Beauty Pop #2 by Kiyoko Arai Manga Review

Title: Beauty Pop #2

Author: Kiyoko Arai

Publisher: Viz

ISBN:  1421505762

May Contain Spoilers

It’s back to the Koshiba Beauty Salon for some more haircutting magic.  Who will win the beauty showdown at the cultural festival?  I bet you can guess!  Then, Kiri has to perform another transformation miracle to save the wedding of Kanazawa Sensei and nurse Matsuda. Can she turn the dowdy teacher into a hot babe?

This is a fun series as long as you accept it for what it is; amusing fluff.  We have the introduction of some new characters, including Kiri’s mom, Emi, a Hollywood make-up artist who’s been living in California for the past two years.  Kiri is not especially thrilled when her mom returns to Japan to save her from Narumi’s "bullying".  Iori is a face from Kiri’s past – too bad she can’t remember him!  He’s a drama queen with a nickname for everyone and a creepy fixation for Kiri’s mom.  Narumi gets to kick and throw things around, and indifferent  Kiri just wants to nap in peace. Why aren’t things easy for manga characters?

Also included in this volume is the bonus story, Dreams Come True, which recounts the meeting of Scissors Project members. 

Grade:  B

Rated for Teen

5 thoughts on “Beauty Pop #2 by Kiyoko Arai Manga Review

  • December 10, 2006 at 5:04 pm
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    OMG I WANT TO BUY THAT, must buy soon XDD My Volume 1 is begging for it XD

  • December 10, 2006 at 6:44 pm
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    Iori is really funny – let me know what you think of him!

  • December 10, 2006 at 10:01 pm
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    He’s so cute, even though I personally dislike his playboy attitude <_<" But.. I want someone to cut my hair like Kiri *squeals excitedly* XDD

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  • December 22, 2006 at 6:32 pm
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    I read it (arg, a suspenseful ending last volume) and it was great as always~ I hope Viz decides to license her other series, Ask Dr Rin! XDD

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