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21st Sep 2008

Ruff Love

Rating: ♦♦♦

This manga is done by the artist who brought us The President’s Time. This release is cute, but it’s not quite as good as Man’s Best Friend by Kazusa Takashima. I don’t know about this one, really. I get slightly skeeved out at the thought of a guy having sex with someone who has a tail and floppy ears. What saves this release for me is the fact that it’s a very sweet story and very well drawn.

Shiba was the beloved dog of Taketora’s grandfather. Shiba comes back in human form, wanting to take care of Taketora’s grandfather. Now, by this time Takatora’s grandfather has passed away, so Shiba decides to repay his debt of gratitude by serving Taketora. Shiba, though, is a walking disaster and is constantly making a mess or getting into trouble. For some reason, Shiba’s clumsiness endears him to Taketora and a physical relationship develops.

Problems arise when another dog/human hybrid shows up, Akatsuki. Akatsuki was a stray who was saved from an angry mob by a kind priest. The priest promises Akatsuki that they would stay together, but soon after that promise the priest passed away. This caused Akatsuki to grow jaded and bitter, and he wants Shiba to join him in his misery. It’s Akatsuki’s comments that lead Shiba to believe that it’s his fault when Taketora falls ill. Since Shiba is taking the blame, he leaves Taketora to save him.

This being a BL release, there’s a wonderfully happy ending for all of the characters, including Akatsuki. It’s a sweet story and very graphic, but I just can’t find the dog/man hybrid to be erotic. Still, the art is good enough to make me a very happy girl and the story is cute. I just don’t feel comfortable with anything that even gets close to furries.

Posted by Cynthia | Posted in ♦♦♦, Kirishima, Tamaki, Ruff Love | Comments Off on Ruff Love