The Moon and the Sandals vol. 2
Author/Artist: Fumi Yoshinaga
Rating: M – ages 18 and above
Genre: Yaoi, Drama, Romance, Slice of Life
This second installment finishes the story that was contained in the first volume of The Moon and the Sandals.
Ida and Hashizume are living happily. Ida is still a high school teacher and Hashizume is a chef and has plans of opening up his own restaurant. In the case of Kobayashi and Toyo things are a bit more complicated. Naru-chan (Toyo's younger sister and crushing on Kobayashi) confessed her feelings and is now on the mend to the rejection she faced. She supports Kobayashi and Toyo's relationship and remains a close friend to Kobayashi. Toyo is a student at Tokyo University (aka Todai) and is facing life with the possibility of not having Kobayashi near. It turns out that Kobayashi was accepted into Todai, which means that the two can continue their hot and heavy relationship.
This volume wraps up everything nice and neat with very little fanfare. There aren't many surprises contained in the manga and it lets you know that they were going to have a happy ending. There isn't much left to say since I said it in my earlier review for the first volume. I'm glad I read it, but I wouldn't have picked it up if I had to pay the $12.95 for the book.
Yoshinaga fans will enjoy this title immensely and those that aren't huge fans will enjoy it at least a little.
***Review Copy purchased through Yaoi Club***