Rhetoric GN 1 service

Following my expensive detective: Mitsuko’s, the case of the case in translation into English, Rhetoric USotoki once again takes us to the early days of the SHOWA era to follow the detective.But where the previous series is a (pleasant) book story in the style of Nancy Drew or Penny Parker, the story of Ritsu Miyako is one with a little trick, as well as a more rural scenery.Miyako’s story, taking place in the small village of Tsukumaya Town, follows the sixteen -year -old Kanoko, who has an unusual gift of hearing when people lie.

Set in Showa 1 (1926 according to the Western calendar) history presents Japan on the threshold of modernization. There are maybe one or two cars in the city, most people wear traditional costumes, and superstitions are still high. The latter is at least partly responsible for the escape of the heroine Kanoko from her hometown – her supernatural skills have caused many anguish to people, and they are happy to call her cursed and blame her for their problems. I must admit that this is a disturbing gift: Talent Kanoko in combination with her youth means that she has spent most of her life so far in unintentionally calling people in matters that either try to hide from embarrassment to keep calm, or because They don’t want to have trouble. When he innocently informs others about lies, he breaks the social contract, and this makes everything very uncomfortable to everyone. Her mother tries to hide the dissatisfaction of the inhabitants of Kanoko’s knowledge, but when Kanoko learns that they are trying to take her whole family out of the city, she decides that the best thing he can do for her is simply to leave.

Washes in Tsukumaya Town, where he thinks he can find a waitress’s job; When it does not burn, he stays high and dry, fighting with the cat for one little fish. Then he meets (or rather found) Soma and Kaoru. Soma is a private detective who wants to recover some money from the rent, cleaning the Inari temple for his hostess, and his childhood friend, police detective. When they both discover Kanoko, bring her to the city, provide her with some food and suggest help in finding a job – and is completely shocked when she learns that both men are completely honest, just like the hostess who feeds her … is not clear, Is she surprised that people in her hometown were much less honest every day, or simply did not meet with kindness during their journeys, but she is carefully delighted that she found a place where she does not look like it that her talent will cause damage.

Of course, apart from the fact that no city except a fairy tale can always be one hundred percent honest.But what distinguishes her new friends – and especially Soma – is that their power does not frighten her.Again, this means that her hometown consisted of a disproportionate number of dishonest or unpleasant people, but she certainly helps that despite all his financial mismanagement, Soma is a respected man, and if she trusts her, Kaoru is a rich descendant of a policeman trusts her, andFrom there, everything flows smoothly.And Soma seems to want to help Kanoko, even if he realizes that he can use her skills in the service of his profession;She is flawlessly helpful for her and helps her understand that her power is not a curse.(Or at least not all the time.) When she offers her position of assistant, she is honest, and this is something that Kanoko needs in his life.

The secrets contained in this volume are decent, but they are not stunning.These are also very Fair Play puzzles, which means that all tips are available to the reader to solve matters together with the detective.The presentation of Kanoko’s ability is also smooth so that we can use them ourselves – bubbles containing lies are patterned and we see that Kanoko and Soma have developed a signal with a hand when he notices a lie that is subtle but noticeable.This means that history can change perspectives, allowing Soms to sometimes take over the narrative, which helps make the story elastic.Of the two puzzles in this volume, the latter, regarding the attempt to kidnapping, is more interesting, and also plays with the idea of detective groups, which is a funny detail that does not always appear in detective stories.

Historical setting, although it is not an integral part of the story, is a funny addition to the story, and on her side strips the author informs us about some historical details that she studied (and sometimes she did not finish), so it is worth knowing that the research was conducted.The graphics are transparent and easy to imitate in a fairly basic style from Han to Yume, and the translation seems appropriate without adding an anachronistic slang.To sum up, if you are looking for a slight secret with the heroine who intends to enter her own, Rhetoric service is worth discovering.