My Boy Vol. 4

Writer: Hitomi Takano Artist: Hitomi Takano Publisher: Vertical Release Date: May 22, 2019 Cover Price: $12.95 Critic Reviews: 2
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Satoko Tawada first encounters beautiful 12-year-old Mashuu practicing soccer by himself in a park as she's heading to work. Later that night, he's still there. Satoko, who had played soccer herself when she was younger, decides to help the kid prepare for his tryouts. When Mashuu doesn't make the first team, Satoko continues to work with him, encouraging him not to quit and supporting him at the games. Their emotional connection strengthens as the two spend more and more time together, and fill the emptiness in each other's lives. Mashuu comforts Satoko after her ex-boyfriend betrays her. And when Satoko learns that Mashuu's parents are larg more

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Alex Cline May 30, 2019

    A great follow-up to a major cliffhanger, My Boy Vol. 4 provides new insights about the series' protagonists while also impressing with dramatic art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Anime UK News - Sarah May 22, 2019

    My Boy continues to intrigue and beguile as the two-year gap in the narrative and change of point-of-view character provide a welcome change of focus. But the underlying question remains: why is Satoko so attached to a boy eighteen years her junior? The friendship is evidently important to both of them but can it be allowed to continue within the constraints of contemporary Japanese society? Read Full Review

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