Monday, March 18, 2013

Manga Review: Jiu Jiu, Vol. 2 [Paperback]

I've finished reading "Jiu Jiu Vol. 2" by Touya Tobina.

Product Description

Born into a family of “Hunters,” Takamichi’s destiny is to pursue and slay demons. When her twin brother is killed, she is saved from despair by a pair of Jiu Jiu — shape-shifting familiars — in the form of two wolf pups named Snow and Night. Now Takamichi is in high school and an active Hunter. Snow and Night can’t wait to attend school in their human form to “protect” her. But are they ready to go off leash?

Takamichi’s Jiu Jiu Obedience Training Goals

1. Defend your mistress from a pig. Or a child vampire. Or a What is that thing, anyway?!

2. Defend your mistress from a ghost. Or a Sigh Whatever it is that’s haunting the sea resort she’s trying to vacation in!

3. Celebrate your mistress’s birthday — properly.

4. Snuggle.

Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for teen plus audiences.

About the Author

Touya Tobina is from Tokyo. Her birthday is May 23 and her blood type is O. In 2005, her series Keppeki Shonen Kanzen Soubi (Clean Freak Fully Equipped) won the grand prize in the 30th Hakusensha Athena Shinjin Taisho (Hakusensha Athena Newcomers Awards).

Product Details
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; Original edition (October 2, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1421542781
ISBN-13: 978-1421542782

My Review:

In this volume Takamichi is on her way to meeting with her dad and very important people of other clans.  As she arrives she is attacked by her former fiance (he's a major jerk and loves to make her life miserable) and her current fiance has to intervene though he doesn't look at her.  We learn why later why he doesn't look at her.

She is late for the meeting and she apologizes but the other heads aren't too happy and wonder how she could be the head of her family?  We are shown some of Takamichi's childhood when she is engaged to her ex and how much he tormented her.

We are introduced to some new characters like the bat boy Meru and a little girl while waiting for her mistress to come back haunted the house who both become attached to Takamichi.

There is a little story about Night and Day when they were younger who were unsure of how Takamichi felt about them.  They talk to Moon Takamichi's father's Jiu Jiu who is older and quite rude and crude.


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

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