(This is my first time writing a review so I'm sorry if it's not the very best! I just needed to recommend this. :D)
I've read a lot of yaoi manga since I stated on the genre, and some of it is good some of it is bad, some of it is adorable. Sometimes I have trouble finding the really adorable kind of yaoi, but with this manga it was a success - especially since I love school-life.
STORY : 9.
The stories weren't completely original, and yes, as most manga they were predictable, but I found them really sweet. There's 3 one shots. And the stories
in al there are so beautifully done I couldn't not enjoy them. There is a but of rape in there so I guess that would be a minus point, but oh well. The first story is the one you can read in the description. The second is about a pair of very close childhood friends that grew up with each other so much so that they're a part of each others lives now - what one thinks, the other thinks as well, almost as if they share a mind. But then one of them asks the other 'Would you go out with me?' and then trouble starts up with misunderstandings and heart ache, and a time skip... Third story is complicated to explain, it's just about love. All in all totally worth the read.
ART : 10.
I looove the art, it's beautiful, and the clothes are perfectly done, the sex scenes are very hot and it's all just amazing.
CHARACTERS : 9.
I only gave it a 9 for the annoying misunderstandings between characters in the second story. It annoyed me how they went about their friendship and such. Other than that I think the characters are done perfectly for their purpose - they were done exactly as the story demanded them to be.
ENJOYMENT : 10.
I think it's pretty apparent I really enjoyed this. I'm off to read more works by Miu.
OVERALL : 10.
Defiinitely worth a read if you want a cute little yaoi, with romance. Because that's exactly what you'll get. As long as you don't have expectations I don't know how big, and want something uber new and unpredictable and inovative and I don't even know. If you want love, and sex, this is it for you.
Since this is my first time writing a review I'll make it short and sweet. I really enjoy reading romantic shonen ai stories as well as yaoi. This story was one I was looking forward to because the cover looked well drawn.
For the story I gave this a 6. Because that's how it weighs out in my opinion if I separate all of the stories. For the first story I give it at least a 9, if not a 10. I really enjoyed the first couple and how their story was realistic and it's the type of story that makes you want to keep reading.
The second story however, I give a four. Maybe just because I really disliked the characters? In the beginning of the second story I thought it was cute and if it had continued on like it was I would have been happier, however it took a bit of a turn to the dark side and so it made me give the second story a 5. The last story I give an 7 because it was cute, short, and sweet, there isn't really much to go on the last one because of how rushed and short it seemed like it was just added on.
The artwork would get a 10 from me. I loved the way the characters were drawn and the art style was to my liking. I really adore when they spend time to give the characters pretty eyes (which is probably why I enjoy Love Stage so much).
The characters I give a 7, honestly there isn't really much to go on with character personality in the last story so I'll stick on the first and second ones. The characters all have unique personalities and each click well with their respective partners. If I had more to go off of I'd either give it a better or worse rating but it's a one shot so I'm settling with what's in the middle.
Sadly, for enjoyment I gave it a 4. It might just be me. I really liked the first story, I enjoyed it, I wish I could have kept reading it, same goes for when I started the second story. However, as the second story continued I seemed to be enjoying myself less and less to the point I got bored of reading the manga and was bored when reading the last story. I honestly see it as something they could have tried better at.
Overall, I give the manga a 7, the first story really saved it for me. I guess it could be only me who disliked the second story but what happened in it was just not my forte. For the sake of no spoilers I won't say what happened, it just seemed to cliche in the second story and a bit confusing and made me say "Why?" a lot of times...