Please Save My Earth Vol. 11

plsavearth11What’s on the back: Are the woes of the present meant to be endured for the promise of a better future or to atone for pass wrongs? Young Rin is the reincarnation of Shion, the alien moon base’s anti-social engineer. Driven to protect the Earth by Shion’s impassioned memories, Rin will do anything to achieve his mysterious goals. His attempts to control and manipulate fellow moon dreamer Haruhiko have culminated in a brutal psychic battle. The results have left Rin nearly comatose, unable to escape dreams of Shion’s tormented past. After spending so much time reliving Shion’s life, how is  Rin supposed to cope with waking on Earth in a child’s battered body?

Review: In volume 11 of Please Save My Earth, or PSME for short, marks the end of Rin’s dreams of the past. A Shion’s past becomes clearer, I don’t know if I should sympathize with him, or should I hate him for what he has done. Shion has always been an anti-social person, which caused him not to be liked among the others in the moon base. The only person who seems to care for him is Mokuren.

The beginning of the volume starts off with Mokuren announcing that she is engaged with Shion. Shion is shocked with this proclaimaition since he raped Mokuren in order for revenged again Sarjalim, who in his mind, ruined his life. Later on he admits that he just wanted to make love with Mokuren, and that all he wanted is to have a family.

Now back to the future, Rin wakes up from his Coma. He’s a little confused about who he is, because he was stuck in Shion’s dream for a very long time. When he realized that he was the recarinated version of Shion, little bits and pieces of his present self starts to reappear. He remembers that Alice is actually Mokuren’s recarinated self. He also remembers his mission of destroying the moon base, and anybody who gets in his way.

Little to his surprise, Jipachi visited him at the hospital, where he gives Rin his password, in hopes of ending this ludicrous dream. Rin then convinces Jipachi to figure out other people’s passwords, in order to destroy the moon base. Jipachi did not know that he’s falling directly into Rin’s Plan.

There was also the suspicion that Haruhiko is the one behind all the attacks. Jipanchi and Issei, they really don’t know any better. They have no idea that Rin is actually Shion and that Haruhiko is the victim in this case.

Issei, who was Enjo in the past, is torn between the love she had for Gyokuran, who is present day Jipachi. Issei doesn’t know what to do with his emotions. He doesn’t want to be gay, but he also doesn’t want to let go of Enju’s love for Gyokuran. In the end, after a heart to heart with Sakura, Issei learned that Enju chose to be recarinated as a boy because she wants herself to have a new chance at love, instead of being in love with Gyokuran for another lifetime. Issei lets go of Enju’s love, and learns to move on with his life, in order to find a new love.

I got to admit, I love this series very much. The character developments are phenomenal. The author takes time in trying to expand each character’s personality. In the past few volumes we got to learn of Shion’s character. He’s a very complex character, but the author protrays him beautifully. He’s evil, but not entirely evil, if you get what I mean. Alice, seems to have more of a personality in this volume as well. Normally we see Alice as a shy and quiet girl. But in this volume, she’s a bit more outspoken. I was glad to see some development between Jipachi and Issei relationship. Issei was really torn about what to do, In the end, I believe he chose the right outcome, because he would never find peace if he keeps on pursuing Jipachi.

Final Thoughts: I just love this manga so much! I really got no complaints for this series. There’s a good balance between shoujo and science fiction elements, that it keeps the story more interesting as I continue on.

Final Grade: A

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Please Save My Earth Vol. 8

pleasesavemyearth8Summary: Young Psychi Haruhiko has unknowingly failed to intercept his revealing letter to Tamura. The letter convinces Mrs. Yakushimaru t allow her sons, including the psychic Mikuro, to aid Tamura. But when Mikuro mysteriously slips Haruhiko a warning, Haruhiko thinks he’s Rin’s ally. ONce he sees the note, Rin calls out Tamura and Mikuro. Into the middle of the resulting psychic battle enters Haruhiko. Can he convince Rin to stop? Will his diseased heart survive if he doesn’t?

Review: In this volume, we learn of Shion’s life when he was younger. I got to admit that he had a tough one. Rin, (Shion reincarnated form) has a tough life too. After losing his battle with Mikuro, Rin ends up really wounded. He was then admitted to the hospital under the pretense of being hit by a car. During his stay at the hospital, Rin saw Shion’s past life through his dreams.

We learn that when Shion was a little boy, he killed some soldiers in order to stay alive. He was later rescued as a war orphan. He was place in an orphanage where he was taught the importance of Sarjalim. Shion didn’t believe that Sarjalim exists. He was also consider a rebel, and was bully because he was a war orphan. During his time in the orphanage, Shion discovered that he has the power of a Sarches (which I believe is someone who could teleport.) He was later adopted by a veeda named Lazlo. Lazlo had a giant cat named Kyaa….let me tell you he’s really kawaii and a bit freaky at the same time. lol. For the first time of his life, Shion felt love. Lazlo explained, “Maybe right now you don’t view me as a father, but if we keep trying at it, eventually we be family”. Shion’s happiness was shortlived though. Lazlo and Kyaa later dies in a car accident.

Fastforward into the future, and Shion is now a teenager. He is befriended by Gyokuran. But because of his past, he finds it hard to trust Gyokuran. He tells Shukaido that he believes that the only reason Gyokuran is with him to look like a saint. He’s not really Shion’s friend and that he never really cared for what Shion believed in.

To tell you the truth, I believe Shion’s mind is infested by his past of unhappiness. He never felt love, and when he did, he ended up losing it. I believe that Gyokuran has genuinely wants to be Shion’s friend.

Conclusion: Rin has the making of the perfect villian. His dark past, his twisted mind and his evil schemes are the making of a villian. Even after this volume, I don’t have sympathy for him. I don’t know this for sure, but I believe that Shion’s engagement to Mokuren has something fishy attached to it. A man filled with hatred, simply can’t fall in love.

Overall Grade: A

Please Save My Earth Vol. 7

please save my earth vol. 7

Summary: The others are remembering their passwords and growing suspicious of “Shion.” Rin’s cancellation of his engagement to Alice has caused her to consider that she might be Mokuren. Everything’s going according to Rin’s plan….or so he thinks! Tamura’s connections are beginning to come into play. His friend’s psychic brother, Mikuro, has paid a visit to Haruhiko, leaving him a mysterious warning about the physical strain of teleporting. What harm might come from his benign advice?

Review: In my honest opinion, I believe that Please Save My Earth is one of the most underrated shoujo manga out there. Honestly, there’s not enough love for such a fantastic sci-fi/shoujo manga. If you haven’t picked it up yet, you should soon! Some of the volumes are slowly coming out of print.

The first thing we learn in this volume is that Shion (aka Rin’s passed life) homeland was turned into a burned field. Accidently,Mokuren touched Shion, which allowed her to see into Shion’s past.  Shion being the a**hole that he is, told Mokuren that is it her job as a Kiche Sarjalian to violate his memories? Mokuren than apologizes, and runs off.

In the present life, Haru is shocked to recieve a letter from a person named “M” (aka Mikuro) and starts to believe that he might be linked to S (Rin). When Rin decided to check up on Haru, he stupidly asked Rin who the heck M was, and why he was sending other psychics after him. Rin then replies that there was no need for a second psychic to work with him, and that Haru was stupid enough to let Rin know about this information. Haru then rushes home to call Tamura to warn him to take Takashi and M and run away. Later on, Takashi recieves what he believes as a love note from a girl (which was really written by Rin to lure out Tamura). Tamura being the hero that he thinks he is, went and met Rin alone. Rin then threatens him and tells him he has two choices in the way he dies: getting crushed by a huge rock, or drowning in a force field full of water. But before any harm could be done to Tamura, Mikuro comes out and declares that he will fight his first psychic fight with Rin. But being inexprienced with psychic fighting, Mikuro and Tamura was about to die, when someone (who suspiciously looks like Haru) comes and blocks the attack.

On a side note, Alice decides to join the weekly meetings that all the others have been attending regarding their past life, after Jipachi convinced Alice that she was afterall Mokuren.

Conclusion: Another excellent volume of PSME. Is it me or Rin is kind of freaky? I mean how many 7 years old could life rocks and threaten to kill people? One thing for sure is that he’s definitely moving the plot….plus, finally some action!

Overall Grade: A