17th Aug 2008

Tea for Two 2

Rating: ♦♦♦♦

This is one of those delightfully insane series that never crosses the line into being too silly or slapstick, but at the same time, realizes that the situations are completely impossible and runs with it. I don’t know why, but that combination has always managed to suck me in and make me happy.

Tokumaru and Hasune have started dating, this is all well and good, but their schedules don’t leave them much time to do more than grope each other in the Tea Ceremony clubroom. Add in Hasune not being sure if he wants to devote his life to tea, and Tokumaru being distracted by the arrival of his old sempai and baseball and you have the opportunity for some good angst.

Tokumaru’s sempai returns with some big news – he’s a father to twins. He starts talking to Tokumaru about his future plans and this gets Tokumaru to thinking. His grades really aren’t good enough to get him into a good college, about the only thing he’s really good at is getting screwed by Hasune and playing sports. At the same time, Hasune’s family is pressuring him to take on the role of ‘master of tea’ while Hasune is using Tokumaru to run away from his problems.

It all works out and the boys are happy at the end. You know, I really shouldn’t like this series as much as I do. There isn’t too much in the way of plot, it’s kind of silly and it doesn’t break any new ground. Yet, I look forward to the next volume coming out and this series is on my ‘must pre-order as soon as possible’ list. I don’t know how such a silly series has wormed its way into my heart, but it’s welcome.

3 Responses to “Tea for Two 2”

  1. MangaBlog » Blog Archive » Bad boys and Battle Vixens Says:

    […] latest podcast takes on vol. 1 of Sola. At the Boys Next Door blog: Cynthia posts reviews of vol. 2 of Tea For Two, Sweet Admiration, vol. 10 of Love Mode, and Honeydew Syndrome. Johanna Draper Carlson checks out […]

  2. Bad boys and Battle Vixens | Siyaset Bilimi Says:

    […] latest podcast takes on vol. 1 of Sola. At the Boys Next Door blog: Cynthia posts reviews of vol. 2 of Tea For Two, Sweet Admiration, vol. 10 of Love Mode, and Honeydew Syndrome. Johanna Draper Carlson checks out […]

  3. Bad boys and Battle Vixens | Siyaset Bilimi Says:

    […] latest podcast takes on vol. 1 of Sola. At the Boys Next Door blog: Cynthia posts reviews of vol. 2 of Tea For Two, Sweet Admiration, vol. 10 of Love Mode, and Honeydew Syndrome. Johanna Draper Carlson checks out […]