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  • Art Rating: N/A
  • Packaging Rating: A
  • Text/Translatin Rating: N/A
  • Age Rating: 16 & Up
  • Released By: Go! Comi
  • MSRP: 10.99
  • Pages: 192
  • ISBN: 978-1-933617-07-7
  • Size: B6
  • Orientation: Right to Left

Her Majesty\'s Dog Vol. #06

By Eduardo M. Chavez     June 06, 2007
Release Date: April 30, 2007

Her Majesty\'s Dog Vol.#06
© Go! Comi

Creative Talent
Writer/Artist:Takeuchi Mick
Translated by:Christine Schilling
Adapted by:Jake Forbes

What They Say
Fearing that his feelings will only lead to misery, Hyoue keeps his distance from Amane, leaving her confused... and open to a more aggressive classmate's affections! Threatened with expulsion from school and besieged by restless ghosts, Amane's life is in danger of collapsing - and her precious demon dog may be the cause!

The Review
Amane's dog has returned and is once again under her control. Their pact renewed, the two could in theory return to their lives in Tokyo. However, Hyoue's action has bound him to the island community he and Amane are from. As such neither will go home until the curse/collar around Hyoue's neck is removed by the real person in charge - Amane's grandmother.

Or so we are lead to believe... The truth is that Amane is the only one who can put her Komaoni on a leash and she is the only one that can take it off. That means the two must renew the bonds that brought them together years ago. That also means the two have a chance to address some of the issues they have been struggling with through the years. The gluttony that Hyoue exhibits when he feeds from Amane lips might be the first things to go. The strange dependency mistress Amane has with her dog might need some revision as well. The list might be too long to write down but these two have problems they need to work out before taking the next ferry to Tokyo.

As far as shoujo romances go HMD always hits home for me for one reason - the value of communication. Words are not only the magic of choice for main character Amane but when Amane and Hyoue are not fighting evil, words (or in their case the lack there of) are always at the forefront. Takeuchi has done a wonderful job setting up situations where these two could resolve their problems with simple conversation; however pride or naivety always interferes. I would have found that frustration, however relationships are often hurt by such childish behavior. And to give some irony to their relationship troubles, Amane and Hyoue never seem to have trouble reading other's words when they help exorcise ghouls!

Takuechi's art might not be as polished as the other Go!Comi artists, but her narrative is on par or better. Sometimes manga is about the words and with HMD that has several meanings.


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