Brain Break (English Class)

Review of Yoshiki Nakamura’s Skip-Beat Vol. 46

Skip·Beat!, Vol. 46 by Yoshiki Nakamura

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Anyone else feel one year was too long to get through this cliffhanger? (I know I pitched a fit when I hit it last year. And another when I found out I had to wait until APRIL of this year to get this volume)

Seeing Kyoko and Ren say the words after HOW LONG defies all description. Except – did they actually say the words? Even I needed to go back and reread things to decide whether this represented the turning point EVERYONE has been waiting for. (Okay, sure, it sort of looks like, but then there are still all of those questions) But that’s why we hang on every stroke of Nakamura-san’s pen, right? Because she’s brilliant at leaving us dangling, waiting for another sign.

And another hint.

And another clue.

Not to mention there isn’t a reader of this series out there who doesn’t know there’s another shoe – or obstacle, or mountain, or chasm – waiting around the bend. This is nothing more than a brief interlude meant to satiate our screams and ravening howls for answers. The hammer’s GOING to drop. We need to scoot to the ends of our seats and prepare for the blow.

And, on a side note, I could not adore the bonus comic more. I’ve been wondering about the mystery of that White Day gift for ages. This tied up those questions in the perfect little bow.

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