Japanese: ｓｗｉｔｃｈ [ スイッチ ]
Published: Jun 21, 2002 to ?
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Action, mystery, police work and colourful characters. All in gorgeous artwork of naked ape. These stories are similar and completely different at the same time. As a huge fan of one I fully enjoyed the other. So it's possible you might too.
They both have the same artist(I think) and they both are kinda psychological and make you realize stuff about human nature, that you'd never really notice usually.
Both feature police drama, crime, danger, action, violence, and beautiful artwork by Naked Ape. (That also means both have lots of characters who are hard to tell apart--Switch is the worse of the two). Dolls is much more violent than Switch.
Dolls is about a group of elite executioners, and Switch is about narcotics control officers.
They both have plots dat relates to drugs.
Yellow & Switch are mainly about two men who solve cases of drugs. Yellow has shounen-ai, but Switch doesn't (& dat's about the only difference!!)
I think dat Switch is a little bit cooler because of the way they solve the cases, thought Yellow has more comedy.
Two main protagonists dealing with a drug. The youngest of them seems to have a hidden past involving this dangerous drug, the eldest is trying to discover what it really is.
While Kubota/Hal investigates, Tokitoh/Kai accompanies him in his job.
Kai and Kubo uses a globe to cover one of their hands.
Violence, action, police, drama and a marvelous touch of shonen ai.
The only similarities you will find are:
1) They are written by the same author, Saki Otoh.
2) It is chock-full of pretty boys.
3) It is action-packed.
The setting and characters, however, have a very large gap between them. Unlike "Switch" which is based on the real Matori in Japan, "di[e]ce" points more towards the fantastic horror/mystery genre. People may draw similarities between Kai and Kazuki, and Hal and Haruki, but their personalities and interaction with one another are far different.
In "di[e]ce," the main character Kazuki gets caught in a life-threatening game in which he must fight the best friend he loves, Haruki, to win. Although they have grown up together as best friends, their relationship is immediately ripped apart on their 16th birthday, plunging into a game filled with generous heapings of blood, violence, and angst, that continues on to the second volume. Fortunately, Kazuki provides little smatterings of comedy throughout before anyone ever tires of that.
As a person who has read the two manga volumes of "di[e]ce" as well as the twelve volumes of "Switch" that have been published at the time I am writing this recommendation (not to mention that I am a loyal Naked Ape/Acute Girls fan), I don't think many people who try either series will be disappointed. Each of them may be an acquired taste, but "Switch" is already unarguably great with its art, plot twists, and characterization, and "di[e]ce" has the potential to be great, which is why I would like you to try both.
The art for "di[e]ce" is drawn by Kana Yamamoto, who I'm personally not familiar with, so you'll have to excuse me for not providing other examples of her work. All I can say is that it is very pretty (in an almost conventional sort of way; while the art is very clean, I can't say that it stands out), and does an excellent job of conveying both motion and emotion. The art for "Switch" is drawn by Tomomi Nakamura, who draws in a unique style that is easily recognizable and seems to improve with every volume.