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5 of 5 chapters read
overall, there is no sense of completion, so I would read something else.
6 of 6 chapters read
Sometimes, in the midst of that, you find a gem.
It isn't deep. It isn't involved. But it is cute. So Very Cute!
It is about a high school student and a primary (elementary) school student. Yes, yes, it could have fallen into not delighful shota-con territory. But it didn't. It explore the blossoming relationship between these two in a cute, funny, and romantic way. Puchi Puri is a gem. A delightful book,
I awwww'ed as I read it. Out loud!! It was.. is.. one of the most gorgeous little stories. Seriously - Go Read It Now. read more
7 of 7 chapters read
The first story takes the first three chapters. The characters are simple, but engaging. The sex scenes are hot. I kinda like the fact that both twins end up the uke in the relationship. The twins go to different schools, and in the first chapter they pretend to be each other and the older twin (Saku) finds a lover (the older twins friend). The second chapter is my favourite, and the younger twin (Nozomu) gains a lover (sex in the swimming pool, anyone?). The third chapter starts out most uncomfortably (the twin pretending to be the other in order to dump the friend) but ends up being pretty hot and very sweet. All in all a humourous, sexy story.
The rest of the stories are one chapters and ok. Cute as far as they go, but nothing memorable. Having said that, they are told with humour.
Chapter 4 is a cute little story about two people in the show biz industry. Chapter 5 about a teacher, a student, and a love hotel (I actually laughed out loud at the last panel!)
Chapters 5 and 6 are about a star (with premature ejaculation problems) and his friend. I liked this one. A feisty uke, a cool seme, and lots of kiss marks (I can’t help it… I love possessive lovers in romances who mark their partner ^_^).
24 of 17 chapters read
This is sweet, sexy, charming, and just a lovely read.
The story follows Hatsune (a heir to a tea master), and Tokumaru (a not so smart jock). This is the story of their relationship. Tokamaru is forced to attend lessons by his sister, so he can lean some manners. He.. doesn't really. Across the story Hatsune lightens up, and learns to reveal what he thinks, rather than keeping an adult face, and Hatsune (needs to!) learn how to keep his smart alec mouth shut during sexy times. The feel between to the two is just lovely!
The art is clean. It took me a little to get used to - the style is a little more angular than I usually read - but in the end I really feel like it suited the characters.
Unlike most yaoi's I have read it is not particularly angsty. The two main story lines are the growth of the relationship between the two, and the process of following your dreams and finding out what you want to do. Both of these are done well.
Koi Cha No Osahou is an easy 4 volume read. I can really reccomend it to those who like sweet romances! read more
10 of 10 chapters read
Yes, yes I know there are two. The first one is funny, sexy, hard core and all sorts of awesome. The second was obviously and after thought, and only worth the read because it kinda continues the sory of two pretty awesome characters.
The story is common in BL - a younger, angstier sibling falls in love with the older, fluffier brother. The younger one can't deal with it, and ends up ignoring the older one for years.
Cue a resolution, where the younger ends up forcing himself on the older, lots of hot sex, and eventually the older realises that his love for the younger is not brotherly.
It is incredibly simplistic, and accurate as far as it goes. But! I really like this one. The characters love eachother. They think things through.
The art is cute, the sex scenes are very hot, and I liked it so much I tracked down a supplier and bought the hardcopy :-) read more
14 of 14 chapters read
I think that is how I would describe Menkui.
Why? The story starts out well enough. The "normal" younger brother of the most gorgeous older brother. The class full of attractive people. The love interests...
It begings as a really sweet romance.
But It Goes Nowhere.
The conlcusion is lack luster, from volume 2 is has this weird movement into a supernatural mirror world, and volume 3 has a parallel world. And neither of these things move the story along.
I just can't recomment it. After a delightful first volume, it just fell flat on its face.
25 of 25 episodes seen
The funny thing is, that statement is absolutey correct, and absolutely false. Yes! it is over the top action heros fighting in suits. But it isn't boring in the slightest. From the first episode I was hooked. And the reason --> Kotetsu - Wild Tiger, the main character of the show.
Kotetsu is thick, honest, well meaning, and one of the most endearing characters I have come across in recent times! From the start, you find yourself totally on his side. As others have mentioned, it is wonderful having a character who is not child/teenaged. Kotetsu is in his 30s, a dad to a 9 year old, has a kind of sensible head on his shoulders, and a penchant for destroying buildings.
The other superhaeros (which the exception of Bunny) play much smaller roles, but are still given their own story arcs. And, these were enjoyable too! I have noticed in some other shows where minor characters get their moment to shine the story is weaker, but these still ran along at a cracking pace, progressed the main story AND gave the viewer insight into the smaller ones.
Unusually for me - I loved the end. I absolutely loved it! It has set it up perfectly for a second season (which I would welcome with open arms) but the if there wasn't one, I would be perfectly happy with it as is.
So, to summarise: charming characters, cracking pace, loads of humour, and lots of fun. I definitely reccomend Tiger and Bunny. read more
140 of 142 chapters read
Across the 14 volumes there are less than 10 named/important characters. This is quite impressive, given that the story spans something in the realms of 20-30 years. The author has created a tale which is happy – Alpha and her friends! Alpha’s adventures! But at the same time, without looking too deeply, there is a pervasive melancholy. Perhaps it is the references to the past, the fact that we don’t know how far ago the past really was? The fact that there are substantial environmental changes seen within the human characters life as well. The constant refererences to the encroachment of the sea over the land.
The passage of time, and change, are coupled with the sense of things staying the same. The art work is lovely. Clean lines which convey a sense of wonder and change. The characters have surprising depth – as you would expect. Slice of Life manga, by their very nature, are character driven. There is no real “bad guy” in this, and I found a lot of questions left unanswered. For instance – I wasn’t really sure how the supernatural/gods theme fitted, but I found it fascinating the way that robots (technology) and the occult (religion/gods) simply co-existed. And what and who was Alpha's owner???
This didn’t seem to matter though. If you are after a gentle read this is not a manga heavy on the dialogue. If you are after a gentle read, where nothing *really* happens, but you still can’t look away, this is the manga for you. (As a side note, I watched the anime “quiet country café” before I read the manga, and I found it really hard to get into. I think though, that I would have more enjoyment now that I have read the manga.)
4 of 4 chapters read
The art is nice enough, and clean to read. The characters are very two dimensional (although they are somewhat better in the first chapter. The final three are just boring!). OVerall I would say: there are plenty of fun things out there, read one of those.
8 of 8 chapters read
Despite that, there is a little bit of story line in this series of 8 one shots. Many seem to involve the girly one dressing in.. well, in a girly fashion. For your uke expect feminine types, with lots of tears. And I do mean A Lot Of Tears. In every story, the uke cries. *shakes head* a bit much.
There are misunderstandings and unstated feelings on both sides. But lets face it - it isn't about the relationships. You read it for the smut. And it is good! The drawings are nice and convey everything (through implication if nothing else). The stories include
- two in the hospital (one nurse/patient, one doctor nurse)
- a master and maid
- three at school (one involves a threesome)
and I must have forgotten a couple as there are 8 short stories.
So to summaries: these have a sexy punch. Read if you want smut with no real character development, and are ok with the same characters in each story. read more