Synonyms: Like the Beast
Published: Jul 10, 2008 to ?
Authors: Yamamoto, Kotetsuko (Story & Art)
Score: 8.531 (scored by 1422 users)
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Nov 4, 2012
I should start by saying that Yamamoto Kotetsu's work is just perfect..in my opinion.And Honto Yajuu is no exeption.
The story is about Ueda Tomoharu,a policeman and Gotouda Aki,a yakuza,and their cute love story.To be honest when I first saw the cover of the manga I was skeptical and I just said no..I mean a policeman and a yakuza?But for some reason I start it and then it became my favourite.I didn't thought it could be this good.
The art isn't the best,but I love it.Kotetsu's way of drawing is very cute!
The characters are just loveable!It's impossible not to fall in love with them.Aki although he comes from a yakuza family and sometimes can be violent,he's just a really adorable Uke,who can't see how cute he is.On the other side Tomoharu seems a really normal and nice person..but when he's with Aki he turns into a cute beast.
I'm really enjoying this manga:cuteness all over,comedy,a little bit of drama..and yaoi.What can you ask more?
Overall Honto Yajuu has 10/10 from me.The story is interesting and original,the art and the characters are really cute..I'm really wondering why this manga hasn't an anime adaptation.
You'll love it,now go read it! read more
Feb 5, 2013
Story line/Plot (9) - Honto Yajuu, or Like the Beast, is a yaoi manga published by Yamamoto Kotetsuko. It's about the love story between a policeman, Udea Tomoharu, and the yakuza (basically a mafia member in Japan), Gotouda Aki. Aki meets Udea during a weird event, and the next morning confesses his love straight away. The two begin a very different relationship, but wait, shouldn't a cop and a yakuza be enemies? Yes, and they don't care though. Which makes it all the more interesting. It's also very different like I stated in the first paragraph which draws the readers in more. It isn't that fall in love sort of story, which Kotetsuko is great at. The story is about being in love and all the weird quirks that follow their courtship. Aren't convinced yet? Really, well keep reading and I promise you'll be hooked.
Art (7) - Like any good TV show, or movie series, it takes time to begin to really understand, and do justice to the characters the creators have made. For the first few chapters of Honto Yajuu, Kotetsuko is getting in the hang of drawing our lovers. So the art isn't as good as it will become in later chapters. Speaking of later chapters, Kotetsuko is really getting them right, but like any good artist they're are faults. There are little awkward scenes here and there while some as just absolutely gorgeous. She also portrays Udea and Aki well for what the other thinks of them. Aki as an adorable and beautiful yakuza while Udea is the sexy and handsome cop. The sex scenes are good and pretty accurate (if you've read enough fanfiction and manga/anime to know). They aren't too explicit, but they are pretty revealing. So if you get offend by that please don't make it stop you from reading the manga. Another thing is don't skip over it since there are important bits in the sex scenes. Overall the art is well done, and the pages nicely put together.
Character (7) - Let's start off with Aki, our yakuza, and surprising the adorable little uke we all are in love with (you'll understand once you read it). Aki is a fierce, and bold guy since he off-the-bat confessed his love. Yet he can be the lovable and sweet uke. Though he's oblivious to this himself which makes him all the more when he yells at Udea for calling him cute. Our handsome cop, Udea is caring and just plain out friendly. with. everyone. Since he finds everyone interesting, he became a cop. This is one of the reasons he can deal with Aki and one of the things that can drive Aki crazy. Other than Aki in Udea's life, he's pretty normal. Yay! We get to talk about Senpai now! Senpai, going by the honorifics, is obviously older than Aki and Udea, yet he still lives in the police dorms without a girlfriend. He's one the few straight men in the series. Senpai gets along with Aki and Udea, but makes fun of both of them and thinks they look like a couple (he doesn't know they are though). He can be considered the comic relief character after things they a little heavy because of his teasing. The relationship between Aki and Udea is well played out and cutesy. Though the both of them can get jealous (Udea always has the better reasons though). That adds drama and a little bit of humor on the yakuza's part since he never has any good reasons for being jealous. Still reading this? Well, it's almost over, so you better finish this review up and go read Honto Yajuu!
Overall (8) - Overall, your review, would have to say the manga is just simply amazing. From the storyline to the characters, you'll really love it and it's something different! The art goes well with the characters and personifies them fairly while the story makes you just want to squeal and die and be a crazy fangirl. Aki, Udea, Senpai and the others are lovable from head to toe (also they'll all pretty nice on the eyes). The enjoyment you'll get from this manga is purely wonderful, you can't ask for much better. :)
I hope you read through all of this and make the wise decision of reading Honto Yajuu! Also please tell me if this was helpful or not (if it was my cocky attitude I'm sorry, it gives me confidence).
This might just be your reviewer, but they remind me of Steve (Udea) and Tony (Aki) from Marvel's Avengers. owo" I DON'T OWN ANYTHING I WAS DISCUSSING IN THIS REVIEW. ALL RIGHTS BELONG TO THEIR RESPECTFUL OWNERS. read more
Dec 31, 2012
But looking at the description really caught my attention because for once it didn't involve anything uhm.. what's the word, normal. Of course we all know that somehow both of the main characters will end up having these lovey-dovey moments throughout the whole manga which, as you all know, is the reason why readers are you know captured.
The one important thing that kind of kept reading until the latest chapters is the way Yamamoto-san made a very weird way to start off a manga, which was different. Which was good! Well for a yaoi manga at least. In my point of view, I judge off of whether I'd read on ahead after judging the first chapter. Yamamoto-san captured my attention and now I begin to read, the whole thing.
First of all, I just want to say how fucking adorable Aki is. I mean come on despite his weird unusual fashion I actually find him adorable in that clothing. His personality always makes me smile whenever his attitude comes in which is really amusing. But at times, I just think that he's TOO childish. Am I the only one who felt this way? I mean come on I know that his way of character is childish but he's 24 years old. Shouldn't he be considering to kind of mature a bit?
And also the way he jumps into conclusions that kind irked me a bit. At some point in the manga I believed that I was reading a group of gay high schoolers. I know it's COMEDY for god's sake, it's SUPPOSED to be like that. But there are other things that could be put in. Anyway, overall I think it's a cool manga.
Tomoharu is (i dare say it) perfect. There's some tiny bits about him but it's not worth explaining. I wouldn't say the art is 'omfg its so amazing i cant even /dies' it's good enough (but seriously though. I'm crap at drawing so I can't really say anything ._.)
I enjoyed reading this and I'm looking forward to read the future chapters! read more