Tears of a Lamb Volume Six is a shojo manga by Banri Hidaka that was published in North America by CMX in 2009. The series is rated “T” for teens, and I agree with this rating. From seeing the content in this series, I would say that Tears of a Lamb is appropriate for readers who are thirteen years of age and older.
The main character of Tears of a Lamb is a high school freshman named Kei Hasumi. In the first volume of the series, she wants to gain access into the apartment of her new classmate, Kyosuke Kanzaki. Kanzaki doesn’t know what to think of Kei at first, and wonders why she wants to get into his apartment so badly. He learns that Kei lives in an apartment across the way with her brothers, Saito Takama (who is their homeroom teacher) and Rihito Hasumi. By the end of the Volume One, Kanzaki learns that Kei wants to get into his apartment to try to find a ring that belong to a previous resident of the apartment; she thinks she lost it in there. The former resident is a man named Suwa Kakeru; he’s friends with Saito, and Kei really looks up to him.
As the series progresses, it comes out that Kei had been in an accident and that she has little to no memory of what happened. However, she is convinced that the accident has something to do with the missing ring that she’s looking for. Kanzaki discovers that he has developed feelings for Kei, but he feels he can’t compete with Suwa. It doesn’t help that Suwa drops by Kanzaki’s apartment uninvited one day and that the two of them strike up a friendship. The appearance of Kei’s cousin, Shinogu, also complicates matters.
At this point in the series, Kei has started to get some small breakthroughs in the mental block she’s had concerning the accident. By the end of this volume, the details of that day start becoming even clearer. The reader is finally clued in to what truly happened, and the ending of this volume is a major cliffhanger.