Natsuo versus the Student Council’s resident manhater!
Story: Izumi Tsubaki
Art: Izumi Tsubaki
Translation/Adaptation: JN Productions
What They Say
So far every Student Council member who has gone up against Mafuyu and the Public Morals Club has fallen to the team’s superior friendship skills. But Kanon Nonoguchi has a plan to turn their strengths against them! She’s spreading rumors that Midorigaoka girls are in danger and counting on Super Bun to run to the rescue… and right into her trap!
Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
Having added a new member to the Public Morals Club, Tsubaki-sensei returns to the business of introducing Student Council officers bent on thwarting the efforts of Mafuyu and her friends. This time it’s Kanon Nonoguchi. Not only is she super skilled at martial arts, she’s fairly crafty. Her one weakness and major quirk, however, is that she detests men (something Miyabi uses to his advantage despite the fact that he is a guy himself). As such, Kanon has a tendency to exacerbate things, and what starts as a focused investigation on the Public Morals Club’s two mystery members turns into a dangerous conflict with the delinquents at Kiyama High.
All the Public Morals Club members are involved in this arc, but Akki in particular gets to show what he can (and can’t) do. Unlike Hayasaka and Yui, he’s actually perceptive enough to pick up on the actual identity of secret members Natsuo and Super Bun, and Tsubaki-sensei uses him to great comedic advantage when Mafuyu finds herself in a situation where both Super Bun and Natsuo have to be in the same place at the same time. From what he’s shown so far, Akki promises to be a great addition to the club.
Some of the plot is predictable; it’s fairly obvious Natsuo/Mafuyu will somehow win Kanon over, but as things escalate into a Public Morals Club versus Kiyama delinquents brawl, Tsubaki-sensei throws in a surprise: help for the Public Morals Club from not one but two unexpected individuals. Overall, this volume delivers a nice balance of character development, comedy, and action.
The Public Morals Club faces its next Student Council challenger, Kanon Nonoguchi. Her target: Natsuo and Super Bun. Tsubaki-sensei lays on the comedy with this man-hating Student Council member trying to get to the bottom of the Public Morals Club’s secret members. It’s pretty obvious Mafuyu will work a change of heart in Kanon, but a couple unexpected allies will surprise fans in the face-off against the Kiyama delinquents.
Content Grade: B+
Art Grade: B
Packaging Grade: B+
Text/Translation Grade: B
Age Rating: 13+
Released By: Viz Media
Release Date: March 5th, 2013