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Hashiba Rin: Come to the Infirmary

I thought about dropping this, but I just ended up skipping the first two or three stories and reading the last three. Of the three, the best story was actually the one lone shoujo that was slipped in. It was about a girl who gets called “ugly” seemingly out of nowhere and is having a […]

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{Ishida Ikue} All the Time [3.5]

Ishida Ikue: All the Time

This was fairly enjoyable even though it was a bit dated. Sentiments about being the “woman” and “we’re doing it–I won’t let you get away this time” aside, I liked how they progressed through their relationship from hometown boys to colleagues to friends to likers to lovers. The transitions between events were kind of abrupt […]

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{Gou Shiira & Ishida Ikue} It's Not Love [3.4]

Gou Shiira & Ishida Ikue: It’s Not Love

While I can’t quite recommend this unless you want to laugh at things that aren’t meant to be funny, I did enjoy reading this (though certainly not the way the author intended). Three friends are out drinking when a guy who knows them but who none of them initially admit to not knowing interrupts them and […]

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[Agawa Kouko} Love Soul [3.0]

Agawa Kouko: Love Soul

It wasn’t horrible, but Makoto really got on my nerves stringing Kei along and having the nerve to say that he didn’t know what Kei wanted from him. Facing the Incoming Wind, the prequel, was full of Kei expressing himself, so I don’t get Makoto’s confusion. But I am glad that Kei did eventually put […]

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Yoneyama Kyuyu: Free Soul

The narration is by the main character, Chihomi who has fallen crazy in love with the new hire, Satoshi, at the cafe she works at. Even though she’s talking about herself throughout the story, I don’t feel like the story is about her at all. It’s definitely about Satoshi and Chihomi is just a device […]

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Kashio: Switch On!

This was OK, some cute parts, but the story, “Melody of Ice,” was just no. And I like twisted, but because it leaves off where it does, there’s no closure and I can only think that it won’t get better, so no.

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Caught My Eye: Manga Reborn – BL

The most recent post on Manga Reborn’s tumblr is an announcement regarding the licensing of new works by Koyama Chuuya and Mita Norifusa (not Space Brothers and Dragon Zakura as previously misunderstood by some)—that was more than a year ago. Since then they’ve been pretty quiet. They released a bunch of titles on Kindle in July (some of which are shown above) […]

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Kari Sumako: These are the Hungry

Beginnings. That’s what comes to mind when I think about her stories, the two that I’ve read anyway. A Truthful Picture and These are the Hungry are great stories about finding your way through a new life experience. Sumako-sensei writes characters that are at once timid and brave, thoughtful and careless, restricted and free. In […]

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Terashima: To Sow a Seed

Minami, a salesman, falls in love with Kitagami, a dentist, and is persistent in his non-aggressive pursuit. I was slightly annoyed at his tenacity, but since he was rather pleasant about it AND (this is the important part) AND was called out on how being the nice guy is a load of arrogant BS, I […]

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