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Tuesday, 16 July 2019
Manga: Hinowa Ga Crush 2
Hinowa ga Crush Vol 2
Buy or Borrow: Buy
Source: Copy courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review!
In the midst of her first battle, Hinowa takes on the woman who killed her mother, Yomihime. Can Hinowa and her friends survive on the merciless battlefield? Then, a new and crazed general attacks from the Tenrou Nation, and the warfare gets even fiercer...
We open on to action as we pick up immediately where we left off. It would seem Hinowa and Akame have made themselves an enemy...or more accurately a nemesis who I'm sure we're going to be seeing a lot more of, more so than we did this volume. I feel like she might become the Esdeath of this series!
Things move quickly in this volume, the battle is over and done with, Hinowa and Hisame prove themselves and swiftly get promoted to the rank of Captain. We have to go and defeat a freak in order to craft a special weapon although I do wish there had been a bit more depth to that part in particular, but it's rushed through and we end up with fancy, strong weapons, and then we meet Kyoukotsu, another Tenrou commander who's way creepier than the last and intent on his new plan. So you could say that this volume is pretty pacy with no dull moments to it.
We also get some more background on certain characters and their motivations. We have another battle imminent, obviously, but as a little prelude we have a showdown with Kyoukotsu who is categorically at least 99% crazy. He does, however, provide Suzumaru with a chance to take the spotlight for a little while and shine before we leave off the volume waiting for the battle to begin.
This is an impressively paced second volume that keeps up the momentum of the first and covers a lot of ground while giving us plenty of action, without seeming overly rushed except for that one little plot thread with the quest which I personally feel could have been a little bit longer as I was quite excited for a quest for a couple of chapters before diving back in to the battles!