Oct 31, 2012
True enough, as the other reviewer said, this manga is simply love or hate. Either you like it or you love it. And it is pretty obvious, I belong to the ones who hate this manga.
Koi no Kawaki directs to the emotional appeal of the person reading it. That love and relationship is not just for two person involved in it, it can be for more. It says that love is complex and is a bittersweet situation, and sometimes even selfish, as in the case of Yuka getting three men all at the same time.
The mangaka tries to reason why she did this and that,
and all of us being human beings, agreed that we are indeed selfish and her actions can be understandable. But what happens after is just unacceptable. Highly disturbing, if I may say so.
The synopsis itself is misleading; this manga, for me, cannot even be considered BL. The three boys do not love for each other nor they feel any sense of care for them. What they have in common is their feelings for the girl, Yuka, with the three of them having the sense of proximity with each other because of her. The story is dark, centering on the theme of love and hate, but the conflict resolution isn't well-explained. It is written in such a way that will leave you asking, "Why?" The smut scenes aren't even that great at all. It feels rape, but though the other party is "consenting."
Seriously, I can't even write a proper review; I just want to rant and rant.
Read if you are intrigued, but in order to not feel like the way I do, I suggest otherwise.
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