English: Twittering birds never fly.
Synonyms: Don't Stay Gold, Tadayoedo Shizumazu, Saredo Naki mo Sezu
Published: Aug 1, 2011 to ?
Authors: Yoneda, Kou (Story & Art)
Score: 8.171 (scored by 2198 users)
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2 based on the top manga page.
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Mar 21, 2011
The flaw I found with this manga lies in my greed – I wanted more. I just wanted a few more pages, I wanted to read more.
Regardless of my voraciousness, it's one of the best psychological oneshots out there, and I sincerely recommend it.
Mar 23, 2012
Story: A high school yaoi story between classmates. Only the main character is fucked up, full of cynicism until someone reaches into the deep pits of his dark, injured and sad soul and saves him with kindness. And then love blossoms. It kept me interested with the little snippets of detail handed out to unfold one big picture like most oneshots while with idealisation pared down to a minimum. This is uncommon in yaoi, and that's why I'm giving it a 8/10.
SPOILER: I really wanted to give it a 9 though for story because unrequited love kicks me in the balls so hard (metaphorically) but this kinda thing is subjective.
Art: Yoneda Kou's style can be said to be distinctive from the rest, but it still has the usual BL pretty boy feel to me with slim and lanky physiques and usual standard faces for characters. I tend to go for more masculine types. Still nice to look at, but doesn't spark off anything in me. 7/10
Character: This is where the manga really hooks and reels you in. With interesting fetishes and personalities, the main characters are refreshing and at least likeable. Your main character is not the usual girly boy who thinks that the world is a kind place and that strangers have good intentions in most yaoi mangas. Really tired of that. Other than that, the other characters aren't not so developed in comparison, but I overlook this as it can't be helped as due to the short length and perspective of story. However, the way the characters handle their situations are so realistic and unpredictable that they won me over. 9/10
Enjoyment: I really, really liked it. And even after I re-read it, my feelings towards this oneshot did not diminish one bit. Right now, it feels like I'm writing a love letter to this oneshot, but this is really what it feels like. My only gripe was that I wanted more of Yashiro's story but this manga might have lost its charm if it were to be slightly longer. I gave this oneshot a biased rating of 10 in my manga list, by the way. 9/10 read more
Oct 15, 2011
-Tadayoedo Shizumazu, Saredo Naki mo Sezu
-Dont' Stay Gold
-Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai
One doesn't have to read them in order, they still make sense if you don't. Anyway, this review will be based on all the one-shots I guess, seeing as I wasn't disappointed in any of them and they are all based around the same characters.
The story is amazing, it...explains things so well seeing as it's only given one 'chapter' consisting of only 40+ pages to tell the story of each character and keep things interesting. So much is put into the chapter but it doesn't make the reader confused.
The art drew me in when I came across 'Don't Stay Gold,' I'm picky with art styles and this has everything I want in a manga. The characters themselves have very unique personalities; from loving to inflict pain, to loving to have pain inflicted on oneself; these being things that have a past to them, not just "oh he's a masochist" everything has a (rather sad) reason behind it. I got really attached to the characters, unlike some yaoi one-shots where everything is just rushed and you don't really get a chance to even begin to like the characters.
I enjoy reading these one-shots over and over and over, overall it really is a fantastic story. If you're like me and literally go through every yaoi manga on a website, this one would be a shame to skip past. read more
Nov 4, 2012
The story's one of the best I've read, and it's not even finished yet. I love the tension between Doumeki and Yashiro, and how Doumeki loves Yashiro, but at the same time he doesn't why. The confusion is what makes me love this series, and the characters, too.
You Kouneda sure knows how to write, and I hope to see more gems from her in tthe future, including the conclusion to this one, because the cliffhanger at Chapter 7 is killing me!