The fourth volume of Yukiko’s Futaribeya: A Room for Two focuses on the end of Sakurako and Kasumi’s high school lives, which means going through all the necessary preparations for moving on to university.
This volume contains chapters thirty-two through to forty, plus three special chapters and one bonus chapter.
Sakurako Kawawa and Kasumi Yamabuki couldn’t be more different from one another – but perhaps the saying’s true that opposites attract!
The two became inseparable friends when they moved in together at the start of their high school careers, nearly three years ago. Every day was busy with chores, part-time jobs, studying and having fun with friends… But will they still be able to enjoy themselves now that they’re third years and have to focus on getting into college?
Though the side characters do make appearances here and there in this volume of Futaribeya, it is undoubtedly Sakurako and Kasumi who are the main stars here. They are the main characters, and they are also at quite an important time in their lives – their high school days are coming to an end.
It is still business as usual for them, though. Just with the added pressure of doing well in entrance exams, but that doesn’t stop Sakurako and Kasumi from being as close as ever.
The girls may be focusing on their future, but they do find some time to think back on their past three years as well, and are joined by their classmates as they do so.
There’s not much else that can really be said about Futaribeya that I haven’t really mentioned in previous volumes; it delivers more of the same. That is what I expect of it – seeing Sakurako and Kasumi’s interactions are a delight, and their friends throw in some fun moments, too.
Their time at high school may be coming to an end with this volume, but Futaribeya will continue. It’ll be interesting to see if anything changes between Sakurako and Kasumi once they start going to university, but that is something for volume 5.
As for volume 4, still a lot of fun.