I don’t read doujinshi, or where the ‘storyline’ is how much little sister wants older brother to ‘put it in her’, and I haven’t mastered using IRC…so I probably miss out on a few gems. This week I enjoyed reading…
I love the female character art. What would you do if you’d never been confessed to, and the guy who says he loves you is huge and scary? Do you turn him down with visions of him being really angry? What do you do when it turns out he has a cute younger brother? There’s a little bit of fighting action and comedy, enough to make this first chapter a joy to read… 9/10.
Yuri Hime ‘Flower Flower’
Being betrothed is one thing, but what if your fiance is also a girl like you?! If you’ve fallen for a picture of her in a book but the reality is a little different? This is the kind of sweet girl-girl love I adore *sigh*… 10/10.
Hanjuku Orange (entire volume)
This is cute, funny, yaoi. Having to share a room with a cousin he’s not seen since childhood, with totally different model/dojo lifestyles, will they confess their feelings …well this IS yaoi! Enjoyable to read because I care enough about the characters to want them both to be happy. I’ve only read 2 yaoi but I’m beginning to see the attraction, the deep routed passionate unspoken feelings for someone of the same sex, not so sure about the near rape aspect – but since the character actually seems to want it, it isn’t actually ‘forced’… 7/10
The Cornered Mouse Dreams of Cheese
(Possibly the most interesting title I’ve seen in a while?!) Well this time the way to get your yaoi guy into bed is via blackmail, because you know he cheated on his wife. *Evil laughing followed by heavy male-male steamy petting*. I love this because of the examination of how and why a person loves, the selfish love someone craves who will never initiate love and always craves a person who will show they ‘love them more’. Then to *spoiler* confess to a person while your actual bf is in the same room! That takes guts!…10/10
Nemunoki no Geshukusou
(Shoujo) How do you learn to like men when you see them as utterly useless? Have a ‘robotic’ male to help you realize a man can be good! Only *spoiler* this guy isn’t a robot, he’s a guy who has a crush on her…trying to get into her heart? Wouldn’t it be nice if the robot she admires really was human? Pretty art…8/10
I like the layout of this manga, dark speech bubbles with white text, depressing mood, makes a change from the love stories to get some violent creepy action! Pretty eye art, leaves me wondering if this is going to be anything more than see monster/kill monster though, especially as it’s based on a game?…7/10