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Sequel to the novel River's End.
Yorozu lives in a love hotel. When a film crew comes to the hotel to make an AV, he has a encounter with Togame, the director. On the first day, Yorozu is asked to be a sustitute 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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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
unusual plot, I can only recall two manga with the same concept. Which of course is a big plus. The only thing I got a bit disappointed with was the ending, I would've liked at least 2 more chapters for them to sort things out -for real-, instead of rushing the whole thing.
aah I should also say I liked the art, really Ogura muku-ish.
Touching and beautiful
It's really good because it is not only about sex and make out. It really has plot. The uke isn't a crybaby although he cried a lot. And the seme isn't the forceful one (like I rape u coz I love u seme) but very considerate adult. He thought about his love one, may be over thinking but still acceptable.
It's fresh read for yaoi lover. And I really recommend this
That was really good.
I don't usually read slice-of-life but this one gave a warm fuzzy feeling. It's really a pleasant manga to read. I usually go for smuttier BL but I think that the lack of it made the story better. It's because the uke was underaged and the seme wanted to wait for him. It shows that he respects and love him. This BL actually has a plot and it's not like the ones where the pairing lusts for each other and they have sex every chapter or all they think about is their SO's penis. It's a nice change to read less racier material and I think I might do so for a while. There's meaning behind their relationship and you can feel it is real. There is good character development. They are attracted to each other but they don't fall in love right off the bat. Even though there were moments that frustrated me because of the misunderstandings, I think they were necessary in the story. It tugged my heartstrings and it led me to anticipate more in the story. It was very well-written due to the good pacing and story elements that were included.
This manga was a collaboration between two people. Therefore, I think that it allowed for better story development. The art was also quite delightful. It suited the slice-of-life feel of the manga. In a way, it was charming yet simple and it worked so well for the story.
The overall feel of the story left me feeling satisfied yet wanting for more. The length of the manga was actually just right but it made me want to find something similar to read. Therefore, don't hesitate to read this. It has a good combination of story and art. One of the better BL I've read. To be honest, it's truer to the genre. It's Boys' LOVE not LUST. (Ok with the exception of yaoi but still, I'd prefer BL to feel more real.)
You absolute must read this one
At beginning I was not sure to reading this one for the titlle of the story, but I really gonna say phew!! , thanks to heaven I decided to read it, cuz in other way i could lost such a wonderful story , In brief I love it, the story is amazing , and when you start to read it you got envolved in it. You can find since funny to sad parts , whose make this story a complete and entreteiment BL story.
If you read it there are no chance you regret at all.
PS: I love how the artist read the megame character , so beauty
Ranks amongst the best
Seriously. This is amazing. It has that rare, one-in-a-thousand ability to reach your heart in a subtle way, one where you don't even notice your heart is thumping and contracting until the end of a chapter because you're so absorbed in the story. The writing and art styles are simply phenomenal: straightforward and uncontrived, they take you through the emotions of the characters in clean, beautifully-drawn panels. The characters are wonderful, too. They're, dare I say it? real people. Flawed, sure, but realistic flaws. Tragic pasts, sure, but realistic tragedy. Yorozu and Togame are both so likable and relatable; the way they feel, the way they act, the way they react... it's all so gosh-darn real I want to be both of their friends. They're good-looking, talented, and (Yorozu anyway) intelligent without being pretentious or obnoxiously humble; they try and fail without being pitiful; they fall in love without being corny or trite.
Basically, you have to read this. The art is beautiful, the story is beautiful, the plot is beautiful, the slow, sweet, slightly painful romance is beautiful. It's so frickin' beautiful they should put this in a museum. Just go... go read it, and thank Konohara Narise and Ogura Muku afterwards.
... Last updated on August 31st, 2013, 7:02pm
It's not clichéd and shoujo-ish.
The first time I've seen Castle Mango, I instantly became hesitant and have started giving it a second thought about reading it. I still have not even read Haru wo daite ita yet, which is, I guess, more acclaimed, famous and also in the AV industry, in fact. I'm still not used with this kind. Then I read some reviews and most of them say it's good. So I've decided to give it a try.
As for the plot, it already gave me an impression that maybe it would be the same as Haru wo daite ita [despite having different manga-kas]. Gladly, it didn't. The story's very much refreshing for someone who has allotted most of the time laughing one's ass off with those comedic manga, jerking tears out of one's eyes for the drama-genre manga, or just annoying oneself for some clichéd shoujo-ish BL. It's different. The mangaka has pointed out every development of this slow-pacing romance nicely. It did not appeared to as a rushed love story just to make all reades blush and squeal, nor as a slow moving story just to make series longer. It's not just the typical hug-kiss-sex-I love you pattern. The story itself does have sense, not neglecting some points of it but interconnecting with one another - though it's not some kind of parable *laughs*. I wonder what will happen in the end.
The characters, well, they all have purpose in the story. Okay, most. Some were left behind, but in a nice way. The mangaka let the protagonists shine more but not outshining the others. As for me, Togame - san is my favorite. And it's new to me to see a seme who's an idiot [academically] but striving.
The art, it's nice, clean, and clear. The guys look like guys and so do girls. No girly uke, at last. But some of the illustrations are lacking of the emotions and feelings.
All in all, the manga is good. Not overrated, but not so peculiar that it ended up becoming fantasy. But there's something missing. Maybe some conviction, I don't know.