Saturday, August 8, 2009

MangaCast Review: Venus Capriccio, vol. 2

If you enjoyed my review of the first volume of Venus Capriccio, be sure to check out my review of the second volume on MangaCast. This volume shows a slow evolution of the relationship between Takami and Akira, as they learn about each other's vulnerabilities and strengths. MangaCast is a one-stop website for all things manga, from news and reviews to rankings in Japan.

Here's an excerpt from my review:

Akira is a feminine-looking junior high student who is gifted at playing the piano; Takami is his tomboyish best friend who has always thought of him as a little sister. But their relationship changes one day when Akira kisses Takami out of the blue. What do you do when your lifelong best friend suddenly wants something more? ... While high school romance is by no means a new concept in shojo manga, Venus Capriccio takes all of the usual tropes and turns them on their heads. In other, less entertaining stories, the personalities would be reversed and the conclusion obvious from the first panel.

I really enjoyed this volume, but you'll need to read my review to see what I thought! Venus Capriccio is available in the U.S. from CMX.

Review copy provided by CMX.

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