Outgoing and popular Kazu and shy and serious Moto grew up together as childhood best friends. But something changes during junior high, and the familiar, easy rhythm of their friendship begins to break apart as Kazu starts nursing deeper feelings for his oblivious friend. When Kazu’s troubled home life and Moto’s budding romantic forays create a clash of misunderstandings, secrets, and hurt feelings, will their relationship be able to survive these growing pains?
Welcome Back, Aureole is a bittersweet yet tender exploration of the maturation of young love. Two boys growing up side by side… their stars drift apart and come together again.