Hitohira Manga, Volume 2 (English)

April 8th, 2009

Friendship between women is a beautiful thing. Made even more beautiful to many by the relative ease with which is it distorted into hawt lesbo sexxors.

I say “relative” because when you read the gentle high school drama that is Hitohira Volume 2 hawt lesbo sexxors isn’t what leaps immediately to your mind. Not at first, anyway.

Then you notice that Nono and Mirei’s feud borders on the obsessive. And you think, “I have lots of friends, but don’t care about them *that* much.” (That presumes you have friends, of course.)

And then, Nono and Mirei get locked in a closet together and…you know…hawt lesbian sexxors isn’t really as far-fetched a thought as you’d assume.

But of course, that isn’t what Hitohira is about. It’s really about Mugi overcoming her pathological shyness, and her fear of being thrust into a lead role so soon. However, even as I type that it bores me all over again so, I for one, am sticking with watching Nono struggle with her condition and against Mirei’s suffocating love. Incidentally, if you’re actually interested in Nono’s condition, check out Scott Adam’s Blog in which he has chronicled his own experiences with spasmodic dysphonia.

Okay, okay, I’ll stick with the plot for a sec. Summer club practice, drama club drama, Nono shows her dark side, Mugi has a crisis per page and ends up doing what Nono wants anyway. Drama club vs drama club creates more drama, which ends up with Nono and Mirei locked *in a closet together* and screw the plot, it’s boring as hell. Nono and Mirei are the only reason we watched the anime and they are the *only* reason I’m reading the manga.

Technically, I think this book is very nice. Nice reproduction, nice paper, with a nice, if unmemorable font. Which is a good analogy for this nice, but unmemorable excursion into friendship between women. Or hawt lesbian sexxors. Whichever works for you. ^_^

Ratings:

Art – 6
Characters – 7
Story – 6
Yuri – 3
Service – 1

Overall – 6

Muchas gracias to Okazu Superhero Daniel P for sponsoring today’s review!

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5 Responses

  1. Motormind says:

    Wow, talk about missing the point here. Subtlety is absolutely wasted on you. Now I am not saying that Hitohira is a masterpiece , but really… it ain’t so bad in a fluffy, mildly girl-crushy way.

    This must be one of your worst reviews yet, and you have written some clunkers in your time. If you really don’t like slice-of-life dramas, why do you even bother?

  2. Anonymous says:

    sexxors is the funniest thing since Genghis Khunt. ahaaaa. good one. yes very good.

  3. @Motormind – Apparently satire is wasted on you.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I like Hitohira a lot, although I don’t consider it to be Yuri in the slightest.

    I guess that makes our opinions opposite. ^_^

  5. BruceMcF says:

    Motormind, talk about missing the point here. Satire is absolutely wasted on you. Now, I am not saying that this review is a masterpiece, but really … it ain’t so bad in an off-the-cuff, affectionately satirical kind of way.

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