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Yuusuke and Atsushi are not connected by blood. They have not seen each other for several years. Atsushi matured, and even became much more than his older brother. He moved to enroll into University. Yuusuke receives an unexpected visit from Atsushi who has come to live with Yuusuke.
Комплекс младшего брата (Russian) 年下の流儀 年轻的作风 Aussi cool que lui (French) Cool as you (Germany) Tan cool como él (Spanish)
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Boring and Unrealistic
The only thing good about this manga I suppose was it's art and that the characters looked cool. Disliked everything else and was happy when I finally finished it and could stop reading such bad plot.
Well, I saw the whole thing and I wasn't feeling anything. Usually this mangaka's work is good and very nice drawing and all, but this story is quite too long to tell. It's always going back and forth and really annoying. It is quite disappointing because I always look forward on this mangaka's work.
good drama build up
very good build up but ending is abrupt, the drama was good but the ending felt like the author had to rush things and packed the conclusion in one chapter without tying the loose ends nicely.
I don't feel anything between Atsushi and Yuusuke, it felt like all the mangaka did was force them to be together... She didn't convince me why they are in love with each other. And the angst aspect was cheesy as well. Not a good story from her at all. I do enjoy her drawing skills.
... Last updated on August 20th, 2013, 7:02pm
The whole series, the uke swing back and forth, back and forth. The poor seme keeps waiting and waiting. Not to mention the annoying undeveloped third party. At the very end, the author got tired and let the uke became strong. The story offers no solution, they are still blood-related, risk of scandals, seme doesnt have chance in his basketball career. If anything happened, its just the seme suffered mental breakdown and looked bad in front of the coaches. LOL Gonna give credit for the art though.
I usually really love Maruya Kae's work, but Toshishita no Ryuugi didn't really sit with me. I'm giving it 7 solely because of the art, otherwise it would get 6 at max.
But contrary to Kinky-chan I felt that the first volume was boring and not even the gorgeous art could keep me interested. So I put it on hold and waited for the whole thing to be translated. I actually had to convince myself to pick it up again.
It got more interesting in the second and third volume.... It's not original by any standards, but it's well developed and it seemed to me that, compared to almost all shounen ai/shoujo manga I've ever read, Yuusuke's acted almost reasonably in that situation (of course he felt hesitant, who wouldn't?) and he wasn't super annoying, moping and crying the whole time.
BUT. The end was a let down. It was like going at full speed and then suddenly stopping.
... Last updated on March 4th, 2013, 6:34am
Attention future readers...
If you're thinking about reading Toshishita no Ryuugi, I strongly suggest you to download the Nakama+Dangerous Pleasure version [you can find it on their respective homepages]. They are slightly behind -- only up to vol. 2, chap. 7, whereas Lemon Pie Lovers is done with the whole thing already -- but the quality of their translation [and overall feel] is far better. I found the latter's version somewhere online and I assume it's good enough if you're in "just to get the general picture" [in comparison, I found some unpardonable mistakes though], but to get a full grasp of what is going on I would wait for Nakama+DP updates.
Either way the story gets seriously boring and cliché and cheesy and stuck so I wouldn't bother either way. I like the art, but that's not enough.
... Last updated on February 16th, 2013, 5:44pm
It started out good...
but it became complicated during the second and third volume. I find it annoying when Yuusuke kept on thinking about the matters and not coming up with an answer, chasing away Atsushi, not rejecting Ito properly (plus, I don't get it why he need to take that long time to reject him!) and there are so many matters just kept on coming and coming that I no longer know what's happening anymore.
Indeed, Yuusuke is running away throughout the 2nd and 3rd volume. He's like "I should do this" yet "I shouldn't do this". Not to mention that the ending was slightly a lil bit rush! It's weird that Yuusuke suddenly appears right in front of Atsushi without any warning! *sigh* It may be great if it wasn't so complicated.
I feel cheated. This story was so great, from chapter 1 up to the very end, and then it ended, just like that. Give me a break?
That ending took one point off the rating.
Overall good series! (spoilers)
I'm a fan of Matuya-sensei so I've been reading this ever since the 1st chapter came out. The art is just gorgeous and even though it's not so original story, the pace it went on was pretty nice.
There's only couple things that left me unsatified: a) the lack of sex scenes b) the ending was... well kinda plain. I expected a little more character growth and drama. And the make up sex of course.
But like I said, overal it was a nice and good series. Definetely worth my time