Today's post is on Kare Kano: his and her circusmtances volume 19 by Masami Tsuda. As it is the nineteenth in the long running series you need to have read the first eighteen volumes to understand the story. It is 200 pages long and is published by Tokyopop. The cover has Yukino on it. The intended reader is someone who likes high school romance and Drama. There is no foul language, no sex, and no violence in this volume. The story is told Soichiro's fathers' perspective. There Be Spoilers Ahead.
From the back of the book- Soichiro tells Yukino what he's learned about his family from his adoptive father. Yukino reflects on how mature Soichiro has become--but will he just repeat his forebears' mistakes? Then Ryoko resurfaces in Soichiro's life...and Reiji reveals the real reason he came to Japan.
Review- Everything about Soichiro's birth father gets explained here. Soishiro's father said one thoughtless thing and that started everything. Because Reiji believed that he was hurting his older brother, he just threw everything away. He got involved with the wrong people and slept with the wrong woman. Then he hid what he was doing from his brother until it was too late. By the time that everything came out Soichiro had been terribly abused and was almost dead. Reiji calls his older brother to come and save them both. Now the real reason Reiji has come back to Japan is for revenge against Soichiro's mother. But that is for next time because this volume ends with a cliffhanger and more Drama! Only two volumes left.
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.