Motochika Narasaki comes from a large, noisy family, and his two little brothers make it nearly impossible for him to have any alone time. When his need for peace and quiet coincides with his teacher arm-twisting him into minding the school library in the evenings, he hesitantly accepts. What he does not expect, though, is running into the infamous delinquent, Natsuki Terashima, who has been roped into taking care of the library as well. Initially Narasaki is convinced that he could never get along with someone like Terashima; however, as he spends evening after calm evening reading with the other boy, Narasaki is forced to change his opinion, and the odd pair gradually become closer. But this arrangement will only last till the summer vacation, and Narasaki must soon figure out what this time, and the person he spends it with, mean to him.
Sometimes love hits you right away, but you're too shy to confess.
Sometimes love grows on you gradually until you finally realize your feelings.
Blue Sky Complex is a perfect emulsion of these two types of love.
The characters were easy to relate to and their relationship developed at a pace that was both realistic and enjoyable. As an avid reader of yaoi, it has been a while since I've read a storyline as genuine and beautiful as the one in Blue Sky Complex.
The main protagonist, Nagasaki, is atypical, exhibiting a soft, cool impression that balances his counterpart, Tersashima whom is tense, impulsive, and full of
I was captivated from the first chapter and I must applaud Ichikawa Kei for a manga that was well thought out, well drawn, and well written. No scenes felt forced, no cliches thrown in...I was pleasantly enraptured.
This series needs more love. It seems like a cliché "honor student likes delinquent" story but it's so much more than that.
Story: What I really liked was how their relationship slowly built up, from strangers who have to sit at the library fron desk for a few weeks, to friends, to lovers. It's extremely realistic and adorable.
Sometimes the pacing was a bit tough to follow but what's no to love with a relationship between two boys, polar opposites, yet they both like reading?
Characters: the absolute selling point, they are funny, realistic, relatable... The two mains really shine, as they show the complexities of young
love and accepting one's orientation as well a good portrayal of 1s time hooking up with someone.
The side characers, although there weren't many, were quite enjoyable as well.
Art: I liked it a lot, simple and elegant. Sometimes a little lacking but it did the job very very well.
Overall I can say I loved it, it's only my 2nd review on MAL but for me this one definely deserved one more. It's an excellent read and currently among my favorites in the genre.
I already wanna read it again.
Straight-laced honour student meets tough delinquent. This clique has been used a multitude of times. Yet the way that Kei Ichikawa writes the story of Blue Sky Complex changes the feel of the clique and makes for an innocent story about love and acceptance of yourself. The two main characters both fall in love in different parts of the story and under different circumstances. Terashima fell in love with Narasaki at first sight, while Narasaki, after spending more time with Terashima, finds himself drawn to him, and eventually this attraction turns to love. It’s a story of two strangers becoming lovers, and due to its
excellent pacing, feels like a natural and realistic progression for the two mains.
This story is cute in all sense of the word. The characters are both almost polar opposites, yet they bond over their shared love for reading. It portrays an innocent first love, as well as understanding their own orientation. The art style is gorgeous, very simple yet elegant which fits the overall theme of the story really well. It does a really good job at developing their relationship gradually throughout the story, with them eventually living together at the conclusion.
Lewdness Rank: 4/10 [Honours Seme], the more *cough* physical *cough* parts of the relationship, while are included don’t show anything graphic, and is pretty innocent
Story: 9/10, the story and the characters are what makes this manga worth a read. Both mains are likable and their relationship is well developed as to feel more natural
Definitely worth a read if you’re looking for something a little bit more light-hearted and romantic. The story is genuine and sweet, with enough drama to keep it interesting and sprinkles of humour thrown in with the interaction the characters have with each other.