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Author: Rio Kanagi  / Illustrator: Kugo / Format: BLCD
H-level: 1 /5 / Plot: 3 /5 / Artwork: 4/5 / Characterization: 4/5 / Overall: 4/6


Yesterday I was disappointed by the drama Chocolate no you ni, but this drama totally cured me! The story is not particularly fantastic but the pacing, acting, characterization are so well balanced that once you start listening, you simply can’t stop!!

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Kono ai wo kurae!

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Chocolate no you ni

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Author: Hichiwa Yuka
Illustrator: Kane Hikaru
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Betrayed by Hichiwa sensei! ?? Apparently the uke is not the poisonous uke I expected!! Harsh review ahead so please be careful!

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Kisaragi Seiyuu Version

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Author: Kozawa Ryouta
Illustrator: Kazu Aki
Format: Drama CD
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After a long break, really long, I’ve finally gathered enough energy to listening to CD and writing reviews again.  The first CD I pick to review is a suspense mystery which has no H but a very rich plot.  In fact, the script won the 50th Buruli Bonaward.  In addition to a novel and movie, there is also a drama CD released by Momogre and the latter is the subject of my review.

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Kofuku no Susume Series

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Author: Himawari Souya
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Recently, I have been thrown into Himawari Souya’s world and have literally gone through all her works (aside from the hard-core shouta ones). I already introduced the Iromachi series earlier and this time, I shall introduce a completely different series: Otonari & Hiraga brothers series. It’s a series with three books: Koufuku no Susume, Kimi no Ondo, & Aruku Omoi. These three books feature two couples: Otonari Makoto and Hiraga Yukiharu as well as Otonari Minori and Hiraga Mizumo. Since I like Minori and Mizumo much more, I shall focus my review on this couple instead.

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Handwhich

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Author: Suzuki Tsuta
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This is the debut work of Suzuki Tsuta and actually earned quite a good wave of reviews among Japanese fans. I personally like her simple and minimalistic artwork (without the elegance of many mainstream BL artists) and she’s definitely on my “to-watch-out” mangaka list. There are altogether 5 stories:

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Ookikufuri kabutte

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Author: Higuchi Asa
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My Christmas review (though a bit late) is dedicated to a non-BL, baseball manga which has just claimed the 2006 Tezuka Osamu Cultural Award. I’m usually not into sports manga because most of the time, they just focus on techniques and competition and before long, they enter the endless loop that lead to nowhere but boredom. Ookikufuri Kabutte (abb. as Oofuri) is different because its focus is not on techniques so much as the psychological conditions within the players and also between the players.

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