“Another Spica” is still the author’s way of trying to insert himself into the Twin Spica universe. He’s basically interacting with people who look similar to the characters, and they also have similar names. He will occasionally see Asumi and Mr. Lion, and in this story, he has a brief interaction with Asumi. This is still my least favorite part of the Twin Spica volumes.
Now that I’m getting further along into Twin Spica, it’s been great to see how much the characters and their backstories are starting to dovetail together. What makes this even better for the reader is the fact that a lot of the time, the characters don’t realize that their stories are interconnected; this helps the reader feel like they know a secret that the characters don’t. As a writer, I can see a number of possibilities that can happen as the characters start learning some of these various “secrets,” and that makes me want to continue reading to find out what happens to these characters. Since Volume Six is the halfway point for the Twin Spica series, I suspect that these various story possibilities will be coming into play very soon.
If you’ve read and enjoyed Twin Spica up to this point, I’m very confident that you’ll also enjoy Volume Six.