A mere month after the first volume finally found its way to our humble shelves, here it is, the concluding second volume! Who would've believed it? Taniguchi herein puts his own personal twist on that staple of the autobiographical comics genre, the high school reminiscence. Instead of the employing the standard autobio method whereby the author simply relates their high school memories, Taniguchi takes this narrative out of the mundane and into the fantastic by having his protagonist spiritually travel back in time to his high school years and physically occupy the body of his own high school self and thereby actually relive a crucial year of his life, but with the mind and memories of his adult self still intact. It might sound zany, but, in a way, this method simply introduces into the diegesis (in other words, makes explicit) what is normally left outside it (in other words, kept merely implicit), for the author of any autbio comic does, of course, travel back in time and relive earlier years from the point of view of their adult self, through memory. This award winning work helped cement Taniguchi's reputation when it was originally published in Japan in 1998, and now at last American readers have the chance to enjoy this engaging and entertaining "what-if" tale, courtesy of the fine folks at Fanfare/Ponent-Mon.