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Jul 29, 2013
Alterna (Manga) add (All reviews)
You won't find sparkles or flowers petals here, but you know, after reading BL for so long, it's nice to find something that avoids all the usual clichés of the genre. What I especially like about Kikka Furutsuji's stories is that they don't take place in a world that is 100% open to the idea of homosexuality. That's pretty rare for BLs that take place in contemporary settings, so it's refreshing to see characters aware of the world around them.

The story is a pretty typical love triangle. It's not remarkable, but it has its moments of drama that keep it interesting. read more
May 27, 2013
I once read that all anime (and manga by extension) is derivative. This shouldn't be shocking for most anime fans, as often times they will see the same plot points and character types get recycled and re-interpreted again and again. So, it should come as no surprise that K: Stray Dog Story is a derivative work. Yet, I'll go even further to say that K:SDS is a derivative of a derivative of a derivative- there is a lot you have to understand about the world of K and the world of anime and manga before you can fully enjoy this manga. read more
Apr 29, 2012
Litchi Hikari Club is like Superjail. Now, for those of you who aren't familiar with Superjail, it is a cartoon set in a surreal jail run by a megalomaniac. In other words, if you liked Litchi Hikari Club, you would probably like the first season of Superjail and its three to five minute long violent brawls. But that was the first season. The second season of Superjail broke away from its gorefest template and focused on character development. Make no mistake, however, the show was still violent as ever.

Now, Bokura no Hikari Club (BnHC), the prequel to read more
Jan 23, 2010
Let Dai (Manga) add (All reviews)
This manhwa doesn't lie. Love is painful. Love leaves you with a scar- a tragic but beautiful reminder, which is pretty much the very essence of Let Dai.

At first I thought this was just a story of a gang leader who picks up some random guy and makes him his lover to psyche him out. I was so wrong. It is SO MUCH more than that.

When Jaehee first meets Dai he is the leader of the infamous Furies gang and a terrifying yet charismatic monster. But that is the very thing that attracts Jaehee: his read more
Jan 23, 2010
Preliminary
Vampires and Werewolves and Yaoi, oh my!

There is a fair amount of bloodsucking which really comes second to the hilarity of the idea of a cowardly vampire.

I don't know why the summary doesn't mention that this a collection of BL short stories. The ones not mentioned in the summary are a story of a teacher student relationship, a story where a relationship is on the rocks and a relationship where one guy has mysophobia.

Basically all of them are about two guys living together or interacting with each other and the different speedbumps they have to go over to better understand read more
May 19, 2009
Preliminary
This review is for End of the World.

Like a work by Andy Warhol, End of the World failed to leave much of an impression on me, playing too much on modernism than anything of substance. Maybe if I was in some deluded state, not as quick, not as sharp, insightful or judging, it would have kicked me off my rocker and taken me to la-la land. But, presently, I'm not.

If you've ever watched American 90s cartoons, End of the World has the same feel and animation as those (or at least its closer to cartoons than most anime). Bright colors and a read more
Apr 16, 2009
If this show were a video game it would be terrible. Thank your Wii's it's not. Basically the story revolves around a typical guy, Akira, as he and his friends try to stop the onslaught of "Kokuchi" or shadow monsters from invading Japan and ultimately the world. As you can guess, it can get pretty repetitive. That's not to say, however, that you won't enjoy it, as humor seems to substitute for plot most of the time, which, in this case was a good thing.

Story- 4

Let me first say the pacing of this anime was awful. As a read more
Sep 26, 2008
One of the cutest manga I've ever read.

Story

Though it's a bit cliched (the whole unrequited childhood friend high school love aspect) there's plenty else to enjoy. It's a comedy after all. I think the story serves to bring out the characters more, which makes more sense in this kind of manga, as it's more of a romantic story than anything ground breaking.

It also seems like a harem manga, yet I have mixed thoughts about this. On one hand there are a ton of female characters, but on the other they aren't exploited too much to much to make read more