Volume 6 of Vampire Princess Miyu answers a lot of questions. But it answers those questions in the bizarrest and least logical way, for which I give it a lot of credit.
Miyu’s past is revealed to be tragic, of course, and we are suitably saddened. If, that is, we can follow the fact that it’s presented as a Taisho-period play.
Back in the modern world, Reiha and Miyu have it out at last, but nothing really resolves. The situation begins to spiral down quickly, forcing Miyu to reveal her true nature to her school friends. Which is where it all gets very weird.
Chisato has always had a special friendship with Miyu. Implicitly trusting, full of belief and encouragement, Chisato’s friendship has always seemed to be tinged with a bit of crushiness or idealism. And now we learn why. Not, as we Yuri fans had hoped, because Chisato was in love with Miyu, no. It was because Chisato is the daughter of Miyu’s ancient enemy, the Chickens. lol Okay, okay, I’m being a bit flippant, but if you’ve seen this anime, you know what I’m saying is true. :-)
The entire mess resolves in the least satisfying way ever, as Miyu “protects” her beloved friends by wrapping them up in a bubble of their own happy school life and keeping them there eternally.
Not, I admit, what I hoped, but completely in keeping with the weirdness that is this series. And it certainly offers us a nice conversation piece about Yuri and its deep relationship to Chickens.
Art – 7
Story – 5
Characters – 7
Chickens – 10
Yuri – 4
Service – 2
Overall – 7
This volume was exactly as “WTF!?!” as I remembered it. Sure it ends, but still, “WTF!?! ^_^