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01st Sep 2008

Alley of First Love

Rating: ♦♦♦♦

I liked this one! I wasn’t sure if I was going to given the fact that the romance is very light, sweet and the smut is non-existent. I do like a good dollop of smut in my releases, but if the story is good enough to leave me with a feeling of happy contentment when I’m done, then I tend to not miss the smut.

Shusuke spends his days working at a liquor store. His tranquil existence is shattered when his friend from high school, Atsushi, returns home. Shusuke had a crush on Atsushi in high school and was devastated when Atsushi left without a word. Now that Atsushi’s back, those long buried feelings are coming back as well. The question is whether or not Atsushi returns those feelings.

This release is surprisingly sweet and well done. It’s also surprisingly well drawn. I wasn’t expecting something of this quality when I bought this release on a whim. It’s good enough that I’m looking at picking up other releases by Mamahara that BLU has scheduled to release. There’s a lot to be said for the power for pure storytelling and this release is crammed full of it.

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