24th May 2008
Our Everlasting is another series that I was fangirling over way before it was brought over for a North American release. Take one shy introvert, add in a popular surfer boy and a boatload of angst and you’ve got a sweet series that is almost guaranteed to bring a smile to the most jaded of BL fans.
I didn’t think I was going to like it when I first read it. The art style took a bit to grow on me, and I was rolling my eyes at some of the angst, but by the time the late night confessions rolled around I was hooked. The art is a bit messy, but well done. Toko Kawai is very good with expressive faces. Her boys are just beautiful when the smile.
Even nicer for me was the inclusion of a side story that I had never seen scanlated. “Fleeting Days” revolves around an art teacher with a bad heart and the Osaka born boy who’s doggedly pursuing him.
Toko Kawai is originally from Osaka and loves to have her characters talk with an Osaka accent. Something that mostly gets lost in the translation, but the story really doesn’t suffer from that. You get the general idea that the Osaka-born boys are slightly hick-ish.
As usual, DMP excelled in production values. I’m still loving my over-sized books and my dust covers.
This is just a sweet, sappy, sexy book. Definitely one of my all-time favorites.