Rurijo captures the smitten Hayate and uses moon spring water on him. Princess Yuri, betrothed to Lord Fujimurasaki, seeks the private companSynopsis:
Rurijo captures the smitten Hayate and uses moon spring water on him. Princess Yuri, betrothed to Lord Fujimurasaki, seeks the private company of another man. And Princess Sakura is taken hostage by the emperor...
It looks like Kohaku has waited too long after all. Hayate failed in his mission he gave himself. He went and fell in love with the enemy. Now Kohaku has gotten her heart broken. Maybe Shuri can comfort her?
Next, it seems the Emperor really couldn't be trusted. I should have expected him to do what he did, but I didn't see it at all. What an asshole. Well, he's not Emperor anymore, but it looks like Fujimurasaki has lost his future bride. What will he do now?
I was shocked at the chapters featuring Maimai and Princess Yuri. I probably should have expected it, but I didn't. I'm happy with the way it turned out, though. Maimai did something pretty terrible in the past, but it looks like he's gotten a chance to be happy now. If only it'll end up like that for all of Enju's followers. I still don't want to root for Rurijo, but when she isn't in her hatred of Sakura mode, she isn't so bad....more
Princess Sakura has been staying at the estate of Fujimurasaki, the future emperor. Fujimurasaki tells Sakura he loves her and keeps her hidden from A
Princess Sakura has been staying at the estate of Fujimurasaki, the future emperor. Fujimurasaki tells Sakura he loves her and keeps her hidden from Aoba. Sakura yearns to be reunited with Aoba, but he's to marry Princess Yuri...
This is a surprising volume. The thing with Princess Yuri comes to a close in an unexpected way. Fujimurasaki is a great guy. I hope he'll be happy in the future.
Aoba has been hiding something that I probably should have expected considering he can turn into a wolf, but it never even occurred to me. What will happen to him?
Then an unexpected development between Hayate and Rurijo begins to form. Maybe if Kohaku hadn't been so stubborn about waiting to reveal her feelings, it wouldn't have turned out like this. Rurijo isn't really all that bad of a person, but I just can't root for her....more
Enju and the followers of the moon are nowhere to be found after the destruction of the hidden palace. Sakura has returned with Aoba, but theSynopsis:
Enju and the followers of the moon are nowhere to be found after the destruction of the hidden palace. Sakura has returned with Aoba, but the lovers may soon be parted again. The emperor has asked Aoba to take another bride...
Things take a turn towards normality in this volume, but that doesn't mean the problems have ended. The Emperor still doesn't trust Sakura and suggests that Aoba take on another woman as his concubine in order to quell rumors that he's under her control. Aoba doesn't want to do it, but if he doesn't, he has to give Sakura up to another man and marry someone else. It's a tough situation he's been put in and it seems like he starts avoiding Sakura.
Meanwhile, Sakura has inadvertently met the girl that the Emperor suggests that Aoba take as a concubine. She then thinks that Aoba has been going to meet Princess Yuri at night when she smells her scent on some of Aoba's clothes. Things take another turn when Sakura confronts him about it and he doesn't properly explain the situation and she runs away. Now she's a Fuimurasaki's place and he seems determined to keep her there......more
Every time Asagiri uses her powers, she shortens her life span. In spite of this, she continues to use her powers to fight her former lover,Synopsis:
Every time Asagiri uses her powers, she shortens her life span. In spite of this, she continues to use her powers to fight her former lover, Ukyo. Though Ukyo will not attack her, this is a fight Asagiri cannot win.
Asagiri's battle with Ukyo doesn't last long. Ukyo decides on his own to help everyone to escape, but it isn't so easy because Enju just isn't willing to give up. He turns Sakura into a puppet and forces her to do something terrible. The only good thing that came out of it is Sakura knows what Enju is planning now and she's determined to stop him. He and Sakura still don't seem to understand each others feelings, though. It's a shame. I'm betting the ending of this series will be bittersweet....more
The battle between Kohaku and Shuri has ended, but Sakura is still held captive by Enju. Sakura tries to convince her brother that there areSynopsis:
The battle between Kohaku and Shuri has ended, but Sakura is still held captive by Enju. Sakura tries to convince her brother that there are humans who will accept the moon people, but he will not back down. Enju tells Sakura she will soon need to choose sides and whom she is to destroy...
In this volume, we find out the result of Kohaku's battle with Shuri. It looks like Shuri is determined to carry out his mission. He's a good guy. I rather like him. It's a shame how he ended up in this situation, but at least it seems that Kohaku and Hayate understand now. I am worried about what Hayate thinks of Kohaku's feelings. I understand why she feels like she can't tell him now, but if she doesn't, he'll never know. I know Hayate wouldn't give her up, but it's not fair that he's in the dark like that.
Next up, it's Asagiri vs Ukyo, her former lover. We learn about their background together and why he's angry with her. We also find out more about Asagiri's situation. It seems, she may not have much longer to live as a result of what she did in order to survive. Ukyo, though, seems to only care about Asagiri and when he learns the truth, he turns against Enju. Can everyone make it out okay? It'll likely take a lot to take down Enju and there are still some of his allies running around....more
Aoba and the others storm Enju's hidden palace to rescue Sakura. Byakuya must defeat Maimai for the key to the tower where Sakura is being heSynopsis:
Aoba and the others storm Enju's hidden palace to rescue Sakura. Byakuya must defeat Maimai for the key to the tower where Sakura is being held. Maimai is a ruthless killer, but Byakuya is about to unleash her secret powers...
There were some surprises in this volume. Byakuya's battle with Maimai goes in a way that I didn't expect at all. She's surprisingly violent.
Then, it's Kohaku up against Shuri, a ninja that betrayed their village. Only, that isn't the whole story. It was a pretty fierce battle and I'm still not completely sure how it turned out, but I guess I'll find out in v.6....more