Kiss Him Not Me 12 - JUNKO

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Kiss Him, Not Me vol. 12

Hiya! It’s me, Kae. Everyone came all the way to Hokkaido to rescue me from Tah-kun, but just as we were getting away, Mutsumi-senpai fell from a cliff and hit his head! Now Mutsumi-senpai is in the hospital and won’t wake up! But no matter how long it takes, I refuse to leave his side until he’s conscious again. It’s my fault that he’s here, and I’m going to do everything in my power to bring him out of his coma—even if I have to draw some magic circles and call upon a few spirits! But will my otaku skills really be enough to bring him back? Or will I have to borrow a method from a fairy tale to wake this sleeping bishonen? Either way, this experience has made me realize something about Mutsumi-senpai, and when he wakes up, I may just finally make my decision…

I was actually kinda excited about this volume, even if I didn't expect to love it. There would have to be some amazing twist to make up for the previous volumes. With the cover and the blurb I was so sure that it was the final volume, but... you won’t be surprised to discover it isn’t. So, volume 13 comes out in February 2018 and 14 in July. Will it never end?!

If you read the previous review you know that after being rescued from a hairbrained attempt to elope with her, Kae’s friend fails. But as she’s being saved one of Kae’s knights is seriously injured.

I shit you not, she spends this entire volume thinking about her relationship with her senpai, who is probably my favorite character, and deciding that she’s in love with him, acting as a lovely girlfriend to him when he wakes up, until a scene in the final act where she is duped by his older brother and returns to her obsessive fangirl self.

It’s so tedious! I think I must be the wrong demographic, because it seems most people talk about all the parody humor and the trope subversion and I’m just over here getting mad because I don’t get it.

Seriously, fuck this series. I am officially on break from Kiss Him, Not Me.

Pages: 160
Year: September 12, 2017
Publisher: Kodansha

Read: 7 October 2017
Stars: 0.5 (hated it)