May 11, 2020
Menkui! is a strange one... and yet, I have read it multiple times and it is still one of my favorite BL manga ever?? It is hard to explain.
The main focus of the story is Kotori, who has quite a plain face and personality and a very beautiful and admired brother. This leads to some disbelief when his school mate Akaiwa starts to court him. Kotori has a bunch of issues, and he doesn't feel worthy of the attention, while Akaiwa is absolutely smitten with him.
I loved the story and their relationship A LOT, especially in the first volume, where the story is the most
coherent. It is funny, light, with just a touch of angst. The art is great, reason why this is one of the few manga I actually own in a paper copy.
The only problem is that the story ends up in a confusing mess, by book 3. Enjoyable, but prepare to suspend your disbelief and not be too confused by the sudden addition of never before mentioned supernatural elements.
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