Saturday, January 17, 2015

Manga Review: Kamisama Kiss, Volume 16, by Julietta Suzuki

Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: Shojo Beat (VIZ Media)
Release Date: October 7, 2014
Volumes: 20+
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 15. 17.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Back in feudal Japan, Akura-oh is getting frustrated with his best friend and rampage companion Tomoe. He correctly guesses that Tomoe is lovesick, and decides the best way to deal with it is to kill the object of his affection--Yukiji! And to make matters worse, when Nanami wears historical clothes, she looks an awful lot like Yukiji! Can she manage to preserve the past, save Tomoe, protect Yukiji and keep from getting killed?! 


This series is so much fun, and I love that there’s an ongoing storyline right now. I’m surprised by how in depth it is, too, but very smoothly done.
Nanami is getting into all kinds of trouble in the past still, and some of it is getting more serious. She’s trying to make things work how they’re supposed to for Tomoe and Yukiji, and I do like that Suzuki has made it that it was Nanami all along. She’s also trying to figure out how to save Tomoe, although that plot keeps getting interrupted.
I love Tomoe—I have always loved Tomoe, he is such a rough-around-the-edges sweetheart, and we really get to see that in this volume. His past self hasn’t been burned yet, he’s just violent and experiencing emotions for the first time. And he’s surprisingly open about it—but mostly he’s just adorable. He just makes me happy.
The main plot finally gets some development at the end of this volume, though, and apparently this storyline comes to an end in the next volume. I can’t wait to see how everything gets wrapped up. I love this large plot, but I also want more Tomoe—I want him to be saved already! I want to see the gang again, although the extra story at the end is nice for that. I’m just overall excited for the next volume, and the wait will surely be long.

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