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Haru visits Canada to spend the summer holidays in the woodland house of his strict, strong-willed mother, Haruko. There, she burdens him with the responsibility of caring for his younger adoptive brother - a wild and unruly little boy named Ren who trusts no-one and prefers to wander in the woods with Haruko's dogs rather than associate other people. Haruko orders Haru to 'civilize' Ren.
As the young man strives to teach Ren how to live in human society, their relationship gradually improves - so much so that Haru plans on taking his 'little brother' to Japan with him once he finds a job.
Unfortunately, fate has a cruel habit of interfering with one's plans...
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I admit that the title of this manga sort of scared me (Super Lovers sounds like a very kinky playful yaoi with a ton of sex and probably a very weird story, lol) and then the look of the uke, who looks like he's way young. After reading it though, I really can't look at it as pseudo-shota (plus he is 15 - it's not real shota!) anymore, no matter how tiny Ren is! He is very mature, real and doesn't come across as too young at all. His short stature also isn't that big of a deal (at least so far in the manga) because it's not as extreme as other pseudo-shota works like Okane Ga Nai, ect.
Instead, this is a rather down-to-earth, realistic and sweet story of a guy with a brother complex an his 3 younger siblings. The fact that Ren struggles so much with himself, figuring out his feelings and then trying to change their relationship from just brothers to more is done extremely well. I love that the uke here actually wants to possess the seme as much as the seme wants the uke; their feelings are mutual! Many yaoi mangas have rough semes forcing the uke, and then the uke just kind of going along with it thinking that must be love but in reality they only care that the seme kinda likes them. It's soooo nice and refreshing to see an uke who desires the seme this much, makes moves, initiates kisses, worries about them and wants to make sure their feelings are mutual.
I'm glad I read this, can't wait for the following chapters and recommend this to anyone who is after a real story, lovable characters, a strong uke who tries hard not to be a child, and a slow-building romance.
Considering I'm a big fan of Abe sensei's "Komatta Toki ni wa Hoshi ni Kike!", it's not surprising that I love this work as well!
(If you haven't read "Komatta Toki ni wa Hoshi ni Kike!" and you don't mind a shonen ai relationship that does not go beyond teasing and kinda flirting, and especially if you want a long story - 26 volumes !!! - then READ THAT as well!!!!)
I like how the author portrayed Ren and Haru's life in Canada in the 1st chapter. Everything is drawn beautifully in this manga, and I can't really find any faults in it. The first chapter was so sweet, and I like it how everything changed so quickly, something which was so unpredictable happened.
Each chapter is so much fun to read, especially seeing the two brothers together. I like how this manga gives out a pleasant feeling, and sometimes it becomes bittersweet. They started off having a pretty much normal relationship, and it gradually evolved into something more. Even though there are only a few volumes, there have been much character development, something which is lacking in most mangas these days.
The author pays much attention to each characters, which makes all of them likeable. Ren and Haru's relationship is still a little odd, seeing as they love each other as brothers and lovers. Note: This is not a manga where the 2 characters just have sex with each other in practically each chapter, nor is this a manga about a guy who is doing it with a kid (Ren looks a bit like one, but he's 15). I kinda had a different image on this manga before I read it because of the cover page. But it looks really good though!
Plus, everything is quite slow moving despite the first few chapters, but you'll find yourself appreciating every moment of it. Read this manga and you'll get hooked up instantly
... Last updated on July 20th, 2012, 1:23am
Finally Gave In...
And boy am I glad I did. From it's first few releases, I couldn't help but notice that the series had been given a rather high rating. At first, I thought, "The hell? It can't possibly be that great, but 3 volumes in, and I'm seriously hungry for more. I seriously regret not learning Japanese at an earlier age, cause I know there are raw scans out there somewhere.
Anyways, on with the good and-oh wait, there is no bad. Haha, but seriously, I'm not joking.
Art: I read sensei's other work, Komatta I think? Loved it, but catching up and waiting for newer scans to be released seriously wore me out. Her art is without a doubt, lovely. And just when I think her characters sometimes come off as a bit expressionless, she proves me wrong when the emotion is clearly shown on their face. Very pretty and easy on the eyes with fine lines and details. I like her style.
Story: Honestly, the summary didn't pull me in at the beginning. Don't let that fool you as the story so far is amazing, along with somewhat believable interactions. It's sad, it's sweet, funny, and at rare times, quite sexy, which blew me away due to Miyuki-sensei's very soft, and almost non-existent sexual scenes.
Characters: Haru is seriously the type of big brother that I would want, seeing as how he's so affectionate with his younger brothers, because that's totally my thing as well. But about Haru and his whole affectionate kissing thing. This series contains little to almost no sexual scenes (sort of), but after reading about through 10 chapters containing scenes of Haru kissing Ren, I have to admit: I was seriously turned on. I've read plenty of hardcore yaoi, but I honestly have never found myself flushing over a kiss. I'm not sure if it's due to their expressions, or the intensive manner in which Haru goes about while kissing Ren, but whatever it is, I REALLY hope to see more than that. As for Ren, he himself is too cute for words, and Shima and Aki as well (yay, twins!). Haruko-san is probably my favorite though. Gotta love them strong-willed women.
Overall: I REALLY, REALLY love this series. Despite the shotacon element, it is done rather tastefully, unlike the shota/loli raping stuff going on in other stories. So, if you are a person who dislikes yaoi/shotacon, please do give this manga a try, as it may change your view on the subject matter more than you'd think.
... Last updated on November 14th, 2011, 7:05pm
Ignore the comment below (haha, joking, or maybe not), but I feel like you didn't seriously give this manga a try or maybe you're just using the wrong words to describe your opinion. Yet who am I to judge, since this is your own opinion. Anyways...
I want to say that this manga is ridiculously wonderful, so good that now my expectations are so high and now it's so hard to find manga that reaches to what caters my attention. The art is amazing, it's nothing at all of what you'd find in typical 'screw and let's fall in love' yaoi manga, it's breathtaking and detailed - it can be beautiful and it can be adorable, and the characters are not at all shallow.
Super Lovers, despite its odd title name has a really well-developed plotline along with their characters, and the romance is really cute... It's slow, but well-paced. The age difference doesn't really bother much either, because while 'sexual activities' do show up, they won't be doing anything until 'Ren' is of legal age - because they really do consider that here, ... I also enjoy how light-hearted it is, how the siblings can accept their older brother's and their younger's awkward relationship (along with their friends and most of their acquaintances). It's nice reading something realistic, but at the same time refreshing and away from negative energy.
It's so warm and cute, I really adore it.
... Last updated on March 18th, 2013, 7:36pm
IN LOVE with this manga. I normally like to read smutty adult stories, but this is super moving and really hits home. It deals with a lot of loneliness issues. The way that the two main characters' relationship develops is SOOOO sweet and adorable. I love Haru's jealousy and extreme brother complex. ;__; And Ren is such a considerate sweetheart. They mostly just kiss, but the way they start moving further works so well with the relationship they have. Everything is so perfect in my opinion. I'm excited to read the next chapter because I'm never disappointed with anything in the plot. *__*
First things first...
I am not into yaoi, nor shonen-ai. I tend to avoid them like the plague. But I thought I shouldn't be too close-minded, so I tried the one with the best reviews (obviously this one) and it is really very good. I don't mind the scenes that are a little "hot", and the story is reaaaally nice . So even if BL is not your thing, give this one a chance, and just see if it completely turns you off or not. I think you would not regret it.
Fast-paced and thrilling
... and nowhere near as vanilla as Komatta. Added to which, the main pair are several years apart (20s and 13...) and part of the same family (though not blood-related...). In other words, very unusual and somewhat taboo dynamics. That aside, the characters are extremely interesting in their own right (and there's significant character development in every chapter so far...), and the art is absolutely amazing. This is definitely a title to keep an eye on, especially if you liked Komatta but wished there were just a little more action. (rated 9 because it's still too early to know for sure yet... )
... Last updated on August 14th, 2011, 11:47am
I find this story very well done. It's not like other yaoi stories where the uke and seme just jump straight to sex, it actually takes it's time to develop the characters. I find the characters very unique. The art work is beautiful, as expected of Abe Miyuki sensei. this is not a shotacon or pedophile because Rin is still growing. the only problem i have with this is the slow updates. overall, i think it is one of the best yaoi/shounen ai story there is.
love this manga
My favorite! Love it! I think its the art that caught my attention, then the growth of the charcters that kept it. I find myself rooting for Ren/Haru and I get super excited when I see the next chapter is out! I love the relationship between the two. Not really realistic but thats what makes it super cool. All in all it does what its supposed to do: takes me to another place for 10 minutes and emerses me in a really cool story!!! 9/10 for me!!
Right now, Super Lovers is the best yaoi manga i´ve ever read. At first i was a bit unsure because Ren and Haru have eight years apart, and Ren was or is still very young compared to Haru. But theres is something that makes this manga really addictive. I don´t know what but i just love it!! I´ve already read it four or five times, and i think i´m slowly becoming crazy