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Storytelling: Ogasawara Uki

After I read Ogasawara Uki’s Black Sun Doreiou, I was really looking forward to getting to know her work better. There was a hint of it in Black Sun, but the more of her work I read, the more I confirmed it: she is just chock full of ideas. And who isn’t? But most people, […]

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Storytelling: Kinoshita Keiko

Her stories sometimes have a “today is just another day” kind of feeling and because of that it seems that her characters can take longer to develop. In my opinion, this is probably why her multi-volume stories tend to be better than the single volumes or oneshot collections. It isn’t always that way. For example, […]

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Notes: Yamashita Tomoko Briefly Discusses Foreign Horror

@beef_or_beef comments on foreign horror and religion http://twitter.com/beef_or_beef/status/188153571483721728 http://twitter.com/beef_or_beef/status/188154557291970561 I’ve thought about it, but never about how it would seem to someone that is foreign to me. She’s right, though. It’s great to get external views of a culture you live and breathe and thus usually take for granted. While her cursory observation leans towards not […]

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Storytelling: Kaiya Tatsumi

Diet BL. I bought Boys Love Bang Bang’s first DMG title, Kaiya Tatsumi’s Healing Music, more as a way of supporting the team’s work than for the title itself. As expected of BLBB, Healing Music was well done. For me, it was definitely one of the better titles I’ve read by this mangaka. I liked […]

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Sketched: Yashiro

of Yoneda Kou’s Don’t Stay Gold, et al. He bleeds. Yashiro is a multi-faceted character of the highest order. He is a primary and side character in three of Yoneda Kou-sensei’s titles. A very complex character that’s worth a few hundred words, at least. I believe that he is twisted, however, I also believe that […]

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Storytelling: Fujiyama Hyouta

While the plot devices that are used in her stories are nothing new in BL and you can generally guess what the outcome will be, Fujiyama Hyouta’s stories are still a departure from the usual fare. Unlike a lot of BL, her stories often pull you along at a pace that may appear unnecessarily slow […]

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