Title: Beauty Pop #2
Author: Kiyoko Arai
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.
Rated for Teen