Canis by Zakk
Canis by Zakk
The first volume is a solid start to an interesting story and an interesting relationship. Looking at Zakk’s art gives me life, whether it’s the dark dramatic scenes or the cute comical ones. I like the slow yet inevitable development of the main relationship, and can’t wait to see how the continuation pans out.
Kusama Sakae - Lost Letters
Their casual yet intimate interaction is so lovely here, I took the dialogue out so the gestures would stand out a bit more.
Mars no kiss by Kishi Torajiru
Ahhh I really love the way Kishi Torajiru draws, and the ~sexual tension~ and ~slowly developing feelings~ were portrayed really well. The ending was super frustrating though, even if it was “realistic” or whatever. (God help me I need to read some GL stories that actually have some girls’ love in them orz)
Juicy Cider by Shinba Rize
This was recommended to me by a friend who told me the sex scenes are hilarious. Every once in a while it’s fun to read manga that doesn’t take itself too seriously so I decided to give this a go, even if the art didn’t look very interesting to me. The sex scenes were awkward and silly but not very hot, the characters or their relationship wasn’t very interesting and there wasn’t much of a story to speak of, so it turned out to be a rather mediocre read. For awkward and silly (yet also really hot) sex scenes I’d rather go to Koshino’s Samejima-kun and Sasahara-kun. All in all, Juicy Cider is kind of forgettable, but it has its entertaining moments.
Soredemo kamawanai by Misao Sangatsu
I started reading this because the art looked cute, but in the end the story just wasn’t for me. I was thrown off by the moment it was shown that Takamine’s social awkwardness was the kind where he actually seems to have the mental capabilities of a child. There seems to be an audience for romance stories where one of the main characters is really child-like (thinking about Hako no naka BL novel series by Narise Konohara here), but that sort of dynamic kind of creeps me out so I wasn’t able to properly enjoy this story. I still liked the art though: it was a little stiff at times, but in an endearing way.
mcpippiiins asked: Where are you reading Dousei Ai? I can't seem to find any of the chapters online past chapter 6?? Please tell me how to find the rest of the translated chapters as I love this manga and the artist :( I would be very grateful!
I bought and read Dousei ai on JManga when it still existed, too bad it’s not an option anymore ): They published the first four volumes of the manga (32 chapters in total) before closing down, and I’m in SO.MUCH.PAIN because I want to know how the story ends ;_;
I’m not sure if the stuff from Jmanga is available anywhere onlilne, it might be a good idea to look around 4chan or Livejournal if you haven’t done that already.
But yeah Setona Mizushiro is amazing and I wish more people knew about Dousei ai since it’s such an interesting and well-crafted story.
Nakamura Asumiko – J no subete
Can’t wait for the last chapters to be translated
The Man of Tango by Tetuzoh Okadaya
Idk why I’ve been reading so many stories with bara-like aesthetics lately, maybe I’m just curious :D Anyway, I remember hearing some good things about this manga back when it was scanlated, so I wanted to try it out now that SuBLime finally published it. It was interesting to see how Hiro and Angie’s relationship developed, and I think it really shows that the mangaka didn’t have any previous experience with BL before she created this story. Like, even if there were some minor wtf moments and the character designs weren’t always very attractive to me, there was still something really refreshing about the story and I enjoyed reading it. And Bene was a great character!
Mizutani Fuuka – Lonely Wolf, Lonely Sheep
Lonely Wolf, Lonely Sheep by Mizutani Fuuka
The cover is really cute and the story had its moments, but I’m NOT OKAY with the fact that this is supposed to be a story about two girls falling in love and they don’t even kiss? W H Y ? ? ? ? ? ? But I really liked the fact that big Imari was a biker girl, and how little Imari was such a strong person even if she looks so sweet and fragile *A*
PS if you guys have any yuri/ GL recommendations, I’m totally up for trying new titles since I haven’t read that many!
Pretty Men Fighting Dirty by Sakira
Sakira’s art style with all the buff men might not always be 100 % up my alley (though luckily there is variation), but I want to support her work because there’s always room for more silly but oh-so-dirty titles in the English-speaking BL market. I also generally like the fact that she caters to a variety of different fetishes, even though I might not always be into them. The ridiculous proctology story was probably my favourite, which pretty much tells you everything you need to know about the contents of this book orz