At the end of Volume 2 of Kanojo to Camera to Kanojo no Kisetsu (彼女とカメラと彼女の季節), it appeared to us that loner Yuki was retreating from Akari, and pushing her towards Rintarou. As Volume 3 opens, her gambit seems to be working.
Akari and Rin are definitely growing closer – and Akari’s happy about that. They go from pretending to be going out to actually going out. But. Akari is not happy about the distance Yuki is putting between them. When she discovers that Yuki is – quite literally – watching over them, she’s distressed that Yuki is no longer part of the group.
Akari follows Yuki in order to make her point. Embracing Yuki – almost desperately – Akari finds herself completely torn between her comfortable feelings for Rintarou and her uncomfortable ones for Yuki.
And that is where we leave it. Akari wants nothing to change – and everything to change. We have no idea what Yuki thinks, but it apparent that she is ready to walk away and leave Rin and Akari to be together. Akari is not ready to accept that.
We know that Yuki is laying the foundation for a career in photography and Rin and Akari were instrumental in that, but whether she will go through with going to the big city to make it happen is still not a given.
It’s not terribly often I think a threesome could actually work out. These three are pretty close as it is. A physical relationship would change their dynamic, but I could see the three of them making it work. I really hope the rest of the story isn’t just more Yuki pushing Akari towards Rin and backing off. But it probably will be.
Art – 8
Story – 7
Characters – 8
Yuri – 4
Service – 4
Overall – 8
Once again, I’m fairly convinced I won’t be satisfied with the ending, but I still want to know what it will be.