Yakuza Yashiro, who only ever loved Kageyama, meets a new bodyguard, Doumeki Chikara. Unfortunately, the latter is impotent.
The masochistic, lewd and beautiful yakuza Yashiro and his silent, clumsy, impotent subordinate, Doumeki.
This is the story of a man who has never known happiness and of a man who is reborn by getting to know him.
Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai won the Sugoi Japan Award 2016, making it the first Boys' Love manga to receive the award.
The series has been published in English by Digital Manga Publishing as Twittering Birds Never Fly under the Juné imprint since September 24, 2014; in Polish by Kotori since October 2014; and in Spanish by Tomodomo Ediciones since Spring 2016.
This 44 pages long oneshot has more characterization, more depth and more psychological insight than most multi-volume mangas. The story of this manga centers on the psychology of the main character, and it does so magnificently. Tadayoedo Shizumazu, Saredo Naki mo Sezu is only incidentaly yaoi. Primarily it deals with psychopathology of a messed up teen who thinks he's just fine, but is all but.
The flaw I found with this manga lies in my greed – I wanted more. I just wanted a few more pages, I wanted to read more.
Regardless of my voraciousness, it's one of the best psychological oneshots out there, and
I sincerely recommend it.
If you havn't read this manga yet, here's a note; it basically goes in this order of one-shots:
-Tadayoedo Shizumazu, Saredo Naki mo Sezu
-Dont' Stay Gold
-Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai
One doesn't have to read them in order, they still make sense if you don't. Anyway, this review will be based on all the one-shots I guess, seeing as I wasn't disappointed in any of them and they are all based around the same characters.
The story is amazing, it...explains things so well seeing as it's only given one 'chapter' consisting of only 40+ pages to tell the story of each character and keep things interesting. So much is
put into the chapter but it doesn't make the reader confused.
The art drew me in when I came across 'Don't Stay Gold,' I'm picky with art styles and this has everything I want in a manga. The characters themselves have very unique personalities; from loving to inflict pain, to loving to have pain inflicted on oneself; these being things that have a past to them, not just "oh he's a masochist" everything has a (rather sad) reason behind it. I got really attached to the characters, unlike some yaoi one-shots where everything is just rushed and you don't really get a chance to even begin to like the characters.
I enjoy reading these one-shots over and over and over, overall it really is a fantastic story. If you're like me and literally go through every yaoi manga on a website, this one would be a shame to skip past.
One of unforgettable BL mangas I've read. I don't write reviews usually, but I'm attempting to properly write one for this oneshot that made me feel so strongly attached to. Don't view this review too strictly though, it's my first.
Story: A high school yaoi story between classmates. Only the main character is fucked up, full of cynicism until someone reaches into the deep pits of his dark, injured and sad soul and saves him with kindness. And then love blossoms. It kept me interested with the little snippets of detail handed out to unfold one big picture like most oneshots while with idealisation pared down
to a minimum. This is uncommon in yaoi, and that's why I'm giving it a 8/10.
SPOILER: I really wanted to give it a 9 though for story because unrequited love kicks me in the balls so hard (metaphorically) but this kinda thing is subjective.
Art: Yoneda Kou's style can be said to be distinctive from the rest, but it still has the usual BL pretty boy feel to me with slim and lanky physiques and usual standard faces for characters. I tend to go for more masculine types. Still nice to look at, but doesn't spark off anything in me. 7/10
Character: This is where the manga really hooks and reels you in. With interesting fetishes and personalities, the main characters are refreshing and at least likeable. Your main character is not the usual girly boy who thinks that the world is a kind place and that strangers have good intentions in most yaoi mangas. Really tired of that. Other than that, the other characters aren't not so developed in comparison, but I overlook this as it can't be helped as due to the short length and perspective of story. However, the way the characters handle their situations are so realistic and unpredictable that they won me over. 9/10
Enjoyment: I really, really liked it. And even after I re-read it, my feelings towards this oneshot did not diminish one bit. Right now, it feels like I'm writing a love letter to this oneshot, but this is really what it feels like. My only gripe was that I wanted more of Yashiro's story but this manga might have lost its charm if it were to be slightly longer. I gave this oneshot a biased rating of 10 in my manga list, by the way. 9/10
I see that it's been awhile since anyone wrote a review for this manga that is no longer a one-shot (up until now 16 chapters.) I can't seem to find this particular manga in book stores (honestly speaking I always get distracted and end up buying other books but I believe this story is close to ending.) Now, let's get to the juicy parts.
Although I seem to be enjoying this series quite a lot, it's still a typical and simple story. I do enjoy any type of 'Yakuza' love story (especially when the one who bottoms is the toughest one and older.) You have
Yashiro the Yakuza leader of Shinseikai, we will talk more about him later, and his bodyguard Doumeki. Their backgrounds intrigued me, especially Doumeki who turned out to be impotent from his past (this plays an important part.) I can't help but love his devotion and loyalty to protect the 'Boss', of course things get a bit intimate and both Yashiro and Doumeki start to form this odd relationship. Each chapter something makes them closer without either part even taking notice at times.
There is a bit of action too, you know, Yakuza business that takes play as well that kept me entertained.
Yoneda-san has always got me with her style of art, it's nice on the eyes and has a level of sophistication. Her /cough/ lewd scenes are well done, I don't seem to be asking more from them as in other mangas where in half a page it's over (come on, give me that explicit stuff). Every character just fit their role, you know when you see a face in a manga and their personality just doesn't fit? You won't get that here, everyone was executed wonderfully just like her other mangas (NightS uwu)
Character: 8 (9ish)
I loved pretty much everyone in this, my favorite which is none other than, Yashiro (from don't stay gold.) He has quite a back story which transformed him into a masochistic and sadistic being.
He really loves to be viewed in the lewdest and humiliating way, honestly there was quite a few time i couldn't help but feel utter sympathy for him. His abusive past has converted him into a man that doesn't want to fix what's been broken, and a lot of people can relate to those types of feelings.
He's nothing more than just a broken man who fails to come to base with his own issues. He meets his new bodyguard, Doumeki and pretty much Yashiro's issues came to light. Despite Doumeki being impotent, Yashiro can't seem to help himself but still maintains the distance because he is only afraid to rely and attach him to other people.
You met other characters that of course, involves Yashiro and its incredible how much abuse that man can take without breaking. Of course, (chapter 15 especially) you can see Yashiro breaking the lines of his own world with Doumeki.
No doubt about it. Yoneda-san was on hiatus before she started again on this series and was excited to see this one. She never disappoints so I would love for everyone to check out her works and fall in love.