Saturday, June 20, 2015

Manga Review: Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You, Volume 21, by Karuho Shiina

Rating (Out of 5): ~4.5
Publisher: Shojo Beat (VIZ Media)
Release Date: June , 2015
Volumes: 23+
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 20. 22.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Spring is in the air, but doubts about the future bloom along with the flowers for Sawako and her friends. A bright spot in this season of worry is White Day, where the boys return gifts for the ones they received on Valentine’s Day. Kazehaya has a very special gift in store for Sawako!


This series could go on forever and I would never get tired of it. I would love it for all eternity. It’s just perfect.
Why have no other series by Shiina been licensed yet? What’s up with that? I looked, and she has so many!
The group is growing up, slowly but steady. They have to decide on college, and careers, and think about their relationships. It’s heartbreaking and so sweet.
Sawako is so not used to having friends or a boyfriend, that everything is a treat to her. Kazehaya is sweet to her without even trying, that when he really does something special, it’s even better than he thought it would be. Kazehaya is figuring out what he wants to do with his life, and his biggest problem is his father, who’s coming around. The way he talks to Sawako about it, their openness, is wonderful. Sawako’s plans are starting to waver, though, and she’s conflicted about what to do between her career and Kazehaya.
Meanwhile, Chizu is plain freaking out, over Ryu and her future. She still doesn’t know what to do about Ryu, and now that he’s on a path for his future, she doesn’t quite know what hers will be anymore. She’s just floundering at this point.
Ayane, on the other hand, is starting to push herself. Aiming for a higher college, making her grades better, reaching farther than she has before. At the same time, Kento is wanting more from their relationship. Oddly enough, I’m feeling the chemistry between Ayane and Pin, a lot. While I feel bad for Kento, because he’s feeling a lot more than she is.
Every character in this series is their own, unique and stand out, and clearly complex. They are all different, loving each other but needing something different. I’m impressed and I love it completely.
This series can do no wrong. Every volume is a treat that goes by way too fast, and I’m always looking forward to the next.

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