In volume 1 of Kanojo to Camera to Kanojo no Kisetsu, (彼女とカメラと彼女の季節) we met typical high school student Akari, atypical highschool student Yuki, who is a photographer and asocial outlier in class and sports hero student Fukuyama, Yuki’s childhood friend, who is interested in Akari.
Volume 2 begins with Akari experiencing an epiphany about her feelings for Yuki, followed up by a almost complete rebuff by the object of her interest. In the meantime, Fukuyama is there to support her emotionally…something that makes Akari as uncomfortable as her feelings about Yuki does. She’s really trying hard to not give Fukuyama the wrong impression about her feelings. On his part, he seems sincerely to not be under the wrong impression at all – he can see that Akari is interested in Yuki, but he really likes her and wants to be there for her.
Akari wants to see Yuki, Fukuyama wants to be closer to Akari.
And what about pale, ethereal Yuki, the photographer? When she returns to school, she seems to be driving Akari into Fukuyama’s arms. And yet, in quiet moments, it’s Akari she’s thinking of. She leaves provocative photos of herself in her dark room – for Akari to find? Akari thinks so.
As volume 2 comes to an end, it’s Yuki’s turn to play her cards. What hand she’s holding, we just don’t know.
Art – 8
Story – 8
Characters – 8
Yuri – 5
Service – 5
Overall – 8
This volume made me laugh a little, frown a little and left me really hoping hard for an ending I know I won’t get. ^_^; Will I?