Friday, March 9, 2018

Manga Review: Queen's Quality, Volume 2, by Kyousuke Motomi

Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: Shojo Beat (VIZ Media)
Release Date: December 2017
Volumes: 5+
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 3.

Goodreads Synopsis:

The adventures of mind “Sweepers” continue in this supernatural romance!

Fumi Nishioka lives with Kyutaro Horikita and his family of “Sweepers,” people who specialize in cleaning the minds of those overcome by negative energy and harmful spirits. Fumi has always displayed mysterious abilities, but will those powers be used for evil when she begins to truly awaken as the Queen?

In a bid to move forward, Kyutaro and Fumi share a sweet secret! Later, when they go to The Inside with Sendai to cleanse Ms. Hayashi’s Mind Vault, will they succeed in saving her? And what is Bug Handler Ataru plotting in order to turn Fumi into the Black Queen?


The villains that Motomi makes are never quite villains. They can be awful, but they have their reasons, and slowly we get to see the humanity in each of them. As we see, so early on in the series, when Fumi unknowingly runs into Ataru. There's some conflicts as things are becoming revealed.
Fumi makes a step forward in her journey to understanding herself and the Queens inside of her. So far we've only met the evil queen, who is strong but ruthless. This time Fumi gets to see them, and we get to meet the “good” queen, only she doesn't seem to know what is too far. Things are clearly not quite so black and white here, as they're learning. Thankfully, we're also seeing what a strong pull Kyutaro has on Fumi, as he gets to pull her back to earth each time.
I'm probably being more hopeful here, as I'm seeing Kyutaro's agreement with the adults crumbling. It just doesn't seem to make sense—ever, but particularly in this scenario. It won't help anything if he's keeping things from Fumi. And as Fumi starts remembering and figuring things out, that's become apparent to him, as well, I think. I hope, at least, because I hate those plot devices.
I can't wait to read more.

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

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