I’m not really sure why this is called Reversible. In BL, reversible is a term referring to a couple who embraces role reversal in between the sheets, i.e. either partner can be seme or uke. I didn’t get the feeling that any of the couples were capable of that or rather written that way. Also, it really was a “grab bag;” some of the stories felt unfinished or like I was reading the abridged version.
When I first read it, I was familiar with about a third of the contributing mangakas and by the end, I hadn’t really read any stories that made me want to read more by the new-to-me mangakas. Not that they were awful, but I was expecting bait-worthy content; the kind that gets you salivating for more. And it’s just as well because, unless they were using an alias that no one has discovered yet, a number of the mangakas only have 1 or 2 entries in MangaUpdates–including this title. On the whole, it wasn’t that bad, but I think that it was a wasted opportunity. They could have made better use of the theme and if there was a hard limit on pages, I would have preferred there be fewer contributors and longer stories.
Here’s the line up:
- Fujimoto Haruki (hers was my favorite)
- Hatori Misora
- Ikezawa Shiori
- Koizumi Neri
- Nishiogi Midori
- Takakura Tomoko
- Takarai Saki (cover artist & first story)
- Yonekura Kometa