Today's post is on Kare Kano: his and her circumstances volume 5 by Masami Tsuda. It is 208 pages long and is published by Tokyopop. As it is the fifth in the long running series you need to have read the first four to understand the story. The cover has Tsubasa on it looking cute. There is no language, no sex, and no violence in this book. The story is told from the third person close of the main character Yukino. There Be Spoilers Ahead.
From the back of the book- School's out! But since Soichiro is going to be away competing in a kendo tournament all summer, he and Yukino are forced to spend their vacation apart. (Bummer!) Will their romance be able to survive the separation? Yukino decides to spend her free time with her gal pals but soon her friend Tsubasa announces she's leaving home. Tsubasa's upset about her father's plans to get remarried, and freaks out even more when she meets her new brother-to-be. Yukino tries to be there for her friend while still nurturing her relationship with Soichiro from across the miles.
Review- The blurb makes this summer break sound more dramatic than really is. Yes, Yukino and Soichiro miss each other. But really they are handling it very well. The main point of this volume is character development for Tsubasa. We get to see why she was so attached to Soichiro. Tsubasa does not want to deal with what is going in her family but in the end because of her new brother she can and does. Her new brother is her age and he is in a band. I look forward to seeing more of him. The other characters are there and we get to see more about Yukino's family. The last story in this volume is about her father and mother in childhood.
I give this volume a Five out of Five stars. I get nothing for my review and I bought this manga with my own money.