Dear Towa Oshima and Michiko Nakayama,

High School Girls V2I wouldn’t usually pick up the second and third volumes of a manga without having read the first, but since I caught the first few episodes of the Girls’ High anime on Netflix, I decided to give it a go.   High School Girls Volumes 2 & 3 are classic examples of the shoujo (girls’ comics) school story, riddled with sexual humor and bizarre teenage antics.  You’ve captured the strange intimacy and hilarity of an all-female education with aplomb!  I can tell the translation is great because all the jokes are funny, and the art is cute and not too stylized.  I’m giving it four stars as a general rating, but know that in my heart it gets an extra star for all the panty shots.  I’m also tagging it as lesbian lit, even though so far none of the main characters are interested in other girls romantically, just by virtue of its probable appeal with a lesbian audience. 



Wanna check out this title for yourself?  Try the Indie Bound or ABC bookstore finders!


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