When Shin hears about a doll known as the "bloody doll" from his friends, he can't help but be curious. Instantly falling in love with the figurine he decides to buy it, but there are rumors about the doll and how it got it's name. It can supposedly move and talk, one owner even claimed that it drank his blood.
Unfazed, Shin buys the doll anyway to find out that the rumors might not be as ridiculous as they sound...
At first glance, the storyline is completely unoriginal. The idea of a human falling in love with a doll is overused and not a new idea. However, Lovers Doll takes the whole idea into perspective.
Personifying a doll has been done before, particularly in yaoi. Some popular examples of this are Chobits and Absolute Boyfriend (Zettai Kareshi). However, in Lovers Doll, we don't get some souped up sci-fi doll, we have a classic dress-up doll. The protagonist, Shin, enjoys sewing doll clothes as a pastime and chose to by a classic dress-up doll for this purpose.
Himeji, the doll's name, is infamously named 'the Bloody Doll'. The
reason? It can move and transform into a human magically with the 'power of love'. As far-fetched as it seems, it's really something the reader can sympathize with.
Don't we all wish to be loved? Are dolls any different?
This idea of wanting to be loved is something I feel all readers can relate to. Sure, there's all that talk about soul mates and true love, but in the end, what we're all looking for is someone to spend all of your life with. Sometimes it takes a story like this to realize something like that.
I'll give you a warning right off the bat though, the story isn't a powerfully amazing. It won't break you down in epiphany or make you cry your eyes out (though it does provoke emotions of sadness). However, the story is heartwarming and reveals the imperfect nature of humanity.
I definitely recommend the story for anyone needing a special story to read. Take yourselves away from the stereotypical yaoi or shounen ai and read something with a meaningful plot and absolutely beautiful characters. Then ask yourself:
I read this manga because I just finished (and I mean JUST finished) another manga by Mishima Kazuhiko and it was simply stunning. When starting the manga, it wasn't exactly my thing... but it QUICKLY grew on me. The emotions showed by the "bloody doll" are reason enough to read this manga, but the relationship between the two will definitely set any BL fanatic's soul on fire.
Little doll..who is claimed to be "murderous" but..the lil guy is just looking for someone to love. Then comes around..a high school kid, and decides to buy this "deadly" doll. Instantly the doll fall in love, with the compassion and friendly personality of the kid. There are tons of "cute" scenes, which will make you laugh. The doll is constantly trying to win the affection, and desperately fighting for the boy's attention. Tons of laughs, loads of jealousy, and a yaoi, for those that appreciate childish jealousy. ^-^
The high school boy, slowly becomes affectionate towards the doll, and begins to treasure him. Then comes
a day..when jealousy of another..shatters all of that..
Life of both the doll, and the boy is changed...Many years later..the doll moves once again..to see..he wasn't abandoned..and truly loved..
Great yaoi, for those that believe love is eternal. Pure, honest love. Conflicts here and there, but nonetheless works out in the end. ^-^
THIS IS A MUST READ. It was extremely cute and didn't have an obscene amount of sex scenes in it which helped give the story more of a push.
Honestly I dont know why your still reading this review because you should be reading this manga! GO GO GO ~ :)