Love Me, Love Me Not Vol. 9

Title: Love Me, Love Me Not Vol. 9
Writer: Io Sakisaka
Writer: Viz Media
Language: English
Format: Bodily
Pages: 192
Style: Slice of Life, Romance
Publication Date: July 6, 2021

The Story

This quantity of Love Me, Love Me Not offers with extra inner struggles involving Akari in addition to some doubts that Yuna was feeling with Rio. For essentially the most half, the amount facilities round Valentine’s Day, and Japan celebrates it a bit of otherwise. On February 14, it’s customary for the woman to provide goodies to the man she likes and/or pals. One month in a while March 14, White Day, the man will reciprocate. Inui brazenly states that he’s relying on receiving goodies from only one woman. Akari overhears it and might’t put two and two collectively. What makes issues worse is {that a} random woman at college finally ends up giving Inui goodies in order that makes Akari mistakenly assume that she was the one woman he was ready for.

Yuna, however, nonetheless has these doubts that Rio is courting her out of affection. She thinks that she is getting used as a alternative for his emotions for Akari. They find yourself in a little bit of an argument however slightly than this ending up in some deep drama-related story, it simply will get resolved slightly shortly. I feel Yuna simply wanted that reaffirmation so as to settle for their relationship absolutely.

The remainder of the amount facilities round Inui and his fixed indecisions about Akari. What makes issues worse is that Inui is dealing with strain on two fronts. The primary is from Akari’s mother and father… a least not directly. As you already know by now, Rio and Akari’s mother and father have been preventing lots just lately. They’re scared that they’re going to finish up getting a divorce and relying on which mum or dad the kid chooses, it might be the distinction between Akari staying or leaving…. Which doesn’t give Inui a variety of time as a result of one thing like that might occur at any second. The opposite aspect is that Ryosuke has realized that Inui is wavering in his resolution and he believes that he’s waited lengthy sufficient. Now he’s making his transfer on Akari to try to steal her coronary heart.

With Akari being dumber than a field of lifeless moist rats relating to Inui, she has no concept that he even likes her which makes Ryosuke’s job all that a lot simpler! The quantity ends with Inui coming to face the truth of the pressures coming at him from all sides, forcing him to presumably decide.


Other than the transient drama between Yuna and Rio, there hasn’t been a lot growth between the 2 of them. Yuna simply wanted to affirm that Rio’s emotions have been true and that he wasn’t harboring any lingering emotions for Akari. As soon as she obtained that affirmation, issues appeared to be again to regular for the 2 of them.

At this level, I simply really feel like slapping each Inui and Akari. Akari is aware of she has emotions for Inui however Inui has been so distant as a result of he can’t up his thoughts that Akari can by no means decide up on his emotions. Can’t actually blame the man as his mother and father are additionally at one another’s throats and so they additionally disapprove of his dream. They even went as far as to throw out all of his motion pictures which actually angered him. Inui is coping with a lot emotional baggage proper now that he can’t actually commit his emotions to Akari and that’s simply making the whole downside worse. With Ryosuke coming again into the image, it’s sort of forcing him to place his priorities so as however the large query stays if Inui can really undergo with it.

Closing Ideas

I sort of ranted a bit within the characters part…

This Inui and Akari scenario has been dragging on. I can perceive a bit of little bit of miscommunication right here or there however that is beginning to make each characters seem like idiots. When Akari gave Inui the DVD and his face lit up, you can simply inform how a lot he appreciated it. The truth that Akari was so completely happy to see him smile ought to have been the clue the 2 of them wanted to comprehend that one thing between them would work. As an alternative, they only ignore that feel-good second and return to doubting one another.

I imply, Inui actually regarded again proper at Akari when he stated that he hoped for goodies from one woman. How within the heck did she not understand she was the one? Then, some random woman comes up and offers him goodies, but, Inui wasn’t completely happy about it however she nonetheless thought this random woman was the one!? I don’t even know what to say or take into consideration That. At this level, there may very well be flashing neon arrows pointing at Inui with the phrases “Inui loves Akari” above it and Akari would nonetheless haven’t any clue what’s occurring. That’s how dumb I feel she’s been written.

After all, you may make the argument about being turned down as soon as, or having Ryosuke within the combine, or Inui being distant… however there have been sufficient moments that have been blatantly apparent that anybody might have picked up on it and, but, Akari doesn’t. It was like that with Rio and Yuna, too. Even after rejection, they nonetheless ended up collectively. Why is it so onerous to drag the set off on Inui and Akari?

Properly, there are three volumes left so hopefully one thing will occur. Proper now, I really feel as if it’s being artificially dragged out and it’s attending to the purpose the place I don’t even care about them anymore. I’m extra glad with watching Yuna and Rio’s relationship as a result of no less than they’re going someplace.

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TaraSubramaniam is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. TaraSubramaniam joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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