V.B. Rose Volume 6 - Banri Hidaka ARRGGGSGKHDFO:DGGFDGFDBD! *Messes up her hair and pants like a crazy woman* DID YOU SEE WHERE THEY LEFT OFF IN THIS VOLUME?! DID YOU SEE THAT?! OH MY GOD! TALK ABOUT CLIFFHANGERS! DX GAH! Hidaka-sensei likes torturing us, but THIS! ...THIS IS THE WORST TORTURE YET! AARRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHH! *Falls over; gets up after she's calmed down and continues her review* Okay, considering the fact that we are now almost halfway through the series, I love how things are swiftly and surely picking up. The relationships between most of the characters by now are so fleshed out and easy to understand for us that the entire volume was a big ball game of fun and laughs, and a few squeals of excitement at the progress that was made! At the end of this volume, you really feel that things are finally "settling down" into a pattern that we can understand and enjoy all the more fully because we know the characters so well now. ^__^ Even Tsuyu-kun, who we got introduced to only in the last volume is an intimate part of the cast of V.B. Rose too! Things are definitely, I would say, "comfortable."

...just don't expect it to last too long this way. *Smirks*

From having read the other volumes several times, I can tell you that all hell's about to break loose, veeeery soon. And it's going to be EPIC! >XD And let me give you at least one of the reasons for it. Ahem. In this volume we got introduced to yet another new character. The long talked-of, hinted-at, but unknown figure that is Kana-san. I had SO many mixed feelings when she was first introduced! At first I was expecting her to be some weird, fussy girl because of the way Yukari and Mitsu talked about her and the gruff, "RAWR"-like impression they had of her. At the same time, you could tell they considered her their friend, so I thought, "Eh! She'll probably just be another one of those wacky friends that they have. No big deal." And then as we read further we see some signs of her personality being demanding and the loner, and so on. But she does something that I thought was cute! She's fair-minded, seems tough, but overall I felt I was going to like her! Then we even got to see her in person! And she was kinda... huffy. O-o;; And looks like she'd be hard to get close to. o-o!! But even Tsuyu said that Kana-san was one of the few friends she had. And so with all these people we love clearly being good friends with her, I had the same reaction as Ageha did! I was excited to meet her! And she's clearly a talented girl since she does work in coordination with V.B. Rose (the store).

Then Mitsu says something about Ageha to Kana-san over the phone... and when I saw her response, I couldn't help it: I bristled with annoyance! I was indignant! What gave her the right to talk that way without even knowing the full picture! Grrr! She ticked me off from that moment on! *Huffs* I won't say much more. I just wanted to give you my honest first impression of her. And if I say any more, it'll spoil things for later. So this very minimal reaction is what you're going to have to live with for now. I will say this: My feelings for Kana-chan grew a lot since I met her. In ways that may surprise some of you, and maybe not. Let's just say... I got to know her, a lot more intimately. And... Well. You could say where I am now with my feelings about her, in comparison to where I was when I first got introduced to her, is a great distance from where it used to be. And that's all you're getting from me.

However, it should be obvious that it's due to Kana-san that a loooot of things are going to get pretty crazy soon. Though she's not the only one to blame. *Grins* Remember Yukari's competition? Yeah. Keep that boy in mind too! ;D

Anyway, to proceed with my overall thoughts about this volume~ I am absolutely in LOVE with this one! There are so many cool, and tense, and funny parts! In a way, that's what most of this manga is like! Balance, balance, Hidaka-sensei! You truly are a master! Mwah~! *Blows a kiss!* ;D <3 We have soooo many parts where it's just amazingly cracky, and you're laughing throughout SO much of the volume! In fact, throughout much of the series itself! Maybe it's just me and maybe some of you don't find it as funny as I do, but at the very least, Banri Hidaka's humor is charming and timeless. And unexpected at times too! 8D She has a way of catching you unawares that's delightful and absolutely indulging! XD You've just got to love this woman's talented way of portraying a story! The series is so lighthearted and yet so much fun. It can cheer you up so easily if you give it the chance, and it carries both its characters and its story well! I want to tell you all about how exciting it is, but I can't because everything in here is precious and refreshing somehow! I really must just leave it up to you as the readers to enjoy and experience for yourselves. <3 The best way you can see my comments is through my status updates, but otherwise. *Smiles and shakes her head* You should give it a try on your own. I hope you find it as rewarding and fun as I have!

And now... ONWARD TO THE NEXT ONE SO THAT WE CAN END THIS CLIFFHANGER! XD