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Hands Off!, Volume 5
Into our cast waltzes another teenage pretty boyâ¦and does he have a chip on his shoulder! Mercurial but charming, Kazuma instantly forms a bond with Kotarou. But when Kazuma begins to play cruel emotional games on Tatsuki, Kotarou notices Tatsuki sinking into depression. What's a friend to do? Kotarou and Tatsuki are cousins and childhood buds, aren't they? Maybe now it's ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published January 10th 2006 by TokyoPop
(first published March 2000)
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I enjoyed Hands Off! volume 5, but not as much as previous volumes. There's so much plot in here that our three leads are actually slighted of character development, and there's not as much of the Tatsuki/Kotarou relationship porn moments I like. Tatsuki is hurting here but he's still far more of a bastard than he has to be. And Yuuto barely has anything to do other than comment on the action. Interesting that the effects of Kotarou's touch is changing, and in a way he's starting to notice. Akir ...more
Hands Off! is a really interesting series that has been horribly mis marketed - it's described as a teen comedy drama, but its much darker than that. This installment introduces a new character Kazuma Koutari - he has the same pregognition powers as Tasuki, instigated when they accidentally touched as children. Koutari's powers lead to the accidental death of his sister and he's looking for someone to blame namely Tatsuki. This hatred sets off our favourite moody bad-boy on the beginnings of his ...more
The series is becoming darker and darker with each volume. Akira's messing with Kotarou and Koutari is making Tatsuki's life a living hell. It gets so bad that Tatsuki runs away from home. Kotarou goes after him only to fall in the hands of kids who used to bully him at his old school.
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