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Blue Sky Complex  
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Description
Narasaki only wanted a place where he could sit and read books in peace, but was blackmailed by his teacher into supervising a delinquent called Terashima while working at the school library.

As they spend their days in silent but close proximity, they begin to feel drawn to each other. And then...

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Бескрайнее синее небо
ブルースカイコンプレックス

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Status in Country of Origin
4 Volumes (Ongoing)

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Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (467 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.74 / 10.0
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October 6th 2018, 10:23am PST


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Year
2013

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Cab (Tokyo Mangasha)
Fig (Tokyo Mangasha)
Marble (Tokyo Mangasha)

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Its warmness, its sweetness, its tenderness, its lightness...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Bog Initiate
December 20th, 2017, 12:12am
I love everything about this story. It became one of my all-time favourite with just one read (and, of course, I have re-read all the released chapters a couple of times too).

There are not many stories like this one in yaoi. This one is so well constructed it deserves more than yaoi readers, it should be read by anyone who wants a story worth of reading.

Ichikawa sensei has mastered her ability to write characters and credible plots to a point that has got me amazed. Blue Sky Complex is a story with a high grade of realism; I can actually believe something like Narasaki and Terashima's relationship could happen in real life. This manga is a delicate piece of art, Ichikawa sensei's masterpiece.

It has a realistic pace, well-written characters, and situations. Even the ero scenes in this manga are incredibly well written; Ichikawa sensei approached sex in such a mature, tender and credible way that makes the reader experience that sweet feeling of being in the search of a pure love. I can feel the kind of love Narasaki and Terashima harbor for each other, and it's amazing how warm and honest it is. They have stolen my heart completely.

But, how is that Ichikawa sensei managed to achieve this? They key are her characters, and of course, their particular ways to see the world. After all, Ichikawa sensei is really good when it comes about POVs.

Narasaki and Terashima seem to be really different from each other, but they have more in common than they think. The former is a good student, and the latter is a bit troublesome, and both of them enjoy spending time in quiet peaceful places, so what better place than the library to make these two closer? After being asked by a teacher to work as library receptionists, they start sharing some time in the kind of atmosphere they like and getting to know each other.

Spoilers start here. I refer to the story a lot and make some comments, so proceed only if you have already read, at least, the first volume.

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The story starts with Narasaki's POV, letting the reader know his impressions of Terashima. Narasaki doesn't understand him since he's so silent and acts indifferently, but thinks Terashima is an interesting guy based on what he reads, and there's something more just than his book preferences. Days pass by, and Terashima asks Narasaki some help with his studies, and also asks him for a reward if he gets better grades. Narasaki agrees, and tells him that he only has 300 yen and has to think in something that can be bought with that amount. Terashima accepts the deal.
Day after day after Narasaki finds himself thinking more and more in Terashima, and waiting for that brief time they share in the library before leaving school.

The way Narasaki is dragged to Terashima is so natural that the reader can infer easily that he's starting to like him in a romantic way, and is cute to see how Narasaki doesn't understand why he is thinking so much in this guy. Oh, that's it! The reader gets it: Narasaki has never been in love before.

Summer break arrives and their responsibilities as receptionists end, and they won't be doing the same job once they return to school. Narasaki keeps thinking in Terashima, in how nice was spending time with him, and in how great was finding someone to talk his interests and have a random talk.

Narasaki misses him, he enjoys being with him; he had a reason to like school, a reason to not to be bored anymore. Oh, but it's summer break! And he's bored in his home without anything fun to do!

Having nothing at home, he goes for a walk and buy something for his brothers. In his way, he meets Terashima, who was walking around to buy ice cream.

Narasaki feels happy. He didn't expect that meeting. The feels! Doesn't everybody feels like time stop and everything is more interesting when that one person you have been thinking about appears? Ichikawa sensei made a good move here because it's only obvious to the reader while Narasaki, being a dense character isn't even able to put into words all that. His very first time in the love department.

After sharing a short talk, Terashima asks Narasaki for the promised reward. Narasaki reminds him that he only has 300 yen, but Terashima tells him that the reward he wants won't cost anything. Narasaki is suddenly kissed by him. And in many other occasions after that, Terashima kisses him again.

He doesn't get why Terashima does it, but Narasaki starts to think he might be in love with him.

What is nice about Blue Sky Complex, is that Ichikawa sensei, as she has done in previous stories, once again plays with her character's POVs, and let us know the counterpart of Narasaki: Terashima, who is also a really well written character.

Under Terashima's POV, we learn that he realized that he was gay during middle school, and just to confirm it he accepts going out with a girl from another class. We also learn that he had his eyes put on Narasaki even before they met: Terashima was attracted to his gaze and looks; he was so interested in him that he started to get early to school just to see him.

So, Terashima does know he's in the love department, he's faster understanding himself than Narasaki, and that side of him makes the reader wants to know more about his thoughts and reason to act the way he does. Oh, man! This character is a total mystery during the first chapters, and damn! Ichikawa sensei has played a really good move with him! Why did he act so indifferent when he was with Narasaki at the beginning if he liked him before they met? I bet all readers were starving for this when reading it for the first time.

After being asked to be a library receptionist as a punishment because of his behavior, Terashima finds himself sitting next to Narasaki without having never imagined that he was going to have the opportunity to share some time with his crush. In this very part of the story the POVs collide, and the reader can know what was happening in Terashima's mind while Narasaki was starting to have an interest in him. Under that cool and mysterious facade, Narasaki saw every day, a really excited Terashima was hidden; his heartbeats were a total mess.

So that's the reason! Terashima was so nervous, and he, perhaps, expected Narasaki to start a conversation? It's really fun that they were asking themselves why the other was so silent at the same time. Terashima is afraid of having his feelings noticed by Narasaki because they're so strong and have grown since they met, but at the same time, he wants to be noticed by him. Terashima thinks Narasaki is a bit cold and strict, but he's also warm and has a complex way to see things, a divergent one compared to the people who usually surround him.

Finally, Terashima is who ends starting a conversation with Narasaki. And then the distance between becomes shorter.

He kisses him during the summer, and he does again and again in other opportunities until Narasaki realizes that he's in love with him, and a beautiful romance blooms.

I don't know if this exactly expresses all my thoughts on this masterpiece, but I tried. All I know is that I knew I discovered a good reading when I finished the second chapter.


... Last updated on December 20th, 2017, 10:00am
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What is this pure feeling   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by KanranSei
September 17th, 2017, 9:54am
So, a yaoi/bl story that starts from friendship with good chemistry is always my fave. What's even better if it's slow, pure, soft, with eerie feeling and enough white space, allowing the reader some peek to each of the character's reflection for themselves.
Ichikawa Kei's manga is always like that, and that hits my soft spot greatly. The plot was slow, but, if you are looking for a love story that is realistic, gives you butterflies in your stomach, and sometimes stupid but sweet, this will fill your heart with pleasure. I just read the last chapter and God now I'm having a hangover over this. Terashima and Narasaki is such best friend and a great pair or lover.
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Wonderful   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sending
September 16th, 2017, 5:54pm
Ichikawa Kei is a master character writer, and Blue Sky Complex does not disappoint. Narasaki and Terashima feel like real people and they actually build a relationship based on mutual respect and understanding. Their misunderstandings are realistic and solved with the power of communication which is pretty amazing. Highly recommended, it's a really enjoyable read!
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Reaaaally good   
Rating: N/A
by Kurarara
November 27th, 2016, 11:53am
The storytelling is so good....The way love blossoms between them, and how they are starting to change, or how their personalities affect the relationship. Their flaws don't magically disappear, which is so good.
I am trying my best to find stuff as good as this one here, and it's proving to be difficult. I have already read all the good ones I could get my hands on

... Last updated on April 14th, 2017, 11:26am
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Hey, a character who's actually gay!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by JHax9999
July 29th, 2016, 5:58pm
It annoys me so much when straight characters in manga just suddenly turn gay for each other. It's unrealistic and belittles the experience of actual gay people. This manga does it right, and does it really well. Damn, but this is a cute story. The characters behave in a believable way, and their chemistry is off the charts. It's refreshing. There's so much sexual tension. Makes me grin from ear to ear. One of the best shounen-ai/yaoi I've read in recent memory.

... Last updated on July 29th, 2016, 5:59pm
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Lighthearted, funny and sweeeeeeet...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by nikki-neko
April 29th, 2016, 3:50am
Another gem in the pile! I love how the romance rolls with the 2 main guys, it's like eating a really delicious cake without the excessive extra whipped cream. Really, it beats the hell out of sickly sweet love stories or other mindless sex in the BL category. The art perfectly fits the story, and their inner monologues...PRICELESS! I love how Natsuki always fist pumps whenever he feels excited. SOO ADORABLE! It is series like this that I feel so giddy to be a fujoshi...(* w *)

RECOMMENDED!!!
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Really warm and fluffy   
Rating: N/A
by treaclyena
December 14th, 2015, 7:35am
I really like the atmosphere in this manga and the way the story is presented, especially with the POV switch in the middle. It's refreshing to find a somewhat realistic portrayal of a same-sex relationship in a BL manga. I was pleasantly surprised to find that one of the MCs is gay instead of the usual "if it's you it's okay" situation (I disagree with the bisexual category because he straight up said he wasn't attracted to girls
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and that he only had sex with that girl in middle school because he couldn't come to terms with his sexuality.


Looking forward to read more of this. I've never read Ichikawa Kei's manga before but I definitely will now.
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it was good but   
Rating: N/A
by olivertyranus
October 31st, 2015, 11:47am
It was great and all, funny too, but the only thing that made me stop reading it was
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that terashima was the bottom :( it was probably really obvious to some lol I don't know I just really wanted narasaki to bottom, the cover is a little misleading haha oh well hopefully they'll switch?

That's really the only thing, I'll keep tabs on this manga tho
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Too cute.   
Rating: 9.6 / 10.0
by Baniita
October 14th, 2015, 6:50am
Too cute it hurts my soul.

The subtle romance is killing me! I usually don't care for kuudere-like types, but to see them get under each other's skin is so satisfying~ <3 All my favourite fictional couples are high-strung and in intense types of relationships. This is the exact opposite, and it's really nice too.
It uses subtle tropes I've never encountered in BL manga before to build the relationship. I thought it would be a bit boring, but it's actually awfully cute.
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Also, the tachi character looking up how to gay sex on his phone right before doing it... AHAHAHAHA /beats the wall

Certain scenes have me practically screaming my head off and banging into the wall, haha...
The characters are really different, and the atmosphere and tone are realistic and soothing.

There is one problem, of course. One that's rather ubiquitous in BL manga.
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Dammit tachi-san, if the neko tells you to stop, stop. D< Sigh... at least it was realistic.

An essential read for both BL connoisseurs and amateur appreciators.
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seriously the best thing   
Rating: N/A
by lilliful
October 10th, 2015, 12:04am
I have been reading yaoi for 15 years now, and this is such a breath of fresh air. So many stupid tropes avoided, so many genuine romantic moments. I love the occasional awkward moment that you really do have to work out in relationships, and how just when you thought a character might fall into a flat stereotype they become three dimensional and full of life -- greatly aided by switching pov every few chapters. My only complaint is why maintain the "friendship" with the creepy potential rapist older guy? Better to confide in nobody if he's the only option! But all the same, that's a minor niggle as no rape happens and it's not played for drama/hurtcomfort/whatever. Cannot wait for subsequent chapters. Also, I find the art really stunning -- especially some of the facial expressions.
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