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The unbearable feeling of YKK

Event though I love it, even though I read it quite often and enjoy myself, I can't help but feel somewhat sad.
My heart is always heavy as I float through their world, watching their lives unfold.

After careful contemplation I believe the saddness which creeps up on me is my ability to detect a hint of sorry on Alpha herself.

You see it from time to time, only to watch it be swallowed up with her smiles and laughter. Even when under the surface she feels sadness, Alpha never allows herself to give into it. It's what truely makes her amazing.

Your thoughts?

- Genesis_Magite
Tuesday, November 29, 2005

I wrote in my blog today, that YKK is a story that goes into the dark. Really the Twilight age, and it travels from shining summer morning of first volume to warm, but sad autumn evening and eventualy to cold and lonely winter night... The Death, which presence always can be felt in this manga, finally came and settled between pages of the story. The further it goes, the more sad and thougthfull it will be I guess.

- Drake
Tuesday, November 29, 2005

maybe back to the "dark water" style?

- mr.aufziehvogel
Tuesday, November 29, 2005

cliff water i meant

- mr.aufziehvogel
Tuesday, November 29, 2005

YKK seems mostly peaceful to me. There's a sense of the world winding down, but people are content most of the time, except for Director Alpha.

- Kerry
Tuesday, November 29, 2005

It seems to me that the world of people is slowly winding down, but its not so much an ending, but a transition. A transition to the world of Alpha and Kokone and the other robots.

Or a world of (fewer) humans and robots, where both create something together that is unique and better then what either could achieve in isolation.

It might even be a better world, one more at peace and self-realized then when it was just us people.

In this way YKK imparts to me almost a sense of excitement about what maybe coming, but its a very quite and introspective kind of excitement.

In someway the best thing about Alpha is how fully *human* she is...

- Kurma
Wednesday, November 30, 2005

i think that its almost entirely in the eye of the beholder. What you feel from alpha and her world is really coming from inside you. What i saw in alpha is a deep wonder and hope for the world. She finds wonder and the obscure and almost non-existant, and finds joy in each moment of life. She enjoys solitude in an empty cape cafe just as much as a town party and lives each moment to its fullest for everything that it is worth. Alpha even percieves those moments deeper and wider than a human can. That is what i think makes alpha special. Joy found in a desolate world that astounds me. Cheered me right up in a dark time.

- gene
Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Yeah. I agree. It's that 'mono no aware' feeling - the gentle longing for the past. That's why I like ARIA better. It has that feeling, but in a happier sense.

- Jen
Monday, May 1, 2006

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