Nene is once again kidnapped by a school mystery. This time, she's trapped inside the Hell of Mirrors, school mystery number three. Since the mirrors reflect the power of those inside, Hanako-kun might not be able to get inside and save Nene without having his power duplicated by the mystery. Inside the mirrors, Nene encounters a being calling himself Mitsuba, which was the ghost Minamoto was trying to help move on in volume four. Instead of fully moving on, it seems the Hell of Mirrors is taking advantage of Mitsuba's niceness and using it to attack students and weaken Hanako-kun. Mitsuba starts to fight back, but the consequences could be disastrous for our heroic trio.
This is another solid entry in this series, despite by initial frustrations that Nene once again gets kidnapped. Mitsuba was a really interesting ghost from volume four, so it's nice to see more of him even though the ending complicates things a lot for him. AidaIro does a wonderful job keeping the characters grounded in their youth - they often make poor choices or are completely governed by their impulses, as teens often are. After seeing how timid Mitsuba was in volume four, it was refreshing to see him stand up for himself and let some of his impulsiveness come through. Hopefully it works out to his betterment, but we won't know until volume eight!
Sara's Rating: 9/10
Suitability Level: Grades 8-12
Reviews of previous volumes in this series: vol 1, vol 2, vol 3, vol 4, vol 5, vol 6
Publisher: Yen Press
Publication Date: February 23, 2021
ISBN: 9781975311391 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 9/10, Suitability: Middle School, Suitability: High School, Manga, Supernatural, Yen Press
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