Mangaka: Matsuena Syun Title: Developments Rating: 7/10
Synopsis: I’m going to TRY to do this review without ranting and raving and squealing about the best parts…but trust me, it’s going to be hard. This week’s chapter was a very slow chapter, filled with lots of talking, but as the title clued us in, it was mainly to make some developments in the plot, which made it TOTALLY okay…especially because they were developing Miu and Kenichi’s relationship (coverpage is a dead give away).
Now that I’ve gotten your attention :P, we start of with Kenichi and Miu, who have returned to Ryouzanpaku and are playing house together. So cute. The masters haven’t come back as yet, but, per ususal, Akisame-sensei has left Kenichi and impossible training schedule, and Miu is just doing Miu like things around the dojo. Kenichi, however, long accustomed to Akisame’s torture is actually giving himself more work than necessary (go Kenichi! show them the muscles!) By the way, his back looked SOOOO sexy…he’s not Weak Legs anymore that’s for sure. Look at this:
Whew **fans self** take it easy Ken-chan. Anyway, they go to school the next day where they meet everyone, the boys…well mainly Ukita, begin harassing Kenichi, teasing him and asking him if anything had progressed between himself and Miu. Takeda wasn’t so curious and was emitting a killing intent. Lol. Poor Takeda. I think he may seriously like Miu, but oh well. Kisara, in turn, pokes fun at Miu asking the same questions. They return home later that day, and now that everyone has put strange ideas in their heads, can’t act 100% normally around each other. They have a classic manga moment, staring at each other, holding hands for a minute (all over a cup of tea that almost spilt, you’ll see what I mean when you read) so there is lots of blushing and all that cute stuff that makes you wanna hurl. Kenichi is of course, ecstatic to the point of being an idiot…well more of an idiot than usual. Later that night, Kenichi goes up on the roof to have a harmless chat with her. Once more, he tells Miu that he has certain feelings for her, but that he doesn’t want to say it properly until he feels that he can protect her, even though it may seem cowardly. Miu shakes her head and basically says she has realised Kenichi’s feelings through the actions that he’s shown to her each day and so likewise with action, she will show him how she feels as well. She …READ THE CHAPTER… which makes Elder (who was spying on them all this time, LOL) burst through the gates of Ryouzanpaku, breaking them down. The other masters desperately try to hold him back. EVERYONE has FINALLY returned to Ryouzanpaku!
Best Character: MIU!!! all I can say is FINAL-effing-LY!! Holy crap. 422 chapters later….**sigh** Only one little thing upset me, but I’ll get to that later. Also Kenichi for growing some balls. and Elder, for making me lol when he came crashing through the gates and was gonna totally pummel Kenichi (or that ‘s what it seemed like) that is, if everyone else didn’t hold him back. Also Apachai for being SOOO cute “Apachai did not see anything, I swear”. Lol. Too adorable. It was also good to see Tanimoto back and being his miserable self as usual (holla, sexy!)
Worst Character: Nothing to complain about here. All my good people were in.
Likes: That thing which I can’t mention to you because it’s supposed to be a surprise, and as I already mentioned, Apachai being cute, and Elder being so crazy. Also Takeda, poor guy, with his killer intent, lol.
Dislikes: Ok, so I’m glad that Miu finally made her move, but it’s such a halfassed move, like seriously. That was IT Miu? Have you ever heard of the phrase “Go big or Go home?” yeah, you should’ve just gone home then, ’cause you did NOTHING. I mean, not nothing, cause at least she did make a move, which I suppose is a huge thing knowing her personality, but still! That’s IT!? Curse you Elder (sorta) for coming in like that! But still, it was a good chapter. Slow, but one of those necessary slows. We just came back from a series of huge fights, can’t be all action all the time. Good job Syun-chan.
More Chapter Ratings:
§eraph: 7.5/10 – ♫ ♪ L – Is for the way you ‘Look’ at me, O – Is for the ‘Only one’ I see, V – is ‘Very Very’ Extraordinary….” ♫ ♪ Nuff said lol.
§tiggles: 7/1o – Cute chapter. Nice development for Kenichi and Mui going on. We finally have some proper vibes flowing. The return of the Masters! Osmness.
Random Rant Time: So, in an effort not to give away more than I already have XD, sowweee. I shall rant about something truly random…the lack of Kenichi fanart.
Now, here I am, looking for a cute pic of Miu and Kenichi before I remember how completely IMPOSSIBLE it is to find any basic Kenichi fanart, let alone something cute and specific like that -_-. Like, where’s the love people? I am soo upset and disturbed. I mean, if I could draw I’d totally do it, but as I lack any visual artistic capabilities, I have to depend on other great people, and they just don’t seem to like Kenichi, let alone Miu and Kenichi…and I can’t figure out why. **sigh**. It’s really heartbreaking. When will my Kenichi springtime of youth come? Lol. Total Gai-sensei moment. If you know of any cool Kenichi fanart ESPECIALLY surrounding Miu and Kenichi, please let me know and link me! Seriously! I’m desperate here.
DISCLAIMER: As you should already know, NONE of this stuff belongs to §uper Manga Fighters GO! Characters, cover page, manga itself etc. ©Matsuena Syun. Coverpage and Kenichi working out (which is from this chapter) Image Source: MangaReader