Konatsu and Koyuki deepen their bonds in the second volume of Makoto Hagino’s A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow manga with a fishing trip and a festival.
This volume contains chapters (or Tanks, as they are labelled) five through to eight.
From the moment they met at the Aquarium Club’s open house, Konatsu has admired Koyuki and treated her like she wasn’t a distant figure on a pedestal. In turn, Koyuki has been open and welcoming to the new girl who stirs her heart. When the time comes to pick a club, Konatsu chooses the Aquarium Club with Koyuki. And even though it’s just the two of them, they manage to host a successful open house. What’s next for Koyuki and Konatsu, now that the shared experience has deepened the bond between them?
In this volume, it is pretty clear that Koyuki is conscious of certain feelings she holds towards Konatsu, though she seems to struggle to come to terms with them. There’s definitely a sense of Koyuki worrying about what Konatsu thinks. Just a hunch, but she is probably worrying over nothing.
On Konatsu’s side of things, she has a burning question for Koyuki that she just can’t seem to find the right time to ask her. Doesn’t prevent the two of them from spending quite a bit of time with each other, though.
Both Konatsu and Koyuki have people helping them along with their relationship with each other, too. For Konatsu, it is Kaede. Koyuki’s father appears to have a pretty good idea of what is going on with his daughter and her new friend, so he even nudges Koyuki in the right direction – particularly when it comes to asking someone to join her at an upcoming festival.
On the subject of parents, we also meet Konatsu’s father in this volume. He’s very much the embarrassing parent type, much to Konatsu’s chagrin.
Particular highlights from this volume include Konatsu and Koyuki going on a fishing trip together (something that Koyuki’s brother describes as a date, and he might not be entirely off the mark there.), as well as the festival itself.
It takes some effort to get there, but ultimately Konatsu and Koyuki go together – and that just might provide Konatsu the moment she needs to ask that one question she has had on her mind ever since Koyuki first spoke to her.
A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow continues strong with its second volume, with Konatsu and Koyuki growing closer together. They are still a bit awkward around each other, but it is early days yet. Besides, those awkward interactions they have provide for some pretty memorable moments.