The art continues to be rather simplistic in nature, but the simplicity works for Takako’s storytelling. However, there is one drawing that really stands out in this volume; over pages 130 and 131, there’s a detailed drawing of Seya standing in front of a tank at the aquarium. Not only does the fact that it spans two pages make it stand out, but it’s also one of the few drawings in this volume to utilize quite a bit of detail.
I have to say that the cover and the first couple of pages confuse me. On the cover, a winter scene is being depicted, and on the inside pages describing the characters, Shuichi and Yoshino are dressed like Santa’s elves. However, there is nothing in this volume that is set either during winter or during the Christmas season, so these art choices are a little puzzling.
The Wandering Son manga series continues to impress me with its frank look at both the lives of young people and at LGBT issues. Wandering Son is a manga series that’s really worth checking out.