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Missing Road  
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Description
A strange and oddly disturbing Sci-Fi tale. It's Shu³, so it's extremely explicit, and the underlying themes of BDSM and non-con shota are certainly not for everyone.

The story concerns three men who are working against time and a corrupt society to re-animate a dead planet. Very original.

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1 Volume (Complete)

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Average: 6.8 / 10.0 (19 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.98 / 10.0
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January 19th 2012, 1:25am PST


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2006

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Weekly Pos #1038 increased(+339)
Monthly Pos #3113 decreased(-194)
3 Month Pos #3876 increased(+1594)
6 Month Pos #6947 increased(+632)

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On 63 reading lists
On 222 wish lists
On 44 completed lists
On 3 unfinished lists
On 59 custom lists

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Interesting Sci Fi Yaoi   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by 2old4yaoi
May 1st, 2011, 12:12pm
I suppose Drama Queen has chosen a decent first Sakurai Shushushu's yaoi book to be licensed & published in English. The print copy is simply top notch - the continued excellent quality you can expect from DQ. Holding the book, flipping the pages & tracing each page is joy. Shushushu's guys are gorgeous as well and the smex scenes are so hot. However, I do find the story a little rushed. The plot & settings are definitely very interesting but oneshot volume did not give enough time & space to convey enough emotional investments between the reader & the way the story progress nor the characters in the book. However, I think this is still overall a very decent sci-fi yaoi manga to add to anyone's collection.
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Plotting - GAH! Art - WAH! Story - ???   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by MightyMaeve
January 12th, 2011, 2:55am
The phenomenal news is that DramaQueen has been reborn and her quality is once again lushly, sensuously beautiful. She's one of the most stunning English-language publishers in terms of quality: the sfx are all translated and flow with the graphics; the pages are crisp, white and blacks are toned sharply; and --most wonderful of all-- when she censors, she tells you in the credits on the last page where and why. I can just feel the honour and respect that DQ has for the art of manga, and the specific mangaka herself. So much love-love for DQ; all financial woes and imperfect business-customer decisions are forgiven. *sweep, sweep*

The other joyful trumpet blast is that there are three awesome things about this specific book DQ has chosen: one, the art is bishounen beautiful, all realistic, delicately-lined, Renaissance perfection; two, there are a few scenes that gave me an emotionally strong feeling; and finally, the wonder-ful way Leo's dreams flowed together into Iron Rose and AL's memories--that, my friends, was brilliant and unforgettable.

And that's where it ends. Missing Road should be retitled Missing Link.

What am I talking about? That would be the entire, overall, FRUSTRATING story plotting. Keep the story, Sakurai-sensei, just rethink it's delivery. Were you in a rush? Or maybe comedy is just more your forte, with less reliance on strong character development.

The story itself is amazing; it's creative, interesting, and meaningful. The story of all three characters made me want to know more about them; they all have such potential for compelling impact with the reader. Notice: Potential. It's the deliver that falls apart completely. And because of this very want, so much greater is the disappointment.

The plotting is like an abreviation of an abbreviation, and all I'm left with is a broken glimpse into Sakurai-sensei's mind that makes no believable human sense because too many leaps have been made by her in her private mind, and I can't follow her connections.

The emotions and relationships all ultimately fell very, very flat. (Seriously, this book could have had character development for at least a four-volume series.) And the ending? Cliche extrodinarre. Not in a good way. I literally rolled my eyes.

Happily, because I'm an academic manga lover, I'd buy it again. (That is, I spend endless enjoyable hours studying why and how a mangaka fails to, or succeeds in, making me get a good solid punch to the head and/or gut). But, I certainly do not recommend this book for simple leisure reading due to it's exceedingly jarring delivery of what otherwise could have been a great story. (Also, a small note on the hardcore violence and dark, harsh human cruelty within this story: these scenes could have made this story incredibly strong. Some of the most memorable and extremely compelling stories EVER are made up of these shocking elements as long as they have motive, sensitive plotting and an eucatastrophe... But they fail to work as an overall story in this manga.)

Although, it certainly is a sensual delight to hold the tangible beauty of DQ in your hands...

... Last updated on January 12th, 2011, 3:01am
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