Rose Hip Rose, Vol. 1

Tohru Fujisawa, Author . Tokyopop $9.99 (192p) ISBN 978-1-5981-6032-1

Shohei Aiba gets more than he bargained for when he tries to take a panty shot of nerdy but beautiful Kasumi Asakura, the undercover police assault squad ace. He quickly becomes entranced with the mysterious Asakura, from her expert fighting skills to her rose tattoo; this 17-year-old girl is anything but average. As he attempts to unravel Asakura's secrets Shohei finds himself caught in the middle of the search for a serial killer named Sheppard who has targeted Asakura's alter ego, Rose Hip. But Sheppard may not be the only one interested in Rose, and a larger plot is likely unfolding behind the scenes. This action-packed sequel to the popular shonen manga Rose Hip Zero delivers as much punch and as many panty shots as its predecessor. Fast paced and flirty, Shohei and Asakura have a heated chemistry that will keep readers eagerly turning pages. Fujisawa once again creates a beautiful yet sometimes brutal manga that is fun and entertaining to read. (Mar.)

Reviewed on: 03/31/2008
Release date: 03/01/2008
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