Owning up to your debts.
Story: Midori Yuma
Character Design: Laruha
Art: Waco Ioka
What They Say
Aoi wasn’t the only orphan her grandfather Shiro took in. Before she went to live with him, he rescued the spider demons Akatsuki and Suzuran and put them to work as unpaid servants! Now Aoi is questioning everything she thought she knew about her upbringing. What was Shiro up to? And more importantly, does that make the spider demons family?!
Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers):
Akatsuki and Suzuran are in the middle of a huge sibling fight. Both of the siblings were raised and taken care of for a period of time by Shiro, Aoi’s grandfather. Suzuran has good memories of her time with Shiro and wants to return to the human world even if it’s difficult. Akatsuki doesn’t want her to go or understand why she would want to return to the human world after Shiro had passed away. It’s up to Aoi to help the two make up with the power of good, specifically Chinese dumplings.
When the day comes for Suzuran to leave, it’s chaos, so Aoi helps Suzuran safely return to the human world. Together they go see Aoi’s grandpa’s grave. Suzuran fulfills her need to be by Shiro, and Aoi finally sorts out her feelings about her grandpa. While in the human world, she doesn’t feel like she wants to stay, she asks to be returned so she can open her own restaurant in the ayakashi world.
This is my first dive into this series. I did watch the anime and enjoyed it quite a bit. It seems the anime, from what I can tell, follows the manga quite closely. I’m a pretty big fan of yokai or ayakashi themed stories, so it’s quite enjoyable for me. This is a shojo title, but since it’s not a typical high school-themed one, I enjoy it more. I feel if you are a fan of Kamisama Kiss, this would be an enjoyable story for you.
Content Grade: B+
Art Grade: A
Packaging Grade: C+
Text/Translation Grade: A
Age Rating: Teen
Released By: Shojo Beat (Viz Media)
Release Date: May 7, 2019