Manga Overload + Ohfuckyaoi [Q4]

Ok, I’m going to add these two in the same post because why not? I’ll do the non-yaoi question first, haha

4. Character you are most like/wish to be like

So because of my rule to not repeat manga/shows I sadly can’t pick Kyoko Mogami from Skip Beat (who would be perfect for who I would wish to be like) which means I have to pick someone else! And that someone else will be Battler from Umineko: When They Cry

The reason I wish I were like him is mostly because he’s super smart! In the manga his purpose is to save his family from this cycle of killing that they’ve been trapped into by the Witch Beatrice and her Prophecy. The only way to achieve this is to prove that his family was killed by a human and not through some supernatural force. Unfortunately, some rounds become harder as the game progresses because there’s no possible way that the acts committed were by a human.

He has some really nice arguments for each scenario presented and it’s like a cat and mouse game. Sometimes you think Battler is winning only to have the prize swept away last minute by Beatrice’s red words (anything in red is absolute truth).

His tenacity is also very impressive. Since the beginning you know he doesn’t believe in magic or other supernatural forces (which is why the games started, Beatrice’s goal is to make him believe that she’s a witch so that everyone can go to this so-called paradise) so when he’s playing the game he always tells himself there’s a solution. He does this thing where he ‘flips the board’ in order to look at different perspectives, which I thought was cool. I think it’s hard to see things in different ways when you’re desperately trying to save your family and even though there are times when he’s all but given up, hope comes back and he’s ready for the next round!  Continue reading

OH FUCK YAOI: Day 3

So this question is pretty hard, considering I don’t really watch yaoi anime…haha

Let’s see, I watched Sekaiichi Hatsukoi, Junjo Romantica, Papa to Kiss in the Dark, Boku no Pico, and Gravitation. I’ve started (a while back and have yet to return to) Love Stage, DRAMAtical Murder, No Money, and I think that’s all? Oh and Loveless!

That’s kind of a short list but I’ll work with that!

My answer: Sekaiichi Hatsukoi. For one, it’s longer than just 2-3 episodes, which I don’t think is enough to fully develop anything. I also really like it and have been able to rewatch this a few times (and still enjoy it from start to finish). Normally I don’t like to rewatch series because then I’ll just go and skip through all the episodes and only watch certain parts…

I also really like Ritsu, he’s hilarious, and I usually like tsundere characters (they’re my weakness). Tsundere characters like to tease me and my little yaoi heart. The art is a little funny though haha (I also think the misunderstanding around their breakup is kind of funny >.>)

I do wish I could also favorite Junjo Romantica but it’s been a while and I won’t really be able to say much about it (other than that Misaki is super adorable and I want to keep him)…I do know I enjoyed it though and will be watching season 3!

What yaoi anime do you guys like? I do need some recommendations haha  Continue reading

OH FUCK YAOI: Day 2

Currently (and for a while now), my favorite yaoi manga is Ten Count by Rihito Takarai!!

It’s really an adorable piece that I would recommend to all yaoi lovers (though if you’re not comfortable with explicit scenes beware because there are quite a few of them in here). The art is also delicious and dang them characters are H-O-T, even the uke, which I’d normally only coo at. If Kurose wasn’t his seme, seriously, I’d take him!

While I’d love to say that everything is perfect, I do have to comment on how Shirotani and Kurose’s relationship confuses me. I mean, Shirotani is obviously afraid of contamination and we see that early on, especially when Takarai draws from the POV of Shirotani. We see the germs begin to contaminate surfaces and honestly, it’s pretty scary.

On the other hand there’s also the beginnings of romance and Shirotani becomes able to stand Kurose’s touch. I guess this rapid transition makes me wonder if Shirotani is actually afraid of germs/contamination or if it’s something a bit more traumatic (especially with what’s been going on lately)!

Either way, it’s a good read!! (˶′◡‵˶) Continue reading