Re-posted because it seems this review got lost in the recent site crash - 03/09/09
I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised by this little one-shot manga. At first I was disappointed because it appeared to be nothing but a bunch of short stories, which aren't typically my cup of tea. However, I very quickly realized that all of the stories, although they were (mostly) about different couples, were all part of the same universe. That inter-connectivity is what really made this manga a keeper in my eyes.
The artwork is very sleek and pretty. Several times I stopped in the middle of reading just to admire how the manga-ka had drawn a particular scene or a particular character or a particular pose. Even the way the clothes are drawn is creatively beautiful.
It's a one-shot, so there's not a lot of development possible. However, the manga-ka still manages to create an interesting set of unique characters that don't always follow the uke/seme norm.
The overall concept of divine swords that take on the likenesses of a variety of hot guys is unique and creative. Although they don't comprise the whole of the short stories, they definitely enhance the overall enjoyment of the story. The guys (swords or not) are all exceedingly hot and fun to look at - either individually or together (if you get my meaning) ^_^;
Interesting story, wonderful art, likable characters, and lots of hot guy/guy action. Who could ask for more? Actually, there is one thing I could ask for - more stories about this wonderful set of characters!
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