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Give me a week to fall in love – Seven Days Vol.1 Review

Seven Days: Monday-Thursday
セブンデイズ Monday-Thursday
Tachibana Venio, Takarai Rihito.
2007 – Taiyo Tosho. 2010 – Juné.
Genre: Drama, Shounen ai
Buy: USA , Rent it
Rating: 16+

It is rumored that Touji Seryou, one of the more popular boys at school, would go out with anyone who asks him out on a Monday morning. But on this particular Monday morning, the first person he meets at the school gate is no other than Yuzuru Shino, Seryou’s sempai at the archery club. On a whim, and well-aware of Seryou’s reputation, Shino asks Seryou to go out with him. Thinking that it will be treated as a joke, they’re both guys after all, imagine Shino’s surprise when Seryou takes him up on the offer! There is a catch, though. While Seryou does go out with the first girl who asks him out on a Monday morning, the other side of the coin is – by the end of the week, he will break up with that person. In essence, Seryou is a lover with a one-week expiration date. But will Shino prove to be the exception to that rule? (from Juné) Continue reading

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A flower stands proud in the swamp – Love Water review

Love Water – 妓楼の戀水
Tachibana Venio, Miyagi Tooko.
2007 – Taiyo Tosho. 2010 – Juné.
Genre: Drama, Historical, Romance, Yaoi
Buy: USA , Rent it
Rating: 16+

In the intricately mannered world of an Osaka brothel in Meiji-era Japan, Misao, a beautiful male servant, can only dream of a time when he can earn enough money to pay his debt to the brothel and escape his servitude. Into his small, stifling world comes Masaomi Towa, the handsome and wealthy heir to a corporation and a newcomer to the rules of the pleasure district. Masaomi’s sincerity and kindness penetrate through Misao’s practiced cynicism, and Misao finds his heart captured by love for the first time. But Masaomi has come calling to meet with Ukigumo, the brothel’s beautiful head courtesan. Will Misao’s deepest desire come true, or will the cruel reality of the brothel destroy his dream of love? Venio Tachibana’s beautifully-rendered portrait of Meiji Japan evokes an era gone by. Includes illustrations by Tooko Miyagi. Continue reading

35 days of BL manga! – Day 08: A BL manga that makes you fluffy and happy when you read it

This was actually an easy choice for me! I know I have read several cute things that made me really happy and fluffy, but Seven Days was the first one that came to mind and then I couldn’t think of any other.

This cover instantly attracted me

That’s because I love this manga so much. It is such a cute story about adolescent pure love that you can’t help but feel for them. By the way, this is a shounen-ai, so only a few kisses here. I kept wishing for more but it’s probably ok this way, sex would probably change the innocent air of the story?. I absolutely love Takarai Rihito’s art, it might be kind of messy but I think it is really fitting for the story, with an airy feeling to it, and her colored art is even better  ^^
Also, there is a drama cd based on this manga, they seiyuus did a nice work here. (you can find it in aarinfantasy forums)
This was also featured in the AGUY Club, Geisha wrote a nice review there.