For some reason, out of all the countless yaoi manga that I've read, Jin to Neko wa Yobu to Konai will be the first one I'm writing a review about.
(Please note that I'm giving review on the main story only, not the three one shots in between.)
This isn't the best yaoi out there. Truth be told it doesn't really stand out, however, there are emotions this manga was able to draw out in me - very subtle yet bothersome.
Jin's a cat. I'm not even referring to his role in bed whatsoever. His restless hunt for love makes him hungry and overwhelmed that he ends up
in a mess. I can only imagine what's going on his head. Somehow, I know people are like that - always contradicting, confusing and just don't know how to do things right at times.
And then there's Mari. The ever-patient 'wife', ruthless and yet a masochist when it comes to Jin. I, also was feeling a lot from and for him. It was frustrating to see him go through rough times and yet I can't blame him. I just couldn't. When you care for someone that much leaving them is almost impossible to do. No matter how it pains you, you can't just let go.
Jin sleeps around. With different people. Mostly for work. Some were for fun. But there are times that he falls in love and he falls really hard. Still, with the lifestyle that he has it has never been that simple to just love. Oftentimes, it wouldn't last. And Mari's always there to pick up the pieces.
Love is universal. Wanting to love and be loved is the most basic desire we have. Though sometimes we can't express what is it that we really want from the people we love, we tend to go blind and just follow our hearts ending up foolish and stupid enough not to realize what is 'enough'. Just how far and how long would you go for the one you love? I wonder.
I may be biased on this since admittedly I'm a yaoi fangirl but I really do think that yaoi is one of the most emotional love stories ever told.
"Cruel man. Everyone has to pay the price one day. It never lasts long. You'll pay the price."
What a price to pay, indeed.