07th Dec 2008
kicking fandom’s ass since 2000
07th Dec 2008
I really like Miyamoto even when she takes me places that I don’t expect or don’t really want to go. After reading all of these saccharine titles that have been coming out, it’s nice to have something that has an ending that isn’t happy ever after.
There’s Shiunomiya, who’s gorgeous, but lacking in the morals that most people have. He’s an art student in college which is where he meets student photographer, Matsuoka. After agreeing to pose nude for the photographer, Matsuoka ups the ante by asking Shiunomiya to sleep with him for some extra cash. Finding that he doesn’t hate male sex, Shiunomiya comes back for more and soon finds him prostituting himself for extra cash.
We’ve seen this before, right? Wrong. Yes, there’s sex and, yes, Matsuoka pulls Shiunomiya out, but the feelings don’t come through until it’s too late. Leaving Shiunomiya feeling for the first time with no outlet. So, with nothing to anchor him, Shiunomiya floats adrift.
It’s melancholy, beautiful and sweet–the perfect antidote to some of the crap that’s been coming out. It’s not one that I’m going to go back and read right away, it left me feeling too raw for that, but it is one that I will go back to when I’m in the mood for a good cry.
I’m really impressed by the releases that Deux is bringing over. I’ve been pretty much happy with everything that they’ve released so far. I’m not sure how long they can keep up this winning streak, but I’m going to keep following them.