Saturday, May 9, 2015

Manga Review: Otomen, Vol. 17 Paperback

I've finished "Otomen Vol. 17" by Aya Kanno.

This New York Times Manga Bestseller series features handsome, manly men who have cute, girly hobbies!

Asuka Masamune is a guy who loves girly things -- sewing, knitting, making cute stuffed animals and reading shojo comics. But in a world where boys are expected to act manly, Asuka must hide his beloved hobbies and play the part of a masculine jock instead. Can Asuka ever show his true self to anyone, much less to Ryo Miyakozuka, the girl that he's falling for?

In her quest to get Asuka to turn away from his otomen ways, Asuka’s mom, Kiyomi, cancels his favorite shojo manga, Love Chick! What’s worse, she plans to break up Asuka and Ryo! Will Asuka succumb to his mother’s anti-otomen schemes?

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

About the Author

Aya Kanno was born in Tokyo, Japan. She is the creator of Soul Rescue, which has been published in the United States, and herlatest work, Otomen, is currently being serialized in Japan's BetsuHana magazine. Blank Slate was originally published as Akusaga in Japan, also in BetsuHana.

Product Details
Series: Otomen (Book 17)
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; Reprint edition (January 7, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1421559684
ISBN-13: 978-1421559681

My Review:

Lots of drama in this volume of Otomen!

Asuka’s mom, Kiyomi cancels Love Chick when she finds out who Juta Tachibana is really Jewel Sachihana. She agrees to let Juta continue to write Love Chick if he stays away from Asuka.

Asuka breaks up with Ryo when he finally realizes that his friends are suffering and he thinks that he is the cause of his mom's breakdown.  She pretends there is something wrong with her (what a horrible, selfish, scary and crazy woman)!


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