Yuri Manga: Tsubomi, Volume 16 (つぼみ)

March 26th, 2012

Tsubomi, Volume 16 gets off to a strong start with the cover story “Aoi Honou,” about a girl that falls for another girl in school (what originality!) with ceramic making as the club prop,  but ends some years in the future with a satisfying ending.

I’ve been on the fence with “Hoshikawa Ginza Yon-choume,” but now that they’ve moved into this loft, I’m find the story intolerably creepy.

On the other side of the fence is “Prism,” a series that I’m liking more and more with every chapter. *Now* we’re moving into after happily ever after.

And so it also is with “Candy” in which real life affects Kanan is a way she had never intended. Both this and “Prism” are the only two stories where the characters reactions read close to realistic. As a result, they are my favorite stories.

In “Hana to Hoshi” Hanaii learns about Hoshino’s past a bit and ends up in a ping-pong game for Hoshino’s affection.

There are so many other series, and most of them are fine to good, but these are the stories that stood out, good or bad in my opinion this volume. It’s a better read than it was a few years ago, that’s for sure.


Overall – 6

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