23rd Feb 2009
kicking fandom’s ass since 2000
23rd Feb 2009
I want to like Nase’s work. When she’s good, she’s hysterical. My issue with her is the fact that her ukes look like they’re all of five years old. I got into this genre because I wanted to see men humping, not prepubescent boys. She’s only done one series that didn’t have this shota style and that hasn’t gotten a US release. Add in the fact that this concept has been done much better before–Takakura Row’s I Can’t Stop Loving You comes to mind–and I’m kind of cranky.
So, there’s Fumiya, a high-school student with the ability to see ghosts. Poor Fumiya is scared of these supernatural beings, so he runs to his childhood friend, Shogo, the son of a temple priest, for help. Shogo isn’t much of a priest. He wants nothing to do with chanting and the family tradition. He just wants into Fumiya’s pants.
Still, a scared Fumiya isn’t a horny Fumiya, so Shogo does do some priest-like things to try and keep Fumiya calm. There’s a series of silly adventures where Fumiya gets scared and runs to Shogo. Finally, the boys realize that they need to be screwing and end up doing so. The end.
Yeah, that’s about all there is. Maybe if it wasn’t for the apparent age, I would be more forgiving of some of the manga’s weak points, but the entire thing just left me feeling like I wasted my money. Nase Yamato has a lot of devoted fans who will snap up this release–just don’t count me among them!