Saturday, January 3, 2015

Manga Review: Kamisama Kiss, Volume 15, by Julietta Suzuki

Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: Shojo Beat (VIZ Media)
Release Date: June 3, 2014
Volumes: 20+
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 16.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Nanami has gone back in time in order to find the fallen kami who cursed Tomoe, but the past is a lot more violent than she expected. Before she can even start her search, she has to deal with suspicious villagers and a mortally wounded Tomoe!


This volume continues from the last, with Tomoe in danger of dying, and Nanami going into the past to change things, or at least figure out how to save him in the present.
I’m just not getting a good feeling about any of this. I mean, it seems like Nanami is just messing up everything. Unless her interacting with people in the past doesn’t necessarily change the future, in Suzuki’s version. Because it seems like everything she’s done has really messed with the future, particularly Tomoe’s. But maybe this is also how it’s supposed to work? I don’t know, but it has me worried.
Either way, it’s nice to see the characters past. Tomoe was very different back then, and it’s neat seeing the glimpse we’ve gotten of him falling in love for the first time, compared to how horrible and destructive he was then. Yukiji was much different than I expected, and I don’t understand quite how her and Tomoe’s relationship worked (especially given how Nanami interrupted it, unless that’s how it was supposed to happen?). Then there’s Akura-oh, who is just plain bad, in the present and the past.
Also, Mizuki is just adorable. He’s so sweet, and the poor guy just doesn’t want to be left alone. The sweetheart.
Then there were two extra episodes at the end that dealt with the ordinary everyday life of the group. It was a little reprieve, and something we haven’t had the chance to see in a while. They were funny, especially when Tomoe gets drunk.
I’m finally caught up with this series, and while I love that, the long wait between volumes kind of sucks. Either way, I’m excited for the next one.

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