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I'm sorry what?
'I can't help going out with girls because I'm still young, it's something I want to do' - sorry pal but shut up. I have to say that is one of the worst lines I have ever read in a manga. What a feeble excuse. Reading the manga up till that point was touch and go anyway, the sleeping around even though he knew his friend's feelings and expecting him to understand did not make a good story. And the simultaneous confession was boring too. It was like there was nothing good about this manga bar its nice artwork. Poor.
... Last updated on October 10th, 2011, 5:03am
I am really mad at mangaka-sensei for this stupid ass ending. Me personally dont mind the whole cheating aspect of yaois cos i feel it spices up the whole thing but i only love it when the charecter gets revenge and THIS ADORABLE SEME TOOK NO REVENGE WHATSOEVER AND INSTEAD GOT SLAPPED!!! WTFFF!! im really mad =( i dont care if Akira cried in the end hes still a bastard... I should have listened to what the other comments said...im so danm angry i mean at the end it was like 'he had hard core sex with a girl'...
... Last updated on April 19th, 2011, 2:38pm
story's moral is questionable
cheaters in BL always cause a story to get downrated here, no matter what. me, i don't mind per se; it all depends on what's being done with the cheating.
and here not enough is done. takanaga makes akira too easy to hate by not giving him any redeemable qualities to make up for the cheating, loafing, and money wasting -- he isn't at all conscious of it being a problem at the start, but that's just not enough, especially since he does continue it even after he realises that it hurts kouta; his personality is simply oblivious to that hurt being real -- until he experiences it himself. i don't like him; he's just that sort of unobservant, irresponsible, hedonistic user who can really get on your nerves -- unless you're one too. kouta is basically a solid, nice guy, but he too has issues to work out -- namely that his plans for the future never take akira's wishes into account, and that he continues to demand he work on getting into university even when it becomes very obvious that akira simply is not cut out for it, and doesn't want to.
takanaga almost manages to save this one, with both kouta and akira realising that they need to change things about themselves if they want the relationship to survive. but IMO it never quite gets there; akira is too over the top to be redeemed that quickly. and -- while it's realistic that a person wouldn't entirely change their ways -- it's not particularly fulfilling in a BL manga. akira remains carefree to a degree that makes one wonder whether he actually will be faithful. and kouta ends up revolving his entire life around akira -- again, it makes sense because he is that kind of person, but i am not sure i consider this a positive development.
it had potential
I felt the story had real potential to be a nice, enjoyable story, but at every turning point the mangaka instead of making the characters closer to the reader, she just made them more annoying. I felt the only progress in the story was that Akira realised his feeling and that Kouta understood that he was pushing Akira to be what Kouta wanted and not what Akira wanted. Even with them realising each others and their own feelings they did nothing to change the bad things in their messed up relationship, Akira just kept on cheating without a drop of remorse and Kouta kept being as ignorant and easily manipulated as ever.
I give this a 5 because it at least had potential.
... Last updated on December 14th, 2010, 7:14pm
For some reason, I really like this series.
The story is pretty typical, the art isn't Takanaga's best and there's very little steamy action. However, the characters are interesting and they both develop in their own necessary way. The 'best friends become lovers' storyline is a favourite of mine, but if that isn't your kind of thing, this story won't have much to offer you.
Don`t like it
I don`t like this manga . I really hate both the main characters.... it`s just like every other shonen ai manga.soooo boring
I have to say this is the only manga from Takanaga Hinako that I don't like at all. I mean Akira keeps sleeping around and Kouta still works hard to be with him? I don't get this kind of thinking. The only good thing about this story is the artwork.
I agree with xxLOVE. And not only the fact that he sleeps with others, his personality also gets on my nerves. Besides, the other guy is too submissive. Bleh. Absolutely nothing to impress an old yaoi fan. Feels like I wasted my time.
Pisses me off.....
I liked the manga but it pisses me off that Akira still sleeps with other people even after they "get together". I would've liked it so much better if he actually stopped sleeping around and be faithful.
Your typical friends dating with a side of unrequited love. The art is very nice. One downside is Akira, who starts out a cheating manipulative jerk and remains that way even in the last chapter. It's humorous, but I just ended up feeling sorry for Kouta for being played. Not that enjoyable to read overall.