My Boy Vol. 5

Writer: Hitomi Takano Artist: Hitomi Takano Publisher: Vertical Release Date: September 11, 2019 Cover Price: $12.95 Critic Reviews: 1
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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. 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. And when Satoko learns that Mashuu's parents are largely absent, she starts to become more involved in his personal life. Have Satoko's intense feel more

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    Anime UK News - Sarah Oct 7, 2019

    Kumar Sivasubramanian continues to deliver a very readable, flowing translation for Vertical Comics which suits the mangakas style well as there are plenty of interior monologues for the three main protagonists of this volume. And the cover is lightly dusted with glitter which is a delightful and appropriate touch; are the warmer shades of amber and gold in the artwork indicative of happier moments to come, perhaps…? Or an impossible dream? This volume confirms how compelling this story is turning out to be and I'm now impatient to see where the mangaka takes the story in Volume 6. Read Full Review

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