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35 days of BL manga! – Day 27: A BL manga you think is so brilliant it’s like literature

It’s extremely difficult to pick a manga for this day. It’s not like there are many brilliant-literature BLs around, but the ones that I can remember are really good for completely different reasons, making this a difficult choice. The first that came to my mind was Kyuuso wa Cheese no Yume o Miru, then Red Blinds the Foolish, also some specific one-shots made by Yamashita Tomoko in Black Winged Love and Bara no Hitomi wa Bakudan. In the end I decided that Endless World was the most fitting for the word brilliant here.

I consider this one a brilliant piece of literature because of the way the story was presented. There would be nothing unusual about a former delinquent being faced with his messy past, by an unexpected meeting, if it weren’t because of the well calculated flashbacks. It wouldn’t be that great to see a young man consumed by drugs either, if we weren’t allowed to have a glimpse of his mind in the moment he lost himself in a psychedelic world. And this story wouldn’t be so amazingly brilliant if the beginning of all were presented at first and not in the end how it happened. Gripping,  realistic, surprising, beautiful and saddening, that’s Endless World by Jaryuu Dokuro.

Completely opposite to her better known work Sugar Milk, Endless World would be an excellent choice for licensing; I think Jaryuu Dokuro has already proven that she deserves more love.

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