Volume six of the Bloom into You manga pretty much picks up from where the anime ended, so that’s kind of convenient. Of course, that means that it is finally time for the cultural festival, and with that, the student council’s play.
This volume contains chapters twenty-nine through to thirty-four of the story.
The curtains rise…
The student council play has finally begun! Who will Touko’s character choose to be at the end? And how will Touko herself feel when the play is over and her dearest wish has been fulfilled?
After all the preparation in the previous chapters, we finally arrive at the student council play. Before that, though, there’s a chapter focusing on the girls enjoying the cultural festival – something to keep their nerves calm before the main event.
The play that the student council is actually pretty compelling, and Nio Nakatani definitely deserves credit for coming up with something as good as it is, on top of continuing to tell the story of Bloom into You.
It helps that the play’s story is pretty much intertwined with Touko’s character, with her identity being the main theme.
What follows the play is a period of change, particularly for our two central characters: Yuu and Touko. New doors open up for Touko, and Yuu’s feelings change – or it might be more accurate to say she starts coming to terms with her feelings.
A visit to a very familiar location gives us another heart-to-heart between Yuu and Touko, though the end result is different from the first time around. The play may be finished with, but there is still plenty of drama in store for Yuu and Touko.
This volume also gives us some nice moments between Yuu and her sister, with Yuu asking Rei about her love life – in particular, how it began and if she was scared of things changing. Rei catches on pretty quickly that there may be something between Yuu and Touko, and silently promises to support her come what may.
The student council play has been a heavily anticipated event in the Bloom into You manga, and I feel pretty satisfied after having read this volume. Nio Nakatani was able to deliver a story within a story with aplomb, and that led nicely into the next part of Bloom into You‘s plot.
Bloom into You is a fantastic yuri manga, and each volume continues to deliver the high quality I have come to expect from Nio Nakatani. Here’s hoping that we get a second season of the anime some day, so the the whole story can be told in animated form.