OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD THIS VOLUME. THIS VOLUME.
Mikage Eiji is a genius. Hakomari would be my favorite LN ever if not for Slayers and Baccano! I’m definitely buying all the volumes if I ever get a proper source of income.
That one had a bit less twists than Volume 5 but they had thirty times the impact. There’s only one volume left now. I can’t wait to see how everything will end. I love how despite all the things that happened, I still love Kazuki and can sympathize with him. Now that’s great writing. He had such awesome one liners this time too:
*Kazuki pushes down the girl. Panic can be seen in her eyes*
Kazuki: “Go feed your panic to a dog or something.”
I couldn’t wipe away my huge grin the whole time.
One thing I must praise besides the story, is how much Tetsuo-san, the artist, has improved. Its not like I didn’t already like his style at the beginning. I always loved how his illustrations made the characters look plain but good and recognizable. Their designs were full of simpleness, yet they still managed to leave an impression. However when I first saw the illustrations in volume 6, I was thoroughly shocked. They look simply stunning. Just look:
Kazu from Volume 4:
Kazu from Volume 6:
Volume 5’s illustrations were great but not that good. It’s like if between Volumes 4 and 6, Tetsuo-san removed all his limiters, activated the Triple Boost, Good Luck Mode, equipped a Red Ring and absorbed Androids 17 &18. Just imagine how gorgeous the illustrations in volume 7 will look. I cannot wait.