After a long wait, things are finally starting to happen again in the world of After School Nightmare! Mashiro is finally starting to come to terms with his/her double gender & starts to make tentative moves towards the person of her choice. Meanwhile, Kureha also starts trying to make progress with her past as well as trying to move forward with... Sou?
I tried to put down as much as I could without spoiling anything, since half of the fun of this series is seeing what the author can throw in our path to confuse the heck out of us readers. While there are one or two points where I've gotten frustrated that things move slowly or aren't yet fully explained, I've never had a volume that dissapointed me... and this one hasn't let me down either! With only 3 move volumes to go, the pace has started to pick up & more secrets are starting to be revealed. Some are truly surprising while others were ones that could sort of be guessed at (as far as some of the particulars of Sou's relationship with his sister). The most surprising part has to be the spoiler page for the next volume where the knight is shown with the mask off... and I have to say I was shocked! A few new characters are shown in the dreaming world, one of which is a mystery & one of which is plainly visible.
Would I recommend this to a friend? Only if they've been following the series (which I definately recommend). This strange series will definately appeal to the fans of series such as Evangelion or FLCL.