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24th May 2008

Only the Ring Finger Knows

Rating: ♦♦♦

If you’re looking for smut, do not look for it in Only the Ring Finger Knows. However, if you’re looking for a sweet little one-shot about high-school love, definitely pick this manga up. It’s perfect for curling up with on a rainy day.

Only the Ring Finger Knows is not all the hype that the underage fangirls will tell you. As a hardcore yaoi fan who has been in the yaoidom for about six years, I was expecting some moving story a la Haru wo Daiteita. At least, that’s what these underagers had pushed. I doubt they know the beauty of Haru, but for newbies to the genre, Only the Ring Finger Knows is deep and all that lovely crap. I still enjoyed the story. I’m glad it’s in my collection and will tell everyone (which I am, I guess) that this fluffy romance is great, even for a cynical bitch like me.

The plot: the confused Wataru (uke) gets tangled up with a “perfect” upperclassman, Kazuki (seme), when he finds out that Kazuki has the same ring as him. Fascination grows deeper as the manga progresses and ends with an adorable twist in the final chapter. I won’t spoil it, but it made me go, “awwww!”.

Anyway, I have to say that I like the way DMP is handling their yaoi line of manga. Everything is so professional and handled with respect. DMP is including slipcovers and the actual cover of the book is printed very similarly to a Japanese edition. No full-color panels, unfortunately. I’ll let that slide because DMP’s manga are large and just freakin’ gorgeous. Thank you, DMP, for doing this right.

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