Dec 27, 2010
I can't believe no one else wrote a review for this yet, so I thought I'd take a stab at it and write one. It took me a while to finally decide to read this, since the synopsis is kind of vague and there was no previous reviews, but after reading it I found it to be really sweet and enjoyable. It felt same feeling as petting a cute little puppy and then going "awwww." Yup, there was definitely a lot of "aww" moments in this story. It's also quite comical I laugh a lot when reading it. This has really turned into one of
my favorite shounen-ai manga to read. :>
The story is mostly around Alexi and Rael, two boys from this country in which all the people there is either a receiver or a supplier. It's in interesting twist to the story, because power is exchanged from the lips only, but in their country it's not meant to be romantic or anything. Fortunately for us fangirls, the great thing about the receiver and supplier thing is that if you have too much energy or too little energy then you'll feel faint, which leaves a lot of room for cute bl moments. Well to be honest there's a lot of cute bl moments anyways lol. The kiss scenes are absolutely adorable too.
Like Junjou Romantica there are other pairings, although you wouldn't really call them "couple" couples because it's not like in real bl where everyone's all dramatic and pronouncing their undying love for each other or anything. Also there are some straight pairings as well, which makes it kind of a strange set up.
Everything is sweet, light, and just right for a shounen-ai story. Although the love between partners is only hinted, "actions speak louder than words" sometimes. Although I do say hinted it's more like some of the things (or a lot of the things) they say to each other you know that they don't mean it in a "romantic" way or anything but in my head during these scenes I'll just be like "omg they are sooo obviously in love with each other lol." And this happened quite a lot.
Other than the receiver and supplier twist, everything else is mirrors the real world. The story isn't in a fantasy land or anything. It's like school life and its many troubles if you know what I mean. Oh except there IS royalty with the kings and queens and all that. But this is not even that essential to the whole story.
I really like the art because it's simple and just right. The many kiss scenes made me squirm with delight, though light and for power transferring purposes only. Although sometimes I feel like when the characters are getting emotional or touchy feely they'd just kiss each other on the lips. And a lot of times I'm like waiiiit they didn't even need to transfer power or anything these kisses seem suspiciously romantic. Since for the most part the characters are all around 13-15 there's nothing really beyond kissing and hugging. Because of this it's innocent.
As for enjoyment, I totally felt like a fangirl as I was reading this, because I personally like to read light bl stories, so this one was definitely my cup of tea. If you're looking for true bl and true romance, you won't find it here. Nevertheless, if you are a bl fan I recommend you read this refreshing and cute story, full of fuzzy feelings.
Edit: Okay I just reread the story again and finished it this time, and I must say I almost died of cuteness. OTL Seriously this is a must read if you're into the kind of cute stories that make you go omg my poor heart. Sometimes when I reread old manga I really liked, I'd be disappointed because it wasn't as good as I remembered it to be. But Shinkuu Yuusetsu was just as good as the first time I read it, if not even better! So GO READ IT. >:U
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