Archive for October, 2012
Ringo ni Hachimitsu
Release Date: 08/03/2012
“I shall give you a sweet, sweet love.” Matsuda Natsuki is in his second year of university… and gay. All of a sudden the man that he’s been seeing announces that he’s going to get married and a junior in his school asks “Won’t you join the curry club?” out of the blue.
Ever since that boy loving boy appeared, Natsuki’s loneliness and sadness slowly begin to turn into happiness. “The showy, fearless, underclassman Komano and the four-eyed upperclassman who has no confidence, Natsuki” Natsuki’s very sweet and just a little bit adorable love story is about to begin. (English Translated by Simply_shine)
コマノ: Maeno Tomoaki 前野智昭
子供夏樹: Yayoi Suganoya 菅谷弥生
中田:Matsumoto Shinobu 松本忍
山田:Matsumoto Kenta 松本健太
友人:Takahashi Hidenori 高橋英則
男子: Oda Hisafumi 小田久史
コマノ母: Keicho Yuka 慶長佑香
Maeno Tomoaki × Hino Satoshi
Author: Hide Yoshiko秀良子
Company: Movic ムービック
Blab: I liked the storytelling for this one :3 Adorbs.
Oda Hisafumi’s minor character waii xD;;
Kyoudai no Jijou 2 Koibito no Jijou
兄弟の事情 2 恋人の事情
Author Name: Watarumi Naho (渡海奈穂)
Illustration: Abe Akane(阿部あかね)
Company: FIFTH Avenue (フィフスアベニュー)
水橋和臣: Hino Satoshi 日野聡
水橋紬里: Shimono Hiro 下野紘
水橋利一郎: Toriumi Kousuke 鳥海浩輔
Hino Satoshi x Shimono Hiro
Blab: Wow, more than 2 years since the previous one, I fully understand when Shimono was like “it took me a while to remember who the character was” in the free talk. Still didn’t find anything special to this story… and it was even less interesting this round since there was like no more actual relationship development, just all this other outside story. Like they said in the free talk, Hino’s character was lots of tsun and not really dere. And eh. XD And once again, hisashiburi Shimono-san no hiwai na koe~
Listened: Oct 11, 2012
秋山佑二: 間島淳司 Majima Junji
柴大輔 : 岸尾だいすけ Kishio Daisuke
佐野智美:吉野裕行 Yoshino Hiroyuki
Kishio Daisuke x Majima Junji
Mangaka: Nobara Aiko (のばらあいこ)
Company: CROWN WORKS Azure collection
H Rate: 7. Yocchin’s scene in the tokuten goes for a 9. 8D;
Blab: Waii Kishio seme \o/
Free talk, funny how some of them were like “we’re the same height as the characters” 8D
I’ve had this blog for over 3 years now, without the intention of opening it up to search engines since:
1. I didn’t have much to talk about except BL drama I’d listened to, and I didn’t care to have any comments on it… XD;;
2. Talk of adult material, I guess I just didn’t sit too well with it being thrown out there while I was still schooling, even at college level. But I’m done with school now, I hope.
Since I’ve been reading more BL novels now, which give me a lot more to say… I’ll let myself open to the search engines. Even though I’m not like most of the other fujoshi blogs who will consistently update. Like currently, I’m pretty much only stalking anything Takarai Rihito is involved with. I do have a few other novels/manga of writers/artists I have little to no experience with, which I will slowly explore.
But yeah… might as well open it up to the search engines now.
There’s still no actual full structure to this blog, and I’ll blab when I feel like it like usual.~
Who knows, maybe a kindred spirit will stumble upon this blog and we’ll get to gush about our shared interests together.
For the record, only a low 3k hits without the search engine. xD;
Hana nomi zo shiru
宝井 理人 (イラスト)
3 volumes, complete
Blab: TAKARAI RIHITO BANZAI
Arikawa Youichi x Misaki Shouta, third year college students. One in law school, the other studying botany.
If you want something just simple and sweet with amazing art, this hits the spot.
This is one I’m sure to re-read in years from now and fall in love with once again~
*spoilers from here on*
Nise Ouji Pina
大鳥 香弥 (著), 宝井 理人 (イラスト)
Blab: Yet another book grabbed because of Takarai Rihito’s art.
Simple names to work with in this novel, Pina (covering for Pearl Ouji) and Asuran. Pina is an orphan who had been living off trash, and by sheer coincidence ends up becoming the Prince’s double when another kingdom attacks. In order to survive, he has to become Asuran’s slave, yet everyone still assumes Pina was once the real Prince. And part of being a slave requires sleeping with the master once a week. Complicated feelings ensue, waii \o/
The cliche setups aren’t really getting to me, and Takarai has had more interesting illustrations in other novels, but I’m enjoying what I can out of the novel anyway. xD In fact, this is the first one I’ve read outside of a normal modern-day Japanese setting, if I don’t count visual novel games such as Lamento and such. o.O;
The book almost spends more time just delving into the uke’s mind as events turn about him than the actual relationship development. Fortunately, I really like this particular uke, so I could read through it all and I could sympathize. It kind of had to happen, seeing as the seme kept going in and out of the picture every other page. Busy busy man… |D…
*SPOILERS FROM HERE ON*
I totally lol’ed when Jeek barged in and told Pina that the whole “sleeping with the master once a week” thing was “optional”.
And that ending was the fluffiest I’ve ever read so far. XD At least I was in the mood for it.
The H, while hot, wasn’t as thorough as I wanted it to be,
even with the scene where the uke was on drugs. But still hot. xD