My Solo Exchange Diary Volume 2 is the second part of Nagata Kabi’s sequel to My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness, continuing to detail her life and the struggles that she has experienced.Living on her own is harder than Nagata Kabi expected. Building relationships is difficult too, but with a new friendship to cultivate and a new perspective on her family, she’s doing her best to open up and become a warm, compassionate person!
The first volume of My Solo Exchange Diary had Nagata Kabi detailing that she was lonely, even when living with her parents. However, in this second volume, she comes to experience a different type of loneliness; one that drives her back to live at her parents’ house once more.
She also struggles to cope with depression, but there are actually some positive changes to her life present in this volume as well.
Most notably, Nagata Kabi talks about her family in a far more positive light. Nagata’s parents weren’t exactly give the most positive portrayal in the previous volume, but here she comes to understand that her parents do love her.
Depression is something that Nagata finds herself constantly battling with, and that has been a common theme throughout My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness and My Solo Exchange Diary. In this particular volume, however, moves are made to ensure that she receives the help she needs to deal with it.
I would say that this volume of My Solo Exchange Diary is more on the positive side compared to the first one. Though saying that it does have its moments of dealing with some heavier themes, but overall Nagata is able to take steps towards coping with said themes.
My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness and My Solo Exchange Diary are both fascinating peeks into the life of Nagata Kabi. It may be only a small part of Nagata’s life that she has made privy to the public, but there are themes that will prove relateable in a variety of ways.
They are somewhat different from your typical manga, but My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness and My Solo Exchange Diary are both works that should be on the shelf of any avid manga reader.