Kawamura Kazuya had dreamt of being a pilot when he was young. Thus when he heard that there's an aviation school five hours from where he stayed, Kawamura enrolled without giving much thought. He was placed in the same room with two other room mates. One of them, Itou, dropped out when he couldn't stand the tough life. This left Kawamura with Yoshitake, a tall, quiet and non-responsive guy.
One day as Kawamura and Yoshitake were hanging out in Morishita's room as usual, a phone call came for Kawamura--and he left to answer the call. When he was finished, Kawamura knocked on Morishita's door, wondering whether Yoshitake might still be there. However, there was no answer and Kawamura walked back to his room, wondering where Yoshitake might have been. And as it appear, Yoshitake and Morishita seems to be having sex in the dorm manager's room...
It's been a while since I've been this pleasantly surprised and had some real LOL moments. Sensei really knows how to do gags.
Also, though it has the tag "School" in it, you don't need to worry that this might be another cliched high school BL manga. Though the couple do kind of "fall in love" while they're students, most of the story takes place when they're adults. They're in aviation school and after the "drama", we get a loop to the future 8 years later. Though it is kind of an "office romance", I never felt like sensei dumbed it down or just went with the usual "Do you have that data for that particular meeting with X company tomorrow?" kind of situation; really felt like she did some genuine digging into how an airport/airliner works. I'm not too sure an actual airport/airliner works like that, but it was interesting to get a glimpse in that branch of work.
The art was also pretty enjoyable. The funny/angry faces and whatnot, always put a smile on my face. They might've been a bit overused, but didn't detract too much from the story and just served as a reminder to not take the manga too serious and just enjoy it however you want.
Definitely a plus, the uke isn't girly and shy. This is so overused, but I'll write it anyway. He's just a guy who happened to fall for another guy. The seme is likeable as well; he's not the super seme type, and though he doesn't talk much, he's not the type to hide his feelings as well. I can see why the uke said he liked that side of him. The supporting cast, though they don't get too much panel time, was pretty good. They might not have been the most memorable, but they have distinct personalities (though archetypes) and contributed to the story in their own way, not distracting from the main couple.
There weren't too many steamy scenes, but the story didn't need too many of them either way. That's how much I enjoyed it. If the smexy scenes were cut out, this one could've passed as a shounen ai work and still be a fun read.
I didn't expect much from this one, but it turned out to be a really sweet and nice read. A good story, good art and likeable characters. What else are you waiting for? :pread more