アステリズム – Thoughts

Well that’s one thing off my backlog.

Time travel, time travel and time travel. In a nutshell it’s a non-blood related incest romance that revolves around rewinding time and changing history.

This is going to be a relatively plain way of summing things as I can’t bring up any motivation to write (in addition to my recent lack of sleep) but…

The story revolves around the protagonist Tsukumo and his wonderful time traveling journey to save his older sister. First we’re shown how Tsukumo loves his older sister. Alright, sure, so far it’s fine.

Next we’re shown that his older sister has someone else on her mind. It took about 30 seconds to notice that the “someone” is Tsukumo himself. To be fair, this is mainly because I had knowledge that the story involved time traveling in one way or another.

Drama happens as Tsukumo gets little brother zoned and he starts dating someone else out of depression. Only to break up with her after realizing that he can’t give up on his older sister after all.

They manage to fall in love and officially become lovers, hurray. Next up we have sudden illness and his older sister gets hospitalized.

Within a few days she succumbs to it and Tsukumo despairs.

I was on the verge of dropping it at that point but as it would leave a bitter taste to stop there I continued reading. Starting from there the golden age of the story began, aka chapter 2 where Tsukumo finds an old man with a time machine and travels back to the past to make it so that his older sister doesn’t die. To elaborate it all began because she fell into a river, had a large wound and it ever so happened to also have toxic waste contained in it so now Tsukumo has to change that.

Overall chapter 2 was pretty enjoyable but that unfortunately had to come to an end because Tsukumo had to return to the future after accomplishing his task. I was a bit afraid they’d go an extra step and make even more drama in chapter 3 but thankfully that was the end of it. Chapter 3 was mostly spent on explaining the backstory, ironing out various doubts like time paradoxes and revealing why his older sister knew Tsukumo from before. It also manages to write off the whole problem of there being two of them when time traveling.

Have a chart explaining things if you can make any sense out of it

Have a chart explaining things if you can make any sense out of it

Well it hardly makes sense scientifically but that’s to be expected, these sort of themes can’t exist without some arbitrary rules set by the writer.

In any case, he returns to the future and achieves a happy end. While at it his older sister also received an explanation of the time traveling stuff to ensure that everything is wrapped up.

Overall I found that it did a decent job in dealing with the time travel business. They went ahead and set clear rules for the time travel and then followed them all the way to the ending. With that said, it wasn’t all flowery since I didn’t quite like how the time travel theme was used. To some extent it was even funny that Tsukumo was basically NTRing himself with the time traveling. Feels so-so I guess, on the plus side it’s relatively refreshing when compared to the generic formula you see most of the time.

I have nothing in particular to read at the moment and I don’t feel like going through more of my backlog so… I’m going to be playing some of my doujin game backlog as well as reading more LNs until March releases arrive.

2 thoughts on “アステリズム – Thoughts

    • As far as I know only Cross Channel of which I barely remember anything more than the vague outline of since it was during the time where I just started.

      Jinrui anime was fun though.

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