Feb 12, 2013
[at chapter 5]
It's hard to digest this really rough and emotional story. I've read many light feeling mangas but this is one has a tensed heavy story. The art is beautiful, the characters are deep and it has an outstanding manly atmosphere.
Nothing is reduced to superficiality or unimportance with a lack of meaning - because there's a lot of depth in every kind of way.
If you miss a manga with serious and mature content this manga is for you.
You won't see any screaming fangirls, funny boys, cliché or school life but a bitter, extensive, complicated and sweeping relationship between brothers and their past.
x Brother is outstandingly great and it absolutely deserves 9-10/10.
It's pretty mature so it might be too heavy for people who're just looking for a lovely story with handsome boys.
However, if your attitude is serious, give it a try - it's worth it. You'll be carried away by those characters so you'll frequently want to know how it's going to progress - although... sometimes you might want to put this manga away for its emotionally confusing and heavy atmosphere.
Btw, the heavy atomsphere reminds me of stories by Kaori Yuki so if you're looking for other mature and deep stories, read her mangas - they are outstandingly great, too. One of them is the one shot Boy's Next Door.
That's for the first half of this manga series, while the second half is amazingly heart warming and delightful. A wonderful embrace of feelings. But still, there are some dark moments inbetween.
Thank you, Kisaragi Hirotaka, thank you for letting us feel all those deeply touching emotions in such a great way and variety.
Towards the end it loses a little bit of its spectacularity but this manga is still really good.
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