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Sequel to the novel River's End (Novel).
Yorozu lives in a love hotel. When a film crew comes to the hotel to make an AV, he has an encounter with Togame, the director. On the first day, Yorozu is asked to be a substitute actor and has his pants pulled down; it was the worst first impression ever! To make matters worse, he's worried about the openly gay Togame getting close to his younger brother, Satoru. Yorozu takes action and tries to keep Togame away from his brother, but...
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Definitely Creative and Delicate
Love hotels, and pornography, and young boys are a delicate topic to deal with. Especially, when the young boy in question owns the love hotel and aspires to run it beautifully in the face of the stigma he faces. The story is nicely done, the ending could use a bit more of work, and some more insight into Yorozu's character development would have been a lot more interesting, rather than just jumping the gun. Maybe a chapter from the mother's point of view, or the younger brother's, to exemplify Yorozu's character.
I regret not reading this sooner
This is not the sleazy manga I thought it would be. I read the synopsis and thought it was going to be one of those souless, smutty, sex-filled yaoi manga with no substance. In actuality, it has a compelling story, a thoughtful message, and two complex, likeable leads that you can't help but be invested in. I completely understand how and why they fall in love. Not every manga can pull this off. This one does it exceptionally well. The main couple have awesome chemistry that builds and builds with every encounter. I would absolutely recommend this manga.
... Last updated on July 30th, 2016, 8:17pm
I was pleasantly surprised by the depth of this story. The characters were well developed and the story well paced. I especially loved the relationship development between the two MCs. My only issue is that the ending seemed to be a much faster pace then everything else but it was still satisfying.
... Last updated on May 13th, 2015, 6:22pm
I found the first three chapters or so ultra confusing and I didn't see the bit described in the blurb, maybe cause I read too fast though, I don't know. Either way I kelt on reading and I liked it, the total air that the manga gives off and the art style is very nice. I like the mellow and unknown mutual love and seeing them realise that they were both in love in the end. It was a really nice read.
A great find!!
This little gem is sure to please. Despite its rather 'tame' bedroom scene, this maga has definitely made is way onto my top yaoi list. It displays beautiful art, a great plot and unexpectedly takes hold of your emotions. Overall a fantastic yaoi manga that I recomend for those looking for a great romance with a little angst and progression. (I took 0.3 away, only because the bedroom scene was a little too tame for my tastes haha)
... Last updated on October 9th, 2014, 4:10am
I enjoyed this read. None I'd the characters annoyed me that much, and I felt that they were relatable (in a way). I think it would have done well to expand over another volume which would have probably improved the manga even further. I felt like the protagonist's emotions weren't clear enough at the beginning, so I could only get into the manga after I reread the first chapter (or else all the events felt too sudden). Definitely recommend this one, though.
It starts off a bit slow but once the main plot has been established over the first couple of chapters, it gets really good. In my opinion, the main couple are quite unique and original in their personalities, as is the whole manga. The plot is really interesting and not cliche, though as mentioned at the beginning of the review, its a bit of a slow start which is okay I guess because the rest of the manga makes up for that. Was a really good read and more realistic than most yaoi manga, in my opinion .
it's not that amazing, but ok
Well, it's pretty cute and rather interesting, and I liked it and read it to the end, but it's not amazing ^.^. Actually the only great twist happens in the beginning of the story
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where Yorozu tells Togame, that they *did* it
, and after that story mostly consists of lame twists. The manga is rather short, so it's still worth reading, I think ^_~.
wonderful manga; wished it was 3 volumes.
This manga was amazing and beautiful! I loved reading it, just wished the conclusion was better though...or that it had 3 volumes instead of 2 due to the fact it left a lot of questions unanswered.
This manga has been saving me from my depressing days.. and it ended I can't say enough how beautiful this manga is. I want more. It's a light read anyway, nothing deep or psychological is going on. It is typical, right, many manga are typical, but the important thing is the way the story is told, everything has just combined and created a beautiful picture, dreamy, sweet and it also makes your heart aches. If it suits your taste, please give it a try