Up is down, good is evil, lions are lying with lambs and the whole world’s existence lies heavily on the shoulders of one young girl in Stray Little Devil, Volume 5.
The evil, manipulating angels and the good, innocent devils edge ever closer to war, as Pam struggles with her feelings for Lin-fa. Babylonian mythology is twisted into incomprehensible babble as the Tupismati’s power is unsurprisingly revealed to be the key to everything!
But, the one piece of “everything” that *we’re* all watching is Lin-fa, possessed by power too monstrous to control, coming >thisdeus ex machina she wears around her neck. As Babylonian mythology gives way to Qabala, we learn all the pieces of the story that, if we were to have thought about it for five seconds, would have been obvious anyway, but that’s okay – that’s what a climax is for. ^_^
So, Yuri? Yes. Pam and Lin-fa save all the worlds with their love for one another. Although we don’t see the *actual* kiss, we get enough of the lead-in that it’s kinda inevitable. lol The whole “I’ll give my life for you” and “Everything will be fine as long as I’m with you” is almost unneeded – but not unwanted. The epilogue offers another tears-of-joy embrace, just to put a period on it. So, yes, I’ll bow to the majority opinion on this one, and proclaim it “Yuri.” ^_^ And thanks to everyone who kept insisting I should make it all the way through this series.
Stray Little Devil broke no new ground; it was pretty predictable as these kind of series go, and it had questionable service, IMHO. But, I’ve definitely read worse, and wouldn’t hesitate to suggest it to readers who like their Yuri cute, sweet, slightly moe and with symbolic violence rather than real.
Art – 6
Story – 6
Characters – 6
Yuri – 6
Service – 4
Overall – 6
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