After School Nightmare 7Posted: June 26, 2008
Setona Mizushiro – Go!Comi – 2008 – 10 volumes
For some reason, I always drag my feet posting about my favorite series. It always takes forever for me to post Eroica reviews, and this was sitting here over a month. I meant to put it up with X-Day, but for some reason I didn’t. Oh well. I’m posting it tonight because I don’t want to just leave that Andromeda Stories review at the top. I’ll sandwich it between two of my favorite series instead.
So yes. I’m flipping through it now to remember what happened, and just about everything is making me smile. Mashiro has to be consoled by Sou’s sister, and both Sou and Kureha insist on hurting him. To be fair, he’s also kind of insensitive, so it’s a good lesson for him.
He decides to embrace his female half a little more instead of hiding it. Gender discussion comes up once again, and the dual nature of the main character is one of the aspects of the series I enjoy most. I’m always happy to hear anything about it, and this time it gets quite a bit of spotlight.
I feel like Kureha’s story is nearly done. I kind of hated her for awhile because her character never really changed, but she goes through quite a bit of change in this volume, both in “real life” and in the dream world. I like her a lot better now that she’s had more development and her actions have more reason behind them, even though now the things she does are a lot more horrible, or at least more horrible towards Mashiro.
Sou’s sister is explained. Somewhat. I’m satisfied she actually exists, and she plays a major, major role in this volume. Except after all this, now I’m not sure why she exists in the dream world, or why she should be allowed to, anyway. It just doesn’t seem fair. She tells the story of her and Sou, and why they’re always together, and what it is she’s doing there, and the explanation is surprisingly good, but still. It just doesn’t seem fair.
The volume ends on a seriously girly moment. I don’t know how many ways I can say I love this series, but I do. I love it to pieces, and the wait between volumes is always an agonizing one.