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27th May 2008

Empty Heart

Rating: ♦♦♦♦♦

Drama Queen has done it again. They’ve taken one of my all time favorite manga and they did a great job with it. Dust covers, full color inserts and they left in the honorifics. The translation is clean and kept the sweetness of the story.

For those of us who are not familiar with the story, Empty Heart revolves around Takumi, his teacher, Usami, and the fact that Takumi looks just like his older brother, Ryuuta, and that Usami has had a crush on Ryuuta for years. Did I forget to mention that Takumi has a crush on Usami? And that Takumi isn’t afraid to use the fact that he looks like Ryuuta to get into Usami’s bed? The question is, does Usami like Takumi for Takumi or is he really just using him as a substitute for Ryuuta?

It’s sweet and fluffy and the characters angst so nicely. There’s a reason that this is one of my all time favorite stories. Masara Minsase is a master at conveying a wealth of emotions with just a few drawn lines. I’m glad that Drama Queen was the company who picked this book up for release. I shudder to think of what some of the other BL publishers would have done with it.

Posted by Cynthia | Posted in ♦♦♦♦♦, Empty Heart, Minase, Masara | Comments Off on Empty Heart