I just finished reading this manga and I really don't know what to say about it. The first few chapters were really good, but then as I read further I ended up hating Shiki (one of the characters).
The anti-terrorism plot theme is ok, at some point it's unique (since most mangas I've read are into yakuza or gangs or mobs)
I think the chapters in between is just a let down, the story is boring and I see nothing but f*ck buddies and just getting laid.
One of the characters doesn't have a direction in life, while the other has but doesn't want to pursue it
you're looking for a BL themed manga with a great story, this isn't one for you.
Two things I've come across in yaoi/shoujo mangas so far: first, every Japanese men are potentially gay, never REALLY angry at a surprise buttsex; and second, most of them think that stalking is a sign of undying love.
Apart from this truly cynical thought, I enjoyed Calling. It's structure reminded me of Sekaiichi Hatsukoi: we come across several stories of three pairs whose lives occasionally clash. It also means that there is no conclusion to any of these, so the overall enjoyment may be flawed.
The story's value lies in its novelty - I mean, it was my first time reading a (yaoi!) manga revolving around terrorist
attacks in Japan and the corporation or whatever that fights against it, apparently. So we get to see lots of secrecy, suits, and bland/angry expressions after love confessions.
The sex scenes, however, are not the cohesion to stick the story together, and in itself, it's a good change of pace.
I was enjoying (again) the lack of angst, and was frowning at the cheesiness of the stories. I mean, it's as cheesy as it gets. If you are into over-the-top lovey-dovey inner monologues, then this is a worthwile shot.
Annnnd, the faces are pretty. Really pretty. I was staring at some of the panels for several minutes, because they were really to my liking. No big, sparkly eyes and sakura petals in the background, YAY!
In such a short chapter I can't believe I was so utterly shaken up through so many emotions. It's not like After school nightmare where everything keeps building and building since it spans 10 novels. In the case of this one shot, everything happened so fast it was almost like there was no time to breathe. One moment i'm smiling, the next i'm contemplating lonlieness, the next i'm crying, until finally at the end i'm not sure whether to keep crying or smile. I've got to say, I thought only Mizushiro could have this affect on me without it being a total yaoi. I'm
glad I finally found a yaoi worth reading complete with breath taking art, incomparable characters, and a totally original idea. 10/10 for my very first Miyamoto.