One is Enough - love
One is Enough - love
This is a really old post (over a year and a half ago ^________^;;;;;;;) I had lying in my drafts but I figured I might as well post it now since GEN Manga has published a print edition! This review was based on the original digital compilation of the serialized version.
Matsumoto-kun is just about to turn sixteen when he accidentally bumps into and injures his mysterious high school senpai, Mizushima-kun. Now, he is bound to make it up to him, but the lines aren’t clear on just how far this new angst filled steamy relationship will go.
This month’s “Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai” … It had a good sense of tension in the sex scene as well as the conflict between Yakuzas. There should be no one who wouldn’t become “EH?” in the last scene. If you exclude the part about men does it with men, the quality of the work as a Yakuza Manga is extremely high. There is no need for more reality. I hope she draws the struggle for power until the very end like this. I look forward to it!
There is a possibility that “Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai” will capture men in general as readers. The key is that, if you think of Yashiro’s action as a pervert but not gay, then the excuse (of not being able to associate with the BL scenes) will become an insignificant excuse. On top of it, the conflict scene is entertaining. I have read many Yakuza BL Mangas, but this is outstanding in its level of perfection. If it’s possible to seize an opportunity, this can possibly transcend the limitation of the (BL) genre.
What would the BL Manga lovers feel about increase in fans from new group? Yoneda Kou-san may prefer to stay within the genre of BL. But since this is so entertaining, I feel sorry that this is buried within a particular frame. When I started reading (BL Mangas) out of curiosity, I was underestimating that there will be no good Mangas. However, there was “Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai”
from Suzuki Tomohiko’s twitter 7 Aug 2014
Wow! an expert’s comment on “Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai”! he recently discovered the work and immediately got fascinated by it, as I wrote in my previous post.
I’ve got mixed feelings about general men starting to read BLs, but we can’t stop anyone from loving this great work. Although I am a Manga reader in wide genre, I was not interested in Yakuza genre before reading this, so I understand BL lovers who stay away from Saezuru. Most Yakuza Manga lovers, majority of them men, will probably avoid BL at all costs. Let’s face it, Yakuza BL is a narrow genre.
Saezuru is starting to attract attention from people who aren’t so interested in the narrow genre, and Suzuki is confident that this work is so good, it can go further and become popular to the general public. I’m happy for Sensei, that one of the few experts in the Yakuza field regards this work highly.
Obviously we all have the right to enjoy the work as we like, as a love story, as art work, as BL porn, hardcore violence or whatever. But Saezuru can be enjoyed in many levels, and not many BLs can be appreciated in this manner.
I can’t stop thanking Yoneda Sensei to create such an outstanding work in many ways!! love you Sensei<3<3<3
Great news for BL gamers!
After one of their translators leaking some hints about a possible translation for Pa-rade’s successful BL game a while back (see last paragraph), Mangagamer finally announced at Anime Expo 2014 three new game categories, BL games being one of them, as well as their first BL localization: No Thank You!!!
"We’re partnering up with pa-rade to bring the brand new BL-game, No, Thank You!! – a BL-game both women and men can enjoy!
When the protagonist saves a man from an out-of-control car, he loses his memories in the accident. With no means of identification on him, the man he rescued takes responsibility for him and brings him to a little bar on the outskirts of downtown call ‘sotano’.
Here at this cozy-looking jazz bar, the newly named Haru begins working as an apprentice bartender while hitting on his male coworkers and thrusting his way deeper into the dark side of their business–serving as detectives who take on cases even the police and legitimate agencies won’t touch.”
Dangerous Pleasure released the chapter Soredemo Yasashii Koi wo Suru today, so go download it ! Also, I forgot to announce that we also released it last week in French on Rooftop Scenery, so in case you’d better want to read it in French…
As a reminder the previously released chapter Yasashii Uso wa Minoranai is actually the last chapter of the tankoubon. While Soredemo is a chapter in between Doushitemo Furetakunai, and the doujin series - Onoda and Deguchi’s first meet -
Ch.1: Soredemo Yasashii Koi wo Suru
Ch.2: After 9 Hours (DJ)
Ch.3: After 10 Hours (DJ)
Ch.4: The World with Color (DJ)
Ch.5: The World with Color II (DJ)
Ch.6: Yasashii Uso wa Minoranai + Extra
I recommend you to take your time and read everything again :D
Hybrid Child (Anime ver.) PV chapter 1
Original comic by Nakamura Shungiku
Has anyone else been following In a Heartbeat?
I can’t say it’s the most mind-blowing manga (it throws more than just a handful of cliches at you) but this melancholic story has managed to tug at my heartstrings and I look forward to the update each week. I wasn’t sure if it’ll actually reach BL stage since everything else on MangaBox is seinen and shounen, I was wondering if it’ll be some NTR thing, but !! the latest developments! Looking forward to how things will progress -I’m sure more angst is coming our way ヽ(；▽；)ノ
Stroboscope - Yamashita Tomoko
Shu sent me her old copies of Gateau! ^o^)