Sunday, September 2, 2012
224. Fluffy, Fluffy Cinnamoroll Vol. 4 by Yumi Tsukirino
Fluffy, Fluffy Cinnamoroll Vol. 4 by Yumi Tsukirino. (Canada) - (US)
Fluffy, Fluffy Cinnamoroll, Vol. 4
Finished: Aug. 16, 2012
First Published: Jul. 3, 2012
Publisher: viz media
Genre: children, manga, fantasy, humour
First sentence: "One day, a letter from school children far away appeared on the cafe bulletin board."
Publisher's Summary: "The pups set up a specialty crepe shop for the animals in the forest. But the squirrels throw out everything but the nuts, the raccoons wash away the best part, and the chickens want their crepes made with worms. Gyaah!"
Acquired: Received a review copy from Simon and Schuster Canada.
Reason for Reading: Next in the series.
At this point in the series there are no more introductory opening scenes or back-stories; it is assumed you know what you are reading by now. The series has changed again; gone is Cinnamaroll's treasure chest, map and any reference to the pups' magical items. The collection of short stories about the pups are fun and entertaining stories about interactions between friends and meeting new people; the magic stories are gone. As was started with the last volume, the first half of this volume is about the pups, a collection of short stories. Then the second half is about the "Angels" but this time they have a continuous story which revolves around their infatuation and eventual relationship with a boy band "The Caramels". While the first 3 volumes were suitable for younger girls, this one is decidedly aimed at girls who are interested in boys.
I would end my reading of the series here but there is one more volume that has been listed in pre-publication for some time so I'm thinking volume 5 will end the series. For that reason I plan to read volume 5 and finish the series; if there are more volumes to come, I've had my fill and will not continue from that point.