Sunday, March 19, 2017

Manga Review: Shuriken and Pleats Vol. 2


I've finished "Shuriken and Pleats Vol. 2" by Matsuri Hino.

Product Description

The creator of Vampire Knight returns with a tale about a female ninja in modern Tokyo.

When the master she has sworn to protect is killed, Mikage Kirio, a skilled ninja, travels to Japan to start a new, peaceful life for herself. But as soon as she arrives, she finds herself fighting to protect the life of Mahito Wakashimatsu, a man who is under attack by a band of ninja. From that time on, Mikage is drawn deeper into the machinations of his powerful family.

With her final mission as a ninja fulfilled, Mikage strives to lead the life of a normal high school girl. But the shadows of her former colleagues threaten to mar the peaceful skies. Mikage encounters someone she thought she’d never see again.

About the Author

Matsuri Hino burst onto the manga scene with her title Kono Yume ga Sametara (When This Dream Is Over), which was published in LaLa DX magazine. Hino was a manga artist a mere nine months after she decided to become one. With the success of her popular series Captive Hearts, MeruPuri, and Vampire Knight, Hino has established herself as a major player in the world of shojo manga.

Product Details
Series: Shuriken and Pleats (Book 2)
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC (November 1, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1421588579
ISBN-13: 978-1421588575

My Review:

It's quite obvious this volume was rushed especially near the ending!  I would have loved to see one more volume of this series.  The author left an open ending so you need to use your imagination.

For some reason I had a feeling that Mikage's master Mr. Rod wasn't dead but alive and somehow associated with Mahito!  We learn why Mr. Rod was targeted and who the traitor is within the clan.

In this volume there were a few potential love interests for Mikage but all she can think about is her Master (lol!)!


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