27th May 2008
kicking fandom’s ass since 2000
27th May 2008
The first story in this collection is just teeth-rottingly cute. It’s sweet, warm and made me squeal like a teenaged girl. Sadly, the rest of the collection doesn’t reach the height of cuteness that is found in the first story.
Starting off, we have Kisaki, who’s fairly popular and an all-around good guy. He’s fascinated and slightly scared of his classmate, Onisuka, who is 6′2″, has a scruffy beard, doesn’t talk much and whom everyone thinks is the son of a crime boss. But Onisuka really isn’t scary. He’s a big old marshmallow with a growly exterior. After Kisaki befriends Onisuka, he begins to think of Onisuka as a big, cranky bear, complete with very cute bear expressions.
The rest of the stories in this collection are fairly run of the mill. After you’ve read lots cute school-boy stories, or school boy and teacher stories, they tend to blend together unless there’s something really special to make them stand out in the crowd. The growly bear made the first story special. Take away that and it would just be another boring old school-boy meets school-boy/school-boy fucks school-boy story. The rest of the stories were not bad really, they just didn’t have anything that made me want to pay extra attention to them.
It’s cute, it’s sweet, but there’s really nothing aside from the first story that makes this one special.