“Origami Folding Gods”
Story: Kentaro Yabuki
Art: Kentaro Yabuki
Translation: Satsuki Yamashita
Lettering: Mark McMurray
What They Say:
Japan may be brimming with mysterious monsters called ayakashi, but they have a special exorcist ninja force to counter the threat! Young exorcist ninja Matsuri spends his days fighting ayakashi to protect his childhood friend Suzu. But when an ayakashi cat named Shirogane shows up, things get turned upside down! Legendary mangaka Kentaro Yabuki returns to Shonen Jump with this new fantasy series full of ayakashi and romance!
Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
Matsuri is STILL thinking about the possibility of Suzu being stolen from him by Garaku. He’s really thinking about this a lot, huh? Elsewhere, Suzu is thinking about seeing Garaku and getting some answers from him. She wants to get stronger! Heck, the only thing she can do right now is create an omokage to wash places that are hard for her to reach. To be more specific, those hard-to-reach places on her naked body. Oh my! That is pretty useful though. Anyway, Matsuri seeks advice from Soga. What should he do about Garaku? He acknowledges that the past-life trope is stronger! It’s probably even stronger than the childhood friend trope. Soga suggests that Matsuri take it upon himself to show that a childhood friend connection is stronger than a past-life connection! Good advice. Matsuri is fired up! Talking to Soga was a good choice. After all, he’s an avid reader of pure love manga and light novels, haha. Matsuri and Soga feel like they’re being watched but see no one around.
Suzu ends up seeing Garaku. She wants to know if she’ll be able to use a strong jutsu like Mei. Maybe, maybe not. Mei trained with origami to enhance her powers. Suzu should try improving her skills. Suzu’s friends see her talking with Garaku and come to the conclusion that she’s into older men. Matsuri is not amused. He once again senses that someone is watching him and rushes to Suzu’s side. They could be in danger! Suzu wants to try something out. She creates an origami dog and commands it to find the person spying on them. It does and it turns out to be Reo!?!?
Reo has been spying on everyone using an invisible cloak. This doesn’t surprise me. Out of nowhere, she starts sniffing Suzu and grabbing her leg. She’s a fan of her sweet, lusty scent. It’s not as good as Matsuri’s sporty scent, but still pretty good. Such a pervert. Anyway, why was she spying on them? Specifically, she was spying on Matsuri. He was acting weird the other day and she just wanted to check up on him. That’s actually quite wholesome. But she won’t have to resort to using an invisible cloak anymore. That’s because she’s transferring to their school! Also, her grandma is the principal of their school. Good to know. It’s safe to assume that their school days are about to get even more interesting!
Matsuri just can’t stop thinking about Garaku stealing Suzu away from him. If he doesn’t want that to happen, he’s going to have to prove that his childhood connection is stronger than his past-life connection! Let’s give a big shout-out to Soga for the great advice. What a bro. But let’s be honest, Suzu only has eyes for Matsuri. Although, she’s about to gain a formidable foe at school. Of course, I’m talking about Reo. Suzu better keep a close eye on her. Who knows what kind of chaos this pervert will bring!?
Content Grade: B
Art Grade: A
Age Rating: T
Released By: Shonen Jump/VIZ Media
Released Date: February 28th, 2021