Sep 30, 2009
Story: It's a story about youth, first love and friendship. It has a simple storyline, but the characters give it a refreshing feel.
Art: I find Takanaga's art to be beautiful. It's very unique and one just knows it's her art from the first glance. In this manga the art is excellent as usual.
Characters: At first glance, both main characters seem pretty stereotypical: Kojima is cheerful, kind and outgoing, while Nakahara is gloomy, silent and reserved. But they're both much more than that.
Kojima's the kind of person who is not afraid to show his emotions, loves helping people and is very hard working. Though
he is innocent, he is in no way naive or stupid as many characters with his 'character type' tend to be in BL manga.
Nakahara, who has a difficult family life, is gloomy and silent because he's afraid of letting people in, but once he does, his caring side is revealed.
In my opinion, the character development is what makes this title this good. You can see how Nakahara changes and opens up more, and how Kojima learns to let go of his insecurities and just *be* in love.
Enjoyment: I loved the manga and thoroughly enjoyed reading. It's one of the few outstanding titles in the BL genre, and I *really* recommend it to anyone who enjoys BL.
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