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12th October
2012
written by Splash

Kyoudai no Jijou 2 Koibito no Jijou
兄弟の事情 2 恋人の事情
Release Date:2012/09/26
Listened: 10/11/2012

Manga/Novel: Novel
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)

Summary:
品行方正で評判の水橋家三男の紬里は、ずっと次男の和臣が好きだった。俺様で自分勝手な和臣に、便利に使われながら、恋心をひた隠す日々。そんなある日、和臣の友人に寝込みを襲われた紬里は、助けてくれたはずの和臣に手を出されて…!?
ドSで遊び人の次男と、一途でケナゲな三男の家庭内恋愛事情とは──。

Cast:
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

Pairing(s):
Hino Satoshi x Shimono Hiro
日野聡×下野紘

Rate: 6
H Rate:
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~

11th October
2012
written by Splash

Akiyama-kun
秋山くん
Release Date:2012/09/30
Listened: Oct 11, 2012

Summary:
ずっと好きだったんです。助けてもらったあの日から――。
不良グループの秋山君に恋した、雑草系男子・柴。思いあまって往来で告白した流れで取り巻きに拉致され、柴も秋山も思いもよらぬスゴイ展開に!?
おふざけで始まったカンケイだけど、次第に互いの心が通い始めて――。

Cast:
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

Pairing:
Kishio Daisuke x Majima Junji
岸尾だいすけ×間島淳司

Manga/Novel:Manga
Mangaka: Nobara Aiko (のばらあいこ)
Company: CROWN WORKS Azure collection

Rate: 7
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

7th October
2012
written by Splash

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. /shy 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. /no1

For the record, only a low 3k hits without the search engine. xD;

5th October
2012
written by Splash

Hana nomi zo shiru
花のみぞ知る
宝井 理人 (イラスト)
3 volumes, complete

Volume 1
Volume 2
Volume 3

Rate: 9
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*
(more…)

3rd October
2012
written by Splash

Nise Ouji Pina
にせ王子ピナ
大鳥 香弥 (著), 宝井 理人 (イラスト)

AmazonJP

Rate: 8/10
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. /love
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

12th September
2012
written by Splash

Naranai Denwa ga Koi wo Tsutaeru
鳴らない電話が恋を伝える
坂井朱生 (著), 宝井理人 (イラスト)

AmazonJP

Rate: 9/10
H Rate: 9/10
Blab: Yet ANOTHER book I picked out solely for Takarai Rihito’s art. The single review on amazonJP (at the time of this writeup) rates this book with only 3 stars, but it seems the reviewer just has something against sweet-talkers. I don’t have a problem with it as long as it’s done tastefully. :P

I like this author’s style of writing. Maybe because I suck at doing dialogue so much myself, but this author has a pretty natural way of going about it. I felt there was a good balance of dialogue, monologue and descriptive whatever else. Kyouji’s everlasting tsun and Akiu Takayuki’s unrelenting sweet talk, moemoemoemoe. Even during their H, which fired me up in all the wrong ways XDDD /love

But because of that good balance, even with half the book spent on Takayuki hitting on Kyouji without getting any real affection back, everything still felt very good. XD;;; In fact, banzai for all that time because it gave me all these “IT WAS ALL WORTH IT, you’re such a good man” feels at the end.

There’s also an age gap, with Kyouji being 19 and they never confirmed Takayuki’s age, but he was probably around or close to 30. M.o.e.

I couldn’t help but feel like Kyouji’s brother Ikuya’s presence was there mostly to just lead off to a possible spin-off of Ikuya and Takao’s relationship. o.O; I can’t say I care much about their story at this point though… (poke me again if Takarai does art for it~).

Oh and 3 beautiful H scenes, big thumbs up XDDDDD;
Definitely want to reread this one sometime.

7th September
2012
written by Splash

Iberikobuta to Koi to Tsubaki
イベリコ豚と恋と椿

Summary:
――極上の男たちの物語。
不良のくせにゴミ拾い活動をする集団 「イベリコ豚」
… 地元じゃ有名なイカレた連中が 「ポイ捨てしただろ」 と俺にイチャモンつけてきた。
やってもねぇ罪をなすりつけられて一触即発の雰囲気になった時、現れたのが奴らのリーダー通称 「イベリコ」 。
コイツがなかなか男気のあるヤローで、俺はすっかり惚れちまった。
ところが急にイベリコが 「二度と俺の前に姿を現すな」 と衝撃発言をしてきて … ! ?

Cast:
入江 : Nojima Hirofumi 野島裕史
椿 : Majima Junji 間島淳司
源路 : Maeno Tomoaki 前野智昭
吉宗 : Ono Yuuki 小野友樹

Pairing:
Nojima Hirofumi x Majima Junji
野島裕史×間島淳司
Maeno Tomoaki x Ono Yuuki
前野智昭×小野友樹

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H Rate:
Blab: Need to listen to this one again. XD

22nd June
2012
written by Splash

This post has moved to LJ here~: http://splash.livejournal.com/415057.html

10th June
2012
written by Splash

Orange no Kokoro -Tomare-
オレンジのココロ-トマレ-
Release Date: 2012/02/28

Related: Aozora no Kimochi -Susume-

Summary:
総合美術専門学校に通う相馬朗は、デザイン科イラストレーション専攻の二年生。
アイドルのような可愛い顔に小柄な体、しかし気は強い相馬はまだ恋を知らない。
んな相馬が気になるのは、爽やかで学生からも人気の高い担任講師・栢野志宏。
相馬の就職のことで意見がぶつかりながらも、過去に何かを抱える栢野が気にかかり……!?

Cast:
相馬朗 : Yonaga Tsubasa代永翼
栢野志宏 : Takahashi Hiroki高橋広樹
相馬昭生 : Toriumi Kousuke鳥海浩輔
伊勢逸見 : Miki Shinichirou三木眞一郎
北史鶴 : Terashima Takuma寺島拓篤
冲村功 : Suzuki Tatsuhisa鈴木達央
田中ムラジ : Mizushima Takahiro水島大宙
喜屋武剛史 : Mamiya Yasuhiro間宮康弘
etc.

Pairing:
高橋広樹 × 代永翼
Takahashi Hiroki x Yonaga Tsubasa

Manga/Novel: Novel
Author: Sakiya Haruhi 崎谷はるひ
Illustrator:Nekota Yonezou ねこ田米蔵
Company:Atis

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10th June
2012
written by Splash

Flutter
フラッター
Release Date:2012/05/25
listened: 6/9/2012

Summary:
浅田には気になる人がいる。 名前も部署も知らないけれど、同性なのに目で追ってしまうほど綺麗な男だ。
ある日、浅田はその人―――観月と仕事をすることになる。
浅田は、仕事もできて人あたりもいい観月に好感を持つが、観月が同性愛者と知り動揺する。
しかし、何もかも完璧だと思っていた観月の人間らしい部分を知るにつれ、浅田は観月に惹かれていき……

A feeling you can’t erase even if it hurts you, even if it breaks you down. There’s someone that’s on Asada’s mind. But he doesn’t know his name or where he’s from.
Even though they’re both men, his eyes can’t seem to help but follow him, he’s that captivating. Then one day, Asada ends up working with that man – Mizuki is his name.
Asada finds the capable and friendly Mizuki likable but is shaken when he finds out that he’s gay.
But as he gets to know Mizuki’s more human side, having always believed that he was perfect, Asada finds himself drawn to him.

English Summary by Simply_shine

Cast:
浅田雅浩:Hatano Wataru 羽多野渉
観月亮輔:Kondou Takashi 近藤隆
吉野耀:Okitsu Kazuyuki 興津和幸

Pairing:
Hatano Wataru x Kondou Takashi
羽多野渉×近藤隆

Manga/Novel: Manga
Author: Tenzen Momoko(天禅桃子)
Company: Fifth Avenue (フィフスアベニュ)

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Blab: My cheeks went a happy red at the confessions and such and such.~ This one was pretty cute. Good Waccha and Kondou 8D;;;

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