This manga, albeit slightly cliché, is one that fits the bill of what I want a yaoi manga to be: good art, infrequent smut, and characters who genuinely like each other. The plot is rather basic, but throughout the manga's eight chapters, you get to know the characters relatively well. Why this manga is called "The Killer," I have genuinely no idea. Haibara works for a pharmaceutical company (or something) and Hojo works in a bar.
The first thing that drew me to this title was the cover art - I don't know what it is, but I really like the design of both characters,
particularly the main character. Maybe it's his hair style, who knows. The main character, Hojo, is very endearing. He is portrayed as the typical "oblivious airhead" that tends to pervade this genre, but this manga pulls it off pretty well. His interactions with the other main character, Haibara, are very sweet and it doesn't take long for them to recognize their feelings for each other. The sex scenes aren't super drawn out and are a nice addition to the story. What this manga does differently than other ones is something minor that I think is worth pointing out - the main characters hold hands in public. Obviously, homosexuality has a much more negative stigma in Japan than in the United States, but seeing something like that in a manga made me happy. The ending, without spoiling anything, is another example of the characters being more open about their sexuality, which is something you don't often see in this genre. Usually, the characters fall in love and...well, that's it. You don't really know what their family thinks about it or what happens next. In this, you get a small snippet of that near the end.
Overall, I would recommend this manga. It was well worth the 30 minutes I spent reading it.
Story - 8, Art - 10, Character - 9, Enjoyment - 9, Overall - 9.