Friday, April 13, 2018

Manga Review: Queen's Quality, Volume 3, by Kyousuke Motomi

Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: Shojo Beat (VIZ Media)
Release Date: March 2018
Volumes: 6+
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 2. 4.

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 a Queen?

Fumi finds out that she has both a White Queen and a Black Queen inside of her, and she must train both her mind and body in order to be the true Queen. Kyutaro vows to protect Fumi, but will he be able to do anything when other gatekeepers go after her power?


They fill Fumi in on some more of what they know about the Queens. And it turns out, that they don't really know much, and this might be an even more rare case than they expected—meaning they're only going on speculation and rumor.
Fumi gets to face up against another sweeper clan, this one that isn't fond of the Queen, or at least thinks the dark queen is a threat. It starts off pretty bad, but Fumi gets to decide within herself what to do, how to deal with the Queens in order to save everyone.
I really like how Fumi decides to accept herself, all the parts of herself, even those she can't control and those that are ugly. I'm intrigued by where the plot line is going with that, and I honestly think that her accepting herself is going to lead to the last (I believe) Queen. I really appreciate the way that Fumi is forced to see all the angles of herself, her feelings and reactions and other parts of her person, and doesn't get upset or defensive, but just takes it and moves forward, deciding to love all of herself. This is an ideal that I really believe in, and I'm really happy to see it handled so well here.
The connection between Fumi and Kyu is also very apparent here; I must admit that I like seeing how the other Queens love him as well, that they realize how important he is to Fumi. I think it just proves how Fumi and the Queens really are the same person, just different parts. Seeing how Kyu goes to Fumi after everything to comfort her, for them both to decompress after something so big, is also utterly heartwarming. I love it.
I can't wait to read the next.

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

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