We once again delve into the daily lives of Sakurako and Kasumi with the eighth volume of Yukiko’s Futaribeya: A Room for Two, as well as their friends. The future is something very much still on their minds, whilst they enjoy all sorts of seasonal events.
This volume contains chapters fifty-nine point five through to sixty-six.Sakurako and Kasumi became roommates when they entered high school, and they’ve been inseparable ever since. Now, they’re in their senior year of college together, while sharing a one-room apartment and the same bed. They might have different majors, but nothing else has changed!
Between enjoying college life with their and friends and starting to seriously think about getting jobs after graduation, their schedules are jam-packed full of events!
It’s no wonder the girls are giving some serious consideration to what they’ll be doing after graduation, considering how fast the passage of time seems to be. Just in this volume alone, we have Christmas, Valentine’s Day and White Day – it eventually gets up to the summer time. Sakurako and Kasumi are gonna be graduating before they even realise it at this rate.
Although the blurb is right about one thing: nothing else has really changed. Honestly, that’s probably for the best – Futaribeya continues to be about a pair of roommates who just so happen to be very close to each other. Whilst some of their friends are more open about their relationship status, it’s interesting to see Sakurako outright deny that she and Kasumi are dating.
Everyone else seems to believe that they are dating, but I guess those two have managed to get beyond that step. I can’t exactly imagine either Sakurako or Kasumi dating anybody else, though…
Time may keep advancing, but Sakurako and Kasumi are still the same as they ever were – as too are most of their friends. New chapters of their lives may be looming, but the bonds they’ve built up will continue to stand strong.
Futaribeya continues to be an enjoyable read – and that’s something I’ve probably said about previous volumes, and will say about future volumes, too. Slice of life manga tend to be fairly consistent, which I can appreciate.