Writer and Artist: Kou Yaginuma
Volume 2 includes four issues from the comic book run ("Missions" 5-8) as well as three bonus stories. As Asumi settles into life away from home, her relationships with the other students are developed. Of particular interest in this volume is Marika, an ambitious girl but one with little patience for the company of others. Meanwhile, Asumi's astrophysics teacher clearly has it in for her, apparently due to long-standing resentment of her father (Professor Snape equivalent?).
I continue to be impressed by Twin Spica. Harry Potter parallels are clearly evident but that is not to suggest that the story is unoriginal. The development of the relationships between characters is particularly strong. Asumi is sure to be a fixture at our house for a while.