Thursday, 7 March 2019

Manga: The Strange Creature of Kuroyuri Apartments 2



The Strange Creature of Kuroyuri Apartments Vol 2 
Rating: 3.5/5 
Source: Copy courtesy of the publisher! 

Meme, Demon World citizen and Summoner-in-training, isn't the only strange resident of Kuroyuri Apartments! There's the former soldier turned lazy and cute-obsessed maid; the virgin Makoto, who is determined to marry Kuroyuri's rich proprietor, Sentarou; the spy intent on Sentarou's demise; and now a comic artist, who's super behind on a deadline?! With outrageous neighbors like these, there's luckily no shortage of good materials to pull from! Hang on tight! It's the last volume of The Strange Creature at Kuroyuri Apartments! 

With this volume we come to the end of this series, or rather duology, and I'm not sure how satisfied I am with it to be honest. 

In this volume Sentarou plays a trick on Meme and Meme decides she wants to work so she can pay her own way. Plus she can practice her summoning at the same time. The volume and the various different circumstances in it, provides us with both plenty of hilarity but also plenty of chances to see the various different creatures Meme can summon. 

While I was a bit disappointed that we didn't get to see more of some of the other residents of the apartments that we'd already met, we did get to meet a new character in Reko. Reko is a manga artist who also lives at the apartments when she's not at the arcade avoiding deadlines. 

I did like that we got to venture to the demon world briefly and have a little bit of a look around, I had been hoping we'd get to see more of the demon world and this volume did deliver a little bit on that. We even get to meet a demon prince when he shows up wanting to marry Meme. That provides a little bit of drama as Meme would have no reason to stay at the apartments any longer, and he and Meme have a bit of a battle.  

Sentarou did surprise me a bit this volume, it turns out he can deep sometimes and is more wise than he actually appears and comes across, you could say. 

This volume brings the series to a close although by no means wrapping everything up. It does end on a sweet, heart warming note but I am sad we won't get to see what happens to Meme and the residents some more! 

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