This is my first review ever. I made an account just to give this review, because it saddens me that this great shounen-ai is so unrecognised. Warning though: it seems that the mangaka stopped working on this manga just when all the truths started to reveal themselves T_T, so read this at your own risk! There are 6 volumes out in total, and Midnight Sun Scans is still translating.
Considering that this series came out in 1997, the art is really commendable. It's neat, charming and easy to follow. Kaoru may look a bit too feminine for some of you though (but hey, it's
a common thing in shounen-ai).
The 2 protagonists - Kaoru and Teruaki - have a great chemistry. They are a good example of 'opposites attract'. The relationship builds up slowly but nicely. Kaoru is the usual cold, tsundere person of the duo while Teruaki is optimistic, slightly naive and a bit of an air-head ^^. I especially love the fact that they constantly look out for and try to protect each other. I initially thought that the series is more bromance-ish than shounen-ai, but apparently *spoiler* they confess their love later in the series. The supporting characters also add a good depth to the story.
This is not the most original story ever, but definitely not a boring one. In the first 3 volumes, the story follows an episodic fashion - they go on a mission, get caught in dangerous situations, manage to escape and defeat the bad guys etc. Another important focus of the story is that both protagonists have mysteries / questionable pasts wrapped around them. However, since the series is discontinued, it is unlikely that those mysteries will ever be unfolded.
I could have given a 9/10, but I am so sad about the discontinued status of this manga that I could only give an 8. That being said, I totally love it. This manga will stay in my Favourite Shounen-ai list for a long time to come. If you are looking for shounen-ai/bromance-ish mangas where the protagonists develop feelings after working closely together (especially in dangerous situations), this is a perfect fit.