Shy freshman college student Rikiya knows he likes guys, but has never been in a relationship, only able to look on without expressing his feelings. Living on his own for the first time he decides to try and change his life and joins a gay dating site. Everything seems perfect until he finds himself about to be attacked with nowhere to turn yet desperately hoping for help, when a guy crawls through the wall and says, "There's no helping it. What's your wish?"
First of all, I need to admit that this manga exceeded my expectations. I came to know it after seeing some people talking about an specific scene (when Rikiya summons Endo for the first time) on twitter. Honestly, I thought it would be something similar to those "porn without plot" stories and I wasn't going to give it a chance, but FORTUNATELY I did give it a chance.
The plot is absolutely amazing. I have been reading a lot of yaoi mangas lately and Konya mo Nemurenai is one of the few that really has a well-made plot (between the ones I read), and for
my happiness it isn't even close to be similar to pwp stories, actually there aren't many sex scenes and those scenes are all kinda short. I think it is a good point for the ones who want something more romantic than sexy/hot.
The art is perfect. There are a lot of details, but you don't have to look at a scene and try to guess what is happening, because it had been drawn so well that you can easily understand everything.
If we are talking about personality, Rikiya and Verde are just average. They are nice, but I think you can find characters with a similar personality in every manga you read, especially if it is yaoi. BUT, if we are talking about development, things change. They develop a lot and it is beautiful to see.
Plus, all the backstories are great, although Rikiya and Gorou's are a bit cliche.
I loved this manga. There are a lot of funny scenes, a lot of action scenes, there are even moments of tension that made me nervous. Once I started reading, I couldn't think of anything else but Konya mo Nemurenai.
I never expected to read such a good yaoi. It is totally worth of reading and I am sure I will read it again in a near future.
Don't base your impression of the manga on the first chapter; the story changes drastically after that - in a good way.
The relationship between the two main characters is engaging and fun, and the use of fantasy in the story is very refreshing. I love the very frank writing the author uses in a lot of their works, and I think it really comes out in the demons' dialogue (in this story and the sequel.) Funny and thoroughly entertaining, I'd especially recommend if you're a fan of the author's other works.
A very enjoyable read, don't let the first chapter put you off.
I don't have THAT many chapters to write a review of so this is based on what is released already.
I have read quite a few yaoi mangas in my short life. But none have I read that was like this. The story progresses as Higuchi Rikiya signed up for an online dating site... (I dont want to give anything away)
I have never read/seen that type of plot before before.
And there's some humor to balances out the seriousness .
The art style is ADORABLE (reminds me of Junko-sensei's art)
Backstories are pretty original but Higuchi can be categorized as the typical uke: pure hearted
I never read a yaoi manga that has both realistic and fantasy qualities: demons, summoning, magic, etc. It's a yaoi manga with an actual meaningful PLOT.
A yaoi with plot: Check
A yaoi with fantasy: Check
(im pretty sure) original storyline: Check
Pretty artwork: Check
Now that you have read this, I expect you to go READ IT because it's darn amazing
I'd typically hesitate to take anything in this genre seriously; mostly they exist so you can laugh at yaoi arms or wonder why the artists only ever draw like one and a half positions. Or scratch your head at those crazy censor bars. But somehow this one slipped through the cracks (no pun intended).
Okay, so you're shaking your head and pointing out that Endo "goes both ways", is "strictly a top", and that no one needs to ask where Rikiya fits into that equation. But they've been more than just "dominant" and "submissive", plus the addition of Goro and Verde (whose relationship
is—dare I say it—adorable), along with Mark and Endo's brothers, suggests development and expansion of both characters and their world(s); so far the series seems more focused on building up the story than satiating readers with a "happy ending."
And while I'm already into the story, the art is an added bonus. Something about it reminds me of CLAMP sans the insane details. The cover art, and especially the font (don't judge me!) are actually what drew me to the series. Also, Verde is drawn so wonderfully androgynous that I was actually clueless about [its] gender for a while.
Yamamoto better not shut this down after like one more volume because it's a solid series with plenty of room to grow. It's the ONLY yaoi series I've ever read that would benefit from longevity. She better not just phone it in and make me drop this down to a five. I'd really hate to lose a series with a unique marriage system that reflects the real-world push for same-sex marriage.
Again, I would never pick out a yaoi series expecting anything beyond the (unintentionally) hilarious standard, but I hope this one sticks around long enough to bring in more than just a niche audience.