Rummanah Aasi
  Manga Mondays is a meme hosted by Alison at Alison Can Read where bloggers can share their passion for reading mangas. It's a great place to get new manga titles to try and to meet new bloggers. It's official! Tsukushi and Tsukasa are a couple in Volume 20, but their relationship last beyond this volume? Let's find out!

Description: Tsukushi has agreed to be Tsukasa's girlfriend! But there's a hitch-she'll go out with him for only two months to see if she can truly love him. Tsukasa is off to a bad start when he ends up smacking the new boyfriend of Tsukushi's best friend Yuki at the end of a double date, making Tsukushi furious. What happened betweeen Yuki's boyfriend and Tsukasa? Is Tsukushi and Tsukasa's relationship over?

Review: Volume 20 has a stronger emphasis on the romance of this series. Tsukushi is now living in Tsukasa's mansion. She is on egg shells, fearing Tsukasa's mother would rear her ugly head around but luckily, Tsukasa's mother is away on another overseas project. Phew, crisis averted! Now Tsukushi has to keep her current residency under wraps, but this doesn't last very long since any news concerning any member of the F4 doesn't stay hidden for very long.
  What I found interesting in this manga series is that the romance doesn't happen very quickly, at least from Tsukushi's point of view. She has always been hesitant to fall for anyone, which is one of the things that I love about her, but lately she has been seeing a more human side of Tsukasa where he is considerate, generous, and just as awkward when it comes to expressing his own emotions and need for intimacy. After a deep discussion, Tsukushi and Tsukasa have reached an understanding-they will date for a two month trial period. If the relationship works out, they will continue. If it doesn't, they will no longer talk or pursue it. Tsukushi is somewhat okay with the plan because there is no pressure on her and Tsukasa is happy just knowing that he is given a chance to show Tsukushi how much he loves her. As as reader, I was really curious to see how long this relationship could last considering Tsukasa's track record of being a hot head.
  Unfortunately, it doesn't take much for the relationship to stumble into trouble when Tsukushi and Tsukasa go on a horrible double date with Tsukushi's best friend, Yuki, and her current boyfriend. Throughout the date, Yuki's boyfriend tries to instigate trouble and get arise out of Tsukasa by pushing on Tsukasa's buttons. Tsukasa's patience quota runs out and punches Yuki's boyfriend. For the rest of the volume we follow Tsukushi as she learns the truth about what happened on that double date. To much of a surprise of my own, I took Tsukasa's side in this volume and it was funny watching Tsukushi's initial reaction to lash out at him and then come to terms that he was right. I hope these two can get their act together and I'll be interested to see how they handle the next bump in the road!

Rating: 4 stars

Words of Caution: There is some language and crude humor. Recommended for teens and up.

If you like this book try: Boys Over Flowers Vol 21 by Yoko Kamio, Kare Kano: His and Her Circumstances by Masami Tsuda, Mars by Fuyumi Soryo
4 Responses
  1. Jenny Says:

    This sounds like a drama filled volume Rummanah! I have a feeling I'll be on Tsukasa's side as well, rooting for that punch. Not that I condone violence, obviously, but Yuki's boyfriend is clearly being deliberately miserable. Can't wait to see what happens next!

  2. 20 books already! This must be going strong if it is that far out. Hey I can handle some crude humor!

  3. Oh finally got together. I feel like I know this series a bit better through you. Fun! :)

  4. This does sound like fun. Poor Tsukasa. Although I suppose he's dished it out enough times.

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