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Jan 6, 2015
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 read more
Nov 24, 2014
I couldn't put this manga down. It was enjoyable, touching, and it pains me to read posts condemning its development and in particular, the character Mamura. The manga touched me at length to different depths - the difficulties of communicating to someone when your nerves are all jumbled up, the reality that love is oftentimes not easy nor mutual, the ability of friendship to make you feel understood, and of course Suzume's relatable love of food.

I just want to say one thing with this review and it's to set the record straight. Mamura is NOT a misogynist. I am sure Yamamori Mika had no intention read more
Oct 22, 2014
I am writing this review to try to persuade you NOT to give this series a chance.

After reading MoonLight's review, I was convinced to give Koizora a try. As much as I hate to admit it, I often judge manga by their cover - I'm more likely to read something if the art looks appealing to me. In the case of Koizora, the characters and detailing are spot on and art is more or less to my taste.

I've read numerous comments on the manga that touch on how sad it was, how touching, and how they would read it over and over. This bothers me read more
Sep 22, 2014
Despite my overall rating of 7, I really liked Lucky Number 13. The concept, character and romance development, as well as the art are all above par.

Unlike the stereotypical yaoi manga, there isn't a whole lot of cheese (or sex scenes for that matter). I enjoyed the fact that the couple was believable (emphasis on couple, as there are a lot of other elements in the manga that are definitely not believable).

I've read a fair number of manga from the mangaka, Yanamoto Kotetsuko, and in general, she does not disappoint. She produces witty, original, humorous, and often touching manga with extremely cute characters.

If read more
Nov 21, 2010
Looking for a deep story with a plot twist around every corner? Looking for characters that are unique and captivating?

Well look somewhere else.

Sure, this manga does not have the elements for a breathtaking insightful manga, but i'll tell you what it does have:

1) A light sense of humour.
The characters are given personalities that are believable but at the same time so silly they make you laugh. No hidden meanings or moral implications here, but you do get a decent story for your time.

2) Hawt bishies.
Let's face it, this is YAOI. You must be a yaoi fan or someone who doesn't mind homosexual relationships to be read more
Nov 8, 2010
At first glance, the storyline is completely unoriginal. The idea of a human falling in love with a doll is overused and not a new idea. However, Lovers Doll takes the whole idea into perspective.

Personifying a doll has been done before, particularly in yaoi. Some popular examples of this are Chobits and Absolute Boyfriend (Zettai Kareshi). However, in Lovers Doll, we don't get some souped up sci-fi doll, we have a classic dress-up doll. The protagonist, Shin, enjoys sewing doll clothes as a pastime and chose to by a classic dress-up doll for this purpose.

Himeji, the doll's name, is infamously named 'the Bloody Doll'. The read more
Apr 18, 2010
The visual content or the art isn't exactly the best you'll ever see and the story itself isn't original beyond belief. However, this ordinary manga provoked tears in my eyes.

A death god, a shy little girl, and the boy whom the girl loves. I'm disappointed in the amount of character development done by the author, but the plot was perfectly tragic.You don't really get to see the relationship between Ayumi (the shy girl) and Musashi (the boy she loves) develop, however, you can see her relationship with Shino (the death god) change. The amount of development wasn't adequate considering there were 8 first glance read more
Aug 14, 2009
This manga brings you through the lives of four children. While reading, you can almost feel the emotions that the characters are feeling. This manga isn't a lovey-dovey manga where everything just works out. The mangaka shows you the harsh reality that is life and makes you ask for more. This is a manga that you shouldn't miss reading.

Story: 9/10
At first glance, the manga seems like just any other shoujo manga. As you read on though, the development is quite original. The story is quite believable and could very well happen in real life. The way the mangaka makes it resemble reality was very effective.

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Jul 28, 2009
Story: 7/10
The story is what saved this manga for me. Well, the third story did.

The first story provides a forceful love, a mere fantasy. Still, in the end...aren't shoujo mangas supposed to give you fantasies? It was decent...unreal, but decent.

The second story was a little worse. A high school idol falling in love with a plain girl? Extreme bullying? A very typical scenario. No brownie points, especially with the mushy ending.

The third story was different. It was original and non-typical of a shoujo manga. Many mangas try to show that rape=love. It isn't true and that's what this manga showed. It showed read more
Jul 3, 2009
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Story: 6/10
UNBELIEVABLE. This story is harsh. The mangaka must've enjoyed tormenting her characters, especially Ayumu. This story is harsh and sadistic to the point where the plot is almost unbelievable. I didn't cry for her nor did I pity her. The story is just that unbelievable. Still, I like the way that the mangaka didn't
provide a hero for Ayumu. Most shoujo fantasies have heroes, it's overrated.

Art: 8/10
The art isn't bad. I'll give this manga that much. The mangaka's drawing style really fits the plot, so if you must read this manga, you will enjoy that fact. The drawings are probably the only part read more