Nasa and Tsukasa still live in the bath house after the destruction to their apartment, so Tsukasa decides she needs to help out with chores around the bath to repay them for their kindness. Tsukasa and Kaname end up getting pretty close and exchanging nicknames. Older sister Aya still hasn’t given her approval to Tsukasa, especially considering she has had a long-standing crush on Nasa, but Tsukasa starts to win her over with her delicious home-cooked meals. It also turns out that both are highly competitive video-gamers, and they challenge each other to many bouts of a new fighting game and a classic shooting game. Later, Nasa tries to plan a date for the two of them, including a stroll in a park where he hopes to hold Tsukasa’s hand and exchange some smooches.
At this point, I’ve given up on finding out what is different about Tsukasa. It’s clear she’s really old and potentially ageless, but other than that, there haven’t been many clues. Tsukasa prefers the older, classic games, and believes the Sega Genesis to be one of the greatest consoles. Between Tsukasa and Aya, girl-gamers will find some validation in a positive portrayal of girls enjoying and being amazing at playing video games without there being any conversation or dialogue about them being girls and it being impossible for them to be actually good at games. Nasa and Tsukasa are also growing more bold with their affection, but it’s still pretty chaste considering they’re a married couple. Their little “adventures” are adorable and, for the most part, pretty wholesome.
Sara's Rating: 9/10
Suitability Level: Grades 9-12
Reviews of previous volumes in this series: vol 1, vol 2, vol 3, vol 4
Publisher: VIZ Media
Publication Date: May 11, 2021
ISBN: 9781974719235 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 9/10, Suitability: High School, Manga, Slice Of Life, Family, Realistic Fiction, Romance
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