Chibi Reviews # 1|Wild Ones #2-3

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“Chibi” is a Japanese slang word used often ti describe something short and cute in anime/manga/Japanese pop culture. Chibi Reviews is a future showcasing books I’m too lazy to review “short and sweet” reviews.

I am LOVING this series. I pretty much binge read the first few WILD ONES books that I purchased from the used bookstore and am waiting for books 5 and 6 from Amazon. I am already planning to collect the whole series—and I know I’ll be terribly depressed when it’s finished.

WILD ONES, VOL. 2

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Wild Ones, vol. 2 by Kiyo Fujiwara
Series: Wild Ones #2
Published by Viz Media on March 4th, 2008.
Genres: Manga, Romance, Young Adult
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
Source: Purchased
More books by this author: Wild Ones, vol. 1
Buy Links: Amazon | B&N
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Is the boss’s granddaughter too hot to handle, even for the yakuza?
Please note: reads right to left (Japanese Style)

Sachie Wakamura just lost her mother, and her estranged grandfather has shown up to take care of her. The only problem is that grandpa is the head of a yakuza gang! Too scared to join her new family, Sachie tries to continue living her normal life. She can’t run far though, since one of the most popular guys in school is part of her grandfather’s gang and her new protector. No one at school knows about Rakuto’s hidden life, and soon Sachie finds herself falling for her bodyguard. But she’s the granddaughter of Rakuto’s boss, and he can never show his feelings for her. Can Sachie find a way to fit into her new family and grab her chance at love?

Things start heating up with a holiday visit to the sunny beachside! Sachie catches the eye of handsome Azuma Inui, sparking a rivalry between Azuma and Rakuto. Will a little competition force Rakuto to reveal his feelings for Sachie?

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In volume two of the WILD ONES series, Sachie and the clan head to the beach to visit her grandfather’s friend and enjoy some fun in the sun. The group soon encounters trouble when Sachie meets Azumi Inui, who quickly becomes enamored with her, sparking Rakuto’s jealousy and competitive drive.

I once again enjoyed the trip back into Sachie’s over-the-top and humorously ridiculous life. In this sequel to WILD ONES, vol. 2 Sachie continues to keep the clan’s henchmen on their toes as her vigilante ways often lead to unforeseen and dangerous situations. Many would become exasperated—I certainly would!—but they seem to take it in stride and take comfort that her presence in their lives has filled them with happiness.

Volume two delivers more “awwwwh”s, more gut-wrenching moments as Sachie mourns her mother’s death, and priceless cockblocking from oblivious clan members.

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WILD ONES, VOL. 3

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Wild Ones, vol. 3 by Kiyo Fujiwara
Series: Wild Ones #3
Published by Viz Media on June 3rd, 2008.
Genres: Manga, Romance, Young Adult
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
Source: Purchased
Buy Links: Amazon | B&N
ADD TO GOODREADS

Is the boss’s granddaughter too hot to handle, even for the yakuza?
Please note: reads right to left (Japanese Style)

Sachie Wakamura just lost her mother, and her estranged grandfather has shown up to take care of her. The only problem is that grandpa is the head of a yakuza gang! Too scared to join her new family, Sachie tries to continue living her normal life. She can’t run far though, since one of the most popular guys in school is part of her grandfather’s gang and her new protector. No one at school knows about Rakuto’s hidden life, and soon Sachie finds herself falling for her bodyguard. But she’s the granddaughter of Rakuto’s boss, and he can never show his feelings for her. Can Sachie find a way to fit into her new family and grab her chance at love?

Someone’s been stealing underwear around the neighborhood! When Sachie’s undergarments go missing, Rakuto and Azuma go hunting for the perpetrator. Thieves are one thing, but can Rakuto save Sachie from…a kidnapping?!

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Kiyo Fujiwara brings readers her most ridiculous adventurous volume yet when an underwear thief steals Sachie’s underwear and causes mayhem at the clan’s house. As the clan endeavors to discover who is reckless enough to break into the home of a Yakuza boss, someone kidnaps Sachie! Who in the world is targeting the Asagi clan?!

A lot goes on in volume three of the WILD ONES series. Sachie shows her clan just how tough she is as she navigates one dangerous situation after another, and we also see a gentler side of our ferocious main character as she becomes increasingly vulnerable. And we finally learn more about Sachie’s mom, Yukie, when someone from the past appears to stir up even more trouble.

Yukie isn’t the only character whose background is revealed in volume 3. We are presented a glimpse into Rakuto’s difficult childhood—and learn more about the “perfect” bodyguard’s fears, weaknesses, and what made him who he is today. I’m so glad to finally learn more about the mysterious man! Though I’m confident we have not learned all there is to know about the enigmatic man.

All-in-all, WILD ONES, VOL. 3 turned out to be one surprising (and somewhat ridiculous, as per usual) ride! I am itching to read more from Kiyo Fujiwara—and to see what kooky situations she has planned for Sachie next!

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PURCHASE THE SERIES!

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13 comments

  1. This series sounds like a lot of fun, even with the slightly ridiculous parts! And it’s nice how you get to know the characters a bit better with each book. Great reviews!

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