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Review: Doushitemo furetakunai [No Touching at All]

Doushitemo Furetakunai –No Touching at All– tells the story about Shima and Togawa, your average company workers. Shima is the new guy, he has a shy and blunt personality; he doesn’t talk unless it’s necessary and when he does he is very incisive. Togawa finds these traits really interesting and, after a really bad first impression, he can’t help but want to tease Shima every time he sees his inexpressive face. This situation could turn out to be a normal boss/employee relationship, or even a good friendship, but, what happens when Togawa accidentally discovers the other side of Shima and becomes even more curious about him?

Yoneda Kou is another mangaka that, working with a common plot, can achieve an amazing result that stands out from your usual BL. The greatness of this manga is on the details and the way the story is presented; normal, realistic and focusing in the characters’ feelings. We are allowed to see some pretty painful struggles, bad decisions based on a confused judgment and love as it is most of the times; really complicated and scary.

This story is deep and with a perfect amount of drama that doesn’t go to the point of becoming unnatural. It centers on a major fact of life: in a good or bad way, the sad parts of a person’s past affect their personalities and choices forever. Togawa and Shima represent different ways of dealing with those painful memories; they are polar opposites that wouldn’t have been more than friends if it wasn’t exactly for their difficult pasts. Continue reading

35 days of BL manga! – Day 11: Two BL mangaka or authors you wish would do a collaboration

I just have to post my two favorite mangakas here hehe. Suzuki Tsuta and Yoneda Kou. I thought about several others but the thing is every mangaka has their own style; a collaboration is a difficult thing to do without losing their especial signature. For example, I would like to see Kyuugo‘s art everywhere, but the truth is I’m not sure if, say, a Higashi Nishida story would look good with that art hehe. You see, her art is ugly (no offense here) but it is her signature, her style, and it has become the perfect and most beautiful one for her stories ♥, you could say the same about Yoshinaga Fumi. Then, I’ll stick with my two favorite ones for a collaboration, because they are kind of similar. I can just picture a story with Suzuki Tsuta’s funny characters and fresh humor plus Yoneda Kou’s sexy/dangerous characters and the tension. Now that would be something! My craziest impossible wish would be that they combined the best points of each art style, but since that’s not possible I would love to see  either of them do the drawings!