Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: Shonen Jump (VIZ Media)
Release Date: September 1, 2015
When Raku gets amnesia from a baseball accident, his friends try to help jog his memory. But even when they try recreating memorable events in their lives, nothing seems to work! Will Raku get his memory back…and remember Chitoge?
So the amnesia plotline comes to a close, unsurprisingly fast. Then there’s Chitoge’s birthday. We get quite a bit of Onodera in this volume, with her birthday, a chapter where she worries about her weight (which was happily not offensive), and an extra featuring her and Ichijo in middle school, with their crushes beginning back then. The biggest plot line, though, is when a friend of Marika’s shows up, who forces her and Ichijo to pretend to be dating. Mostly, though, her friend hits on all the girls she sees. It was a nice change to having all the girls fall all over Ichijo.
I love this series. It’s just so fun, and cute, and funny. The antics are always fun, whether perverted or prank-wise. But I also kind of really want Chitoge’s feelings for Ichijo to come to a head. Or his for her, either way. Or even just for another guy to show up, so we’d have less girls, though I do love their friendships.
This series is always on my list, and I’m looking forward to the next one, of course.
A review copy was provided by the publisher, VIZ Media, and Erik Jansen from MediaLab PR. Thank you so, so much!