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The orphaned Resine decides, against her aunt's wishes, to attend the same boarding school as her mother, but she finds it difficult to fit herself into the life of the school. Resine must also share a room with Simone, the rebellious daughter of a famous actress. Simone does not make Resine feel welcome and takes advantage of every chance she gets to cause trouble: she goes out late with boys, copies Resine's homework, and teases Resine every time she cries. In spite of everything, the two girls become closer, although Resine cannot name the feeling.
The first Girls Love manga, it was written by Ryoko Yamagishi, one of the Year 24 Group (a collective of manga artists who revolutionized Shojo manga), during The Seventies, and is the source of many common Girls Love tropes.
Shiroi Heya no Futari provides examples of:
- Anguished Declaration of Love
- Boarding School
- Bury Your Gays: In the end, Simone gets stabbed to death by a jealous ex-boyfriend.
- Casanova: Simone is a boy-magnet.
- Deceased Parents Are the Best: Resine is an orphan with very rosy memories of her parents.
- Downer Ending
- Enter Stage Window: Simone's favored method of entering and exiting her dorm room.
- Hair Decorations: Resine wears a girlish hair-bow.
- The First Cut Is the Deepest: After Simone dies, Resine vows to never love another as long as she lives.
- Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: Simone smokes cigarettes, highlighting her rebellious nature.
- Hair of Gold: Resine
- Hime Cut: Simone
- It Meant Something to Me: When Simone confesses to Resine that their Romeo and Juliet kiss wasn't just acting.
- Love Hurts: And how!
- Naive Newcomer: Resine
- New Transfer Student: Resine
- One-Gender School
- Parental Neglect: Simone's mother is a famous actress who spares little time or attention for her daughter.
- School Play: Romeo and Juliet, with Simone and Resine playing the leads.
- Schoolgirl Lesbians
- Slap Slap Kiss: Resine and Simone.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: Again, Resine and Simone
- Tall, Dark and Bishoujo: Simone
- Tomboy and Girly Girl
- Trope Codifier: Most of the stereotypical Girls Love tropes associated with the genre can be traced back to this manga.
- Troubled but Cute: Simone