Friday, February 10, 2017

Manga Review: Behind the Scenes!!, Volume 3, by Bisco Hatori

Rating (Out of 5): ~3.5
Publisher: Shojo Beat (VIZ Media)
Release Date: January 2017
Volumes: 4+
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 2. 4.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Ranmaru spends his whole life not fitting in, until the oddballs of the Art Squad adopt him as one of their own.
Ranmaru Kurisu comes from a family of hardy, rough-and-tumble fisherfolk and he sticks out at home like a delicate, artistic sore thumb. It’s given him a raging inferiority complex and a permanently pessimistic outlook. Now that he’s in college, he’s hoping to find a sense of belonging. But after a whole life of being left out, does he even know how to fit in?!


This is a pretty light-hearted series.
In this volume, we meet a bratty, struggling kid actor, and we see that Goda doesn't understand kids. We get to know Tomu a little better, and we get to see where Ruka comes from, what her family pressures are. There's also a chapter where the group puts together a haunted house, and see that they've gone too far and how they can pull back and change things to create a better audience reaction.
This is not as good as her previous series thus far, I will admit that. But it's still got her humor, and it very much feels like she's getting back into the groove of things. I am definitely still reading.

A review copy was provided by the publisher, VIZ Media, for an honest review. Thank you so, so much!

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