BEYOND THE CLOUDS VOL 01
It’s time to bring the cuteness in this manga series that follows the daily lives and misadventures of two tiny friends who live together in the woods. Hakumei and Mikochi are 9cm tall, and live in a world of tiny folk and talking animals. In a series of vignettes we see the pair lose their wallet, go camping, help a weasel, go to the shops and every once in a while even get a little tipsy. Creator Takuto Kashiki fills the pages with lush detail, bringing the forest to life for it’s adorable inhabitants. And most importantly, there’s basically no conflict in these books. It’s just folks helping each other out and enjoying their lives. It doesn’t make for much in the way of gripping drama, but oh boy does it make for a relaxing read.