Today's post is on Kare Kano:his and her circumstances volume 16 by Masami Tsuda. It is 192 pages long and is published by Tokyopop. The cover has Yukino on it. As it is the sixteenth in the long running series you need to have read the first fifteen to understand the story. The intended reader is someone who likes high school romance, manga, and Drama! There is no language, no sex, and violence in this book. The story, for this volume, is mostly told from the third person close of Soichiro. There Be Spoilers Ahead.
From the back of the book- Soichiro reveals his painful past to Yukino--the truth behind his unfaltering drive to be perfect. But just when Soichiro thinks he is about to lose everything, Yukino comes through with shining colors, strengthening their bond. It's about time someone protected Soichiro from his birth mother, and Yukino and friends decide to step up to the challenge!
Review- So Soichiro comes clean with everyone in this volume. Yukino does have to push him into a corner to get him to open up to her about but in the end he does. He talks to Yukino, his friends, and most importantly his parents about what happened to him. It is not pretty to read but I think that the abuse is handled very well. I do think that it is romanticized with how the abuse was handled by his family and friends. No victim blaming and everyone believed Soichiro but maybe reading about abuse and seeing the characters react in a more positive way will help teach others how to be accepting. Only five more volume left and more Drama ahead.
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.