I am Kagome.
One of the more interesting ones that I’ve read so far.
Shingo was visiting his mother at the hospital when he met her, a complete stranger who’s been assigned to work with him. The “clapping” Kagome is to be his guardian.
She is without a doubt, abnormal.
Yet, she’s devoted to her job. If she wasn’t around, Shingo would’ve been deceived by malicious spirits.
They would have devoured him if it weren’t for Kagome’s actions.
With her around, there would be no more incidents. She acts as a repellent against any future attacks.
However, that doesn’t mean anything if the attack happened outside of the house. For that reason, Kagome prevented Shingo from attending the field trip. A malevolent spirit lies in wait, death inevitable.
Her prediction was true. Everyone who rode on the bus died. Only he was spared for calling in sick.
Even though he felt guilty, it wasn’t the last time he would see his classmates. Kagome created one last chance for them to be reunited… and finish the trip that never was.
Shortly after the accident, Shingo’s mother recovered and was released from the hospital. Because her services were no longer needed, Kagome left. However, to this very day, Shingo would never forget the last moment he had with his former classmates.
A very uplifting series that had a great first chapter. The last page was a bit creepy (treasuring a picture taken with corpses?) but in a way, I suppose it is a good ending. The only part that I didn’t like was the change of costumes from the guardian robes to the tour guide. Kagome’s eccentric nature was lost when she declared herself being the “beautiful hostess”. However, she also has one of the best anti-fanservice devices… a talking tattoo.
Overall, I get the feeling of Mushishi but that’s only superficial. This is clearly different. She doesn’t act as a mediator between humanity and spirits. Kagome merely protects whoever she’s in charge of. A lot of potential with an interesting start. Definitely keeping an eye on this one.