The school athletics fair is meant to be a celebration of
youth and fitness, but personal grudges, haughty attitudes,
and long-standing rivalries have turned healthy competition
into all-out war. Will Tsukamoto Tenma's teacher have his
revenge for the theft of his cookies? Can Sawachika Eri and
Harima Kenji bury the hatchet long enough to compete on the
same team? Will hordes of young men get themselves injured
just to be seen by the pretty health office nurse? And can
the misfits of class 2-C ever hope to defeat the athletic,
hard-studying, self-righteous creeps of class 2-D? Here is
where it's all decided...
I moaned that Volume
in this series consisted of way too many short stories that
introduced too many new characters, Volume 6 seems
to have over compensated by having half of its content devoted
to the school's athletics fair.
be honest I found that this got very tiresome very quickly
and I was soon itching for something more interesting to happen.
There is still plenty of romance and comedy, but the school
athletics fair mainly breeds tales of competitiveness.
the final pages see a welcome return to form - with the promise
of more quality entertainment continuing in Volume 7.
I would skip this volume and pretend that it never happened.
While it's far from dire, it's still far removed from how
good it can be at its best.