I had posted Shin Ai summary up to chapter 4 in JPM forum before but it was lost because of the forum crash, so I decided to move it here to avoid losing it again. I re-posted chapter 1-4 here and following chapters are coming soon.
Shin Ai was released on 21st January 2011, Mizuki Nana’s 31st birthday. It consists of 7 chapters with the first and the last as short prologue and epilogue. The main contents are only in chapter 2-6, so the book is not long but I won’t post full translation, only long summary from my point of view. Don’t have much time and don’t even consider translating the whole book. Sorry.
About the content, I have to say, not as a Nana fan, that it is a good inspiring book. It’s a story about a person who never give up her dream despite many painful circumstances she had experienced. Main idea of this book is: “your dream will eventually come true if you never give up”. She was insulted and picked on a lot before she become a Mizuki Nana we know but she never thought about giving up. That’s why she is who she is now.
Whether you are Mizuki Nana fan or not, I’d like to recommend this book if you love reading an inspiring story and are able to read Japanese. Shin Ai is still available at CDJapan and HMV. According to this blog, this book was sold around 60,000 copies in Japan since February. I also secured one copy when I went to see her Live Grace 🙂
By the way, English isn’t my native language. If there are some parts that you feel they are weird or don’t make sense, please excuse me.