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累計200万部突破!(電子含む) 話題沸騰の超純愛においフェチラブコメ第9巻に、小冊子付きの特装版が登場! 著者特別描き下ろし&コミックス未収録のイラストをどどんと収録した、ファン必携の一冊です。


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累計200万部突破!(電子含む) 話題沸騰の超純愛においフェチラブコメ第9巻に、小冊子付きの特装版が登場! 著者特別描き下ろし&コミックス未収録のイラストをどどんと収録した、ファン必携の一冊です。

30 review for あせとせっけん 9 特装版 [Ase to sekken 9: Limited Edition]

  1. 5 out of 5

    mina reads™️

    “I want to hold you. Can I?” im crying and screaming and throwing up 🤧 i need the next volume NOW

  2. 4 out of 5

    destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]

    Volume 1 ★★★★★ Volume 2 ★★★★★ Volume 3 ★★★★★ Volume 4 ★★★★★ Volume 5 ★★★★★ Volume 6 ★★★★★ Volume 7 ★★★★★ Volume 8 ★★★★★ Volume 9 ★★★★★ Volume 10 ★★★★★ Volume 11 ★★★★★ My dumb ass went ahead and devoured this volume, knowing full well that I have a four week wait time for the next volume from the library... siiiiiiigh I just love these two so much and want them to be happy. Asako's mental health struggles in this volume broke my heart. 💔 ——— twitter | booktok | bookstagram | blog Volume 1 ★★★★★ Volume 2 ★★★★★ Volume 3 ★★★★★ Volume 4 ★★★★★ Volume 5 ★★★★★ Volume 6 ★★★★★ Volume 7 ★★★★★ Volume 8 ★★★★★ Volume 9 ★★★★★ Volume 10 ★★★★★ Volume 11 ★★★★★ My dumb ass went ahead and devoured this volume, knowing full well that I have a four week wait time for the next volume from the library... siiiiiiigh I just love these two so much and want them to be happy. Asako's mental health struggles in this volume broke my heart. 💔 ——— twitter | booktok | bookstagram | blog

  3. 5 out of 5

    Martu (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

    I was so ready to throw hands for Asako!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Dani

    Crying.

  5. 4 out of 5

    James DeSantis

    Koutarou and Asako continue their cute relationship but when Asako goes on vacation, something major happens. At first the vacation back home for Asako is nice. She visits a old friend and they get to talking. It's a great scene, some funny bits with Asako's childhood friend kid there who is adorable. They talk about life, separation from their partners, really good mature themes. Then in comes a old school mate of Asako who insults her, maybe not fully on purpose, but the nickname she uses floo Koutarou and Asako continue their cute relationship but when Asako goes on vacation, something major happens. At first the vacation back home for Asako is nice. She visits a old friend and they get to talking. It's a great scene, some funny bits with Asako's childhood friend kid there who is adorable. They talk about life, separation from their partners, really good mature themes. Then in comes a old school mate of Asako who insults her, maybe not fully on purpose, but the nickname she uses floods Asako's mind with the past and her hatred towards her own body. And that's the thing. The bullying is bad enough but it's the self hate that hits hard. I won't get too personal but growing up overweight (and still am) my body image is all kinds of screwed up. I hate my own body. Even when I dropped 100+ pounds in my early 20s, or 45 pounds two years ago, I always seem to gain it back eventually. And the images of my past, of being called fat or any other insult always come back to me at the worst times. And so with Asako always sweating and smelling, when someone mentions a old nickname, all those horrible memories flood back into her. And the way she deals with it is very personal. I felt extremely bad for her but I'm glad this series didn't just brush it off. We need more of this. A 5 out of 5.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Capri’sBookIsland

    Time to cry ✌🏾😫

  7. 5 out of 5

    Gabrielle

    With every new volume of this series, it continues to surpass any expectations as one of the best-written romance manga series I've read with 3-dimensional characters that continue to make me so happy I started this series. With every new volume of this series, it continues to surpass any expectations as one of the best-written romance manga series I've read with 3-dimensional characters that continue to make me so happy I started this series.

  8. 4 out of 5

    -moonprismpower-

    Asako’s pain… My heart hurts for her. I remember being bullied as a kid. You never forget. And the audacity of that b*tch calling her Astinko instead of her name…. What kind of grown adult would do that???

  9. 5 out of 5

    aarya

    Asako’s insecurities about her sweating made me tear up. This manga gets so real and vulnerable. 😩😭

  10. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca

    This may be a very personal opinion, but I like the way that one mean comment from a "former" bully sends Asako into a doom spiral. Not because I enjoy seeing characters tormented, but because for some of us who experienced that sort of torment, a breakdown really is just one hair-trigger away. It felt very real, especially Asako's attempt to keep her problems, which she's now ashamed of because "they" say that you should get over your childhood issues by adulthood, to herself. She's suffering, This may be a very personal opinion, but I like the way that one mean comment from a "former" bully sends Asako into a doom spiral. Not because I enjoy seeing characters tormented, but because for some of us who experienced that sort of torment, a breakdown really is just one hair-trigger away. It felt very real, especially Asako's attempt to keep her problems, which she's now ashamed of because "they" say that you should get over your childhood issues by adulthood, to herself. She's suffering, but she doesn't feel like she has the right to, something that's certainly a real feeling. If she and Kotaro are going to make it work, she has to come to trust him even with what she hates about herself, and I think this volume did a good job of bringing her to that point. And yeah. Some childhood bullies never change. They get older, they don't grow up.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Mark

    Asako and Kintaro have been learning to live together and are looking further down the road. Then the past rears its ugly head and it just goes to show that even the best of us can make mistakes. Including writers. Oh, I wanted this series to not do this to me. I really did. It’s been so good about showing what a real couple who love and support one another might look like and always took surprising, in a good way, resolutions to its problems. Then this book happens. The festival story is cute eno Asako and Kintaro have been learning to live together and are looking further down the road. Then the past rears its ugly head and it just goes to show that even the best of us can make mistakes. Including writers. Oh, I wanted this series to not do this to me. I really did. It’s been so good about showing what a real couple who love and support one another might look like and always took surprising, in a good way, resolutions to its problems. Then this book happens. The festival story is cute enough - implausible, but charming. A nice little date moment. Then a very sweet and somewhat feverish (both ways) cold story. Throughout all of the above we see some seeds of foreshadowing being planted, which then bloom into something rather unwanted when Asako goes to visit her friend. Her friend is really interesting and the two have a very unique dynamic that I rarely see explored in books like this and that’s a nice change of pace - I had such a hard time reading their vibe and that was a good thing. And then somebody Asako knew in elementary school sees her and calls her by the name the children used to use to tease her and… this book completely falls apart for me. I have massive issues with how this all gets presented. I’m not saying there aren’t people who would call you by your old school nickname, but elementary school? And this person seems genuinely mannered so it absolutely does not track with her using a cruel nickname from so long ago. It flies in the face of common sense, though I suppose this person does twist the knife a little (fine, a lot). Look, bullying is real and I’m not trying to discount Asako’s reaction to it either. I just… we’ve seen literally nine volumes of character growth and it all goes flying out the window as one remark sends Asako into a death spiral. And I’m not saying this doesn’t happen, but it is a LOT when she lives with her boyfriend, has friends, and a good job that she likes. The whole thing just doesn’t ring true in the least and watching her and Kintaro struggle because she won’t open up to him is emotionally and narratively painful. From where the character is now I can’t see the path to where she ends up (and how quickly), nor the way Kintaro just waits and waits before deciding to force the issue after being passive-aggressive over a movie. Maybe it’s just me; no offence intended if you’ve experienced this and can totally relate to it. My own reactions to something like this are far different and it seems like a lot all at once. For me, it’s the flattest this series has ever been. 3 stars. I can’t give it more than that because this was deeply, deeply dissatisfying to me. It’s one thing to try to do something different with the story, but quite another to whiff it so hard. There’s very little of what I love of these two characters in this volume.

  12. 5 out of 5

    ♥ WishfulMiss ♥

    Aaaahhhh 😥 This was a sad episode for our love birds. . . Asako visits with a school friend and bumps into a bully from her past. It brings up a lot of painful memories and feelings she's bottled up and when she returns home, she doesn't know how to deal with it in front of Natori. I know these two have had their first official fight but to me, this episode seemed so much more emotionally traumatic. The emotional turmoil that both MCs go through - Asako shutting down and distancing herself from Aaaahhhh 😥 This was a sad episode for our love birds. . . Asako visits with a school friend and bumps into a bully from her past. It brings up a lot of painful memories and feelings she's bottled up and when she returns home, she doesn't know how to deal with it in front of Natori. I know these two have had their first official fight but to me, this episode seemed so much more emotionally traumatic. The emotional turmoil that both MCs go through - Asako shutting down and distancing herself from Natori and Natori standing by, feeling helpless -it was all a little heartbreaking. I definitely felt for them both and was glad Natori's persistence pays off! (I know how this all ends (thank you spoilers/11th Vol cover!) but this was still a hard one to read.)

  13. 4 out of 5

    Dayla

    Okay, this one hit hard. I teared up while reading this because this poor woman, but I do love that this helps build on their communication and understanding that they can both lean on each other. Having been bullied for a good chunk of my adolescence, I can relate with the MC. It's rough when you're trying to live your adult life and you come across one of your tormentors and find that they haven't changed at all. I had that happen a few years ago and it really brought back all of these memorie Okay, this one hit hard. I teared up while reading this because this poor woman, but I do love that this helps build on their communication and understanding that they can both lean on each other. Having been bullied for a good chunk of my adolescence, I can relate with the MC. It's rough when you're trying to live your adult life and you come across one of your tormentors and find that they haven't changed at all. I had that happen a few years ago and it really brought back all of these memories that I wish had stayed in the past. Of the whole series, this volume got to me the most. I'm so happy these two have each other and that they continue to grow together. This also means I'm really close to the end of the series and it's a little bittersweet. Happy reading!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Greyland Reviews

    4 stars I really liked how this went into a more serious turn at the end. Communication is KEY in relationship (romantic or not).

  15. 5 out of 5

    Kat

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Oh my god. This volume. Still amazing but WHY SO SAD (ಥ﹏ಥ) it touched on a lot of really sensitive topics for Asako...childhood bullying, insecurity, and depression. She pulls away from Kotaro in a way that made me nervous for the state of their relationship. And that ending!!!!!!!!!!!! So good to see her about to open up and for him to be so supportive, but I need to know what happens next!!!!!!!!!! o(〒﹏〒)o Next volume, please come soon!!!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Tatiana

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This was my least favorite volume so far. I may have said before that I dont actually like Asako; from the beginning I knew her low self esteem would be a problem for me. And although this volume delves into some of her trauma; it's stuff we've seen before. Asako meets a childhood bully while out with an old friend who refers to her constantly by the cruel nickname they gave her as children (Asastinko). Asako is timid, and doesn't confront this person - but basically shuts down emotionally durin This was my least favorite volume so far. I may have said before that I dont actually like Asako; from the beginning I knew her low self esteem would be a problem for me. And although this volume delves into some of her trauma; it's stuff we've seen before. Asako meets a childhood bully while out with an old friend who refers to her constantly by the cruel nickname they gave her as children (Asastinko). Asako is timid, and doesn't confront this person - but basically shuts down emotionally during and after the encounter. In this volume, Kotaru FINALLY wonders why Asako has no friends (in the manga, she is only depicted hanging out with a coworker in her dept or being with her family. She has virtually no social life). Kotaru focuses on if Asako has friends as a child, not necessarily as an adult, but it's clear (to me anyway) that Asako is socially isolated. I also took issue with the childhood friend, whose name I have forgotten. The friend talks about how she basically only cares about one person at a time (wtf) and she would cut people off for wanting to be close to her. She has a baby, but is seperated from her husband because she loves the baby more than him (again, what the fuck?!). As they part ways to head home, this friend tells Asako that she always considered her a friend because she never tried to get close to her (because Asako was also closed off emotionally). And even though this friend notices that Asako is shutting down emotionally, she literally says she can't help her but maybe someone else can!!! What the fuck!? Then, because therapy doesn't exist in Japan apparently, Asako has shut out her boyfriend and has spent two weeks living as a robot. She doesn't open up, and just tries to swallow her pain, which causes Kotaru to doubt their relationship. This is the first time I hoped they would break up! I don't like Asako, but found the relationship to be sweet enough that it didn't bother me how dysfunctional she is. (Also, it seems odd to me that while she was a virgin when she and Kotaru first started dating - she has no problem getting sweaty while they have sex and I dont think is ever shown needing or wanting to shower afterward. But she takes time out of her work day to wipe off sweat in the bathroom and wears a fucking hoodie to the beach). I dont like romance because it is so contrived; someone like Asako isnt a desirable person! Why would anyone want to date her?! Kotaru is into her because he has a weird smelling fetish (and in this volume, Asako uses a perfume to help him find her after they get seperated at a festival where she forgot her phone. Which I thought was cute/clever). Which is what compels him to confront her because she has no smells now that she has locked all her emotions away. But honestly. We see that her dad also sweats a lot and I have too many questions. Did the teachers not see anything or care? (There is a panel of the bully saying that she'll apologize if Asako apologizes?!). Did her parents not try to help her afterward? Did Asako simply shut down and just wash up constantly for years after the bullying? And although Asako is mousey looking with an average personality, I imagine her extra large breasts (the manga even gives us her bra size!) would attract men to a certain extent?! Why does the manga make it seem like only when she is happy that she then becomes desirable to men? This is a weird precedent to set! Men dont care if you're happy or not! What a terrible volume! This is primarily because Asako is so unlikeable and her trauma so contrived that a whole volume dedicated to it makes no sense! This is what I get for asking to know why Asako never went to therapy! Or will we learn that she went, but didnt find it helpful and so continued being pitiful for the rest of her days?! Now I HAVE to read the next volume. And the series is almost done. My suffering is nearly complete.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Joe Kerr

    Trouble reigns it's head, but from a completely unexpected place. Asako returns to her parent's home for a night. While there, she has a meeting at a cafe with her only friend from junior high. While they talk, another woman comes to the table, and Asako realizes she's the lead bully of the group of kids who tormented Asako about her sweating when she was in elementary school. The woman recognizes Asako, and makes some underhanded comments. This hits Asako hard. So hard, she starts acting strange Trouble reigns it's head, but from a completely unexpected place. Asako returns to her parent's home for a night. While there, she has a meeting at a cafe with her only friend from junior high. While they talk, another woman comes to the table, and Asako realizes she's the lead bully of the group of kids who tormented Asako about her sweating when she was in elementary school. The woman recognizes Asako, and makes some underhanded comments. This hits Asako hard. So hard, she starts acting strange, avoids Kotaro, spends a lot of time away from home, and even turns down female coworkers who invite her to lunch.its really taking a horrible toll on Asako mentally. Plus she's pushing away Kotaro more and more. He knows something is wrong, but can't get her to talk to him. Finally, one night, after Asako again comes home late, Kotaro confronts her, and keeps trying to get her to say what the problem is. Asako resists at first, but Kotaro follows her around the apartment, demanding she talk to him. He assures her he loves her, assures her he will not reject her, no matter what the problem is. Finally, Asako breaks down in tears, and blurts out what happened with the childhood bully at that cafe. The volume ends with Kotaro holding Asako, as she buries her face in his chest and sobs. So yeah, this volume is very emotional, yo the characters, and to the readers. Hopefully next volume, things will take a turn for the better.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Rebo

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Ahhh I’m so relieved the last volume was a blip. This one started off a little weak, and sort of like vol 8, we see a repeat event only this time it’s Asako who is sick. But after that, we dive into a different arc and things get really good. I can relate a lot to Asako here. I am the type also who keeps things inside and doesn’t like to burden others largely bc of how I grew up. I didn’t have a good family like Asako’s so I had to rely on myself. Her case is a bit different in that sense, but I Ahhh I’m so relieved the last volume was a blip. This one started off a little weak, and sort of like vol 8, we see a repeat event only this time it’s Asako who is sick. But after that, we dive into a different arc and things get really good. I can relate a lot to Asako here. I am the type also who keeps things inside and doesn’t like to burden others largely bc of how I grew up. I didn’t have a good family like Asako’s so I had to rely on myself. Her case is a bit different in that sense, but I still related. I also wasn’t bullied per se (not like she was), but I was occasionally teased or mocked for my weight. So I could really commiserate with her. Though I had hoped she might tell that bitch her name isn’t “astinko.” Honestly. Who the fuck does that. I have people like that lady… I’m super excited already for vol 10. This one I wasn’t even expecting, and now I’m eager for the next already lol.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Moriah Venable

    I need volume 10 now! I knew something was going to happen because of the cover has Asako crying. We didn't even get a dialouge for the cover like we use to but I suppose we didn't need it. It was in the last chapter. Asako visits a friend and sees someone else who calls her by her old elementary school nickname. I guess so mad. 'Don't call her that." I wish Asako would have said something but it appears that after that encounter she reverted back to being self conscious and going to the doctor to I need volume 10 now! I knew something was going to happen because of the cover has Asako crying. We didn't even get a dialouge for the cover like we use to but I suppose we didn't need it. It was in the last chapter. Asako visits a friend and sees someone else who calls her by her old elementary school nickname. I guess so mad. 'Don't call her that." I wish Asako would have said something but it appears that after that encounter she reverted back to being self conscious and going to the doctor to see what could be done. She distances herself from Natori, for a few weeks until he finally confronts her about her and she breaks down. This made me so sad because things were going so well! I was trying to find Chapter 81 online but no website has past chapter 80. I need to know how they overcome this and how they talk things out.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Ulyera Brooks

    This one hurt. I won't lie. I was so excited to read it, as this could finally be the volume where Kotaro finally asks Asako to marry him. Instead, we got a volume full of pain. In my previous review of volume 8, I mentioned that I was getting worried about Asako's dependence on Kotaro for confidence, and him in return, being the crutch she relied on to gain confidence and him "encouraging" this dependence. I wrote that this was not a healthy balance, and that this could present problems in the This one hurt. I won't lie. I was so excited to read it, as this could finally be the volume where Kotaro finally asks Asako to marry him. Instead, we got a volume full of pain. In my previous review of volume 8, I mentioned that I was getting worried about Asako's dependence on Kotaro for confidence, and him in return, being the crutch she relied on to gain confidence and him "encouraging" this dependence. I wrote that this was not a healthy balance, and that this could present problems in the future. And look at that, I was right. That's one of the things that I really enjoy about this series; the author is not afraid to address their relationship problems. They are just a normal couple who deal with normal problems. This is what also makes the books so frustrating. Every time Asako takes a step forward, it feels like something happens that knocks her back ten steps. She was finally growing into herself and becoming comfortable with the people around her. And then something is introduced into her life that sends her reeling into a spiral of depression. *Me at that B^TCH who made Asako insecure* In some ways I'm glad that this conflict was introduced. Asako needed to face a problem by herself again, and learn how to deal with it head on. That's one of the things about growth; it hurts but it's absolutely necessary. I think that Asako needed this challenge, and she needed to face this alone. Kotaro was not there at the beginning of her life when she dealt with the bullies, and he won't always be there to reassure her. Asako needs to learn how to be confident in herself. Now on to Kotaro. This volume did not spend an exorbitant amount of time on him, but for the time that it did spend, it was meaningful. It's hard being with someone who can only see the faults in themselves. Kotaro for the first time, has to learn that Asako won't always be happy, that sometimes she'll need time for herself to be able to process her own feelings. Kotaro needs to understand that he won't be enough in a lot of circumstances. He can love her as much as possible, but love can only go so far. The most important thing for him to do in that instance was be there for her and interrupt her when her thought process got too dire. And he did exactly that. From this moment on they have two choices: stay together and learn how to become stronger together. Either that or break up. I can't wait to see what happens next :)

  21. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. That classmate of hers…it’s kind of like classic childhood cruelty. Most kids don’t mean to be assholes, but they definitely are. Some are able to grow out of it, this one obviously wasn’t. I know this is her trauma, but again with being impatient with how shut down she got. And with the pacing - it’s been two weeks of her weird behavior and he’s already questioning them living together? Some communication, FFS! I have difficulty with female characters that are this passive. Still a good series, That classmate of hers…it’s kind of like classic childhood cruelty. Most kids don’t mean to be assholes, but they definitely are. Some are able to grow out of it, this one obviously wasn’t. I know this is her trauma, but again with being impatient with how shut down she got. And with the pacing - it’s been two weeks of her weird behavior and he’s already questioning them living together? Some communication, FFS! I have difficulty with female characters that are this passive. Still a good series, but this was a bit frustrating. I’m sure it’s setting her up for character growth.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Vincent

    Reviewing these is like reviewing individual chapters of a novel. I like the direction this series is going. More and more it is about a couple getting to know each other and maturing. Asako meets a childhood bully and we see her regression to shy-Asako and what it means for her relationship with Kotaru. They also have some thoughts about having a child, which I am sure will be more fully explored in future stories. I'm a little surprised that we are beyond the honeymoon-phase sexy times so quickly Reviewing these is like reviewing individual chapters of a novel. I like the direction this series is going. More and more it is about a couple getting to know each other and maturing. Asako meets a childhood bully and we see her regression to shy-Asako and what it means for her relationship with Kotaru. They also have some thoughts about having a child, which I am sure will be more fully explored in future stories. I'm a little surprised that we are beyond the honeymoon-phase sexy times so quickly to be honest.

  23. 5 out of 5

    eshin

    Hell yeah I am going to buy the rest of the books. This manga is so, so, so, so good because of (1), the healthy relationship natori and yaeshima is literally what relationship therapists dream about (i assume); (2) IT IS SO FUNNY? This is one of the best manga I have ever read in my life, because of how eccentric but hilarious it is. I have so much love for this manga. Oh my god. I care about Yaeshima so much. Yamada-san is such a brilliant author!! Making me care for every single character imm Hell yeah I am going to buy the rest of the books. This manga is so, so, so, so good because of (1), the healthy relationship natori and yaeshima is literally what relationship therapists dream about (i assume); (2) IT IS SO FUNNY? This is one of the best manga I have ever read in my life, because of how eccentric but hilarious it is. I have so much love for this manga. Oh my god. I care about Yaeshima so much. Yamada-san is such a brilliant author!! Making me care for every single character immensely! Oh. And I will fight the dumb bully with my three fists.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Kye

    This is probably my favorite series right now. Just watching this adult couple handle their relationship and everyday life WITHOUT toxicity is so refreshing I could cry. Seeing the two of them deal with this latest issue and try to work through it was enjoyable. I want to see Asako continue growing and seeing that she now knows she can depend on Kotaro is just chef's kiss. I cannot wait to continue to watch these two grow. This is probably my favorite series right now. Just watching this adult couple handle their relationship and everyday life WITHOUT toxicity is so refreshing I could cry. Seeing the two of them deal with this latest issue and try to work through it was enjoyable. I want to see Asako continue growing and seeing that she now knows she can depend on Kotaro is just chef's kiss. I cannot wait to continue to watch these two grow.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Ellyn → Allonsythornraxx

    02/12/2021 4.5 ⭐ One of my favourite volumes so far, I can't wait for vol 10! Blog | Letterboxd | Instagram | Tumblr | Twitter StoryGraph 02/12/2021 4.5 ⭐ One of my favourite volumes so far, I can't wait for vol 10! Blog | Letterboxd | Instagram | Tumblr | Twitter StoryGraph

  26. 4 out of 5

    Marina

    Finally we're seeing some conflict, I just wish they were at a point of a relationship were they were comfortable sharing things like this with each other without the other having to wait for weeks until they reach their limit. Of course, there could be some cultural differences here that I'm missing, as I don't know much about actual Japanese dating rules. Can't wait to see more growth out of these two in the final two volumes! Finally we're seeing some conflict, I just wish they were at a point of a relationship were they were comfortable sharing things like this with each other without the other having to wait for weeks until they reach their limit. Of course, there could be some cultural differences here that I'm missing, as I don't know much about actual Japanese dating rules. Can't wait to see more growth out of these two in the final two volumes!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Zian B.

    This volume is giving me anxiety and it started out so happy when they were in their cute yukatas! I hate how that one comment from a former bully sent Asako spiraling mentally but, it also hurt me a bit at how realistic and relatable her mental fragility felt. I also really enjoyed seeing Kotaro trying his best to be there for Asako and even when he’s at his limit, he’s still putting in the effort to get an answer out of her. I really hope things get better in the next volume.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Linnéa

    I think this volume was wonderful as usual with this series! Asako is surprised by an old tormentor from her childhood and is thoroughly ruffled, to say the least. I loved the way Yamada shows how a seemingly harmless interaction Asako experienced shook her up while she is in the process of building their self-confidence and how it affected her ability to communicate and harmed her interpersonal connections. It does tug on the heartstrings :(

  29. 4 out of 5

    Megan Lowde

    This volume started off on a happier note with the summer festival, but things went downhill after Asako went home and was triggered by a bully from her past reappearing, begining to hide things and avoid Kotaro as a result. It was sad to see things go this way especially after how much confidence she had built up over the course of the series, but at least they're talking about things at the end of th le volume. This volume started off on a happier note with the summer festival, but things went downhill after Asako went home and was triggered by a bully from her past reappearing, begining to hide things and avoid Kotaro as a result. It was sad to see things go this way especially after how much confidence she had built up over the course of the series, but at least they're talking about things at the end of th le volume.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Bethany

    I finally made it to the bookstore to pick this volume up, and finished it in the same day. This continues as the romance of Asako and Kotaro. This was a tough one to read because my favorite couple is going through some difficulties, specifically Asako is struggling dealing with her insecurities. And it BREAKS MY HEART. I'm hoping they are able to work through it together in the next volume. I finally made it to the bookstore to pick this volume up, and finished it in the same day. This continues as the romance of Asako and Kotaro. This was a tough one to read because my favorite couple is going through some difficulties, specifically Asako is struggling dealing with her insecurities. And it BREAKS MY HEART. I'm hoping they are able to work through it together in the next volume.

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