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
Sunny by Taiyo Matsumoto
This quiet story about a children’s home is full of subtle emotion and poignant moments. It kind of reminds me of Ono Natsume’s work, because the story-telling is pretty slow and subdued and you really have to take your time so you can fully appreciate it. I also love the soft, ink painting-like artwork. I got the first volume for free for review purposes, but I’m definitely buying the second volume when it comes out.
Kuku Hayate – Sword and Mist
Kuku Hayate – Sword and Mist
Miwaku Shikake Amai Wana by Nekota Yonezou
(Help I have no idea how the title is actually written in romaji D: )
I’m usually a huge fan of Nekota Yonezou, but this story was kind of a disappointment to me. I get that it’s a gag manga so I tried not to take it too seriously, but the main character being a homophobic jerk wasn’t very enjoyable either, even if the whole point was that he’s an idiot. I think chaizer sums it up really well here: instead of forcing the character into enjoying gay sex or whatever, he could have been shown that gay people are people too…… I admit I would’ve enjoyed the story a lot more if there were at least more sex scenes, but as it is, the reading experience wasn’t a very satisfying one.
Kuku Hayate - Sword and Mist
Brotip: if you love intricate hair designs and beautiful, strong men getting it on with each other, you can get your copy of Sword and Mist from here.
I really love how the story is quite playful and doesn’t take itself too seriously, but there’s also a feeling of gradual development to their relationship. And did I mention the sex scenes are pretty amazing? Kuku Hayate has definitely become one of the mangakas I always pick up, no matter what the story is about.
Gestalt by Ootsuki Miu
The concept of this story reminds me a little of Aniya Yuiji’s Springtime of Love, where the object of one-sided love also appears as some sort of astral projection in the main character’s bedroom. I’m quite curious to see where the plot is headed after the first chapter. :D
Also, hello to all new followers! I’m trying my best to keep this blog updated from now on, but with a new job starting soon I can’t promise anything.
Mizushiro Setona - Dousei Ai chapter 15
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