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After Hours: Volume 2 manga review

By Leroy Douresseaux
Jun 12, 2018 - 14:50

After Hours Graphic Novel Volume 2 cover image

Rated “T+” for “Older Teen”

After Hours is a yuri manga from creator Yuhta Nishio.  “Yuri,” also known “girls' love,” is a genre that depicts romantic situations between female characters.  After Hours is the story of Emi Ashina, a 24-year-old, unemployed young woman who does not know what to do with her life.  At a club, Emi meets another young woman, Kei, who is a DJ and who becomes a dear friend.

In After Hours, Vol. 2 (Chapters 6 to 10), Emi and Kei tell Kei's DJ crew about their plans for a big musical event.  Emi is still a little unsure of her feelings for Kei, and Emi still has an apartment and a live-in boyfriend.  When Kei learns Emi's status, she turns distant with Emi, whose secrets and anxiety are starting to catch up with her.  Will that ruin her new relationship?

THE LOWDOWN:  I think that I had heard about girls' love manga before reading the After Hours manga.  Now, I am reading it and Sweet Blue Flowers, a yuri title also published by VIZ Media

After Hours Graphic Novel Volume 2 deals with the awkward stage in a relationship, when secrets can quickly end everything.  Emi is trying to find herself as both a VJ and as part of Kei's professional world.  This volume is a pivotal entry in the series as far as romantic developments go.  People who read Vol. 1 will want to show up for Vol. 2.

I READS YOU RECOMMENDS:  Fans of girls' love manga will want to try After Hours.

7.5 out of 10

Rating: 7.5 /10

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Last Updated: Jun 26, 2018 - 9:28

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