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|| Yarouze! ||

Let's Do It!
2 volumes
Publisher: Asuka Comics CLDX
Mangaka: ISHIHARA Satoru

Other manga on this site by Satoru Ishihara: 38 Dousen, Afuresou na Pool, Charisma, Shounen wa Asu o Kurosu, Tokyo Boogie-Woogie, Watashi no Kakurega e Douzo

The story focuses on Kusanagi Sou -- a motorcyle racing enthusiast. Although enthusiast may be too soft a word. The boy is obsessed. One day Fuwa stumbles across him sleeping outside the school with bike magazines piled around. He strikes up a friendship in order to stay close to Kusanagi, and pretends that he knows all about bikes.

Eventually the truth comes out, but the two remain friends. Together they are determined to raise enough money to enter Kusanagi into the racing circuit. Their money-making scemes are always a complete circus. Plot points involve Kusanagi's parents' discouragement (due to his older brother's racing accident) and an old rival whom he is determined to beat.

In the second volume we learn that this old rival (Kouga) is the one indirectly responsible for his brother's accident. Kouga idolized Sou's brother and is haunted by the accident. He also wants Sou as his partner. But what are his real motives?

What I Thought:
In every author's blurb for Ishihara, it is mentioned how much she loves racing. So you can imagine how near and dear to her heart this series must be. It is certainly a detour from the angst or alpha male face-offs that fill all of the other works by her that I own. We often get glimses of Ishihara's overt sense of humor, but this series is chock full of them. Yarouze is a comedy, pure and simple. Sure, there are points when the plot over-rides the comedy... but these are few and far between.

I love Kusanagi and Fuwa. The amount of comedy just in their possessiveness of each other is explosive.