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Thursday, 10 May 2018
Manga: Again!! 2
Again!! Vol 2
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Source: Copy courtesy of the publisher!
Kinichiro's traveled back in time, and whether this is reality or just an incredibly realistic dream, he's doing high school all over again. He's decided that bringing the school's ouendan cheer squad back from the brink of dissolution is the key to a better high school life, but it might take some begging to get there. Kinichiro's not much good at begging--but a former Ouendan member known as the "Master of Groveling" might be able to pull it off...
With this volume, Imamura is out to get all the former members back and they're an...interesting bunch. You could also use the word....lively I think. One member in particular, Okuma "the master of grovelling" was pretty hilarious and he drops some serious curse words. Like....seriously. He was better than sexist shouty dude though.
Interestingly Imamura finds himself having to deal with something he's never experienced before.....friends. Imamura didn't have any friends the first time he did high school, but now he's found himself with a little group. He's definitely making the most of his second chance even if it is kind of by accident, but there's a question about where it's going to go from here. The Ouendan club has been saved...so what happens next?
I have to say, I'm actually feeling really sorry for Aki, and I kinda cringe when I see her doing something she shouldn't be doing, like "noooooo don't stalk him! Don't do that! STOP!". She's having such a crap time. She got pulled along with Imamura, but she's having a worse time than she did the first time. I'm kind of rooting for her to get back on track!
I have to say, this volume was quite heart warming at points, and I'm loving the pace of the story so far. The art is brilliant, and I'm finding it really interesting getting to know about Ouendan and how Japanese high schools work and like I said...now the Ouendan's back together...are they going to stay together? Are Imamura and Aki going to make it back home? I'm hoping we'll get to see more of Aki and things going well for her!