Thursday, October 04, 2007
SERIES UPDATE: Crossroad, v. 4 - 7
To check out our earlier reviews of Crossroad, you can click here for the review of vol. 1, and here for the reviews of volume 2 and 3.
Volume 7 finishes the series. If nothing else, it maintains its sense of humor. However, some of the characters "resolve" their situations and then start contradicting themselves. (If you're deciding on one guy, you shouldn't let the other keep kissing and groping you.)
It's hard, in this day and age, to see a relationship between teacher and student portrayed this way without assuming he's a predator. I don't consider teenagers children, just inexperienced adults, but a lot of what goes on would legally be abuse and/or statutory rape in the U.S. I think Kajitsu and Akai have an honest relationship, despite their situation and age difference, but this element of the story could cause trouble, in certain situations.
Crossroad vol. 4, vol. 5, vol. 6 and vol. 7 are all available from Right Stuf, Intl., an online retailer specializing in anime and manga.