[Manga Monday] Yotsuba&! Vol. 7 ★★★★★


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Title: Yotsuba&! Vol. 7
Series: Yotsuba&! #7
Author: Kiyohiko Azuma
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Genre: Manga
Pages: 208
Words: 8K



Synopsis:

Chapter List:

Yotsuba & Telephones

Yotsuba & Respect for the Aged Day

Yotsuba & Fever

Yotsuba & Patissier

Yotsuba & Errands

Yotsuba & Taking Off

Yotsuba & The Ranch

My Thoughts:

Some of these chapters are longer than others. In Telephones, for example, Yotsuba spends the whole day playing string&cup telephone with the neighbors. It ends with a picture of Fuka (the 16/17 year old daughter) talking to Yotsuba’s dad through a window and her older college age sister walking in on her. The facial expressions are priceless and the manga-ka makes it crystal clear, without writing a word, that Asagi (the older sister) thinks shenanigans are going on. It’s just too funny.

Then you have chapters like Respect for the Aged Day where Yotsuba talks with her grandma on the phone for about 1 page.

The overarching theme for this book was visiting a farm. Yotsuba loves milk so much so her dad decides to take her to a farm. Jumbo is their transportation and Yotsuba’s Nemesis, Yando, invites himself along.

I’d like to talk about Yando for a minute. He doesn’t seem to get along with anybody so I’ve wondered how he’s stayed friends with Yotsuba’s dad. He and Jumbo definitely don’t get along and while Yotsuba’s dad is pretty laid back about him, Yando seems to try to push his buttons whenever he can. Maybe he’s just “one of those” friends? Whatever the case may be, and despite me not liking him, he does provide the necessary “edge” to this series.

The picture I’ve included this time was from the chapter where Fuka and her friend are practicing making cakes. They’re not happy with how it looks, so they let Yotsuba decorate it so they can tell their family it wasn’t them that decorated it. Yotsuba goes all out, hence her decision to include the last egg 😀

Rating: 5 out of 5.

19 thoughts on “[Manga Monday] Yotsuba&! Vol. 7 ★★★★★

    1. That you are not a 5 year old?
      At least, you better not be. Or you are breaking the law by having a website. And having your daddy write all those reviews and claiming them for your own.. Extremely unethical. I suspect you’re going to grow up into a hoodlum!

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            1. The clinker, the cooler, yep, you’ve got it. Somehow I’m not surprised you know the various names for jail. You seem like the kind of rowdy hooligan to be in and out of jail your whole life.

              Probably stole your mam’s jam jars, didn’t you?

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            1. I think a small part of me just died from laughter. As for the manga, I’m glad you liked it so much. I feel like it might be out of print, I went looking and from what I remember the used copies were on the expensive side . . .

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              1. I went and looked. Apparently book 1 IS out of print or something. The print price on amazon was ridiculous! I had no idea.
                But it is weird because the rest of the books appear to be available.

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