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And the makeovers keep coming...
May 13, 2008 by LutePlay
Ochiai Kazuhiko makes the SP club official, by enlisting Kiri and crew (without their consent), and opens the Scissors Project to the public via the internet. Also, we learn about the past history between Kiri's dad Seiji and Narumi's dad; meet Narumi's semi-narcissistic little sis; watch the love triangle between Ochiai, Kiri and Aoyama intensify; and see the reveal of Narumi's childhood rival's identity (which shouldn't be a surprise, if you've been paying any attention).
Beauty Pop continues to be an enjoyable, fast read- if not particularly creative and undetailed in the specifics of hairstyling. Sometimes the pratfalls-sort of comedy is drawn comfusingly, but otherwise I'd call the artwork perfectly stylized and clear.
My favorite part of this volume would be the glimpses into the refreshingly stoic Kiri: her admiration for her dad and her loyalty to Aoyama. And we're not alone- Narumi is starting to finally see his rival humanly (perhaps as expected, through finally finding a perceived weakness). Though I doubt romance is in the works any time soon for these two (and I'm not even sure I want it to), I'm definitely hoping they figure out soon how much they can teach each other! Narumi could definitely learn something about the true nature of beauty and sportsmanship/ good will- and Kiri could rediscover the passion in hairstyling (I'm guessing the drawing is a lost cause). So here's to new complete SP!
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