Wednesday Webcomics: “Mira!”

Alex, Mira, and Cherry in the first row, Robbyn in the back

Mira! tells the story of Mira, a first-year student, who meets the three young women she is rooming with. Their lives become intertwined in this cute, wholesome webcomic.

Mira!, by illustrator Amaiiuwu, has women-centric friendships, with the four protagonists, Miranda “Mira” Glaze, Robbyn Stable, Alexandra “Alex” Rojas, and Sakura “Cherry” Kinoshita learning more about themselves and love along the way. This light-hearted slice-of-life girls love series, as it could be called, which will be about 30 chapters long, begins when Haruka’s girlfriend breaks up with her, and her friend Robbyn tells her to start loving herself.

Five years later, Mira goes to a university and meets Alex. Mira is studying graphic design while Alex is studying game design. She goes to class and meets a cute girl in her design class.  She finds out that the girl is Robbyn, her childhood friend. Mira learns that Alex is also in the same dorm, as is Cherry. Mira leads their introductions, with Cherry surprised they are all wlw (women love women), with Mira and Robbyn forgetting this is a WLW dorm. It makes me think of the “Open Housing” option at my alma mater, which allows students to “choose their roommates independent of gender/sex/sexual orientation.”

Mira and Alex begin talking

Mira! has a compelling storyline and characters, serving as form of entertainment and escapism as she put it. Mira is a 19-year-old woman interested in girls, while Robbyn is 19 years old and a lesbian. Alex is a 20-year-old lesbian sapphic woman and Cherry is a half-Japanese lesbian woman. In the first Q&A of the comic, all four of them named their preferences, and that they are all doing design majors of some kind. It was also noted that Alex is attracted to girls and non-binary people, specifically the latter who are female-presenting.

The webcomic, which has more than 30 episodes, is written and illustrated by Amaiiuwu, who has been drawing seriously for six years. It was recently noted in Q&A that Mira! would be a polyamorous webcomic, which was hinted at in an earlier comic, and an earlier Q&A. As such, this webcomic could be considered to be like the webcomic, Boyfriends, about four young men in a poly relationship, except this would be between four young women. However, in that same Q&A, Amaiiuwu said that her favorite ship is Mira and Robbyn, as they were the first two characters she created for the comic. I wish her the best in studying animation after she graduates high school as she said in that Q&A.

Mira! is one of the many recent stories to focus on girl’s love stories. The comic’s author, Amaiiuwu, recommends stories like A Bread Story, The End of Time, The Siren’s Light, and I Seduced the Villainess. While I’ve reviewed other girl’s love comics like Not So Shojo Love Story, and Ice Massacre, Brahidaliz Martinez, who has written many more articles reviewing webcomics than I have, has also reviewed similar comics. This includes Flowers for the Arsonist, Sesame But Different, Once Upon a Time, and Her Name Was Sunny, to name a few.

Mira and Robbyn in their dorm room

Mira! is available to read on WebToon.

You can find Amaiiuwu on Twitter (less active) and Instagram (more active)

For more great webcomic recommendations, check out our Wednesday Webcomics archives!

Author: Burkely Hermann

Burkely is an indexer of declassified documents by day and a fan fic writer by night. He recently earned a MLIS with a concentration in Digital Curation from the University of Maryland. He currently voraciously watches animated series and reads too many webcomics to count on Webtoon. He loves swimming, hiking, and searching his family roots in his spare time.

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