Horimiya, Vol. 2

by Hero x Daisuke Hagiwara

Yen Press, 2016

Summary: Hori is an overachiever at school and at home while Miyamura is gloomy and withdrawn. But as they get to know each other they find themselves wanting to spend more and more time together.

Likes: Getting more of Miyamura’s perspective was helpful. We get more of his emotions and his past so we can see what Hori’s friendship means to him. Seeing him make more friends in this volume was fun. Plus he stands up for them.

Dislikes: The fact that his guardian cared more about the blood getting on stuff and not the fact that he is piercing himself rubbed me the wrong way. Especially since it seemed to be reflecting his emotional state.

Overall I picked up this second volume because one of my library colleagues demanded that I do so. I’d read the first volume maybe a year ago now and had been on the fence about continuing. Most of my complaint was how flat I found the leading man, Miyamura. And also that we didn’t have a school trip arc. Most of the trip happened off page. But I’d like to cautiously proceed with the series. (Also my colleague demands it.)

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