of serious moments, as well as a lot of humor. Yuniko's little squirrel Kamui also finds romance :) Kamui is such a macho squirrel :) A fun series, currently at 4 volumes and still going!
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