Illustrated by Mengo Yokoyari
Aqua begins filming his reality dating show with five other teens from the entertainment industry while Ruby tries to get her idol group to have an online presence thanks to a popular YouTuber who is also repped by Strawberry Productions. Though Aqua is content to stay on the fringe of the show and not become entangled in the love triangles, he is ensnared when online rage is pointed at one of his female cast-mates. In thanks for his heroism, the cast-mate vows to become the kind of girl Aqua can fall in love with, which sends her into a deep character study of Ai and makes her a valuable asset in Aqua’s continued quest to discover everything about the idol.
This volume focuses quite a lot on Aqua and Ruby takes a bit of a backseat while she and her Idol group-mate try to figure out their identity as a pair. Readers who like the bubblier twin might feel like she gets the short end of page time while we actually get a bit more of Aqua's cast-mates from the show. There is less of a focus overall on the entertainment industry and hardly any focus on the kids going to school, but we do get a bit more insight into how far Aqua is willing to go to learn more about Ai and her mysterious past. There is suicidal ideation and an attempt in this volume, so readers who need a content warning should be aware before jumping into this volume.
Sara's Rating: 10/10
Suitability Level: Grades 9-12
Reviews of previous volumes in this series: vol 1*, vol 2
Publisher: Yen Press
Publication Date: May 23, 2023
ISBN: 9781975363192 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 10/10, Suitability: High School, Manga, Family, Mystery, School Life, Yen Press
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