Today's post is on Kare Kano: his and her circumstances volume 18 by Masami Tsuda. It is 188 pages long and is published by Tokyopop. The cover has Soichiro and his birth father Reiji on it. The intended reader is someone who likes manga, high school romances, and Drama! There is no language, no sex, and no violence in this volume. The story is told in third person close of main characters moving as needed over the course of the story. There Be Spoiler Ahead.
From the back of the book- After much encouragement from his adopted father, Soichiro decides he should get to know his birth father, Reiji. When Reiji invites Soichiro and Yukino for dinner, it seems the perfect opportunity to finally put Soichiro's anxieties to rest. Vut Reiji never stays in one place for long...
Review- This volume is really about the far past of Soichiro's family. It is about his father and his birth father. The past is not really past for Soichiro's father and their family but until now Soichiro never knew why. Lots of family drama and explanations about what is really going on in the background. Soichiro gets attached to his birth father but it looks like Reiji is just going to leave him again. Reiji was a love child and the only child that the family head cared about for some reason. It has not been explained as to why that it but I am not sure that it is really very important. What matters is the rest of the family wants the heads' love and only Reiji has it. Over time that preys on Soichiro's fathers' mind until he turns on his younger brother. He regrets now and wants to make it right but does not know how. But I know that there is more Drama ahead and maybe some peace for Soichiro at the end of it.
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.