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  • Art Rating: B
  • Packaging Rating: B
  • Text/Translatin Rating: B-
  • Age Rating: 13 & Up
  • Released By: Viz Media
  • MSRP: 9.95
  • Pages: 198
  • ISBN: 1-59116-989-5
  • Size: B6
  • Orientation: Right to Left

W-Juliet Vol. #06

By Sakura Eries     August 09, 2006
Release Date: August 01, 2005


W-Juliet Vol.#06
© Viz Media


Creative Talent
Writer/Artist:Emura
Translated by:William Flanagan
Adapted by:William Flanagan

What They Say
Makoto's doting sister Tsubaki finds out that Makoto hasn't kept his secret from Ito! She threatens to tell Makoto's father unless Makoto and Ito's homeroom can win a school competition.

Then Makoto accompanies the entire Miura household to their ancestral home to meet Ito's eccentric, sharp-witted grandmother. Little does Ito know that her past will catch up with her there - literally!

The Review
Makoto's blown his cover- his sister Tsubaki discovers that Ito knows Makoto's true identity! Tsubaki threatens to force Makoto to come home to assume his "rightful place" as the Narita heir, but she offers him an out. If Makoto's homeroom can win first place in the "Third-Year Homeroom Sports Tournament," she'll keep quiet. Otherwise, she'll tell their father everything, and Makoto will have lost their agreement. It's a valiant fight for first place, but when Makoto's team just falls short, will Makoto be able to change his sister's mind?

Then it's Golden Week, and Makoto accompanies the Miura siblings to their father's ancestral home. Meet Ito's extended family! Between a conniving and perceptive grandmother, an icy martial-artist aunt, and an overly effeminate cousin, there's never a dull moment! Emura reveals yet more of the Miura family's dynamics and history, including Ito's parents' elopement!

Between Makoto and his sisters and the Miura extended family, there's lots of family interaction in this volume. While I enjoyed finding out how Ito's parents met, the way Emura has Ito and Makoto discover the story (by traveling back in time and meeting Ito's mom) was a bit contrived and cheesy. That aside, learning all about the Miuras was quite fun. Emura finds a way to have all our favorite characters in costume again through zany Grandma Miura's wardrobe collection, and Ito's brothers (Yuto, especially) get another chance to display their love for their sister -- with their fists! (Awww... how sweet!) By the way, Emura does (thankfully!) make it clear that the brothers are just overprotective and that they don't have a sister complex the way Takashi does.

A few of the pages got cut too close, and there's an extremely noticeable typo on page 158. Other than that, the production quality is satisfactory, and Viz includes the usual author's notes and cultural notes as extras at the end of the volume.

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