Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: Yen Press
Release Date: February 2016
No matter if you win or lose, today only comes once!
The villagers have chosen handsome young calligrapher Seishuu Handa to compete in their famously competitive sports-festival relay race! While Handa strives to keep his morning practices out of the public eye, Hiroshi goes job hunting, Tama writes a manga, and the kids do their best to keep up with the adults!
Everyone's hard at work in the ninth volume of this super-popular, hot 'n' hearty island comedy!
This series gets better and better with every volume, and at this point I’m just plain following it. It’s adorable and hilarious and I love it so much.
In this volume, there’s a town sports festival, where they’re competing with rivaling towns. It’s very serious, with age groups, and they convince Handa-sensei to partake in it. He’s a good team player, too.
Meanwhile, Hiroshi goes out of town for an interview, and he freaks out a little bit. Tama needs some stress relief and encouragement after her loss in the manga contest. And a new guy shows up in town with an interest in Handa-sensei, seeming oddly similar to a rival he had in high school and Kawafuji just told the kids about.
This series is just a surprising delight and I’m really glad I stuck with it. Can’t wait for the next one.