About Eclair Manga
Eclair: A Girls' Love Anthology that Resonates in Your Heart Manga includes multiple short stories written by the ASCII Media Works group.
Beating hearts and fluttering feelings. An anthology of girls' love stories to leave you breathless. With contributors like Canno (Kiss and White Lily for My Dearest Girl), Sakuya Amano (GoSick), and Nio Nakatani (Bloom Into You), and many more this collection is sure to satisfy the desire for a sweet love story (or sixteen!).
ASCII Media Works includes authors: Canno, Sakuya Amano, Auri Hirao, Chihiro Harumi, Eri Ejima, Shuninta Amano, Uta Isaki, Taki Kitao, Mekimeki, Hachi Itou, Nio Nakatani, Fly, Tamamushi Oku, Musshu, and Izumi Kawanami.
Ratings & Reviews
Pretty Art, No Depth
by June -
The age choices that too many of these authors decided on were questionable at best. I have no problems with age gaps, like a 35y/o with a 25 y/o. I wish that were the case for most of the stories in Eclair. However, a 25y/o engaging in a relationship with a 15y/o is wildly inappropriate because they're at different stages in their lives—to a normal adult, a teen is an easy target and a child. A few characters looked/are as young as 10 which is just like...why. I can see why some power dynamics can be attractive (ex: professor/student) because ~forbidden attraction~ but there are better ways to write it. In "The Unemployed Woman and the High School Girl", the 30y/o acknowledges many times that the girl is a child. Romanticizing this is a gross misuse of the platform and so irresponsible. Other stories are either cute/fluffy or has consent issues, manipulation, bullying, etc. Of 15 stories, only 3 made my purchase worthwhile (got it for Nakatani). Would I buy it knowing all this? No.