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24th May 2008

Man’s Best Friend

Rating: ♦♦♦♦♦

Oh man, I don’t even know where to start with this series. For those of you who are not already familiar with the plotline of Man’s Best Friend, it kind of goes like this… There’s this stray dog who sees this boy (Ukyo) going back and forth to school every day. The dog prays to the moon that someday he would be able to talk to the boy and just let him touch the boy’s cheek.

One day Ukyo comes across the dog being tormented by a gaggle of kids and rescues him. Ukyo is a sucker for a sweet doggie face and takes the dog home with him to clean him up. Ukyo names the dog Kuro, because the dog is mostly black.

All right, is everyone following me? Good. Now, Kuro had his wish granted. He turns into a man – complete with ears and a tail – when he gets all excited. Being around Ukyo is very exciting indeed. The first time this happens, Ukyo is just slightly freaked out and doesn’t believe that it really happened. The second time it happens Ukyo is screwed blind. Kuro’s just a bit over enthusiastic about his new body and what his new body can do.

Now after that Ukyo clues himself into the fact that the man with ears and a tail is really his faithful pup, Kuro. And they proceed to have happy sex and life is good.

There is really only one thing that slightly bothered me in the book. Kuro never gains human insight when he’s in his human form. He still thinks like a dog and behaves like a dog. But you know, every time that I got creeped out by the fact that hey, this is a dog in human form something disgustingly cute would happen and I would get sucked right back into the story.

There’s also a few other stories included in this collection. Nothing to write home about, but they’re all kinds of fun and make me sigh with the utter cuteness contained within.

Much love to BLU for including the full-color insert in this book. I know they were not able to do it with Kazusa Takashima’s other North American release, Wild Rock, so it’s super nice to have the image of Kuro in male form, dressed as a cowboy with a gun barely covering his package.

Really, there’s nothing I can pick apart with BLU’s presentation of the material. They always give a quality product. Here’s to hoping they keep bringing over series that the fans have been clamoring for.

Posted by Cynthia | Posted in ♦♦♦♦♦, Man's Best Friend, Takashima, Kazusa | Comments Off on Man’s Best Friend