Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: Shojo Beat (VIZ Media)
Release Date: September 1, 2015
Anise Yamamoto has been told that if she ever removes the rose choker given to her by her father, a terrible punishment will befall her. Unfortunately she loses that choker when a bat-like being falls from the sky and hits her. Anise is granted four cards representing four knights whom she can summon with a kiss. But now that she has these gorgeous men at her beck and call, what exactly is her quest?!
We get to find out what Mutsuki’s dark past entails in this volume. What happened so long ago with his brother. It’s sad, for both of them.
Mostly, I’m really liking the dynamic between Anise and the knights. They’re all very devoted to her, caring and protective in their own ways, strong in their positions as her knights even if they’re fighting to be more. They all care about each other, in their ways. Although I’m hoping more attention focuses on Seiran soon, as clearly he’s been falling in the background for her affections.
Although, of course, I’m the biggest fan of Kaede, and there’s some jealousy brewing from Anise in this volume. I do like how they’re both slowly but surely being pushed to realize their feelings for each other.
I’m just plain enjoying this series. I think the art is gorgeous (god, the color pages!), and I’m in love with the characters. The humor works for me, the main plot is interesting, even if the growing list of enemies and fakes are becoming a bit much. I’m looking forward to the next volume.
A review copy was provided by the publisher, VIZ Media, and Erik Jansen from MediaLab PR. Thank you so, so much!