Crimson Hero 3


Crimson Hero (3/20)
Takanashi Mitsuba
Viz Media – Shojo Beat

Sets 9-12

As expected Tomoyo joins in the team and finally Nobara establishes the girls Volleyball team. This particular volume shows how shojo-ish this series is. It gets so angsty with the immediate club obstacles such as court space, uniform and club fees, et cetera. Nobara got caught up with having the team that she fails to notice the feelings of her team members. It got so overwhelming for her when Rena became unconsciouss because of the pressure of rigorous training. So she had a minor break down and self realization in a shojo-ish way. Nobara is kind of a crybaby this volume around but she still is as strong willed as ever.

Subsequently to the club obstacles Nobara faces difficulty in regards to money as well as family matters. It’s just one problem after another. It’s hard enough for me to keep my interest to the volleyball aspect of this series that the displays of constant struggles almost got me unhinged off the series.

I don’t know if I’d like to continue on with this series. There is nothing that keeps me interested. I like to see how things would play out in regards to budding feelings of Nobara towards Yashin and the possibility of rivalry between him and Haibuki. Nobara had open up to Yashin and definitely the two is becoming more closer. Haibuki on the other hand is still as detach as ever though he hasn’t been shown alot this volume. Although he’s rather blunt when he sees Yashin & Nobara together. He ask her frankly if she like Yashin. He seem to have a weird kind of liking towards Nobara. Its rather strange that he mentioned she need to be the only number 1 in everything. Even his childhood memories comes off as obsession rather than expression of love.

Its becoming more and more of a cliche series although seeing the other team member come about try their best to compete and get the team together is one of the good point of the series.

The ending is somewhat interesting as I want Tomoyo to beat the heck out of that cocky under-classman of hers. Just because she got chosen as a replacement for Tomoyo she acts so damn arrogant. I want to see Tomoyo crush that girl but as I said this series doesn’t have much of the things going on for my liking. I don’t know if I’ll continue on.

Its a series to read when you have no other option rather than reading it because its so damn addicting or great.


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