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22nd May 2008


Rating: ♦♦♦♦

I was far too amused by the melodrama and over-the-top angst in this release. Normally, I would find something as overblown as this release to be far too silly to appeal to me, but I found myself laughing out loud at the facial expressions on the characters faces every time something went wrong. In a lot of ways, this release reminded me of one of my all-time favorite series, FAKE, especially in the super-deformed expressions of disgust and anger on the characters faces, and in the fast paced storytelling.

We have Joe, who’s kidnapped Yuushi in order to fund one last big party on some South Seas island. You see, Joe’s doctor/father has just told him that he’s only got a short time left to live. Joe’s always been a bit of a delinquent, so he figures this is a quick way to make some money and a way to give a final ‘fuck you’ to his father. In case you couldn’t guess, Joe and his father don’t get along too well.

Problem is that Yuushi and Joe get along together, far too well. Joe finds himself confessing his reason behind the kidnapping to Yuushi and finds understanding and happy-monkey sex. Well, after the happy-monkey sex, there’s no way in hell that Joe is going to be able to rid himself of Yuushi.

Seriously, madcap adventures abound. It’s so unbelievably silly that the melodrama and angst works well in the story, sucking you in and making you wonder just what these two are going to get into in their next adventure. I’m almost sad that this is a one-shot, I would love to spend more time with these two.

Posted by Cynthia | Posted in ♦♦♦♦, Hashida, Yukari, Waru | Comments Off on Waru