This manga is action and yaoi. The action is filled with lots of blood, swords and fighting, while the pairing is between a gang leader and a innocent young priest.
[ Story 7/10 ]
A ex gang leader, found half dead, was nursed back to health by a young priest. The leader's past finely catches up to him and the priest gets caught in the cross-fire. The story is based around the leader protecting the priest and finding his old gang members along the way, killing and fighting as they go. Also, while on their killing rampage, a love blossoms between the two. Well,
more the gang leader trying to...um 'have his way' with the young priest but protect him at the same time, of course :P
[ Art 7/10 ]
The manga's illustrations were hard to follow, at first. The scenes were so intense I couldn't make out what was going on half the time. I had to keep re-viewing each action-scene to work out who got hit and who died?! Besides that, the fight scenes were intense and a joy to read.
[ Enjoyment 8/10 ]
The story is bitter-sweet and dark. At first, I thought everyone was living in a broken society destroyed by war with no technology or working governments and the sex trade & gangs is all that ran the world. It seems that way but as the story progresses you find out that it's just war between gangs & religion, really, as the world goes on around them.
I did really enjoy the romance. It was sweet and tugged at my heart a few times. The love is pure but dirty at the same time. This great ex-leader found beauty in the young priest and can't stop himself from trying to devour the poor boy. And yes it's a boy. The illustrations towards the boy had me double guessing. They drew him very 'girly'; long hair, defined lips, big eyes...he might as well been a girl with his behaviorism being so weak; typical uke :/
Oh there is some comedy. More subtle hints of comedy but still made me chuckled at times :)
[ Overall 8/10 ]
I really enjoyed this manga. I have read this many times and I have this manga to thank for introducing me to Kairi's other works (aka Brave 10). Even though this manga is old it is still one of the classics and everyone who is a fan of Kairi should read it :)