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. Tsukushi and Tsukasa have broken up. Tsukushi and Tsukasa both have feelings for one another, but can they overcome big obstacles in order to be truly together?

Description: Tsukushi has an on-and-off romantic entanglement with a hothead named Tsukasa. Tsukasa has a sketchy relationship with his even more hotheaded mother, named Kaede. Kaede has found ways to destroy her son's relationship with Tsukushi, but the couple still has lingering feelings about one another. Now a new person has entered Tsukushi's life, but will he remove Tsukasa from her life once and for all?

Review: Volume 25 is a small book filled with melodrama. Tsukushi and Tsukasa are in their own separate little worlds. It is unclear if Tsukushi is actually dating the new stranger we met in Volume 24 or putting on appearances in front of Tsukasa, but my guess it is the latter. There is a really interesting juxtaposition between the stranger and Tsukasa. Both feel entitled to be with Tsukushi yet they come from two completely different backgrounds. The mysterious loner guy is working class who Tsukushi could relate to, but his attitude that love isn't real makes Tsukushi pause and think. Ultimately, the stranger shows Tsukushi just how much she cares for Tsukasa. 
 Meanwhile Tsukasa continues to brood and be aloof. His friends try to get him to forget Tsukushi or even open up, but he doesn't. Shigeru, his one time fiancee, sits down with him and tells him to not give up on fighting for Tsukushi if he really loves her. I was surprised that Shigeru though it's obvious she has feelings for Tsukasa that are only one sided inspires Tsukasa to man up and get Tskushi back. I really hope Tsukasa takes Shigeru's advice because I really need Tsukasa and Tsukushi to be together again! I can't deal with another volume of these two whining. 
Rating: 3 stars

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

If you like this book try: Boys Over Flowers Vol 26 by Yoko Kamio, Kare Kano: His and Her Circumstances by Masami Tsuda, Mars by Fuyumi Soryo
4 Responses
  1. Aw... I like how is former fiancée helps him out. :)

  2. Oh, man I need them to get together too! I'm tired of them being stupid! Well really Tsukasa. Like you said, he needs to man up!!

  3. Whoa. Fiance! How old are these characters now?
    I wonder if the kanji for Tsukasa and Tsukushi are very different. It doesn't seem very smart to have such similarly named characters so if the written versions of their names are different maybe that's easier for Japanese readers.

  4. Jenny Says:

    Sounds like this is very much a middle volume where things move forward but not by much. I can't help but wonder how long before the two T's will finally get to be together and happy Rummanah!!!

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