Jun 10, 2008
I'm only bothering to write this review because I want to save some other unfortunate people from having to read this truly bad yaoi manga. The question is asked at the beginning: will the lost son of the family be drawn into the dark world of the Tsai family? Or will he be able to overcome the handicap of his birth? Well, at the end, the same question is asked, and even the author admits she had no idea what the answer to that (and other) questions are. In other words, the story doesn't go anywhere at all. Actually it
goes in a circle leading back to where it started. Not to mention, you aren't even really sure which character is the lost son. At first you assume it's the main character, and then it looks like it's someone else.
In addition, several threads are introduced in this story that remain loose at the end (maybe you could say all the threads!). Basically this is a story of only questions with no answers. In some cases, that might actually might make for an interesting philosophical exploration--but these questions aren't that profound.
In fact, that the story has the label Yaoi at all is surely a mistake. It's barely even a slashable story.
Well, the art's not awful. The characters, at least some of them, actually have some personality and motivation and are even likeable. There is actually some plot even if it isn't important to answering the main questions posed by the story. The story just seems to end in the middle.
I wonder if it's possible that this story is not a stand-alone contrary to any information I could find. That would be the only thing that could save this story.
What did you think of this review?