07th Dec 2008

The Dawn of Love

Rating: ♦♦♦

I’m torn between thinking that this release is too madcap, too silly to be tolerated and that it’s absolutely fucking brilliant. It’s rare that a release makes me laugh out loud, but this one did.

At the heart, it’s a really silly story. Masahiro is a law student who is madly in love with fellow student, Takane. Takane is a serial dater. He’s got all kinds of sex friends.

At first, Masahiro only wanted one night with Takane, but after he’s had him, he finds that he wants him all to himself. Now, he’s just got to convince Takane that sleeping with Masahiro and only Masahiro will keep him satisfied, but that the sex and their feelings is enough to keep Takane from getting bored. When one of Takane’s sex-friends proves more troublesome to shake than the others, it’s a full-out war for Takane’s affections with Masahiro leading the charge.

This really shouldn’t be as good as it is, but the things that these characters say and the lengths they will go to to achieve their goals make this one into a winner. Seriously, I thought I was going to hate this release. I’m so happy when I’m proved wrong.

2 Responses to “The Dawn of Love”

  1. MangaBlog » Blog Archive » Best-of lists and back-issue woes Says:

    […] of Nana, vol. 7 of Golgo 13, and vol. 1 of Embalmer. Cynthia posts her take on Lovers and Souls and The Dawn of Love at Boys Next Door. Johanna Draper Carlson gives her stamp of approval to vols. 12-14 of Nana. […]

  2. Lissa Says:

    I just read this one today and I agree with you on most points. It’s pretty absurd but I found nearly every moment of it to be entertaining and I had a few good laughs while reading it myself.