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Strobe Edge, Vol. 5 Paperback – July 2, 2013
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Born on June 8, Io Sakisaka made her debut as a manga creator with Sakura, Chiru. Her works include Call My Name, Gate of Planet, and Blue. Her current series, Ao Haru Ride, is currently running in Bessatsu Margaret magazine. In her spare time, Sakisaka likes to paint things and sleep.
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[More of my reviews are available on my blog, Geeky Reading, to which there's a link on my profile.]
(Contains spoilers, with warning.)
This series, for some reason, I’m not very excited for anymore. I’m still sticking with it, and enjoying it, but I’m not fangirling so much.
Well, maybe that’s not true. I love Ando. I love him a lot. That hasn’t changed.
I don’t want to go into too much detail, but a good lot happened this volume.
Ando was adorable with Ninako. He’s just adorable, all the time, but still. He confessed to her, and is really trying to get him to like her, but her feelings are set on Ren. I feel bad for Ando here. I don’t know what’s going to happen with him. Hopefully something good, and soon.
Ninako is trying to deal with her feelings for Ren. Distancing herself, and acting normal, because she just doesn’t know what to do. I feel bad for her here, but I also… I just don’t like Ren.
Ren is trying very hard to focus solely on Mayuka, which is really good of him, but also not. I mean, he shouldn’t be with her if he doesn’t actually want to be, and he doesn’t. But, (SPOILERS), turns out he doesn’t have to worry about that, because Mayuka finally takes it into her own hands and breaks up with him. (Whoa! I know! WHAT!) At the end of this, there’s a really interesting, well-done, touching scene where Ren kind of talks to his past self. It was surprisingly really good. That scene kind of makes the rating bump up to a four, really.
It's also good to see Mayuka growing, accepting where things are going in her life, moving forward. I don't know if we'll get to see more of her, though.
I don’t really know what’s going to happen now, but I’m looking forward to finding out.
There’s also a couple nice moments with Sayuri and Daiki, who I just love. I really hope to get more of them.
At the end, we get a special chapter of some Ando history. It shows how Ando and Ren became friends, what happened with the girl who used Ando and broke his heart, and why he decided to start fooling around with a bunch of girls. It was nice, and heartbreaking, and I love Ando. I just love Ando, you guys. I just do.
So. Next volume, here I come.
Love or your career? Your relationship or a possible new one? Real love, or clinging to the past? This hefty volume deals with a lot of issues that I haven't seen most shoujo tackle. And I'll admit I teared up. It was hard to see Mayuka and Ren finally shift away, but Mayuka finally realized what she wanted and Ren realized the lie he'd been keeping inside-as well as did Mayuka. She knew all along, and opened Ren to the truth.
Despite how I really like Ando, I do admire that Ren was so devoted to Mayuka, even after his love for her had gone away. And I disliked how Ando kept hounding Ninako with how he was available and should be given a chance. I hate when guys do that. It's not cool or confident-it makes you seem too desperate. And Ando is, but I liked him better when he let Ninako carry on. Sure, he gave her great advice, but his incessant nagging annoyed me. No girl wants that.
And that side story-Ando was about 12 or 13, right? I understand it's a different culture, but seeing that Ando basically was having sex with a girl really disturbed me. He's like 13...
Anyways, really good volume that says that a career is just as important as love is. You can have both, but sometimes, we realize that one suits us more than the other does.