Day of the Revolution Manga, Volume 2 (English)

December 23rd, 2008

Have you read Orlando, Virginia Woolf’s love letter to Vita Sackville-West that she cleverly disguised as a novel? If you have, you have also read Day of the Revolution, Volume 2.

Megumi, formerly Kei, is dealing with the single most pressing issue of her *entire* life – how to find a boyfriend, quickly, before she cracks under the pressure of being the only desirable female in the entire school. Really, shouldn’t there be at least one other issue that is at least as important than the absurd notion that she must hury-hurry-hurry and pair up immediately!!!!!!!!! Oh, right, right it’s a comedy. And it is amusing, as Megumi’s best friend forever hooks her up with her own little brother, Mikoto. Mikoto, you might remember is forced to cross-dress on a regular basis in another of Tsuda’s stories, Princess Princess. So, of course he’ll understand Megumi’s issues. Unfortunately, Mikoto’s still just a kid, so Megumi’s kind of forced to be the seme in that relationship, and for both their sakes they will have to take it slow. Which works out okay in the end.

Like most classic “comedies,” the girl who was a boy gets the boy who is occasionally a girl for money, and everyone lives *happily* ever after. ^_^

What?

Oh, Yuri? Ah, nope. But the author’s notes are as interesting as ever.

Ratings:

Art – 7
Story – 7
Characters – 8
Yuri – 0
Service – 0

Overall – 7

Many thanks to Amanda M. who is the sponsor of today’s review and our newest Okazu hero! Amanda, email me at anilesbocon01 at hotmail dot com and receive your Hero’s Badge. ^_^

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4 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    MIKOTO! it’s MIKOTO. Makoto’s the sister!

  2. mdgirolamo says:

    I don’t want to sound polemical, but your assessment of Strawberry Panic seems to vary over time and between reviews. I think that in listing the Yuri successes of the year, you have taken a more generous approach in drawing attention to SP’s stronger points. Having read your less charitable reviews of SP earlier on, I feel, however, that there is an inconsistency between your very legitimate issues with the series and your well-observed commentary on how much of SP! is tongue-in-cheek anyway.

  3. Anonymous says:

    After the pretty-much-Yuri ending of Day of Revolution 1, this second volume broke my heart.

    I’d curse Eiki Eiki for foisting this upon us, but we have her to thank for “First Kiss” and other Yuri Hime stories illustrated by Tsuda Mikiyo/Zaou Taishi. So I can’t complain…too much.

    vericode: buste O_O

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