Rosario + Vampire Season II Volume 5

Rating: 
4

Tsukune may be determined to grow stronger in order to protect Moka, but his training is not going well. When school break arrives he is disheartened but eager for time with Moka. However tranquility is harder to hold than expected when a mute girl begs them for help and Yakuza descend to kidnap her.

He fails to save San or Moka and both are taken by the Yakuza. He manages the rescue and realizes the truth of the advice inner Moka had been giving him. When they return the girl to the beach side inn she works at, more trouble occurs. Money is stolen and the employees all leave, abandoning the owner, the kind Ms. Marin, and San to their own devices. The news club helps out and gets the inn ready. For the big re-opening they don bathing suits and dole out fan service in order to attract customers. Everything seems to be going great until the person behind the murder of Marin's husband returns and San is forced to fight.

San's true powers are revealed and they are immense. It also could be a heartbreaking moment as her true identity might drive Ms. Marin away. An intense battle against the evil siren only firms Tsukune and Moka's resolve to fight for co-existence between monsters and humans. Unfortunately the group Fairy Tale holds the opposing view and they play dirty.

It seems San has unlikely allies in Gin and Haiji. Gin confronts Rokuro to leave San alone and for Fairy Tale to leave her alone. Instead Gin gets kidnapped and taken to the seventh branch of the evil organization. Leave it to Gin to turn it into an assault from within as he tries to be a one man army against an entire building full of monsters potentially as powerful as him. Thank goodness Haiji comes along for more mayhem. It will be interesting to see how Fairy Tale reacts to the latest failure and the threat Yokai Academy is proving to pose.

The manga includes bonus comic shorts at the end and a fold-out full color mini-poster of Moka.

 

IN SUMMARY:

The monster of the week is a Siren this time and it leads to angst, heartwarming moments and a revelation of bravery and compassion for both Tsukune and his comrades.

  • Published By: VIZ Media
  • Author / Artist: Akihisa Ikeda
  • Format: Japanese / BW
  • Pages: 200
  • Rated T+
  • Release Date: 7/5/2011

 

Review by Holly Ellingwood


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