The stuff of dreams is a cloudy haze -That is, until one comes true. Kyoko Asahina is an aspiring young filmmaker. To create compelling and meaningful stories and capture them in a beautiful and engaging way has become her only goal in life. It is her passion – and she will stop at nothing to make it happen. In pursuit of her dream, she spends her college days obsessed with her craft and otherwise neglecting everything else around her. As her intensity for directing grows, so does the rift between Kyoko and her closest friends and colleagues. She has begun to lose her touch for the intimate world around her; and unfortunately, that is exactly where a true master of cinema draws their inspiration. Suomi Kitano was born to be on the ice. Graceful and strong, she always commanded her skates to glide with seemingly delicate ease. Even as a child her talents were emerging. She and her friend Hannah often dreamed of winning tournaments and sharing medals and accolades as they grew up. But, that was a long time ago. Suomi’s prime is fading and she and Hannah have drifted apart over the years. Life has moved on – leaving their dreams behind. Then, opportunity strikes. It appears Suomi may get the chance to perform again and return to carving up the ice. A flood of memories take her back to her humble beginnings, to her training, to her wonderful friend Hannah, and to a promise made long ago.
The second volume starts with the 3rd character Kyoko Asahina who is an aspiring college filmmaker. Kyoko's main problem is that she is trying to one up her previous film that actually won an award at a film contest the year before. Because of this she carries a nasty attitude and is almost impossible to work with or be around period. She wants everything done perfectly and she doesn't care who she hurts to do it. One day during shooting Kyoko notices some things about her lead actress like her … more