Nov 18, 2014
I've read this manga a number of times, "Copernicus no Kokyuu" is an incredible psychological drama yaoi. I really hate to refer to this as a yaoi because it hardly has any of the characteristics of your typical yaoi, the only large factor is the gay sex scenes.There are various rape scenes in this manga which I always like to mention in a review because for the readers that are looking for a typical BL, this is not for you.
This manga is incredibly sad revolving around a character who is torn, a trapeze artist turned clown due to a fatal accident of his partner.
Through various scenes we see him have flashbacks, tormented by the past and he seems to be a husk of the person he was. Nakamura-san once again brings us through a depressing yet beautiful story of a young man who is so stuck in the past that he is hardly aware of how terrible his present situation is. There are moments of happiness in his life surrounding a juggler in the circus but we are brought back into a dark world when the ringleader uses his body and sells him to a man for sex. The up's and downs are non-stop and as a reader your heart is heavy for this poor soul, there is never a moment of uncertainty in this manga, Nakamura-sensei knows what she trying to accomplish amongst her audience. Again another story that will consume you page after page, in a dark, twisted, beautiful world she has created.
Reviewer’s Rating: 10
What did you think of this review?