Sunday, September 9, 2012

Manga Review: A Devil and Her Love Song, Vol. 4 [Paperback]

I've finished "A Devil and Her Love Song Vol. 4" by Miyoshi Tomori.

Product Description

Reads R to L (Japanese Style), for audiences T.

Meet Maria Kawai — she’s gorgeous and whip-smart, a girl who seems to have it all. But when she unleashes her sharp tongue, it’s no wonder some consider her to be the very devil! Maria’s difficult ways even get her kicked out of an elite school, but this particular fall may actually turn out to be her saving grace ...

Maria encourages antagonistic Ayu to be true to her feelings, but that simple action snowballs into a huge rift within their class! As secret crushes and hidden motives are revealed, the backlash of honesty just might destroy Maria’s efforts in uniting everyone for the choral competition!

About the Author

Miyoshi Tomori made her debut as a manga creator in 2001, and her previous titles include Hatsukare (First Boyfriend), Tongari Root (Square Root), and Brass Love!! Her current series, A Devil and Her Love Song, is running in Margaret magazine.

Product Details
Paperback: 216 pages
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; Original edition (August 7, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 142154167X
ISBN-13: 978-1421541679

My Review:

Wow alot happens in this volume and some of it's good and some of it's not so good!

Hana Ibuki is stated as the head of the choir group but the students are wondering why Maria isn't there.  They start arguing that Maria wouldn't abandon them after being so vocal about how much she wanted to sing Amazing Grace.  Hana makes herself look good at the competition at Maria's expense.  When Hana finds out reporters are going to be there she becomes upset.  She becomes more upset when Maria accidentally ruins her plans and has a temper tantrum in front of the cameras.  The reporters realize that Hana and everyone is conspiring against Maria.

When Maria bumps into Ayu Nakamura in the washroom without her makeup Ayu becomes upset.  She confesses she is jealous of Maria because she always looks pretty.  When Maria tells Ayu to confess her feelings about how she feels about Yusuke she realizes that Maria isn't that bad.

We see The Homeroom teacher pour ink over Maria's head and when she arrived in the classroom he says that she ran away.  When she finally arrives with ink all over her he starts accusing the other students of doing the deed.  He finally gives Maria an ultimatum that she would go on camera and say that the school had reformed her and he would confess he was the one who did the deed and it was an accident.

When the students find out the conspiracy between Hana they boycott the singing competition.  They start accusing her and treating her like an outsider.  Maria states that she is determined to sing Amazing Grace on state with everyone.

Finally their school is called onto stage and Maria sings Amazon Grace by herself and everyone is blown away by her voice.  Shin gives her his jacket and everyone rushes out to congratulate her.  Yusuke has this starstuck look on his face and the volume ends.

Maria gets her first kiss (I'm not going to spoil this by telling you by who), Shin catches a fever, someone confesses to Yusuke that they like him and Yusuke confesses he likes someone too.


Manga in series:

A Devil and Her Love Song Vol. 1
A Devil and Her Love Song Vol. 2
A Devil and Her Love Song Vol. 3
A Devil and Her Love Song Vol. 4
A Devil and Her Love Song Vol. 5 - October 2, 2012
A Devil and Her Love Song Vol. 6 - December 4, 2012
A Devil and Her Love Song Vol. 7 - February 5, 2013
A Devil and Her Love Song Vol. 8 - April 2, 2013

Thanks Simon and Schuster Canada for sending me this manga to review, greatly appreciated!

1 comment:

Heather said...

EEE! Someone who does Manga reviews! Absolutely a follower now... it's so hard to find people willing to do decent reviews, well, either that or I just have no idea where to look for them.
This also reminds me that I need to review the manga I've been reading.

I haven't actually checked this series out yet, but I'm going to have to pick it up, thanks to your reviews.

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