27th May 2008

Totally Captivated 2

Rating: ♦♦♦♦

There isn’t much I can say about this series aside from the fact that it’s damn cute. It really is. Even with all of the impossible situations the characters find themselves in and the violence that surrounds them, it still manages to be cute as hell. I don’t think I would like it as much as I do if it wasn’t so freaking cute. I mean, there’s really not much too it, if you want to boil it down to the basic plot.

A young guy, Ewon, gets blackmailed into working for his ex-lover’s boyfriend, who just happens to be the head of an organized crime syndicate. There are also the wacky situations that evolve from being part of an organized crime syndicate. But, then when you throw in the romantic tension between our hapless hero and his miserable boss, you start to get something that’s rather special. Add in the other partners in crime and the mayhem they’re capable of, and the whole thing starts to get really enjoyable.

This time, big-boss man, Mookul, has a distant memory surrounding a person from his childhood that reminds him of Ewon. Could it be that Ewon is part of what shaped Mookul into the man he is today? Does this bode well for Ewon, who has spent most of his employment either lusting after Mookul or cowering in fear?

It’s light fluff, it’s happy fluff, but it keeps me entertained and makes me smile to read it. I really can’t ask for much more in a release.

Net Comics does a very good job of picking releases, at least in the Boys Love genre, that I just want to keep reading. Maybe they’re slipping crack in the ink or something. Whatever it is, I’m going to follow them to see what else they’re going to bring over from Korea for me to enjoy.

One Response to “Totally Captivated 2”

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    […] and vol. 22 of Detective Conan at Slightly Biased Manga. The Boys Next Door blog posts reviews of vol. 2 of Totally Captivated, vol. 2 of Hero Heel, Say Please, vol. 5 of Love Pistols, and Immoral Darkness. Ed Sizemore reads […]