This volume also includes a “bonus story,” which is essentially some background on how the three boys in the Scissors Project became friends. While I was appreciative to get this kind of character development, I was disappointed by the fact that it had to be included as a “bonus story,” instead of being incorporated into the narrative of the main story of the manga.
There’s nothing terribly remarkable about the art in Beauty Pop, and I really didn’t see any progress from the art that appeared in Volume One. I also felt that while the plot of the story may have advanced, I really didn’t find much in the way of development in the manga storyline to help me care any more about there characters than I did in Volume One. Reading the “bonus story” helped me to understand the character of Ochiai a little better, but it wasn’t enough to truly make me want to care about him.
If you’re a fan of Beauty Pop, then you will probably enjoy how the series progresses. However, if you’re a fan of the shojo manga genre who prefers to have more substance in the characters and stories, then this series probably isn’t for you.