Written and illustrated by Shigeru Takao CMX. Shinobu's relationship with the ninja Saizo is changing. Are they shifting from lady and protector to something a lot more equal?and way more romantic? Shinobu's mom warns her to back off, but her teacher Shogo is a bit more open-minded. Meanwhile, someone's got a security tape that shows the young couple in an affectionate embrace and Saizo's determined to keep it suppressed. Advance-solicited; on sale December 30 o 5' x 7.375' o 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN PLUS TERU TERU X SHONEN 2001 Shigeru Takao/HAKUSENSHA, INC.