While spending summer with his mother, Haru meets Ren, a boy newly adopted by his mother. Getting along with Ren isn't easy as Haru's goal is to "civilize" him by the time summer ends. Their relationship slowly improves as Haru spends more time with Ren and in return Ren steadily warms up to him. Can they really become a "family" at the end of summer!?
First of all, please don't stop reading because you smell something lolicon.
Super Lovers was recommended to me by a friend. I actually had no complaints since I have finished catching up to all of my favorite series, and I'm extremely bored. So I decided to give this series a try. Like, what could possibly go wrong with this kind of beautiful art.
Story - The story is not what you can find on the other yaoi mangas. Yes, it is extremely weird at the first chapters you might as well throw this manga somewhere else because.... because of reasons. And believe me, everything is not what
it seems. It is going to get better as the story goes by. The best part of this series is, even after 17 chapters (which are extremely long), the main pairing seem like they haven't gotten anywhere. Their romance development is considered slow compared to other yaoi works out there (it's only chapter 1 but there are sex scenes already? Duh) but believe me, Super Lovers is worth the wait. It's actually realistic how their love life's pace is really slow.
In case you hate anything lolicon, here's a reminder: the main pair's age gap is like Yukina Kou and Kisa Shouta.
Art - F*ck man, the art is beautiful. It's like a sparkly shoujo manga. And it's yaoi. Is there anything better than this.
Character - We have Ren, our stubborn and almost emotionless teenage boy, and Haru, our typical beautiful and perfect older brother. Haru has a serious brother complex. He's really overprotective towards Ren. And Ren... I'm afraid if I say more, I will spoil the fun. Ren is a really cute individual and he has trouble on expressing his feelings.
And he wants to be a grown-up so badly.
Enjoyment - Reading Super Lovers is like a rollercoaster ride. As I stated before, the pace is unbelievably slow compared to other yaoi mangas. Maybe you will find yourself twitching your nerves, gritting your teeth while whispering "where the hell is the sex scene?!?!?!?!" but there are also sweet and sexy moments in this manga. Not gonna spoil, but just see. The moments in this manga could be really emotional. It wrecks my heart, man.
Overall this is a good read. This is a perfect example on how a yaoi series should be: focus more on the story, leave the lust later.
This is why I hate reading ongoing series.
I get so damn depressed when I finally catch up.
Especially when they're this good.
I've read up to Chapter 13, which is all they have up to now, and I really want to keep going! This is a really good read, and here's why:
I think the art is incredible. Probably not the best out there, but one of my favourite styles yet; the characters and sceneries are all gorgeous. The story seemed kind of eyebrow-raising to me at first, but Haru and Ren's relationship is actually pretty sweet. Ren's definitely a tsundere, and a really cute one at that!
I really enjoy their moments together. At first, I didn't quite get how their relationship evolved from brotherly to something more, but as the chapters went by, it got more natural.
The only complaint I have is that the chapters are published bimonthly. I'll try to, but I really don't know if I'll be patient enough to wait 2 whole months for every chapter.
Super Lovers is a Shounen-Ai manga - or might be yaoi but anyway don't be fooled by the title ('coz I know I did but it was so worth it). Basically, I have re-read this manga more than the chapters I have read and I was so unsure as to why I have yet to right a review. OK, I will start my review then.
(1) STORY - 10
I have read so many shounen ai and yaoi manga in my life that I can't count it anymore. To be very honest, this is one of a kind manga that stands out the most despite its
genre. The story is not the typical "stranger-argument-fallinginlove-makingout". No. It ACTUALLY has meaning to it. Every time I re-read this manga, I still get that heart-wrenching feeling because you get to sympathise with the main character or sometimes feel sorry for others. The story is simple but the development in each chapter is quite nice as well. The story is very relaxed - it deals with problems but still links to their daily routines and all. Like I said, there are instances where its depressing but I think it leans more on the comedic side as far as I am concerned anyway.
(2) ART - 10
WHAT CAN I SAY? BASED ON THE COVER OF THE MANGA WON'T YOU THINK IT DESERVES A PRAISE? Yes I'd like to repeat, this is a shounen-ai manga and I bet, you've never seen such amazing art. This is from the same author as Hakkenden so you can see the resemblance in some characters. I actually fell in love with the art that's why I love to re-read this manga over and over again (despite the fact that it is still an on-going series).
(3) CHARACTER - 10
In every manga I read, I always cry mainly because I can feel (or pretend that I do) the character(s) and you can say that this is one of those series. The characters in this series is to be loved by the readers. Some may look similar to one another but you'll get the idea when you read it. I can say that as the story moves on, the characters develop and you can see the changes in their actions and words which is probably what many manga out there is missing. I can never tell you which is my favourite character because honestly, I am not sure either.
(4) ENJOYMENT - 10
YES I have been re-reading this manga over and over again - from the start to the current update. I enjoy reading it a lot even though I get to remember the scene or the lines. In some ways, it is a typical plot. It goes from comedy to depressing to something mushy - like love... perhaps? But every time I read it I always end up smiling and wanting some more. I'd like to mention the genre again. Its a good laugh as well. Even if you're depressed, I think reading or re-reading this manga is worth it.
(5) OVERALL - 10
I don't see a reason why someone would give this manga less than an 8, unless of course they don't like the genre or the author or the plot itself which I find it hard to believe. You can say I am a very biased person, especially as to how much I wrote about how fantastic this manga is but honestly, you would probably say the same thing if you read it.
I just hope everyone will get to enjoy the manga as much as I do and did. I am still waiting and wanting for more as time goes by so I hope someone, with an angelic knowledge would share more in the future! :)
Wow, im really surprised this manga is so underrated. To me, super lovers redefined yaoi manga, and I really expected it to be a lot more viral than it actually is! The only thing I dont like is that this is an ongoing manga because im constantly waiting for more, but at the same time its like eh.. at least this great manga isnt over yet.
Story: Ive never really seen something quite like this before, just reading a synopsis it would seem so unremarkable, but it really catches you off guard . When it starts out its a little confusing and your not really
sure whats going on(or how it turns into bl), but trust me on this and keep reading. The plot has just about everything youve already seen in forbidden love, same sex, incest, age gap, and all the toppings that come with it, but somehow the mangaka managed to bring it all to life in a way that isnt like any other. The best part is that the story is on the verge of believable. Of course a manga is no fun if unbelievable things dont happen all the time, but everything about this manga feels so on the verge of realistic that it you find yourself drawn into the story even more.
Art: Honestly there are a lot of people that dont rate this manga as highly as I do, and to each his own. But I truly think that the art in SL deserves a 10/10 no matter who you are or what your opinion on this manga is. Im a big fan of Abe Miyuki, and the art in SL is the best shes ever done... the eyes, the expressions, bodies-- all super :) and super hott :3
Character: Even though the art is the 'best' aspect of this manga, the characters are my FAVORITE part, hands down. Yes theyre gorgeous, and of COURSE I drool, but their personalities just immediately force their way into your heart, whether it be with their scarred past or their quirky personalities. Its also pretty rare you find a good yaoi with such deep characters, not only well developed but also strong realistic personalities.
Enjoyment: YES! haha, what else can I say.
Overall: Forbidden love story with realistic characters that you will definitely fall in love with who just happen to be extremely sexy? I definitely recommend this manga, READ IT ^_^