Arata Iri draws amazing reaction shots. The over-the-top cartoonish faces are a major reason why I enjoy this so much.
By the way, the author has another series running in Mebae that also features a very intense protagonist and tons of visual comedy. I hope it will catch a group's attention, it looks very promising. Plus, it's Mebae, so... that magazine certainly doesn't have any editors telling the mangaka to tone down the yuri content, so with any luck that series will have some of the "hard yuri" Arata couldn't fit into Tovarisch.
In another world this would be the first chapter about someone trying to put together Japan's National Women Chess Boxing team. It would be called Check-Mates. Tag line: These women don't just work up a sweat in the ring.
Seriously that was great. I love how it came right after the teacher gave an inspiring speech. Also is this fighting for your love or just feeling someone needs a good smack? I am fine with either.
Really cute chapter. Side couples always seem to be more interesting than the main pairings, and these two are no different.
The mysterious power of side-couples makes them appealing, is it because they aren't a focus? Like something happening on the side on it's own as the main focus tends to move on? Is it giving some depth the side characters involved?... I don't really know how to pinpoint it, but it certainly does work :p