Today's post is on Otomen volume 4 by Aya Kanno. It is the fourth in her Otomen series. It is 200 pages long and is publishes by Shojo Beat. You need to have read the first three volumes to understand the story. The cover is light blue with the main and his 'rival' on it looking at the reader. The intended reader is someone who likes shojo manga, humor, and love stories. There is no foul language, no sex, and very mild violence in this manga. The story is told from third person close of the main character with moments of the other characters added in for plot development. There Be Spoilers Ahead.
From the back of the book- With Ryo's birthday around the corner, Asuka's all aflutter making preparations for the festivities. Best-laid plans tend to go awry, however...especially when Ryo already has plans with another man! Asuka Masamune is a guy who loves girly things--sewing, knitting, making cute stuffed animals and reading shojo comics. But in a world where boys are expected to act manly, Asuka must hide his beloved hobbies and play the part of a masculine jock instead. Ryo Miyakozuka, on the other hand, is a girl who can't sew or bake a cake to save her life. Asuka finds himself drawn to Ryo, but she likes only the manliest of men! Can Asuka ever show his true self to anyone, much less to the girl that he's falling for?
Review- So we get Ryo's birthday, a new character, and summer break in this volume. Ryo's dad wants to do something special for her on her birthday this year and he asks Asuka to help him. So they go to a lot of very feminine places which Asuka loves but he has to hold back his otomen ways in front of Ryo's dad. It is very cute and funny. Then we meet an otomen who loves flowers. He is fighting his otomen ways but Asuka helps him be more open with it. Then at last we get to the summer beach trip but disaster for Asuka junior who needs his helps so that his uncle's shop can stay open. So much funny and cute stuff happen in this volume. Asuka is still working on getting Ryo to see that he really likes her. Ryo is cute if a little dense but it just adds to her charm. I cannot wait to read the next volume.
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.