Friday, November 3, 2017

Manga Review: So Cute It Hurts!!, Volume 14, by Go Ikeyamada

Rating (Out of 5): ~3
Publisher: Shojo Beat (VIZ Media)
Release Date: August 2017
Volumes: 15.
Spoilers?: Yes.
Volume: 1. 13. 15.

Goodreads Synopsis:

The Kobayashi twins discover that cross-dressing as each other leads to trouble and true love!

The Kobayashi twins, Megumu and Mitsuru, were named after historical figures, but only Megumu has grown up with a taste for history. So when Mitsuru is in danger of losing his weekends to extra history classes, he convinces his sister to swap clothes with him and ace his tests! After all, how hard can it be for them to play each other?

The earthquake is over, but the aftermath is still devastating the region. Mitsuru and Azusa try to put the power of the Tokugawa Group to good use while others, including Megumu and her mom, rush to Sendai to look for their missing loved ones. Megumu wants to hold on to hope, but Aoi still isn’t picking up his phone…


All but the last chapter is focused on Megumu and Aoi. The reunion happens pretty fast, and then we get to see what actually happened during the tsunami. After that, Aoi gets to meet his little half-brother, and accept what happened with his mother and what she did. It's very emotional for all of them. It is nice to see Aoi's family grow, though.
At one point, there's this super cheesy moment where Mitsuru and Azusa take control at Azusa's father's business, because he flounders a moment. Just bleh.
After that, we see Mitsuru and Azusa helping out with the wreckage. I do admit that I like seeing the realistic aspect of the aftermath, with people helping with all the horror. Mitsuru and Azusa get to help an older lady clean up her home. Mitsuru and Megumu's dad is also away while helping with everything, getting people to safety and helping clean up. It's a sweet scene when he gets to return home to their mother.
Megumu and Aoi also get officially married, though they're waiting to do the actual ceremony. This is not surprising to anyone, I'm sure. By the end of the volume it seems like everything is almost done wrapping up. The next and final one will probably be all over-done happy endings.

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

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