23rd May 2008
kicking fandom’s ass since 2000
23rd May 2008
The first manga I reviewed from Yaoi Press was Yaoi Hentai and I wasn’t pleased with it. I was concerned that Pinned! would be the same disappointment. Color me all kinds of surprised when I find that Pinned! is not like Yaoi Hentai at all.
The art of Pinned! is different than any Japanese manga I’ve seen. This is a good thing and makes the manga stand out. I was very pleased with the artistic flow. I would’ve liked to have seen more rippling muscles, but I’ll forgive Studio Kosaru. (Wink-wink, nudge-nudge.) I will admit that some manga fans will not like this art style, but I happen to find it easy to follow.
Now, for the story… Synn, a cruiseweight wrestler, has just joined the big boys of Wrestle World. He has money, fans and fame… and now the champion after his cute ass. Synn is mixed up and confused about the champion, Renegade, and his own feelings about taking up with Renegade. This is not taking into consideration the rumors Synn’s been hearing about Renegade’s past lover.
Volume one of Pinned! is a very good spin on the wrestling world. The ending made me yearn for the next volume to see what would happen to Synn and Renegade. I recommend this manga to any yaoi fan who likes the American wrestling universe and its sexy boys.