Because of changes in seating arrangements, high school student Tsuda ended up behind the quiet and expressionless Endou. Their interaction is born from a trivial incident, and he begins to see Endou who he has never gotten to know before. That mole, slender nape, and soft hair. The subtle faces that he makes and little changes in his attitude. But Tsuda, who used to be indifferent about others and never made any deep connections, now feels impatient about the distance between him and Endou, who he has been gradually getting closer to. What on earth is drawing these feelings?
The story is pretty much almost nonexistant. I mean there is like a "story" but most of the time I feel like the story doesn't matter as much as the emotions behind the characters. It's a lot like, Tsuda notices Endou one day, he becomes infactuated with him, they fall in love, etc, etc.
There's a lot of touching, hugging, huddling, snuggling, kissing, etc, etc. The kiss scenes are very sensual for a shounen-ai, possibly even more so than most yaoi, haha. So yeah the kiss scenes will definitely make you spazz and giggle in delight, if you know what I mean = v =;;
is absolutely amazing! I just want to stare at Endou and Tsuda all day long. It's light, and just right for this kind of cute BL :3
Enjoyment is maximum. And I mean the max! O v O This BL made me realize how nice love is, and how being in love makes you feel. Endou-kun no Kansatsu Nikki I think portrays really well the feelings when you are in love. Each panel is just so full of emotion that you're just in awe after you read it. That's how it made me feel! :'D And I remembered why I love BL again after reading this.
So read it! It's really one of the best shounen-ai mangas out there.
Attention! This is my first review EVER! :) (And I also give you a warning about my limited English skills...)
If you love cute and innocent BL like I do, I totally recommend you to read this! Endou-kun no Kansatsu Nikki is short; only 5 chapters, but it's really delicate and sweet story of two school boys Endou and Tsuda.
This is the first manga I've read from Nojiko Hayakawa, and it really gave her(?) a good appearance in my mind. Her art is sketchy, rough but still soft at the same time; just perfect for shounen-ai! I find her art really beautiful. The panels are placed
freely and it's easy to read.
The story is just like any other BL out there. It's nothing new, but Hayakawa's art makes it really refreshing and enjoyable. In my opinion the best thing in the manga is how Endou and Tsuda get more friendly with each other, 'cause in the beginning they're almost strangers.
The characters of this manga are really good and realistic. And 'cause Endou-kun no Kansatsu Nikki is a shounen-ai manga, so you don't need to worry about those many problems with the story lines and/or characters of yaoi series. I think shounen-ai mangas are easier for the artist to create (so they seldom get you disappointed) and also they're usually much more believable for the readers, if you know what I mean... Anyway, what I'm trying to say that the story of this manga is so simple (but not in a bad way) that it's hard to get disappointed.
I didn't hate anything about this manga. I still had really hard time to make up my mind what score a should give this manga. It's so close of being 9 instead of 8, so I probably change it after re-reading this to 9 (this kind of thing happens quite often).
If you have hard expectations or you are looking for something new, this manga might not be your cup of tea. It's just a gentle love story for those who love simple and adorable love between boys. BUT I still recommend you to read this manga; if you're only interested in yaoi, it's good for you to read some decent shounen-ai once in a while. And if you're more fond of shounen-ai you must read this for your own good! ;D
I can not express my adoration of this story enough!
While the story wasn't necessary a well developed one, it was very good from a single volume manga.
The interaction between the characters was adorable and simply made you roll around with glee. Despite the lack of plot, this manga was by no means lacking in content. Hayakawa-san was able to depict so much feeling through the events of the story that words and a straight forward storyline wasn't necessary. Many of the scenes in this Shounen Ai had been expanded and "zoomed in" but rather than make the story boring and
restlessly long, it only offered a more in depth understanding of what the characters were feeling and how they were slowly developing a relationship they both hadn't expect.
Overall, I love love LOVED this manga, the art was gorgeous and very detailed, the characters ranged from adorable to brilliant, each equally lovable. (Even the rivals!)
My suggestion is that if you prefer fluffy shounen-ai over the typical yaoi full of sex scenes with no substance to back it up (not that there's anything wrong with that LOL) , you should definitely pick this one up!
This goes to show that you don't need a complicated plot to have a good time.
The story is, in all honesty, pretty average: boy meets boy, they don't get along, "Oh no I'm a little bit gay," both slowly start to open up with the help of the people around them, romance. That's the gist. While it sounds rather cliche and boring, trust me, it really isn't. Somehow, the author has managed to take a very common plot and turn it into something beautiful.
I'm pretty sure the story managed to be so interesting thanks to the characters. They're all so beautifully built; with backgrounds that
you don't know but can sort of sense and figure out for yourself, and character details that manage to come into play without the author having to explicitly point out, "Hey, hey, look, he likes this thing!!" Not to mention that this has some of the most wonderful character development I've ever seen in such a short work.
The art is, for lack of a better word, lovely. Hayakawa Nojiko has this simplistic yet beautiful style that manages to enchant you and draw you in without being too busy or loud. She knows exactly when to add details to make a scene more intense, and when to hold back and keep it comfortable and light. She's able to make every character seem lively and expressive, even if they're being as straight-faced as Endou was at the beginning.
This manga was easy to enjoy, fun to read, and pleasing to the eyes. Even if it took less than an hour to get through, it was wonderful read, and I wouldn't be too surprised if I decided to re-read it in the future.