Archive for the 'Can’t Win With You' Category

27th May 2008

Can’t Win With You 1

Rating: ♦♦♦♦

This series is unbelievably goofy. Drawn by the artist behind Rin! and Sweet Revolution, you can guess that this is going to be a pretty unbelievably sweet series.

Yuuhi wants nothing more than to build a soccer field on the mountain that’s going to be his inheritance. He’s got the whole thing all planned out. It’s going to be great. Soccer all day and night. His dreams are dashed when he’s asked to give up his inheritance so that a private school that his brother teaches at needs to expand. Yuuhi wants no part of this, but eventually, is talked into renting his mountain to the school.

Now, the students at the school aren’t too pleased with this situation. Their school used to be headquartered in a fairly bustling community. Now they’ve been moved to a backwoods mountain with nothing to do and no cell phone service.

Yuuhi ends up attending the school, but is shocked by the behavior of the students. It seems that as this is an all-boys school, the boys have taken to forming little harems and the whole place is a hotbed for happy boy-humping. Yuuhi isn’t quite ready for anything like this, so when he’s made resident advisor, he creates rules outlawing any displays of affection, so no kissing, no touching, no nothing.

This does nothing to improve his standing at the school. In fact, it makes things even worse.

This is going to be one hell of a cute series. Yuuhi is so sweet, innocent and trusting. You just want him to blunder though everything and then have things work out for the best. And, you just know that the sweetest and kindest student is going to fall for Yuuhi and his clumsy ways.

I’m very much looking forward to more of this series being released. I don’t know if it’s going to be one of my all-time favorites, but it’s definitely something I’m going to be very impatient about getting the next volume of!

Posted by Cynthia | Posted in ♦♦♦♦, Can't Win With You, Honami, Yukine, Takaguchi, Satosumi | Comments Off on Can’t Win With You 1

27th May 2008

Can’t Win With You 2

Rating: ♦♦♦♦♦

I had forgotten how much I like this series. I should have known it was going to be good, I mean, the artist is the brains behind Rin!, which is one of my all-time favorite series. I should have remembered just how endearing this cast of characters is.

Yuuchi is up to his old tricks, trying to make sure that nothing ‘gross’ happens on his watch. When Tsutsui leaves for a few days to attend a conference, it leaves Yuuchi at the mercy of the Ezaki trio. Not to fear, our little chicken has some claws and is finally learning to stand on his own two feet. Gaining confidence also brings Yuuchi a greater understanding for his friends relationships and opens him up to the possibility of taking his relationship with Tsutsui to the next level.

As much as I like Tsutsui and Yuuchi, my favorite couple has to be Hayate and Kanya. I love how they fight and love with equal amounts of passion.

One of the best parts of this release is the fact that the people behind it have this great ability to take their characters and have these incredibly hot scenes without ever really showing anything. The hotness comes from all in the little bits that you do see and the characters’ dialogue. Seriously, the sex scenes should not be this hot for being as tame as they are.

The whole thing is just warm and wonderful. I just end up falling more and more in love with the characters with each release. Now, how long do I have to wait for the next part?

Posted by Cynthia | Posted in ♦♦♦♦♦, Can't Win With You, Honami, Yukine, Takaguchi, Satosumi | Comments Off on Can’t Win With You 2

27th May 2008

Can’t Win With You 3

Rating: ♦♦♦♦♦

I’m really sad to see this series end. It has everything I like all wrapped up with quality art. It was funny, had good dramatic bits, some angst, nice sex scenes and characters I actually gave a shit about. The only hard part about writing glowing reviews for this series has been trying to get you all to read them without giving away too much of the plot.

When we start off in this release, it’s summer vacation and all of the students are going home on break. Well, all except Yuuchi, whose house is being remodeled, and Sango, who’s staying behind to keep an eye on things in the dorm. Now, these two have already slept together, but this is going to be an excuse for them to really relax and not worry about the other students around them.

The problem is that Yuuchi’s still so naive and Sango doesn’t know how to let Yuuchi know that he wants to spend a few hours in bed making him yell his head off without scaring Yuuchi off, or making Yuuchi lose some of that charming naivete. So, they’re both frustrated and cranky until they figure out how to talk to each other. Once that happens, things really start to take off and Sango does get to spend a few hours making Yuuchi scream like a banshee. See the power of communication, boys and girls!

I hope DMP keeps releasing works by these two. I know that this is the only work they’ve collaborated on, but even on their own their works always end up in my ‘keeper’ pile.

Posted by Cynthia | Posted in ♦♦♦♦♦, Can't Win With You, Honami, Yukine, Takaguchi, Satosumi | Comments Off on Can’t Win With You 3