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27th May 2008

Desire of the Gods

Rating: ♦♦♦♦

Another surprisingly good collection from Yaoi Press. The main story in this collection is drawn by Insanity Team. It’s a re-telling of a Norse myth. The art is very clean and the story flowed well. Even though it’s not a happy story, I found myself really enjoying it. I just wish it was longer. The whole anthology thing is nice, but there are times when I just want to curl up one story.

Next up is “Modern Vampire” by Yamila Abraham and Studio Kosaru. I wasn’t expecting to be impressed by Studio Kosaru’s art. At first glance it wasn’t very impressive. But it grew on me. Their characters smile like Masara Minase’s (Empty Heart, Lies and Kisses). Let’s not forget that it’s a vampire story. I’m always a sucker for a good vampire story.

The last story in the anthology left me cold. I’m sure there are people who are going to love it and love the art style, but it just didn’t work for me. Laila Reimoz draws her characters very stylized and very kiddish. It’s an interesting story. Jennifer Meyers is definitely talented, but the art just kept me from enjoying it.

The quality of the work that Yaoi Press is releasing just seems to be improving with every book I read. Maybe there’s hope left for the North American BL scene.

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