Category Archives: SEIYUU

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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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Deadlock

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Author: Aida Saki
Illustrator: Takashina You
Format: Novel, Blcd
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This is the book I like THE BEST among all the Boy’s love books I have read (manga and novels) so I intend to write a VERY DETAILED review of the story. If you plan to read the novel, I don’t recommend reading my summary/review as that will inevitably spoil the fun. Deadlock is definitely a deviant from the genre of boy’s love because unlike usual boy’s love that mimic a heterosexual relationship, this one is more down to earth a description of the love between a man and another man and that’s the part that I like THE BEST.

Since all the names are in katakana, I just use the nearest English name because it’s strange to write up an English review with katakana . If you find problems with the names, please inform me. This story is totally fiction and so don’t imagine the prison in the States is like this. It is certainly NOT!

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Sayonara wo iiuki wa nai

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Author: Aida Saki
Illustrator: Kitahata Akeno
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This novel opened with “My sweet honey” and I almost fell off the chair from laughing. Normally, it’s not surprising if you hear a man saying this to a woman but when it’s a guy saying that to another guy, especially someone nearly a decade older, it’s REALLY. As usual, my summaries contain heavy spoilers and so from now on I’ll provide a quick summary for those who’re just browsing for what to buy and the full summary for those who want to use the reviews for understanding the plot in BLCDs or raw manga.

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Keisei Hiwa ~ Kago no Nakade & Kago no Hana

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Author: Himawari Souya
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This manga was first published in 2001 but it’s going to be dramatized by Intercommunications next February!! I intended to only write a short review for this manga initially but I changed my mind and write a detailed review to celebrate the coming of the BLCD (which will only cover Sango & Nekoyanagi’s story). This is known as the iromachi (similar to modern day red light district) because the story took place in a fantasy setting that resembled the ancient red-light district of Japan. The whole district is isolated from the rest of the world and the prostitutes working there are not allowed to leave without permit. Many children were sold to become prostitutes to pay off their family debts and in this series, we get to see the life of a few of these prostitutes.

!!SHOTA WARNING !!
The ages of the couple vary but most of the uke are YOUNG. Sango is around 13-14 at the beginning of the story so it’s okay (13 is the age of consent in Japan I think but it’s about to change I’ve heard). Momiji looks around 6-7 to me and Asagi looks around 9-10 for me.

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Gerard et Jacques

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Author: Yoshinaga Fumi
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I usually don’t review licensed manga because I feel there are enough reviews out there and I would rather devote my energy to reviewing novels or manga that hardly reach the Western audience. HOWEVER, there are two reasons why I’m reviewing this book. First, there is a CD version coming out and second, I saw an extremely negative review of this manga on Anime News Network that frankly quite shocked me. As for the story, since it’s already licensed, I don’t plan on summarizing the manga in great depth.

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Yogoto mitsu wa shitaterite

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Author: Izumi Katsura
Illustrator: Enjin Yamimaru
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This is the sequel to Kono Tsumi Bukaki Yoru ni. I’ve updated the review with comments from the drama CD. Enjoy!

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