Recently I’ve been trying to figure out what new manga I should read, especially considering yaoi mangas are pretty short…so I decided to check out some titles I’d been looking at for a while now (｡･ω･｡)
And what are those titles?
I list this one first because I just started it today! Basically it’s about this guy named Asuka Masamune who likes girly things but puts up a facade of manliness because of a traumatic experience his mom had when he was a child. Since then he’s taken up a variety of martial arts and has excelled in them, his male classmates respect him, and his female classmates think he’s ‘cool’ and ‘masculine.’ All seems to be going well until he falls in love with a girl named Ryo Miyakozuka and love just makes it way harder to conceal his girlish tendencies.
So I’m still on the first volume but I’m sure I got weird stares from people on the street as I chuckled into a pink and light blue book with a blushing guy on the cover (he’s got a flower in his hair too)!
I’m really enjoying it so far but there’s a part of me (my fujoshi side) that’s just trying to pair Asuka up with a (probably not) side character named…actually I don’t know his name…I wonder if I missed it or if it hasn’t been mentioned yet (I probably just missed it)…
Anyways! I want to pair them together because this guy knows everything (it seems) about Asuka. Figured out he was a girly-guy (aka. Otomen), is always hanging off him (so much physical contact), and he’s always calling Asuka ‘-chan’ and saying he’s cute! Which Asuka is and now I want to read some FF…
2. Say I Love You
I’ve actually seen the anime for this! It was probably around the time the anime was airing and I just thought it was adorable! Was left wanting more and I knew it had a manga but I’d been too lazy to pick it up. But here I am now! Ordered it from my local library and I got the first 3 volumes (and 6 it seems)
Basically the story follows the love life of high school loner Mei and handsome playboy Yamato, the hardships they face together as they start to date, and how they come to trust one another. I’d say more but I don’t really remember if there was anything else significant plotwise.
I do have to say that the art is meh, with the characters being rather lanky and…not right haha Hopefully it’s not that bad that I can’t get through it (it’s happened before)
Another anime I want to read the manga for is My Little Monster, which is kind of like this one (except that it’s funnier). That’ll probably be a title I read after I finish one of these.
3. Kamisama Kiss
So I went to ACEN just recently and got to meet Micah Solusod, who is a character in the anime. At one of his panels everyone was talking really animatedly about the show and I was just like, I want to know more! And while this might be different to the show I imagine I’ll get a taste for the concept in general (besides, I tend to like mangas more than the animes)
What is this manga about? Let me read the synopsis on the back of the book real quick…
10 minutes later
Apparently there’s this girl named Nanami Momozono who has been recently kicked out of her house by debt collectors searching for her father (who bailed on her). Having no place to stay at she jumps at the opportunity a stranger offers her after she saves him from a dog (stranger danger!). Unbeknownst to her, by accepting this offer she’ll become the local diety (which she does). Thus begins her adventures as a god!
It sounds alright and I know the art is pretty so hopefully I get through it. Out of the three this one is like that room in the house I’ve yet to visit haha
Will check in later with my thoughts on each! I also do little updates on Goodreads if anyone is interested, can see here (as Lazybum00)