Monday, 29 January 2018

Manga: The Royal Tutor 5

The Royal Tutor Vol 5
Rating: 5/5
Buy or Borrow: Buy
Source: Copy courtesy of the publisher! 

Prince Licht's fascination with coffee should come as no surprise given his affinity for his part-time job at the cafe, but when Leonhard suggests the bitter drink should be banned from the kingdom, can Lichie help him develop an appreciation...?

The synopsis literally only covers the first chapter of this volume, as we open with some nice bickering between Leonhard and Licht. Nothing new there then! I have to say, I was kind of on Leonhards side! It's a nice little relaxed moment, before things really get started this volume, because then we move in to a moment between Bruno and Kai that's kind of cute on the surface, but if you've seen the anime, you know what's coming. It hints at the story between those two and their past. 

We have a brief sojourn to the zoo, a story seen in the anime already, with a couple of additional bits and pieces thrown in to keep it fresh. From there we hit more familiar ground as we finally delve in to Bruno and Kai's past...and their secret and that's when this volume really takes a turn. 

The final half of this volume provides us with some suspense and action and takes us on a darker path than the series usually has so far....with the odd sprinkle of humour we've come to know and love in this series! If you've watched the anime, then the final half of the volume and the upcoming story arc in the next volume will be familiar, but as we've discovered, even the familiar scenes from the anime have new additions to keep them fresh so we're bound to be surprised! 

But that's right folks, prepare yourselves because this volume ends on quite the little cliffhanger. Rosenberg reckons he knows who Heine really is, which means the time is coming for the big reveal about Heine and his past that we've all been anticipating! Answers are coming folks! However, from the sentence used I'm guessing things are going to be different to how they go down in the anime, I'm excited, but anime viewers probably shouldn't let themselves be lulled in to a false sense of security by thinking they know what's going to happen! 


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