When you’ve got a logjam, there’s only two ways to break it up. Either something has to crack under pressure, or some external stimulus has to be applied to clear the congestion. In either case, I expected a “terrible crisis” to happen in this volume.
In Sasamekikoto, Volume 6 (ささめきこと) *both* things happen. And I was wrong – there is no “terrible crisis.” Well, there is, but it’s not that terrible, really.
I don’t want to spoil too much, because this was a very good volume, but let me say this: The one consistently weak thing about this story has been Ushio’s cluelessness. Well, that’s been taken care of now.
And now, I am even more interested to see where the series goes from here.
I loved that the crazy birthday party meme from the Drama CD was reused for this volume in a way that left one not feeling wrung out and irritated.
I foresee a ridiculously grin-making climax, but not at least for another volume, maybe two. Kind of weird for a series that became so thickly wrapped in angst, but also kind of a relief.
Art – 7
Characters – 8
Story – 9
Yuri – 7
Service – 1
Overall – 8
Damn this series, now I’m singing Jinsei ha Party all over again. Gah.