[Review] Seven Days: The Manga and Live Action Comparison and Thoughts

Hey guys!

So the other day I was thinking I wanted to watch some movies to help diversify the content on my blogs, instead of just having anime and manga. But I was a bit hesitant since I don’t like to watch movies by myself. I’m more the type to watch with someone else and then talk about it with them.

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That’s when I randomly thought of BL dramas and how I’d never watched one before! After doing a bit of research I found Seven Days and immediately headed over. However, as I was watching the live action I couldn’t stop myself from picking up the manga, so instead of doing a review on the live action by itself, I thought I’d do a semi-comparison/overall review of both. Continue reading “[Review] Seven Days: The Manga and Live Action Comparison and Thoughts”

[Review] Joou to Shitateya by Scarlet Beriko

Ok guys, I lied. I’m not going to read Jealousy just yet, but I am going through Scarlet Beriko’s manga and I found this super cute one

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Rumour has it that if people wear suits from the tailor shop SHIDA, you will be successful. Oumi hears about this rumour from one of his coworkers and decides to go check out the place, to see if this is actually true. Of course, when he gets there, he ends up getting teased by the shop owner Tetsuya for believing the rumours. He claims that he won’t be able to make Oumi a magic suit and that success comes from the hard work his customers put into their jobs.  Continue reading “[Review] Joou to Shitateya by Scarlet Beriko”

[Review] Yondaime Ooyamato Tatsuyuki by Scarlet Beriko

I am here to right my wrongs!! So this is the one manga I thought I’d already reviewed but apparently didn’t…please enjoy. It’s hot and has mafia dudes and the CUTEST seme I’ve ever met.

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So this was the “second time” I read this manga and I feel like I’m reading it through new eyes. This picks up after Minori No Te. It seems that at some point, Tatsuyuki took up Minori’s offer of going back to see him, but when he did, Minori was gone. This leads him to being depressed/heartbroken and he returns to being uninterested in being the head of the Ooyamato Group, a major yakuza group from the Kantou region. Continue reading “[Review] Yondaime Ooyamato Tatsuyuki by Scarlet Beriko”

[Review] Minori no Te by Scarlet Beriko

Wow, guys. So I was going to review Yondaime Ooyamato Tatsuyuki but when I started reading it, there was a note saying it was a spin off of Minori no Te. I’ve tried to read it before and just couldn’t get past the first chapter because in my head Tatsuyuki can only be with Nozomi

But I decided to persevere!! In hopes of possibly catching any references to this book

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Minori no Te is about a guy named Minori who is a physical therapist in a lesser known part of town. He gets a variety of customers ranging from members of the yazuka to well-known actors, but what they all have in common is that after receiving Minor’s ‘special massage’ they always come back. Of course, one day he gets a new customer who just happens to be someone from his past. Continue reading “[Review] Minori no Te by Scarlet Beriko”

[Review] Jackass!~ Who said it was okay to touch?~ by Scarlet Beriko

Why did I not read this sooner?! Ok, so I’ve actually stumbled upon this manga a lot of times because the cover is so eye catching, just look at that leg (mmm) but for some reason I’ve never read it? But today I did!

As an FYI, this mangaka also did Yondaime Ooyamato Tatsuyuki, which I could have sworn I reviewed but I can’t find it, what kind of a fujoshi am I?! Keeping all that sexy to myself, I’VE FAILED YOU ALL

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Jackass follows the relationship of two couples. Our main couple seems to be Keisuke and Shinoda, and our side couple is Katsumi and Aramaki-sensei. Continue reading “[Review] Jackass!~ Who said it was okay to touch?~ by Scarlet Beriko”

[Review] Rereading Ten Count by Rihito Takarai

Eherm, so I stopped reading this manga a while ago, weeks, possibly months. But I was bored last night and figured there was enough content where I could just skip certain scenes if I needed to (or at least get some sort of explanation where I wouldn’t feel too weirded out reading this), only to end up rereading the whole thing

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Because I’ve been following it pretty faithfully since (probably) before volume 1 was printed, I feel like I’ve forgotten a few things. It’s kind of like watching anime once a week compared to binging everything. Rereading it helped jog my memory and I thought I’d write up a post with some quick thoughts about each volume, knowing what’s coming in volume 5 Continue reading “[Review] Rereading Ten Count by Rihito Takarai”

[Review] Kurui Naku no wa Boku no Ban by Keri Kusabi

Hasn’t done BL Manga reviews and when she does, she picks an R18 Omegaverse story? Yup, I did, though I didn’t know it was Omegaverse when I picked it out. I just thought, Oh hey look at these two super hot guys and oh man that tall one probably gives devious one the world/is super devoted to him/it’s HOT sexytime, definitely something I’m into 

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And into it I went (hehehe). Since there’s no summary on the website I read it on, I suppose I must now use the few brain cells I have left to try and make sense of all the yaoi in my head:

Takaba has just started his new job and is relieved to find his coworkers are all Alphas. It seems like the perfect workplace…until Director Karasuma walks in and his Omega scent reaches Takaba. Having grown up away from Omegas and practically loathing them for their “typical Omegan ways,” Takaba finds this job might not be as easy as he once thought. Especially when he’s invited to one of Karasuma’s “meetings”


Continue reading “[Review] Kurui Naku no wa Boku no Ban by Keri Kusabi”

[Review] Skip Beat: 38 volumes of fun, craziness, and healing

Today I decided to share one of my favorite shoujo manga that makes me laugh like a maniac. As if I didn’t do enough of that already…

Skip Beat! is a 38 volume (and ongoing) shoujo manga by Yoshiki Nakamura that is licensed by VIZ media. It follows the life of Kyoko Mogami, a sixteen year old girl who follows her crush Sho to Tokyo to help realize his dreams of becoming a celebrity. Working multiple jobs, Kyoko supports Sho and the home they “both share”. Completely devoted, she doesn’t see that there’s something more sinister at play here.

Of course, all of this changes when Kyoko visits Sho on location and overhears a conversation where he confesses that he was only using her as a maid! Enraged by his betrayal, Kyoko vows revenge and thus her determination to enter showbiz is born. Continue reading “[Review] Skip Beat: 38 volumes of fun, craziness, and healing”

[Review] Whispered Words by Takashi Ikeda

If you know me, I’m a big fan of yaoi but recently I’ve been meaning to check out something different and a yuri/romance filled manga title seemed to fit the bill.Whispered Words is a nine-volume series by Takashi Ikeda and was published in a three-volume English translation by One Peace Books. I’ll be talking about the first volume only, which is 472 pages long!

Murasame and Kazama have been friends for a year, ever since Kazama transferred in, and accidentally revealed she likes girls. Immediately isolated and treated as a pervert, Murasame took it upon herself as class representative to befriend Kazama.

A year later Murasame finds herself in love with Kazama and unable to confess her love. Why? Because Kazama only likes cute girls and Murasame with her tall physique, black belt status, and poor sense in fashion is anything but cute. Continue reading “[Review] Whispered Words by Takashi Ikeda”

[Netgalley] Manga Classics: The Scarlet Letter

I received a free e-copy through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

The Scarlet Letter is an adaptation of the novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The story is set in 17th-century Puritan Boston, Massachusetts and tells the tale of Hester Prynne who has committed adultery and must now bear a scarlet A upon her clothes for her crime.

When I first started reading this story, I was wondering if I would be able to understand it. Often times I find myself completely confused with classic novels because they use too much symbolism and stiff language. The story comes across just fine as we follow Hester who is shunned by her community after they find out she’s committed adultery. Nobody knows who her husband is and even a villager mentions that me might have died at sea but still they condemn her and her child of sin. Continue reading “[Netgalley] Manga Classics: The Scarlet Letter”