Jan 24, 2014
I think the best student/sensei mangas are the serious ones where the student actually behaves like a student, and you can see the conflict the sensei goes through (in the end of the day, who wants to read about perverted jerks who have no problem preying on minors?). And this is exactly what Empty Hearts is. Actually, this manga had me taken in from the first page just with the student. Takumi LOOKS like a teenager. It's so great. A lot of the time I can't take student/sensei yaois too seriously because they have a 16-17 year old boy being taller, broader and stronger than
a (~)27 year old man. It just doesn't click.
But in Empty Hearts, not only is the art beautiful, but the characters are believable. Takumi is kind of scrawny; tall, but in the skinny, I-just-grew-10cm-in-a-year kind of way; his face is somewhere between mature and too babyish to be an adult; and the long hair is just a killer
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