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Agawa Kouko
"Trouble Maker" (Core Magazine) Sep/2002 *** 8.45
The series romance of plural adult couples who have some relation each other. The story: (Hide Sasaki is a designer of the advertising production. Hide is a lover of Shinji Sakaki who is a president of the big advertising agency but Hide hides their relationship from the president of his company, Ken-ichi Sakaki who is an elder brother of Shinji and not homosexual. Shinji urges his secretary, Matsuzaki to be Ken-ichi's lover. Matsuzaki hesitates too impatient action but he can not wait because photographer, Ishii tries to tempt Ken-ichi though Ishii really loves his assistant, Akira who is a Matsuzaki's cousin...). Most characters (except Akira) are adult working guys, so they are attractive for me. Especially I love Shinji's secretary Matsuzaki who is very blunt/cold but very sexy/lustful and cruel/tender for his lover, Ken-ichi who can not be easily dependent on other guys (In the fourth story, I'm very moved to see that gentle Matsuzaki spoils Ken-ichi after nasty Matsuzaki makes Ken-ichi angry and cry. How charming Matsuzaki is!). The author's art seems to have improved very much. I take it for granted that this series is very popular and still continuing now. The couple of Matsuzaki and Ken-ichi may be the best couple we have had in recent years!! (by Slash-kun 31/Aug/2002)

"Ima ni Mukai Kuru Kaze" (Ohkura Shuppan) Aug/2001 8.28 **
Reissue from her djs had written since 1996 about two students (Makoto and Kei) who participated motorcycle gang group. When Makoto enters the high school, Kei also resigned gang group and deliberately repeated his year and becomes same grade as Makoto because he begins to love Makoto. But Makoto doesn't understand Kei's intention and think they are just good friends....The author aims to write perfect equal couple (there is no explicit distinction of seme or uke) and without sex because I think she wants to express m/m couple not as a substitute of just m/f couple. The process to sex of m/m couple is very interesting for yaoi readers and some yaoi stories would be uninteresting just after they make love. So we often have to meet such contradiction (In order to enjoy yaoi story for long time, we can not see their first sex forever) though we want to read erotic scenes! (by Slash-kun 02/Sep/2001)

"Koi no Yokan" (Core Magazine) Mar/2001 8.2 ***
The sequel of "Love You Only" but this hero is Kajiyama, who is a cousin of Yoshioka. Kajiyama finally finds his lover, Yuusuke at campus and starts living in his room with Yuusuke together by force...Story is very interesting for me because I love Kajiyama who is very cool and arrogant (I don't understand very well why Yuusuke is attractive for Kajiyama though Yuusuke is very funny and cute...). Anyway the author seems to become much better at expressing the conflict of the feelings between uke&seme. (by Slash-kun 17/Mar/2001)

Ajimine Sakufu
"Okini Mesumama" (Shinkousha) Mar/2002 8.5 ***
Two exotic old-fashioned stories in fictional countries. First long story: The prince Aciddo, a successor of Kingdom Shindou - like old India - should decide his wife but does not want to give up his wanton life yet. Then he imposes unique condition to choose his wife and one wandering swordsman of foreign country, Garland happens to meets its condition. Aciddo makes a proposal to Garland, if Garland would allow Aciddo to keep his wanton life, Accido will give Garland whatever Garland wants. But Garland wants prince himself.... It's very interesting because Aciddo is not ordinary weak beautiful uke but he is very arrogant and selfish/childish and vigorous (has brown healthy skin - I also want to read reversible story, too as readers want). And Garland is very cool and has great secret mission which is obstacles against the love with Accido! Both Accido and Garland have severe sexual experience/trauma in their childhood but they are basically tough and funny. The author's sense of "gag/joke" resembles one of "Fumi Yoshinaga" and it relieves the readers from to be too serious. And her sex scenes are also erotic/dramatic with tense atmosphere though they are a little tame/soft. I also like the second short story (The idler son of feudal lord of Sekishuu - like old china, Nagi loves the surly/arrogant spy, Kari though Kari is his subordinate. Kari who always refuses Nagi's courtship happens to know that Nagi loved the lover of his father who had same red eye like Kari. Kari feels anger for Nagi who loves him as substitute...) very much because both Nagi and Kari are cool/dark like characters of "Kunie Sakai"! The author may disparage her bad tendency/preference of long faces but I prefer such masculine adult long faces!! The author is very famous as a djska of "Kamen rider Kuga" now, so I'd like to read her djs, too! (by Slash-kun 30/Mar/2002)

"ebisu - Tamonkun no Nayameru Nichijou" (Biblos) Dec/2001 8.3 **
This author's first comics. Ebisu, a son who has been kept under overprotection by his very rich family, suddenly moves to the boarding school. Ebisu's servant , Shibazaki is seriously anxious and asks Ebisu's care to Ebisu's roommate, Tamon who is one of the most excellent students in this school. Ebisu becomes attached to Tamon, but Ebisu often compares Tamon with Shibazaki, then Tamon begins to feel jealous of Shibazaki before he is aware...This book has very unique publication style and almost pages are reissued from her djs (original story, not parody). It is very happy for me and many readers to be able to read manga with reasonable price by issuing as commercial books. Though this was published as djs, there is no explicit sex scenes and its impression is very fresh. All the characters are very attractive, especially secondary roles, Hotei (elder student and fan of Tamon) and Katsura (enemy student for Tamon but very pretty for me!) are adult and my fab. Ebisu of cover pic has black hair and looks more bewitching/voluptuous (I like such bitch guy!), so I'm looking forward to "voluptuous/wanton bad uke" at next!! (by Slash-kun 30/Dec/2001)

Akiba Jiro
"Hysteric Queen" (Taiyou Tosho) Feb/2002 8.4 ***
The author's 9 th book. One long series of funny romance between typical "Queen uke"(sexy & beautiful but arrogant), Iori Nishizawa, the chairman student and his "Geboku - Servant seme", the vice chairman student, Daisuke Yamane and three short stories (shota PWP between the son of porno actress and her colleague & aspiring novelist / PWP of reluctant elder seme student and his aggressive younger lover / dangerous romance between banker and bank robber). She makes great progress of her art and her sex scenes are very sweet and erotic! Many readers must be able to enjoy her stories of unique seem who is not tender/weak as he looks at first. (by Slash-kun 16/Feb/2002)

Akisame Rui
"Nan to naku Shiawase - MIRAGE OF BLAZE MADAM KILLER No.9" (djs) Feb/2000 8.3 **
Same story from both POV (from Takaya and Naoe). They feel happiness at daily trifling things in peaceful life - They can feel they take care of each other by their slight words, behaviors,,,etc. Very tender atmosphere like them in first part of this long novels...(by Slash-kun 23/Feb/2002)

Amano Kanata
"REN-AI Shinkaron" (Core Magazine) Jun/2001 8.25 ***
One short student story and long series of the twins' couples: Young idol star, Shuu Karino and very popular script writer, Yuu Karino is a twin. Hero, Ichiya Endou wants to be professional script writer like Yuu and enters their office as an assistant. But Shuu tries to tease Ichiya so often and Yuu has a secret lover, Keigo Agawa who is the rival star of Shuu....stories are mostly funny like Ariko Kanazawa but sometimes serious like "Blue Moon". (by Slash-kun 15/Jul/2001)

Amow Yuuki
"Happy Place" (Movic) May/2001 8.35 ***
Takachi, very beautiful student who works as a fashion model at same time, finally can become a lover of very cool and square (heterosexual) high school student, Sou. Takachi seems to love Sou more strongly than Sou does, but when Sou knows Takachi's former lover happened to kiss Takachi, Sou suddenly begins to treat Takachi very fiercely because of his jealousy. The story line is not so unique (every woman wish to be loved by such young guy insanely...) but the author's expression of characters' feeling is very dramatical that I could really enjoy to read this. (by Slash-kun 02/Jun/2001)

Anthology
"Daze vol.1" (Sanwa Shuppan) Nov/2002 *** 8.3
Unification of Anthology book series, "DOUBLE" & "Danger" of Sanwa Shuppan. Short stories with hard sex for adult female readers. The writers are: Suzuhara Shino(Dark love romance with great impact of two guys who has problems in their family), Matsuura Kei(An entrance exam rejectee should sponge on the room of his elder cousin), CHI-RAN(Stubborn but beautiful office worker can accept himself by mysterious guy's tender rape), Sakura Ayumi(An urban teenager who comes to the beach with his homosexual friends is saved by the local boy and tries homosexual sex), Izumi Hitotsubu(Very interesting story with sexy adult guys! Hero's girl friend chooses hero's friend. Her father feels sorry for hero but hero realizes the love for father), Sadahiro Mika (The next series of UGH - Sword and Sen celebrate Sword's birthday and the first anniversary of their acquaintance - their first sex though new warden arrives and there is the presentiment of very bad future... Sadahiro describes the reality of american prison well by adopting the atmosphere of the american drama, "OZ" very skillfully), Honjoh Rie (The guy changed his girl friends so often and has pretended to be straight but finally decides to tell his love to his best friend whom he often masturbate together) & Mihashi An (The sequel of the Shintarou & Yoshiki series - Shintarou consults with his father's disciple, Makio about his love for Yoshiki who is so young like his younger brother. Makio taught the sex to Shintarou, then Yoshiki comes to save Shintarou). All the stories are interesting with hard sex scenes but I prefer the stories with adult characters. There are so many yaoi magazines, anthology in Japan. So I wish this anthology book series has uniqueness! (by Slash-kun 10/Nov/2002)

"Danger vol.10" (Sanwa Shuppan) Aug/2002 *** 8.3
Various short stories with hard sex for adult female readers. The writers are: Sadahiro Mika (UGH - American prison story serialization : "Opening/beginning Color pages" - Sword gives up being a guardian of Sen and rapes Sen. Sen becomes more intimate with Norman and a rift between Sword and Sen seems to be hopeless...), Higashizato Kirico (tragic story of two old best friends separated by internal war - secret agency tries to kill a major of army but fails and held as a prisoner. He is raped by a soldier who seems to know him...), Yumemakura Nekomaru (The medical students romance - A medical student has fatal weak point because he is always faint at surgical operation. His professor forgives him instead of coercion of sex with him. He keeps the secret from his best friend but...) , Sakurano Nayuna (The sequel of "the students in art school" series - Genius student can not draw picture by his hand's injury. Then he asks his lover whether he is worthy to be loved or not), Minami Megumi (This is a sequel of the best friends of hostile countries - America and Germany. Two men enters motor-car companies but can not tell their feeling each other. Then hero's brother compels sexual relationship by jealousy...), Matsuura Kei (One day when a student wakes up, he finds himself lying with his senior student together in the bed. He can not remember why and escapes from senior student...). I like "Danger" because there has been a lot of hard sex scenes. But this volume seems to a little lack usual strong/impressive/dramatic angst plots/situations/scenes ("super conflict of the strong emotions" or "extraordinary tragedy of adult gorgeous guys" or "dangerous and hard but unique sex scenes",,etc). I'm expecting the editors' next more aggressive challenge...(by Slash-kun 13/Jul/2002)

"Danger vol.9" (Sanwa Shuppan) Jun/2002 *** 8.43
Various short stories with angst taste for (perhaps) adult female readers. The writers are: Kasuga Naoka (The trainee of boxing invites his senior & strong but taciturn trainee to his apartment), Nagi Ayumi (The young office worker visits his senior office worker who was dismissed by restructuring of the company's organization), Shiranagi Yurika (The idol star knows his stylist had devoted himself as business and finds another new young candidate for star), Sadahiro Mika (UGH - American prison story serialization), Sakurano Nayuna (art school student asks his classmate why he hides his talent), Suitsu Ayako (The window cleaning man sees the sex of office worker and CEO). all stories are interesting for me because they have very explicit hard sex scenes and they are strong & passionate stories and not students' tame/lovely romances. Sanwa Shuppan is very challenging publisher! In this volume, the complete short stories which are worthy of notice are: Kasuga's body is very muscular and gorgeous, Sakurano's seme is very dark and dangerous, Suitsu's story and sex scene (it's on the gondola for *high building* window cleaning!) are very unique. (by Slash-kun 12/May/2002)

"Ankoku Jyojyou vol.2" (Issuisha) Mar/2002 8.29 ***
The second volume of the progressive/avant-garde porno anthology magazine of same title. The writers are Hiraku Machida, Jun Hayami, Kanako Meiji, Shindou Maki, Benkyou Tamaoki, Saizou Horihone(=Akiba Oze), Miya Amiya, Hiromasa Fujiki, Henmaru Machino, Akira Yuki, Karei Oujo. In this volume, there are less traditional ordinary porno taste (or all are experimental. ie. too dark or too disastrous or too hilarious or too nonsense or too immoral). I like Meiji's funny story why "Hikikomori guy" (who appears in "Hageshikute Hen vol.4") becomes "Hikikomori" most! His father is very sexy and cute like the father of "Hanazakari no Niwa" series by Kunie Sakai. I really love Meiji's father! And I also like a hilarious comedy about the training of a new worker at the animal costume play bar by Akira Yuki. Her story is very blunt but stylish/fashionable! This chief editor may had better concentrate his energy on the female mangaka's adoption.... (by Slash-kun 21/Apr/2002)

"Ankoku Jyojyou" (Issuisha) Nov/2001 8.38
The new series of the progressive/avant-garde porno anthology magazine, "Hageshikute hen" issued from Kousai Shobou. Issuisha and Kousai Shobou are same publisher but this publisher issues "books for adult" from Issuisha (So, yaoi books are issued from Kousai Shobou). The writers are Jun Hayami, Izumi Tsukimori, Hiraku Machida, Bokushindou, Kanako Meiji, Karei Oujo, Miya Amiya, Akiba Oze, Henmaru Machino, Alumi Makita, Hiromasa Fujiki. The story of "illegal detention of girl" by Hayami is unique and interesting! It describes well the abnormal feeling of the man who loves girl very much but at same time he has negative dark desire and he wants to keep a girl "absolute inferior" to him. Tsukimori's first sex story between little kids is also interesting and cute! Tsukimori's girl is not an ordinary victim of the man, but a girl who has her intention/desire independently. Machida describes the agony of the man who is born in the family whose men have genetic inheritance that loves little girl. I think Machida wants to insist the preference of human (his personality) is not changeable easily even if it would be very immoral or shameful. Akiba Oze's story is unique (Her stories are always unique...) incest scatology one of the sisters (f/f story). Makita is also unique to express well the complex feeling of pitiful young girl who is loved but refused by his teacher who fears to realize his Lolita-complex preference. In addition to these unique stories, I'm very fond of the black-humor short story of "father and his daughter" at an extreme situation by Bokushindou. Yaoi mangaka can not issue such unique short story like this as commercial manga yet (can issue by only djs). I really want yaoi readers to mature soon in order to accept such black humour stories. The chief-editor's comment of this volume is about the current President of the United States, "Bush". He blames Bush for attacking Afghanistan by the too simple justice which Bush sticks obstinately to. I sometimes think the yaoi or hentai readers/writers are more democratic than heterosexual people in a public position because yaoi/hentai fans really wish the coexistence of the people whose thought and preference are different. (by Slash-kun 24/Mar/2002)

"Danger vol.5" (Sanwa Shuppan) Oct/2001 8.4 ***
Very explicit short stories by Kiriko Higashizato, Rie Honjyou, Mika Sadahiro, Nayuna Sakurano, Chika Taniguchi, Ayako Mizuno, Cisco Kataru. I tries to buy this because Sadahiro starts new series of American prison story like TV drama, "OZ" (But she did not watch it actually when she wrote this story. I heard this fact from her directly). A japanese student studying abroad is sent to the prison because he made love with the wife of his professor and killed him by accident. At prison, hopeless japanese man meets very sexy & energetic but dangerous guy...All the characters are very attractive and story is unique (the contrast of mysterious & silent oriental guy vs aggressive & active american guy) and dramatic. The author seems to research the american prisoner's culture very well and can express its atmosphere very naturally. I'm very looking forward to the future stories. And last Kataru's short story between prostitute student and the fisherman of tuna fishing boat is very interesting. The author explains well why so many japanese high school girls become prostitutes now. They have no way to evaluate themselves except the money from their customers. Sanwa Shuppan seems to make the yaoi writers write manga freely as the writers want. So recently Sanwa Shuppan has become the one of my favorite publishers! (by Slash-kun 25/Sep/2001)

"Hageshikute Hen vol.4" (Kousai Shobou) Jul/2001 8.2 ***
The last volume of very avant-garde pornographic anthology series. The writers are Karei Oujo, Hiraku Machida, Jun Hayami, Kanako Meiji, Miya Amiya, Henmaru Machino, Akiba Oze, Risao Endou, Hiromasa Fujiki, Alumi Makita, Bokushindou. The story by "Risao Endou" is a kind of m/m story (but transvestite boy story). I also enjoyed the strange incest story between brother who suffers from "Hikikomori syndrome"(hate contacting with other people and always keep indoors) and his honor-roll student sister by "Kanako Meiji". What a charming brother! The editor says this series will change into different title series, "Ankoku Jyojyou" (Dark lyricism?) as adult porno book from "Issuisha" in this autumn (not fixed). I wish this new series will go into the black! (by Slash-kun 10/Nov/2001)

"Hageshikute Hen vol.3" (Kousai Shobou) Mar/2001 8.35
Third volume of very avant-garde pornographic anthology series. The writers are Hiraku Machida, Jun Hayami, Kanako Meiji, Akiba Oze, Karei Oujo, Miya Amiya, Henmaru Machino, Alumi Makita, Akira Yuuki, Bokushindou. Though there are no m/m stories, I could enjoy very weird stories. Especially the story of "Akiba Oze" about parasitology scholar couple is very unique. Many japanese men like women who are not prominent. Perhaps Oze may want a man who can accept his partner's uniqueness. Besides this, I like the strange romance between girl and hermaphrodite students by "Miya Amiya" and funny romance between woman of marriageable age and his boy friend who does not propose marriage to her readily by "Akira Yuuki". The editor of this anthology regrets these series seem to be in the red (don't make money) but I think he should have some talent to find the mangakas who has also talent and I'm very looking forward to encounter them. (by Slash-kun 10/Nov/2001)

"Hageshikute Hen vol.2" (Kousai Shobou) Nov/2001 8.4 ***
Second sequel to very avant-garde pornographic anthology. The writers are Benkyou Tamaoki, Kanako Meiji, Hiraku Machida, Miya Amiya, Sindou Boku, Akiba Oze, Henmaru Machino, Jun Hayami, Karei Oujo, Akira Yuuki, Risao Endo. Risao Endo's short story again has m/m factor (Incest tragedy. The hero left his home to escape from his violent drunk father though hero worried about his cute and helpless younger brother very much. Hero encounters the girl who resembles his brother very well but the girl never shows her perineum to hero...) and is really impressive story!! The chief editor said he cried reading this (me too!). Kanako Meiji's is also incest story between daughter and his uncle but his uncle often think heroine to be a boy because he also has same incest experience, being raped by his father. He is going to be mad but heroine becomes to symphathize with such miserable uncle and *rapes like his father*!!! I think many yaoi writers write such story (fatigue fathers are saved by his children) because they feel great sympathy with old guys who lives in traditional society and have heavy obligation to keep their family. Now in Japan old men are the being who are pitied (like movie "American Beauty") by even japanese women who are weak but live freely ! Akiba Oze's story is unique & cute romance between very strong and masculine heroine who uses her anus at sex and a cute and weak guy who loves so much heroine as she is (loves even her secret activity in a rest room). Heroine becomes very honest and relaxes by such tender guys. Oze expresses well modern women's stress by living equally like men. At postscript, the chief editor says he issues this series for "the freedom of expression". He is seriously afraid that pornographic manga would be discouraged because in last November, a bill which controls/restricts pornographic books/manga/video became effective (came into force) in Japan. But I think the limitation/oppression of freedom for imagination/thought will be more serious damage/harmful for young people... (by Slash-kun 15/Sep/2001)

"Hageshikute Hen" (Kousai Shobou) Jun/2001 8.3 ***
Very progressive/avant-garde/underground/abnormal pornographic stories by various (young, veteran, male & female mangaka) talented writers (Hiraku Machida, Zero no Mono, Miya Amiya, Benkyou Tamaoki, Sindou Boku, Masaaki, Jun Hayami, Henmaru Machino, Risao Endo, Ningyo Tsukasa, Inaki Matsumoto, Kazu Miki, Shiso Kiken). Mainly for adult men but only one story written by Risao Endou has m/m factor (promiscuous sexual relations among a man and twins - sister & brother). At postscript, the chief editor, Ariyoshi Tada appeals he issues this for "the freedom of expression". He regrets recent manga magazine never issue dangerous & dark & nonsense stories which he (middle age japanese guy) wants to read in Japan because of recent regulation movement for porno manga. He insists "Every expression should harmful for someone", so "Any expression should not be persecuted only because they are harmful for someone". He quotes the comment by very famous female mangaka in Japan. She said "Bad manga will get rid of good manga, so we should not allow/leave such bad porno manga". But Tada says many old popular manga (even "Sazae-san") had been assumed as bad books for adult people long time ago (about 1940's) and he has no interest with previous female mangaka's work, so her manga will be bad for him because it just wastes precious paper resource. His thought seems to be very radical at first, but for every artist it is just too natural and right. (by Slash-kun 15/Sep/2001)

"Jannie vol.15" (Kousai Shobou) Jul/98 8.35 ***
The last volume of this series. I already read a few writers but did not read most of them ("Tachibana Takashi", "Hizakura Kurumi", "Matsumoto Inori", "Yokota Kumi", "Tohjoh Rana" "Katsuragi Setsuna", "EMI", "Kotobuki Miina" "Miyata Etsuko" and some interesting articles about yaoi manga/movie by writes). The editor of this series, Yoshiaki Shioyama is a very famous editor of porno manga and found many new talent for this series but his trial was so enthusiastic/minor that both ordinary yaoi fans (Shioyama's magazine is short of "aestheticism") and gay people (too girlish) did not seem to support it. But I could enjoy these BDSM stories with shota taste and Kousai Shobou has produced many new yaoi mangaka of talent after a few years...(by Slash-kun 15/Dec/2001)

Aoi Akira
"Aishi Aisare Bokura wa Ikiteku" (Kousai Shobou) Jul/97 8.3 ***
The author is same person as "Kougami Eri". This is her first comics. Short stories with very explicit erotic sex scenes. Most characters are lively & cute young boy (students) . Her art is very fashionable, modern and pop. The cover pic is not so cool (IMHO) but inner b/w drawings are very skillful and cool. All her stories are short but enough interesting and good. I think it is because her uke is very energetic like Yusuke of Yu-Yu-Hakusho though he is very small.(by Slash-kun 12/May/2001)

Aoi Futaba & Kurenai Mitsuba
"WEST END vol.8" (Biblos) Jul/2002 * 8.45
The final volume of the very popular long & erotic fantasy! The story: (Kiri and Tonami finally reach the west end. They meets Mitou who is perfect existence and knows the future of everyone there. Mitou predicts that Kiri will die because of Tonami. Mitou says he has let Kiri keep living in order to bring Tonami to Mitou safely. Mitou thinks every imperfect like Kiri should die and tries to deprive another perfect existence, Tonami from Kiri. But Kiri refuses Mitou's order and declares "I and Tonami will live as we like". Kiri nearly falls into the darkness/black hole of Mitou with Tonami but Kiri and Tonami know there the old history of the human being , the secret of "Castle" - they made Castle to control the earth which had been polluted by them and return the clean earth to next generation - and the secret Kiri & Tonami's relationship - current human is testee of the degree of pollution and Demiuru is new candidate after human and has instinct to absolutely obey the human/owner in order survive until the earth will be cleaned completely. Mitou is the supervisor program for Castle and Demiuru but Tvai is also supervisor of Mitou, then they destroy themselves because human being and Demiuru have made unexpected progress of old generation who believed they can control everything and made Castle, Demiuru, Mitou & Tvai. New generation begins to live by themselves - with no control like Castle - on new earth...). Very impressive & dramatic ending with a lot of hope in the future though this volume does not have explicit sex scenes. Mitou & Tvai explain the mystery/secret/truth about "Castle, Demi and human" of this story for long time, so it may be a little difficult for non-japanese readers to understand. (by Slash-kun 27/Jul/2002)

Araya Miki
"Geboku ni Narimasu" (Outou Shobou) Jun/2002 *** 8.45
Very hilarious long series about a model and CM producer (Story: A able advertising company businessman, Moriya has sought a CM model of jewelry. He finds ideal one, Itsuki Ouno, a student who has dignity and noble atmosphere which make everyone prostrate themselves before. Moriya devotes himself to Itsuki and becomes a sex slave for Itsuki. But Itsuki begins to suspect Moriya does not love him but just respects Itsuki's talent....) and one short comedy of students using her favorite metaphor of animal activity (imprinting/the mating season). Seme character (Moriya) is so nice for me (very obedient adult guy but bold & lustful at sex like my favorite character, Naoe of "Mirage of Blaze")! And Itsuki is "Queen-uke" (very proud, arrogant and blunt then his tears have strong power). Exaggerated reactions, posture and plot set off the characters very well! The author seems to realize her original strong point and make progress of it. (by Slash-kun 22/Jun/2002)

"LOVELY DAY" (Outoushobou) Sep/2001 8.28 ***
Funny story about the trouble of the male students who try to get married. Too beautiful (then seems to be uncommunicative) student, Rei Majima is proposed by the very energetic son of very rich family, Shinichirou Okuwada but many people (Shinichirou's father, Rei's girl friend,,etc) are against their marriage. Then Rei tells lie and tries to leave the school...The author's art is skillful and characters are attractive and story is funny but I feels something is missing/wanting/lacking in this story. Perhaps I think it is because the author uses too usual situations (students, rich family's father, girl friend's jealousy,,etc). I hope the author to challenge more difficult stories at next time! (by Slash-kun 02/Dec/2001)

"Koibito wa Oujisama" (Outou Shobou) May/2001 8.5 ***
Very hilarious comedy of sunny student and his beautiful teacher with little kid. Hero student falls in love with his teacher and wants to support him but his little nephew always interferes hero. At last they will become couple and can make love but...Very surprising ending is waiting! I really enjoyed it. (by Slash-kun 14/Jul/2001)

Asaoka Minagi
"Ariadone no Itoguchi - Shokumotsu Rensa series vol.2" (Shinshokan) Dec/2001 8.35 **
The sequel of the first comics. Light comedy of the vampire at boys' high school and other two short stories (Very vigorous student suddenly becomes very erotic because of his flu / The boy whose family and lover died tries to commit suicide but is put a stop by his lover's ghost). In this volume, the love of two couples (Vampire, Sakura and Miwa who has holy blood / Moritaka who also has holy blood & his guardian devil, Habaki) are written more deeply (both couples fall into crisis but overcome). The unique atmosphere is very tender and resembles "Mashiro Minamino". (by Slash-kun 17/Mar/2002)

"Ambrosia no Yuuwaku - Shokumotsu Rensa Series vol.1" (Shinshokan) Jul/2001 8.35 **
Very funny fantasy in the boy high school. Hero, Sakura Fujiwara is the son between female human-being and male vampire. Sakura has no fang yet, so he often suffers from anemia because he can not suck the blood. But one day his classmate, Miwa wonders Sakura may be the man-eater because Sakura often keeps watching Miwa like man-eater. Sakura says truth and Miwa promises he will give his blood to Sakura like milk...Her art is very cute and resembles Saemi Yorita and small words by handwritten are very interesting! Other couples (Wolfman and his lover / Moritaka, Miwa's cousin, the chairman of student council and Habagi, vice chairman, his guardian, demon) and parents (Sakura and Moritaka) are also very attractive. I can really enjoy though there is no explicit sex scenes. (by Slash-kun 02/Sep/2001)

Azumaya Kei
"Paradise 30000 feet -All Nippon Air Line- " (Magazine Magazine) Nov/2002 *** 8.8
Very hilarious comedy book about "New & unique airline company" from very popular & long serialization on the magazines issued from Magazine Magazine. The story:(New airline company comes into the world! The name is ANAL. All crews of ANAL are guys and all of them are homosexual including the CEO. ANAL is very popular among female travelers. In ANAL, there are four unique and capable pursers - they are very attractive like aces of host-club. CEO is "king of seem". He adopts freshmen by test on the bed and he makes most heterosexual students change into homosexual ANAL employees. There are various kinds special flights in ANAL like "Macho flight (All crew are macho)", "Pekingese flight with very mysterious and beautiful kung-fu master steward",,etc. ANAL's first class has a dreamy special saloon and passengers can make love with very attractive crew there!,,,,). The author has got the readers' hooks by just only the name of this airline company, "ANAL(All Nippon Air Line)"! It's so nice naming! And this book is full of "sarcasm against male-dominated airline culture" (Old main passengers of airline are rich guys and they like women, then air carriers adopt beautiful airline hostess. But now many women begin to use airplane for foreign trip and they feel a little dissatisfied with such old airline culture now). Especially in Japan, "becoming airline hostess" is a sort of long-for job for many women and "marriage with airline hostess" is the dream of many men. Imprudent rich middle-aged men often treat airline hostess like "woman who works in a bar or nightclub". So many japanese female readers enjoys "author's revenge with very attractive homosexual stewards" with a lot of cheers. The author's funny & simple art hits the right nail on the head and her intellectual witty (She sometimes criticizes JAL - flag carrier which has entrenched privilege and coalesces with politicians - symbolizing "old japanese male-dominated society". And she often uses ironically typical poor jokes which the middle aged men often use)jokes avoids being too vulgar. Additionally the author have very detailed & maniac knowledge about "airplane, airline company and people who works there"! It provides this story a lot of persuasiveness. At postscript, she says she likes airplane very much. The works about the author's favorite always make me get excited! I wish this author to keep writing this story forever! If you have any dissatisfaction at current air travel in your country, please try this book! I can assure this will be your stress-relieving!! (by Slash-kun 28/Dec/2002)

"Ijiwaru na Kamisama" (Futami Shobou) Mar/2001 8.7 ***
Very unique & funny romance between a dog and his master, Tomo (uke) and Tomo's younger lover (seme). A dog wants to be a human to be able to love his master, high school student each other. Master's young friend, elementary school pupil, Tatsuki also loves Tomo but Tomo refuses Tatsuki's proposal because Tatsuki is so young. Then the dog and Tatsuki prays toward the falling star; "I can be a human and become lover of my master" and "I will be grown up soon and Tomo will loves me". Nasty god realizes only one prayer....Very interesting trial to use dog's view to describe the change of relationship between elder student and younger one. It makes the story more fantastic like "Madonna no Kataomoi" by Niki Kajiwara. The expression of dog is very lively and humorous (The author has kept dogs since she was a child). The last story from djs is also very sexy and hilarious!! Highly recommended. (by Slash-kun 17/Mar/2001)

Azumi Moka
"DESTINIES CROSS" (Shinkousha) Nov/2001 8.45 ***
Rock music band story. At the postscript, the author writes that she was very glad her editor allowed her writing modern/contemporary story (Azumi seldom wrote such stories) and music band story (many editors are against writing music band stories because most of them are boring) besides. She presented her first story and she issued long djs of the sequel and had a second opportunity to write short sequel to the commercial magazine issued from same publisher (Then I can read luckily "Tankoubon" of them with reasonable price!). Azumi's characters are very beautiful, so I'm afraid her musicians are too aesthetic. But she has interpreted many characters (musician, managers, producer of record company,,etc) very well and expressed the sensitive hero's mind deeply. And the sex scene is more erotic than I expected (It may be because it was initially issued as djs). Shinkousha has issued only yaoi novels but recently starts issuing yaoi manga series("Chocolat comics"), too. I'm very looking forward to this new trial!. (by Slash-kun 01/Dec/2001)

Billy Takahashi
"Heart no Shohousen" (Tokuma Shoten) Jul/2002 *** 8.4
Very sweet college students long romance. The story: (A cute & sincere college student, Yukinori Tachibana is a boy friend of a very fickle & rich playboy senior student, Yoshito Yazaki. Yukinori is always obedient for Yoshito who is unfaithful and has many girl friends but Yukinori finally wants to test Yoshito's love by being at something of distance with (cold for) Yoshito. Yoshito gets angry but believe Yukinori's lie and tries to part with Yukinori. Yoshito greatly regrets his action and implores Yoshito to return to the previous relationship though he can not monopolize Yoshito...). I think at first Yoshito is just a typical spoiled playboy and Yukinori is a weepy weak/timid uke. But after many twists and turns at the end of story, Yoshito tries to be independent from his rich family in order to reject his fianc'ee and experiences poor life and Yukinori also becomes an office worker and tries to support Yoshito, a postgraduate student. Especially I'm deeply moved by the last episode that poor Yoshito gives old watch, a keepsake his grandmother to Yukinori for the celebration of Yukinori's employment!! The art is very romantic and sweet as usual but this story has unexpectedly good theme! (by Slash-kun 14/Jul/2002)

B.T.Aduma
"MAKE LOVE MAKER vol.3" (Kousai Shobou) Nov/2002 *** 8.6
Very challenging sequel of the long series about a businessman of health appliances who has unique background and patrons. The story:(Takashi establishes new business and new division. He asks his patron group, "Timaeus" to support his new business and acquire his father's company. He shows last sex with his father in front of the member to show his loyalty for the group. The Timaeus members explain why they form an intimate friendship with Takashi...). At first-time reading of this book, I overlooked the true value of this book because the author is too shy to show her deep intelligence in an obvious manner. But the author is really intelligent & well-mature (Author knows various old, classic things & business knowledge and invents very witty name of barons!) and very brave to challenge very controversial & very hard-core BDSM story (The scenes of frantic action of Takashi at his members-only S and M club is really punchy! There is no easy compromise. Takashi's farcical despair which he can realize himself only by *pain* is well written). In her art, there is too much of a gap between "best/meticulous ones" and "plain/usual ones", so the readers often overlook her deep theme or her great talent of art (She draws various unique barons and unique underwear, S & M tools. And...her penis looks so mouth-watering!). If the author becomes more honest or bold to show her greatness, her works will be more popular. (by Slash-kun 21/Dec/2002)

"MAKE LOVE MAKER vol.2" (Kousai Shobou) Dec/2001 8.7 ***
I'm so surprised! This book is very very wonderful (The author adds the unique atmosphere of businessmen's world to the typical/usual BDSM stories of Kousai Shobou) !! Her art is unusually very detailed & elaborate (Especially she expresses very well erotic underwear and SM bondage equipment and cat costume! The author said the editor of Kousai Shobou passed the Magazine, "Zettai Reido" to the author as the reference material for SM fashion. Very nice editor! The author has also studies/researches well and learns to realize very erotic SM costume!! Very fascinating). I wish the author always try to challenge very elaborate art work.Tanada Takashi is the best prostitute who charms/captures even the famous politicians (The cruel BDSM playing with politicians are very interesting and deeply suggestive - even instructive! Their behaviors are very cruel but they have never intention to kill the Takashi actually and they are very coward and only enjoy to frighten by the fear of death. The author seems to know the enjoyment/essence of BDSM. The author well describes ugly old fat man and old thin man), but at same time he is an ordinary guy who loves his common colleague, Hodaka and tries to be pretty in front of Hodaka. Such stories often become melancholy but the author tries to express it very humorously and it makes this story unique. The author's postscript is also very witty and we can see the author has a lot of knowledge about underwears and sexual toys. Highly recommendable. (by Slash-kun 22/Dec/2001)

"Oishii Otoko" (Kousai Shobou) Aug/2001 8.25 ***
Her shota PWP, the sequel of Tatsuto's story of "Gan gan Yarouze". The author does not like shota but her editor asked her, so by her postscript, she tried to find hard the necessity that uke boy(Tetsuto) loves seme (Tatsuto) with his consenting intention. Then Tatsuto tries to part with Tetsuto who is his younger cousin and tries to find his adequate another partner (same age and same wanton guy, Arisu) or tries to be uke for the guy (Mitsuhiko) who has true partner (Nozomi) who is the classmate of Tetsuto. Azuma's seme (Tatsuto and Mitsuhiko)'s face are very attractive, so the sex scene of Tatsuto & Mitsuhiko is very fascinating!! I believe so many readers also want to read these two guy's romance though they are not really heroes. (by Slash-kun 11/Aug/2001)

CHI-RAN
"Koi ni Nattara." (Houbunsha) Aug/2002 *** 8.29
The thrilling long comedy that three brothers of Lion kidnaps Mamiya. The series of "MAD.PApiiii". The story: (Mamiya is kidnapped by three brothers of Lion. Lion's family is a big famous family, the Kamishiro combine. They hate Mamiya because they love their cute brother, Lion too much since his childhood and can not permit Lion to love mediocre/ordinary guy like Mamiya. Lion goes to the dangerous castle to save Mamiya who does not realize his love to Lion yet....). Three brothers are very fashionable & gorgeous like japanese rock groups called "visual-kei"! The author should really love such psychedelic rock stars with narcissism. The way of their torture of Mamiya is very funny & erotic but it may a little lack of "seriousness" or "tension" with radical/strong desire. This is her 17th books (so many!!) and at postscript, there is very convenient list of all her works with the degree of "sexiness". Owing to the list, five titles are most erotic and this is not so. (by Slash-kun 17/Aug/2002)

Chitose Piyoko
"Tsukiyo no Fushigi" (Biblos) Jan/2002 8.38 ***
Two long stories (The first story: PWP between a foolish member of the Judo club, Matsuoka and very beautiful one of the athletic club, Oono in same room of the high school dormitory for sport scholarship students / the second story: very dangerous delinquent rich student, Natsu falls in love with his classmate, Yukio who suffers from very strong inferiority complex for his twin brother, Akio who is a very intelligent and honor-roll student. Natsu rapes Yukio and Akio tries to save Yukio, but Yukio also feels love for Natsu...) and two short PWP (Villain school dentist and his patient student who pretends a honor-roll student / two students who like fight each other very much). Very explicit (Not like Biblos but like Kousai Shobou. Her uke is very erotic, especially when he is raped over his underwear...) and very funny (very speedy simple stories and a lot of hilarious jokes)! By the author's postscript, Chitose says her career as djska is very long and she did not understand by herself whether she want to write yaoi or not and she sometimes wrote non-yaoi stories. But one day she decides she will stop writing manga after she writes yaoi as hard as she can. Then somehow she is asked for a lot of work by publishers. She appreciates the god of yaoi who makes her write yaoi. And me, too! (by Slash-kun 9/Feb/2002)

CJ Michalski
"Himitsu na Kankei" (Houbunsha) Sep/2002 ** 8.48
Very hilarious comedy of the romance between pretty boy of ramen (Chinese noodles in soup) shop and wild & dangerous son of the yakuza. The story:(Ukyou Tatsumori, the son of very big yakuza group, returns from abroad to Japan to propose to the son of ramen shop, Kakeru Kobayashi. Kakeru saved Ukyou on the very cold day from his enemy yakuza. But Kakeru is just threatened by the enemy yakuza and ordered to be the lover of their head. Ukyou saves Kakeru but is hated by Kakeru because Kakeru has very bad memory with "yakuza" - his father has great debt and got serious hurt and enters the hospital by yakuza and his mother ran away with her lover, yakuza. Then Ukyou disguises himself as ordinary temporary worker and helps Kakeru's shop. One day Kakeru is kidnapped by the enemy yakuza. Ukyou with his fellows storms the head office of the enemy and tries to kill the leader but gives up it by Kakeru's persuasion. Ukyou pays Kakeru's debt and proposes Kakeru but Kakeru can not love the yakuza. Ukyou's father makes Ukyou his successor against Ukyou's intention...). "The stupid situation that yakuza hides true colors & acts like the split personality because he loves boy who hate yakuza" is very interesting and attracts so many readers (so the sequel is now going on)! The character of Ukyou (savage for enemy but very tender for Kakeru) is so attractive & cool!! His fellow, Sasaki is also very likable guy. There is little sex scenes because Ukyou and Kakeru have a lot of difficulty to be the couple. So I expect for next volume!! (by Slash-kun 28/Sep/2002)

"Maeyorimo Dareyorimo" (Takeshobou) Nov/2001 8.45 ***
The short stories of the author's typical couples (pretty childish uke - even if he does not looks adult, he is sometimes adult guy - and cool & wild and tall seme). And all three characters of the first three stories are same brothers (Their parents should sigh!) (Eldest brother, Shunpei picks up the prostitute boy to refuse an offer of marriage by his father / middle brother, Takashi makes his old temporary lover enter his father's company / Youngest brother, Tomoaki loves his manservant). The rest three stories are also interesting with unique ideas (The professor who invent the medicine of "rejuvenation" tells his student his feeling / The ping-pong club of high school / Homosexual couple with a kid look back over the past of their youth). Especially I'm deeply impressed with the fifth story of ping-pong club because the tall and macho student whose appearance is seme wears the turtle costume and *is taken* by beautiful student who is turtle mania! The scene of turtle student spawns ping-pong balls like egg reminds me of adult male porno manga but it never disgusts me because of the author's pretty art (I think the art or characters' appearance is really important for the female reader's impression/interpretation). The author also says at her postscript she enjoyed writing the fifth story and could write the plot soon without any labor. In this year the author issues so many books, so I think she has remarkably distinguished herself as a popular top-class yaoi mangaka! Besides, the cover pic of this book is really wonderful (The chief editor recommends it and I appreciate her/him very much!). The author may be better at dark art than her typical pretty & light art...(by Slash-kun 10/Dec/2001)

"Toki no Rashinban" (Houbunsha) Oct/2001 8.35 ***
Shota long story. The young entrepreneur, Makoto Takamizawa has an intention to revenge the Tachibana family who has captured Akito Toba, the last descendant of Toba family who has magical power to foresee the future in the basement of the Tachibana's house). Takamizawa pretends to be the customer of Tachibana and abducts Akito, but he falls in love with Akito and Akito, too.... The author has written a lot of funny stories, so such a serious story like this may be challenge for her (But Tachibana is so eccentric/queer that I can not help laughing at him). The hero of this story is Akito, but I love Takamizawa and Tachibana's subordinate & Akito's guardian, Kuroda because they are very gorgeous adult guys. So I wish Kuroda becomes very happy, too....BTW this book has an english summary on the back cover. Houbunsha may finally start to consider the western readers!! (by Slash-kun 13/Oct/2001)

"Hitomi wa Umi no Iro" (Biblos) Aug/2001 8.4 ***
Very hilarious long shota series about a ordinary school boy of Japan and the prince of oversea country and one short shota story about a boy whose father is the owner of the japanese style hotel and its visitor (businessman) and two non-shota stories (students of dormitory / the young private chef and his master). I really enjoy this because her seme are very cool (The author wrote prince stories before but this prince is more gorgeous and wild) and the stories are very funny because she is not embarrassed to describe the serious feeling (or be enough brave/bold not to avoid too romantic or exaggerated expression - In this comics, two seme heroes become all skin and bone when he parts with uke!) of the characters! It's very important to write the good yaoi stories. (by Slash-kun 30/Aug/2001)

"Ginyuushijin no Koi" (Houbunsha) Apr/2001 8.35 ***
One very hilarious long comedy between the mad poet and student and short funny stories (students <= seme is very cruel and cool!!/ teacher and pupil / businessmen of food company). When a very famous & popular poet, Noboru Miura hits in a slump, he encounters a very charming boy, Yuuma Katagiri. Miura falls in love with Yuuma and keeps pursuing and seducing Yuuma everyday with tremendous flood of exaggerated beautiful poetry words. The boy finally gives up refusing the passionate proposal by Miura...The character of Miura is very interesting because he is very pure but at same time he is very vulgar and clever and lustful (artists are often too honest for his pleasure and inspiration). Then Miura's too much passion for his creation of poetry often becomes the obstacle for the sex between Miura and Yuuma. Miura often utilizes Yuuma as themes(material) of his works and Yuuma refuse Miura's revealing their romances to the people and wants Miura to monopolize Yuuma and conceal/hide their privacy from the people. But in a real life, women often hate being monopolized by their boyfriends though the participation with society is a sort of selling their own life. Its contradictory is very funny for me.(by Slash-kun 31/Mar/2001)

Daitokuji Kisara
"Tenkuu no Ruriya vol.2" (Biblos) Nov/2001 8.3 ***
The long sequel of same title series and a short other story about psycho-therapist and occult detectives (student of "the science of religion"). The author challenges very dynamic & fantastic sea story (very rare and unique genre for yaoi manga but some novelists have done very good jobs in this genre) and can bring this story to satisfactory end though there are not plenty erotic sex scenes like previous volume. The short story also seems to become interesting, so I want to read its sequels. (by Slash-kun 02/Dec/2001)

Dr.Ten
"Boku no Dokusaisha" (Kasahara Shuppansha) Jan/2002 8.4 ***
Shota funny long series of same title of the book (college student who always feels guilty for his desire for his cute cousin who is a just elementary school pupil) and other short stories (The sister of mixed twins tries to get married with rich guy but he wants brother,,,/ Strange couple who often becomes younger or woman by sex / Dark atmosphere story of love&hate students). The author's child is very cute (especially weeping face is very sexy) and has unique & attractive three type of expressive eyes (Firm/cocky eyes with light within at ordinary time, Surprised strained white eyes with black pupil at penetration, Black eyes without light at ecstasy) like changeable eyes of very proud/arrogant cat. She keeps cat, so she may get some hints of the expression for the shota uke's eyes from her cat. (by Slash-kun 24/Feb/2002)

"Geboku Shounenbushi - Tokyo Yaban Gaiden" (Kousai Shobou) Dec/2001 8.35 ***
The sequel of "Tokyo Yaban no Chizu". Tomoe, the son of the Kuchiba family are ordered to guard Mamoru, an heir of the Mitsugi family. But Mamoru who is a villainous manager of Host club, refuses Tomoe's proposal. Tomoe asks Mamoru desperately, so Mamoru accepts it under the unbelievable condition that Tomoe becomes lover/mistress of Mamoru....Tomoe is very small, so this story is shota with comedy taste. The situation that Mamoru is enough mighty and clever not to need any guardians, so Tomoe can not carry out his mission if Tomoe would not be loved by Momoru (Of course Mamoru fell in love with Tomoe at first sight) is very funny! This book has two short stories (Serious story of Suzusemi and his brother, Aina and lovely comedy of Nasuka and Uishia). The reader can enjoy various talent of this author by this book!!(by Slash-kun 31/Dec/2001)

"NASE"(Kousai Shobou) Jul/2001 8.2 ***
Serious stories containing S&M and nostalgic mood(The author said title story, "NASE" was her first S&M stories). The author is usually good at funny fantastic stories (only the last short story is fantasy but very serious), so this trial is a sort of challenge for her. I'm surprised to know her art of "Taisho era" of Japan is very nice and she also has another talent to express such old things. I really expect such new challenge will enrich the writer's future works. (by Slash-kun 11/Aug/2001)

"Koi suru Oresama" (Kousai Shobou) Feb/99 8.25 ***
"Koi suru Oresama Vol.1" (Kousai Shobou) Mar/2000 8.25 ***
Her second comics. Very hilarious unique fantasy of apprentice of incubus for men and his foster father, evil. Evil is very cool & strong but he loves his cute and foolish apprentice too much to spoil him. Then apprentice can not complete his duty...Very sweet and funny story but all characters (apprentice's brother & his incubus and evil's brother and female evil) are very attractive and have strong personality, I can really enjoy this typical fantasy. (by Slash-kun 11/Mar/2001)

Ebihara Yuri
"TRAP" (Shinkousha) Sep/2002 *** 8.6
Angst short stories including very attractive public detective & professional sniper series (Narushima, an elite detective of the Metropolitan Police Department who is guarding an important person at football stadium happens to meet his old friend, Fujisaki. When they were promising football players in same team, Fujisaki always dominated Narushima and deprived all of Narushima including of his pride and girl friend. But Narushima realizes that Fujisaki becomes sniper by his broken heart with Narushima.../ The sequel of the first story. Narushima failed to catch Fujisaki and Fujisaki also failed to kill the VIP. They meet again and make love together to find their real intentions each other / Bitter and dark unique story. The ex-member of swimming club encourages a retired member by fatal injury to tell the ace swimmer his feeling. Ace swimmer accepts it because he loves injured butterfly / Tense angst PWP. The teacher tries to find out gradually the reason his student acts rebelliously for only him / Very fashionable & stylish fantasy of twin angels. One angel likes the human too much and arouses jealousy of the other angel and the anger of God / Fascinating sketch of the prequel of the first story. Fujisaki wonders he wants to fondle or attack Narushima who keeps his silence but seems to temper Fujisaki. Fujisaki decides to spread his trap all over Narushima to fall into Narushima's desire forever). The author's first book! All the stories are very interesting but especially the first super angst series of "TRAP" (detective & sniper) is sooooo fascinating. The both of detective and sniper are very sexy adult/mature guys (It's very erotic that very arrogant and bold sniper sometimes shows a glimpse of his weakness) with complex feeling by their bitter old memory!! The author's art of characters with sexy upper lip is very cool & attractive. Very powerful new talent! If you like detective story, never miss this book!!(by Slash-kun 19/Oct/2002)

Eiki Eiki
"Train Train vol.1" (Shinshokan) Oct/2002 * 8.4
Very unique comedy about station employees! The story:(Very cute boy, Asahi Saruta just graduates railroad school and is assigned to "Minami Kitazawa Station". It's very unique station and all the employees are handsome like young idol stars. Asahi wants to be a motorman like his father but he is a helpless blunderer and he meets very unique senior colleagues, so he nearly loses his purpose. But Asahi begins to overcome various difficulty or problems by his colleagues' warm support...). Yaoi mangaka have adopted various many employees or workplaces of men because yaoi fans are very curious about them. But "station employee" is very rare and new. But many yaoi fans really should want such a station with many handsome young employees!! There is no sex scenes and even no explicit yaoi scenes and the story is trifling but it is very funny like the short comic play by SMAP. The author's personal experience of temporary working at "Shimokitazawa station" when she was a student is very funny (She should really like "the station as workplace"!) and its experience makes this story realistic, therefore hilarious. (by Slash-kun 2/Nov/2002)

Endou Hiroki
"EDEN vol.6" (Koudansha) Sep/2001 8.25
This volume does not seem to be SF story but to be common/usual violent gang story like "Banana Fish" or US movie, "American ME", (A lot of tough female prostitutes and savage drug mafia/gangs). Hero, Area is involved in the conflict between two big drug gang groups and decides to revenge his enemy...(by Slash-kun 01/Dec/2001)

"EDEN vol.5" (Koudansha) Jul/2000 8.2
The author seems to like the technique of "recollection/reminiscence". And this volume is mainly about girlhood of Sophia who is a genius hacker women and the leader of guerrilla group. The author is very unique to have interest in both boys' and girls' problems of puberty and tries to express them. At the end of this volume, hero, Eria's father is talked about. He was researching about his real father for long time and came to know the existence of "Propater" where his father belonged to. He cooperated with Propater for a while but he finally betrayed it. The act of homosexual scientist of first volume results in very sarcastic end...(by Slash-kun 11/Nov/2001)

"EDEN vol.4" (Koudansha) Feb/2000 8.35 *
The long flashback story of Kenji. I could enjoy this volume because I love Kenji very much! His brother was a young strong hooligan (partisan) and did not want to make Kenji follow the same fate as his. But Kenji resigned his school because he was weak and was always bullied/raped/threaten by his classmates. As time went on, Kenji becomes lonely & cruel killer who absolutely obeys only his master (his brother or the man who killed his brother)...The author wrote his miserable experience in his school days at his postscript. According to it, the author was bullied by his classmate and wanted to kill him. But he gave up his plan in front of classmate's house because the author heard the argument of the family and knew that his classmate's family was not happy. The author may use his impressive personal episode as Kenji's tragic background (personal history) and his trial seems to be successful. (by Slash-kun 03/Nov/2001)

"EDEN vol.3" (Koudansha) May/99 8.35
The guerrilla group fights with the army of Propater and some members of them sacrifice their lives. Even now many private citizen (especially weak girls) at international dispute area are suffered from a lot of land mines, so the author may want to express its terror/fear with the miserable prostitute girl (but she tries to resist her fate and fight with it) of the fictional future world. Reading this manga again, I'm very afraid current unreasonable tendency that such antiwar movements or government criticism are not allowed freely/easily now after WTC terrorism. (by Slash-kun 03/Nov/2001)

"EDEN vol.2" (Koudansha) Oct/98 8.35 *
Eria is caught by guerrilla group against Propater? (new governing/ruling class people of Christians after great epidemic) and throws in his lot with them. The author writes quite fiction but I think he tries to write very contradictory status of the current world (ie. The gap between Christian or atheist advanced rich countries and Muslim or other religious poor developing countries,,,etc). In guerrilla group, there is a very mysterious cool japanese guy, Kenji. He works as a perfect killer machine and has very complex feeling against commander Kahn who trained Kenji. Their relationship reminds me of the incest one between japanese Spartan father and obedient son! (by Slash-kun 03/Nov/2001)

"EDEN vol.1" (Koudansha) Apr/98 8.35 *
This is the shounen/seinen manga serialized on the monthly magazine, "Afternoon" which is known as very excellent & minor SF manga magazine (now in Japan, SF is not so popular compared with "(Heroic) Fantasy"). This is the story of the world after very tremendous terrible epidemic killed many people. The first half story is about the last son and daughter of the human-being at artificial base for experiment and the second half is about Eria, the son of them (Perhaps. The author did not reveal the relationship between two heroes explicitly). When I read this for the first time, I was very surprised at the indirect cause of the collapse of the world (Direct cause is the epidemic). That is the jealousy of the homosexual scientist for his classmate who has been married with a woman and has a son. I wondered japanese male readers could sympathize with such a scientist but I was deeply impressed at the author's trial and at the usage of the music, "People get ready" of "The impressions".(by Slash-kun 27/Oct/2001)

Enomoto Nariko
"Enomoto Nariko + Nobi Nobita vol.2" (Futabasha) Jun/2002 *** 9
Reissue of the author's Yuuyuu Hakusho djs (Yuusuke, Kuwabara & Kurama get old. Senile/feeble minded Kurama keeps waiting for Hiei's come back on the housetop garden. Then Yuusuke orders his grandson to bring evil mirror to Kurama.../ Kurama's magical power is gradually declining. He uses his last power to be young again and becomes a test astronaut of first light speed trip / Kurama goes to america for academic research. After 100 years, Hiei finds Kurama's look-alike in the town. It's android invented by female scholar who loved Kurama at USA university. Hiei and Kurama steal the big diamond.../ The sequel of third story. After 43 years, Kurama's body is going to decay, then Hiei and Kurama go to the research center of female scholar. Kurama recovers but it is another android.../ Kurama is going to get married with his old classmate with whom Kurama met at alumni association after long interval. Kurama tries to remember something desperately but can't for long time. Suddenly he remembers the old but brilliant memory with Hiei). Third story was published as "Hikou Shounenzu" from Oota Shuppan. The author writes various Kurama (Old guys or Android, The guy who is going to get married,,etc) who lost the magical power and feels lonely by the separation with Hiei who lives young for ever with impressive expression. Eternal loneliness somehow suits "infinite/vast universe/space" well, so the author expresses Kurama's loneliness well using SF concept(Rocket, Android,,etc) and a lot of impressive & poetic words (Author adopts very impressively many literatures or poet like Ray Bladbery, Philip K Dick, Akinari Ueda, Susumu Hirasawa,,etc). Kurama's grief is just author's one that she misses her young days (the springtime of life) as well as many readers do. There may be many various sorts of pleasure/impression at the reading of (parody) djs, but I think the most strong impact for many readers is this "nostalgia by impressive memory of passing youth (The readers enjoyed reading original manga very enthusiastically when they were very sensitive)". Therefore I'm more deeply moved by this book with old fleeting/transient characters than the author's current commercial works which express realistic girls nowadays. The author's postscript is also really dramatic. She met "Yuuyuu Hakusho" when she was working as a sales staff of the printing company. She was greatly inspired by this series, then she invented "the ton of stories for many years writing" for only two months though she had written only 8 pages manga ever. It's so miraculous! The encounter with "Yuuyuu Hakusho" made her destiny change completely! The author appreciates Yoshihiro Togashi (The author of "Yuuyuu Hakusho") and apologizes her illegal usage of his characters at same time. But I think Enomoto Nariko never appears if she did not occur illegal usage (writing parody djs). Now many japanese female mangaka have come into being through same process. So I wish very much the right of making parody djs should be established legally soon. In this book, there is definitely something original (the author is too modest to call it "misinterpret" but she could not help find her own truth desperately by writing djs like "eternal dream"). Highly recommended. (by Slash-kun 16/Nov/2002)

"Enomoto Nariko + Nobi Nobita vol.1" (Futabasha) Jun/2002 *** 8.55
Very thick reissue book of the early djs works (including Evangelion djs - GAINAX officially gave the permission!!) and of her early commercial book (including "Haruo") by the name of "Nobi Nobita". Some are m/f stories like "Sentimento no Kisetsu" and others are m/m stories (The tired office worker has a short dream with a fantastic girl of a butterfly at the end of summer / A girl deserted by her mother acts sexual doll for the old man who gives very beautiful dresses to her / Nameless middle aged writer who keeps refusing the writing Lolicon novels, falls in love with the actress girl of the small theatrical troupe, but the actress is really a boy.../At the summer resort, the boy often visits the girl with mental disorder and make love with her instead of her father.../ SF. A girl prostitute picks up an old-style robot but it becomes her good lover../ Shinji is recovered from the integration with Evangelion but feels the problem by his isolation of his individual. Ayanami tries to compensate it by sex / Shinji lost Ayanami and he accepted Kaoru by the regrets that he wanted to be united with Ayanami but he just hurt her. But Shinji knows the people will be isolated when they grow up / The abstract poetical sketch using Evangelion characters inspired by the movie, "Der Himmel uber Berlin" of 'Wim Wenders'. / Shinji forgets all his NERV's memory during summer vacation but he suddenly remember slightly / "Kaettekita Hitosarai" (Shota story of Kid-napper rocker) / "Haruo" (unique & beautiful fake-family story)). The author keeps writing the stories of "the boys & girls who feels identity-crisis" (the children deserted by their parents) and "the middle-aged men who is looser/weak in society" (the women who is tired of the role as mother" and even now she continues her way. If you like her current work and did not have chance to see her early work, I will recommend this book. You will find the root of current her work. I realize the author's art work has been very skillful since her debut or djs period. Especially she has been good at drawing "nude"! (by Slash-kun 22/Jun/2002)

Enomoto Tsubaki
"Peace" (Hiland) May/2002 *** 8.6
Hiland has issued yaoi novel series (LAQiA, super LAQiA) but in this autumn, it starts comics series, too. This is one of the first trial issues. The long & familiar (or realistic) series of dull couple of long term, 8 years as well as the period of the serialization (1997 - 2001) from the author's debut. The story: (Shunsuke Aoyama, 26 years old and Kazuya Kuzumi, 24 years old are very longtime couple since they were students. Kazuya tells a lie that he should work overtime because he wants to refuse Shunsuke's sexual demand of everyday. Kazuya spends his free time of the evening for weeks but happens to look Shunsuke is talking with the woman delightfully in the town. Kazuya decides to abandon his playing false but Shunsuke finds Kazuya's lie before Kazuya's confession.../ The freshman of Kazuya's company takes a picture of Kazuya's kiss with Shunsuke / Kazuya comes into heat and asks Shunsuke merciless sex desperately / Kazuya realizes his current happiness by the severe memory that he parted with Shunsuke for a while when they were students by small argument / Kazuya and Shunsuke go to skiing. Sunsuke becomes sullen because Kazuya is busy to teach the snow board to the girls. Kazuya tries to comfort Kazuya by sexual service / Shunsuke is recently too busy to enjoy sex with Kazuya. Kazuya thinks he should make effort to be more sexy for Shunsuke but Kazuya suspects Shunsuke may have secret.../ Kazuya's mother send the photo for his marriage meeting. But Shunsuke does not say Kazuya not to try it...). It's very unique and difficult for yaoi mangaka to adopt the daily life (maintenance of love) of ordinary longtime couple because longtime partners often lost innocence & excitement when they met for the first time. But Enomoto is successful in finding subtle joy, gentle consideration & good reconciliation of longtime partners through their daily careless conversation or small quarrel & complaint or unfaithful attitude or fruitless reminisce. Most of yaoi stuff are about unrealistic (too fantastic or too dangerous or too dreamy) but such stuff let the readers escape from severe real life but do not give the readers adequate hints to live their real life happier. And this is not "first love stories". To maintain the love is very difficult issue of our life. I'm so impressed because Enomoto challenges these two subjects, realistic & maintenance. Enomoto's appeal looks her strong antithesis for real life where there is no romance after marriage. Of course her cruel, clever and lustful but very cool seme and silly but cute & honest uke are very attractive!! This book may be the greatest book of hers. Happy encounter of the author with Hiland may produce very good series! I wish Enomoto to remember her early originality, keep challenge like this and avoid ordinary easy commercial stories. (by Slash-kun 05/Oct/2002)

"Hizamazuke! Venus" (Biblos) Jul/2002 *** 8.4
Very sincere romance between a timid teacher and a wild student in industrial art high school. The story: (Takeru Igarashi, a student suddenly tells a newly-appointed teacher his feeling, Seiju Asano. Seiju looks very smart & stylish now because of his brother's idea who is worry about very timid Seiju. Seiju was bullied by student when Seiju taught at the girl's high school. Takeru is refused by Seiju but never give up even if Seiju seems to have steady girl friend who always choose very nice clothes and accessories. Seiju gradually feels sorry for Takeru...). I think this uke (Seiju) is very likable/agreeable character because he resists definitely the harassment by his co-worker, Sonoda by the influence of Takeru with straight mind. Takeru (younger seme) is also very nice guy who has steady dream of his future and make effort to realize it and love the Asano's toughness to change. I think Enomoto's new trial (to describe sincere characters) is great success! (by Slash-kun 13/Jul/2002)

"Main Dish vol.2" (MOVIC) Jun/2002 *** 8.33
The sequel of the "Main Dish", the stupid couple of very lustful beautiful boy and wild and cool guy with very superior sex technique. The story: (Munehisa Hamada and Souji Tokiwa go to short trip of the tennis club of their college together and they happen to meet very kind couple of medical students, Miyagi and Eiji. Souji is so busy to treat beginner girls of tennis club that Munehisa is offered about threesome sex by medical students. Souji saves Munehisa from them and Munehisa promises never to do same stupid action. But Munehisa is involved in their conspiracy and Souji tries to rape Miyagi in front of Munehisa as the punishment...). The irresponsible bonds between Munehisa and Souji become serious and deeper/tighter by the interference of the other couple. In this volume, uke character, Munehisa shows himself at his best again, radiates/releases too much (excessive) sex appeal and can not control himself and becomes desperate for anyone. I enjoyed seme character, Souji is unexpectedly very lustful/fierce/savage, too.(by Slash-kun 29/Jun/2002)

"Himitsu no Hanazono" (Biblos) Jan/2002 8.45 ***
I think this book may be one of the most splendid works among Enomoto's. The nihilistic but very beautiful health doctor of the school, Himura (also the expert of love) tempts/enchants the handsome & tall & pure young student, Hirose just simply because Hirose is his type. Himura trains Hirose to be his ideal man and enjoys it but when Hirose becomes too enthusiastic for him or school result becomes worse, He tries to avoid Hirose. But he is moved by Hirose's passion or earnest and begins to gain/recover his old purity...It's very unique that elder & mature teacher is taught by younger student and grows. Especially I enjoyed last episode of Hirose's father (Himura feels aroused by Hirose's father because Himura imagines the figure when Hirose will be grown up). Himura is very lustful and Hirose is also very dangerous and adult & sexy (Now Enomoto's uke may be most sexy) !! This book also contains other three short stories (The stylish/chic romance between very handsome translator and famous young movie actor / Dull guy for love who tries to make love with his neighbor of his apartment only because neighbor is very frank and pleasant like dog / The businessman who was jilted by his lover, tries to enjoy one-night stand with his younger colleague but finds he is a real partner) and all are very emotional and dramatic!! I really think the author has become good at making dramatic stories now. (by Slash-kun 19/Jan/2002)

"Furachina Cherry Voice" (Biblos) Jun/2001 8.2 ***
Voice actor's romance. The new voice actor, Souhei Seta wakes to find himself lying between two gorgeous guys, one is his rival voice actor, Kenzou Morita and very popular scenario writer, Enji Shindou. He has no memory of last night because he drunks too much. When Souhei escapes from sleeping men and goes to the place of competition of role of new game, he encounters with Shindou and Kenzou again. Shindou aggressively seduces him and he happens to know Shindou and Kenzou are real brothers....I misunderstood this was complex story that Shindou seduces hero because Shindou really loves his brother and tries to intercept Kenzou's love for hero. But it was totally wrong (simple love triangle and brothers both loves hero) though I could really enjoy my mistakes (I may prefer complex story/character too much)..(by Slash-kun 07/Jul/2001)

"Yuuwaku Lips" (Biblos) Jan/2001 8.15 ***
The sequel of "Dangerous Magnum". Recently a student of photographer, Shiki and a public detective, Sengoku has very little time to spend together because Sengoku has very difficult and serious case by swindlers who cheats / kidnaps amateur/ ordinary girls & boys and take porno videos with them and Hasumi increase his temporary jobs with his secret reason. Shiki becomes lonely / uneasy and begins to doubt Sengoku may make love with a detective, Hasumi who works with Sengoku. Then Shiki will be involved with the case of the swindlers...Story has good theme (Shiki manages to be a good & equal partner of Sengoku) and there are a lot of sexy scenes. Every her fan will enjoy this! (by Slash-kun 21/Jan/2001)

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Fuduki Atsuyo
"Bokura no Comedy Show" (Kousai Shoubou) Feb/2001 8.2 ***
Short stories of three student couples in same school and two stories (talent and his agent / businessmen). Students are very wild (a little rough & often angry) and vivid like Kazuya Minekura and last businessmen story is very dangerous & insane/ unique. She seems to have talent of making attractive characters and interesting story. This is her first comics, so I'm very looking forward to her next new work. (by Slash-kun 10/Feb/2001)

Fuji Tamaki
"Horizon" (Tokuma Shoten) Oct/2002 *** 8.8
The spin-off story from of "Mr. Sheena's the dairy of the spirit", the days at theological school of a Father Nasanieru. Tragedy but tremendous beautiful and dramatic story!! The story:(Johnason Marbery enters the theological school to forget his disgusting obscene days at his hometown. After the death of his respectful father, his mother wished him on his private teacher who taught him pederasty. Johnason enters dormitory of the school and meets a roommate, Nasanieru. He is receiving the training to be exorcist. Many students hate Nasanieru because there is a rumor that Nasanieru's parent was possessed by demon. But Johnason wants to be his friend because of his boldness, his diligence and his solitude. Nasanieru opens his mind to Johnason and tell his childhood - he was an orphan and did not know the love by the family - to Johnason but Johnason can not confess his lewd days honestly. Nasanieru understands Johnason's mind and never force Johnason's confession. But Johnason's happy day was gone. Ed Kilitory who was Johnason's the private teacher comes to theological school as a temporary teacher of philosophy. While Nasanieru goes to far place for exorcism, Ed threatens Johnason to reveal his old unfaithful action to Nasanieru and forces savage sexual relationship. Johnason tries to part with Ed but Ed exposes Johnason's father's secret and furious Johnason kills Ed...). I love so much the stories by the author like "Shishousetsu" series about miserable poor boys fighting their severe destiny and making great effort to find their happiness desperately with sensitive and impressive art. Many readers will definitely wail like me for Johnason's sensitive mind which finds minute hope at very tough & sound Nasanieru's soul and Nasanieru's pathetic lifelong regret not to save Johnason (But IMHO therefore Johnason can become happy at the end...). Fuji quotes Simon's passage from Bible very skillfully! The catechism/dispute between Ed and Nasanieru is also so powerful, exciting and cool(It reminds me of the sharp conversation of "Kotori no Su" by Hagio Moto!). This story is worth reading for many times. Highly recommended. (by Slash-kun 19/Oct/2002)

Fujii Mitori
"Neko janaikedo" (Outou Shobou) Aug/2001 8.3 ***
The one long series (The boy was picked up like deserted cat by hero but gradually wants to be equal lover of hero not as his just pet...) and three short stories (Two students romance and one dark story about researcher and his wife's younger brother). The author likes to personalization and in this comic, she also personalize uke to be cat. All stories are interesting and especially I like second short story, "Ren-ai Fukanzen Shoukougun" best because both of her uke and seme are very passive. Then their balance becomes equal and strained. (by Slash-kun 01/Sep/2001)

Fujii Sakuya
"Replicant no Kiss" (Kadokawa Shoten) Nov/2002 *** 8.45
Sci-fic romance between the son of very genius genetic engineer and the colleague of the engineer. The story:(Tsutsumu Shisui is brought up by his grandfather, Dr. Yuujirou after his father, Dr. Hiromu died. But now Yuujirou also died with a lot of debt. At Yuujirou's funeral, Tsutsumu's cousin, Sou Takigawa suddenly appears and declares that he wants take Tsutsumu in charge. Tsutsumu should live with Takigawa at his house and meets Kyouichi Fukami, a salesperson of drug company there. Tsutsumu never met Fukami but somehow feels something nostalgic at him. Fukami hides various things from Tsutsumu but Tsutsumu believes Fukami too easily. It hurts Fukami and Fukami realizes he also loves Tsutsumu though Tsutsumu is a replicant of Hiromu who knows his last hour and tried to entrust his memory to his replicant...). When I read this for the first time, I could not understand easily why Tsutsumu loves Fukami so much and the author did not take advantage of enough the whole sci-fic setting. But I could greatly enjoy this after I realized this story was a good parody of "Mirage of Blaze" (even if the author does not intend it - But it is a fact that the author is a very famous Mirage djska...). Fukami(resembles Naoe) loves very emotional & troublesome Tsutsumu (resembles Takaya) who is different from his father, Hiromu (resembles Kagetora) who was expressionless. Takigawa (resembles Chiaki) is their good friend. The author's professional art (Her well hand-writing letters are very funny and stylish! And small comedic scenes are also very smart and have good taste) makes her parody very interesting & authentic! (by Slash-kun 14/Dec/2002)

"Tenshi no Tamago Ryouri" (Kadokawa Shoten) Oct/2001 8.35 ***
Her first original comics (The author already issued her books,"BOY X BOY" with another novelist). Long series (The student Take begins to go to the cooking school for his father who lost his wife, but Take has no talent for cooking and he didn't make any progress. Then the teacher of the cooking school, Kurahashi is asked to come to Take's home to cook dinner for his father. But his father was a lover of Kurahashi who disappeared for ten years ago....) and one short shota story of doctors and his child patient. Especially the long story is very interesting with gorgeous and cool characters. If the author is going to add ore dramatic / stronger emotion or angst relationship, her works will be more impressive. I'm very looking forward her future works! (by Slash-kun 06/Oct/2001)

Fujiomi Karen
"Tsuki no Ousama" (Tousuisha) Jul/2001 8.3 *
One m/m friendship fantastic story (lonely boy meets a king of moon) and one m/f students romance. I like former m/m story very much because the image of the moon world is very unique (the bird like fish of moon world is very funny) and the ending is also unique. I usually prefer realistic fantasy but for this writer, I may be fond of unrealistic one....(by Slash-kun 17/Nov/2001)

"Darenimo Naisho" (Tousuisha) May/2000 8.3 *
Two fantastic stories of m/m friendship (First story: Very magical strange flower begins to grow at the hero's head. He consults with unfriendly classmate whose brother is mad botanist. The classmate manages to hide the hero's secret but hero knows it was the botanist's conspiracy... ; Second story: The demon apprentice who pretended as the sister's doll suddenly appears in front of the hero and tries to realize the hero's wish but hero has no desire....). Both stories are very sweet and interesting/good fantasy (idea is unique) but for adult reader like me it may be not entirely satisfactory. (by Slash-kun 17/Nov/2001)

Fujimoto Mitsurou
"Bishounen wo Otosu 5 tsu no Houhou" (Ohkura Shuppan) Mar/2001 8.0 ***
Two unique comedy fantasies (Policeman of Tokyo of future / Vampires who loves beautiful boys). This is her new challenge but for me it's a little too funky & punk. (by Slash-kun 18/Mar/2001)

Fujisaki Ichiya
"Darling" (Kadokawa Shoten) Aug/2001 8.25 ***
Her first comics. Short stories of rock musicians. Her art is very modern (bold line like Kiriko Nananan or Yuuko Ichikyou, etc) and its atmosphere is very cool and silent like Tomo Ootake or Hanako Matsuyama (especially her middle age men are very nice! They all seem to lose the too much passion of youth and afford to encourage sensitive young guys). But her way of reading Kanji characters are a little complex, the stories are very subtle and there are no explicit sex scene or delicious characters, so it may be a little difficult for readers for the first time. I think the author tries to express the attraction of music or the subtlety of the cooperation of musicians on the paper very sincerely avoiding superficial pomp expression. The last spin-off story of hero and his old professor is good and resembles the movie, "Gods and Monsters". (by Slash-kun 28/Aug/2001)

Fujisaki Kou
"Utsukushiki Kemonotachi" (Houbunsha) May/2002 *** 8.5
The spin-off series of "Happy Yarou Wedding". The romance of the younger brother of Akira Toudou and his secretary. The story:(Kazuki Toudou, 10 years old, often fired his servants because they only treated him as a successor of CEO of the big company. But only Chiharu Saijyou, 22 years old, did not, so he could keep Kazuki's faithful secretary for 12 years. But recently their relationship goes wrong. Chiharu devotes himself to his work and girl friends and Kazuki plays truant and enjoy dating with girls, then Chiharu rapes Kazuki for punishment. Kazuki often escapes to the house of Akira, his brother until Chiharu comes to take him. Talking with Akira, Kazuki realizes his love for Chiharu and decides to tell it but before it, Chiharu asks to resign Kazuki's servant because Chiharu feels too tired. Kazuki is so shocked and disappointed, then Yuuhi, Akira's lover tells a lie to Chiharu that Kazuki breaks down...). This is an ordinary typical story of "selfish rich son (uke) and his faithful servant (seme)" but Fujisaki's seme, Chiharu is soooooo gorgeous like the ace in the host club (resembles Naoe of "Mirage of Blaze". The black bikini pant on the sturdy body like greek sculpture is overwhelmingly sexy! - maybe more erotic rather than naked - At serialization the author received so many letter from fans who is fascinated by Chiharu whose sex is so hot!) that this book is worth reading!! Kazuki's brother, Akira is also cool. I'm always enchanted with Fujisaki's dangerous & attractive seme very much!! (by Slash-kun 23/Nov/2002)

"Hadaka no Shougun" (Biblos) Jun/2002 *** 8.65
One very hilarious long story about the competition/race of the successor between two cousins in a distinguished/prestigious family and one short hilarious romance between "a high school volleyball club student of spirit" and "a stalker doctor". The story:(Tousei Tokugawa and Arashi Tokugawa are very intimate cousins. One day their head of family calls them and declares "a winner of the japanese fencing match after three months" will be his successor. They should lodge together in a same training hall until the day of match. Arashi has believed Tousei had been very weak/timid since they were children even though Tousei is now very great man. But Arashi's friend says Arashi is too childish to realize how great Tousei is now and tells false way of "adult masturbation" to Arashi. Arashi wonders Tousei already experienced sex and suggests Tousei for "adult masturbation - not alone but doing each other". Tousei accepts it and they keep adult masturbation every night. But Arashi's friend says it is just a lie and Arashi suddenly turns into stiff/cold for Tousei, then Tousei can not bear his sexual desire and rapes Arashi... ). The story is very easy & just typical happy ending for the dreamers, girls but tremendously interesting!! Because the plot is very tactful with a lot of emotional conflict and the characters are very attractive! Tousei + Kazuhiko Tachibana (seme of short story) are very tall, gorgeous and elite, cool guys (and a little cruel for the people like Naoe of "Mirage of Blaze"), but very obedient in front of only Arashi + Akito Manabe (uke of short story), his lover of spirit (like Kagetora). So the readers can not hate Tousei even though he is almost perfect man! The sex scene is also very impressive (It's interesting both of stories has a scene that uke observes the connection part at the penetration and is struck with admiration). Highly recommended. (by Slash-kun 13/Jul/2002)

Fujiwara Ichiya
"Kimi ni Hana wo Ageru!" (Shoubunkan) Dec/2002 *** 8.4
The delicate short stories including her first yaoi story (At concert, the hero is knocked down by the impact of the vocalist who sings drawing blood. He meets the singer again but the singer says he gives up singing../ Hero is loved & stalked by tall student who belongs to a garden club. Student likens hero to sunflowe but hero realizes his love by knowing the floral language / The student who believes jinx which the confession under the tree with cherry blossom is very effective tries it with his teacher / Fantasy. Fortune-teller boy meets very strange customer. They love each over and it trigger the release of some seal of human's reproduction.../ Good lyric story. A boy hires a housekeeper by his parents' legacy. A housekeeper demands "sex without love". But the boy loves him.../ The sequel. A housekeeper sometimes suffers from a nightmare. He goes somewhere to bring an end to his nightmare. But the boy watches housekeeper returns to his ex-lover.../ Hero does not believe his friend's word of love. Then he tries it by telling that he will change the school soon...). The author was originally a shoujo mangaka but an editor of "Image" (Byakuya Shobou) recommended her to challenge the yaoi manga. Thanks! The stories inserted on Image are fantasy. They are very free though they are a little amateurish. The stories on "Hanaoto" are contemporary yaoi and easy to read. Latter is more dramatic and sympathetic but former's aggressiveness (challenge attitude) is also attractive. Art is very hyacinthine & maidenly like fantastic poem (Using the image of flower at many stories is really fascinating)! "Tamaki Fuji" with wildness of "rock band".(by Slash-kun 21/Dec/2002)

Fukai Youki
"Inoru Hito vol.2" (Takeshobou) Jan/2002 8.65 ***
I am often apt to have too much expectation for the sequel of sensational short story and for this book, you see, I have it and it annoys me a little. In this long sequel, Takino and Fukamachi keep their long-distance romance (Takino get the job at local company and Fukamachi has been to Tokyo to enter the college). Both of them begin to feel uneasy because they have sense of inferiority each other (Takino becomes too mature guy because he works as a japanese businessman and Fukamachi finds many friend in movie club in his college and demonstrates his talent of writing excellent scenario) and it grows more and more without the chance to solve its reason. The author's expression is very excellent (story is very dramatic and especially last bitter/angst sex is very hard and impressive!) everyone can enjoy very much but I fell this sequel is a little "preestablished harmony" story (They can be happy because "after all Fukamachi gives a chance again to Takino who always tries to give up what he really wants" and there is no unexpected happenings). I may often demand too much very talented write...(by Slash-kun 15/Dec/2001)

Fuki Amane
"Itoshi no Baby Face" (Ohkura Shuppan) Mar/2001 8.3 ***
Short stories. The author has been very good at the expression of the attractive seme who is cool, wild and a little cruel and selfish. So I like the first (elite businessman and cute temporary worker student) and second & third (strong & cool student and weak one) and the fantastic (like folklore) last (rural wild teacher and urban weak one) stories. But other her new challenge stories are not so interesting for me because the contrast of seme and uke is not so distinguished (seme characters are too good and tame men). (by Slash-kun 22/Apr/2001)

"Suki to Iinasai" (Core Magazine) Dec/00 8.2 ***
Long shota story and one short story of students. Long story is the funny & a little mysterious romance between an orphan, Tomoharu Takekuni and a business man, Kunihiko Amane. Tomoharu escaped from an orphanage and asked Kunihiko for prostitution with him. But Kunihiko fed to Tomoharu and they begins to live & make love together. Tomoharu has been grown up and enters university but meets very strange and dangerous professor who is Tomoharu's... Very interesting / dramatic plot and characters are cute (Kunihiko is cool but cute!). Last short story is also interesting and the sudden dangerous change of seme character is very funny for me. The both stories are very sexy. (by Slash-kun 13/Jan/2001)

Fukiyama Rico
"Kin Gin Kokoro" (Gentousha) May/2002 ** 8.35
The long fantastic romance of the fictional country where the people have been born with mysterious stone predicting in their stone at birth. The story:(Kai is a body-guard of Safuran/Saffron who was born with golden stone in his hand at his birth which will bring the happiness(good fortune). People can not approach and harm Safuran because they fear Kai who was born with silver stone which will bring unhappiness(misfortune). Safuran's sister hates Kai very much and orders him not to approach Safuran. Then Kai suggests Safuran's marriage. Safuran refuses it and tries to find Kai's mother's golden stone in the dangerous wood to make Kai happy. She disappeared there when Kai was born. But Safuran's friend tries to rape him. Kai saves Safuran and Safuran tells Kai his feeling...). Very heartbreaking ending but with sweet atmosphere. But a little too complex/difficult to understand situation/secret of Kai's mother and her lover. So I could not understand the sudden ending of Safuran at once - such vague ending may make the reader think a lot and leaves room for various interpretation - but also leaves frustration by lack of explanation.... (by Slash-kun 7/Jul/2002)

"Junjyouteki" (Biblos) May/2001 8.2 ***
Dormitory student romance. Shiho Arita is very wild and bad boy and the relatives of his classmate, Enishi who is the son of the owner of the school. Enishi worries about the scandal of Shiho's wrong attitude with his girl friends and makes good idea stop it. Enishi find a very beautiful new transfer student, Tarou Komachi for Shiho...It's unusual for the author that hero (Shiho) is seme. But I prefer her usual couple of the hero, timid uke and uke's lover, cruel seme though this is very good challenge. (by Slash-kun 08/Jul/2001)

"Tsumeeri Hime vol.4" (Shinshokan) Dec/2000 8.3 **
This volume is interesting for me because the author expresses delicate & complex feeling of 4 students very well. If the author can draw Hina and Itsuki more separately/distinctively, this story will be more understandable....(by Slash-kun 13/May/2001)

Fukuyama Shouko
"Shanai Jyouji - Office love III" (Biblos) Mar/2001 8.3 ***
Amano moves to the company of Senoo and begins to work together. The company is not big, then Amano should do many bothersome works and can not concentrate his energy to pure designing work. But Senoo doesn't try to support Amano's work but only sex at even office....The story seems to be mere very erotic/sexy & entertaining one but results in very interesting one with good theme(When one loves someone too much, he often wants to monopolize his lover and deprive his freedom. But if he really loves his lover, he should admit his lover's identity including lover's job or vocation).(by Slash-kun 31/Mar/2001)

Fusa Juji
"Fukuin" (Houbunsha) Sep/2001 9.0 ***
Very bitter angst stories (One is long series about the chief of yakuza, japanese mafia and its lawyer, and two short stories about teachers who were once teacher and his student / public detective and his young elite boss from HQ) of middle age men like works of "Youki Fukai". All romances are not easily carried out and uke or seme always hate their opposites and can not realize their right minds until they would reach the extreme situation. So all stories are full of tension and are very dramatic!! The last story is a parody of "Odoru Daisousasen" and the author changes "Muroi" into "short younger uke" and "Aoshima" to be "tall and experienced/veteran & dirty elder seme" (but keeps Muroi as old and lonely elite and Aoshima as very popular for his colleagues and guy who has a strong sense of justice). Her arrangement is really excellent and acceptable! In this book, Fusa challenges to draw middle age characters and I think its trial successes very well. I want her to draw middle age men's stories like this from now on. Highly recommendable!!! (by Slash-kun 22/Sep/2001)

"Geki Oyajibon - Oyajibon vol.4" (djs) Dec/99 8.3 *
The fourth volume of funny oyaji djs series edited by Juji Fusa with the guest djska(Rumi Kizawa, Atsuko Kishida, Sato Kitahara, Momo Sasaki, Kyaw Takahashi, Akeru Nomoto, Hibomaru, Peter, Ryo Misaki). The readers of this djs report their "ideal Oyaji" and one is "Qui-Gon Jinn" of "TPM" (He might contribute the "Oyaji movement" of japanese oyaji fans very much and support them to know the existence of "slash")! I enjoyed Kishida's movie/drama reports (She recommends "Shinsetsu 3 Okuen Jiken" of "Yuuji Oda" and "Tsutomu Yamazaki". It was recommended by Mizuna Kuwabara, too) and Nomoto's popular series of "Nirasawa Buchou"! (I suppose many japanese oyaji fans are fond of this story. How cute Mr. Nirasawa is!!) (by Slash-kun 27/Jan/2002)

"Gottsu Oyajibon - Oyajibon vol.3" (djs) Oct/99 8.25 *
The third volume of popular oyaji djs series without guest. Most of the stories are comedy again (The funny company of oyaji friends / the yakuza video & Edo era TV drama review / the parody of old japanese tale, "Yuki Onna" / the comedy 4 Koma of western oyaji who works as assistant of mangaka). I didn't know about the video, "Shizukanaru Don" but it is funny but dangerous yakuza story, so it may be interesting (The drama of male group like family is always interesting for me). I'd like to try to watch them...(by Slash-kun 27/Jan/2002)

"Chou Oyajibon - Oyajibon vol.2" (djs) Dec/98 8.25 *
The second volume of popular oyaji (adult mature guys) djs series (among oyaji fans) edited by Juji Fusa with some djska guests who like oyaji. This contains three short comedy stories by Fusa and some short stories by other guests (Mio Ayukawa, Sadayoshi Ohtomo, Yuri Kanoko, Rumi Kizawa, Atsuko Kishida, Asa Kohzuki, Kyaw Takahashi, Akeru Nomoto, Ryo Misaki, Riki). Most of the stories are comedy, so I could not enjoy so much (because I like the pathos of Oyaji) but Otomo's oyajis who destroy the computer (most oyaji are poor at new facility like personal computer) and Nomoto's oyaji couple (one is very cool executive and another is very dirty & bawdy practical worker - like "Sagara & Dai-san" of "Mezase Hiro!" by Kazuma Kodaka). I suspect Nomoto likes "Odoru Daisousasen", too.... (by Slash-kun 26/Jan/2002)

Fuwa Kiriko
"Tatoeba Sore wo Koi to Yobunara" (Kousai Shobou) Jul/2002 *** 8.4
Short stories of students (Comedy: The reserved student, Noguchi is very glad that Hiiragi, his friend who is very cool and popular for girls will teach the Video game for him. But a girl student asks Hiiragi to date with her and Noguchi allows it too easily.../ Noguchi and Hiiragi become couple but Hiiragi feels anxiety because too shy Noguchi does not tell his love.../ Angst: Haruki, Ren and Reiji are best friend. But Reiji begins to love Haruki and the balance of them will be going to collapse. One day Ren entraps Haruki into being raped by his customer of the S&M club.../ Sincere drama: The student who is the ace of the tennis club suddenly stopped playing tennis because of injury. He is now working in the cafe. One day very attractive student starts to come the cafe and encourage him to start playing again.../ Comedy: The student is very afraid his timid teacher may be bullied by the students. He tries to protect the teacher very much but knows the true character of the teacher, the chief of Yakuza...). Most stories are interesting & sexy but mild (not so dangerous as usual Kousai Shobou's other books). I'm very moved by very sad love-triangle story (Additional funny 4-Koma manga is also sad for me!!). I really wish the happiness of the hero! The art is very skillful to read easily and the story is very plain to understand but I think the author may really have the talent to write good super-dark-angst story! I hope to read such bitter stories next time! (by Slash-kun 27/Jul/2002)

Fuwa Shinri
"Perfect World vol.3" (Futami Shobou) Jul/2001 8.3 ***
Two couples' romances are realized. Tamura's lover, Sakai begins to feel the desire of entire possession of Tamura but can not express it honestly. Their employees, Shigetou and Imura have small quarrel because Shigetou is too afraid to tell his feeling to Imura. But both couples overcome their problems by themselves....The complete volume of this series but Sakai did not show his complete belief/rely for Tamura yet. So I'd like to read the sequel that they will be very sweet couple. (by Slash-kun 14/Jul/2001)

"HELP ME! vol.1" (Biblos) Jan/2001 8.4 **
Hero, Hayate Kaiya recently has two problems. One is his classmate, Takashi Kusanagi who often tries to tease (kissing & holding tight in front of other students) him. And another is his younger brother, Tatsumi who becomes very timid/awkward to him because they have quarrel recently. When Hayate, Kusanagi & Tatsumi go to the meeting of UFO club, Tatsumi are involved in the attack of UFO. After long coma, Tatsumi forgets all his memory. He seems to be invaded by an alien child. Alien Tatsumi is so cute that Kusanagi begins to feej jealous of Tatsumi and forces himself to kiss Hayate ....Very dramatic story with good tempo and lovely characters (very charming Tatsumi and cool Kusanagi)! I'm not so good at SF stories, but I like such casual story like this so much!!! (by Slash-kun 04/Feb/2001)

Fuyumori Yukiko
"Moero!! Horimoto Gakuen" (Jitsugyounonihonsha) Dec/2002 *** 8.6
The long series of the funny private high school for boys and two short stories (Heroes' father, a mad scientist invents an android for sex and asks hero to test it. The sexaroid makes effort to please the hero with unskillful housekeeping but fails. Then sexaroid earns money by prostitution.../ Very poor & unlucky boy is saved by very rich & fickle man. Rich man promises to give fake family to the hero but soon takes a wife and ejects hero from the house...). The story of long series:(Wakamiya becomes a teacher of "Horimoto Gakuen", prestige private school though he did not graduated. Wakamiya is bewildered because there are so many homosexual couples in this school, but the very superior student, Hijiri Sakurai supports Wakamiya to be accustomed to the school & protects Wakamiya. Wakamiya's uncle is a chairman of the board of directors of this school, so nobody can not disobey him. Wakamiya is shocked by the Sakurai's secret - Sakurai becomes an adopted son of his uncle - but wants to protects Sakurai after the rape incident among the students. Wakamiya realizes his love to Sakurai but he is assigned to different public school by Sakurai. Wakamiya has the courage to go to Sakurai's house but Sakurai's uncle shows the video tape of Sakurai's sex with him to Wakamiya...). All stories have unique & hilarious ideas but are very dramatic (very human even heartrending)! Very enthusiastic like new writer (not just funny PWP but sincere & serious comedy and I really feel the author's humanity). Especially I'm moved by the first short story that housekeeper sexaroid will be destroyed. I wonder why such story (destroy of the robot) is so impressive. The author's uke characters are very gallant, resolute and desperate, so her stories are very touching. Her works have something like Tousuisha's virtue. Jitsugyounonihonsha is really a good publisher for me! (by Slash-kun 7/Dec/2002)

George Asakura
"Happy End" (Koudansha) Apr/2002 8.85
Very unique story of good (something lesbian) friendship between a girl mangaka and her best friend. The story: (Shouko Shima meets again her best cool friend, Akira after they graduated from high school. Shouko was accepted a winner of the manga contest and just begins her mangaka life. She realizes she really loves Akira though Akira is a girl but Akira finds her boy-friend & get pregnant and they separate each other. Akira abandons mangaka life and enters the poor sewing company but finally realizes she can not do nothing but writing manga. On the other hand, a boy, Kenji is teased by his classmates to display masturbation in the classroom and becomes to refuse going to the school. Marie, a worker of the sewing company is fired and is picked up by Kenji in snowy day. Delinquent students ask Kenji to join the rock group and Marie is nearly raped by their leader, but she happens to find her vocation - a worker of sexual business. Kenji confesses the reason of his absence from school to his parents and changes school and has spent very smooth days but he is not satisfied with his such easy life and wants to do unique thing to write his unique biography! Kenji tries to kill a strange woman but she is Marie and he decides to live with her. Shouko keeps mangaka life but can not find what she really wants to write in the days of living with her boy-friends. But she receives the fan letters from readers and finds one of them came from Akira. Then she goes to meet Akira who have two babies. Talking with Akira, Shouko decides to live as mangaka with her good-for-nothing boy-friend with hope she might be a mother to catch up with Akira though it is small dream. Kenji becomes her editor and has a dream to make her write his biography in some day). The author's art style is very uninhibited/wild like Cisco Kataru and he genius way of observing/describing the human is so sharp (And Asakura knows old wide variety of unorganized knowledge a lot - Jim Morison and Panta of "Zunou Keisatsu", japanese early rock group showed their masturbation on the stage)! Koudansha is conservative publisher for shoujo manga but for the author Koudansha invites genius free editor, "Eiji Ootsuka" (editor of "Madara series"). Ootsuka makes Asakura write freely (Whole of this is newly written!) and finds Asakura's hidden theme very well!! It's really the genuine editor work. This book is the result of such happy/lucky joint work of two revolutionary creators. Highly recommended. (by Slash-kun 14/Sep/2002)

"Karaoke Baka Ichidai" (Shoudensha) Feb/2002 8.3
The reissue of same title books issued from Koudansha (1996) and became out of publisher soon, but now the author is now made much of as "genius modern japanese shoujo mangaka"!. The long avant-garde comedy series of perfect student but with fatal tone-deaf and his music teacher (but in fact swindler) and one short surrealistic comedy of the man with Futon and two early short serious love romance and one hilarious comedy of mangaka and his editor. The author's art is very unique and mixture of the primitive art like "Kotobuki Shiriagari" and wild art like "Kazuhiko Shimamoto" or "Saike Hibari" and its stories are so funny comedy like them but sometimes serious romance like "Q-ta Minami". So the author might go out into the world too early. The author is a young women but knows well about old culture and I laugh a lot at quotation of the song, "Kiiroi shirt (Yellow shirt)" which is old but queer comedy love song! What a strange song she knows!!And a subsidiary character of long series is Goe of "Gacha Man" (This is also the queer - I think - hero of very old animation). In seinen (adult male guy) manga, here are many writers who quotes old culture though they are young but shoujo (girl) mangaka seem to imitate such technique! (by Slash-kun 11/Aug/2002)

GOOSE
"Yan Uenry ni Hanataba wo Goose Soushuuhen vol.1" (djs) July/1991 8.35 ***
Hilarious & thick djs of "Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu"(The Legend of the Galactic Heroes) or other animation/manga ("Mahoutsukai Sally", "Mellow Link", "Hana no Asukagumi + Tohma no Shinzou"). Goose has so unique preference that she mainly takes up the unique villain characters, "Oberstein, Paul von" (counselor with artificial/glass eye of the empire) and "Truniht, Job" (politician of the allies) though title features "Yang, Wen-Li" but the author entirely teases him! I think Goose likes black/evil Naoe more than tender and generous(broad-minded) Naoe. (by Slash-kun 04/Nov/2001)

"Hyouketsu no Yoru - The Guilty Night" (djs) Jul/1994 8.3 ***
The seventh djs of Mirage by Gomenne Shoukai. Many djs are comedy parody of original novels but this djs is very serious and dramatic because this aims at exact manga of the djs novel of same title by Mizuna Kuwabara who is the author of Mirage. Kuwabara wrote "Hyouketsu no Yoru" before vol.8 of Mirage series of Cobalt novels from Shuueisha. This djs novel was only 25 pages, but it has explicit sex scenes and then affected many readers and djska very much. Reading this, you may be able to understand the feeling of Naoe who has loved Takaya as his subordinate for four hundreds years and has kept controlling his desire of dominance of his lord...Poor Naoe...Sigh. (by Slash-kun 01/Apr/2001)

Hagino Uzuki
"Suki no Katachi" (Shoubunkan) May/2002 *** 8.45
Very interesting various short stories (The faithful secretary has devoted himself to young capable CEO. But he is blinded by jealousy to know that CEO may have male lover.../ The teacher is revenged by a transfer student whom he taught as a private tutor and abandoned after one night-stand love... / The cute love between cool&blunt patissier and his self-invited fan of the student / The student feels lonely & jealous when his old friend, a chairman of student council is very friendly with senior student, ex-chairman... / Very beautiful student feels dissatisfied with his lover who deals him like a elegant dignified doll though he is really lustful / The businessman lives together with a lover of his brother who has been missing by air-plane accident. One day news comes in that his brother was found dead... / The fantasy of a photographer and cat-boy). The dark angst stories (first, second, fifth and sixth one) with explicit hard sex or violent/cruel rape scenes are very exciting and dramatic! The author can write student and businessman stories (Of course I prefer latter!) very well. After this book, the author will change her pen-name into "Suou Harumi". (by Slash-kun 26/May/2002)

Hagiwara Kaoru
"Pandora" (Kousai Shobou) May/2001 8.5 ***
Her first comics. Various unique short stories (CG artists, BDSM brother incest,teacher and student, photographer and his model, gangs, Oni and the son of the artist). All are serious & passionate / dramatic and explicit erotic stories (sometimes with violence) and the characters are tall & cool adult guys. So I'm very fond of this author! (by Slash-kun 19/May/2001)

Hamada Shouko
"Yume no Kodomo vol.6" (Biblos) Nov/2001 8.5 ***
This story has been serialized for very long period (10 years!), so I'm very satisfied that this veteran author could bring this to a convinced end. Especially I has been very impressed at the dramas which Ren has overcome Hirose's mean temptation owing to the power of Youji's straight strong love (Ren holds sense of superiority to Hirose and rather feels pity for Hirose at the end) and Ren becomes able to keep writing the sequel of the novel, "Yume no Kodomo" with his current name and Youji also resolves his old serious problem with his mother owing to the love by Ren and Youji has been grown up and seems to be dependable for even Ren at the end (Ren is fascinate by adult Youji again! Very dramatical ending!!). I will assure many readers will be certainly enchanted by "the equal relationship of the couple" which is the ideal one for Hamada.(by Slash-kun 29/Dec/2001)

Hanada Yumi
"Sekai de Ichiban" (Sony Magazines) Sep/2001 8.4 **
Sensitive short stories. I think this is her first yaoi comic. All the stories are subtle and delicate romances like her art (resembles Akimi Nanahoshi a little). The first story is about romance between hero and his uncle like "La Partita" by Mako Toyama but this story is more casual and funny. The second story is the small crisis of homosexual old couple(I like this story best because this has unique theme about the difference of male friend and homosexual lover). The third is about students who are seeking "true love". The fourth is the unique friendship between man who loves a widowed mother and his friend who loves hero. The last story is not yaoi but have feeling/atmosphere like male friendship. The author's stories are not so gorgeous but very sincere (all her characters are thinking and living seriously) and give the very good impression to readers. (by Slash-kun 29/Sep/2001)

Hanafubuki Sakurako
"Kodomo no Nomu Kusuri" (Houbunsha) Nov/2002 *** 8.3
Unique fantastic long & short series, and ordinary short story. All heroes are students. The story of long series/short series/short story:(Akira Ugajin is a chemistry teacher of the high school. He loves "a medical experiment on a living person" very much and invents "growth accelerator". His student, Ryuunosuke Abe has wanted to be grown up for long time, so he rushes to be the testee. When he was a child, he parted with his favorite person, Hiro, a student of university and he believes the reason was "he was too child". Being grown up, Ryuunosuke takes thoughtlessly Ugajin who resembles Hiro.../ A genius boy suddenly comes to heroes house and stays for a while. He is a grandson of hero's grandfather's benefactor. Hero takes care of the boy who lacks of living ability but the boy wants sexual companion next.../ Transfer student from Kansai - western area of Japan is so blunt that he does not have friends but hero. Hero is very proud of it but he happens to know the transfer student is talking with his friend of Kansai very pleasantly by cellular phone...). Looks so wild, cool and sexy when Ryuunosuke becomes grown up by the medicine!! The author thinks of this idea by "Meitantei Konan" who is very clever though his appearance is child. She wants to write the guy who is silly but his appearance is grown-up. The genius student is also very attractive because he is genius but has childish personality. But I love the last sensitive & emotional ordinary love romance though it was the author's early work. I think the author's characters are very attractive, so the ordinary daily stories are more suitable for the author... (by Slash-kun 23/Nov/2002)

"Love Code" (Houbunsha) Apr/2002 8.7 ***
The sequel of "Shounen Shoufu". I'm SO surprised at this volume because I was very impressed this volume though first volume was a typical "idol/popular star story". In this volume, the Cinderella a little timid uke boy, a young new talent, Kyo Ayukawa (AYU) who is loved by very popular aggressive star, Kouji Mizuhara, carries very brave but sad determination. In order to protect Mizuhara, Ayu sacrifices himself and resigns his agency and disappears from Mizuhara. Ayu keeps lying to (hiding his secret from) Mizuhara tenderly and it makes me cry my heart out(T_T)! After years Ayu starts his new life but then he finds he might part with Mizuhara because he wanted to become the equal partner of Mizuhara (or match Mizuhara as a star/entertainer). This theme is same as "GOING TO HELL" by Shun Tsuzuki or "Umaimon Kuwasero!" by Youka Nitta and I love such theme!! I'm very looking forward to this sequel now!!! Her postscript, "How to observe the candidate of idol star" is also interesting! (She seems to be so mania of new young talent) (by Slash-kun 13/Apr/2002)

"Shounen Shoufu" (Houbunsha) Feb/2001 8.2 ***
One long series about young idol talents (actors) and short various stories of students (classmates, shota,,etc). Her heroes are sometimes uke and sometimes seme. Especially I like her unique & sensitive stories, 'Bokutachi no Shiranai Basho de' & 'Yasashikute Itoshii' because 'innocent & pure seme loves his lover, uke sincerely'. Such semes can heal the hurt mind of very rampant & lust uke. I like her unique characters a lot because they are fashionable and cool but very sincere and tender.(by Slash-kun 10/Feb/2001)

"Zurui Otoko" (Biblos) Jan/2001 8.25 ***
Students short romances (only one story includes a teacher). Her first comics. All her stories funny and sensitive and her art are impressive (a little modern) like Tomo Ootake, Tooko Tateno, Keiko Konno,,,etc. Now such writes seem to be very popular in Japan, so this author will issue another in same month from other publisher (perhaps Houbunsha). (by Slash-kun 03/Feb/2001)

Hara Tetsuo
"Koukenryoku Ouryou Sousakan Nakabou Rintarou vol.2" (Shuueisha) Apr/2000 8.3 *
From beginning to end, all the settlement depends on USA. Touzai Bank, the source of the money for the dishonest politicians, does not fall and is not nationalized on the contrary of their expectation by Nakabou's conspiracy. Touzai Bank disclose the name of politicians (A word, "Disclosure" comes from US and japanese media often likes to use this word...) and is saved by the merger with American! big bank. When this volume is written, American economy was still booming by high-tech industry and we thought only japan was under depression because clearing of the bad debt/credit was delayed. But america also suffers from recession by IT "bubble" economy burst and dared to attack Afghanistan after the terrorism to WTC building. So we can not feel optimistic excitement of victory by US easily as when this is serialized. And I feel sorry the author could not describe why Nakabou's father was assassinate in front of Nakabou when Nakabou was a boy because the serialized magazine suspended its publication...I hope the author starts it on the magazine, "Comic BUNCH". (by Slash-kun 2/Jan/2002)

"Koukenryoku Ouryou Sousakan Nakabou Rintarou vol.1" (Shuueisha) Sep/99 8.45 *
Very funny journalistic manga for men (Shinen manga) serialized on the magazine, "BART" which is journalistic entertainment monthly magazine for me (But now it discontinue its publication. Now in Japan, magazines for men don't generally sell well). The author is a very famous mangaka who wrote "Hokuto no Ken", very representative "violent manga of fighters for men" ("Gekiga") . I was afraid Hara could describe journalistic stories for adult men. But Hara has resolved this task very tactfully with his unique exaggerated expression though the story is easy and not so unique. I laughed a lot reading this because I found the very cynical rule/law of Japan. The japanese people always use *foreign pressure* to change their social structure dynamically since "Black ship of Perry"; They can not change themselves by themselves and in this story, hero is hired by the american president, Clinton and hero is allowed to use american practical methods like "Bargain justice (plead?)" or "Witness protecting program" - which are not still allowed in Japan now. But therefore, the hero looks to be uke though he is very strong and muscular macho guy and I am very deeply impressed by the hero who does not kill bad fellows but saves and wins them to his side. Hero often uses clich'e(usual phrase/conventional expression), "Parents have no relation". Then I am suspecting hero may have some trauma when he was child but the reason is not revealed yet in this volume. I'm very eager to know!! (by Slash-kun 01/Dec/2001)

Hara Tetsuo / Ryuu Keiichirou / Asou Mio
"Hana no Keiji vol.1" (Shuueisha) Mar/99 8.4 *
The tale heroic exploits of Keiji Maeda, who is an adopted son of the elder brother of "Toshiie Maeda" who is a real famous historical person, "Daimyou" (feudal lord in the Age of Provincial Wars). The story in this volume was serialized in the boy's magazine, "Weekly Shounen JUMP" during 1989 - 1990 (This is a reissue, bunko version). Comparing previous very popular heroic adventure fighting-action story, "Hokuto no Ken", this story may be a little simple/tame story because this was partly adapted from real japanese historical episodes. But the other way around, it becomes interesting/realistic for adult readers. As same as the Renaissance Era in europe, in the the Age of Provincial Wars in Japan, so many revolutionaries and new philosophers have appeared. The author seems to make Keiji act as "Kabuki-mono" (the rebel-rousers who deny the old thought or tradition and tries to live freely with very unique/strange clothes) in this turning point of all value (exceptional period in conservative country like Japan). But a little negative way of Keiji's life reminds me of the one of "Yang, Wen-Li" in "Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu" (The Legend of the Galactic Heroes) who never has ambition. Keiji is very unlucky hero because he can not use his ability to the full in order to conquer the whole country like "Alexander the Great" or "Chingis Khan" (Keiji could not succeed as the head of the Maeda family. Toshiie asked Nobunaga Oda to succeed it using mean trick. In Japan, it's very humiliating for man to give up the succession of his family and be satisfied with the supporting role of the head of his family). So Keiji is not macho hero (on the contrary of his appearance) but resourceful general and peacemaker (may be hermit, too) using clever trick or wit. From 1990's, heroes of boy's manga seems to lose old typical ambitions as the economic growth of Japan falls off (For example, "Shinji" in Evangellion). So the author may unconsciously create such tragic hero...BTW in this volume, there is no beautiful/sexy girls of teen-ager (only too erotic adult women or too young little child). Now it is very unlike as boy's manga! The author (especially Hara) may hate girls of such age....(by Slash-kun 22/Dec/2001)

Hashiba Noriko
"FAKE LIPS" (Ohkura Shuppan) Nov/2001 8.28 ***
One a little long story of students (very beautiful but terrible student loves a very innocent younger student with full of pep) and short stories (the romance of brothers who turn out to be *no-real* bros / The romance between a student who pretends as good student with good conduct and the chairman student who tries to reveal it / Two businessmen who have been parted since their graduation and first making love). When I read the first long story, I was not so impressed but next new three stories are a little more interesting and dramatic (they have deeper theme or more unique situation) for me. So editor should put them in reverse order. (by Slash-kun 09/Dec/2001)

Hashiba Maki
"Kaze ni Natte Uta ni Natte" (Tousuisha) May/2001 8.4 *
One long story with shota? taste and one short old story (written in 1988) of strong m/m friendship from their childhood. Both are american stories like her most famous and representative work, "Choukyori Ren-ai no Kodoku" and very dramatic but I prefer old short "not-happy-end" story (reminds me of early work by Akimi Yoshida, "California Monogatari) to new long "happy end" story though many japanese Hashiba fans admire it very highly because new story is too skillful/tactful and perfect. I may like unexpected plot or expression over my estimation... (by Slash-kun 17/Nov/2001)

Hashida Yukari
"WARU" (Outou Shobou) Nov/2002 *** 8.4
Slapstick about "kidnapper whose days are numbered" and "the very beautiful but homosexual son of influential Senator". The story:(Sei kidnaps Yuushi Mikaidou and demands a lot of ransom money. Sei goes to the place of transfer but Yuushi finds his SP is waiting and saves Sei by telling it. Sei tells the reason of his kidnapping - His father, a doctor notifies that Sei will die soon by his head's cancer. Sei keeps protest against father and wants to do final trouble for his father. Then Yuushi also confesses his secret - He is gay. Yuushi juggles Sei's innocence and hires Sei as his bodyguard. Karina Kurusu, a mother of Yuushi suddenly appears when Yuushi's father collapses. Yuushi is defiant for his loose and wanton mother but Sei chides Yuushi. After a few years, very ambitious economist, Eichi Hirokawa kidnaps Sei in order to get campaign chest from Yuushi's father. Eichi was a private tutor of Yuushi and was a first man of Yuushi...). I'm surprised that this author writes such hilarious comedy, too! The art at comedy scenes is very sharp, dangerous, exaggerated and surrealistic like "Modoru Motoni" (Especially, a doctor, Sei's diabolic father is very funny! Her lettering like "using writing brush" is also very unique). The author invents very intellectual & witty jokes (I laugh a lot about "Ooizumi Junichirou" - a parody of "Koizumi Junichirou" who is the japanese prime minister). Very ambitious new trial! (by Slash-kun 28/Dec/2002)

"Kimi no Koe ga Kikitai" (Outou Shobou) Dec/2001 8.45 ***
One long (Very popular rock singer whose is losing his voice by illness and the beautiful younger brother of his doctor who has incest relationship with his brother) and two short stories (The young opera star who damaged his masculine/reproductive when he was a boy, meets with his old friend who is engaged with rich girl / Very selfish beautiful prince finds a poor orphan who resembles him very much and also finds his ugly soul/mind). All are very serious and a little tragic, but very interesting for me! The author recently has written only comedy but I think she should write serious stories (and with much hard sex scenes) more because her art is very delicate and beautiful (This book's cover pic is really wonderful!) and matches well serious/pathetic/painful stories! I wish her to challenge serious & aesthetic BDSM stories in some day!! (by Slash-kun 23/Dec/2001)

Hashimoto Aoi
"Skip, a sweet baby" (Core Magazine) May/2001 8.45 ***
Her first comics. Short stories of modern young couples (businessmen and temporary worker?, cafe owner and its temporary worker student, writer and student, students). Her stories and art are very simple & natural like Akimi Nanahosi or Saemi Yorita and easy to read but there are so many very funny comments with tiny handwritten letters and I'm afraid it may be a little difficult for foreign readers. (by Slash-kun 26/May/2001)

Hasumi Toui
"Othello" (Outou Shobou) Oct/2002 *** 8.43
Two student short stories (Hero moves to a new school where his dead twin brother was on the register. He imitates his happy brother's action and can find a real friend in his class. But when he knows his friend loved his brother, he is greatly shocked and nearly loses himself... / The transfer student meets again with his pretty childhood friend. But his friend is now very brutal and hates him because of the traumatic memory at their kindergarten...) and two fantastic stories with adult characters of literary profession (The editor visits the house of the famous but dead painter and meets a painter's beautiful model left alone in the house / A novelist decides to live alone in the humble house near the marsh after his wife's death. Then mysterious man comes to him and talks about the evil dragon of the marsh and sees through the homosexuality of the writer...). Most stories are serious, dark and dramatic (only second story is comedy). In first two stories, the heroes keep to find real themselves by comparison with dead twin brother or his own old image. Last two stories are very mysterious, aesthetic and classic! The author's uke are twisted & arrogant (Queen uke) and very impressive. Her art is also very skillful though her yaoi career just started (Second student story was her debut work!). At postscript, she said she would terminate writing students' stories and concentrate on adult stories, so I can expect her darker adult stories (my favorite) from now on! (by Slash-kun 9/Nov/2002)

Hatoyama Ikuko
"Aoi Kiku" (Seirin Kougeisha) May/98 8.2 *
Two stories of the memory at the good old days as boy students like Konno Kita. The author is the cult mangaka who has already issued some comics. I read her title for the first time. Her art is very delicate like Tamaki Fuji and its fantastic/mysterious & nostalgic (natural historian taste) atmosphere may resembles Urushibara Yuki of "Mushishi". (by Slash-kun 21/Oct/2001)

Hatsu Akiko
"Uryuudou Yumebanashi vol.9" (Asahi Sonorama) Sep/2002 * 8.4
Very popular mysterious short stories series about young dealer with magical power of the antique store (Chinese tea sprite saves his master - poor Chinese student studying in Japan - to find the job at rich english gentleman, an antique collector / Ren hesitates to pass the amulet bag of Yutsuki to Seijirou, then messenger cat sprite imitates Ren to do it / The prodigal friend of Kyousuke - Ren's friend, a medical student - who begins to live in the apartment where the japanese old harlot is possessed by her sprite with Ren's antique / Seijirou's enemy controls the woman to kidnap Yutsuki. Woman's sister who lost her child by a killer tries to save Yutsuki / Ren visits illegal doctor to find Seijirou and saves the doctor with his dead daughter). All the stories are interesting with a lot of ideas and have very fine structure that all the stories are the sequel of previous one but are also possible to enjoy as independent stories! In this volume, there are subtle homosexual atmosphere (Cat sprite did not success by women's imitations, Kyousuke's friend pretends him to be a gay,,etc). It makes this story very fascinating. (by Slash-kun 13/Oct/2002)

"Uryuudou Yumebanashi vol.7" (Asahi Sonorama) Sep/99 8.25 *
Short fantastic stories. But most main story moves a little. The hero, Ren (the grandchild of antique shop,"Uryudou") finally tells the secret to Seijirou. From Seijirou's old picture Ren finds Seijirou has been looking for the daughter of his dead brother apprentice....I wish Seijirou will be happy! (by Slash-kun 19/May/2001)

"Uryuudou Yumebanashi vol.6" (Asahi Sonorama) Sep/98 8.25 *
Short fantastic stories. Two stories of them have a little m/m taste (artist and his classmate, the student who researches mirage of China and the son of large old family who is made to wear the girl's costume). The author explains about mirage and I finds the real meaning of "Shinkirou"'s chinese character for the first time. It's very interesting! (by Slash-kun 19/May/2001)

"Kyouka Mugen" (Asahi Sonorama) Oct/95 8.45
The comic-strip of classic masterpiece dramas (Tenshu Monogatari, Yashagaike, Kaijin Bessou) by very famous writer, Kyouka Izumi who has written a lot of fantastic literature in Taishou era. His plays seem to be so attractive and have a lot of inspirations for even modern artists that they are often adapted as Kabuki or movies by now. Hatsu arranges these masterpiece well to be very acceptable for ordinary readers using her fantastic and aesthetic art. So I may believe these stories are made by Hatsu if I don't know the title of Kyouka Izumi's works. (by Slash-kun 08/Oct/2001)

Hayama Kaito
"Happiness" (Sanwa Shuppan) Oct/2001 8.5 ***
Short stories of young idol rock band. Most rock band stories are boring for me because the authors are often satisfied with their characters' attraction which remind them of actual/real idol stars for themselves and the stories are lack of pursuit/devotion of *eroticism". But these stories have it sufficiently and satisfy me very much!! As compared with the musician stories by CHI-RAN, Hayama's art/story are more natural. Her compositional arrangement of sex scenes are very elaborate and dynamic (so well drawn) !! Very recommendable for readers who want exciting and sexy rock band stories!! (by Slash-kun 22/Sep/2001)

Hayami Jun
"Love Letter from Kanata" (Oota Shuppan) Jun/2001 8.3 *
The second re-issue of his best works followed on "Chimamire Tenshi" issued from Kubo Shoten which had issued most his works in 1980's as well as Issuisha. His works are mostly pornographic manga for adult men but his surrealistic art and his stories with dark & deep theme are so unique that his works have been highly evaluated among maniac manga fans though he terminated his activity for long time. But recently he starts to write again. In this short stories, there is only one story ("Mina no Natsu wa Owatta") which suggests m/m relationship (Hero's sister was raped and killed by neighborhood man and hero tried to follow her severe experience with man). I'm very surprised to read his interview at the last of this book because Hayami confesses he respects Ryouko Yamagishi! as well as Kazuhiko Miyaya. It shows Hayami's uniqueness (different from other pornographic works which are just only cruel/savage and dirty/grotesque and erotic) well. (by Slash-kun 15/Sep/2001)

Hayasaka Shizuka & Ikaruga Sahara
"Trouble RUSH" (Kadokawa Shoten) Mar/2001 8.3 ***
The a little angst romance of students. Ikaruga is a famous yaoi novelist, so this story is very skillful/tactful & very emotional/impressive though there is little unique situation like the comics by Ariko Nanazawa. Seme student is very cruel and egoistic and loves uke so much that seme can not express his feeling well in front of uke and often pretends to be nasty guy / make uke cry, then uke will hate seme... (by Slash-kun 31/Mar/2001)

Hayase Misaki
"Aisae Areba!" (MOVIC) Oct/2002 *** 8.65
Very hilarious two series stories about the amateur rock band & students who aspire to be stand-up comedian group with the mixture style with "4 Koma and ordinary style" manga like "Chuugoku Love Attack" by "Puniko". The story of two series:(Kouki and Yuu performed Rock band at their final high school festival. Kouki praises Yuu's playing the guitar and encourages Yuu to be a professional musician. Then Yuu accepts Kouki's suggestion if Kouki will go to Tokyo and make amateur rock band together. Kouki asks Tsuguharu to join in their group because Tsuguharu is enough rich to have a synthesizer. They become popular by their unique costume not by their musical ability though their rival band belittle them and then two new members, unique brothers come into the group / Tsukamoto is going to take an entrance examination of college. But his junior fellow, Takahashi is against it because Takahashi wants to be a professional stand-up comedian with Tsukamoto after his graduation. Takahashi confesses "his love and ambition to be comedian together" to Tsukamoto. Tsukamoto accepts only latter but Takahashi is very glad because Takahashi thinks Tsukamoto accepts both...). This book is author's second book after 4 years since her first book,"Koneko chan jiten". There are a lot of funny quotation of various stuffs (classic literature, historical facts, old japanese manga,,,etc) . They are never pedantic but really witty. And she devises so many ideas of joke! All of them are very vivid and familiar in our daily life (The number of jersey cloth, The genre code of Comic Market,,,etc). The characters are very interesting and very realistic (Kouki's nasty innocence is very funny and Most readers will sympathize with Tsuguharu who is rich but naive. I love Tsuguharu!). Her tempo of the story reminds me of stand-up comedy of "Yoshimoto Kougyou" (Most famous & biggest comedy agency in Japan. It's the company of Kansai region, so many stand-up comedians in Japan use Kansai dialect like the students of second series in this book). The first band story resembles "Fuyuki Katou" and their "counting cracks in the wall" reminds me of "Otoko Oidon" (old seinen manga about poor lodger written by "Reiji Matsumoto"). Women often long for such "loose life of young artistic guys" but know well it is very hard and they can't do it actually. So this book is not only comedy but also "song in praise of youth". (by Slash-kun 28/Dec/2002)

Higashino Yuu
"Nude na Shisen" (Biblos) Jul/2002 *** 8.4
One long provocative & erotic series of a genius photographer and an arrogant fashion model and two short stories (Aggressive fashion designer tries to use a very wild sexy fashion model for his revenge to his senior designer / young and energetic host tries to buy the ace host of their host club...) The story of the long series:(Seiji Nishitaka is a very famous & talented landscape photographer. He seldom takes picture of portrait but he accepts the request of the agency of Ritsuya on condition that he can take nude photo of Ritsuya. Ritsuya refuses it because he has high pride as a top model of fashion show. But by provocation of Nishitaka, Ritsuya accepts the work with Nishitaka...). All uke (cool, beautiful and intelligent or able) are caught in a dilemma between love (or desire for the wild and fierce seme) and his business which are very brilliant and gorgeous for readers as well as the author's characters. Such situation is very popular for many readers but for me a little too common or easy (It may be the policy of Biblos...). Higashino's art is very erotic and has great impact with elaborate screen tone work like Youka Nitta (Her seme is more dangerous and wilder), so I'd like to read more complex or unique stories with insane desire next time! (by Slash-kun 03/Aug/2002)

"Shihaisuru Yubisaki" (Biblos) Aug/2001 8.5 ***
The very dangerous and erotic short stories of doctors like Narise Konohara (who is a most famous/popular yaoi novelist in Japan and has written many immoral & cruel doctors stories) and other two short stories (the son of big company and the secretary of his father / the son of the head family of the tea ceremony school and its head clerk). I love Higashino's art (Seme is very cool like Ikue Ishida and Uke is very beautiful and sexy like Reiichi Hiiro). Both seme and uke are tall and adult. Especially first stories' uke, Dr. Shiraishi is very interesting because he is smut and is always desperate for his too strong desire. There are many doctors stories in japanese yaoi manga, but this is one of the most sexy and best doctors' stories! (by Slash-kun 22/Sep/2001)

Higashizato Kiriko
"Street Guerrilla vol.6 - X no Rasen" (Biblos) May/2002 *** 8.43
The sequel of long series after an interval of three years! All are written newly for this book (not serialized). The story:(Kazuki Kirishima is a very handsome student. He loves his good friend & lady-killer, Shuuichi Takatou but can not tell his feeling. Kazuki pretends a couple with Aya Hanyuu because Shuuichi shows interest to her. Aya wants to be good friend for Kazuki and Kazuki feels ease with her but Shuuichi begins to feel some dissatisfaction for contented Kazuki...). The author's art has made great progress by the long career at "Ohzora Shuppan" and "Sanwa Shuppan". So I'm very glad to be able to read this sequel because I think the author may lose the passion to keep writing this a little tame old (There are two girls who support homosexual hero. They are sorts of typical idealization of the author like "Mary Sue") story after so many times of postponements. As well as dramatic plot, the author also offers new themes in this book, "We can be very greedy and want good friend to comfort mentally and want good sexual companion to comfort physically at "severe pressure") (Girls want good friend without sexual interest). I hate innocent/optimistic Shuuichi and sympathize with Jack but Kazuki's image of Shuuichi (the author's art) is really fascinating and I can understand Kazuki's agony very well. The author!! (by Slash-kun 09/Jun/2002)

"Innocent Blue" (Kasakura Shuppan) Dec/2001 8.4 ***
Higashizato challenges "Shota mono" for the first time and she is really professional mangaka and her trial seems to be successfully meeting enough requirements for interesting shota works (cute/pretty/innocent/lonely children who have a strong thirst for love by their protector and wild/immoral adult guys, sometimes have mental illness and need comfort by weak children). Higashizato's children are pretty but enough tough to control adult guys by their attraction. So the reader can enjoy her shota stories without severe guilty. BTW recently I have been very interested in the erotic underwear of men since I read "Oishii Otoko" by B.T.Aduma and I am fond of very sexy (BDSM taste) underwear for child in "Kohakuiro no Kanon" of this book! It is worth looking for readers at very exquisite combination, pretty child and erotic underwear at least. (by Slash-kun 09/Dec/2001)

Higuri Yuu
"Kantarera vol.1" (Akita Shoten) Apr/2001 8.35 *
Historical adventure mystery about Chezalle Bolchia who were living in early Renaissance period in Italy. The author found this person at the book by Tatsuhiko Shibusawa who is very famous literature scholar/writer/critic in Japan before Higuri became to be mangaka. Hero was sacrificed when he was born and was used for the contract with devil. But the assassin boy who tries to kill the hero may save hero from the vicious fate! I think the author's art is very excellent but her stories are a little weak and tame. So I hope she can express more darkness of the man who has too strong ambition/passion at further volumes like "Tenjyou no Ai, Chijyou no Koi" by Tomoko Katoh... (by Slash-kun 08/Oct/2001)

Hiiro Reiichi
"Love Hustler vol.2" (Tokuma Shoten) Nov/2002 *** 8.3
The sequel(completion) of the thrilling oceanic adventure romance between a magician and a treasure-hunter with huge scale and wonderful spectacle. The story:(Kei Nikaidou, a son of very genius magician finally becomes a couple with Nagisa Takanashi, a treasure hunter wanted by the international police. But a mysterious pirate ship approaches Nagisa's ship and kidnaps Kei and Fox by Capt. Aryuze. Nagisa asks his twin brother, Kou to save them. Kei is saved by Nagisa's father, Sphinx who pretends to be a company of Aryuze. Nagisa knows his mother is still alive and his parents have aimed at the treasure of Biking....). Oceanic adventure story is very popular among fantastic or juvenile stories like "The treasure island" and I could often find & read it at old japanese shoujo manga. But in current yaoi stories, very few mangaka try to write such stories. The author always challenges unique genre and in this volume she tries oceanic adventure yaoi story using traditional oceanic adventure factors (chatty parrot,stones as secret item,map,,etc). Hiiro often writes marine stories, so she may love the hugeness, brightness & liveliness of the ocean (which is very unique taste among japanese yaoi mangaka) very much. The additional manga, the double sex scenes of Takanashi twin brothers is very funny! (by Slash-kun 9/Nov/2002)

"Punch drunk babies vol.3" (Biblos) Aug/2002 *** 8.38
The final volume of the series about the Thai-style boxers who spent their childhood at the orphanage. The story: (Masato Joujima just organizes the series match at Thailand for Minami Hiyama but Masato is torn between two conflicting responsibilities as CEO of the Joujima enterprise and as the owner of Joujima gym. Chiaki Matsumura, Hiyama's trainer tells Hiyama that Masato can not accompany him to Thailand, then Hiyama remembers his miserable memory of his childhood, being deserted by his mother, gets desperate and loses the match. As soon as he cuts his tattoo of scorpion by himself, Masato suddenly appears in front of him and says he resigns CEO and declares he will devote himself on Hiyama's boxing activity. After three years, Hiyama comes back to Japan as an East Pacific champion and will play a match with the japanese champion, Kyouhei Kawahara, a playmate at their orphanage...). Very unique minor sport yaoi manga. It may be the challenge for Biblos magazine and this author is always challenger (The author often adopt very minor genre like "professional baseball players" of "DOUBLE CALL"). However the author's style of expression is common, so many readers can enjoy Hiiro's stories very easily. The last scene of Hiyama and Kyouhei's match is very impressive - happy recollection of the delightful days at orphanage where Hiyama could meet Kyouhei, know the boxing and meet Masato. In this stories there are also many gorgeous homosexual couples (Chiaki and Hayato, Kyouhei and Yuuya) like "Double Call" and last newly written manga about the first time between Chiaki and Hayato is very sexy and interesting! (by Slash-kun 19/Oct/2002)

"Double Call vol.8" (Outou Shobou) Apr/2002 *** 8.4
The very long & first part of the story is completed! I'm really relieved to know Touma could get Sendou back from Inuzaki (or Touma came back to Sendou). The close-up face of Sendou & Touma at the victory is really impressive (and last sex scene, too)! I never imagined this story would continue so long (and Sendou would become hero of this story, too) when I read the first or second volumes but the impact of baseball player's yaoi manga has been really great (Compared with the image of the football & basket ball, the image of the baseball for female readers had been worse/older for long time) and the muscular body of author's characters are really gorgeous/cool, so many readers should support this story. I am also surprised that this 10 volumes is the story for only *one year* (During this long serialization, many japanese baseball players have joined to the American Major League and female readers have changes the image for baseball, so this story bay be ahead of the times)! The author says this story will continue (the second part will start) and I'm very looking forward to the sequel. (by Slash-kun 04/May/2002)

Himawari Souya
"Kago no Hana -Keijyou Hiwa- vol.2" (Taiyou Tosho) Dec/2002 *** 8.45
The last episodes of a fantastic series about Sango & Nekoyanagi living in "the fictional red-light district of children prostitute" and one short story about boy prostitute swept past by his father, a painter. The story of the series:(Sango is a boy prostitute like birdcage life. Nekoyanagi who is the son of the whorehouse loves Sango and does not want Sango to sell his body. During Nekoyanagi is leaving the red-light district for short inspection visit, Sango is kidnapped by the bad sons of warrior class and raped. Knowing it, Nekoyanagi tries to find Sango desperately...). The author expresses well misery of Sango and Nekoyanagi by the inexorability/absurdity of old "class system" that prostitution business workers can not go against the sons of warrior class. Her characters are very cute and art is tender but their destiny is very bitter, distressing and savage. Such contrasting aspects make the atmosphere of this story unique and "getting relief from severe experience and becoming happy at the end" makes the readers comfort and realize the catharsis. The author loves shota stories but her shota is a little unique because her uke is not just vulnerable. Sango is very tough and does not want to make Nekoyanagi cry and tries to protect him. Therefore her shota stories are not too painful. This author's first long series of imaginal novel world will be her magnum opus. (by Slash-kun 28/Dec/2002)

"PET" (Houbunsha) Apr/2002 *** 8.38
Long science fiction (containing adventure/mystery taste) story. "A permanent part-timer", Rou picks up a little-cat-girl style android which is called "PET" at the garbage dump. Rou decides to keep PET though Seishin, his room-mate and his partner is against. Then the strange and dangerous men suddenly try to snatch PET from Rou and try to kill Rou and Rou is afraid that they are also going to kill Seishin. But Seishin has been hired by the boss of them... Very interesting story and Seishin is very attractive man (cool but very jealous & sensitive guy. His blush face is soooo cute!!) but there is too few sex scenes!! The editor of Houbunsha said that the reader of "Hanaoto magazine" are adult women, so she asked the author to write adult couple (The author is usually better at writing shota stories) and the author accepted the editor's request partially but the author might forget expression of darkness & eroticism which are essential for yaoi drama. The author should write this story in fantastic magazine, "Asuka" or "Zero",,,etc. (by Slash-kun 05/May/2002)

"Sabakuteki Renaijijyou" (Houbunsha) Sep/2001 8.3 ***
One long story about the prince of the Arabia (C.J.Michallsky and this author are very good friends and somehow they like prince stories a lot..) who is mother complex and japanese boy who is sister complex, and other four short stories of students (Her dark, cold seme are very attractive! Especially the last seme with eye glasses is very cool). All are PWP and very funny. The author usually writes shota stories but in this comics, the author said all the characters are over 16 years old though some uke look younger. I may prefer such adult stories to shota stories....(by Slash-kun 08/Sep/2001)

"Kago no Naka de" (Taiyou Tosho) Jun/2001 8.3 ***
The short stories of the three series at the land of boy prostitute in fictional country of fantastic world. The last story is reissued (a little modified) from her first comics, "Boys Shop" which was very popular among yaoi fans. Most stories are shota but I love adult guy of mission/delegation group of next country in the first series about two friends of their childhood. This guy is nasty but so cool and sexy! I wish to read more stories of this guy!! BTW this comics is the first title of the new yaoi series from Taiyou Tosho,"Boys Anima Comics". I'm very glad to know Taiyou Tosho decides to issue explicit yaoi series!!! (by Slash-kun 05/Aug/2001)

"Boys Shop" (Kousai Shobou) Aug/98 8.35 ***
Her first comics. Various shota short stories (PWP). The author issues djs with Naduki Koujima & C.J.Michallsky, so her uke characters are very cute/pretty and seme are very attractive and sex scenes are very explicit and erotic. All the stories are very interesting and unique (some are fantastic stories and one is the parody of Aesop's Fables)! The author seems to be intelligent though she wrote shota PWP. I want to read her long story too.(by Slash-kun 29/Jul/2001)

Hinata Seika
"Sensei, Anone" (Kousai Shobou) Sep/2002 *** 8.48
Various short PWP (The male nurses make the rabbit house for children. The rabbit is suddenly delivered of the babies.../ The friend is very worried about his too thin pubic hair. Hero tries to massage../ The hero decides to tell his feeling to his friend when he would win the snowball fight but he loses it.../ The hero goes to meet the woman of internet but it turns out to be his old male friend.../ The hero hates his senior irresponsible & stupid but ace student of his football club. He goes to senior student's room to try harassment but can not stop to make love with him.../ The teacher begins special training of swimming for the student who can not open his eyes because he loves the student...). The author's second book. The cover pic looks "shota" again but it is not true. The art of this author's characters is very unique because their faces are cute & height is not tall but bodies are very muscular! And the atmosphere of the white&black pages is dark but color page is very bright. The mood of the whole stories are a little dark but the stories are basically PWP (The funny, free & unexpected days & friendship of young men is well & very vividly expressed. It reminds me of the theme of "Gion Ayumi" stories). The sex scenes are so hot&hard though the characters are cute. Such unbalance is very attractive and unique peculiarity of this author. The author has great talent of making drama with daily trifle things (snowball fight scene of the third story is very impressive like Shounen animation, "Cyborg 009", the snowy sky of the fourth story is very beautiful and the pool scene of the last story is also impressive. The author seems to like the water expression!!) and talent of making good comedy (The author wrote all hilarious comedy sequel for all short stories!! It's a proof of her great ability!!).(by Slash-kun 28/Sep/2002)

"Mikakunin Ren-ai Kanjyou" (Kousai Shobou) Aug/2001 8.27 ***
Her first comics. Very explicit and erotic short PWP without dramatic story like adult porno manga for mature men. Her art is very unique and attractive because the face of guys is very cute but its body is very muscular and not thin/slender (because the author has worked as assistant of male mangaka). Perhaps the author likes the heroic adventure animation or game for boys very much! (by Slash-kun 29/Aug/2001)

Hindenburg
"Hadaka no Shounen" (Shoubunkan) Aug/2001 8.15 ***
Various shota PWP written by male mangaka who has written for adult magazine for male readers (He said at his postscript, he issues non adult comic like this for the first time and wondered why anyone could buy this at bookstore in now Japan.). So in this manga, heroes will make love soon without enough persuasive reasons for female readers. His art is a sort of "Hentai" or Heroic fantasy animation and very active/lively and cute (especially heroes of second short story are very smart. I'm very curious about "Soukougeki TAC vol.1-2" which are the stories of same heroes too). He has his site for shota, "DEEP SHOTA NINE" (Very nice name!) , so if you are interested in Shota, don't miss visiting!! (a little girl (by Slash-kun 30/Aug/2001)

Honami Yukine & Kajiwara Niki
"HAPPY DAYS" (djs) Dec/94 8.2 **
Mirage djs vol.14 by "PISTA" (djs circle of Honami & Kajiwara). Very short happy sketches. Honami's Takaya is a very active/stubborn young boy. Kajiwara's Takaya is also active but not so stubborn (very shy). Both Naoe is very composed/reliable guy. Honami's and Kajiwara's atmosphere is very delicate and mild/soft contrary to the original story by Mizuna Kuwabara. They should long for their peace which never seems to be realized....(by Slash-kun 20/Oct/2001)

Honami Yukine & Kanamaru Maki
"Sono Toki Heart wa Nusumareta" (Houbunsha) May/2002 *** 8.49
One long series of costume play of french nobles (A phantom thief tries to steal the body of "a spoiled, lustful, famous & beautiful son of the noble family" but he does not and leaves with the word, "Your body has extra flesh". The son is very vexed but gradually begins to cling to the thief...) and two short stories (The hot-blooded student should assist the student council for his punishment by his teacher. But he can not bear/allow a frivolous-looking chairman... / A very promising-hopeful member of the House of Representatives of USA reaches marriageable age. Then his secretary decides to backed out from his homosexual relationship with Congressman...). Kanamaru is a very famous yaoi novelist with long career, so the stories of this book are all tactful/skillful. Especially the last story of USA congressman is very interesting because the adult characters seems to be reversible & gorgeous and congressman's contradictory personality is very attractive (cunning/sly but pure/sincere) ! I already read this story by the anthology of "MAX" which features "political world" but the art was not so impressive (Honami added a lot of "screen tone" for this book with her editor's assistance - good work!). The first long series is also very interesting because the son looks very cute but his behavior is very decadent and immoral! Honami excuses she has not written her own original story for herself (without novelist) at her end-note but I admire Honami's impressive art work and her interpretation ability of the original drama very much! (by Slash-kun 26/May/2002)

Honami Yukine & Kazumi Maki
"Yabai Kimochi" (Tokuma Shoten) Oct/2001 8.42 ***
Recently Tokuma Shoten has often issued yaoi manga by cooperation with yaoi novelist (story) and yaoi mangaka (art). This is very successful work among such trials. Very timid student, Tooru can not his feeling to his classmate and best friend, Ryouji who is very popular among girl students. One day Ryouji tells Tooru that he feels the sexual desire for Tooru and wants to try male sex with Tooru. Then Tooru accepts Ryouji's proposal though Tooru knows Ryouji has a girl friend and makes love with her, too. But gradually Tooru can not control his mind and finally refuses Ryouji with a lie that Tooru loves his senior student of his art club each other...By the authors' tactful expression, Ryouji seems to be a really nasty guy (Perhaps owing to Kazumi Maki who is one of the most excellent yaoi novelists now) and Tooru does to be so pity & weak (Owing to the sensitive & delicate art by Honami Yukine), that I empathize with Tooru and enjoy to read the part that Ryouji is unexpectedly refused by Tooru!! It's always very interesting that "the seme who goes into raptures" is visited by sudden unhappiness... (by Slash-kun 20/Oct/2001)

Honami Yukine & Takaguchi Satosumi
"Koi no Kawaki" (Houbunsha) Aug/2001 8.3 ***
The unique love & hate days of three students who love one girl who has very tragic fate. Takaguchi has seldom made the yaoi story for other mangaka but she likes Honami's art very much, so this unique project comes true. The atmosphere is very fascinating and three guy's characters are very attractive but the I could not understand the feeling of guys (who love same girl) very well. I really really wish the girl were a boy....! (by Slash-kun 04/Aug/2001)

Honda Keito
"Tetsuwang Battle Junkie vol.1" (Tousuisha) Apr/98 8.3 *
The friendship funny story of two different students (one is very cool and dark intelligent and strong super guy and another is also strong but hot & fool and loves fighting with stronger opponent and hero for his classmates). This is the first comics for the author, so art is not so skillful but however for me her characters looks very attractive! (Perhaps it is because the author seems to be affected by "Initial-D" and fighting video game like "Tekken"). I have great expectations over this unique writer who draws vulgar characters as Tousuisha. (by Slash-kun 17/Nov/2001)

Hori Erio
"Koi suru Idenshi" (Houbunsha) Oct/2001 8.37 ***
Short stories (The young couple who begins living together in a humble apartment/ The boy who seems to have lost his memory (amnesia) and his male lovers / Sexual harassment nasty&pushy teacher of tennis club and his student / students who are old friends who had been parted each other for a while since their kiss when they were pupils / teacher and his timid&lonely student who doesn't know the expression of his love / brothers incest PWP). All her stories & art are always very tender & natural and not too exaggerated. So the adult readers may sometimes feel dissatisfaction. But in this work some characters are very lustful, so it makes her stories a little unique. (by Slash-kun 20/Oct/2001)

"Aisareru Karada" (Houbunsha) Dec/00 8.2 ***
Comedy short stories. Her second comics. Her characters are very attractive (seme are very cool, sometimes cold/selfish/tyrant and uke are so cute). I like this author very much because the contrast of her art (very skillful and has the popularity to be liked by everybody) and the story (angst & sensitive with humour) is very unique. And of course they are very sexy & her eyes' expression is very lively/graphic like 'Yamato Nase'.(by Slash-kun 07/Jan/2001)

Horii Jingorou
"Koi mo 2 dome daze" (Kousai Shobou) Sep/2002 *** 9.7
Macho/masculine & hard-core long series (but with very deep good theme) about the son of the combative sport hall/school and his lover and their sex-friends and family. The story: (Takashi Takegami is a young boy who just experienced severe separation with his lover begins next romance with his senior lover - 10 years older - Kenji Hida who is fond of "bondage sex playing". On the other hand, the hero of this story, Kunihiro Kashii and Shioya Nishitozaki are long-term couple over 10 years and Nishitozaki suggests threesome sex with Hida to avoid their mannerism. Kunihiro enjoys it and shows great performance. Then Hida asks Kunihiro to show the bondage sex with him to teach the pleasure of such sex for his young lover, Takashi who can not yet enjoy it well. Kunihiro experiences candle-wax play and seme part to Takashi for the first time. Yousuke Wajiro who is a fianc'e of Kunihiro's sister, Chihaya brings Kunihiro's clothes from Kunihiro's house. Kunihiro can not return his home because Kunihiro refuses to succeed his family business, school of combative sport like judo and ran away from home. Kunihiro allows making love with Wajiro because Wajiro is still virgin and has adored Kunihiro for long time. Nishitozaki is afraid that Wajiro becomes too serious and Nishitozaki's anticipation comes true. Wajiro suddenly breaks into threesome sex among Kunihiro, Nishitozaki and Hida. Wajiro punches Nishitozaki and kidnaps Kunihiro. Kunihiro remembers his old memory - severe days at combative sport school with a lot of tears because he hates fighting&competition very much though he is a son of the owner of the school and has talent of combative sport as well as Chihaya. Wajiro asks Kunihiro to part with his unfaithful lover, Nishitozaki but Kunihiro says Nishitozaki is his best partner who really understands irresponsible Kunihiro as well. Kunihiro allows last sex with Wajiro. Kunihiro enjoys foursome sex with Hida's couple and goes to cheer the match&competition of Wajiro together and is encouraged by Chihaya who will succeed instead of Kunihiro...). The author's first book. When I read this, I was so surprised. I could not imagine there was so great new mangaka!! Horii's art (men's physical beauty) is so powerful! It resembles "Inuhiko Murano" and is not slender and is not feminine at all (and atmosphere is not so serious as well - there are a lot of comedy phrases/scenes). And I'm very moved because this story had the great deep theme, the strong message from the author - Man has rights to live freely and it's happiest for him to have a compatible partner who admits his way of living though it is very immoral/loose for other people. The author suspended her manga writing activity for 5 years and worked as an assistant of the researcher of the university but comes back by the strong persuasion of Kousai Shobou (I don't know how to express my thanks for Kousai Shobou!!). BTW this title comes from the japanese famous popular song, "Second love" (aiming better love as next) by Akina Nakamori. (by Slash-kun 14/Sep/2002)

Hoshino Lily
"Aishichattano" (Kousai Shobou) Oct/2002 *** 8.65
Very artistic, unique & interesting short stories with Shota taste (Two young lodgers are at daggers drawn but really loves each other. One day one lodger ate another's pudding carelessly without previous permission / Heterosexual student is gradually falling love with gay student who told his feeling and kept serving him by devoted masturbation / Hero and cool&smart classmate with female students try chocolate roulette - including galana chocolate which has the effect of aphrodisiac. Hero draws it, then his classmate cooperates to release his desire / Very popular student uses his classmate to evade his girl friends. But one girl gets angry and hits his classmate, then hero takes him to the school infirmary / At school festival, the right of date with hero is put for the auction. Hero is very embarrassed because his friend who was dumped by hero before buys the right / Tedious rich son orders his elder servant to show his penis. Son is playing with hard & swollen penis, then his servant flies into a rage and rapes the son savagely / The student puts a bandage over the eyes of the student who is playing the piano and rapes him. But pianist student knows his voice because pianist always loves the voice when he has been singing). The author has very good taste and her characters are so attractive (Seme is very cruel & lustful and "Knitting brows, blush faces, trembling erotic upper lips, eyes filled with tears of uke who is enduring & ashamed of their too much desire" are mellifluous, disconsolate & sexy)! Owing to such erotic uke, her sex scenes may be very thrilling. The author's curved line is very elegant like old japanese painting (but art is very modern)! Especially her female characters are so fashionable & pop (their small eyebrow detached from eyes is so cute - The author writes many "new wave" shoujo manga now)!! It reminds me of "Super Milk-chan"(very pop but surrealistic/unique animation). The female characters of yaoi stories are usually nasty bitches but I think girls with certain typical patterns (fashionable pop dolls like "Ai Yazawa's female characters") can be accepted without unpleasant feeling. And all the stories are interesting (sex scenes are very sexy) & unique (atmosphere is surrealistic like "Riko Nekoda". Both artists are good at shota expression. Very pop but familiar & not too cool). (by Slash-kun 23/Nov/2002)

Hosokura Yutaka
"Honou Mau vol.14" (Shufu to seikatsusha) Feb/96 8.4
The final volume of this long story. Houto Taitei sends Kairouki to Amane next. Kairouki wants to revenge Enraou who killed his parents. But Amane treats Kairouki very kindly with delicious dessert, game, animation. Amane and other oni begins to think Kairouki as a member of the Amane's family but Kairouki goes to Enraou after knowing Amane is a nephew of Enraou. Amane goes to stop the revenge but Kairouki is killed by Enraou. Houto Taitei makes Kairouki revive and appoints him to the king of 5th hell instead of Enraou. Houto Taitei orders all kings to subjugate Enraou. Tougaku Taitei tells Houto's plot using Kairouki to Amane and Amane goes to Kairouki at the 2nd hell to stop the battle but Kairouki never listen to Amane. Enraou is going to all oni but Amane takes Kairouki away. Kairouki is possessed by Houto Taitei and Amane finally kills Kairouki. Amane chases Houto to his world and is nearly killed by Houto. Tougaku Taitei asks other kings to save Amane. Amane's blaze burns even Houto Taitei. Tentei (greatest emperor) makes Amane revive... Happy ending but seems to be not entirely satisfactory for me. It may be because the motive of Houto Taitei is not explained fully. Additional parody manga of "Sanpei Shirato" is very skillful! Hosokura is skillful and has great talent of art, so I hope her to issue more experimental/revolutionary challenging stories more. (by Slash-kun 15/Sep/2002)

"Honou Mau vol.13" (Shufu to seikatsusha) Oct/95 8.4
Genki wants carnivorous tutor as his pet but it is possessed by Ginkaku who is a hit man of Houto Taitei to distract Amane's attention from Enraou. Houto Taitei makes Rouryouki, Amane's mother revive and sends her who is possessed by Kinkaku to Enraou. Amane see through a plot and saves Enraou. On the other hand, Houto Taitei sends very poor boy, Yuuta to Genki. Genki likes Yuuta who is fond of the video game very much and takes Yuuta to Tougaku Taitei (Mario) who is genius of game. Yuuta tries to kill Mario but failed. Houto Taitei issues an Imperial ordinance to kill Enraou. Enraou should fight with many people. Sokouou also challenges Enraou and Amane comes to stop it but Sokouou is possessed by Houto and Amane is by Tougaku then Amane becomes tired with such domination. Other oni start being unsettled by Houto's ordinance and Genki's brother, Byakki comes to persuade Genki to return but Byakki saves Genki from the enemy, Houto's fellow...The perplexity of Amane is well written. Tougaku Taitei seems to be good man but sometimes control Amane too strongly. The conversation between Genki and Byakki is very funny! (The child Genki is so cute). (by Slash-kun 15/Sep/2002)

"Honou Mau vol.12" (Shufu to seikatsusha) May/95 8.4
After returning from america, Amane goes to the third hell to ask Soureiki who is the wife of third hell king about his mother. Soureiki married by her parents' order and really kept loving Tenrinou before her marriage. But Tenrinou fell in love with Amane's mother and was killed by Soureiki's jealousy. Enraou meets the king of the first hell and asks king about Houto Taitei's conspiracy. The king suspects Houto Taitei makes Amane using Enraou's sister and planed to use/control too strong Enraou because Enraou can not hate Amane. Amane cannot decide to support Houto Taitei or Tougaku Taitei, Mario but he knows Houto Taitei declared to replace Enraou and begins to feel hostile for Houto Taitei...Tougaku Taitei is complex and very attractive character but in this volume there is fewer usual jokes of Otaku culture of my favorite because the author should advance the main serious story. The additional short story of Houtouki who writes doujinshi and goes to Comic Market with Genki is very hilarious!! (by Slash-kun 15/Sep/2002)

"Honou Mau vol.11" (Shufu to seikatsusha) Nov/94 8.42 *
Amane becomes the model of a painter who lives in the neighborhood and knows about his mother. The painter gives the unique mirror of Amane's mother to Amane. It's the tool of the staffs in the 10th hell of reincarnation. Amane wants to go 10th hell but nobody can without the authority of the king. Then Genki asks Enra-Ou, the uncle of Amane. Enra-ou finds Amane is neither human nor Oni. Amane finds his mother had been asked to marry by the former king of 10th hell. Enra-ou is attacked by someone and send Kokuryuuki to Amane. Amane goes to America with Kokuryuuki to meet his father. Amane is also nearly killed by someone and Kokuryuuki returns to report about Amane to Enra-ou...The unique love between Amane and his uncle is very interesting! The relation between Enra-ou and Kokuryuuki is also very interesting. (by Slash-kun 08/Sep/2002)

"Honou Mau vol.10" (Shufu to seikatsusha) May/94 8.38 *
Brother of Saiki, Tanki is taken as hostage by the general of 8th hell. Amane and his companions go to hell to save him. Toshi-ou is very bad king, so the general plans a coup d'´etat of Toshi-ou using Amane. Amane realizes Toshi-ou is twin brother, and true king is another ugly brother and their tragic fate. The beautiful fake king kills his ugly brother and commits the suicide. Saiki finds she is pregnant of next king. Hosokura uses the funny true episode of crocodile at urban park tactfully. (by Slash-kun 08/Sep/2002)

"Honou Mau vol.9" (Shufu to seikatsusha) Dec/93 8.4 **
Amane enjoys the peaceful days for a while. Genki and Oosato plan the promotion of "Usagi Oni, the fellows of Kohyouki" into show business and make them experience the playing at Amane's theatrical club. Brother and sister Oni, Tanki & Saiki escape from the 8th hell, Toshigoku to Amane's house. Saiki hates the offer of her marriage with very beautiful 8th hell's king, Toshi-Ou. Genki and Oosato also plan of her becoming female Enka (old japanese popular song) singer! Many various pursuers from 8th hell come to Amane and Tanki gets hurt but Amane saves him....Hosokura uses "funny japanese show business system" very well like good situation musical comedy. Hosokura also uses "unexpectedness" well like Amane always sympathizes with poor Oni easily (though Amane is really fearful strong) and Usagi Oni is very cute (though Oni is usually very fearful). Additional episode of 5th palace King is very funny, too! (by Slash-kun 08/Sep/2002)

"Honou Mau vol.8" (Shufu to seikatsusha) Jul/93 8.4 *
Mysterious volume with new character. The story: (The mystery man, Mario brings all Amane's fellow Oni to hell. The brother of Genki, Kohyouki helps Amane to find them. Amane and Kohyouki get hints of Mario's whereabouts and try to find at the 7th hell with Oni, Junki whom Mario left before. But Amane is refused to meet by Taisanou, the Emperor of the 7th hell. Amane fights with Taisanou but Taisanou turns out to be a fake and Mario turns out to be "Tougaku Taitei" who supervises "Houto Taitei" for human. Tougaku Taitei is afraid the recent Houto Taitei is too strict for judgement of the deads. He asks Amane to go to 8, 9, 10th hell to check Houto Taitei's behavior suggesting that Houto Taitei may know Amane's mother's secret and Tougaku Taitei can make Amane to be real human-being...") The side-story of Junki and Kyuuki who is a fellow of Kohyouki is very funny!! Additional short story of Genki and his brother is also hilarious! Hosokura's comedy sense is really great. I wish she should serialize fantasy series at major magazines!! (by Slash-kun 18/Aug/2002)

"Bara Densetsu" (Oozora Shuppan) Apr/93 8.7 ***
I forget reading this old masterpiece for reasons I can understand but recently my friend suddenly referred to this book and told Hosokura and Ichiko Ima debuted at same time and pointed they resembled each other in a sense. So I tried to read this and regret very much not reading this long ago!! The hero, Maki is a old type uke, very beautiful and weak young student and many men will be crazy about him and ruin themselves. Very bad spoiled rich student Kiminari annoys Maki and hates him but Maki can not refuse Kiminari's strange way to love and they will be couple though their way of living is immoral. Such immoral and aesthetic yaoi story is not so unique but Hosokura makes hero, Maki to be "Otaku" which ordinary women think as weird and hate and this story to be very unique funny story ( a sort of cynical parody story about "traditional aesthetic yaoi story of hero in tragic destiny")!! Recently I don't have a chance to read Hosokura's new long story but I am anxious for it very much!! (by Slash-kun 16/Dec/2001)

"Honou Mau vol.7" (Shufu to seikatsusha) Feb/93 8.45 *
Very happy volume! The story: (TV crew comes to Amane for "Variety program about Occult phenomenon". Saiki himself tries to bring Amane to Benshouou but Amane accepts it because Amane knows Saiki loves Benshouou. But Benshouou really loves Enraou and "an offer of marriage by Sokouou to Enraou" disappoints her and it disappoints Saiki, too. Then Amane thinks out a plan for Saiki...). In this volume "the reason the sister of Enraou (the mother of Amane) went to human-world" become partly clear. Complex feeling of Enraou for his sister is very interesting!! The romance between Benshouou and Saiki is also very heart-warming. Hosokura is really good writer! (by Slash-kun 18/Aug/2002)

"Honou Mau vol.6" (Shufu to seikatsusha) Oct/92 8.43 *
Very funny volume. The story: (Benshouou, the Empress of the 6th hell hears the rumor, Amane is very beautiful, so she orders her adjutant, Saiki to bring Amane. Amane pretends to be timid and takes the Touka, very glamorous General to his house. Saiki sends sexy female assassins to Amane but all fails...). Female characters are very funny!! Especially Aikitai (the parody of "Shoujotai", very popular idol group for japanese otaku) is so hilarious! Hosokura's description of female characters are very tender and likable. Amane's tenderness is also emphasized in this volume. The additional short stories (Oni's shopping of TV and Karaoke set / Why did Kokuryuuki becomes the fellow of Enra-ou, Onki - the story when Kokuryuuki and Onki were students in same school!) are also very hilarious!! Hosokura adopts Otaku culture (Animation, djs, idols, Video, high-tech electric appliances,,etc) very well! (by Slash-kun 18/Aug/2002)

"Honou Mau vol.5" (Shufu to seikatsusha) May/92 8.38 *
Emperor Houto orders General On to deprive the king from Enra, the king of the fifth hell. The army of Enra should kill the all relatives of On, so various assassins are sent to Amane who is nephew of On. But Amane stands by Enra who is very wise & humane ruler...Very interesting plot with many tiny jokes! (Amane hates his warlike uncle, On but "his cruel nature as Oni" feels fascination for On's overwhelming strength at the same time. The readers will feel a premonition of Amane's formidable fate..) (by Slash-kun 7/Apr/2002)

"Honou Mau vol.4" (Shufutoseikatsusha) Nov/91 8.35 *
Very popular character, Kohyouki appears again! He has been loved by Gokanou, the young king of 4th hell but he left Gokanou because he wanted Gokanou to be independent splendid king. Then Gokanou begins to envy Amane... The supporting character, Houtouki (the oni who has two heads) is very funny! He likes animation very much and his activity resembles anime-otaku (anime-freak). Hosokura is really good at using supporting characters. (by Slash-kun 17/Feb/2002)

"Honou Mau vol.3" (Shufutoseikatsusha) Jun/91 8.35 *
Amane and his followers goes to hell to save his friend, Shouki. Kohyouki is very funny !(The brother of Genki, the prince of Sokouou, the king of the second hell. Kohyouki saves Amane because he loves beautiful boys. Hosokura should love abnormal guys like Kohyouki who is very intelligent/genius and able/competent but has shameful preference!). Hosokura also uses funny unique/typical things of Oyaji culture like Karaoke, Golf,,etc. If Hosokura wrote yaoi now, she should write funny oyaji stories!! (by Slash-kun 17/Feb/2002)

"Honou Mau vol.2" (Shufutoseikatsusha) Jan/91 8.35 *
Amane goes to hell to help his friend who was captured there and sets three groups of hell (there are ten groups in hell) against. Amane's friend demon was killed by enemy, then Amane again leave for hell to ask the demon king to make his friend revive....As same as typical hero in boy's manga, Amane saves his followers as friends and sometimes saves even enemy. It's funny. The enemies begin to be fascinated with beautiful Amane...(by Slash-kun 7/Jan/2002)

"Honou Mau vol.1" (Shufutoseikatsusha) Sep/90 8.4 *
The long series of occult fantastic action story (with comedy & yaoi taste). Amane Esaki returns his home country, Japan to resolve the mystery of his mother's death from US with his chinese servant, Yan. In order to kill Amane, many demons are successively sent from hell but Amane changes into something like monster and defeat them with his mysterious power of fire...The main story looks serious but the author's small & aesthetic expressions (especially demons) are very funny! This was written in 1990 but I never feel it outdated because of the author's intelligence. When I read this, I again realize the author is so good at drawing and she seems to express any demons easily. So I think she should be more popular, but she sometimes laugh herself and can not have a swelled head, then she may lose great success....I would like to offer the name, "Jun Ishikawa of yaoi" to her. (by Slash-kun 1/Jan/2002)

Hotaka Ran
"Ranmaru Junjyouden vol.2" (Tokuma Shoten) Dec/98 8.35 **
Very hilarious short sequel. Again Ranmaru can not make love with Nobunaga who totally forgot his former life and now heterosexual man. But Nobunaga always helps Ranmaru when dangerous thing happens to Ranmaru and Nobunaga becomes very serious and cool. Then Ranmaru falls in love many times with Nobunaga who is a very poor and fool guy now. (by Slash-kun 13/May/2001)

Ichijou Hikaru
"Wonderful Kiss!" (Shoubunkan) Apr/2001 8.25 ***
Short stories of businessman & various type man couples except only one(Bartender & student / businessmen / middle aged construction worker & businessman / japanese businessman & chinese one / students) . This may be her first commercial yaoi comics (but I'm not sure). The stories are not so unique and too short but her art is skillful, characters are adult and attractive (middle aged man is very cool!) for me and sex scenes are very erotic and a lot of tense and powerful! I like "Yasou Kyoku" best because rich chinese words make this fantastic story more realistic and persuasive and dramatic!! I'm very looking forward to her next long story. (by Slash-kun 31/Mar/2001)

Ichinomiya Shihan
"Love Prisoner" (Kousai Shobou) Jul/2001 8.3 ***
Four short stories (The dangerous patient in a mental hospital in police and his doctor /immoral love of two businessmen who parted once when they were students/ Shota story between uke urban student and seme pupil in rural district / Teacher of nursery school and the father of the nursery pupil). The second and third stories have unique plot and mood/view, so very interesting and dramatic for me. Especially second story is unique because it is not happy ending story (uke has wife and not divorce with her) but not tragedy (uke and seme will keep their immoral relationship). (by Slash-kun 29/Jul/2001)

Ikushima Miya
"Unmei no Hito" (Houbunsha) Dec/2002 *** 8.6
Very unique short stories (some are students' light PWP!) for the author(The member of the swimming club are very anxious about their teacher who loves his student too much. Then the chief member thinks out a unique plan that they becomes authorized couple / The manager of football club complains his friend about his annoying caring of many members like housekeeper. But he is suddenly proposed by the ace of rival team.../ The drama club is nearly scrapped because a very beautiful student of the club kisses soon irrespective of persons. But talented scriptwriter wrote a script of two persons. Entering of a new unique member changes their complicated relationship.../ The two members of Rakugo - comic monologue - Club engage to be professional Rakugoka each other. But one member can not pay the money of his Kimono - japanese classic style clothes for Rakugo performance, then another one pays instead of him in return for his blow job / The student asks his teacher to his lover on the day of graduation. The teacher refuses it because the student is not "a person of destiny". Then they become a temporary couple until the teacher finds true lover.../ The second son of "the direct retainer of the shogun" absents from his elder brother's marriage and sleeps in the humble house alone. He is very interested to the son who lives next door, on the other side of tall planting fence. He can finally see the face of son but it really resembles his elder brother at his childhood...)!! I usually hate too easy PWP but Ikushima's PWP are very interesting for me. It may be because her intelligence (or adult mentality) makes her PWP into very witty comedy and attractive characters make it very good drama. I'm favorably impressed by her thinking through the various romance ideas at each club (Analogy using Cinderella and Snow White for manager of football club is very hilarious, scriptwriter of drama club is very cool and stubborn like Tengai Iwata of Ikushima's long series of writers in Meiji Era and Rakugo club story is very funny - I love Rakugo club story!!). The story between teacher and his student is really sad. I wish they become happy! Last story of Edo Era shows the author's true worth. It's shota & incest story but her characters are very tender, then exquisite balance makes this story very special. She will halt her activity by her pregnancy leave but I wish her early coming back!! (by Slash-kun 21/Dec/2002)

"Hitori ni Shinai" (Biblos) Jun/2002 *** 8.6
The previous volume of the last one in this long series. In this volume, the past (days in his childhood) of Kaoru Shinohara is revealed. And there is short dramatic episode of Shuuichirou Oikawa, young writer who tries to suicide in order to be famous. The story:(The genius writer, Tengai Iwata tries to force Kaoru Shinohara, a writer & Tengai's lover to live together because owing to previous pitiful incident by Tengai's psycho father, Kaoru becomes to fear the sex without clothes. But Kaoru thinks it will spoil/damage their writer's activity and obstinately refuses it. Tengai becomes unable to keep his novel serialization on the newspaper but Kaoru encourages him not to give up it. When they are taking a walk together, one strange guy passes one book to Kaoru and it makes him remember his abominable old days. Kaoru had been gotten sexual harassment by the guy, his father in law and his mother who also loved the guy tried to hurt Kaoru.../ Oikawa adores Kaoru's adverse fortune for novelist and is ashamed of his happy family. But Oikawa's elder brother suddenly dies and Oikawa should succeed to his family business to bring up his younger brothers & sisters and give up his writing activity. Oikawa once despaired but pulls himself together by the encouragement of Kaoru). The relationship between Kaoru and Tengai greatly progresses/develops/advances in this volume and it gives great & deep impression to readers. I feel a lot of katharsis with Kaoru who can become able to allow/accept all (his mother & mother's lover) by Tengai's love. Kaoru did not have a happy childhood but can be blessed with many people like his family by his effort. The author's serious description about "what is the writer as profession?" impresses me very favorably. Ikushima is one of the greatest yaoi mangaka now. I think Biblos has really a lot of excellent writers though its position/policy is a little too commercial. Besides good theme, I'd like to mention that author expression of the characters with supporting/secondary role is really skillful & elaborate. Especially I like very sexy & immoral Kaoru's father in law!! I'd like to read the story with such villains by this author! (by Slash-kun 21/Jul/2002)

"Ienai Kotoba" (Movic) Dec/96 8.4 ***
(new review): The author's second comics. Various short stories (Shota story between junior high school student rivals / Shota story between the staff of the refectory of the school and the student who is starved of love from parents / The samurai, officer of the feudal domain tried to scout a rounin who lost his master in previous war and lives hopeless life / A ninja, professional spy in feudal Japan saves beautiful young samurai who lost his master in the war and tried suicide / The childhood story of ninja in previous one / The parody of "Granzort" - young man starts long journey with a poor child with big ears like animal / The king of dragon tries to enter the Buddhist priesthood in order to repent of his previous sinful life). She has very fertile & precious talent to draw very imaginative extravagant fantasy of fictional time and countries or old japanese stories of the Age of Provincial Wars or Edo era. I like her current long series (The writers of Meiji era or Shinsen-gumi of Edo era) but also want her new challenge for other more unique fantasy. (by Slash-kun 17/Mar/2002)

Ima Ichiko
"Itoko Doushi" (MOVIC) Oct/2002 *** 8.6
The reissue of the author's old works from mainly her djs (1991-1995). The short series of the cool romance between two cousins who loves each other with a little guilt feeling and three short stories (Stylish comedy like current author's taste. Hero finds his uncle after a long separation but the guy is not same man as his uncle.../ The forbidden relationship between hero and his young uncle-in-law seems to change after the birth of the baby of hero's sister.../ Re-issue of short story from "My beautiful green Palace". The researcher visits again the village of Merman legend to meet the mysterious guy / Kakioroshi - additional newly written sequel of the series. Cousins enjoy barbecue with their colleagues of their office). Short series of cousins is old but very impressive!! The author's old touch of pen drawing is very simple but warm, the story is very emotional & quiet like her great djs, "Senkin no Yoru". Her current taste is drier and lighter comedy but I prefer her old works which were dark, serious and nostalgic like the long-ago days of youth though it was a little difficult to read. There is explicit sex scenes. I wonder why the author does not write it now....Her composition of the art has been outstanding since her old works. The art atmosphere of this book is very romantic (Sharp shadow is very cool, curtain in the wind is very soft, the road of dawn is so fantastic) as well as her current works. And detailed/delicate expression is very tactful (The elder cousin is surprised at younger's rapid growth, The shyness will vanish as grown-up and "confession" become easier, the guy should cut long hair before starting work at school,,etc), too. I'd like to appreciate MOVIC which issues this precious djs as commercial book for many readers (I could read this for the first time)! (by Slash-kun 16/Nov/2002)

"Kishibe no Uta" (Shuueisha) May/2002 8.38
The fantasy of the fictional land where humans lives with Oni together in fictional time (perhaps old). There are three stories (A king must send his daughter to the god of the river in the lake land as a victim because of heavy drought. But he adopts a poor orphan girl, Surija and send her to the god instead. A mysterious secret agent, En brings her to the god but he has a grudge for king for long time.../ A cruel king killed all the sons of former king because the west mediums predicted one of them would kill him. En and a young warrior, Jinfa are brought by the east shaman/mediums in order to kill the west one from the lake land and three farmers are going to the lake land.../ En and Jinfa are returning home but another secret agents ask them to teach how to kill demon who burns out all animals..). All stories are very interesting and tender like "Koori no Mamono no Monogatari" series by Shiho Sugiura. Ima's plots are more elaborate with many characters and complicated relations but are less emotional/romantic/sweet(The author may be very shy). Art is very skillful as usual but not so extraordinary/tremendous impressive work. I like the first story best because it was the most sentimental...(by Slash-kun 15/Jun/2002)

"Rakuen made Ato Mouchotto vol.1" (Biblos) Mar/2002 9 **
Very interesting comedy of ruined small travel agency and its usurer. Tsutomu Kawae is called by his former wife, Sonoda Sayuri because Sayuri's father breaks down and enters the hospital and Kawae should work as the manager of her father's company, travel agency. But the company has considerable debt and Kikuchi & Takashi Asada (the president & employee of usurer company) come to demand Kawae to repay. Kawae does not want to be involved in this problem but he falls in love with beautiful & unhappy man, Asada and tries to save from his illicit married lover Kikuchi.... I like the author's yaoi comedy but I have not been able to feel sympathy for the heroes because her stories are very dry and her heroes are not so typical yaoi ones (tragic/unlucky uke). But this hero, Asada is very cool & beautiful uke who can not escape from his tragic fate by himself (and he wants to love *man* who loves only him and really makes him happy!). I really enjoyed the author's trial though it is not so unique and is very traditional. Reading this, I realized yaoi readers (including me) may be very conservative... (by Slash-kun 9/Mar/2002)

Inaba Chihiro
"Life" (Tousuisha) Jul/98 8.15 **
Three students stories. The first story is friendship story between a girl and two boys. The second (tragedy) and third (comedy) ones are m/m friendship stories. I could enjoy the second one more because the author's expression is a little subtle and so sincere. (by Slash-kun 15/Jul/2001)

Isaki Yasuka
"Mahou no Yubiwa" (Tousuisha) Aug/00 8 *
Various short stories (lonely student & ring's fairy / robot & his inventor / student ghost and his friend / student who happens to live together with his classmate by accident). All have unique ideas and dramatic plots. Heroes sometimes become very selfish/foolish/bad and have a quarrel with his friends but at the end they will be better friends than before.(by Slash-kun 12/Feb/2001)

"Shuushoku Katsudou no Susume!" (Tousuisha) Apr/97 8.3 **
Her second comics. Three short unique stories (job hunting by graduating student / doctors / brother complex student). The first story comes from her actual experience of job hunting (as well as previous driving school story). In Japan, job finding by women is very hard and it is very tough task. The author seems to be very good at making the story from her usual life. (by Slash-kun 08/Apr/2001)

"Kyoshujyo he Ikou!" (Tousuisha) Jun/96 8.1 **
Her first comics. Short stories including her debut work. Her stories have unique ideas and challenging and the characters are not always students. Especially first story about school for car driving license is very interesting! (by Slash-kun 08/Apr/2001)

Ishida Ikue
"Gaki no Iibun" (Gentousha) Jan/2002 8.42 **
Students' drama in coeducational high school including two m/m couples (one is students and another is student and teacher who are brothers-in-law). There is no explicit sex scenes but the daily conversation of the students are very natural and funny! The author may avoid explicit sex scenes (only express the sex action by words!) intensionally to express ordinary students' days and natural romance and this story was enough interesting for me but her art of character seems to be too cool & adult to me for natural romance with shy blush faces at school like Tousuisha or fantasy of Shinshokan. So I think her characters is more suitable for realistic stories of the businessmen... (by Slash-kun 9/Feb/2002)

Ishimaru Hiroko
"Gouin na Koibito" (Biblos) May/2002 *** 8.33
The funny two romance series about young announcers of TV station and two short stories (an american exchange student studying abroad, Reymond Jener stays with the japanese family, the Suga. Reymond has a crush on a son, Keiki Suga and suddenly kisses Keiki.../ Half Japanese and half French, Kairi spent very severe childhood but has great talent of painting, so he becomes an adopted son of the great famous painter. He has sexual relationship with his brother, Kanade who takes care of Kairi who suffers from the pressure to be good painter very kindly. One day Kairi looks Kanade dancing with a daughter of distinguished family and rapes Kanade very savagely by jealousy... ). The announcers stories: (Kiyomu Morisato is a new announcer who has only 5 months experience. He enters the TV station because he has adored the voice of his senior & popular announcer, Kazuma Ukita. Ukita is very stern/hard for young announcers but he takes care of Kiyomu very eagerly. One day Kiyomu can stand in for the emergency announcer and assists Ukita's news program. Ukita suddenly turns to be very lustful dictator for Kiyomu.../ Ryouya Fujisaki is a young announcer with 3 years experience. He often suffer from sexual harassment by a star baseball player, Masato Tsutsui. But Ryouya should accompany a training camp with Tsutsui for three days...). In Japan, female announcers are very popular like talent, but recently young male announcers are also become popular like idol stars. The author seems to like such young announcers and her stories really shows her pleasure/enjoyment and it also makes me happy. The art & characters also are very attractive (Screen Tone work is very skillful). But she pursuits the entertainment of "Biblos style" too much, then the drama becomes a little ordinary and light. I like last short story of painter with dark atmosphere/mood the best. The author may be good at writing darker thriller or tragedy. (by Slash-kun17/Aug/2002)

Iwasaki Tsubaki
"Hajimete no Himitsu" (Takeshobou) Oct/98 8.3 ***
Funny erotic (explicit) shota short stories. Her uke is very lively & wild, so I can enjoy them very much though uke is very cute little child. The stories are also interesting (have unique ideas). (by Slash-kun 20/May/2001)

Izumi Hitotsubu
"'Kedamono' no Onedan" (Sanwa Shuppan) Oct/2002 *** 8.8
Very interesting & erotic various short stories for adult readers (The office worker with broken-heart picks up very mysterious guy from the water . Mysterious guys keeps living together after raping the hero and turns out to be deeply in debt and threatened by the yakuza - japanese mafia / At the coffee shop, the man waits the woman with whom he makes friends on the internet. But instead of her, her brother comes because of her sudden illness.../ Hero works as dangerous handyman with his very impudent senior friend with long-time association. He often tries to cut their connection but hears the rumor the senior friend is now prepare the big consolation money for the hero.../ The sequel of the third story. Hero finds his senior friend at wedding ceremony with a tuxedo. Hero thinks senior friend is trying to marry and gets angry but.../ The elite man tries to pretend to have a steady for annoying female employees but the name of his fake steady resembles the name of "his colleague, a male fellow worker".../ The trainee of a nursery school has a crush with the father of his pupil. They become intimate but they happen to see when trainee with his colleague, nurse and father with ex-wife.../ The office worker is greatly shocked by his colleague's confession of love under the influence of liquor. But hero is disappointed to see his colleague says lovers' talk to every female employee.../ The student threatens his supervisor at his part-time job with rape for money. But he knows he can not live any more without his supervisor though he has his wife and daughter...). The author's first book (but so professional/excellent unbelievably)!! All the stories are very dramatic though they are very short. Most characters are just ordinary office workers but they are very attractive because of their faces with strong a personality (a little vulgar which is my favorite) and their fleshy & erotic bodies!! The sex scenes are very powerful and fascinating with impressive nude art! The witty conversation of guys is very natural/easy/vulgar and wild/masculine!! The author says at her postscript that she likes "elder uke/younger seme" and "Oyaji mono (adult guys romance)", so her works sometimes remind me of "elite Muroi & vigorous Aoshima" of japanese popular detective TV drama, "Odoru Daisousasen". The author is really my favorite mangaka!! I'm so happy to meet with such a great new talent! (by Slash-kun 31/Aug/2002)

Jyuujyou Kazumi
"Daen Kidou Vol.1" (djs)Dec/94 8.2 ***
The original (not parody) romance of students who are a member of rugby club. Yashiro Megumi & Saki Hikawa were students of same junior high school and excellent rugby players. Yashiro enters boy's high school by the recommendation of rugby club, but Hikawa does not because he doesn't want to go to high school of only boys. Hikawa is very arrogant and often changes his girl friends and has many enemies in his school. Yashiro wants to be his good friend and tries to understand him but can't because Yashiro loves him.... Her typical dark&complex feeling angst story. Very interesting. I want her to write much more original stories.... (by Slash-kun 11/Mar/2001)

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Kabutomaru Chouko
"Seifukusha" (Houbunsha) Oct/2002 *** 8.58
Various short stories of adult characters like "politician" (The secretary of the young politician turns to be a master in their sex. As his sexual punishment, young politician should entertain impotent aged big-name politician using his body / Very interesting black comedy! The guy really wants more aggressive play by his obedient playmate. Then he tries to tease his playmate by unfaithful telephone love affair with other guy.../ The immoral office worker enjoys the play of molester in the train with his supervisor of his company for his lover, conductor / The student finds his teacher is earning the money by telephone sex for going India / The pet shop owner saves the guy with sick turtle. The guy falls in love with the owner but owner's reptiles often interrupt their sex / Pretty romantic story like djs of Sanji in "One piece"! The punk guy saved by very blunt chef tries to support the french restaurant but the chef can not show his gratitude well / Very dramatic & emotional story! The office worker falls in love with the student at first sight and wants to be a sexual slave of the student. But the student can not believe him easily because the student has the severe memory of being bullied at school / The sequel of the first story. The politician takes off the pierce of his nipples for the summer season but asks his secretary to restore it during their short vacation). The author's first book. This book seems for "expert yaoi readers" because it contains very explicit hard sex scenes with SM taste which is unusual as Hanaoto comics of Houbunsha. Every story has fully worked-out unique ideas of the situation & plots (conspiracy using telephone, conductor, telephone sex worker, reptiles). Author's art is tender & cool though she dares to draw even pubic hair. Such unique gap provides mysterious atmosphere to her stories. This author shows great promise for the future (I'd like to read first story of politician more. I wish its serialization)! (by Slash-kun 19/Oct/2002)

KAEN
"Prisoner" (Kousai Shobou) Nov/2001 8.4 ***
The author's third comics. The one long story about two public detectives and two bank robbers and one short story about apprentices and his master at Buddhist temple. Both stories are very erotic & insane (the romances between detective and robber & apprentice and his master are both prohibitive/taboo ones) and there are a lot of BDSM plays! This book is the most substantial for me because the story becomes much better dramatic. The author may make progress in making story. (by Slash-kun 04/Nov/2001)

"Katayoku no Sokubaku" (Kousai Shobou) Jun/2001 8.35 ***
One long BDSM story among twin musician bros and manager and one short BDSM story of doll artist in Edo era. Ryouji's new manager, Shinkawa tries to save very popular rock singer, Ryouji from his long slump. Previous manager was his brother, Yuuichi but he suddenly disappeared without reason. Shinkawa begins to love Yuuichi and happens to know Ryouji's voice turns to be better when Ryouji is hurt by hard sex. Ryouji has bondage-trained by Yuuichi because of their past sad accident...This series seems to be very popular though whole impression is not so unique because this is dark & tragic story which many japanese yaoi fans' favorite. As the author said at postscript, all fans (including me) should be expecting 3P among two bros and manager at next vol!(by Slash-kun 17/Jun/2001)

Kagami Satoi
"Omae no Toriko" (Magazine Magaine) Jun/2001 8.4 ***
The first comics as Kagami Satoi (Somehow the author changed her name several times. Perhaps "Yuriko Ayase" "Satsuki Takanohara",,etc). Very explicit short various stories (Host club employees / victim of rape group and a member of the group / drivers like Initial D / fantasy of man thinking of suicide and a magical Shinto priest / teacher of tea ceremony club and student / friends) (serious but sometimes funny). Her guys are very thin/smart like Takanohara Satsuki, so their sex does not seem to be so smutty/dirty though it is very hard. (by Slash-kun 03/Jun/2001)

Kaguyama Kazuho
"Kiss yori Toiki yori vol.2" (Biblos) Oct/2002 *** 8.45
The long sequel of very popular and erotic romance of express deliverymen using motorcycle and short angst series of the private teacher and his student. The story of the sequel and short series: (Shinobu Seo, a par-timer at express motorcycle delivery company, becomes a fashion model of his aunt's agency. Seo is too busy to meet with Takashi Kanzaki who is senior worker at delivery company but Seo is very lonely but Kanzaki seems to be indifferent...Kanzaki catches a cold and Seo tries to look after him and put suppository into him...Seo remembers his tragic old days. His brother forced to join his beautiful & talented cousin in suicide because of Shinobu.../ The private teacher, Arashi has kept being a lustful seme since his first lover dumped him because his sex was so poor. His student, Hanabusa is a very arrogant junior high school student and often scolds Arashi for his bringing the smell of the other guys. One day Hanabusa and Arashi start quarreling about Hanabusa's cousin and Arashi hurts Hanabusa's feeling by his saying that Hanabusa's sudden kiss was poor like his first love...). About long sequel, the author's main interest moves to Seo's overcoming his old trauma with his family and his brother & his cousin (or gorgeous fashion model world or dignified traditional Noh play world), so there is a less erotic & humiliating sex scenes of Kanzaki in this volume than in previous one. I loved Kanzaki of first volume very much! but Kanzaki of this volume looks a little wretched because he loves Seo too much. The plot of the sequel becomes dramatic/fantastic/mysterious but I prefer angst story with strong emotion or conflict like the prequel. But I could enjoy latter short series very much. It's very unique that the teacher who keeps merciless seme becomes uke by his young but arrogant student. The character of blunt & stubborn Hanabusa is very attractive! (by Slash-kun 9/Nov/2002)

"Sanzen sekai no Karasu wo Koroshi" (djs) Nov/92 8.2 *
Kaguyama issued Mirage djs as her old name, Hoshino Sakami(Circle name is "RAIJINOU"). This was written at the time Mirage novel vol.8 was issued. She says she likes tender relationship between Takaya and Naoe before vol.5 (she seems to hate super angst), so this is also very funny and cute PWP which naive young girls love to read (Of course, this is not so explicit as current her other commercial works!). (by Slash-kun 28/Aug/2001)

Kajimoto Jun
"Happy Honey Life" (Magazine Magazine) Sep/2002 *** 8.5
Various short stories (The boy who manages the coffee shop after his parents' death hides his love from his father's old apprentice, a photographer who has cherished the hero for long time as a fake customer.../ Unhappy student who had miserable experience of prostitute for his lover is hired to support by very gentle professor at college. But the professor orders him to go to work to other place after the professor looks he is raped by old customer.../ The younger student told his feeling to his senior student and became lovers. But he can not make no progress than *kiss*, so he plans an overnight trip of the sea.../ Womanizer guy decides to live with his boyfriend who often get angry. But he knows his boyfriend has been just only afraid he may throw away his boyfriend by women.../ The son of the japanese restaurant returns from his training working after 8 years. He meets again with his old friend, womanizer who teased him sexually before...). All stories are interesting and heart-warming after reading at the end. I think the author completes to establish her own style, "radical erotic sex scene and sincere story" in this book. Her uke are very likable & shows their mental vulnerability well because they often hesitate something by "some serious & persuasive fate or reasons" though they don't looks so feminine. The readers should feel tenderness of the author's sex scenes though they are hard (sometimes with a little violence) because seme often show their devoted love by respectful & careful/persistent *oral* sex to uke. BTW the author says at her postscript that she begins to think "writing manga becomes interesting because the editor allows her to write long series". The editors of Magazine Magazine seem to control the mangaka not to write series stories but for book readers like me (not readers of magazines) the long series stories are more interesting. I wish many editors permit yaoi mangaka to write long stories more!! (by Slash-kun 07/Sep/2002)

"Kono Te wo Hanasanai" (Magazine Magazine) Apr/2001 8.7 ***
Very explicit stories with a lot of hard sex scenes. The most characters are attractive and complex adult (middle age business man and temporary worker / pretty seme student and wild uke one / good friend students / gay bar staff and its customer / novelist and gay bar hostess / student and businessman of honeymoon at spa / twins and apartment keeper) and all stories are interesting and unique. As the author said in her postscript, her stories has contradictory double phases, dark & bright, or happiness and unhappiness, or serious and funny,,etc. This makes her stories deeper and more complex and dramatical. And the author also writes her personal life with her sweet husband and it's very funny!! How pretty her husband is! Perhaps most readers love and want to be married with such cute & lovely husband! It's an ideal marriage for every yaoi woman. Highly recommended! (by Slash-kun 07/Apr/2001)

"Amaku Aishite Setsunaku Daite" (Kousai Shobou) Mar/2001 8.3 ***
Very explicit & sexy & dramatic short stories (medical students / artist & his model / college student and high school ones who are old friends of childhood / novelists of Taishou era in Japan). Her works amuse middle age woman like me very much because her gorgeous characters are mostly adult & enough mature for hard passionate sex and it avoids just trite / stale / boring school students or rock bands stories. (by Slash-kun 10/Mar/2001)

"SEX PISTOLS second version #2 stage" (djs) Aug/2001 8.4 **
The latter half of the sequel of same title djs, but this was not completed!! P52 Ryousuke proposes Kanri seriously and wants to sex with Kanri but Kanri refuses it. Ryousuke can not control his mind and tries to keep away from Kanri. Kanri finds how deeply he loves Ryousuke and decides to visit his room...The author says she loves these two characters so much and does not want to compromise too short easy result. Writing djs is sometimes very troublesome because there is no limitation (of money, of time,,etc). So she can not complete this story soon..This djs has Kajimoto's husband manga again!! Very funny. (by Slash-kun 24/Dec/2001)

"Tokkan Kouji Bon" (djs) Oct/2000 ***
The author seemed to have so little time (There was only three days before J-GARDEN, which is most biggest convention of yaoi djs) then that she only wrote very short story roughly with just pencil using her usual characters (Yoshisato & Ryousuke). But I'd like to read her husband story if she has little time...Her husband stories are the most interesting among her stories for me!! (by Slash-kun 27/May/2001)

"SEX PISTOLS second version" (djs) Aug/2000 8.4 **
The former half of the sequel of same title djs issued two years ago. P60 The first love story. Kanri Shibata and Ryousuke Kojima are working in private second school. They become very good friends and have visited their rooms each other but one day deeply drunken Ryousuke tells Kanri his feeling. Then next day, Kanri has a severe cold and feels arousal when Ryousuke comes to nurse him and makes him drink tonic with cold medicine...The author has been wondering for long time why at first sex uke can reach the climax easily. So the author tries to describe natural first sex for her. But it took long pages and she can not complete it with one djs. "Making the sick friend drink a tonic" is real story of Kajimoto's husband! It's very funny that wife makes her husband's story into yaoi!! I think many wives dream m/m fantasy by their husband's stories....(by Slash-kun 24/Dec/2001)

"LOST SEXLESS DAY" (djs) Dec/99 8.45 ***
Two short stories. P38 The first story is the reverse version (Oyaji - Elder uke. This couple change their part on only Christmas day and today is the third Christmas since they met) of the story which was issued on magazine, "Pierce 2000 January issue". Very impressive story with a lot of dramatic words! The second one is written more than 2 years ago just after long interval of her manga writing. The people's drama of the residents of same apartment like family (not explicit yaoi story). The author says she also like such no-yaoi stories. (by Slash-kun 24/Dec/2001)

"MELTDOWN" (djs) Aug?/99 8.4 ***
The sequel! of unpublished story (The romance between the artist (painter) and his model who was prostitute of SM. The author has wanted to promote this plot to commercial publisher but at same time she knows it is difficult because this seme has an unshaven face. Young japanese yaoi fans hate such dirty guys). The model asks the artist to take him because the artist did not sex with him for two months during the artist has been painting of him.... P34 I love this dirty seme very much!! (by Slash-kun 24/Dec/2001)

"for bidden colors" (djs) Dec?/98? 8.4 ***
The second her m/m djs. 22P The man happens to move to new apartment where his old colleague (sexual companion) is also living. He escaped from the colleague but knows he can not this time...Short but impressive story. Her uke is very attractive because his body is gorgeous but his face is sorrowful! (by Slash-kun 24/Dec/2001)

"SEX PISTOLS" (djs) Aug?/98 8.4 ***
The explicit hard sex between adult guys at the classroom of secondary school. 30Pages. Her first m/m book (as the author says. She intended to issue JUNE taste djs but her friends said "It is not JUNE but SABU"...) after 4 years interval of her djs activity. Perhaps the author has been grown up enough (She has already been married with "Taka-chan"! and She wrote 4 koma manga about him!! I'm a great fan of him) to be able to write explicit yaoi stories of mature guys. At the postscript, she says she likes uke at age of 25 - 36 yrs old (because she is also mature woman) and story with violence (like "Yakuza" story). I totally agree with her preference!! (by Slash-kun 24/Dec/2001)

Kajimoto Jun & Hashiba Maiko
"PORNOGRAPHYTY" (djs) Dec/2000 8 ***
The djs by Kajimoto's manga and Hashiba's novel. Kajimoto's unique story is romance between Japanese professor of college and his western student. The student tried to rape the professor but in fact he acted as uke. This complex action/feeling of student is very interesting! (by Slash-kun 27/May/2001)

Kajiwara Niki
"Eternally" (djs) Oct/95 8.25 **
Kajiwara issued Mirage djs with Honami Yukine (Circle name is "PISTA") when original Mirage novel vol.17 was issued (during Nagae are dead). As current her style, its description is very tender and silent and mild/peaceful though original is not. Then she already had her own atmosphere as same as current one. She says she likes Naoe too much, so she seems to write this to comfort her because of missing Naoe... Mirage has really grown up so many splendid professional mangaka! (by Slash-kun 28/Aug/2001)

Kakinouchi Hazuki
"Inuhibi" (Kadokawa Shoten) Feb/2002 8.45 ***
The author's first comics. One long unique series story including f/f factors about the student who resembles a dog (On a rainy day, a lonely & lack of "sense of taste" student, Haruka picks up a wild boy at the garbage dump. The boy resembles a dead dog of Haruka, so Haruka calls the boy "Rikimaru", the name of his dog and starts to live together with Rikimaru who makes very bad-tasting dishes for Haruka...) and other three short stories about students (Very twisted boy always falls in love with the boys who have girl friends but has no experience of sex with male / The boy tries to make his friend withdraw the word which eating is not so important things for life / very short sketch of the first sex between just friends). All are light modern comedy. I'm very fond of her art which is quite contemporary/modern and pop/cool/stylish (The female characters - arrogant twin lovers! - are also very stylish & fashionable!) like Satomi Yamagata or Lily Hoshino or Suguro Chayamachi. Especially Chayamachi has kept drawing illustration for very popular yaoi novel,"Uozumi-kun series" by Yuuri Enokida. Uozumi-kun is also AC (adult children) who lacks of sense of taste and represents young people who have contemporary illness like "anorexia". So the author may be good at catching such new tendency of current yaoi movement. (by Slash-kun 17/Mar/2002)

Kamei Takahide
"Nemureru Kajin" (Sony Magazines) Mar/2000 8.25 *
The prequel of "Home Sweet Home". The lonely past days (happy period was very short) of Tohoru Kiuchi. Tohoru loses many his dear people and wonders if he can reach the happy ending of his lonely long family story...Silent atmosphere is very impressive and sad. I want Tohoru to have his family and become happy very much after reading this. (by Slash-kun 15/Apr/2001)

Kamijo Mario
"Tango" (G-Project) Jan/97 8.5 ***
The long unexaggerated/natural story of japanese homosexual "hige-kuma" (with beard/mustache and sturdy body like bear) couples (Masami and Kouji have been good homosexual couple for three years. Masami is a very wanton guy and sometimes makes love with other guys but Kouji always forgives Masame because Kouji had not enough experience of being loved/fondled/spoiled by his parents fully at his childhood. One day Masami enjoys one-night-stand love with a young guy whose name is Kouji, same sound as the name of his steady. Young Kouji sticks/clings to Masami and interferes with the "love-life with old Kouji". Old Kouji loses control of himself and hit/beat Masami. Masami leaves old Kouji and their room and starts to live alone in his small apartment. But young Kouji is also disgusted with wanton Masami, so he abandons Masami voluntarily. Lonely Masami finds himself standing in front of the room of old Kouji....) and other four various short stories (Immoral/decadent story about a man who tries a date with a stranger but is raped by two guys using acid / The fantastic story of a man who had not experienced anal penetration but can do at the carnival in his dream with a stranger in an european country like Venice / The sentimental story about a man who is quarreling with his partner and happens to meet with his old classmate and tries to oral sex when classmate is sleeping / The unique & romantic journey of a guy who will bid farewell to his dead lover and a guy who will do to his faithless lover) written by male gay mangaka like Gengorou Tagame. Reading first long story, I cried so much!! It's so unexpected for me to cry to read gay manga (especially of "hige-kuma" characters!) not for yaoi readers but for gay readers. Why did I cry? There are some reasons. The first reason: Kamijo's guys often cry hard. The scene of very sturdy guys' crying/weeping is so shocking for female readers. It's not disgusting but just impressive! The second reason: Kamijo's couples are very natural (not brutal/bestial/savage). They are so reliable/tolerant that they don't show off their strong bodies and their hugs seem to be very tender. They also want to be happy and want to find their sincere partner like us (It's difficult to find homosexual partner now in Japan as same as for us, hetero sexual women to find good equal partner in real life). I can really sympathize with these homosexual couples (Another couple appears in this story. I really felt very happy when they could become happy at the end!). The third reason: The face of Kamijo's characters are very acceptable for me - The face which Kamijo think as handsome does not differ from mine. The faces of book cover does not so handsome but the faces of inner, black & white pages are more natural (The cover designer is Gengorou Tagame, so his preference may affect this cover!). The author writes some comment about himself and it is also interesting (Masami face came from F1 driver, Nigel Mansell or so many gay readers protested the end of "Tango" - may cry like me or Kamijo often wrote non-homosexual fantastic stories when he issued djs or wrote commercial manga with different pen name). If you think you can not enjoy gay manga for gay readers so much, please try this one! (by Slash-kun 23/Mar/2002)

Kamo Nabako
"Koufuku no jyouken" (Biblos) Dec/00 8.25 ***
Happy & funny & skillful short stories. All are amusing / joyful because there are a lot of very sexy scenes and not unique but dramatic stories(a little misunderstanding or quarrel will be resolved at the end) and all seme (*) characters are cool and adult (* Hotel staff & temporary worker / Uncle & * Nephew who are both programmer / business man and * cleaner of office / business man & * staff of japanese pub) (by Slash-kun 13/Jan/2001)

Kamuro Koreaki
"Nude na Shunkan" (Ohkura Shuppan) Feb/2002 8.28 ***
Short stories. Most of them a little angst stories of businessmen and student (The frivolous cool playboy student tells his feeling to the ordinary sincere student who will go to a far place after graduation of the college / The business man who is going to get married with woman meets with a young student / The business man feels distance & anxiety with his elder friend since their high school, now rock-star / Two friends of students made love during the overseas trip before their graduation but one student refused keeping their relationship after the trip. Then another one disappeared because of his father's bankruptcy.../ The student who parted with long steady girl friend, is encouraged by a very straightforward young student). The author is good at emotional drama and specially I like the first and fourth stories. If the author can write more persuasive detail, her stories will become much more interesting! (by Slash-kun 13/Apr/2002)

Kanatani Rika
"Ai no Chikara" (Ohkura Shuppan) Sep/2001 8.4 ***
Her first comics. Short stories(poor student and his rich & queer teacher / complex mystery / temporary worker student at coffee shop and his customer / Temporary worker students at pension/hotel in summer). Her art is very natural (but it is a little primitive or is not so skillful now) and cute, but her stories so unique that they sometimes contain dark/insane/hard/difficult atmosphere/factors/relationship or complex emotions like "desire of costume play or confinement" or "father and son incest relationship",,etc. I enjoyed this very much beyond my expectation! The author should have some talent and her editor might give full play to her talent well.(by Slash-kun 27/Oct/2001)

Kanazawa Ariko
"DESIRE vol.2" (Outou Shobou) May/2002 *** 8.3
The sequel of the same title series (Akiya who was raped by his brother, Souki is shocked again because he misunderstands Souki loves Kyou Kaonji who is a lover of Ryousuke and Souki raped him by out of hatred ... / Akiya's misunderstanding is resolved but Akiya still feels anxiety because Souki has been very cold and blunt for Akiya. Akiya thinks Souki makes love with him by simple desire for conquest...) and a short story about funny short romance between very famous magician and an ordinary bellboy of the hotel. Typical silly comedy like plot-driven type of yaoi novelist and mangaka (like Yuu Asagiri) with strong conflict of the feeling (rape triggers misunderstanding and it will be solved by sweet sex) and funny characters (To hide too strong sexual desire, the seme becomes too cold & blunt for his lover). This book is very funny as other books of author but a little lacks of angst(the savage of the seme was not so severe) for me...(by Slash-kun 01/Jun/2002)

"Desire" (Outou Shobou) Apr/2001 8.35 ***
Side story of "GET!". Two brother (Souki Tunayoshi and Akiya Tunayoshi)'s incest story. Of course very angst. The elder brother, Souki tries to control his love to Akiya and keeps to avoid Akiya, then Akiya thinks Souki really hate Akiya because Akiya is inferior to Souki. Akiya's friend, Kawatou who always comforts Akiya tries to make love with Akiya. Souki escapes from Kawatou, but Souki gets angry and rapes Akiya... Kanazawa is my favorite writer and her all stories are very interesting for me. This story is a little lack of sex scenes and uniqueness but I could enjoy to read this very much. I'm very looking forward to next vol. (by Slash-kun 02/Jun/2001)

"Miyauchike no Jijyou - Kai & Takumi" (Hakusensha) May/98 8.2 ***
Her typical comedy story. Seme is very cool & intelligent & strong and loves uke too much but foolish uke can not understand why seme so loved him. Then seme gets angry and makes uke weep by wild sex. And seme regrets his stupid action deeply...I always enjoy her funny stories very much though I know they are stupid. Because I think 'men who love' are stupid. (by Slash-kun 25/Feb/2001)

"Boku no Taisetsu na mono" (Sony Magazines) Apr/97 8.2 **
Short various stories which are not explicit m/m stories (The author challenged non m/m stories for "Kimi to Boku" magazine). So they are enough interesting & funny but are not erotic for me as other yaoi angst stories.(by Slash-kun 24/Jun/2001)

Kanbe Akira
"Keep Out" (Outou Shobou) Jun/2002 *** 8.4
The long romance between the clerk of a city office and a new face actor who has moved to the same apartment. The story: (Very lighthearted young guy, Tsukasa Nikaidou rushes to a city office when the counter is about to close. Very stubborn clerk, Takumi Yawara can not refuse Tsukasa's impudent request but with very bright and impressive smile and and accepts his moving-in notification. Takumi finds Tsukasa is going to move to same apartment and happens to live together with unexpected accident. Takumi begins to open his mind for Tsukasa but decides to part with Tsukasa after Takumi knows Tsukasa is a rising actor who just gets very big chance...). Tsukasa and Takumi come from very popular japanese TV program for family, "Kamen Rider Kuuga" (The author has written Kuuga djs and in her dairy of her site she often refers about very unique & popular soap opera drama, "Shinju Fujin" where the actor of "Detective Ichijou" appears). So for the fan of "Kamen Rider Kuuga", introverted/misanthropic/lonely/cool/pessimistic/intelligent/silent/elder uke character of Takumi and bright/brainless/aggressive/over-familiar/optimistic/noisy/younger one of Tsukasa are really funny!! Because the characters of heroes are very natural and the usage of Takumi's cousin is very tactful, the reader can understand the story & their feeling very easily. But I feel a little sorry that the author did not explain why Tsukasa became so stubborn & could not believe the people very well(The author issued two djs of these characters, so it might be necessary for the readers to read them...). (by Slash-kun 6/Jul/2002)

"Yasashiku Sokubaku shiteageru" (MOVIC) Apr/2002 *** 8.32
The long series of two couples (A planner of advertisement company / a manager of the actress, planner of advertisement company and a photographer / a new face actor) and one short s little unique story about an employee of the convenience store who looks uke but really wants to be seme and its customer. The story:(Itsuki, very industrious manager of young actress loves Yoshito Satake, cool & genius planner of advertisement company, but feels anxiety because Yoshito seldom tells his love to Itsuki though Itsuki often told. Itsuki witnesses Yutaka Oshiro, very popular photographer and Yoshiko's friend, kisses with Yoshito.../ Oshiro has interest with a very beautiful but naive new actor, Naoya Itou. Oshiro begins to court Naoya shamelessly but Naoya finds Oshiro is always over-familiar for every woman....). Author's art is really beautiful/fashionable and characters have attractive/sweet appearance and tenderness. Many japanese female readers should be able to enjoy this heart-warming romance! I'd like to read dark and insane/cruel trial by this author next! (by Slash-kun 15/Jun/2002)

"Mouichido Koishite vol.2" (Outou Shobou) Aug/2001 8.25 ***
Haru knows his supervisor, Komiyama also loves him, then Haru decides to part with Shibata who resembles his old friend whom Haru loved. But Shibata tries to control Haru using meanness method...Many readers will enjoy this story because this delicate story has sweet happy ending, skillful (beautiful) art and attractive characters. But for me, middle age woman, this is a little tame/sincere and lack of angst factors. The author's art is really good, so I hope to read her challenging works next. (by Slash-kun 16/Sep/2001)

Kanetani Rika
"Suki no Kimochi" (Ohkura Shuppan) Nov/2002 *** 8.45
Very interesting short stories (A student working temporarily at very busy advertising company is tired with his selfish girl friend and is going to be attracted by his lonely but single-minded supervisor / Mysterious senior worker whom the hero met at his part-time job and taught the homosexual sex, suddenly returns after two interval / Ultra tragedy of boys - the hero's best friend should transfer the school by his father's dismissal by restructuring and his parents divorce. They spent very impressive night at school's pool with kiss before their separation. At summer vacation, hero goes to meet his friend. Hero spends very pleasant time and accepts too late confession of love from his friend / Unfaithful student with plural girl friends gets hurt by the careless office worker falling from the stairs. The student succeeds to cheat the worker out of the money. Seeing the quarrel of the worker with his illicit lover, the student tries to play with the worker again../ Very bashful hero can not be accustomed to his father's remarriage. His brother-in-law tries to help hero but rapes hero because of heroes too much stubbornness. Their mother finds their immoral relationship and hero should separate with his brother and live with his ex-mother). Her second book. I'm very struck with the great talent of the author's story-telling. First story is very persuasive ("Hardness of working at busy office" is well written and I have often seen "Selfish and childish girls who hate such too busy guy"). I cried over the third tragic shota story. I'm moved by the fourth & fifth angst story like "Narise Konohara" who is the most excellent angst yaoi novelist in Japan. The author's simple art suits her heartrending angst/tragic stories. I could enjoy myself in reading this to the full! (by Slash-kun 30/Nov/2002)

Kanno Yuki
"Hisui no Tameiki" (Houbunsha) Aug/2002 *** 8.78
The long series of a leisured nobleman of England and his oriental & beautiful servant. The story: (Richard is very handsome successor of noble family but is so eccentric/decadent that he often writes "abnormal/obscene literature. He went to opium den with the members of his eccentric/odd fellows and found very beautiful chinese boy prostitute, Riyou. Richard saved Riyou and hired Riyou as his servant. Richard loves Riyou so much but Riyou fears the scandal and always pretends to be so ascetic and nagging...). This is old & forbidden romance because of the difference in social position like "Jeral to Jack" by Fumi Yoshinaga, and such misalliance stories are very popular for yaoi readers. In addition to it, the characters of this story are very interesting!! Richard is easygoing/smart/humorous/witty & contradictory guy (he is very cruel and spiteful/malicious for Riyou but Richard loves Riyou too much and is very gentle and virtuous guy) and Riyou is very self-sacrificing and reserved but always get angry with Richard's mischief or lustful teasing. Richard's steward, Crement is also very funny (He is always anxious about the relationship between Richard and Riyou but loves them very much). Kanno's european art with "art nouveau" technique is very elegant and romantic !! The author has very sharp observant eye for "love of misalliance" and she definitely writes why Richard loves Riyou in the fourth story as "I'm moved by Riyou's agony and resignation but Riyou does not give up vain hope. Seeing Riyou's pure eyes but lustful soul, I want to tear off Riyou but cherish him like precious pearl in my hand at same time. My heart is ready to break...". It's very great truth in our life. This story is very funny and romantic but is not simple and involves great theme!! Highly recommended. (by Slash-kun 25/Aug/2002)

"Ohana no Ouji sama" (Shinkousha) Jan/2002 8.5 **
The sort of parody of "Ojaru-maru" (The very popular japanese animation for children, broadcast at NHK, created by very talented famous animator, Akitarou Daichi. Ojarumaru, a noble child of Heian-era appears in the present day and show his very strange & selfish activity for ordinary people of today) but the author makes unique original drama, so readers can enjoy this even if they don't know "Ojaru-maru". The story: The college student, Takaaki finds strange plant left the new room where he just moves. Takaaki gives water to it, then it starts flowering and bring very cute small child who calls him "Hana-chan". Hana-chan says he was a Onmyouji (the old asian magician of "Yin and Yang") and made a mistake to change him to be small. Hana-chan lacks of survival activity because he was born as noble family and had no experience of housekeeping but Takaaki begins to love with very pretty Hana-chan. Hana-chan also loves Takaaki but feels sorry because he can not make love with Takaaki with his small body. Then Takaaki tries to prey for falling star to the recover of Hana-chan. Hana-chan returns to be very adult sexy guy and takes Takaaki!!....The small Hana-chan is really so cute!!! But I also want to see the very erotic sex scenes with adult cool&gorgeous Hana-chan (may be very extra/exceeding request - but I want to see very smart and strong Onmyouji activity though it's very interesting that Onmyouji worry about love). And I think the author may adopt too many characters like Youtarou, the rival of Hana-chan because only Takaaki and Hana-chan are enough interesting. But such small short points never harm the interest/value of this book. This book has another short comedy of the students (The hero meets again with the girl of his first love but finds she is a man though she looked very beautiful and vulnerable at his childhood...). (by Slash-kun 19/Jan/2002)

Kano Shiuko
"Aniki Jyoutou" (Biblos) Sep/2002 *** 8.5
Two long series of stories, hilarious comedy of three brothers in law and heart-warming romance between two apprentice of the japanese gardener. Two series of stories: (Ryuusei Yaidu and his elders brothers, Ichirou and Gou are living happy without their parents. But Ryuusei gets a great shock to see the sex of Ichirou and Gou. Ryuusei nearly goes astray because Ichirou is very strict for only Ryuusei though Ichirou is delinquent and very lustful for the customers at the karaoke snack bar. But Gou tells the truth to Ryuusei that Ichirou was not real brother of them. Ryuusei realizes his love for Ichirou but Ichirou confesses the shocking truth that Ichirou is a father of Ryuusei.../ A burden boy among relatives, Haruki Kashiwagi is adopted by the old gardener. He hates gardening and keeps selfish attitude but the british apprentice boy of the gardener, Shishiru teaches Haruki very kindly. Then Haruki encourages Shishiru to face with his father who had been absorbed in his work and abandon the wife...). The first comedy is so shocking/overwhelming and has great impact!! The contradictory character of the eldest brother, Ichirou is so attractive!! He is so wild, cool and very tender for his younger brother, Ryuusei though he is so lustful, brutal and evil and his conversation is so vulgar. I realize the author is really good at very nonsensical,super-hilarious and rock'n'roll comedy (like "Buru to Arukeba") of very troublesome sexy guys. The author lives in the neighborhood of snack bar when she was a child, so her expression of the management of the snack bar is very persuasive!! I want to read the story of Ichirou more!! (by Slash-kun 28/Sep/2002)

"Kimisae Ireba" (Takeshobou) Dec/2001 8.65 ***
The long sequel of the very sensational short story,"Kimisae Ireba" of the father and his daughter's husband in the author's previous book, "Zange" and one very erotic short story of the student and his father(the professor of psychology)'s student who came from abroad after 4 years ago. The former sequel is enough interesting but it doesn't exceed my "excessive/overloaded" expectation but latter short story is very exciting for me and the idea is very unique! I may prefer the romance of the pessimistic hero who is worrying about his sexual desire (The long sequel's couple may be lacking in agony a little for me because they have already become couple after their first sex of the prequel story)...(by Slash-kun 15/Dec/2001)

Kanzaki Haruko
"Yami no Hate made" (Keibunsha) Apr/95 8.8 ***
Very wonderful & fantastic reincarnation story from Kamakura era to current days like "Koko yori Towa ni" by Akimi Nanahoshi. The author has deep historical knowledge & rich images and she uses historical legends like "Minamoto no Yoshitsune" "Hiten Douji of Ooe Yama - ghost of Taira no Tomonori" very tactfully as well as using very modern motif of Washington Square's performance dancers. Her art is a little classic like "ladies comics" and rough (because she also write novels) but her strong theme (When you really love your lover, you should accept all of your lover) and erotic & passionate story / overwhelming imagination are enough impressive for current readers. (by Slash-kun 18/Feb/2001)

Kanzaki Takashi
"Meisai Tengoku - Ren-ai Fukumu Kitei" (Biblos) Apr/2002 *** 8.7
The sequel of very interesting & enthusiastic/fanatical story of the members in "the Self-Defense Forces". I really love this prequel and this sequel never betrays my expectation!! The story: New member, Fujisaki will complete first three months training soon. But Fujisaki begins to suspect that his instructor, Muromi might only play with him and would go to a new next trainee after his graduation. Because Fujisaki sees the shocking scene that a helicopter's driver is flirting with Muromi, Fujisaki suddenly changes "the course of his choice" into "helicopter unit training" from "transport unit training" but all are Muromi's conspiracy....It's very funny that Fujisaki is always caught in Muromi's traps at each training process of the Self-Defense Forces! And in this volume, there is a new adult & very cool/macho senior character, Fujisaki's new instructor of latter training course, Momochi, who was a *previous lover* of Muromi! It's also very funny that Momochi often interrupts the love between Fujisaki and Muromi. The author did not offers only interesting plot but also offers very deep theme to this story. Obviously, she writes Muromi's strong motivation of working as a man of "the Self-Defense Forces" and it makes me moved very much. I am often disappointed some young yaoi mangaka don't express the ethics of the profession/vocation of the characters well. But I think most adult characters should have enough morals/pride or firm sense of mission for their work. Kanzaki really describes them very sincerely. I think it is because she really loves "the Self-Defense Forces". The author's love for "the Self-Defense Forces" offers the enough persuasiveness to this hilarious fictional story. And I also like the unique point that a hero, Fujisaki is *seme* (most yaoi heroes are *uke*) and uke, Muromi is a senior member and very lustful and aggressive! Then Kanzaki's hero is always asking whether he really loves *man*, Muromi. It is very natural question and the readers can easily identify themselves with hero and can enjoy the process that hero accepts Muromi's love. It may be difficult to draw munitions or military weapons/armament/supplies for female mangaka, but Kanzaki seems to overcome such problem easily because of her love for "Self-Defense Forces". The writer's strong passion/favor will make the readers pleasant/exciting very much. (by Slash-kun 03/May/2002)

"Karada no Kimochi" (Biblos) Jun/2001 8.3 ***
To my regret, this comics a little lacks of erotic expression (hard sex scenes) however (I may expect too much..). There are various types of stories (brother incest comedy, rock musicians, The soldiers of World war second, students of dormitory)and I love the tragedy fantasy of soldiers though it has little hard sex scenes because it is very unique. I want the author always keep writing only the military stories (like "Meisai Tengoku")!(by Slash-kun 10/Jun/2001)

Karasuyama Chitose
"Ai dakara Shiritai" (Shoubunkan) Nov/2002 *** 8.35
Funny & fast-paced short PWPs (Two students who kissed each other when they were children realize their love again at puberty / The clerk of pinball parlor falls in love with the customer who seems to lose his job because of restructuring. But he is really a president of rival pinball parlor chain stores.../ The sequel. The clerk and the president could become a couple but the clerk becomes too ithyphallic when he gets drunk / The hero goes to the room of his junior fellow of their company. But junior fellow is not home and neighbor tries to tempt the hero.../ The chief of football club is dwelling on flippant ace junior member. A new talented member enters and flings down a challenge to ace / Sequel. The chief is saved by the ace player of the rival team from groper in the train. But the ace mistakes the chief for a girl / Sequel. Ace junior member is making djs on the chief). Most stories are written in early 90's, so the art (or comedy sense) looks a little classic boyish style (active and exaggerate) like "Aki Nakata" or "Kazuhiko Shimamoto". So her art goes well with first nostalgic story of boys but for other stories, current young readers may feel her art like "Loli-con, bi-shoujo manga" by male porno mangaka. The second and third stories about catapult(pachinko) is very unique subject/setting up. She loves pachinko, so she really knows well about its business though she is woman!! So she has double tastes, middle age guys and boys. Recently she mainly writes shoujo manga as her commercial activity (But keeps yaoi djs). Her art at her postscript is very cool, so I wish to read her recent yaoi works!! (by Slash-kun 21/Dec/2002)

"Seishounen Ren-ai Jijyou" (Shoubunkan) Mar/98 8.25 ***
Shota short PWP (including fantasy stories) except two stories, very sad tragedy of bros incest story and last serious story of two different contrastive guys who were classmate when they were students. Her art is very traditional animation-oriented style, so it seems to be a little old/boyish, but every story is very skillful/tactful(easy to understand) and interesting (I like them very much). If her art is more modern & a little more serious, all stories will be more excellent. (by Slash-kun 12/Aug/2001)

Kari Sumako
"Picnic" (Kousai Shobou) Jul/2001 8.4 *
Various good short stories. Two ones are m/m stories (not so explicit but were written for JUNE magazine) and one is s/s stories (sister complex story). Other three ones are m/f stories (two are for seinen, one are women). All stories are very interesting/funny and unique. The author has great talent to make various stories! Art is not so beautiful/aesthetic (rather a little rough) like Shun Tsuzuki(or Yugi Yamada) , but on the contrary it makes its mood very suggestive and *modern*. (by Slash-kun 12/Aug/2001)

Karuragumi
"Koi wa Oosawagi" (Shoubunkan) Aug/2001 8.3 ***
Short various stories (Students / occult fantasy / a widower and artist / twins who love same guy / cafe owner and its waiter boy / businessmen who were old friends since they were students, all are not so new, around 1998). I like dark twins story and the last businessmen story of "happy ending" best. At the note, authors say Karuragumi terminated their group (Ryou Kougouishi & Mitsuki Fujimoto) in the beginning of this year. Their uke is always not so vulnerable, so it was very uniqe in old japanese yaoi culture. Owing to the pioneer writes like them, we can often read such masculine uke now. (by Slash-kun 30/Aug/2001)

Kasai Ayumi / Imai Shuuhou
"Youto Chinkonka - Tokyo Requiem vol.2" (Kadokawa Shobou) Dec/2001 8.3 *
The occult mysterious action story about an evil spirit hunter, Kureha Mibu who always dresses black coat and the public detective, Reiji Mikuriya who keeps chasing Mibu. The art is so excellent as well as this first volume! Especially her black paint work is very cool like Modoru Motoni. But I want to see more scenes of Jin Senoh (who is very good at Karate), and regret there is not so many deep relationship or progress between Mibu and Mikuriya (I like eye-glass men like him!!). This story is a sort of mystery, but for female readers like me, there should be more emotional incidents (like "strong conflict of feeling") among attractive characters...(by Slash-kun 3/Jan/2002)

Kasama Rumi
"Suit to Gakuseifuku" (Shoubunkan) Nov/2002 *** 8.5
Exciting & interesting PWP like the author's early stories (Story like western film. The carriage between stations is assault by robber and the hero finds the boy on the carriage and tries to save him. But he is raped in front of the boy and then saved by the boy / Two teachers makes a small quarrel by misunderstanding including very wild nephew / Teacher often repeats fruitless propose to a captain of kendou - japanese fencing- club but captain feels jealous by seeing the teacher is raped by teacher's ex-lover / The young office worker happens to meet again with the guy who was his private teacher. They drink too much together and have shameful quarrel about their separation after first love in the taxi and finally start to make love again outdoors / Young guy has kept neglecting the elder guys of same apartment for three years because the elder guy broke their appointment of younger's birthday by his date with a girl friend. Elder guy weeps to know younger will move the apartment / The student of rural college returns his home, city and meets with the guy who is working under his father again. But the guy is very cold and changes the key of the apartment, maybe by the marriage with woman). Her art becomes rough more and more, but now looks very surrealistic & abstract like "Georges Braque" (use the unique collage technique of "newspaper, screen tones,,,etc). The stories (starts from angst but ends happy) are very interesting with a lot of her typical mean & touchy characters (jealous & blunt elder seme and wild & precocious younger seme with childish jealousy)! I could really enjoy this book! I thought Kasama was veteran yaoi mangaka but recently might lose her early passion but changed my thought. She is a great mangaka now as before. (by Slash-kun 23/Nov/2002)

Kasuga Naoka
"Kimi Shidai" (Magazine Magazine) Aug/2002 *** 8.6
Very erotic & cool various short stories (A class president becomes friend with his classmate who likes erotic video game and they try sex like game.. / The sequel of first story. Class president should study to be a doctor but his brother, the doctor finds classmate's costume playing and tries threesome sex... / The son of the house-redecoration company should do maintenance work of whole mansion alone by his father's order. He gets to know the mysterious guy of the mansion and can not refuse his sexual provocation.../ The couple of long period goes to the island for angling. The hero hates the smell of fish but can not confess it to his partner. The young guide of fishhook, a working student tries to tempt the hero.../ The student swindles money out of men by his beautiful face for his rock band activity. One guy in a frenzy tries to cut the hero. Hero is saved by a hostclub worker and begins to live together. But the charm of hero is never effective to lodger.../ The grandson of the boxing gym's owner learns the boxing there and adores a star but arrogant boxer. Star boxer proposes hero the bet/gamble for his victory of the next game and the hero himself / The friend of the hero returns from long time journey. They are old friends without sex because hero was sexual companion of his elder lover. Now hero wants his friend to be his lover and is very tired of waiting for his return so long...). The author's first book! I have been looking forward to her first book since I read her short story of boxers at "Danger" (Anthology from Sanwa Shuppan)!! Kasuga's uke is not feminine/weak/cute but very cool and tall (sometimes gorgeous and muscular) as same as seme like "Jun Kajimoto", "Kazuho Kaguyama","Takashi Kanzaki",etc. The author says she loves boxing very much, so her characters are very sturdily built (slender) but not fat like body-builders. The sex scenes are very hard and erotic. I'm so glad to know a new writer of my type!! (by Slash-kun 25/Aug/2002)

Kasumi Ryouwa
"EGOISM vol.4" (Outou Shobou) Apr/2002 *** 8.38
The sequel of the popular series of very cool actor and the cold writer of stories for children. The story: (Natsuya Kamiryou and Shouji Suzuro spend very lovely peaceful days but it ends when a twin brother of Natsuya, Shuu Kashiwabara suddenly appears in front of them. Natsuya is very surprised but also glad and is absorbed in taking care of his brother. But Shuu confesses to Natsuya that he loves Suzuro and shows the videotape of his kiss with Suzuro...). The plot that twin brothers with same face interferes the heroes are ordinary but the author describes the disagreement of the feeling or sadness of misunderstanding very well/dramatically and makes the story very exciting. The characters are very attractive and have strong individuality (Natsuya is always blunt but he has really good nature and he acts as very affectionate brother for Shuu in this volume. Suzuro also always plays comic roles but last his standing pose for model is really cool!!). I'm very looking forward to next final volume!! (by Slash-kun 23/Jun/2002)

"Shugorei ni Sasageru Ballade" (Tokuma Shoten) Sep/2001 8.3 **
Very funny/unique fantastic romance at high school. Hero, Kousuke suddenly becomes able to see his guardian ghost. The ghost says he will assist to realize Kousuke's love to his classmate, Haruno who also loves Kousuke. But Kousuke and Haruno are both too shy to tell their feeling. Then the aggressive guardian ghost of Haruno tries to use forcible way...The author's art is very skillful and her characters are very attractive (Haruno is very cool and Kousuke's ghost is very beautiful). The story is very interesting but it will become much more for me if there are more explicit erotic sex scenes..(by Slash-kun 16/Sep/2001)

Kataru Cisco
"Hidarimaki no Baby" (Houbunsha) Sep/2002 *** 8.65
Very substantial & well worth reading short stories (Interesting contrastive romance of selfish son of rich gang group and hero of car driving group like "Initial D" / The office worker who can not admit his weakness of his mind falls in love with his slut colleague who makes love with everyone by his great loneliness / The office worker who lost his job by reconstruction of his organization bought the prostitute boy and offers the fake short trip disguising couple who is attempting clovers' suicide / The temporary worker of izakaya - japanese style bar is afraid of sign of his stalker, tries to find out and misunderstands very wild & cool guy who is working at healthy hot-spring center of the city / Unique surrealistic threesome love story including two incest relationship / The sequel of the first story. The son compares miserable destiny of his dead mother and scrapped car but is saved by his lover's affectionate maintenance). The first book of this author from Houbunsha. The author's typical "scum/punk" uke is well written as usual. This author's stories have no sweet parts which caters many female readers' wishes but describe "sharp/vivid fragment of young people's feeling in contemporary Japan". The first story is very interesting for me because it has very elaborate/tactful/skillful structure of plot & deep theme (The antithesis for "current money worshipper among young people"). I had thought this author was a sort of genius writer, but reading this, I realize this author may be a sort of writer who "makes great effort to work out clever plot".(by Slash-kun 12/Oct/2002)

"Love? YES" (Magazine Magazine) Jan/2002 9 ***
7 short stories of the men with various occupations/positions (The policeman who suffers from a marriage fraud and a prodigal son of police superintendent / The student who is illicit relationship with his professor and the male companion of the host club who is stabbed by his customer / The teacher who suffers from sexual harassment by his colleague and the student who is the younger brother of the teacher's classmate / Genius novelist and his mentally retarded lover and the editor who is deserted by his wife and child / Humble businessman who has poor penis and likes sexual vibrator and his lover student who has no ambition (student apathy) / Very honor-roll student who failed entrance exam because of his sudden sick at the day of the examination and should enter the third-rate school and the ghost of his grandfather and delinquent classmate / The good friends from high school days, after many twists and turns, finally admit their love and become eternal couple and manage the company of transport/forwarding together). This is a long-hoped-for comics for the readers like me who expect book like Kataru's first debut comics,"Love & catastrophy". The last short but a roman-fleuve story, "My beautiful life" has the reputation that it may be her best work among her fans (The description of hero's brother and father is splendid!!). I like most the fourth love-triangle story, "Iro wa Nioedo Chirinuru wo" and sixth short story about ghost,"Tenshi no Koiwazurai" because they are very unique. Author has a lot talent, but especially the author is really very good at express the dirty looser/scum guys. And we are always impressed to know such punk guys can be happy by finding their true partners. When I read this book, I am attracted by the author's unique writing style of japanese language. She uses "Katakana" a lot for difficult words, shameful words, young people's talking, the sound effect and emphasis/stress words like (a capital letter is Katakana: haZUKASHI, KYOURETSU, ICHIICHI, KEIREN, HAZUda, DARO, SABISHII, KASABUTA, SUGGOKU, DEKIru, JITTOshite, nEnda, KOZOU, FUNIKI, TMEE, TOKO, KURUMAEBI, KOITSU, HIMA, RAKU, SUKI, ATO, KIBISHII, KYOURETSU, SOOZETSU, EJIKI, KANKEE, KOREE, SIBIREta, KIRAI, ITte, KUCHIBIRU, HIRETSU, oSHIRI, GOMENdesu, oU, YAMERO, KAKKO, SENSEE, ZETTAI, HIBI, KUCHI, DOteinouryoku, NANI, TEMEE, ORE, WARII, OKAERI, KANA, DARE, KIREI, KAMO, DAKE, NASHI, HENna, METTA, KOTOBA, MUDA, YAROO, WARI, KOOFUN, KINCHOO, IPPAI, KANPEKI, MAZU, BEAST, FINAL ANSWER (American TV program, "Millionaire" is also broadcast in Japan with japanese entertainers), MOMEru, RENAI, DEKIta, HANEte, BOKUCHIN, EREE, NIGHTLIFE, YORI, NAZEka, IKANna, YARIGAI, SHINOgu, goBUSATA, KOTO, SUSUme, ato no CARNIVAL,,etc). It produces very modern atmosphere in her stories. I really realize she is genius of modern japanese language usage! (by Slash-kun 12/Jan/2002)

"Bokune, Sensei" (Sanwa Shuppan) Dec/2001 8.65 ***
One long series of the teacher of private school and his student and other short stories (lonely businessman and thief boy / male prostitute story appeared in "Danger vol.5" / The businessman and his cool and able supervisor who rapes with vibrators obstinately, not using his penis / The ordinary boy who feel a premonition of parting with his lover who works as fashion model). Kataru's hero are mostly ordinary persons (or punks / scums of society) like us, readers (average japanese girls) and her lovers always have fatal faults (weak points like having nasty tongue or small penis or weird preference). I think Kataru has deep disillusionment for unrealistic easy/sweet romance/fantasy like "poor hero (heroine) can encounter very ideal partner in some day and can be happy", then she proposes "realistic romance within our means" instead. So her seme always looks very unexpected (unique/eccentric) but her stories are very persuasive and dramatic. (by Slash-kun 01/Dec/2001)

Katsumoto Kasane
"Oretachi wo Tenshi to Yobuna vol.1" (Kadokawa Shoten) Sep/2001 8.0
The side story of "Kiba and Udou" in her popular long series, "Sonote wo Dokero". "Atsushi Kiba" who has unique power to see the future of the person who touches Kiba and "Kouichi Udou" belong to same club of high school. One day Kiba sees very malicious future when he touches Udou at the basketball game. Kiba knows Udou also has very dangerous occult power. But Kiba's advisor on the internet persuades Kiba to be good friend for Udou and keep Udou's bad power...There are two female characters but I could not much sympathize with them than with Kotarou or other male characters of "Sonote wo Dokero" because female characters act as too much stereotype shoujo manga characters. The author has enough talent to create unique characters,so she should not adopt so conventional/ordinary and old/easy female characters. (by Slash-kun 10/Nov/2001)

"Nankou Fraku Boy" (Kadokawa Shoten) Mar/2001 8.2 *
Three short old stories(written in 1995-96). First and last stories are m/m friendship between lonely cool boy with dark mind and bright and vigor boy with a lot of energy. These stories may be the origin of her recent long m/m friendship series, "Sonote wo Dokero". (by Slash-kun 20/May/2001)

Katsuzaki Syo
"Love Junkies" (Core Magazine) Jan/2001 8.0 ***
Perhaps her first comics. Various short stories (Host club staff two stories - latter one is fantasy / novelist and house moving company staff / students / teacher and student / actor and teacher & his sister / fantasy). Her characters are very wild and vivid and also resembles Kazuya Minekura, but her cool uke characters with eye glasses are more intelligent and cooler & sexy. Their eyes are so sharp that they seem to be seme at first. It brings very unique mood in her stories though they are a little too short to read with enough content. I hope to read longer stories at next time. (by Slash-kun 10/Feb/2001)

Kawahara Miya
"Tashounaritomo Higenjitsutekina Seikatsu" (Tousuisha) Jul/2000 *
Three short stories of students. Two of them are m/f stories. M/m story is about students who has mysterious power for the ghosts. Her stories are enough interesting and art is skillful but if all of them were m/m stories, they will be more interesting for me.... (by Slash-kun 08/Apr/2001)

Kawai Hideki
"Chao, my darling" (Taiyou Tosho) May/2001 8.5 ***
Her first comics. Almost all are short stories of students. Her art style resembles Kaori Monchi a little but her stories are very dramatical as well though she is new writer. I think it is because the author is very good at expressing of secondary characters very well (& elaborately) and stories are very sincere, sensitive and serious (but very erotic! though this is CRAFT COMICS). Besides, I think it may be also because that she has written djs for long time (Many current commercial writer's stories are entertaining and not so serious). I assure she is a very noticeable writer! (by Slash-kun 05/May/2001)

Kawai Shouko
"Zutto Soba ni Ite - Kare to Kare - Trouble TWINS Seizen hen" (Koubunsha) Jun/94 8.4 *
The last volume of the twins story which the author had kept writing for 6 years long! The story before the Kouki's death. Naoki decides to part with Kouki and go to London with Shuu because he can not resist Kouki who has been bullying Naoki for long time. Kouki is very shocked and disappointed...The author intensionally avoids writing the scene of Kouki's death by accident but I also think the author's decision is right for happy ending story like this. There is no explicit& strong m/m romance scenes in this story but the author's expression of feeling with strong impact is really impressive!! Especially the last part of her story is always very interesting. I think the author has talent to liven up and make ordinary natural stories of daily life become very dramatic one. I'm very sad after this volume Kouki and Naoki will part with for ever by accident. But it's very natural&persuasive that Naoki will have double personality after Kouki's death and Kouki will live for ever in Naoki's mind.... (by Slash-kun 24/Feb/2002)

"Kare to Kare - Trouble TWINS" (Koubunsha) Apr/94 8.35 *
The sequel of twins story in "Soshite Fuan na Natsu". It seemed to be very popular and the author also might like it. In this sequel, the character of Kouki is expressed/described more deeply and Kouki bullies Naoki and Shu who try to make girl friends. The time of the story often switches (before or after Kouki's death) and the days of twins childhood is also referred. Then the readers can see why Kouki has so strong desire to have entire possession and they will surely love Kouki who can not express his tender mind well. I really regret Kouki's death.This book contains the sequel of m/f romance of younger boyfriend and one short old shoujo manga about local timid and modest girl who follows her boyfriend who has been to Tokyo. (by Slash-kun 24/Feb/2002)

"Doukyuusei" (djs) Aug/92 8.37 ***
The reissue of "Doukyuusei vol.1" and vol.2. In this story, Wakashimazu becomes a student of college and quits football(Of course he has very beautiful girl friend). Hyuga has been in Italy to join the professional football team. But Hyuga suddenly returns to Japan. He falls in mental illness by the isolation from colleague of the team because he is too superior football player!(grin). Hyuga wants Wakashimazu to be his mental(of soul) supporter though Wakashimazu now forgets football and really enjoys college life. Wakashimazu decides to part with his girl friend because he thinks he can die whenever to being with Hyuga but for his girl friend he only wants to live long as possible. This phrase expresses well the substance of m/m theme. The readers want just "fantasy"(for example, death in ecstasy) to m/m stories but rather than realistic happiness - rich, health, fame, social high status,,etc! (by Slash-kun 10/Jun/2001)

"Soshite Fuan na Natsu" (Koubunsha) Jul/92 8.3 *
The fantastic comedy of twins and their cousin (After twins malicious&wild younger brother, Kouki died by accident, elder modest&kind brother, Naoki has double personalities. Shu, their cousin hated Kouki because he was bullied by Kouki at childhood and Kouki in Naoki keeps to do Shu now. But Shu can not neglect Kouki in Naoki....) and other short stories (m/f romance between female student and her younger boyfriend, f/f friendship story, m/f romance between an upper-class rich & proud girl and his classmate). Twins story and f/f friendship story are enough unique/fresh and interesting though these were written 10 years ago and her art is very simple. If author write same story now, she will write more explicit yaoi or yuri stories....(by Slash-kun 24/Feb/2002)

"Toki no Owarimade" (djs) Aug/91 8.37 ***
The reissue of "Toki no Owarimade series" (Captain Tsubasa djs). In 1991, most of readers already changed to like entertaining sweet love stories between Wakashimazu and Hyuga, but the author said she still like tragedy and kept writing cruel and insane/monopolistic Wakashimazu (he intentionally breaks his leg and tries to interfere Hyuga's going to West Germany for training of football!). I also prefer such Wakashimazu, so I could enjoy reading this very much! (by Slash-kun 10/Jun/2001)

Kawai Toko
"Kurumi no Naka" (Biblos) Aug/2002 ** 8.7
Very good mysterious series (fairy tale for adult readers) at art gallery. The prequel of "My beautiful world" of "Keishijouna Bokura vol.2". The story: (The assistant of the photographer, Souhei Nakai is a good friend & lover of the owner of the art gallery, Hideo Tanizaki. When they were art students, Souhei asked Hideo to be the model of his movie. Hideo is a very dirty guy but very handsome through the lens. The picture drawn by very famous but dead artist is stolen by someone when they go to the exhibition. On the other hand, a mysterious guy asks Hideo to take off double-paint of the picture in order to see the bottom picture. Hideo finds second picture is the same one as stolen, but makes a clever plan to help his pitiful client / The poor boy who has younger sister with serious eyes problem comes Hideo's gallery to buy the picture of the angel by Paul Klee. He thinks her illness is due to his bad pray for god and wants to get it for her before her dangerous operation. Hideo makes exact imitation but Souhei recommends the boy to bring boy's art, too.../ Rich wife of western noble family brings old great picture to Hideo's gallery. The rival owner of Hideo's father provokes Hideo to give up dealing such expensive picture. But Hideo finds the picture is fake by Souhei's hint and will revenge the rival using clever, criminal & dangerous plan involving Souhei through great hesitation or conflict). Very stylish!! I'm very surprised to know the author has so great talent of story telling!! I can not believe Biblos issues this, very romantic, sober and human stories like "Asahi Sonorama, Shinshokan or Tousuisha"!! There is little explicit hard sex scenes but the stories are very dramatic. The author has studied very deeply and much about "art/picture" and counterfeit & restoration & gallery of it (The usage of "liar angel" in the second episode is really remarkably well. The author is so intelligent!!). Such rich knowledge provides enough persuasiveness to the readers and the story could escape to be simple sweet romance. The contrast of uke-seme personality (Souhei and Hideo) is clear/vivid(pure & lively uke and dirty, bad, clever & cross-grained/cynical seme) and the readers will be moved by the progress of their love (Hideo can accept pure Souhei by Souhei's strong passion & belief). I like personally baroque funny face of "Souhei" (p139) very much though it is rough and too exaggerated. It's very artistic! I wish this genius author to write just as she likes!! (by Slash-kun 05/Oct/2002)

"loveholic - Ren-ai Chuudoku- " (Biblos) Oct/2001 8.38 ***
The romance between professional photographer and the producer of Advertisement company. Nishioka is very talented but selfish photographer. He often quarrel with the unskilled models but the very cool and handsome producer, Matsukawa always comforts the models and it makes Nishioka irritated. Nishioka has always abused Matsukawa like a hedgehog but sneaks shots of Matsukawa and keeps its photo preciously...In this comics, there is a prequel story of Matsukawa who worked in New York to help his father's company and had been wicked and had no plan of living. I like this bad & wild Matsukawa and this tragic prequel very much! So I wish the author to write such tragic romance at next time! (by Slash-kun 21/Oct/2001)

"Keijijyou na Bokura vol.2" (Biblos) Mar/2001 8.3 ***
For couple, the maintaining the love is the second/next challenge as well as becoming lovers. And the way of maintenance also shows the author's thought for her own long life. It deeply depends on author's experience and thought. The both of shouin (very good at surfing and can be a professional surfer) and Houryuu (like french literature and study Purust) want to be the equal and strong/capable/dependable partner for their partner but they become to know that the man who has the strength of living alone is not really strong man but who has patience to compromise his life for his partner and to keep considering about the partner at any time is really strong one. It's very good theme. So I may prefer the love story about how to keep their love to simple first time story. (by Slash-kun 12/May/2001)

Kayama Yumi
"Sweet Home" (Jitsugyounonihonsha) Dec/2002 *** 8.7
Very impressive (with a lot of tears) sequel/prequel of very popular long series of Katsuhiko x Youji (This couple's stories were included in "Sotsugyou Zenya", "Private Lesson" and "Real love"). The story:(Katsuhiko Shibazaki is a high school student. He recently transferred to the school at a seaside town because his father divorced with her wife and should work abroad for a year. Katsuhiko should pass the severe days at his relatives' house but could meet with very invaluable guy, a senior student, Kouichi Noshiro and entertained platonic love for Kouichi / At the station, when Katsuhiko sees off Youji who goes on a business trip for a week, Katsuhiko encounters old boy friend, Haru. Katsuhiko remembers bittersweet memory with Haru at their memorable gay bar of their memory. Haru says he has changed and has the capacity to accept Katsuhiko's love but Katsuhiko refuses Haru's proposal / Katsuhiko nurses Youji and remembers the memory with his father / Youji's son, Youta suddenly visits Youji & Katsuhiko's house. Katsuhiko is made a fool of by selfish Youta but remembers his sad memory at his childhood and becomes a good friend with lonely Youta whose mother just remarried / Youta hates his new father and often visits Youji&Katsuhiko's house but Youta's mother hates homosexuality and is opposed to Youta's visit. Katsuhiko gets tired with his dishonest life and gets angry to know Youji met with his ex-wife at their house about Youta. And Youji also gets angry to know Katsuhiko meets with Hiro at gay bar. They try to make peace by sex but Youta happens to see it. Katsuhiko can not refuse Haru's tender comfort and decides to leave their house until Youta grows up and can accept their homosexual relationship...). All the episodes are very dramatical and become good human stories. I have been really moved by the author's sincere & serious attitude of making stories and Katsuhiko's hardship to find his happiness against a lot of obstacles. All the characters are very persuasive/attractive (Haru is so nice that he kept regretted his action, Ninomiya - a doctor and friend of Katsuhiko and Youji is a very funny character like Tsubaki of "Kamen rider Kuuga" or Chiaki of "Mirage of Blaze", Katsuhiko has grown up to forgives his mother, Youji is very thoughtful and caught in a dilemma between his lover and his son,,etc) and greatly empathized by many readers. So I wonder so much at a great gap between this and author's recent *just another* book from Biblos (Jitsugyounonihonsha is not manga-oriented publisher, so editor may be more literary or intelligent to provide good advice). The author reveals her many rejected funny plans but it proves well how hard/seriously the author tries to cope with making good stories for this book. Yaoi stories are entertainment stories but I think many readers will be attracted by the seriousness, humanity of the author. The editor and the author are very afraid of very cliff-hanging ending of this book but I'd rather wait this sequel with a lot of expectation by very thrilling aftertaste!! (by Slash-kun 30/Nov/2002)

"Kumo no Ue de Kiss shiyou" (Biblos) Oct/2002 *** 8.38
The romance between a freshmen steward (CA - cabin attendant) and the pilot and the angst story of high school students who are cousins. The stories: (Masamichi Asou, the freshman CA, checks out the hotel too early because he is very exciting before his first international flight. He makes Hinohara, the pilot wakes up. Hinohara was taking a nap after previous flight. Sullen Hinohara treats Asou unkindly but Asou takes care of Hinohara very kindly because Asou has been admiring Hinohara for long time. Hinohara sees through Asou's homosexuality and suggests Asou for being his sexual companion. Asou jumps at Hinohara's offer but is shocked to know Hinohara keeps sexual relationship with Yazaki, chief purser, too. Asou makes a lot of mistakes at his work and finally decides to change his airline company.../ Nachi Uesugi, a high school student longs for his own room because he shares the room with his sister. His mother asks Nachi to live together at the house of his cousin, Moriya Kurasawa who has just returned from abroad alone to enter the japanese high school. But Kurasawa is a very arrogant boy and orders Nachi to be his maid and his sexual slave, too. Nachi's friend, Kanda tries to comfort Nachi who was hurt by seeing Kurasawa was very kind for his girl friend...). The author describes the embarrassment of freshmen steward who is loved by very able senior pilot, Hinohara and villainous (but very jealous) character, Kurasawa very well. And she researches well about the works of the airplane. But I can not understand a little why such cool & handsome Hinohara loves an ordinary steward, Asou. The second story is more interesting & dramatic for me because the story is angst and Nachi and Kurasawa are equally young students. At postscript, the author confesses it was a little difficult for her to describe non-student character like Hinohara. I think the author is better at expression of the timid seme with something worry. The showy profession like pilot may not be adequate for the author. Compared with the long sensitive series works from Jitsugyounonihonsha, MBC comics like "Katsuhiko & Youji" series, this Biblos's series lacks a little sincerity of the characters because the problems seem to be solved easily (or become happy without conflict or agony). I hope the author to write the characters who keep trial and error even if she has long career (This book is her 10th book).(by Slash-kun 2/Nov/2002)

Kazusa Kakeru
"GAME NO 'ITO'" (Tousuisha) Jul/00 8 *
Short stories. Her fourth comics. All are m/m friendship stories of students. A little Angst but in the end two students will be able to understand them each other (can find what is most important or who is the best friend). Typical sensitive/good/dramatical stories as Tousuisha. Many young readers will love such a tame but romantic&sincere stories. (by Slash-kun 07/Jan/2001)

kirishima Tamaki
"Yorozuya Kagyou Tadaima Seigyouchu vol.2" (Outou Shobou) May/2002 *** 8.34
The sequel of the popular series of the private detectives and his assistant with supernatural power. The story: (A client, Ushio Kawamoto is a beautiful model and the classmate of Kengo, the private detectives when they were high school students. Ushio says he has been troubled by his stalker, but Riku, Kengo's assistant can not see the stalker. Riku feels uneasy because Kengo refuses showing his album of high school to Riku and an offer to Riku for new model .../ Kengo's younger brother, Tsuneyuki is a public detective and is involved in the crime about illegal porno video production of yakuza group. Riku confesses his past to Kengo and Kengo happens to know Riku's old patron is a party to this plot...). Compared with the first volume, I could enjoy this volume more because the author expresses the characters of Kengo and Riku more vividly and writes more definite episodes of their past. The author describes the jealousy of Riku and Kengo very well at first episode and the interesting crime plot involving the people of police stations of Tsuneyuki. Above all, in this volume the author advances/progresses the mental relation of Riku and Kengo by the concept of their being family together. The last short comedy of Tsuneyuki who has a brother-complex is also very funny! (by Slash-kun 16/Jun/2002)

"Waka!!" (Core Magazine) Apr/2002 *** 8.45
Very hilarious long series of school teacher who is the son of japanese Mafia. The story:(Takara Hinoyama starts to work as a a public health doctor in school. But he has two faults. One is "He fears the blood by his severe experience of his childhood" and "His face is very fierce because he is a son of yakuza though it terminated the activity". Takara's bodyguard/henchman, Shinnosuke Saeki who really loves Takara also becomes school-counselor at same school. But a student, Jirou Takada suddenly tells his feeling to Takada...). It's very funny because Saeki is very dirty-minded and lewd/lustful/fierce sexually for his master, Takara! I'm very surprised at this super comedy in strong contrast to previous serious "Crimson" series of the author (4 koma manga of author's father or assistants are also very funny!!) but I may prefer her comedy like this. In this story, there is little sexual scenes as usual but I can appreciate author's effort to challenge aggressively to draw it in this story. I really love this unique couple, Takara and Saeki who are cool and tall and strong like "seme x seme couple". I am dying to read this sequel very much!!(by Slash-kun 30/Jun/2002)

"VAMP KILLERS" (Kadokawa Shoten) Nov/2001 8.2 *
Occult story of the battle between vamp which sucks human blood and makes human vamp and vamp killers. A boy, Nobutsuna lost his father and sister by vamp and he is also attacked by vamp but he turns to be an "awakening existence" and meets another awakening existence, Aguru. Aguru teaches Nobutsuna how to battle with vamp but Aguru's brother tells Nobutsuna that Aguru is his enemy..Aguru is very cool & attractive and the friendship between Aguru and Nobutsuna is very funny but the story terminates halfway. The author says she can not explain however but I think it may be because the serialized magazine ('Shoujo Teikoku') suspends its publication at 2001 November issue. Many fans are now very afraid of the future serializations including this and "Kousoku Angel Engine" by Modoru Motoni,,etc. (by Slash-kun 23/Nov/2001)

"Yorozuya Kagyou Tadaima Seigyouchuu" (Outou Shobou) Apr/2001 8 ***
Private two detectives (one was public detective before and another has magical/occult power to reading memory of past time) resolve two criminal incidents as former (Bright and wild) detective saves latter (dark & cool) one who has very sad trauma and can not love himself. Two detectives are very attractive, so I'd like to see more sex scenes or passionate conflicts of their feelings than the incidents.... (by Slash-kun 21/Apr/2001)

"Crimson Chaos" (Core Magazine) Mar/2001 8.15 ***
The last story of "Crimson" series. Many writers often fail to complete the long fantasy with interesting ending. But this story's ending is very interesting and the idea of lost memory by "Rihfei" is unique and dramatic. I'm very relieved to know he recalls his memory and can call his lover an old private nickname. (by Slash-kun 07/Apr/2001)

"Crimson Crown" (Core Magazine) Dec/00 **
Funny sequel of "Cirmson" (fantasy adventure) by same author. There are romances of other several couples as many yoi sequels try to write another romances of hero's friends. And it's interesting that hero's friends are almost homosexual too...(by Slash-kun 14/Jan/2001)

Kishimoto Masashi
"NARUTO vol.11" (Shuueisha) Mar/2002 8.4
The writer of "Ikeike Paradise", Kakashi's favorite book becomes NARUTO's teacher by NARUTO's sexy transformation (Kishimoto's girls have very pretty faces but its bodies are not cute). He teaches the control of "Dragon with 9 tails" in NARUTO. Hayate, the teacher of the examination knows the secret alliance between "the village of sound" and "the village of sand" and is killed. Now there is no formal successor after the death of fourth leader in "the village of leaf" but NARUTO shows the power as well as the fourth leader. NARUTO knows the background (personal history) of the next opponent, Gaia which resembles NARUTO but without love like one by Iruka. Sasuke disappears from the hospital....Very looking forward to next volume! (by Slash-kun 25/Aug/2002)

"NARUTO vol.10" (Shuueisha) Dec/2001 8.4
The battle between Lie and Gaia. The love between teacher and student is well/impressively expressed (Lie has also great inferiority complex)! Kabuto tries to kidnap Sasuke but Kakashi interferes in it. Kakashi realizes his own training for strong enemies, so he ask another teacher, Ebisu for NARUTO...The author sometimes writes about mangaka who had affected him and Katsuhiro Ootomo (The author of "AKIRA") influenced him so much. Many mangaka are affected by Ootomo whose art is very intelligent (maybe he was affected by BD of France). So I feel something intelligent/complexity for Kishimoto's art though his work are for boys. (by Slash-kun 25/Aug/2002)

"NARUTO vol.9" (Shuueisha) Oct/2001 8.48
Sakura and Ino hit each other at the same time and are disqualified. NARUTO fights with Kiba Inuzuka who deals dog and displays his ability to the full! (The idea of the battle/strategy by the author is so splendid!! - The author has extraordinary talent of thinking of many ideas!). The battle between Neji and Hinata who are same relatives (branch family vs head family) is also very dramatic!! The author is very good at expression of the will-power/backbone/guts of the people with strong inferiority complex. Female readers will be definitely moved by the brave Hinata! (by Slash-kun 25/Aug/2002)

"NARUTO vol.8" (Shuueisha) Aug/20010 8.43
Iruka teaches the significance of the passing the second exam to Naruto's company and tries to stop them to proceed but fails because he knows they are not his pupils now. They should take elimination before the third examination. Sasuke passes it by the copy of Lie's technique. Kakashi seals up the evil scar of Sasuke but Orochimaru forecasts it will be no use. Sakura fights with Ino Yamanaka, her rival and it seems like f/f dramatic angst story like m/m story of NARUTO and Sasuke! (by Slash-kun 25/Aug/2002)

"NARUTO vol.7" (Shuueisha) May/2001 8.4
Sasuke fights with the fellows of Orochimaru but Sasuke's scar is released and he nearly changes into monster. Sasuke has great tenacity of purpose to revenge his brother and it will be weak point for him to use scar for an evil. NARUTO's team passes the second examination by the advice of Kabuto, the spy of Orochimaru...Very thrilling story. Sasuke has dark secret and it makes "Sasuke who had been just genius" into very attractive character. (by Slash-kun 25/Aug/2002)

"NARUTO vol.6" (Shuueisha) Mar/2001 8.4
The strongest enemy, Orochimaru appears in front of Sasuke. She leaves evil scar on Sasuke's neck which will control him in the further story. Naruto and Lie fall by Orochimaru's fellows, then Sakura who is inferior in the physical ability to her companion, stands up to save them....The story is interesting. Sakura makes effort to catch up with Naruto and Sasuke so desperately and it will make a favorable impression to many female readers. (by Slash-kun 25/Aug/2002)

"NARUTO vol.5" (Shuueisha) Dec/2000 8.45
The examination of "middle class ninja" is very interesting. The examiner of first test, IBIKI is specialist of torture, so he is very good at driving the candidates into a corner mentally. NARUTO shows his guts again and could manage to come through the crisis. The author can offer really nice requirements to become the good ninja chief for his followers. It's "courage & guts" to complete his mission. Kishimoto's subject is as nice as the subject of "KAIJI" (Very interesting gambler magna for man written by Nobuyuki Fukumoto)!! (by Slash-kun 6/Apr/2002)

Kishimoto Masashi "NARUTO vol.4" (Shuueisha) Oct/2000 8.5 *
In this volume there are very impressive scenes! HAKU died for his master, Zabuza who picked up and have brought up HAKU, an wretched accursed orphan like NARUTO. And Zabuza feels sorry for HAKU's death with tears though he is very cruel and has used HAKU for his too big ambition. KAKASHI recommends all the member of his students, NARUTO, SASUKE and SAKURA to the candidates of "middle class ninja" (IRUKA is against KAKASHI's too early recommendation but KAKASHI rejects it). And other two teachers (ASUMA and KURENAI) also do their students. This ASUMA is also often popular among female djska. ASUMA is adult guy (older than IRUKA and KAKASHI), so he acts like father for IRUKA in their fanfic world and spoils IRUKA very much! (by Slash-kun 6/Apr/2002)

Kishimoto Masashi "NARUTO vol.3" (Shuueisha) Aug/2000 8.25
Many japanese female readers are not satisfied with the shounen manga with a lot of (or eternal) battles or training. This series also may begin to follow same way. NARUTO's party should overcome the very tough physical training but SAKURA is exempted because she already reaches the certain level mentally. But I wonder why the author made KAKASHI say that NARUTO and SASUKE have greater potentiality (so he think they should overcome this training) than SAKURA (It does not offer the good impression to female readers). Is this volume there are two battles to protect the person who love you and admit your existence (People can live if even one person admit his existence). The boy of the miserable village tries to fight enemy to protect her mother and NARUTO also does for SASUKE. But I was not moved so much like first volume (NARUTO tries to protect IRUKA)... (by Slash-kun 6/Apr/2002)

Kishimoto Masashi "NARUTO vol.2" (Shuueisha) Jun/2000 8.38 *
KAKASHI sets a very difficult task to NARUTO's party for being "junior/primary class ninja". They resolve it and become take bodyguards of their customer and take him to his country with KAKASHI...There are two climaxes in this volume. The first climax is "How can NARUTO's party resolve the task of KAKASHI who had never admitted his candidate. The author adopts "harmony(teamwork spirit)" as a task. Ninja is so severe profession that Ninja students should study the most essential virtue as "japanese adult" first of all. Many shounen mangas have instructive structure and they often demand to acquire this virtue, "work for group/not being selfish" even now. The second climax is the battle with Zabuza. Inferior student, NARUTO shows his guts and supports KAKASHI to attack the enemy! Zabuza's follower/retainer HAKU is very beautiful boy!! Very fascinating!! (by Slash-kun 6/Apr/2002)

Kishimoto Masashi "NARUTO vol.1" (Shuueisha) Mar/2000 8.5 *
The growing up shounen manga of a pupil, NARUTO at the Ninja school (or through Ninja training) in fictional world/country. This has been serialized in the magazine, "Weekly shounen JUMP" and is very popular not only for boys but also for girls & yaoi djska(My friends lent me some djs of NARUTO and they were very interesting and dramatic!!). The story:NARUTO is a backward pupil of Ninja school. He has a very big dream to be Ninja king like "Hokage" but it seems to be very difficult because he is likely to fail even the graduation examination of tomorrow! The bad teacher, Mizuki sets NARUTO on to steal a glance of "Secret magic reel book" of "Hokage" to master a special ninjitsu (Ninja's unique technique) for exam. NARUTO carries out the reel book but Mizuki tries to steal it. NARUTO's another teacher, IRUKA comes to save NARUTO but Mizuki reveals the reason of IRUKA's parents' death(whose parents were killed by a monster of fox with nine tails which has been sealed into NARUTO) to NARUTO...I think there are two reasons that many female djska (Yaoi-con's guests, Azusa Kurokawa and Nishiguchi Shinjuku had been writing NARUTO djs) in last year love this manga. The first reason is "The ninja costume is very fashionable!" like "the street fashion" of the boy in "Digi-mon Adventure series". Many japanese male mangaka had been poor at drawing "cool fashion/the latest fashion style" But Kishimoto's fashion is very modern and he creates new one which is not old traditional japanese Ninja style nor just african american rapper's style. The second reason is "NARUTO is one of adult children who has been lack of enough love of parents, and he keeps trying to find of his reason of existence". The people of the Ninja village hate NARUTO because very fearful monster has been sealed into NARUTO. But IRUKA loves NARUTO and take care of NARUTO warmly like parents though IRUKA lost his parents by the monster when he was a child and spent lonely days like NARUTO. Japanese girls who have same existence problem like NARUTO sympathize with NARUTO and *love* IRUKA! The other characters are very attractive. NARUTO's two partners, SASUKE is so cool (like Rukawa in SD!) and SAKURA is so funny (Ninja girl. She loves SASUKE and hates NARUTO though NARUTO loves her. Not typical Madonna nor stereo-type lolicon-bishoujo character, but so selfish and clever that female readers don't hate her) and another senior teacher, KAKASHI is also cool and very dangerous though he is always drowsy! Most popular couple of NARUTO djs is "KAKASHI and IRUKA"!!! (by Slash-kun 6/Apr/2002)

Kitagawa Takumi
"No Return" (Jitsugyounonihonsha) Dec/2002 *** 8.3
The PWP romance between capricious bi-sexual teacher and his faithful chairman student. The story:(Sayaka Suwa starts his adult life and becomes a teacher of "Narutaki" high school. But at his first working day, he mistakes his clothes for his sister's, so seeing him, a chairman student, Norikazu Kotani has crush on Sayaka. By hard diarrhea, Kotani is absent from the greeting of Sayaka at hall, and misunderstands he loves with Sayaka's sister. Kotani looks Sayaka's love affair with girl students and threaten Sayaka to meet with his sister. But cunning Sayaka rapes Kotani with female costume again...). The author seldom wrote such happy, funny & bright romance like this. So this may be the challenging trial for the author. Some readers may be embarrassed at the author's change or a little lame expression of the characters' motive (I wonder why the editor of this publisher allowed this...) though easy & foolish taste is is fresh. But her characters, themselves, are very attractive with round & erotic drawing lines as usual. (by Slash-kun 7/Dec/2002)

Kitasato Ami
"H shika Nai!" (Ohkura Shuppan) Nov/2002 *** 8.3
Short stories, mostly PWP (The hero are annoyed by his parents who suggest marriage meeting though hero is virgin. But his virginity is aimed by his nephew who begins to live together for preparation of entrance exam / The sequel of the first story. The nephew forces threesome sex with his classmate to the hero / Hero injured his rival of the tennis club at the match. After two years, hero becomes the ace of the club and his rival completely terminated his tennis. Hero takes the low-spirited rival by the guilty feeling.../ Very beautiful scientist invents tonic like Viagra but he has no interest in sexual activity. His assistant has loved the scientist for long years since he was his student, then he tries to use it to realize his wish.../ Very big family takes care of the cute son of their acquaintance for a while. But the son invades the hero's bed in mistake for his brother.../ The sequel of the fifth story. The elder brother of the big family is a novelist, so he hates noisy family and escapes to his friend's house. He is teased sexually by his friend and his lover.../ The sequel of the first story. Heroes co-worker has loved hero since they were student but he does not know hero already becomes a lover of his nephew...). Very funny, happy and sexy but was a little too easy for me. Some plots or emotions of the characters did not seem to be persuasive for me. I think author recently may lose her early fresh passion or strong motive. But only the third story of tennis club students is very interesting, dramatic & impressive because it is very sincere and serious. I wish this author to challenge more difficult or unique serious or dark stories which are deeply worth reading not to waste her very skillful art. (by Slash-kun 7/Dec/2002)

"Ijimetai!" (Ohkura Shuppan) Mar/2002 8.35 ***
Two long comedy, the confusion of amnesiac student (Very short/small but stout-hearted student, Kuzumi has often been teased by his classmate, Sakonji who is very cool and tall. They always fight each other but at this time, Kuzumi falls unconscious by their fight and loses his memory for a while. When Kuzumi recovers his memory, Sakonji confesses Sakonji had deceived Kuzumi as lovers and had often make love during his amnesia...) and two office workers who have been old friends since they were student (Kouji has loved his old hetero sexual friend, Ryou Shimizu for long time. Ryou is very loose - always late for appointment - and frivolous - depends Kouji easily - but Kouji can not hate Ryou. One day Ryou tries to apologize Kouji for his usual unfaithful action by "costume play" of girl student. Kouji can not help taking Ryou but Ryou does not make fun of Kouji's behavior...) and other short stories (Unique mysterious criminal story between the teacher and students / The student suffers from touching-phobia because he was severely scolded by his mother about his habit of touching his penis like masturbation to distract his strong anxiety when he was a child and felt anxiety. His classmate always guards him from men who try to tease him ). The author's stories are unique & funny because she often adopts uneasy situation with some problems but avoids unhappy ending! (by Slash-kun 24/Mar/2002)

"Hajimete no Chikan Densha" (Ohkura Shuppan) Jul/2001 8.25 ***<
Short stories containing one long series of title story. Most stories are comedy except only one. I can not like title story because I can not sympathize well with the teacher who can not refuse to be teased by his student in the train. But I really love the serious angst story (reissue from her djs) and I think the story is very interesting and dramatic (Hero can win his rival who was completely superior to hero)! I really wish the author to write this stories' sequel (her friend wrote it by novel. But she died...very sorry). Please! (by Slash-kun 22/Jul/2001)

Kitasato Senju
"Ryu no Yuigon vol.3" (Jitsugyou no Nihonsha) Feb/2002 8.35 ***
The newest sequel of the fantastic popular comedy series of same title. Dragon servant knight, Asagi and his powerful master, the king of EAST, Tenran plans the honey moon trip but various obstacles interfere it.... In previous volumes, Asagi was very shameful and embarrassed at the sex with his master but in this volume, he is sometimes bold and acts dependably (But yet he always hesitate to take his master). This relationship of "Meshita seme & Meue uke (subordinate seme and dominate uke)" is very interesting as before. Hitasato's art is very cute but she sometimes uses vulgar/mean words of sex intentionally and it is very interesting and unique for me. Additionally, Kitasato challenges very explicit sex scene at last episode. It's very good & exciting trial! (by Slash-kun 26/Jan/2002)

"Step x Step!!" (jitsugyou no Nihonsha) Oct/2001 8.4 ***
Very funny and sexy comedy about students (Teppei and Shuntarou) who become the brothers in law because their parents get married again. Shuntarou is very interesting because he loves his brother's pants very much like perverted guys though he is very cool and very good at Kendou (japanese fencing)! Shuntarou is so gentleman that he can not rape his brother. Poor Shuntarou!! (by Slash-kun 22/Sep/2001)

"Ryu no Yuigon vol.2" (Jitsugyou no Nihonsha) Apr/2001 8.4 ***
Asagi who can not deny his love to his master, Tenran gradually begins to monopolize Tenran though Asagi is inferior to Tenran. Asagi annoys very much and wants the power but after very hard experience, Asagi will realize he does not want anything but Tenran and allow himself to accept Tenran's love...The story are very unique and dramatic though I'm not good at reading fantasy. Highly recommended. (by Slash-kun 03/Jun/2001)

"Ryu no Yuigon vol.1" (Jitsugyou no Nihonsha) Apr/2000 8.35 **
Very unique fantasy of the young king, Tenran who lives for long time and his subordinate weak dragon man, Asagi. Tenran often wants to be uke for Asagi, but Asagi is too shy and has a strong feeling of inferiority to his master, Tenran, so their relationship resembles "Chugoku Love Attack" by Puniko (It is interesting that Tenran always can not make love with Asagi easily). (by Slash-kun 03/Jun/2001)

Kiyota Nanae
"SQUATTERS" (From Shuppan) Nov/97 8.1 *
A student, Leo Woleth returns to his native place, England to study gardening since he has been in Kumamoto prefecture in Japan for 8 years after his grandfather died. Leo has been so spoiled by safe and peaceful Japan that a stranger cheated Leo and stole all his money as soon as Leo comes to England. Then he invades someone's mansion where he was often playing when he was a child. But he finds there preceding visitors, squatters.... The author has a lot of and deep knowledge over english culture and uses Kumamoto dialect very effectively. They result in quite funny contrast between innocent naive boy and wild & dangerous & fashionable squatters. Very warm and funny story. (by Slash-kun 25/Feb/2001)

"Here is the House" (From Shuppan) Dec/95 8.2 ***
One long romance between brothers in law whose parents were dead and one short story between genius but lonely student and free photographer. The author seems to like western movies & culture very much, so her very elegant and dry / cool western style art reminds me of english movies like "Another country", "Maurice",,etc & "American 50's scenes" like works of Yumi Tada. Her atmosphere is very cool and silent but her stories are warm and happy. (by Slash-kun 18/Feb/2001)

Kodaka Kazuma
"Kusatta Kyoushi no Houteishiki vol.10" (Biblos) Jun/2002 *** 8.68
The final volume of very popular long series of student and teacher. The story: (Atsushi Arisawa becomes the third/final grade of the high school. He should prepare the entrance examination of university but he is worried about the future with Masayoshi Shibata, a teacher of school nurse as well as Masayoshi does. Overcoming the pressure & owing to Masayoshi's encouragement, Atsushi can pass the exam. After 4 years, Atsushi becomes a student teacher and goes to girls' school for teaching practice and spends stressful days. Atsushi knows his old recklessness to Masayoshi and can not behave boldly/aggressively as before and Masayoshi also feels uneasy because Atsushi begins to stand on his own feet and looks so grown up that like different person. In Masayoshi's room they tries to make love but Atsushi refuses because he thinks Masayoshi just sympathizes with him. Since then a certain coolness has come over their relationship....). Very dramatic story and ending! I really feel relieved to see stubborn Masayoshi who never accepts the people finally becomes couple with Atsushi! Kodaka has been very popular among overseas fans because of her well-balanced comedy sense with full of pathos, but this final volume really proves her popularity. The highlight of this volume is Atsushi whose appearance becomes very gorgeous & adult as well as his mentality! I'm deeply moved personally by the warm word of "Tooru, the teacher, Masami's lover" to his students, praying their passing examination. There are some controversy/criticism in the japanese education system but I think there has been many good teachers with full of love and many touching dramas by students and teachers who live as hard as they can. BTW I realize Kodaka's art and gags/jokes resemble "Dookuman" which is the very popular mangaka group and wrote "Aa, Hana no Ouendan", a typical work of the Kansai (west) area in Japan. She may be affected by their manga. In this volume Kodaka has progressed in her art (Especially close-up or a full-length portrait of the characters at climax scenes)! (by Slash-kun 18/Aug/2002)

Kohga Yoichiro
"Kizetsu Restore" (Kousai Shobou) Aug/2002 *** 8.35
Various short stories(The son of very rich family has a crush on his GP. He intentionally hurt himself to meet with GP but GP is very cold and cruel.../ The yakuza tries to scout the mysterious boxer who has double personality.../ The sketch of the guy after funeral of his past important lover and relatives / The student is very surprised to know his best & cute friend like puppy is asked to date with very beautiful student.../ The student of baseball club feels embarrassment because his best & cool friend told his feeling to him. He postpones his answer after the match for the Koushien / The sequel of the previous story. The cool student feels dissatisfaction because baseball student is always thinking about baseball). The author's first book. The author seems to be able to write adult dark, dangerous and violent SM but silent stories as well as students' light comedy (The author's art and style resembles "Bora Naono" whose faces have a lot of shadow and story is dark but sometimes very funny). The characters are very cool like the characters of "fighting video game". The author may love her uke of short hair like hedgehog (She wrote three stories with such uke) and I also enjoy very much her uke who is very impertinent & cute!! (by Slash-kun 28/Jul/2002)

Kominami Tatsuya
"EGOISTIC BLUE" (Outou Shobou) Oct/2002 *** 8.45
Short stories (A young office worker misses the chance to confess about his position change to his supervisor & lover because his supervisor has been too busy before the presentation of competition for the clients. To make matters worse, his mother suggests an offer of marriage but his supervisor looks calm after knowing them.../ Hero is often stood up by his lover, a novelist because the writer often fails the deadline. Again hero should be his lover's maid though he was looking forward this vacation very much.../ The sequel of the second story. The writer decides to give the original perfume to his lover, the professional perfumer. But owing to the jealousy of female colleague, the writer makes love potion / The story of the boy of rich family and his elder but obedient secretary. The boy gets into a panic to know his secretary's marriage offer from his father. Fiendish secretary orders the boy to appeal what the boy really wants to be done/ A student is always harassed by his classmate who keeps pleasant to everybody except the hero. But the hero can not forget very sad face of the classmate when they met for the first time.../ The sequel of the fifth story. The classmate enters the same college as the hero though the classmate can enter more difficult univ). Mainly about adult guys like office workers. It's most sexual book among hers. So I could enjoy this very much and I think I should change her evaluation. All the stories are very interesting (About perfumer's story, the author researches about perfume very much and the last fantastic story is very unique like "Natsumi Itsuki" or "Reiko Shimizu") and the art is so skillful (Especially her expression of face and hair is very excellent like "Kazusa Takashima", "Ayano Yamane",,etc and her naked bodies are very erotic because her characters are fleshy, not too thin). The author can describe attractive characters of various types but especially villainous seme (The secretary of the fourth story and wild classmate with long hair at last story) is so attractive!! I want to try her wild & adult devilish seme's stories so much at next time!! (by Slash-kun 02/Nov/2002)

"Jewel Typhoon" (Outou Shobou) Oct/2001 8.38 ***
One long story about a japanese boy who return from China by his grandmother died and begins to live with his relatives, twin brothers (but they don't resemble each other) together , and one short story about the student who is threatened by his classmate because he took exam in stead of his twin brother (very resemble!) who had heavy cold. I prefer latter short story because the former long stories tame like friendship story like Tousuisha-style and there is no explicit sex scene (but the author wrote it at her Kakioroshi page at the end and I like the a lot of usage of chinese language by the author very much!). The latter is a sort of angst story and seme character is very cool and a little cruel which are my favorite! And the art is very skillful. I could really enjoy the latter short story and would like to read longer strong angst story at next time so much!! (by Slash-kun 15/Dec/2001)

Konami Shouko
"Kamakiri" (Kadokawa Shoten) Jul/2001 8.35 **
The unique romance of the brothers in law. The adopted brother has a secret about the death of his parents. One day he squeezed the neck of his brother's girl friend...The author has not written explicit yaoi stories and this is not explicit neither. But this is a very good (happy ending) story because the hero and his bros cooperate to overcome their problem (not tragedy like "KAMUI" though the silent atmosphere resembles very much). (by Slash-kun 08/Jul/2001)

Konno Keiko
"Seppun Shugyou" (Biblos) Apr/2002 *** 8.45
Three tender & happy romances (Hero who saw his friend's masturbation and could not forget it when he was a junior high school student gradually becomes enough brave to confess his desire to his friend when he is an office worker / Hero who comes back to his hometown to attend his sister's wedding ceremony meets his teacher of high school again. Hero once saw the shocking scene that his teacher was jilted by woman when he was a student. Since then he had often jerked off using his teacher's image... / The editor makes a proposal to his mangaka who could not be popular yet of "adopting homosexual couple" and of "trying m/m sex with him". After the trial, the mangaka has been absorbed in sexual delusion with his editor and tries to realize his dream by his manga and he can finally acquire his editor's mind). The author's heroes (not always uke but seme in two stories!! - It's very unique!!) are so timid that they can not tell their feelings to their friends directly and often indulge in *jerking off*(masturbation). Many people had supposed that young women should hate such timid/introverted men but yaoi readers often sympathize with sensible/sensitive men because they prefer "being alone (or finding something to enjoy without boy friend)" to "compromising easily and being a girl-friend of handy/attainable guy". Some critics say that yaoi stories are masturbation stories of women, but I think it is not always negative and it is sometimes the necessary preparatory period for young girls to establish themselves This book may be a good example of it. (by Slash-kun 28/Apr/2002)

Konno Kita
"Denen Shounen" (Taiyou Tosho) Oct/2001 8.8 **
Her first yaoi (boy's love, BL, m/m relationship) comics! Surprise! And it is very wonderful and sensitive like Saemi Yorita though it is not so explicit. Her art of this is very soft (with small humour) as same as early works of "Saemi Yorita or Ichiko Ima" and it suits her sincere & delicate stories. I'm very glad the author decides to write m/m stories and I'd like to appreciate the effort of her editor and the publisher very much!! Very highly recommendable. (by Slash-kun 07/Oct/2001)

"Akari wo Kudasai" (Sony Magazines) Jul/2001 8.3
Short various four stories (The romance between young father-in-law and high school daughter /The fantastic romance between mermaid cousin and a boy who has trauma of being drowned in the sea when he was a child / fantastic friendship story between an unique android and mysterious girl who is hated by her mother like the hero of the movie, "Sixth sense" / Tender romance of office workers' couple). All stories are very sincere & delicate like author's other stories. (by Slash-kun 09/Sep/2001)

Kinokawa Mutsumi & Kinokawa Nene
"Doujin Sakka Collection vol.14" (Fusion Product) Nov/2002 *** 8.3
First book. Mainly reissue from their djs with circle name, "Doppelgangers". Genre are "One Piece" (Zoro x Shanji, Zoro x Mihoku, Takanome x Shanks,,,etc) and "NARUTO" (Iruka x Kakashi!) and original. All are short stories with very explicit and erotic sex scenes. Some parody are funny PWP and other are very serious and dramatic! Art is very skillful and especially the expression of the muscle is very cool! The original story is very interesting for me (The student wants to act seme role but his lover refuses it. He consults with his senior student and the senior student teaches the practical knowledge by the actual sex exercise). So I hope these writers to challenge commercial writing soon. (by Slash-kun 26/Oct/2002)

Kotobuki Tarako
"Concrete Garden" (Biblos) Jul/2002 ** 8.8
One very beautiful & satirical and one long funny & surrealistic/enigmatic science fiction. Both stories may be a little complex for some readers. The story: (Kiyoharu Kashii accepts to participate in the secret project of USA government by his deceased grandfather. It's the creation of "Angel" with clone technology. Kashii is asked to be a friend of the first angel, Toki. But the angel turns out to be cannibals and Kashii is seriously disgusted. Kashii tries to persuade Toki not to eat human but he finds Toki is a sort of human's weapon to clean up "the leftovers - the victim of enemy" and realizes "human is really cannibals". Wretched Kashii turns to be a of female angel and is saved by Toki, male angel... / Tokio Suzukura is a student preparing for an examination. He fears the failure and tries to escape by succeeding his family job. Tokio's friend, Jiu criticizes Tokio's cowardice. One day the great earthquake occurs and a strange man with Jiu's appearance suddenly falls from floor. His name is also Jiu and comes from another earth to kill his terrorist-mother with his SWAT comrades....). I did not know this author likes SF but I'm very surprised to know both her SF stories are really splendid and the author has great talent of SF (But in SF stories, there is not so hard erotic expression as usual) ! Kotobuki's intelligent setting up of SF style with a lot of wit is very tactful/dexterous and it charms many SF fans (the second story uses well familiar issues, "entrance examination problem" and "love affair"). And her art is really impressive with great imagination !!!! Especially the feature of the angel in the first story is very beautiful/cool (resembles Sendou of "Slam Dunk") and dangerous/sexy! People often think the angel is very tender and cute but Kotobuki's angel is the symbol of the evil of human nature and it is very sarcasm. The stories are very unique and have great theme with a lot of suggestion. Highly recommended. (by Slash-kun 18/Aug/2002)

Kotoeli Kulo
"Ore wa Umi no Ko vol.2" (Outou Shobou) Dec/2001 8.6 ***
The elder brother, Katsutoshi finds his action to his brother-in-law, Sayori has been very childish by young girl friend of his younger brother, Katsumi. Then Katsutoshi finally tells his feeling to Sayori and they become to be happy couple at last! Katsumi who also loves Sayori becomes happy couple as well with his girl friend with very impressive episode of her menstruation....I'm very fond of this author because her stories & art are very delicate and lovely but her seme characters are always very wild and lustful! Uke characters are very feminine but their weeping&blush faces are really erotic!! So her unique stories often surprise me and I'm always absorbed in her very erotic sex scenes! In this book there is another dramatic short story (Hero decides to tell his feeling to his younger cousin who is living together). (by Slash-kun 22/Dec/2001)

Kougami Eri
"Accident" (Kousai Shobou) Apr/2001 8.3 ***
Her second comics. Short stories. Her name was "Aoi Akira" when she issued her first "Aishi Aisare Bokura wa Ikiteku" years ago and now her drawing has so progressed. Her art style is very cute & modern & fashionable and has young people's taste like "Umino Chika". Characters are mostly young students and there are a lot of hard sex scenes (no hiding their penises). The whole atmosphere of this comics really expresses well current japanese young people's funny life.(by Slash-kun 29/Apr/2001)

Koujima Naduki
"Suki to Kirai no Kyoukaisen" (Core Magazine) Oct/2002 *** 8.43
The prequel of "Otona to Kodomo no Kyoukaisen", the very popular series about a young policeman and his selfish young cousin including reissue (first three stories) from "Otona no Uso, Kodomo no Honki" (Now out of publisher - Outou Shobou). The story:(Tohru Hirai is a policeman. He happens to meet his cousin, a junior high school student, Takafumi Tohjoh at his police box. Takafumi is under suspicion of shoplifting. Tohru has a bad old memory when Takafumi was a a sickly & selfish child. Takafumi always annoyed & harassed Tohru and pretended to be ill. Then Tohru neglected Takafumi's spasm. But it was true. Tohru was abused by Takafumi and they had never met since then. But now Takafumi seems to be very glad as if he forgot it completely. Takafumi asks Tohru to teach and says he will enter the high school near the Tohru's box. Tohru sympathizes with Takafumi because of his father's remarriage. Takafumi pretends fake illness again but apologizes his old childish action to tell his feeling by kissing Tohru... / Takafumi's brother in law, Ryouhei Tohjoh falls in love with a transfer student, Miki Konohara from Tohhoku district. Miki minds his dialect very much but Ryouhei thinks Miki is very pretty though Ryouhei is not homosexual like Takafumi...). The author is now one of the most popular yaoi mangaka among young yaoi readers (In KBOOKS, there is a special corner for the author), so this book is very interesting! Her round faces are very pretty and the expression of the feelings' transit is very tactful. The characters are so attractive and Takafumi, younger seme is so cute that many readers will be moved by the tears of Takafumi who has really regretted his old bad action for Tohru!! Good yaoi writers can create attractive characters with good expression of their feelings which rouses the strong sympathy of the readers. Miki's dialect of "Tohhoku district" is also very cute. (by Slash-kun 9/Nov/2002)

"Bokura no Oukoku vol.2" (Biblos) Aug/2002 ** 8.4
The sequel of the successor race story of the old famous family. The author's first sequel book. The story: (Akira who was involved in the successor competition, recently feels uneasy because he does not really want to succeed the Takatous but he wants to live with his cousin, Rei together. Akira's uncle, Yuuji suddenly visits the Takatou's house and says he wants to take care of Akira if Akira does not want to succeed the Takatous. Yuuji has sad experience he should part with his brother, Akira's father, Kazuki without enough resistance. Yuuji kidnaps Akira by a cruiser but Rei pursues by motor boat at the risk of his life / Rei is very glad that Akira enters the same school. Rei talks about the memory of Akira's father pleasantly, then Akira begins to suspect Rei may love Akira as substitutes for Akira's father. Rei's brother-in-law, Rauru suddenly comes to Takatou's house from America and suggests Akira to find the memory of his father at Takatou's old warehouse together. But they are locked in it by accident...). Koujima is now very popular yaoi mangaka in Japan because her characters are very vigorous & pretty (especially her comedy faces are very cute - many female young readers like such small-round deformation) and her lines of art is very vivid and powerful. There is no hard sex scenes in this volume because Akira and Rei still have a lot of problems/obstacles and can not become intimate easily yet. But strong emotion of the characters are very dramatic (Blunt Rei's desire to have entire possession is so earnest & urgent)! (by Slash-kun 12/Oct/2002)

Kousaka Tohru
"Okane ga Nai (No Money!) vol.1" (Outou Shobou) Jan/2002 8.45 ***
Manga of the very popular yaoi long novel series with same title written by Kazuyo Shinozaki. Kousaka has been illustrator of this series and this is her first commercial comics maybe. This series is really popular and I read only first volume but I could enjoy this manga more than comics because funny description by Kousaka's manga makes this unrealistic (Yukiya Ayase is a guarantor/co-signer of his only cousin, Tetsuo Ishii. Ishii borrows so much money but he bilked it of a debt. Then Ayase should be dealt by "slave trade" and Kanou, a head of financing firm buys Ayase. Kanou has a certain hidden reason to love Ayase when he was a student. Not knowing the reason, Ayase refuses sex with Kanou, then Kanou gets angry and orders Ayase to pay back by sex...) but typical yaoi story (Kanou is cool seme who is a cruel moneylender and loses human warm mind because he had not been loved by his family and Ayase is typical weak & weepy uke like small animal with & poor/miserable destiny) more acceptable. In realistic world or ordinary m/f stories, such weak uke should be victim/sacrifice by his farcically cruel situation and can not find any hope. But in yaoi world, uke hero will be able to change his hopeless destiny and tame his fierce seme lover who is pitifully/piteously enchanted by uke's charm & makes seme recover his human mind (The readers enjoy double nonsense - uke's miserable destiny and seme's shameful/disgraceful/foolish desire, so the comedy story/taste is easy to accept). I love Kanou who tries to find Ayase's weak points desperately though Kanou knows he always keeps to lose their love game! Kanou is very cute. (by Slash-kun 17/Feb/2002)

Kujyo AOI
"Cross Voice" (Biblos) Sep/2002 *** 8.4
Two series of stories, classmates romance and office workers romance. The story of two series: (The student, Fukuoka finally tells his feeling to his classmate, Amano but Fukuoka can not find Amano can really hear it or not. Later, Fukuoka asks Amano again but Amano suddenly kisses him.../ Tired office worker of acrophobia finds someone is going to committing suicide on the roof of the building. He takes the guy to his house and becomes intimate but can not accept his love. Then guy suddenly vanishes and hero climbs up the building to find again...). The author shows her skilled ability to make small/delicate/ordinary things/ideas (sport club activity, bargain sale, cheese,,etc) into good/deep dramas. So the readers can enjoy reading them without effort. But I wish her more persistence, heavier expression or challenging trial next. (by Slash-kun 21/Sep/2002)

"Koi janaikamo Ai janaikamo" (Ohkura Shuppan) Oct/2001 8.3 ***
One long romances of students who have been best friend from their childhood and can not be lover easily, and three other short stories (The little dangerous relationship between younger student couple & elder students couple / student and his home teacher / Private detective and his client who asks to research the status of his old male lover who gets married with woman). Her students' stories are a little too mild/natural for me, so I'd like to wish reading the stories like last one because both seme & uke characters are mature guys and the author adopts very beautiful&unique image of water! (by Slash-kun 17/Nov/2001)

Kume Natsuo
"Tsuki no Kodomo - Soushuuhen" (djs) ?/1998 8.3 ***
The complete reissue of very long series of the "Gundam Wing" djs. Very thick volume (508 pages!). The natural romance between Hiiro and Duo from their encounter to their start of new life on Mars. This story so closely follows the passage/events of the original story that I could understand & enjoy reading this though I'm not so familiar with the original animation story. (by Slash-kun 3/Mar/2002)

Kunieda Saika
"Mirai no Kioku" (Biblos) Oct/2002 *** 8.7
The long comedy series about contrast teachers (Dissolute homosexual teacher and uncouth heterosexual teacher) of same school and one short story about the impressive romance between the hero and his adopted brother. The story of long series: (Kento Kumagaya, the chemistry teacher fails to propose his colleague, school nurse because he wants her to be a good mother and a good housekeeper for his grandparents. He is laughed by a mysterious beautiful guy and happens to make love with him at the hotel. On the next day at school, Kento is so surprised to meet the guy of last night as a new art teacher, Akira Kagetsu! They decide to keep their secret each other but at the welcome party of Akira, Akira confuses Kento with his old lover and clings to Kento. Somehow they commit sex again! and confess their old memory each other. Hearing sad story of Akira, Kento sympathizes with Akira but gets angry to know it was lie. Kento tries a date with school nurse but leaves her to chase Akira who tries a date with another guy. Kento finally loses the both of nurse and Akira. Kento has a strange dreams by his grandmother's talk about her long married life which started from reluctant arranged marriage. He makes up his mind and goes out to meet Akira but is hit by the car...). The first trial of the publication from Biblos. When I read this book first, I felt a little disappointment because this book is lacking in the darkness or insanity which seem to be the author's most peculiar natural ability, i.e. being more commercial story for many readers like Biblos's typical taste. But after reading twice, I found another value. The author describes very well about the complex feeling for the (traditional japanese) *family* as many contemporary woman have now in Japan. Yes, Kunieda expressed similar theme in "Hanazakari no Niwa" series. Japanese women often want to escape from the restraints of traditional family and want to live freely like homosexual people. But getting old, she begins to wonder she really wants to live without family. When she is young, she often regards apprehension/concern from her parents or her relatives as a nuisance, but when she grows older, she begins to yearn after such warm affection by her family. Akira is also worried about the conflict between the new & free life style and old traditional virtue in this story. He hates Kento's old thought and nagging his family but loves his old-fashioned faithfulness and sincerity (of course Kento's passionate sex, too!). Love story becomes very interesting when hero/heroine loves one who has incompatible/offensive/nasty/bad nature for the hero/heroine. So Kunieda has succeeded in making good drama with deep theme and attractive plot as love story (Especially I am moved very much by the scenes Kento weeps twice - Remembering the affection by his grandfather and grandmother at his tragic childhood and dreaming of living out his happy allotted span of life with Akira). The great mangaka of the group of 1949 like Moto Hagio, Keiko Takemiya,,etc have greatly contributed to free japanese women from old traditional thought or life-style and created many attractive & unique models like "Akira" but recent yaoi writers (like "Complex" by "Ringo Manda") try to find the symbiotic relationship with old-type guys or old concept like "family". But I prefer the last short story because the hero (the college student) is meaner or darker. I really love the dark & serious story with the deep attachment for bad & fiendish guy! (Kunieda's comedy art reminds me of the art of "Hisaichi Ishii", who is the one of best comedy 4 koma mangaka in Japan. It sometimes disturbs my romantic & erotic excitement by reading her yaoi manga. But her art of old japanese house like "old sink of the kitchen" is really wonderful!) (by Slash-kun 26/Oct/2002)

"Natsu Jikan" (Take Shobou) Sep/2002 *** 8.8
Various unique short stories(Impressive shota story. The boy goes to meet a stranger after his mother died. Because she left a lot of love-letter to the guy..../ Immoral & insane mystery. The son returns his home because most of his family died except his beautiful step brother. He finally makes love with his brother but they know both of them had committed a lot of crimes each other so far.../ Hilarious comedy. Very cute student who starts his solitary life meets very tall and masculine tough guy living next door is masturbating with his handkerchief. Tall guy tries to suicide with the hero but gives up by stroking heroes up to ecstasy. Then they know both of them are in trouble by the gap between their appearance and their mind / The sequel of the third story. Hero feels jealous because very charming girl enjoys the feminine date with tall guy / Impressive tragedy. Two students who could not tell their homosexual feelings each other and buried their precious things in the ground meets again to dig it out at the turn of the century...). I have been waiting for this book so long! because this is the first yaoi book of this author ("Kunie Sakai") who has long career as "non-yaoi mangaka". These manga had been appeared in the magazine, "Rei-jin", so the art is dark (with a lot of shadow) & impressive like "Old Seinen Gekiga (Old japanese adult guys' violent manga)" and resembles "Youki Fukai" and "Bora Naono" and her naked bodies are so erotic (exact and natural)! I love Saika's character, especially her oyaji (middle-aged men) because they are soooo sexy though they are dirty with stubbly beard or very tired (I made great effort to gather djs of her "Hanazakari no Niwa" series because hero's father is sooo cool but the author issued so little yaoi djs). I think Saika is one of the most great mangaka who can write very attractive middle-aged guy! The author mixes very well "comical-omission art" and "best art of scenery" ("The shadow of Shouji, paper sliding door", "Old japanese houses","Powerful sex scenes",etc). Every story is unique and both of comedy and tragedy are very interesting (But I prefer the tragedy because her dark art looks better) !! I wish to read more and more her yaoi stories!! (by Slash-kun 07/Sep/2002)

Kunii Tohru
"Tenshoku no Izumi" (Houbunsha) Jun/1996 8.1 **
Very funny comedy of the kindergarten teacher. Hashiba Izumi is a businessman in Tokyo but he suddenly returns his home and succeed his family business, kindergarten because his father enters hospital. Izumi has special talent and every child likes him but one kindergartner, Yuuko Kusumi says he will make Izumi be his lover and tries to seduce Izumi...It's very interesting that Yuuko is very clever, impudent and precocious and Izumi is very awkward and weak and too tender. Very enjoyable.(by Slash-kun 01/Apr/2001)

Kuon Mao
"Koi Seyo Shounen" (Kousai Shoubou) Feb/2001 8.15 ***
Shota taste short stories including high school classmate couples (Her characters are very cute, so they don't seem to be students). Her uke are very wild even if they are young, so her stories are natural and easy to accept for many readers (And her sex scenes are very erotic!!). I want to read the sequel of the last interesting series (elder tender man and a wild boy whose father is dead and mother is always busy to work) very much. I think this boy should be grown up into very cool seme! (by Slash-kun 10/Feb/2001)

Kurebayashi Tsukiko
"Angel peach hip" (Kousai Shobou) Aug/2001 8.3 ***
PWP short stories. First title two stories are especially silly and just sex without story (but very cute and erotic), but other stories are good students romance (very funny and sometimes a little sensitive/dramatic). Art is skillful and easy to read for everybody. (by Slash-kun 26/Aug/2001)

"Kiduite Hoshikute" (Byakuyashobou) Jun/94 8.0 **
Perhaps this is one of her very early works. One long series about two students and three short stories (Teacher&student / two students / adult man & mysterious young man). I like long series and first short story because both of two are dramatic and a little sensitive & angst (hero has a crush on teacher or student but hero can not tell his feeling honestly) like her other popular works from Biblos. BTW the author seems to like Formula 1 by her comment. I like F1 very much, so I wish her to write the lovely story of F1 now! (by Slash-kun 27/Jan/2001)

Kurumigi Kurumi
"Kids Channel!!" (Kasakura Shuppansha) Sep/2002 *** 8.4
Shota Short PWP (Hero of children TV program with animal costume saves a child actor from his bad & cruel manager / A cousin, unique fashion designer often makes very pretty costumes for hero but can not tell his feeling though he measures the size of hero every time.../ The son of "the hospital for beast people" falls in love with very cute patient but he knows the patient has been bred for sex pet / The sequel of third story. The patient becomes an assistant of the hospital but thoughtless tries to make love with him / The boy loses his parents by accident and is taken charge by his bad uncle. The boy is really a successor of very old and rich family, so his uncle buys him to the selfish son of his rival family / The sequel of fifth story. The hero gets the secret books for successor and becomes very cruel & strong guy by the revenge of his enemy / Santa Claus boy fails his work and should separate his lover, reindeer and become human.../ The sequel of seventh story. The hero get the gift from reindeer) in pursuit of the author's taste/interest. Her second book. Mainly serialized on Magazine "XX" (very precious shota magazines survived yet - most shota magazines had been suspended before 2000). Her art is very cute, vivid & SKILLFUL like designer (Even very small cuts, her illustrations have very good balance and compositional arrangement)! The author says at her postscript, she likes "God & spirits", "Animals with cat-bunny ears & tails" and "Ghost/Monster/Non-human", so I could really enjoy her delightful works of this book containing such factors. Especially her ninja boy trio is very pretty!! Of course she has written very passionate/hard sex scenes (the expression of children's nipple is very unique and exciting)!! (by Slash-kun 21/Sep/2002)

Kusaka Takaaki
"Aisareru Hito he Tsugu" (Core Magazine) Jul/2002 *** 8.48
The long dramatic & sincere love romance of the boy who has brought by his unhappy mother not to believe anybody finds the love that asks nothing in return through the cats and finally becomes able to tell his love to his real lover. The story: (The art school student, Mahiro Aikawa happens to save bloody Toshinori Okakaneko who is also art student. Toshinori saved cat but he himself was also hit by the car on his way to school from the pets' hospital. Toshinori asks Aikawa to be his housekeeper for a month until Toshinori's broken bones would recover with "a lot of reward". Aikawa wonders why Toshinori can live gorgeous mansion alone and pay much money to him but knows it. Toshinori is male prostitute. Aikawa refuses to be Toshinori's onerous housekeeper but works for Toshinori without reward...). The author's second book ("Netsubyou - Feverish" is her first book) but first long series. Besides very skillful & impressive art & erotic sex scenes, the author's description of conversation & transition of the characters' feeling is so well & elaborate that readers will be easily & deeply moved and taken into the story. And the sketch of cats are very natural (The author seems to actually keep the cat) and last additional story comparing cats is so funny!! I also love the author's adult cool characters (Toshinori's customers), so I wish to read the author's immoral story of the adult guys like incest story between a son and his father next time. (by Slash-kun 20/Jul/2002)

"Netsubyou - Feverish" (Core Magazine) Aug/2001 8.25 ***
Her first comics. Two series of stories. First series is about the aggressive beautiful uke boy who is working at host club and conservative seme who is working at bar. Second series is about the fashion model who is interested in silver ornament art and the artist who can not stop his violence by angry though he is uke (first uke and second uke are brothers). The mood of stories resembles Tousuisha's writers but there are explicit sex scenes. So if you have some dissatisfaction for too tame Tousuisha stuffs but want to read very sincere ones with beautiful art, you will be very content with this writer! (by Slash-kun 11/Aug/2001)

Mamahara Ellie
"Gokuraku Caf'e vol.1" (Tokuma Shoten) Sep/2002 ** 8.38
The long series story of the professional baseball player who fears his surgical operation and a waiter of the caf'e who has unique idiosyncrasy who attracts stalkers. The story: (Yuuto Takanashi who is a waiter of the caf'e finds the man who is going to committing suicide. The man is just trying to help stray kitty but Yuuto pushes him into the river. Yuuto apologizes and takes him to his caf'e and knows the man is a star player of the baseball, Moriharu Esaka by the customers there. Yuuto knows the news that Esaka may be helpless because of the serious injury of his arm and Esaka escapes from the fear of the operation in USA. Yuuto tries to encourage Esaka but Esaka wants Yuuto himself instead of it...). Very tender and romantic romance like "Tousuisha". The author adopts the fantastic image (doll and the story) of "a puppet show" very tactfully and Yuuto's friends are very funny (Especially a master of the caf'e is very sexy middle-aged guy like "Jean Reno"), but some poison or evil factors may be a little short for me. I hope to see more dangerous love between Yuuto and Esaka! (by Slash-kun10/Aug/2002)

Manda Ringo
"Complex vol.4 FOREVER" (Biblos) May/2002 ** 9
The final volume of long series over a period of 8 years, lifetime long story of main heroes (Tatsuya and Junichi), from their childhood to their old age like "Hanazakari no Niwa" series by Kunie Sakai. In this volume, the author describes the family problems like their son's love/friendship with his friend or the separation by the partner's death, like movie, "Torch song trilogy". The story: (Kenta, a son of Tatsuya, finds his good friend, Manabu recently acts stiffly for him. Manabu feels lonely be his parents' divorce and hates Kenta's girl friend, Aya. Kenta is worried about the difference between love and friendship, then he choose the Aya and parts with Manabu. After years, Kenta hears the rumor about Manabu's homosexuality and realizes he just escaped from Manabu... / Junichi becomes 50 years old. He overhears a diagnosis of his bad cancer at hospital and goes to a hot-spring resort with Tatsuya.../ Junichi becomes 83 years old and visit Tatsuya's grave with his many family). Reading this volume, I could not hold back my tears. There is no sex scenes but great contentment like after reading a roman-fleuve! I have deeply impressed at heroes life (Heroes complete their living without any regrets. They *keep* loving each other until their death). The author chose hero's son did not become homosexual like his parents to emphasize the difficulty to choose one of "friendship and love". It's very hard choice and both will lose something (It's true & natural/realistic) but I wanted Kanta to be homosexual....(Because I already know real life is very hard). The author dared to express the old age of the heroes like NYNY (was very controversial) and I'd like to praise Biblos's brave approval (but most is newly written for this volume - not serialization in magazines) of author's challenge (not pure yaoi story but emphasis of the importance of family's continuation). At end-note, the author writes about her childbirth, child-rearing and her old grand mother and it shows such her experience with various aged people offers the depth to her story. I feels strong uniqueness in this series very much which is not found in many similar/commonplace yaoi stories written by young mangaka. I wish this whole series should be translated to all over the world as same as "NYNY"!! (by Slash-kun 23/Jun/2002)

Manazuru Chizuko
"Diamond CATS vol.2" (Kousai Shobou) Oct/2001 8.3 ***
The sequel of vol.1 & other short PWPs. In this volume, Rio's father becomes very good guy but he realizes Yuuki is the lover of his son and Yuuki has made love, too. So I'm looking forward to reading the sequel of these three guys complex love story like CHI-RAN. I also enjoy other PWPs of seme who is "able in public but foolish only for uke". (by Slash-kun 21/Oct/2001)

"Diamond CATS vol.1" (Kousai Shobou) Sep/2001 8.3 ***
Young idol stars' PWP series. The members, Yuuki and Rio of the young idol star group, "Diamond CATS" love each other in secret. Yuuki sometimes finds dilemma for Rio because Yuuki monopolize Rio but also wants his fame/success as idol star...They make love in every short story! I praise the author's efforts! (by Slash-kun 21/Oct/2001)

Matsudaira Tetsu / Tsutae Yuzu
"Suki na Mono wa Suki dakara Shouganai!!" (Kadokawa Shoten) Aug/2001 8.2 **
This is manga version of same title of Boy's Love "Game" and "Novels" (written by Tsutae Yuzu & Sawaki Toshiho). Sora Hashiba and Sunao Fujimori had been caught in secret research center like the brothers in "NIGHT HEAD", but only Hashiba could escape from it. They encounters as room mates at the boy dormitory of high school again but they could not be good friend easily. But they should act for the prince and swan for the dramatics of the high school festival...I could not understand the story well when I read this first because I hadn't played this game or read this novel and had no background. Her art is very fantastic and resembles Tamaki Fuji. It fits the good friendship romance of the students but doesn't the another conspiracy or mysterious factor hidden behind this story. I think there are too many factors in this story for the readers who don't have enough knowledge for this game or novels. The author has her own site, so I'd like to check and want to read other titles. (by Slash-kun 29/Aug/2001)

Matsumoto Temari
"Oujisama no Obenkyou" (Outou Shobou) Jul/2002 *** 8.48
6 short impressive various romance (The instructor of the prince tries to teach how to sex but the prince wants him to show actually with the prince.../Two years younger cute childhood friend was shorter than hero and often followed hero like a little dog, but now he has grown up so taller and turns out to be a very wild guy like wolf / The temporary workers of video rental shop become sexual companions. Hero begins to love another worker but can not tell it.. / Hero and his old friend were same height at their childhood but now hero is too shorter than his friend, so hero feels a lot of complex... / A Hero, boy knows a next-door neighbor, young guy will transfer to far place with his parents. Then hero confines the guy / The roommate persuades the hero every day to become the nude model for him. Hero accepts it but he is nearly raped by the roommate...). The author's first book (Outou Shobou starts new series, "GUST Mania Comics." This is a first book of the series). The plots are mostly very erotic with strong emotions and a little dangerous (forcible) sex, but the impression after reading is very likable / refreshing. It may be because all stories are happy ending and the art style is very graceful with quiet atmosphere (impressive by obvious contrast of light and shadow) and characters are attractive & cool like Kazuya Minekura. (by Slash-kun 13/Jul/2002)

Matsumoto Yuuka
"Ai wa Kakkowarui" (Shoubunkan) Aug/2002 *** 8.35
Short PWPs of shota taste but with dark/angst atmosphere (A sleepwalker student suffers from very attractive roommate of the dormitory / The hero is kidnapped and raped by his lover who is mania of "Image club playing" / The prequel of second story. Hero is working student of TV station. He finds the very popular star's secret, weird preference / The sequel of second story. The rival star threaten the hero. The star wonders his rival find his homosexual relationship with hero, but.. / The weak friend from his childhood gives the precious things to the hero. Hero is afraid of his friend death../ The student feels frustration because his private teacher terminates their sexual relationship. He is molested in the train by mysterious guy.../ When the hero goes to nursery school to pick up his brother, he meets with his old lover, a the principal of the school...). The author is good at drawing shota stories, so her uke's face is very cute and seems to be "child". Uke is very active/courageous (dark character with dark hair s sometimes acts as uke and sometimes acts as seem - The author may like dark hair and both roles! The character of white hair is frivolous/silly). All the stories are funny with active/good/speedy tempo of "heroic animation for boys" or "video game" (the story of the dreamer star is very interesting! Actors are often possessed by great fantasy!) and easy to read. (by Slash-kun 24/Aug/2002)

"Kamisama Help!!" (Shoubunkan) Feb/2001 8 ***
Various short PWPs (fantasies, comedies, dark & serious stories,,etc). Her art seems to be a sort of boyish SF fantasy djs works of 1980's, so the author should adopt more contemporary factors to make her stories unique... (by Slash-kun 04/mar/2001)

Matsuura Kei
"Suki to Itte!" (Ohkura Shuppan) Dec/00 8.2 ***
Her newest and fourth comic. Long fantasy comedy of lonely cat man who is changed into child by the monster like goat and unique PWP of arrogant student who is seeking his real seme lover though he himself seems to be very seme and incest short story. All are very erotic and cute! Her stories have very good tempo (funny and a little sensitive) and all characters are attractive & full of energy. This comic may be her best work. (by Slash-kun 21/Jan/2001)

Matsuyama Hanako
"Chiisaku Yowai Hitotachihe vol.1" (Shuueisha) Mar/2001 8.35 *
Her second commercial comics. Very unique dry comedy of 4 Koma manga about the strange people with various problems who come to consult with two doctors of mental hospital (psychoanalysts). Some of the people are her typical characters, Mori Ranmaru,,etc. Especially I like crazy Kyushuu-Danji father stories (who is very traditional men who lives in Kyushu area - southern area of Japan and have old thought), bros incest, Master student & servant student, Otaku writers & his beautiful fan, a bully student & his victim student because they are m/m stories (but not explicit) and very silly and a little nihilistic. The author is going to issue more than three comics in this year, so she is now very noteworthy writer in this year!(by Slash-kun 01/Jul/2001)

"Kare wa Sokoniita" (Gakken) Mar/1996 8 *
Very unique atmosphere short dry comedy stories like Kazumi Tohjoh or Ichiko Ima. Not explicit yaoi but some stories are m/m friendship ones. I like unique fantasy story, "Shounen to Kinoko" best. The art is skillful and resembles the early times of "Ami Sugimoto". (by Slash-kun 01/Apr/2001)

Matsuzaki Akemi
"Bokura wa Seinen Tanteidan" (Nanbara Kikaku) Nov/84 8.3 ***
The parody of "Kaijin Nijuumensou" by Ranpo Edogawa with enormous pastiche of old nostalgic things (manga, animation, TV drama, book, food, culture, electric appliances, etc). This had been serialized in early classic yaoi magazine, "ALLAN"(issued from 1980). This was very popular serialization. In 1980's there were only two type of stories in yaoi, tragedy and PWP. This was typical PWP and the author seems to enjoy such tremendous quotation of retrospective thing because "The relationship between detective Kogorou Akechi and his assistant, Kobayashi" was one of the oldest subject considered as m/m relationship in japanese yaoi history. (by Slash-kun 11/Feb/2002)

Maya Kaoruko
"Hoshuu no Ouji" (Taiyou Tosho) May/2002 8.43 ***
Long BDSM fantastic story of the captive prince's hardship (Eliot, the prince of the defeated/conquered country should become a sex slave of Albarl, the prince of the victor country in order to save the life of his people. Albarl teaches Eliot various shameful sex plays and deprives all the pride from Eliot but the people rise in revolt against Albarl's father and Eliot can recover his position... ) and short story of the forbidden love between the young king and chief knight of his Guards. Both are the stories in the interesting fictional world/period angst romance and have a lot of hard sex scenes! Especially the plot/ending of the first story is very interesting and the transit of Eliot's emotion (Eliot tries to terminate his pretending as sex slave when he knows his country rises in revolt, but feels embarrassment when Albarl keeps loving him not as a prince but as a just man whose name is Eliot, and finally realizes his love to Albarl!) is very dramatic! The author avoids an easy ending by Albarl's death and the readers can enjoy the suggestiveness/aftertaste of this story. I think this book is the best one of current author's works. (by Slash-kun 20/Apr/2002)

"Waruiko" (Shoubunkan) Nov/97 8.1 ***
Her first original comic (She issued animation parody reissue comic before this) . Very explicit & dangerous / immoral shota series "Waruiko" (it is interesting the weak uke boy dominates seme elder man mentally at last) and other short stories (seems good student - but truly dangerous & his bad classmate / classmates who is going to be graduated / brothers in law). The plots are all interesting. Her sex scenes are very hard & powerful though they were written in 1997. I think the expression of such yaoi sex scenes does not progresses so much. (by Slash-kun 04/mar/2001)

Magazine
"Pierce Aug issue" (Magazine Magazine) Aug/2002 *** 8.4
Various short stories with a lot of hard sex 'only' for adult female readers (Young readers under 20 years old can not buy this magazine at bookstore). The writers are: Takakura Rou (A policeman begins to live together with his old classmate of their high school who was a prisoner and served his full term in prison. The classmate suspects that the hero can not refuse the sex with him because hero refused it when they were students and now he has a pacemaker in his heart...), Akiba Jiro (PWP about consumer financing company. Very beautiful man comes to borrow the money but he can not enough because of the financial judgment. But the manager offers his personal loan to him who will do anything he can...), Kaen (Twin brothers who often make love each other finally decide to separate. At the night before departure to the England, one brother can hear the sincere confession of love from the other for the first time), Takao Fuyuki (A student who is eager about volunteerism happens to be a sexual companion of a temporary working student. He is ashamed of his preference and decides to go abroad for overseas volunteer activity and makes excessive advice the working student...), Tohjoh Asami (The serialized story about the brothers who have kept making love since they saw their parents' sex. The friend of younger bro of basket ball club, knows brothers' secret and tries to be a good partner-player in the club but can not hide his love for the younger brother...), Hori Erio (The step father lets his son go to the cramming school. But he sees the teacher is forced to do oral sex by the principal in the rest room. The teacher seems to ask him for help...), Sadahiro Mika (Very stylish & happy love-triangle story among nice guys trio, a very cool all-round handyman and his good & obedient assistant who tried suicide when he was a office worker and very beautiful young executive but lustful man), Nidai Akemi (Romance of the office workers. Hero often cooks the dishes for his senior co-worker who is heterosexual. Hero confesses he is gay and moves to far branch but can not forget senior worker and spends empty days with one-night stand lovers...), Kita Matose (The backward student of the agricultural school deals roughly his cow in his training. Then the teacher *milks* him like cow...), Kawamoto Tomoru (An ordinary office worker, a wage slave goes to department store to buy his lunch. He sees "the hero show" for the children and is invited into "the evil group..." and makes love with the members...). There are so many dramatic & erotic stories that this volume is substantial and is really well worth reading! (Especially serious & dark stories of Takao Fuyuki & Tohjoh Asami are very impressive! Former has silent and unique atmosphere and latter's sex scene has strong impact!!). Maybe magazine, "Pierce" is most powerful yaoi magazine in Japan now. And I'm very surprised to know so strict regulations for the contribution by new mangaka (More than 1/3 pages should be realistic sex scenes, the time should be "now in Japan" and "period dramas, science fiction, fantasy" are prohibited!). Such strict limitation may avoid (keep away) the childish self-satisfaction of writers. But I wonder why there are so many photograph/advertisement of "homosexual video". It may be because the chief editor is male. Most of them are not beautiful and I think it make whole atmosphere and impression after the reading a little dirty... (by Slash-kun 13/Jul/2002)

Meiji Kanako
"Ecchi Dokuhon" (Issuisha) Dec/2001 8.45 ***
The newest short porno stories (Hentai - Lolita-complex - bishoujo) for male readers including very progressive/avant-garde three stories (The stories of hikikomori syndrome brother and mental regression uncle are my favorite!) contained anthology magazine, "Hageshikute Hen". The first story, "Tsushin-ai" has m/m sex scene (The boy with pure heart loves a wanton girl and he wants to monopolize her . But he should do threesome sex with her and other guy, and he is penetrated by *another* guy, i.e. foursome. How pity he is!). Other stories (The new wife realizes her true sexual desire for the first time by the dirty word of the porno video / A girl, daughter of the the owner of the apartment house asks a renter about "Shiofuki" - wetting of cunt by sexual desire/excitement / A the girl who happens to live with her cousin together and keeps masturbation every night with his image, asks her classmate how to be his girl friend and succeed in making love with him! ) are also agreeable for female readers like me! So I want many female readers to read this!! (by Slash-kun 7/Apr/2002)

"Shoujo no Kobeya" (Fujimi Shuppan) May/2000 8.3
Her second book of the various porno stories (Hentai - Lolita-complex - bishoujo) for male readers. All are very short (There are 14 stories!!). The first story (comedy about the heroine given the penis by alien) and third one (the sexual relationship between mother-daughter in law) are f/f romance. And some of them are unique fantasy. The author's male characters are very cool for me though these are porno stories for male readers and the plot is different from ordinary typical porno ones, so I could really enjoy reading this! (by Slash-kun 7/Apr/2002)

"Sugar Sugar" (Tokyo Sanseisha) Sep/98 8.6 ***
Short stories of Lolita-complex stories including m/m factors (fantasy of a girl who picks up a desk of androgynous alien and her sex slave boy / A inpatient girl making love with his boy friend at hospital observed by the ghosts / unique fantasy of man at the border of this life and next life / A girl's revenge to her old friend student who bullied her before / The younger sister who likes her brother and refuses his girl-friend and longs him to have homosexual boy friend instead / The girl who adores her elder female student will realize real-love with his boy friend / The girl who hates "too girlish clothes" will allow them by his boy friend / The queen girl students rapes her sex slave, boy student and realize that she was also slave by her parents and teachers / The sister who has been raped by one of the brothers-in-law and finds who he is / The mere old good secure dream of the old man who write novels at amateur writers club). This is porno book for adult guys issued by "From Shuppan" but this author is female, so I can not consider this as ordinary porno stories for guys. Yaoi is often said by people "homosexual stories written by female writers for female readers". In yaoi stories, male characters are often humiliated for female readers. Especially uke suffers from many obstacles or severe destiny like old type heroine. In this author's book, heroines are very lustful but do not suffer from male characters unreasonably and cute or timid male characters are sometimes teased by selfish & wanton heroines! It's very interesting phenomenon that in heterosexual porno stories, some female writers try to avoid stereotype cool and reliable guys who try to guide/dominate heroines aggressively/tenderly. I enjoyed this book very much but I'm a little afraid that ordinary male readers will not enjoy such unique porno stories written by female writers even if the heroines are very cute and sexy....Meiji already some similar porno books, so I'd like to read other ones! (by Slash-kun 10/Feb/2002)

Mihashi An
"Tsuki no Hana" (Sanwa Shuppan) Dec/2002 *** 8.65
Very dark long BDSM series but with deep theme and one short prequel story (The incestuous story of Minato and his twin brother, Naoto) and one very impressive short story about two old friends who have S and M preference (Hero felt arousal to see his friend bullied another. After years they encounter again, then hero induces his friend to rape him to come out their strange sexual preference) and the sequel of first long series (Nakazawa's current love life). The story of long series:(Wretched & dead drunk teacher, Nakazawa finds the homosexual couple in the part at night. One of them are his old friend, Haru Shiina who was bullied by students including Nakazawa. Recently Nakazawa is very worried about his student who committed suicide though he was not bullied but he himself bullied. Haru realizes Nakazawa and knows his worry by news. Then Haru says very mysterious word to Nakazawa - "Your student was better than you". Then Nakazawa becomes a sexual toy between Haru and his lover, Minato to find out the meanings of Haru's word....). I'm very moved by this long story because I basically like dark story and additionally this has very strong message by real experience (Bullying at school) by the author! Yaoi stories often adopt this, bullying problem ("Yugi Yamada" also adopts this into very attractive angst story) because the yaoi fans often enjoy the catastrophe by the release from too severe (sexual) discrimination or hardship. The author forces so obstinately "the man who bullied" to analyze the reason Nakazawa bullied. I'm very sorry the agony of Nakazawa. Nakazawa hid himself (homosexuality) by bury himself into the group (collective behavior). Then the author (Haru) presses Nakazawa to regain his independent personality. It's very hard trial for Nakazawa but essential process for him to grow up. The incestuous story of Minato is also good, sad, dark and insane angst story. I want to read more sequel about this twin (I love Naoto very much)! Short story about old friends are also very excellent story though the pages are so few!! Heroes' long & deep attachment for his friend and their happy ending (though it may be insane in public) are very impressive. The author is very manly because she does not use easy jokes and keeps to face the serious problems. At postscript, she humbles her theme is not adequate for yaoi love stories, but I think her themes are very good and wants her to imitate current easy commercial tendency like other many yaoi mangaka. BTW two short stories of this book (incestuous one and old friends' one) were substitutive work for other mangaka's failure. The author prepared them aimlessly (without definite appointment of publish) beforehand, but such works were the most interesting ones because they were written by only pure author's intention and there was no editor's commercial-entertaining intention. So I hope current prosperity of sellers' market (mangaka are in great demand) longs forever. Then editor should excavate more works written and hoarded by unnamed mangaka!! (by Slash-kun 14/Dec/2002)

"CAT IN SWEET" (Sanwa Shuppan) Nov/2001 8.38 ***
Explicit two series. Her first comic. The first series is unique S&M angst between the very selfish rich student, Mahito and the son of his father's servant, Takumi. Mahito does mischief to attract Takumi's concern, then Takumi gives the sexual punishment to Mahito. The sex scenes are very hard but not so erotic for me because they often use the appliance (vibrators) which I don't like so much. But the last story of this series (Mahito should succeed his father's company and become good entrepreneur like his father. Then Mahito buys the vibrators for himself not to depend on only Takumi though Mahito does not really want to become independent from Takumi) is very interesting and dramatic. The second series is the comedy of reversible businessmen couple. They were the student and his home teacher in the past and recently happens to encounter again at their office...In this series, they don't use vibrators (but only once use thin spray an when hero becomes very nervous). The author seems to use such non-penis material when her characters feel uneasy or angry to their partners. But her characters look like very humane and her stories are natural, so I feel a little strange when they use such sexual tools/implements... (by Slash-kun 29/Sep/2001)

Minami Haruka
"Kindan no Amai Kajitsu" (Biblos) May/2002 *** 8.4
Various short stories of various ages (Teacher of boys school comforts his beautiful student who is anguished by one-sided love for his classmate / The poor student who just parted with his patron becomes a house keeper of his sexual companion who lives with cool & adult roommate / The student realizes his blunt & formal classmate is a very nice guy. But nice guy is a really decadent son of the head of very big family of "the art of flower arrangement" / When a student is dating with his adult sexual companion, he is observed by the another student who is his one-sided lover. Another student threaten the hero to be his sexual companion / The transfer student who wants sincere partner falls in love with the chairman student who has taken care of him very kindly. The chairman student can not say he has many sexual companions / The student loves his home doctor and keeps teasing. The doctor refuses hero's proposal but knows his refusal hurts hero a lot...) and not only "shota" stories as usual. I prefer adult guys' romance and this stories were very interesting but I felt the author was much better at drawing shota stories than adult guys' romance. Her adult love romance is very tactful with full of entertainment but lacks of serious & sensitive feeling (the characters are a little decadent and cool/clever) . I think the author's fans are always expecting the noisy trouble of the cute and foolish young characters in the silly & unscrupulous stories. (by Slash-kun 10/Aug/2002)

"Koibito Shigan" (Biblos) Jan/2001 8.2 ***
Her typical PWP but most stories are about more adult couples (college student & businessman / high school classmates) than usual her shota works like "Strawberry children". These adult couples are more interesting & sexy for me and I love her such cool & wild semes (but look very pretty) and aggressive & lust ukes (look so naive and innocent apparently with girlish & delicious bodies) who sometimes change to be very short with funny comical(embarrassing/angry) faces. (by Slash-kun 24/Feb/2001)

Minami Megumu
"Sono Ude ni Boku wo Daite" (Houbunsha) Nov/2002 *** 8.6
Four unique & interesting stories (Very strong & brave slave is going to be trained for sex-slave for the Emperor of Rome by his secretary. Slave falls in love with his secretary and suggests him about eloping with.../ A strange guy with birthmark of scorpion on his face are living in the wood alone. He is feared by the people but falls in love with a guy who comes to kill him.../ Investigators meet a very poor and miserable man who guards the tombs and finds he is really a very important person.../ The king who hates priests rapes a new priest to bully. He makes the priest know he was a son from unfaithful love affair of his mother with priest but the priest keeps to believe god. He wants to save dying priest though he knows the priest is really a son of the previous legal queen...) based on unique situation like ancient Rome, fantastic fable, medieval Europe which is now the author's own style. I always admire the author's rich imagination, intelligence, curiosity & challenging mind! Of course very erotic (Her intelligence does not prevent Eros. Thank you!). I love second and fourth stories (so dramatic!!) very much because her ukes are made a fool by "the period" and "their destiny" but have single-minded determination (self-sacrificing *strong* love) for semes. Her beautiful art flatters her fantastic stories well!! (by Slash-kun 14/Dec/2002)

"Tarantula" (Houbunsha) Nov/2001 8.45 ***
Various short stories by arranging historical facts (boys the crusaders tragedy/ Musashi Miyamoto and his rival, Kojirou Sasaki) or old legends (Rolan & Olivie's swords, Autocrel & Durandal / Apollo & Dionysus of the Greek myths ) very tactfully & erotically like her previous book, "Kanrakukyuu". This series' atmosphere is also very attractive & fantastic and the world of author's imagination is very great though I think previous series were more excellent and had perfect plots...(by Slash-kun 23/Nov/2001)

Minami Q-ta
"Cool Pine" (Shoudensha) May/2002 8.6
The long series about a present-day girl student who starts her no-virtuous but natural love from the sex. Story:(A high school girl student, Rika goes to the room of her senior boy student, Satoshi Tachibana with a slight interest but lost her virginity for some reason or other. Rika keeps making love with Satoshi to prove sex and boy-friend are not so important for her life though she does not love Satoshi so much. She feels dissatisfaction with Satoshi who is very blunt and silent and tries to make love with an another adult guys who is very smart & kind superficially for her but she feels their hypocrisy and returns to Satoshi by herself. When she begins to feel disgusted with Satoshi who makes love with her friend or does not take care of her, she happens to know a very cool elder girl, Kei at clubhouse and becomes on terms of intimacy with Kei. Kei is suffered by her unhappy family as well as Satoshi and they are enough thoughtful to scold Rika when Rika tries to treat her parents roughly. Rika feels nostalgia for the time when she was pure and did not know the sex and begins to hate herself because she can not hate Satoshi who ordered her to return her home when she tries to stay out late at night though he makes love with other girls. Rika also hate herself who is too timid to accept threesome-sex with Kei and parts with Satoshi. But after months when they pass each other at town, Rika finds some loneliness on the back of Satoshi and returns to him. But Rika has grown up and changes to be a tough girl who can refuse from just obedient girl and makes effort to understand Satoshi's feeling from his expressionless/blank/shy face (finds his good taste for music) and wishes she can be his good partner like his family in some day...) I think the greatness of this author are, "Her heroine is not so lucky like traditional heroine of old shoujo manga"(The present-day readers can sympathize with this natural heroine), "Her heroine is brave/graceful and does not cower or does not worry too much" and "The hero (heroine's lover) is generally not so cool/handsome (but Satoshi is very cool for me!) " (The readers can understand "finding good boy friend is not final goal of girl's life and it is necessary for girls to realize the happiness by their own effort). The author's story is realistic (not dreamy) but the author tactfully avoids describing nasty/disgusting jealousy from heroine's girl friends. There are also very nice girls without unpleasantness in the long series "Lon-tai Baby" by Satosumi Takaguchi but this story is not so exaggerated like Tagaguchi's female action stories. The heroine is more natural and does not pretend too bold (The heroes, too). So many current readers (including middle-aged women like me) can read it with gentle/mild/natural/ unprejudiced feeling and they will weep to find what resembles themselves in the heroine's way of life. In 1970's some shoujo mangaka who called "24 nen gumi (debuted in Shouwa 24 nen - in 1949)" had written very excellent shoujo manga with deep them and splendid expression which is worthy for male readers, too. But I think the manga of this author and other similar natural female mangaka like "Night Yamada","Momoyo Anno",,,etc who can describe "vivid m/f relationship nowadays" can make many male readers enjoy very much in different meaning (Male readers need not find women's mystique out of mere curiosity). (by Slash-kun 29/Jun/2002)

"Guzu na Onna bakarija naize" (Bunkasha) Dec/97 8.3
The short stories of modern young girls' real lives which contains f/f stories (a sadistic preference story of idol student in girl school / unique love story of lesbian girl who is being teased by a bully boy. She loves heterosexual girl friend but at the end she will be comforted by the guy) and the author's delivery experience story of her baby. She said in this book after delivery, she feels relax because she is not considered as a young girl anymore. Now in Japan, being young girl is hard task/status for women who have unique talent or want to live uniquely...(by Slash-kun 10/Nov/2001)

Minamino Mashiro
"Princess Shield" (Shonshokan) Jul/2002 *** 8.58
The long romance between a pet-shop worker and his old friend, relatives with unique atmosphere and short romance between a pet-shop owner and the teacher of kindergarten. The story of long romance: (A pet-shop worker, Jiu has blunt but obedient boy-friend, Momiji who is Jiu's cousin. Momiji hurts his arm to stop the car which nearly carries Hime, selfish Pomeranian of Momiji's shop. Jiu begins to feel Momiji's devotion like a heavy weight on his mind and escapes to farmhouse...). The author's expression has been always very unique (with mysterious but tender and funny atmosphere) and this book is very good example of it! I'm deeply moved the reconciliation between Jiu and Momiji (Jiu thought he was very selfish and greedy but knows Momiji is also greedy and has had dark desire for Jiu as well) who had lacked enough conversation. The author's blunt but sincere seme has always been very attractive!! In this book, new animal character, Hime is so hilarious!! The author keeps dog and recently issued dog's manga, "Shippo no Kimochi", so I think she is very fond of and is familiar with dogs. The books the author writes about her favorite should be interesting in most cases! (by Slash-kun 14/Sep/2002)

"Mawata no Oukoku vol.1" (Gentousha) Dec/2001 8.43 **
The funny day with light erotic atmosphere among student and his stuffed doll (Squint-eyed & blunt college student, Tetsuta Tonoue is living in a apartment house with a mysterious & cute stuffed rabbit, "Mugita" which can change into human figure. Tetsuta's younger brother, Yuuta and Tetsuta's friend, Iwachika often tease such strange relationship between fierce man who fondles rabbit and the rabbit devotes himself to the man. One day Mugita of human figure experienced serious kiss with Tetsuta. Mugita feels guilty for being human figure because Mugita is apt to want further...). Mugita is very cute and somehow his Kansai dialect is very funny! This author's story is very tender (cute/innocent/slow uke) with unique atmosphere but sometimes very erotic (sulky/savage/covetous seme) like Kotoeli Kulo. I'm very fond of such couple because it's very interesting uke consoles stubborn seme and makes seme open seme's mind to the other people. (by Slash-kun 21/Mar/2002)

"Boku wa Kimi no tameno Boku vol.1" (Shinkousha) Nov/2001 8.35 **
The author's typical tender & fantastic story (seme fondles uke very much unconditionally and unique animal/existence appears). In "Sakura-sou", a small apartment, 4 lodgers are living with "Zashikiwarashi" which is japanese spirit who are child/young person and living in the room. They spend very funny days and act very happy big artificial family as "Home Sweet Home series" by Takahide Kamei. Yaoi fans and gay often like such artificial family stories like "Torch song trilogy". Minamino's story is newer and fresher because she adds fantastic factors to it. (by Slash-kun 15/Dec/2001)

"100 Carat Bambino" (Shinshokan) Jun/2001 8.3 ***
The sequel of "Tomoe & Suzuki" series but hero of this volume is "Tomoe Kojika(different person with same name)" and younger boy (elementary school pupil), Takeru. Takeru is seme though he is younger, so the story is dramatic and interesting! The author often uses the metaphor using the animal for her characters and in this time, she compares hero and his lover pupil as bambi (little deer) and dog. It's very cute and funny. (by Slash-kun 08/Jul/2001)

Minion
"Foreskin Boys" (Outou Shobou) Mar/98 *** 8.4
Short shota stories (some are comedy and others are serious/dark ones - I like third insane story the best) written by Loli-con/Bishoujo male mangaka (When three little boys returns home from school, they find the porno magazine and jerk off each other and make love / The delusion of the author who are raping his boy character / The boy who was threaten & raped by man because of his shoplifting, is raped again by the video tape of his first rape and goes into ecstasies by his current picture by the video camera / The elder brother who tries to enter the suppository to his younger brother, feels arousal - this story was written for yaoi magazine - maybe Biblos's / Hero uses his little cat for sexual toy but hero will be taken by full-grown cat.../ Selfish prince escapes from his fellows but experiences sexual hardship by Satan and becomes good prince for his fellows / The boy who like heroic adventure TV drama for children is kidnapped and made/alternated into sex slave / The boys who is oppressed by girls in the future world is saved by brave boy / The school nurse invents the game program but it moves badly and tries to rape the pupil using the feeler - a parody of "Gaogaigar" / The pupils and teacher tries to torture sexually a bully pupil together - another parody of "Kodomo no Omocha")! I read shota manga written by male mangaka and issued as yaoi comics/series (For example, "Hadaka no Shounen" by Hindenburg) for female readers but I had never read shota manga written by male mangaka & issued as *seijin/porno("Hentai")* comics/series for *adult male* readers!! It's quite rare/unusual thing! The art resembles Hindenburg's book very much but the motivation of the writer is different (this author's heroes do not seem to be affected by heroic boy characters of game/animation so much). At his postscript, some mangaka wrote comment that Minion often had written anal sex when he wrote Loli-con/Bishoujo manga. So the author really like drawing anal sex and such author's spirit/mind/disposition makes readers enjoy the story, too. (by Slash-kun 28/Apr/2002)

Misasagi Fuhri
"Kimi wo Dakishimeru Kono Te" (Biblos) Oct/2001 8.25 ***
I love the author's characters very much because they are very attractive middle aged guys. But in this volume, there is only once sex scene by very gorgeous characters, Enya and Hagiwara! How wasteful!! In this volume, so many other characters (their friends) appear but it makes her story a little complex and may weaken the strength of the drama/emotion. Yaoi mangakas often use many male characters of supporting/secondary roles, but I don't think much of such drama if the author can't express to separate their personality very well... (by Slash-kun 04/Nov/2001)

"Hoshi no Saku Toki" (Gakushuukenkyuusha) Oct/2001 8.3 *
Fantasy of modern student whose name is same as "Abe no Seimei", the most famous Onmyouji (The master of "Yin and Yang") in history. Now in Japan, Seimei has been all the rage since "Onmyouji" by Baku Yumemakura was issued. Many anthology comics are issued and this is serialized at one of them. In this story, the enemy of Seimei and hero student, Haruaki is really Haruaki's friend, Kujyou (not just Oni or monster), so their complex conflict is a little difficult to understand but characters are enough cool&attractive to enjoy fully. (by Slash-kun 07/Oct/2001)

Misugi Karin
"Handmade Lovers" (Biblos) Apr/2002 *** 8.35
Long series of lovely & brilliant romance between a poor art school student and a very popular fashion/CM model. Story: Tomotsugu Mashiba is a very poor working art-school student. He is suddenly scouted by model agency and begins to work as temporary fashion model but he can not like the showy fashion model activity/business and the star of his model agency, Yuushou (Hiroaki Fujio). But Yuushou begins to take interest with such unique model, Tomotsugu and suddenly visits Tomotsugu's humble room of apartment. Yuushou has just been kicked out by his girlfriend and wants to be Tomotsugu's lodger until he or Tomotsugu finds their steady....Yuushou is a little too perfect lover for me but most reader can enjoy this story because Tomotsugu is ordinary student (though he has talent of art) and Tomotsugu sincerely tries to maintain his love life and overcome various obstacles (rival models, loneliness by Yuushou's busyness, complex for social superiority of Yuushou and the fear of "gay scandal",,etc) as hard as he can. The readers will feel great satisfaction at the last episode (Tomotsugu finally finds the courage to take back Yuushou from his manager's house)! (by Slash-kun 11/May/2002)

Miyabi Yutaka
"Best Partner" (Shoubunkan) Jan/2002 8.4 ***
7 short stories with explicit hard sex scenes (PWP of wild twin bros who saved a businessman / The romance of student who tries to teach true love to his classmate who has severe experience of sexual abuse by his uncle / The meeting again of two college student who had sexual experience once when they were junior high school / The brothers-in-law find their true minds after the death of elder's wife / The unique sexual relationship of students because they can feel comfortable & relax / Male mangaka of shoujo manga and his assistant / The student who knows the secret of his home teacher / The couple of temporary workers who start living together but can not find the chance of making love). All stories are very short but enough interesting and dramatic because they have something attractive or unique points (Especially I like the third story of students best because they fall in love with same persons *twice*). And her characters looks very attractive/erotic for me because they are not too "thin/slim"...(by Slash-kun 9/Feb/2002)

Miyagi Risa
"Koi suru tame no Dai 1 shou" (From Shuppan) Oct/97 8.4 ***
8 various short stories (Teacher and his student whose parent divorced / The friend of previous story and his junior student at basket ball club / The students who are separated into different classes / The high school student and college student who were childhood friends / The meeting again of the college student and businessman who were lover / The military officer and doctor of Nazi in Germany in WWII / The public detective who one-sided loves (platonic love) his partner who has his wife and children). The author can write two types of characters, adult cool guys (The teacher, businessman, Nazi and detective) and young cute students. Of course I prefer former and I evaluate this book's rating for her adult guys' stories. Her adult guys resembles ones of Azusa Kurokawa or AOI Kujyou and their bodies are not too slim but very sexy and gorgeous! I'd like to read her other stories very much but am afraid she might not keep her yaoi mangaka activity now after From Shuppan's bankruptcy...(by Slash-kun 23/Feb/2002)

Miyagi Tohko
"G sen jyou no Neko" (Taiyou Tosho) Jul/2002 ** 8.36
The long series of the student who has split/double personality which has been serialized since 1999 (The story is incomplete/unfinished yet in this volume). The story:(Atsushi Ikeda, a college student picks up Riya Narukawa, a high school student who is lying down with serious injury of his fingers and a violin on the street. Narukawa says he hates his another, obedient personality who has nothing to recommend him except playing the violin, so he cut his fingers by himself. Atsushi allows Narukawa to stay in his room as long as Narukawa wants. But the another personality of Narukawa suddenly appears and returns to his school. Kousaka, a elder student of Narukawa is also concerned about Narukawa and wants to teach the pleasure of love but can not be tender for Narukawa....). The author has succeeded in changing the commonplace situation (double personality) into unique & interesting with some ideas (Each of two personality - evil and good - find good partner and the partners become rival each other). The story is very dramatic because the author is good at describing the characters and art is impressive. I'm very looking forward to reading next volume (but it may take long time...). (by Slash-kun 15/Jun/2002)

Miyamoto Kano
"Lovers, Souls" (Shoubunkan) Aug/2002 *** 8.73
Two long series of students (an art school student recovers his human feeling by his senior student - tremendous tragedy but this story continues now, not complete / a high school student sympathizes with his classmate who just lost his lover) with unique atmosphere. The story of two: (First: Tooru Shinomiya is a student of art school and begins to work as a nude model of Satoshi Matsuoka who is also a senior photograph student of same school. Heterosexual Tooru keeps to refuse the temptation of homosexual Matsuoka but finally accepts by money because Tooru does not love or respect himself because of lack of the love by his parents. After learning homosexual sex, Tooru begins to prostitution without sense of guilt. On the other hand with Matsuoka, Tooru feels in comfort and enjoys meals cooked by Matsuoka though Matsuoka continues to buy the sex with Tooru by money. Tooru knows he really loves Matsuoka but it's too late... /Second: Akihiro Nonaka comes out his homosexual preference to his best friend & classmate, Kai. Nonaka feels tired to hide it. Their friendship does not change by it but Kai has interest in homosexual sex and Nonaka uses it and makes love because he gets depressed by the separation with his lover, an office worker who will work abroad. Kai says he will substitute for Nonaka's lover. They happen to become couple by the easy reaction of Nonaka's separation, so both of them lack enough confidence of being loved each other. They have a quarrel because Kai breaks the letter from Nonaka's old lover...). The author's second book and the first as yaoi book. The author's art is very cool, modern, stylish, boyish, natural, sensitive, sober, slow, philosophical! and has unique & silent atmosphere/mood. If you like the art of "Masumi Moriwaki","Yumi Tada", you will definitely love Kano, too! Kano's stories are also very natural (not too much exaggerated and there is little PWP & hardcore inclination/desire) and ennui, poetic and philosophical like modern independent films, so I really could enjoy this book very much. First story was issued as her djs, so the author could write/issue such sober but dramatic story!! I expect non-yaoi readers can enjoy reading this as well as her first book, "Are you enemy?" from Shinshokan. Kano may be a rookie of great promise in recent yaoi manga world!! (by Slash-kun 21/Sep/2002)

Mizuhara Chihiro
"Nigai Yoake" (Shoubunkan) Dec/2001 8.38 ***
Various short stories with explicit sex scenes (best friends of students and a strange mediator / the singer who protect his partner of duet from yakuza and strange agent hired by yakuza / very attractive doctor, old friend of the one of the gay couple suddenly comes back / gay playboy and the widow with mental disease / The guy who works as sadistic role at S&M club and his old friend who suddenly disappears / The student who has sexual relationship with his his uncle, the professor who also has plural sexual relationship with his student / The gay falls in love with the teacher who keeps to love his student who was separated by tragic accident). Most of her characters are lonely and have delicate mind, trauma or complex (alienated by society), so her stories are serious and tragic and pathetic. In this volume all stories are too short to give the strong or perfect enough impression to the readers but if the author would challenge long stories, she may be able to make very dramatic story. (by Slash-kun 01/Dec/2001)

Mizukami Shin
"Shinyuu Henjyou!" (Biblos) Dec/2002 *** 8.6
One long slapstick series of two best friends who enter the boy high school and become an couple and one short hilarious comedy about two best friends become an couple through various hardship by one's parents' flitting & debt. The story of long slapstick:(Shino Satomi is jilted by a girl because she does not feel "manliness". He is comforted by his best friend, Mamoru Hasegawa but failed to enter the school of his first choice. Shino and Mamoru enter same boy residential high school on the top of the mountain. It is very unique school because school warden chooses very attractive students and they are mostly homosexual!). They occupy the same room and Mamoru loves Shino very much but Mamoru keeps hiding his mind and keeps guard Shino from other students...). Very funny with good tempo/punch, high tension and a lot of powerful/erotic sex scenes! The exaggerated actions of gallery students are very interesting and effective (At first, in the midst of many homosexual students, only Shino does not know it. In order to pretend to be homosexual, Shino says he is seme and other students are so surprised,,,etc. It's so hilarious!!). I did not think this author has so great talent of making comedy! The supporting roles are also funny (wardens with unique mustache resembles pirate, "Mihoku" of "One piece". The author may issue the djs of it...). The author expresses well daily life's ordinary *truth* like "The children of shop are very busy to help their family business" as well as she invents unique set-up like "making gay porno video for restoration of parents' debt" or "earn money by performance at male strip show". Of course her nude art is very sexy (Her seme is very wild and uke is very boyish and voluptuous)! If you want to read interesting amorous yaoi story, please try this! (by Slash-kun 28/Dec/2002)

"Otoutotachi no Tsuiseki Jijyou" (Biblos) Feb/2001 8.25 ***
Her first comic. Very unique ancient chinese stories (only one is japanese Kendou - japanese fencing - school story). Some are comedy like typical popular Biblos stories like Kazuma Kodaka but last one is very serious & impressive story like Miya Ousaka. I prefer her serious one because its art is very unique & impressive and its plot is dramatic with deep theme (want equal relationship) though it was not newest her work and other funny ones are enough interesting. Her seme feature is very adult, so she also may be good at gang / yakuza crime dark stories. I'm looking forward her next comic! (by Slash-kun 04/mar/2001)

Mizuki Jun
"Fortune Fortune" (Movic) Jul/2001 8.3 ***
The funny romance between very handsome & gorgeous young CEO and his pet, cat. The father of CEO gives the cat doll to his son, CEO, Koushirou. But the doll changes into boy with cat-ear. He says he will realize the wish of his master. But Koushirou has no wish because he is so perfect that he had realized everything by himself. Then the cat boy will be in trouble....This manga is very popular among japanese yaoi fans now (The cat boy is very cute and resembles real cats very well and CEO is so cool and sexy!). Japanese mangaka often personify animals and such animal yaoi stories are very popular among girls who love little cute pets. Its amusement/pleasure may resemble Shota (Naive/innocent/pure little being comforts very capable but lonely adult well). (by Slash-kun 30/Aug/2001)

Mizuno Tohko
"Hoshi ni Negai wo" (Outou Shobou) Nov/2001 8.5 ***
Shota short stories. The author's shota is quite delightful/pleasant for me. Because in her stories, adult guys are always beaten by children (Adult guys are physically stronger than children but weaker in love game)! Who can resist the very sweet attack using straight feeling by very cute boys like babies of small animals? So I can really enjoy her shota stories, the funny embarrassment of adult guys by formidable attractive children without any sense of guilt. (by Slash-kun 23/Dec/2001)

"Samishii Yoru no Himitsu" (Shoubunkan) Jul/2001 8.4 ***
Cute but erotic shota short stories. Her characters are very attractive (uke is very cute & honest for his desire and seme is cool and a little cruel and considerate). Last two stories are same theme (the separation increases their feeling of love) and they are very dramatic! Of course sex scenes are very erotic and sexy!!(by Slash-kun 15/Jul/2001)

"Elle to Takara" (Shoubunkan) Apr/2000 8.45 ***
Very cute, erotic and dramatic animal shota story. Elle, a kid of wolf finds his quarry, Takara, very beautiful rabbit guy. Elle is even younger and weaker than Takara but Takara is however caught by Elle... The relation (power balance) between two animals is very unique and tactful/interesting (Wolf is weaker than rabbit. Kid, Elle tries to guard his quarry, Takara who is very perfect adult) and both characters are very attractive (Elle is very innocent and cute, Takara is lonely independent adult but sometimes becomes very egoistic and cruel because he was lack of love by his parents) and theme is persuasive&good (Innocent uke often wins/changes evil seme). I'm sure you will be able to enjoy this story even if you are not fond of shota. Please try this. (by Slash-kun 22/Jul/2001)

Monchi Kaori
"Mero Mero no Shikumi" (Biblos) Apr/2002 *** 8.4
Two erotic comedy series. First shota comedy: When an elementary school pupil, Shindou tries to read porno magazine alone in the stock room of the school, he is found by Shoutsu, very precocious & lustful pupil who also comes to masturbate there. Shoutsu has loved Shindou since he was a kindergartner, so he proposes Shindou to jerk off together. But Shindou does not really know about masturbation.... Second comedy: Tadashi and his senior student, Sangu are the members of the baseball club in the college. Tadashi tells Sangu his feeling and they start living together but almost one year is going to pass without *sex*!... Monchi is a veteran yaoi mangaka, so her expression is a little shameless/brassy/straightforward/explicit like men of the middle age though it is very cute, such "boldness" is rather nice for adult, impudent readers like me! Monchi has two styles of the story, serious tragedy and funny comedy, so this book belongs to her latter style. Two series are very hilarious and both heroes (Uke of the first shota series and seme of the second series) are so slow that they are often confused by their sly lovers who really feel ease for heroes (So their lovers are very popular among girls but try to monopolize ordinary heroes). Monchi's characters are always very interesting but "Shindou's childish wrong usage of adult Kanji words and Tadashi's strong habit of daydream" of this book are especially so hilarious for me!! (by Slash-kun 11/May/2002)

"Hana no Aru Kurashi" (Biblos) Oct/2001 8.45 ***
Ridiculous PWP (Senpai - Kouhai story in the ski club) but I enjoyed this very much! The senior student, Kurahashi is very excellent & representative player of the japanese student players of skiing. He is very insolent for every member of ski club but fondles only his junior student, Iyokawa who is not so good at skiing but very cute. Iyokawa totally adores Kurahashi and never doubt Kurahashi's favor which comes from just only sexual desire....Monchi is always very good at expression of unsettled/unrest uke by seme's harassment and I like it very much. In this comics there are two other serious stories (the adult children student who loves insanely the brother of his classmate rapes and imprison the brother / chiropractic doctor for players and his patient, student star baseball player). I like both stories (younger cruel lovers, former is seme and latter is uke) very much, too. (by Slash-kun 20/Oct/2001)

Morimura Mao
"Shanghai Genshi Kou" (Shoubunkan) Jun/2002 *** 8.35
The same person as "Morimura PAO" (The author uses this different pen name to write more serious stories). The short stories with rich & extravagant imagination (The englishmen has been in Shanghai in 1904 and meets unique culture and mysterious couple of his english friend and a chinese body-guard which resembles his dead dog / The noble man becomes a patron of young William Shakespeare but he has great ambition and tries to use Shakespeare for queen / The man who had hurt from loveless marriage sacrifices himself for young man who is going to be killed owing to his anti-government activity / The student who has magical power to know the secret of the man by sex, finds a true partner who really loves him). Very Pedantic atmosphere of this book with a lot of intelligence and knowledge is really exciting! The material & idea of the stories are very various and unique for me, but they lack of consistency & completion and not entirely satisfactory. The editor should take the initiative to lead the author to be more perfect (Though it is fact that many mangaka will lose their freshness when they lose the incompleteness). The bodies of the characters are really gorgeous and cool (erotic and powerful), so I'm anxious to read more persuasive/elaborate stories at next time!! (by Slash-kun 26/May/2002)

Morimura PAO
"Hi no Taikan" (Shoubunkan) Mar/2002 8.4 ***
This author's first comics. Very unique fantastic story of two businessmen who have magical power and strong destiny (The boy, Haruka Ichijyou should be a successor as a king of "fire family" but he does not find his power and can not control it yet. His cousin, Ichii Saginuma wants Haruka to live like ordinary child, so Ichii successes the role. But after years, Haruka enters Ichii's company and Ichii tries to guard Haruka using "water power" from the men who aim at Haruka's great power to control the people for negotiation....). The story is very unique though it lacks a little minute/accurate descriptions/plans (serious story but sometimes very funny) and the art of author's male characters is really gorgeous and sexy!! (both seme and uke are not too slim but very muscular!! - Recent Shoubunkan is adopting new & powerful writers whom I'm fond of very much. Very good publisher!!). Of course a lot of hard & powerful sex scenes. I think these two characters resemble "Rukawa and Hanamichi" of "Slam Dunk" (Surly Ichii trains foolish Haruka and love its talent like Rukawa finds Hanamichi's talent and teaches basketball to Hanamichi) , so the author might write SD djs...(by Slash-kun 2/Mar/2002)

Morimura Sen
"Zujyou Chuui!" (Enix) Dec/2001 * 8.4
The long story of the boy finding his identity by the young astronomical observers group against his unhappy destiny. The story:(Yuuta Izumi is a son of poor but old noble family in Meiji era of Japan. He should get married for political reasons with a daughter, Kaoruko of very rich family, the Hayakawa. He thinks of suicide to be free from his destiny but faints by falling man, Wataru Sayama from the tress. Sayama is an astronomer and he introduces his unique companion of "finding new star" to Yuuta....). Very funny atmosphere. To say nothing of main characters (Hero, Yuuta is so cuuuuuuute!!), all characters are very vivid and attractive/unique with strong individuality!! The art of star-filled night sky is so wonderful. I feel very sorry that the author should terminate this story against her initial intention (perhaps by the suspension of the serialized magazine) but she wrote good ending for this delight adolescence story (But I also want to read original long series of initial plot/plan at her postscript very much! I wish the author can have another opportunity to start it in some day). (by Slash-kun 29/Jun/2002)

"Kimi no Hoshii mono wa Nani" (Ohkura Shuppan) Apr/2000 8.35 **
Very interesting & unique various stories (Three stories are of students and two fantasies - robot and master - vampire boy and athlete student <= I love this vampire boy's sucking blood scenes like baby! It's very cute and unique). Her art is very simple but impressive and silent. Its atmosphere resembles Saemi Yorita, Tomo Ootake and Samata Techno,,etc. Characters seem to be just cute like shota-mono but very complex and they think deeply. (by Slash-kun 24/Feb/2001)

"Futari no Ouji sama" (Ohkura Shuppan) Mar/2000 ** 8.38
Various short shota stories with unique & romantic atmosphere (Two prince in the two countries love each other. But one prince should marry a woman by his father, king's order.../ The sequel of the first story. The king wants to see his grandchild before his death. The cousin of the prince suggests his being adopted but he is first lover of the prince.../ The funny trouble of cooking lesson of the high school like "Saemi Yorita" / The couple of the young student and office worker stays very strange hotel after fishing trip / Very famous phantom thief tries to steal the kiss of the boy who is good at playing violin but often blush). All stories are full of unique ideas. Her seme is a little cruel and sexy though uke is very cute like Saemi Yorita. Some stories are the prequel of "Kimi no Hoshii mono wa Nani?". (by Slash-kun 09/Jun/2002)

Morizono Milk
"Tenshi no Yuuwaku" (Schola) Mar/97 8.35 ***
Four short stories of devil guy with magical power. Only third story is m/m one (Unknown/nameless castrato despairs of his future and spends a night with devil but devil falls in love with him and give the talent to him...). Morizono has long career as very erotic ladies comic mangaka & pornographic seinen/adult mangaka but has written very little yaoi stories. So I had no expectation before reading this. But her devil guy is very cool&cruel&sexy and I can really enjoy this tragic m/m story (but ending is a little hopeful). I want to read this sequel and the author to write more yaoi stories very much! (by Slash-kun 17/Nov/2001)

"VELVET" (Shoudensha) Apr/95 8.35 ***
This book involves two decadent & erotic m/f romances (story by Cherry Sakurai)and one decadent erotic m/m love triangle story,"Immoral" (story by Natsuo Kirino). All stories are gorgeous and beautiful and erotic. Very typical work of this author. The author moved from Shoujo (young girls) manga to Ladies (mature women) manga and her expression changes into very decadent and nihilistic (In "Immoral", the prodigal son of very rich family picks up the poor beautiful boy in slum in order to teach "the low of love" to his lover. The son leaves poor boy in coffin and tortures to make poor boy be sex slave. His lover fears the rich son who begins to act like god for him and poor boy, so he conspires with poor boy...), little sweet romance, no simple happy ending. Decadent like works of "Marquis de Sade". So her works will demands the readers are mature as same as the author.(by Slash-kun 4/Jan/2002)

"Hana Kagami" (Shoudensha) Dec/92 8.3 ***
One m/m/f story by Haruko Nakamura and one m/f story by Natsuo Kirino. M/m/f story is decadent mysterious tragedy between the incest brothers of Kabuki family and woman who will be pregnant with baby for them. The elder brother, Kyousuke Nemoto is the young talented scriptwriter of kabuki. He keeps writing new script for his younger brother, Hanao Maruyama who is an "Oyama" (a kabuki actor who plays as female roles). They are brother in law and Hanao is the son of the mistress. So Kyousuke should succeed his family name but he was injured by Hanao's mistake/fault and could not dance and should give up his actor's life. Then Kyousuke becomes the professor of the college and scriptwriter and has trained Hanao as Oyama very eagerly and takes Hanao when Hanao can not understand women's mind well. But Hanao falls in love with the female student of Kyousuke's class... The author can write various theme and objects very well. In this volume she challenges very old traditional world like Kabuki and very exotic world like Bari island and both art are very excellent. She also wrote the interesting report of visiting SM show at her postscript. Morizono is very avid mangaka to pursue new knowledge/information at any time. (by Slash-kun 27/Jan/2002)

"New York Stories" (Shoudensha) May/90 8.2 ***
M/f romance for adult women with m/m factor. Emiko Jinbo will get married with elite of the famous trading company but she suddenly disappears from him at wedding day and leave for New York to live together with Isao Hikabe who is a famous photographer in NY now. Emiko dreamt to be artist for 4 years ago with Isao who also wanted to be professional photographer and they were going to NY together. But Emiko could not abandon her family and secure/peaceful life as ordinary office worker. Isao is very glad to meet Emiko and decide to part with his american boy-friend, Peat who is also a photographer. But he could not make love with her...I can not sympathize with this heroine (I hate the easy women who suddenly cancel her wedding!!) and can not understand the reason of Isao's suicide very well. The homosexual relationship between japanese guy and american one at NY might be very exciting at this period (1990 in Japan) but I can not understand why Isao keeps waiting and loving Emiko and Emiko decides to bring up the boy instead of Isao now, so I was not moved by this story.... (by Slash-kun 11/Feb/2002)

Morizono Milk & Aakae Baku
"Lion no Nakaniwa" (Futabasha) Apr/95 8.4 **
Two mysterious & aesthetic & decadent tragedy with m/m factors. The writer of both original novels is Baku Akae, famous novelist who has often written aesthetic novels with homosexual themes (not for real homosexual readers but for general readers like Yukio Mishima or Taruho Inagaki). The first story is about classic ballet dancers brothers who love & hate each other because of complex discord for long time. And second one is about strange destiny of the young gardener trainee who is born as a son of the mistress at the gay quarters(the world of the geisha). Morizono has done very excellent erotic art which suits Akae's aesthetic novels very well!! (by Slash-kun 27/Jan/2002)

Morizono Milk & Kirino Natsuo
"KIALA vol.6" (Shuueisha) Jul/94 8.4 ***
The last volume of long mysterious dramatic story (lady's comic) about super model in strange destiny like "Kimaira" by Asami Tohjoh. This volume also has extra sequel of heroine's patron (follower), international fashion designer, Kain and his lover, Abel(They are homosexual). Very romantic story! Kain and Abel are very attractive and act very important roles in this story, so I'd like to read whole this story!!! (by Slash-kun 02/Dec/2001)

Morinaga Milk & Kirino Natsuo
"KIALA vol.5" (Shoudensha) May/94 *** 8.45
The story: (Kain become reconciled with Arbel and they make love with Kiala. Selma talks her past days when Nino was a child and asked her to save his life. Kain tells the the truth about Nino and Selma, then Kiala knows her Nino was not what Nino really is. Kiala decides to revenge Nino...). The young Nino is so cute!! I really understand Selma's partiality for Nino. I know that Nino's charm changes fates of Selma and Kiala after all...(by Slash-kun 04/Aug/2002)

"KIALA vol.4" (Shoudensha) Mar/94 ** 8.4
Very dramatic and exciting story with gorgeous world and some erotic & shocking scenes! The story: (Kain knows Kiala's secret with Nino and begins to forget his business by days of the love with Kiala and parts with his best partner, Arbel. Kiala meets Nino and spend a very passionate night together but knows Nino is not what she knew. Kain is stabbed by Ann who is a manager & a lover of Ibisa because People knows Ibisa is lesbian and she tries to suicide). Morinaga's realistic illustration is very fascinating! Her art of male characters are also very nice but I don't know why but I can not feel same for her female characters. I really want to read her m/m stories. (by Slash-kun 04/Aug/2002)

"KIALA vol.3" (Shuueisha) Jul/93 8.4 ***
KAIN finds another model, Ibisa and promotes her enthusiastically because KIALA is busy with the treatment of his lover, Neeno who begins to recover his amnesia. But she gradually begins to feel jealous of Ibisa,,,New character, photographer, Maple appears and he makes love with Abel(Abel acts as Uke for the first time!!). They are very gorgeous!! (by Slash-kun 16/Dec/2001)

"KIALA vol.2" (Shuueisha) May/93 8.38 ***
KIALA saves Neeno from Mr. and Mrs Ralic with KAIN and Abel but Neeno loses his memory by long drug addiction. KAIN gets angry because KIALA recover his lover and seems to lose her ambition as top model...Abel is so pathetic that he supports KIALA's revenge because Abel loves KAIN who loves KIALA (They do promiscuous sex again!). But yaoi readers can enjoy this volume because Abel makes love with the boy who knows the secret of Mrs Ralic! (by Slash-kun 16/Dec/2001)

"KIALA vol.1" (Shuueisha) Oct/92 8.4 ***
This series had been serialized in the lady's magazine, "Feel" since 1991. KIALA aims a rising talented fashion designer, KAIN and succeeds in becoming his model. KIALA has secret plan and tries to use KAIN to be famous and find his lover, Neeno who was abducted at Bronks in NY....KAIN is bisexual man and have male partner, Abel. The story is enough interesting and exciting but I'm a yaoi fan, so I'm only interested in the future of the gay couple, KAIN and Abel (KAIN falls in love with KIALA and KIALA invites Abel to their promiscuous sex), especially I wish Abel's happiness (So I want KIALA to be happy with Neeno) ! Besides, Morizono's realistic art like photograph is very impressive for me and her mob (or old men) description is also very unique like Kazuhiko Miyaya of the latter term. Morizono has a lot of talent and seems to study from various culture. (by Slash-kun 16/Dec/2001)

Motohashi Keiko
"High Risk" (Takeshobou) Jul/2002 *** 8.6
Very stylish & decadent 5 short adult love romance (A office worker falls in love with a very handsome guy when they are jogging at the park in the morning. The guy turns out to be a new president of the company. Both of them fear to tell their feelings at office - hero fears to be fired and the president fears to be sued by sexual harassment / The hero is told by his very handsome best friend that he is gay and has a one-sided lover for long time. Hero is shocked and realizes he really loves his friend / The manager of the company asks the hero to train a new young employee who is very irresponsible. Hero is Debu-sen who loves fat men and employee is Fuke-sen who loves old men, so there seems to be no possibility of intimacy between them though both of them are homosexual / The terrorist abducts the son of the President. He rapes the son and threaten the president but the son says he is not his real child, so abduction is useless / Husband and wife without love is going to separate now. The son encourages his father to meet with father's very beautiful & unforgettable classmate of his high school. The classmate is also waiting for his father since they parted against their will without enough conversation...). I'm very fascinated with this author's beautiful nudes and very sweet sex scenes (Sexy guys with very long eyelashes & intoxicated faces)!! All the stories are very interesting but I enjoy a lot last three stories, very hilarious comedy of two guys with unique preference, tragic but sweet dangerous romance with unique situation like terrorism / heart-warming family story like "Torch song trilogy". All characters are adult, not so pure and not fragile but have enough strong mind to accept various faults of their loves. I think many adult readers will be able to enjoy this book very much!! (by Slash-kun 14/Jul/2002)

"Yasei no Yoru ni" (Ohkura Shuppan) Feb/2002 8.45 ***
The unique short stories with ennui atmosphere from her djs(Very wanton boy and his lover who tries to part with but can not / Very apathy student who makes love with his girl friend and his boy classmate begins to feel true love / The anxious previous night of the wedding of elite bureaucrat of the Ministry of Finance with his colleague / Strange love triangle among a student and his cat and chinese student who lives next door / The timid businessman made love with his colleague with the excuse of his drunk or anxiety of marriage but must tell his feeling honestly before colleague's transfer to NY / Very shocked to know first lover at school days wants to become women now and tries to make love at the last day of his man's life / The blind male prostitute who finds his first love with the customer / Sentimental series romance of two students who try to issue yaoi djs together. They begin to love each other but one knows another's wanton experience with his cousin...). Recent Ohkura Shuppan has issued books from djs of professional mangaka. I'm very glad to read good djs by reasonable price! The art of some stories ('H to I' and 'Kimi ga Ichiban Suki datta') is very unique like some writers (Yoshiharu Tsuge or Seiichi Hayashi or Michio Hisauchi,,,etc) of Cult manga magazine, "GARO" with simple black & white silent drawing and manual writing of title/sound. It adds unique/fresh & attractive mood to her aesthetic art like Kuriko Ozawa. (by Slash-kun 2/Mar/2002)

"Wagahai wa Neko deatta" (Tokumashoten) Jun/2001 8.4 ***
Very hilarious story of the very sexy gorgeous cat man who reincarnates and tries interfere/disturb his previous master and his lover. Her art is very sexy and aesthetic (especially the face expecting the kiss)! I may be fond of animal yaoi stories.... (by Slash-kun 23/Jun/2001)

Mube Ryouko
"Ren-ai Inryoku" (Ohkura Shuppan) Dec/2002 *** 8.5
The long sincere romance between "a student who is annoying with unfaithful love affair with a guy with wife & baby and younger worker who has loved wholeheartedly for years like dog" and one short story about an ordinary businessman who spent one-night-stand love with a prostitute boy on a whim. The story of long story: (Itsuki, a student of college recently often accepts nuisance telephone call from the wife of his unfaithful lover, a office worker. Itsuki's junior student, Kouya is very worried about Itsuki and suddenly lands in Itsuki's room. Kouya left the college and can not pay for board and lodging because his parents stopped sending money to him. Itsuki gradually begins to realize his love for Kouya because Kouya tries to protect Itsuki from the wife's harassment and Itsuki knows from his friend that Kouya keeps loving Itsuki they were high school students....). I'm very surprised because this long story is really natural and sincere (The author's expression of feeling is very elaborate and careful - like Itsuki is surprised at tall Kouya or bruise of his wrists by Kouya's strong power). The characters are very human and favorable to feel strong affinity (I can sympathize with the feeling of Itsuki who is consoled by younger & eager seme). The unique expression of rich monologue or silence mood resembles "Tomo Otake" or "Keiko Konno" (modern & fashionable taste! Delicate art suits her lyric atmosphere). I'm very looking forward to this author's next book! (by Slash-kun 7/Dec/2002)

Murakami Sachi
"Kimi ni Suki to Ittekara" (Biblos) May/2002 *** 8.55
4 short sensitive & sweet stories including 2 sequels of the first short story of the students (Hero should repeat a year and then gets to know two years younger student at a bus stop in the early morning. Hero begins to embarrassment because the younger student is so cool but likes hero very much. Hero provokes younger one if he can be uke or not... / Very beautiful but nihilist student is upset because the very vigor and sincere student loves him and brings lunch for him everyday. Then he tempts the sincere one to make love partly for fun / Two old friends have often kissed each other for fun for long time but one gradually begins to realize his serious feeling../ The hero who can not feel pleasure at sex, consults with his girl classmate. She says it is because his love lacks. Then hero - and his lover - get hurt.. / The prequel of the first story and sequel of the first story ). I have been moved (almost weep) very much by all the stories! It is because the author's stories have some *good theme* and strong message (especially fourth story is very interesting and unique), delicate & persuasive description of each episode and careful & eloquent conversation with nice sense and rich vocabulary. The author may owe it to "Tousuisha's training" where writers can not easy PWP (This book is first one from Biblos by the author who has mainly issued from Tousuisha for long time). Of course I'm very glad that the author challenges good expression of hard sex scenes for Biblos. I hope more and more lyric shoujo mangaka would challenge to write aggressive yaoi stories at new publishers!! (by Slash-kun 20/Jul/2002)

"Nemuri Tenshi" (Tousuisha) Jan/98 8.4 **
The author's first comics including her debut work and contribution work before debut. Short stories (the fantasy of sleeping doll who wakes up by the kiss from the new owner / The student who always dreams of kiss with his friend from his childhood / The student keeps to want his younger cute brother for long time but is loved by younger but very reliable one / The fantasy of m/m couple who are reborn after double suicide because of homosexual taboo). All stories are tender romance like Tousuisha typical manga but very dramatic and unique though there is no explicit sex scenes. I'm very surprised at her storytelling talent though this is her first comics. All characters are attractive and art is very skillful. I'd like to read her other stories! (by Slash-kun 27/Jan/2002)

Murata Junko
"Garden" (Gentousha) Mar/96 8.25 *
The story of a gardener living with two children of his master who died now. The gardener saves young lonely people (In the first story: a girl and in the second story: a boy) suffered from their too strong mothers by cherishing the plant of the garden. The gardener himself had been saved by his master when he was a student and lived in France with his mother who wanted to realize her dream using her son. The author insists when the mothers want to satisfy her discontent by their children, children will become unhappy. The mothers should be happy by themselves without sacrifice of their children. The author's postscript is also interesting. She is very famous as a passionate fan of Hong Kong movie stars and lived there a while before returning to China. She loves Hong Kong stars because they are very old style men (strong, dependable,,etc) and she thinks she can totally depend on them without her pride and can become a just weak old women in front of them. But I think it's just her fantasy. In real life she can not find her true partner of life from old style man.... (by Slash-kun 29/Apr/2001)

"HUSKY VOICE" (Akita Shoten) Apr/95 8.3
Very interesting trans-sexual story. The mannish female student wants to enter the publisher but japanese companies hates such woman who is not pretty. Then she pretends to be male student and tries to enter the publisher as temporary worker and becomes the assistant editor of her favorite novelist who is gay. The male elder editor falls in love with her and it hurt him because he is not gay. The novelist gives very unique suggestion to her to resolve the problem...The author said she was affected by Hong Kong movie which is about trans sexual story of Lesley Chang at her postscript. Asian but not japanese movies really offer a lot of inspirations to japanese artists because of its light exoticism....(by Slash-kun 24/Jun/2001)

Nakahara Momota
"Sumire SEPTEMBER0 vol.4" (Outou Shobou) Jun/2002 *** 8.5
The sequel of professional football players' story. The story:(Sumire Konohara, young rising football player who has just returned from the training camp of U19, knows the helpless injury of Ryou Miura who is star player and yearning idol for Sumire. Sumire is greatly shocked but his friend/rival Shibazaki encourages Sumire to be Miura's successor if Sumire really loves Miura and football. For a while, Miura is hiding into the room of Mori Kurata who is a senior player of Sumire's team, but disappears again. Sumire knows Kurata also loves Miura and tries to forget Miura by divorce himself into football...). Whole story is very dramatic & exciting & thrilling!! (This sequel was written before "2002 World Cup Korea-Japan", so author and fans may be so exciting and it may provide good influence to this work). Especially I really enjoy the nastiness of evil Italian manager, Mardini who loves Miura too much and enjoys Miura's agony and hardship. I might misunderstand the author to be very sincere and innocent because of pure Sumire's very wide and impressive eyes with a lot of tears. I'm very looking forward to next volume!! (by Slash-kun 03/Aug/2002)

"Sumire SEPTEMBER0 vol.1" (Outoushobou) Jan/2001 8.35 **
The story of footballer freshman of professional football team (J league). Sumire Konohara can enter the weakest professional team as a temporary member. But he has a unique talent of football and sometimes shows very splendid play when he imagines about the most superior football player, Ryou Miyake whom Sumire has admired for so long time. Sumire is suddenly selected as a member of Japan representative team by the coach / director of the team and Ryo returns from Spain team to join it. Ryo warns Sumire not to be familiar with the director because he is homosexual...Very detailed knowledge / data of recent football world by authors gives readers good effects / reality. And! the director and his translator reminds the readers of french director of actual japanese team, Philippe Troussier & his personal assistant, Florent Dabadie. I love them sooooo much!!! So this story is very funny for me!(Slash-kun 27/Jan/2001)(rating modification 15/Nov/2001)

"Lingerie Publicity vol.2" (Shuueisha) Apr/2000 8.3 *
The sequel of vol.1 and different short story of homosexual guy who just lost his lover encounters with very beautiful idol boy who has lost his memory...The latter story seems to be very interesting because hero is not so sound guy but the ending becomes very sound!! I wonder why the author avoids the weird things (ending, characters,,,etc) so much. I hope the author to study darkness or insanity of human-being by the collaboration works with talented yaoi novelists (But I also think the author may/must hesitate hard expression in this book because the author got information about lingerie from "Wacol", japanese big company of lingerie. The writers always loose something if they get something easily by big clients).... (by Slash-kun 17/Nov/2001)

"Lingerie Publicity vol.1" (Shuueisha) Aug/99 8.3 *
Fantastic funny story of the boy who is involved in very unique mysterious destiny. Konta's mother manages the lingerie shop but the shop is burned down and mother disappears. Then Konta begins to live with family next door together. One day Konta finds his mother's lingerie has magical power and it changes anybody who wear it to be very beautiful woman! Konta loves Mika (the daughter of the family next door) and likes Saitou (participates in a same football club at school) at same time (This is m/m relationship. Besides, tough-looking student, Kubota falls in love with Konta but he is not strict homosexual guy...). Of course I want Konta will be couple with Saitou, but...The idea of this story is very interesting and art is very skillful, so I could enjoy reading this very much but Nakahara's expression might be a little too sound for me... (by Slash-kun 17/Nov/2001)

Nakamura Rumi
"Sweet Magic" (Kousai Shobou) Nov/2001 8.45 ***
Shota long series serialized in the shota magazine, "Hanjuku Tenshi". Ren, the uncle of Yuuki is Otaku (nard) and novelist. Ren always wants to monopolize cute Yuuki and wishes to SM play with Yuuki, but he has felt it is impossible for long time. But one day during Ren's absence, Yuuki watches SM picture in Ren's personal computer and suddenly feels arousal. Ren finds such a lustful/smutty Yuuki and decides to challenge SM playing with Yuuki...I'm very surprised at Nakamura's very cute and erotic art like "Strawberry Children" by Haruka Minami and sweet SM scenes like CHI-RAN! It's very very cute & funny that Yuuki always wants to monopolize and tease Ren at the end of stories. In this book, there is another unique & interesting short story of football players (There is seldom football playing scenes like ordinary sport manga!). How talented Nakamura is!(by Slash-kun 22/Dec/2001)

"Kinbaku no Ori vol.2" (Kousai Shobou) Sep/2001 8.7 ***
The degree of angst relationship between Ryouji and Naoki becomes increasingly stronger (Ryouji tortures Naoki more and more though he loves Ryouji in fact, and Naoki thinks Ryouji really hates Naoki). Such angst story seems to be well-known and common(not unique), but I have been very deeply impressed with this because the author's expression is very tactful, powerful/dramatic, full of passion and sooo erotic!! I really love the author's courageous artistic attitude which does not compromise by ordinary S&M expressions or does not escape into just sweet & happy romance. Highly recommendable. (by Slash-kun 16/Sep/2001)

"Endorphin" (Kousai Shobou) May/99 8.4 ***
Three various stories with fantastic taste (android and his master boy after final world war / genius doctor boy who invents excellent sexual robots and his old poor friend who is forced to be a test subject of the robot / a visitor of the an enthronement ceremony of the King and mysterious priest who is going to be a victim of the King's ceremony). The first story is serious SF and the rest are comedy (PWP) and all are very interesting with unique ideas. The author is now writing very serious S&M story but she are originally good at writing such fantastic stories with a little humor like this. Now her art has made great progress and becomes very different from this book's art (becomes more realistic / dramatic)but I like her old funny stories and art, too. (by Slash-kun 14/Oct/2001)

Nakamura Sae
"Yumeya de Aimashou" (Jitsugyou no Nihonsha) May/2002 *** 8.6
The long romance series about "Yumeya", the rental shop of the special costume to disguise. The story:(A student, Eiichi Terauchi finally decides to tell his feeling to his good friend, Makoto Utsumi before their graduation from the high school. Utsumi will enter the college but Terauchi will start new business, management of the rental costume shop, so he does not have to see Utsumi if Utsumi can not accept Terauchi's love. But Utsumi encourages Terauchi's brave challenge and promises to support Terauchi forever. Terauchi loses his chance of confession. ...). Very interesting and well-written story!! I have been a little anxious that recent author may lose her early passionate but this wonderful story proves my anxiety was really unnecessary. The contrastive characters of Terauchi (often depressed) and Utsumi (positive and never give up easily) are very funny and I am deeply moved by the tactful ideas that "the costumes for disguise" always help Terauchi to become couple with Utsumi as well as the costumes give the dream/hope to the various customers of Yumeya. The author says she really loves "costume for disguise" and has experienced the pleasure of it at her postscript. Such her knowledge offers "persuasiveness" to this story. The sex scenes of main story are a little tame but the spin-off story of Yamada (Shiranui Kicchou) and Oominato at fortune-telling store is interesting & erotic and especially the complex character of Yamada (arrogant but shy) is really attractive. Highly recommended! (by Slash-kun 26/May/2002)

Nakamura Shungiku
"Umi ni Nemuru Hana vol.5" (Outou Shobou) Jun/2002 *** 8.55
The last/final volume of this long series. The story:(A retainer of Shogun, Kazuma Naitou reflects himself in Mikage and demands Mikage to give up in a cave where is going to collapse, but Mikage who is crazy about the revenge refused it. Then Naitou tries to draw Mikage into darkness in his mind and commit a double/joint suicide...). The author's art recently has made great progress and the speedy action scenes are very powerful and wide/dynamic pictures using double pages have plenty of punch though the author is female mangaka. This volume has long side story about Kazuma Naitou (his childhood) and it is really interesting and impressive!! (I may prefer this to main story). I could understand Naitou's character and darkness of his mind very well by this episode (I love Naitou, especially uke Naitou very much!!). But I'd like to read Naitou's story after he encountered with Mikage more because I could not understand why Naitou clings to Mikage very much. Anyway I'm very glad to know the author is really very good at write dark stories as well as her usual comedy. I'm very looking forward her dark/insane/cruel stories!! (by Slash-kun 16/Jun/2002)

Nanahoshi Akimi
"Kimi wa Shiranai" (Gentousha) Oct/2002 *** 8.5
Very long kakioroshi (newly written!) angst series about high school students and two reissue of short series from her djs (The student forgets the watch at the day of the entrance examination of the high school. Very intelligent another student lends his watch to the hero with mysterious word. Hero is thinking the meaning of the word / Two students live together after their graduation. Their way of life are very different but they love each other). The story of long series:(Ichiya Yagami is a first grade high school student. At library, Yagami is asked by Yousuke Kanou who is a second grade to help Kanou's work of student council. Yagami is so glad because he has adored Yagami since they met at the baseball match of their junior schools. Yagami becomes a member of student council to spend more time with Kanou but feels very complex by knowing Yagami's bad rumor. Yagami wants to make sure of it but could not because he does not want to make Kanou displeased. After Kanou's confessing his secret of his family to Yagami and kiss, Yagami can not escape from Kanou's dark desire...). I read this with great satisfaction!! I could enjoy the gradual/slow but strong transit of the feelings of Kanou & Yagami very much. Especially I'm moved by the insecure feeling of Yagami who can not understand delinquent students' world like Kanou and the guilty feeling of Kanou who can not control his dark & strong desire which will hurt Yagami. I deeply sympathize with Kanou who holds great conflict in his mind!! The author's long story is really dramatic like "Saemi Yorita" (Long silence is very romantic and the short phrases/words are very significant) and worthy of reading for many times. (by Slash-kun 16/Nov/2002)

Nananan Kiriko
"Water." (Magazine House) Aug/98 8.2
Short stories of japanese young people nowadays. Not comedy but serious stories. Some are very short stories like prose poems (have no distinct drama) and the atmosphere is very silent and static and many heroines are lethargic / low and nihilistic. I think the author may feel the difficulty both to live for women alone (independently) or to find easy escape to the sweet romance with an ideal men who has old traditional virtue now in Japan. So the stories are sometimes bitter and severe. (by Slash-kun 09/Sep/2001)

"Itaitashii Love" (Magazine House) Aug/97 8.35
Short stories of m/f romance of modern young couples. Most stories are heartwarming (makes readers happy) contrary to the title. The couples are glad that they can encounter&find their moderate (ordinary) partner in this earth though they are not so rich, intelligent, cool and strong. Old shoujo manga pursued the prince on the white horse (idol stars) but recent women can not enjoy such easy fantasy and become to love the men who are not super but show their weakness honestly and consult anything with their partner sincerely...(by Slash-kun 16/Sep/2001)

Nanase Kai
"Amai Kao wa Misenaide" (Biblos) Oct/2002 *** 8.38
Short PWPs about office workers and fantastic short ones (A young office worker, Naoki Okishima wakes to find himself in the bed with very able but strict his supervisor, Hiroaki Takano and strange woman in the morning. But Naoki can not why he did. Then Naoki tries to repeat his action of last night to remember.../ The sequel of first story. Naoki and Takano become couple. But Naoki is afraid their relation might be found out / The sequel of the first story. Naoki becomes an organizer of the company party. He is afraid that female workers may make an amorous approach to Takano. Naoki tries to warn Takano but Naoki gets drunk and opens his naked body in front of Takano / The prince comes from far country to the hero by revelation that the man who can get "the pearl at orient" will be a king / The researcher and his assistant go to the jungle to find the ancestor of the human. But the assistant is raped by the ancestor.../ Hero is loved by his friend from his childhood, a mad scientist very much but hero can not accept "uke role" easily. Then his friend invents the medicine to change hero into a girl / Not PWP. Dark story. The teacher of shota taste is asked by the guy at gay bar to take the guy's boy friend. The boy turns out to be his student but the teacher decide to support the guy and boy. The teacher knows their resistance to their incest relationship.../ The young editor becomes an editor in charge of very famous but lewd writer. The young editor makes love with the writer to protect his colleague, a female editor from the writer). All stories are very interesting and funny (The office workers stories are stupid and nonsensical and fantastic stories have uniqueness as the author's early works). Especially the scene of Naoki's nude at the party has very great impact!! Many readers can enjoy this. But I prefer the author's long dramatic stories with deep theme like "Family Game"... (by Slash-kun 2/Nov/2002)

"Sonoki ni Saseruna!" (Houbunsha) Sep/2002 *** 8.4
Long sequel of "Arabian de Night?" and other two short stories (Two office workers have been couple since they were students and younger one won the tennis match with senior one. Senior bets seme part with younger by the competition of quick eating. Younger wins again and makes senior wear female dress.. / Very popular young actor and young announcer of TV station are secret couple. With unique variety TV program as a turning point, announcer begins to think he should back out of this relationship for his lover's popularity....). The story: (Hinata Aizawa becomes a college student but his parents do not permit his taking room near the college. Then it takes 5 hours for him to go and return between Tokyo and Shizuoka everyday and he does not have free time. He is nearly raped by his classmate after "student party with sake" but is saved by Youji Kagami who just returns from Vaharat (of Arabia). Kagami asks Hinata's living together of Hinata's parents. They allow it but Kagami becomes thin because he can not make love with Hinata who can not forget Aldien, the king of Vaharat yet. One day Aldien and his lover, Cesir visit in Japan and begin to live in the Kagami's house...). All stories are very funny and sexy! Kagami is very cool (Nanase's black hair seme is always cool). First short story of office workers are my favorite type of stories (equal partners' competition). I could enjoy this volume in comfort but but I think there may not be so deep theme like her early masterpiece "Family game". (by Slash-kun 31/Aug/2002)

"Family Game vol.1" (Futabasha) Jul/2002 *** 8.7
The reissue of unfinished same title (but not Kanji but Katakana) fine book about fantastic fake family. The sequel book will be issued soon (The editor of Futabasha suggests the author to finish this by Kakioroshi - newly writing). The story: (Mizuki Uemura was playing "Doctor and patient" by the pond when he was a child. His friends pushed a blue marble into Mizuki's anal for the joke. The time passed and the car of Mizuki's family fell into the lake and only Mizuki survived. He graduated from junior high school by his uncle's help and starts living alone and enters high school by himself. Mizuki is very quarrelsome student and his friend, Ryuuji Kashima is also quarrelsome. Mizuki had invited nobody but does Ryuuji for the first time to his room. But Ryuuji suddenly pushes down and makes love with Mizuki. Mizuki gets angry but has great stomachache after sex. Mizuki bears the blue marvel and the baby hatches from it. When Mizuki wakes up, Ryuuji is making desperate efforts to take care of the baby...). Nanase's fans should be very glad at the restart because this was suspended by the stop of the serialized magazines. I'm deeply impressed after re-reading this because this is very good drama. Many japanese young couple do not cooperate to bring up their child so well/much but in this fiction, we can see the ideal model which both of wife and husband (but they are male students here) helps each other and are very considerate toward their partner well because they are free from traditional sexual roles and they want happy family because they had never experience it. Perhaps many japanese female readers are dissatisfied with such stereotyped role as "good mother" forced by the people and they hope they can find how to bring up child with their partners by themselves (trial and error and deep discussion). Seme (Ryuuji) is very cool! There are not a lot of sex scenes (if this is written now, there would be more. I think the author could add...), but current readers can enjoy this interesting story! I'm very looking forward to second volume!! (by Slash-kun 24/Aug/2002)

Nanten Yutaka
"Kumo to Arukou" (Outou Shobou) Dec/2001 8.35 **
Chiharu leaves for boarding high school in rural district as psychotherapist by the advice of his best friend, Tooru because he suffers from love with Tooru who is very superior to him. Chiharu recovers his self-confidence in his work (advicing the students who suffer from the love with their male friends, too), then decides to invite Tooru to his school's festival. But Chiharu is abducted by the prison breaker who happens to run into the school...The situation that the hero is psychotherapist and he also recovers his mental illness in the Mother Nature) is unique&interesting. The art is very skillful (the expression of rural district is very beautiful) and characters are attractive. If there are more erotic and hard sex scenes, I may be able to enjoy this much more...(by Slash-kun 22/Dec/2001)

Naono Bora
"Dakishimetakunai" (Takeshobou) May/2002 *** 8.5
Various unique 5 short stories of cross-grained men who have a lot of frustration (The student with very fearful face has no friend because his brother makes him wear dangerous delinquent fashion. But only a new, transfer student who has very unique physical constitution - charged with electricity - does not *fear* the hero.../ A shrewd host of "host club" finds a middle aged man who was hired by "reconstruction of an organization" of his company sitting absent-mindedly on the bench in the park alone. Host hires the guy as his housekeeper and asks getting rid of the sexual frustration, too... / Lonely jobless & violent guy who don't believe people's kindness is picked up by the man who have a lot of real estate and a grandfather. Caring for the grandfather, the guy decides to be a wife of the man who can not believe anything but money.../ Immortal "god of death" loves & fondles an atrocious killer who killed so many persons and can not believe anybody. The god orders the killer not to kill anymore but he misunderstands a killer broke it, then the killer is about to be a quarry of other "god of death"../ The sequel of the previous story, A teacher of the killer returns and asks the killer to join the escape to abroad. The teacher kills many neighbors of the killer when killer refuses his proposal..,). All the plot are so unique and interesting! The god of death in fourth and last fantastic stories is very cool and attractive!! The author seems to hate "typical beautiful & handsome boy" of yaoi story but I think the shadow with too many lines makes the faces a little too dirty. And I also sometimes feel a little embarrassment to see the author's funny drawing at comedy scenes but many fans may enjoy it because the author's art is very dark & cold....(by Slash-kun 14/Jul/2002)

Narumi Yutta
"KARAPPO na Bokutachi" (Cosumic International) Jan/99 8.15 ***
A student, Akira Hino escapes from too strong pressure of entrance examination and the expectation by his parents and wanders the unknown town in the hard rainy day. A famous professional football player, Hiori Tougou finds Akira lying down the ground and takes care of Akira in his room. Hiori persuades Akira not to commit suicide and makes love with Akira just for once. But Akira can not forget Hiori and searches Hiori's secret. Then Akira finds the serious past of Hiori and why Hiori refuses anyone's love including Akira...The serious story with serious theme (The even weak uke can save the genius but lonely seme like "Banana fish"). This style is now rather old and traditional but is sometimes more impressive for me than current entertaining stories because I'm a middle aged woman.... (by Slash-kun 21/Apr/2001)

Naruto Maki
"Shinjuku Romance" (MOVIC) Oct/2002 ** 8.5
Fresh office workers story and student story based on "real models" which the author happens to see at street or in the train (i.e. a sort "Real Person's Slash" of "Joe Blow"). The story of two RPS: (Kentarou Marui has sickly mother and is disinclined for becoming an aggressive worker after his graduation. But his senior fellow, Akio Matsushima makes Kentarou enter his company. Kentarou meets Hidetoshi Takashima who is also reluctant to work at the company. Hidetoshi's father is a CEO of very big discount store chain and he orders his son to work at electronic maker company as the training to succeed his family business. Kentarou and Hidetoshi become good colleague through a week training for freshmen../ Two contrasting students meet at school and becomes couple by various school events). Very hilarious! The yaoi fans (including me) often have the idea that when the guys more than two gather, they should be homosexual! Especially the japanese office workers often seem to be very good friends (like senior kind students and junior obedient students)! The author expresses such yaoi fans' common habit well and makes her experience into very professional & persuasive stories. Her inside story is very funny, too ("Ringo Manda" appears! She and the author saw the very slashy office workers on the street at same time after their party of publisher - maybe Biblos, dedicated publisher! BTW: The author's black costume is called "Moji Moji kun", which is very famous character of old TV variety show performed by "Tunnels -comedians" and "Kyouko Koizumi a singer". They express "Alphabet" by their bodies with black uniform). All-too-common set-up at ordinary yaoi manga is not so interesting but such set-up suddenly becomes interesting in case of "RSP"! It's very strange but a fact. (by Slash-kun 28/Dec/2002)

Nasu Yukie
"Yoake mae, Bokura wa..." (Shinshokan) May/2002 *** 8.38
The long series of two couples including brothers and one unique short story about a mystery novelist to whom his old friend suddenly visits. The series story: (A student, Takumi Sekiguchi is shocked because he found his elder brother, Katsumi was homosexual. Takumi consults with his good friend, Kensaku Kaji. But Takumi happens to hear Kensaku tells his feeling to Katsumi... / In the day of the entrance examination of the college, Kazuyuki Sawada crushes glasses of Katsumi under his foot. Both of them safely pass the exam and become good friends. Kazuyuki is very bold & frank man and tells straightly Katsumi his feeling but Katsumi is timid and wants to keep good brother for Takumi...) Very sincere and tender story & Katsumi's character is very attractive but total impression may be a little tame for middle-aged readers like me. I prefer last short story because the plot is more complex/dark and the usage of "samisen" (Japanese guitar) is unique for me. I'd like to read dark angst story of this author very much next!! (by Slash-kun 08/Jun/2002)

Nekota Riko
"Marunouchi Rhapsody" (Take Shobou) Sep/2002 *** 8.6
Short stories (PWP of two office workers - The chief wakes to find himself in the bed with his subordinate but he can't remember why soon.../ Hilarious PWP of the student and his teacher - The idle and wild suggests to establish "The spa club" and takes his teacher to the trip / Serious & unique romance about a painter and his model - A painter with rich patroness is criticized by his model about his domestic way of life / Dark Angst of selfish & arrogant newly-married painter and his old assistant - Assistant tries to part with a painter but he fails many times / PWP - The man often spins a daydream that his friend takes him wildly but can not tell his friend his feeling / Surrealistic mysterious angst - The man comes to crematory of the guy who he hated most and meets his ghost / Pretty romance of two students - The student with a bad rumor adores his classmate but can not be friendly by too much shyness ). Every story has charm (good theme or impressive atmosphere or unique ideas)! Comedy stories are very funny and serious ones are very dramatic!! The author's way to put a pause between words or pictures should bring rich aftertaste to readers (So even PWP becomes "poem" or "happy but sharp sketch" at our usual life). And her unique art is very artistic and fantastic!! In this book (at third story and her postscript) the author refers to her sense of values (The most important things she thinks for life) - happiest life is doing what one wants (So the author thinks she is very happy because she can draw manga as much as she wants by living independently alone now even if she is poor or her parents never admit her way of life). It's very sportsmanlike. Her self-confidence is very wonderful! I thoroughly respect the author! (by Slash-kun 26/Oct/2002)

"Yes Master" (Takeshobou) Sep/2001 8.6 ***
Very unique various short stories (The son of rich family and his beautiful servant who is secret agent / Wild heterosexual student and his very cute sexual companion student / The prostitute boy and his sadistic customer / orphan brothers and his relatives uncle who has shota preference / Selfish idol-prince student and his fan student / an aspiring actor who keep challenging audition and the lover of the director of famous theatrical company). All stories are very interesting with comedy taste but sometimes very serious and dramatic!! The atmosphere is very unique like Keiko Nishi. What an excellent talented writer the author is!! Highly recommendable. (by Slash-kun 06/Oct/2001)

NIGHT RAID
"KAHLUA & MILK vol.2" (djs) Aug/2000 8.2 ***
The story of Rize Shinba is very fantastic (student and mermaid boy) and good one (but light romance as well as vol.1). Jun Kajimoto's story is the sequel of vol.1 (high school student and his teacher) and very erotic as well as vol.2.(by Slash-kun 06/May/2001)

"KAHLUA & MILK vol.1" (djs) Dec/99 8.2 ***
NIGHT RAID is the djska group by Jun Kajimoto, Rize Shinba, kotetsu Niya. The concept of this djs is light romance of young m/m couples (All are original stories). So the story of Rize Shinba is not so erotic/explicit as compared with her commercial comics, "Hounetsu JIVE". She may want to write such a story occasionally when she writes the djs. But one of Jun Kajimoto is as erotic as her commercial ones ("Ren-ai Kagaku Jikkenshitsu" "Konote wo Hanasanai","Amaku Aishite Setsunaku Daite"). She seems to really like lustful oyaji (not pretty beautiful boys) stories at any time. Of course, I prefer latter story. (by Slash-kun 06/May/2001)

Ninomiya Etsumi & Sugano Akira
"Kodomo wa Tomaranai" (Tokuma Shoten) Mar/2002 ** 8.55
The sequel of "Mainichi Seiten Series" which is the mangalization of "one of the most popular yaoi novel long series of same title". The former two volumes are the romance between a SF writer, Shuu Asuou and his editor, Taiga Obinata. But this third volume is the romance between Yuuta Asuou (Shuu's son in law) and Mayumi Obinata (Youngest brother in Obinata family). The story: Yuuta begins to suspect that Mayumi has some secrets. In school, Mayumi intentionally pretends a very steady/cheerful student but at home he behaves as a spoiled child in front of Taiga. Yuuta gets irritated with Mayumi's mysterious pretense and tries to take off Mayumi's clothes because Mayumi refuses even swimming class (he fears showing his nude desperately/unnaturally). Mayumi gets so angry and Yuuta realizes Mayumi should have kept more serious secret of his past. Yuuta thinks he could not be a real family member of Mayumi until Mayumi decides to confess it to Yuuta by himself....Ninomiya understands this story well and expresses the delicate feeling of the characters very well with beautiful, impressive and effective art and silent mood. I think this is more great & creative work than perfect mangalization of the original novel (But the reader can not expect the erotic sex scenes in this volume)! Highly recommended! (by Slash-kun 12/May/2002)

Nishida Higashi
"Ubau Otoko" (Takeshobou) May/2002 *** 9.8
The author's first comics. Very unique art style (not aesthetic like ordinary shoujo/yaoi manga) short stories! Most of them are usual office workers romance (Hero's junior in school who has kept depriving various precious things of hero, enters hero's company and tries to deprive again / The elite man is suddenly assigned to the local branch from the head office and hazes lazy employees there but he agonizes over the fruitless love to his supervisor of the head office who is heterosexual and has family. Then a young employee of the branch tries to make the elite man forget his supervisor.../ The two office workers who are the rival for the seat of section chief, realize their homosexuality and love / The author's contribution work to the contest - The hero who is often & somehow teased by nasty, cold & strict supervisor, realizes he resembles the man who ditched the supervisor / The young man of the general affairs section who is always faultfinding, encourages spiritually and physically the man of the sales section who is scolded by his supervisor / The young men try to kill the young man who has often interfered them but the leader of them betrays his fellows and saves the young man.../ Student who humiliates his classmate who retires from football club by his injury, realizes the love to his classmate / The saxophone player - and male prostitute- finds his customer who was a pianist of abstract music, is now the noticeable new conductor. The pianist successes his master, famous great conductor after his death but saxophone player think he only imitates his master...) and not so dramatic/eccentric world like "gorgeous entertainment business" or "dangerous yakuza business". And her art is not so skillful/beautiful and it resembles "Daijirou Moroboshi or Kei Nemoto" (primitive but unique art style) or "Jean Cocteau" (So conservative western animation fan may not be able to accept this author's art) but it looks very sexy and cool for me. To tell the truth, I recently feel embarrassment for too aesthetic/beautiful art like shoujo manga and I prefer modest/masculine/stoic seinen manga style (Because "working in the office" is not so aesthetic and "too beautiful atmosphere" sometimes seems to be ridiculous and unrealistic for me! Some of my friends feel so, too). So this author's style may be long/eagerly awaited for such readers like me. I really want to appreciate the editor (and publisher) who found this new talent!! (by Slash-kun 27/Apr/2002)

Nishimura Syuko
"Koufuku no Category" (Core Magazine) Jun/2002 *** 8.6
The sincere long series of the unique atonement & love of a scoop artist for a son of his victim. The author's first book. The story:(In the rainy night, Kengo Tsuchiya who is a scoop artist of the newspaper finds the boy, Yukihiko Fukazawa attacked by street gangs. Kengo asks Yukihiko to become a resident assistant for him because Yukihiko has great interest in the photograph and Yukihiko is apt to be ejected from his apartment. Yukihiko is a son of the officer of the Ministry of Construction who committed suicide because of corruption scandal which Kengo scooped. Kengo keeps finding Yukihiko and wants to atone for his father's death. Yukihiko does not believe anybody but gradually open his mind to only Kengo. But Yukihiko panics and tries to leave when Kengo's aunt comes to arrange Kengo's marriage. Kengo rapes Yukihiko to keep him back. Yukihiko understand Kengo's strong love and decides to return to the school. Kengo goes to see Yukihiko's uncle to accept the permission of Yukihiko's guarantee but knows the dreadful sexual harassment to Yukihiko by a son of the uncle....). A little too abrupt Kengo's rape scene of Yukihiko is unnatural for me but other situation/story/plot is really natural & dramatic! (The relationship with a lot of difference of ages between Kengo and Yukihiko - Yukihiko becomes great & reliable guy to prove his father's innocence with Kengo - resembles "Naoe & Takaya" of "Mirage of blaze". The author may be the djska/fan of it..). At postscript, the author says she feels shy because this story is too sincere/serious but I have wished to read such genuine human drama worthy of reading! The author had thought she would like to contribute this story before her debut and I appreciate Core Magazine editor's offering the opportunity to the author to realize her long wish!! (by Slash-kun 21/Jul/2002)

Nishizaki You
"Tsuki no Yoimiya" (Biblos) Jan/2002 8.6 ***
The author's long-awaited second books its publication has been put off for many times. 7 short stories of really various genre (The very romantic fantasy of a student of the wolfmen who has a debut party of 17 years old but his handsome sexy cool! classmate asks him to invite / Cyberpunk & soft m/m SF story about the computer hacker boy and the network program which uses robot and tries to act a men whom the boy met when he was a pretty little boy / The Taishou era gentle story (like "Haru ya Kinuran" by Ami Sugimoto) about two students who are worried about their friendship before their turning point of life / The life of two poor guys (physical labor worker and a challenger student of legal examination for long years) with a lot of pathos like "Dousei Jidai" by Kazuo Kamimura / An illicit love affair between a free designer and the businessman who has a wife and son. A little desire, a little happiness. Adult romance with ennui atmosphere / The erotic horror of the evil people who eats human for male readers / The sequel comedy of the evil people for female readers). I'm very surprised at the author's versatility!! Nishizaki's guys are very gorgeous (have macho bodies) and very sexy! Especially her seme is so cool (very reticent and serious). There is no explicit hard sex scenes but unique situation and subtle sweet romance will create indescribable attraction. (by Slash-kun 14/Jan/2002)

Nomo Marimo
"Azamuku Futari" (Biblos) Nov/2002 *** 8.3
The sequel of "Sasou Otoko", the author's challenging new trial. But the readers can enjoy this without prequel because this is comedy full of suspense after heroes become couple. The story:(Haruki Tajima, the son of very rich ex-yakuza company is not satisfied with his lover, Kouji Katsuragi who does not show his love obviously and never invites Haruki to his room. And Haruki feels jealous by seeing Kouji has good friends at gay bar. Kouji is kidnapped by strangers and Haruki knows Kouji's secret from Kouji's friends. The villains are chasing Kouji's foster father, Hayashi who invented poisonous gas but vanished one years ago. They demand a ransom to Haruki and Haruki goes to rescue Kouji. But Kouji commits suicide by the gun and dives into the sea...). The gap between mean, bold & simple Haruki and elegant, shy & mysterious Kouji is very funny. Especially last short story before they become couple (reissue of djs) is very interesting & thrilling (Kouji feels uneasy because he begins to love Haruki who is often jealous like child)! The author's aggressive new trial (adopting unique situation, thrilling story after becoming couple) is wonderful but I think her simple art is suits more to her usual ordinary daily stories with subtle emotions...(by Slash-kun 23/Nov/2002)

Nomori Mina
"Kaguya" (Hiland) Sep/2002 *** 8.65
Very unique and stylish/romantic SF series about "A-life" (artificial life, a sort of android as lover) and his owners (At inheritance meeting of the grandmother who lost her little daughter, the relatives should compete to solve her riddle for her property and A-life / The man who was dumped his lover tries to revenge by his A-life / The computer hacker brothers find the secret disk left by their mother and it tells one of them is A-life.../ Sickly & selfish boy orders very cruel task to his A-life.../ The sequel of the first story. A-life is loved by all relatives but hero, the owner does not feel pleasant / The boy who looked the crime scene was nearly killed by a villain. But villain's A-life saved him and asked villain to give him to the boy after the death of villain). Most fantasy yaoi stories are a little conventional/common/ordinary but the idea of this series is very unique and this series has very deep theme! I'm very surprised to know this author can write such good SF drama! Android story is not new trial, so I felt a sort of nostalgic feeling at my first reading of this. This simple but fresh series reminds me of "Hi no Tori" series by Osamu Tezuka (Very ugly man who has not been loved by women invents very obedient female type robot, "Robita" but he failed. But the robot survives as a very good friend for children afterward). Especially I'm moved by the third, the brothers' story very much. Very impressive. I never read such a good yaoi story adopting SF ideas very tactfully/effectively like this!! The author mixes android concept, brother incest taboo and strong inferiority complex of younger brother to elder brother and it makes this story very complex and attractive!! The people are often changed by android (Embarrassed by android but gradually loves it and knows the pleasure of living or the importance of himself by android's faithful love). Such effect/function may resemble "Shota" or "Small animal" yaoi stories. Android/Robot is very helpless/faithful/obedient like children/pets, so they provide ultimate comfort to the readers and stimulate "desire of protection" of readers. Heroes often grow up by these weak existence. The fourth story is very good, too. It is not pure yaoi story but readers will be moved by the perfect obedience of Sakuya to his young boy owner. This reminds me of "Shuudoushi no Houteishiki" of "Sweet Metal no Gogo" by "Nobuko Yuda" and it tells me that only ultimate *tragedy* can restraint the unmanageable/uncontrollable/selfish enlarged *desire* of modern people. Nomori's androids are very human and sometimes have selfish desire like human. It may make this series more interesting. This book is first book issued as "LAQIA Comics" from Hiland with "Peace" by Tsubaki Enomoto. Hiland is very good publisher of yaoi novels, so this manga has been serialized in the magazine of yaoi novels for very long period. Therefore the editor might allow the author to write whatever she wants and it might make this story very good as the author said at her postscript. (by Slash-kun 16/Nov/2002)

"Yoru wa Adokenaku" (Biblos) May/2002 8.48 ***
Her third comics. Long serious & sincere story that the boy who suffers from his problem at home is saved by the love of his private teacher and finally becomes able to recover his mental independence from his mother by himself...A college student & private teacher, Haruka Uemura is told by his student, Takaaki Oono that Takaaki has severe problem with his mother (She demands sexual relationship with her son, Takaaki). Takaaki wants Haruka to save him but Haruka tries to escape from their problem. Takaaki is very disappointed that he confesses his secret because he believes Haruka, but Haruka betrayed him. Haruka is seriously hurt by Takaaki and Takaaki's mother apologizes him and advises not to meet with Takaaki again. But Haruka confesses his own secret to Takaaki.....I'm very impressed with this story because Takaaki is encouraged by his elder lover, Haruka (Haruka is not too perfect man and sometimes feels jealous of Takaaki's classmates) but also overcomes his problem and decides to part with her mother by himself and grows up to develop friendship except his lover. The author says the possibility of this sequel depends on the response from the readers. I want to read it very much! (by Slash-kun 16/Mar/2002)

Nomura Keiichi
"Keiyaku - For You Anata he" (Shoubunkan) Sep/2002 *** 8.38
One long mystery & dangerous series of the office worker and part-time cleaning boy with secret and 4 short stories (After long interval, a student meets the temporary teacher who was his old neighbor and suddenly disappeared from him.../ A japanese archery club student feels tired with his classmate who is his cruel sexual companion. One day he gets a serious cut by accident in training../ A student suffers from rape by the transfer student from Tokyo. He thinks it is a sort of bullying.../ Only two relatives left alone - office worker and student - are living together but office worker one recently begins to show the cold shoulder to another). The story of long series: (Tsumori, an office worker and Sakura, cleaning boy there are sexual companions. One day Tsumori knows Sakura is threaten by someone. Lawyer suddenly came and told Sakura he might be a successor of big money. Tsumori promises Sakura to guard but Sakura is kidnapped by the vice-president of their company...). All stories are dark & dangerous angst with hard sex. I like such angst stories but the stories of this book may be a little too short/rough for me to enjoy deeply....(by Slash-kun 24/Aug/2002)

Nonaka Eiji
"Sakigake!! Cromartie Koukou vol.3" (Koudansha) Nov/2001 8.3 *
New character, "Net Banchou" (On the internet, he acts in good manner - good commentator who keeps netiquette but IRL he is very rowdy delinquent student) has been often/widely talking about in japanese media. The author makes fun of the phenomenon IRL very gentle persons often change to be very radical/violent on the internet, but it's so strange/funny that japanese people (including boys) start internet (or argument on the internet) all together and have same experience now....I think Nonaka may like the gag by american macho guys (who are very powerful but not think deeply) because Takenouchi goes to US (the conversation with Mercury is so funny) and Nonaka uses names of american baseball players in Japanese baseball team...(by Slash-kun 4/Jan/2002)

"Sakigake!! Cromartie Koukou vol.2" (Koudansha) Jul/2001 8.4 *
In 2001, this is the one of the best popular shounen (boys) mangas. The author had worked mainly in seinen (young men) manga magazines, but his name becomes very famous since he has started to serialize this in shounen magazine. Some intelligent critics admire Nonaka because recent shounen mangas seem to lose ordinary common sense or human feeling/sympathy but Nonaka's work still hold these virtue.Many readers seem to feel at ease for the solidarity of the characters of this story. In this second volume, Noboru Yamaguchi, a juvenile delinquent with an Afro hair style who is postcard craftsman (the listener & contributor of all night radio program) with a pen name, "Ajishio Tarou" is so funny!! Nonaka's gag style, very vicious bad boy has unique weak point (In first volume, Yutaka Takenouchi has severe motion sickness) succeeds in this volume again. BTW the author refers the tendency which in recent japanese hero stories of group warriors for boys, traditional typical "fat" guy seldom appears. Coincidentally I have also been thinking so, too. The author always find a lot of such trifle things but many people feel same subliminally and uses them for gags. It may be a secret of this author's popularity. (by Slash-kun 1/Jan/2002)

"Sakigake!! Kuromaty Koukou vol.1" (Koudansha) Feb/2001 8.35 *
Very Hilarious days of male high school, "Cromartie Koukou" (Cromartie is an old baseball player who moved "Giants" from US major league). I wonder why recently many yaoi mangakas often discuss about this manga though his previous long series, "Kachou Baka Ichidai" (comedy of japanese manly company businessmen) was also enough interesting. But I found it after reading this. This is the sweet (but stupid) m/m friendship story of young male students which yaoi mangakas like very much. Nonaka's art resembles "Ikegami Ryouichi" because Nonaka aims at his parody. This is serialized in boy's magazine, "Shounen Magazine" but I think this is a sort of Seinen-manga like "Kachou Baka Ichidai" which was serialized on Seinen magazine, "Mister Magazine". Very intelligent and handsome but weak hero student, Takashi Kamiyama who happens to enter the very bad high school, "Kuromaty Koukou" may be sou-uke character....(by Slash-kun 14/Apr/2001)

Nozawa Yuuki
"VIRTUAL BLAME" (Issuisha) Sep/93 *** 8.35
One long series (A student, Ebihara finds something strange for his classmate, Sau who recently has trouble with his mother about his future course/career. Ebihara tries to advise to Sau, but he happens to know that Sau was raped by strangers last night and comes to make love with Sau...) and short stories (The side-story of a homosexual brother of Ebihara's friend, Aisaka / The angst, revenge story of the man whose sister was killed by the hero's father. The man tries to rape the hero but knows hero also has been tormented by rape from his father...). The author's expression is very passionate, dramatic and very bold (a lot of explicit hard sex scenes!) considering that this was issued in 1993! The author has been djska over 10 years of "Captain Tsubasa" (circle name is PXT-C), so she may have written hard/violent/passionate stories before this book! (by Slash-kun 12/May/2002)

Ochi Chifumi & Ikaruga Sahara
"Ookami to Koshitsuji -Boku no Gingitsune- " (Tokuma Shoten) Jun/2001 8.2 ***
"Ikaruga Sahara" is very famous yaoi novelist, so I had expected very much but this story are not so exciting for me though the sex scenes are enough exciting because this story is not first volume of this series, "Boku no Gingitsune" and I could not sympathized the characters very well. So if the readers already read this series and are familiar this series, they should be able to enjoy this more. (by Slash-kun 09/Jun/2001)

Oda Tokiya
"Yoru yo, Kono Orokana Seni" (Kadokawa Shoten) Aug/97 8.2 ***
Short stories. Her third comics which involving Vampire story which the author is very fond of as theme. All stories are interesting but a little subtle/tame for me.(by Slash-kun 09/Jun/2001)

"Shimirune" (Outou Shobou) May/97 8.2 ***
Short stories. Most of them are student stories. The author seems to be good at writing fantastic ones, so this comics are a little ordinary. (by Slash-kun 09/Jun/2001)

Odagiri Hotaru & Kannagi Satoru
"Sono Yubi dakega Shitteiru" (Tokuma Shoten) May/2002 ** 8.5
Angst but happy ending school romance about the rings. The story:(Wataru hears his friend complain about Yuuichi Kaduki who is very handsome and perfect and is loved by many girls. One day when Wataru is wishing his face at the rest room, Yuuichi is very kind to pass his handkerchief to Wataru. But they mix up their rings which are very similar. Yuuichi abruptly comes to exchange and shows very bad attitude in front of Wataru somehow. Wataru has bad impression for Yuuichi but Wataru's sister asks Wataru to hand her friend's gift to Yuuichi. Wataru tries it but Yuuichi refuses to accept it...). There is no explicit sex scenes but many readers will be moved by this very dramatic angst story (Yuuichi is so stubborn that his relation with Wataru keeps on becoming worse. How pitiful Yuuichi is!). The author expresses the delicate emotion of Yuuichi very well and describes his great shock (when he got the gift from Wataru or Wataru breaks off their relation) very effectively. Good school romance. It reminds me of old nostalgic feeling when I felt by reading old shoujo manga. (by Slash-kun 21/Dec/2002)

Ogasawara Uki
"Urakatanakaminoki" (Kousai Shobou) Dec/2001 8.65 ***
There are two long series: first - a period drama, the unique love triangle among the target man and his assassin who keeps to transmigrate and is always beaten by him and the fairy of the sword of assassin, the second - modern times story,the encounter of the two couples (a tattoo artist and his customer) who have only one wing each other with unique destiny. The art of first japanese period drama is very excellent! The author says she is not accustomed to drawing japanese old costume, Kimono, but her drawing of Kimono or Ninja is so erotic and sexy!! Her talent of art is so immeasurable! The first story is also interesting but it does not finished yet. The art of the latter one, modern story is also wonderful and especially the image of tattoo is so creative. This story is the sequel of the one which had been serialized on the magazines, so I want to read the original story very much!! This writer makes manga by art/image not by story, so she says her plot may be complicated a little, but for me, such chaotic expression is rather exciting and has a room to interpret freely. In Japan, there is a phrase, "Bi wa Ranchou ni Ari"(The beauty exist in chaos) and I think this author's work is good example. So I want this author's expression will be more sophisticated for many readers to read more, but at same time, I want the author keeps current free & radical creativity. I highly recommend many readers to read all of this writer's book in order to taste fully every process of this writer's growth!!(by Slash-kun 3/Jan/2002)

Ogata Rin
"Ginshumu" (Akita Shoten) Oct/93 8.4 *
Four short stories with mysterious mood. Her first comic. The first story (The son of the very famous Japanese-style painting artist reveals his father's secret that his father loved his colleague male apprentice..) has m/m factor. But all her stories have inconspicuous m/m factors. At the author's postscript, author also recognizes she likes to make dark story and often sympathizes with the villain. So her yaoi stories are my favorite! I want her to write more yaoi stories very much!! (by Slash-kun 29/Sep/2001)

Ogura Miki
"Otona no Jijyou" (Houbunsha) Jun/2002 *** 8.45
The short stories including some old her works (The guy who enter the company meets one-night-stand-sex guy who has been suffered from very sad one-sided love with his supervisor / A college student picks up a very cute vampire boy / Hero loves his heterosexual classmate - a friend from his childhood, but can not confess it, then makes love with another student.../ Unique small sketch of the days very introverted intelligent student and very wild & cool & delinquent student spend secret time in hidden landing / Out of mere caprice two good friends start to make love each other but they part because one becomes too serious. After long interval they meet again...). All stories are very interesting but especially I was deeply impressed with two short stories of two good friends stories which the author also admitted in her postscript as both of them are very her taste but a little quiet/sober/silent (Last story of long interval is *my* taste...). I wonder why recent her stories of adult guys who have (glorious) professions/jobs are not so dramatic with pure impression. The author may be very natural writers and has good talent to describe usual/ordinary common people very naturally with tender/minute view points....(by Slash-kun 30/Jun/2002)

Ohno Katsuyuki
"OUT BOXER" (Shoubunkan) Feb/2002 8.6 ***
The author's first comics. The serious romance between the student boxer, Atsuhiro Sudou and his trainer, Yuuma Mitsutake who was a professional boxer (a one-time champion of Japan). Very exciting! Her art is very masculine and the characters are very muscular macho guys like Hira Hiro or Inuhiko Murano, Tamaki Yura, but Ohno's characters have more handsome (seme is very cool with sharp chin and uke is charming & feminine) than Hiro & Murano and more japanese face than Yura. The story are serious but not tragic. Not so sincere (At first the trainer, Mitsutake intended to prey on Sudou, the son of rich family) but not bitter vicious picaresque story (the love of Sudou makes Mitsutake challenge new fair life). The explicit hard sex scenes between very muscular guys with great impact are very impressive & fascinating for me!! I'm very glad at this new wonderful talent and appreciate the perceptive publisher and editor who supports Ohno's debut!! (by Slash-kun 26/Jan/2002)

Okano Reiko
"Ryougoku Oshare Rikishi vol.2" (Shougakukan) Oct/98 8.3
More interesting than first story because I can enjoy the frustration of the female reporter of the sumou magazine, Hashitani who don't want to write easy article which silly reader want to read and I can also enjoy three extravagant amateur women who throw traditional Sumou world into confusion and Shouryuu who fears the sex with a female president of talent agency, Sakurako. The author is good at making fun of the traditional world/culture japanese men have kept it up (esteemed highly) for long time. (by Slash-kun 21/Apr/2002)

"Ryougoku Oshare Rikishi vol.1" (Shougakukan) Sep/98 8.28
Reissued as bunko version of the sumou wrestler comedy written in 1990, the period the Japanese "bubble" economy when women began to enjoy sumou as well as men. The sumou wrestler, Shouryuu is a very handsome and intelligent loses his game by Yukino Warabe who is very fat sumou wrestler. Shouryuu's master orders Shouryuu to become fatter but Shouryuu is too narcissistic (muscle mania) to accept it. One day Shouryuu goes to disco and he is watched by female president of the artistic/idol talents agency who has been tired of ordinary handsome men....The author seems to try observation of "Sumou world" as an outsider's view (In this volume, there are three women and all are not true old sumou fans and ordinary japanese women were not familiar with sumou world until this period) and try to evaluate newly (a little ironically) "the sumou world which the japanese men have kept as wonderful japanese tradition/culture" from women's sense. (by Slash-kun 7/Apr/2002)

Ooide Natsumi
"Koi ga Hajimaru" (Biblos) Oct/2001 8.35 ***
The author's first comics. One long series and one short story. Both are professional baseball players stories like "Double Call" by Reiichi Hiiro. The art of the author make rapid progress in only one year! But I prefer her old short story, "Straight de shoubu" to long series story (straight/heterosexual uke becomes to love homosexual seme who has been best friend since they were students) though the art of the last story of long series becomes very skillful because old story is more unique (forcible star player, uke makes his lover participate his professional baseball team but lover becomes better player..). Biblos often vulgarizes the unique mangaka. I'm afraid that this talented writer to lose her uniqueness....(by Slash-kun 21/Oct/2001)

Ouki Ayuri
"Petit type Romance" (Shinkousha) May/2002 *** 8.4
The long funny story about cute teacher like small animal and his student and hilarious PWP 4 koma manga series about unique family. The long story:(Aihara often dumps his girl friend unfaithfully. He always keeps to find his ideal lover like a pet, his stuffed doll of the small animal. Aihara happens to collide with very cute boy and falls in love with him. He turns out to be his new teacher, Ryousuke Himeno. Himeno is serious erythrophobia and always punch anyone who tries to hug Himeno. Himeno does not understand Aihara's love easily and punches Aihara for many times...). "A sound effect (Piru, Piru) of Himeno who is shuddering like a puppy drooping his ear" is so pretty and funny!! I really sympathize with Aihara because Himeno did not allow Aihara's courtship easily and soon. Last 4 koma manga is very interesting!! I want to be a fan of a faithful but fanciful steward who opens internet site of his master, too!! 4 koma is very hard to think of its ideas and takes a lot of talent, but I wish the author to try again!! (by Slash-kun 30/Nov/2002)

Oumi
"Long Version" (Taiyou Tosho) Aug/2002 *** 8.4
One long super angst series of the two students and two short angst stories (Hero student had saved his weepy childhood friend but now their power balance is reversed.../ A private teacher is involved into the insane relationship between a son of the rich family and his half brother, a son of mistress). The long series of story: (A wild student, Fukase finds strong gaze of Niina who is very cute but timid student. Fukase teases Niina and suggests the sex with him but Niina does not refuse it because Niina has kept adoring Fukase for long time. They have no conversation but keep making love though Niina knows Fukase has a girl friend and does not love him...). All stories are my favorite angst stories and I really enjoyed them very much (though the art is a little rough because these stories are re-issue of djs) !! But the first series is still now being serialized at Magazine, "Anima" (not completed yet in this volume!). Oh! I can not wait to read the sequel!!!! (by Slash-kun 11/Aug/2002)

"Himitsu no Futari" (Houbunsha) Jul/2002 *** 8.35
One funny series of the people who are working at gay bar like fake/pseudo family and two short stories (The son of the big dental clinic is threaten to date together by a new contractual dentist because the dentist saw the very attractive cute son was buying the cakes though the son had been prohibited from eating sweet. The dentist takes the son to the very delicious cakes shop... / The graduate student who freeloads on the family of his professor suddenly decides to be independent though he promised his younger cousin, the son of professor to live together forever...). The story: (The teacher, Namiki scolds the wild student, Shibata because Shibata recently often sleeps during his lesson. Shibata should help his family business because his father's sudden illness. Then Namiki decides to support Shibata's father's shop - a gay bar.../ The most popular hostess of the gay bar, Shirbee is a graduate student in the daytime. He is recently very irritated because his cousin moralizes Shirbee to resign the gay bar and return to his family.../ The cousin can become the couple with Shirbee but his old fianc'ee tries to revenge Shirbee..). The author's art of the comedy scenes is very funny and it makes her atmosphere casual/light and familiar for readers. But I'd like to see her more dangerous & serious art because her cold/cruel adult & elite seme is very cool and attractive! (by Slash-kun 20/Jul/2002)

Oumi Arisa
"Tsumetai Kuchibiru" (Outou Shobou) Mar/2002 *** 8.45
Short stories between students and office workers (A working student tries to find his girl friend of the student because his lover, an office worker seems to have no attachment to him.../ When an office worker wakes in the morning, he finds himself lying together with stranger boy on the bed in the hotel room. But he totally forgets what happened last night. The boy threatens him, then he allows to live together for only one week../ The son of old housekeeper substitutes for her because of her illness. He disciplines a spoiled student very strictly but the student happens to know that the son gave up his baseball player's career by accident.../ A student invents fake engagement with girl because he wants his elder brother-in-low to forget their only once accidental sex and get married with other woman.. / A cynical & apathetic office worker has strong attachment in the cold & intelligent prostitute student of the same high school as the office worker). All are good & dramatic stories (most characters were apathetic or idle but change their lives by their partners or unhappy encounters turn to be happy-end through overcoming the problems). Outou Shobou recently makes great effort for good cover design and the inner cover of this book is very wonderful! I wish the effort for not only inner but also for the outside design....BTW I have been deeply moved by the author's long serious/sincere appeal against war between America and Afghanistan at her postscript. Even if the author is a just yaoi mangaka, the writer should express her own some opinion about the world/time she is living now because I think "living" and "expressing opinion" are quite equal for the writers. The author loves American movies but she also deplores they keep silence against the war now (I also think current american movie directors are almost dead). (by Slash-kun 26/May/2002)

Oumi Shinano
"Neko no Furu Machi" (Ohkura Shuppan) Aug/2002 *** 8.45
The reissue of "LUNACAT", the exciting action story of private detective and professional killer vamp. The story:(LUNA is a professional killer with his attractive body like vamp. His boss, Smoky orders LUNA to find & kill the scientist who invented very dangerous drug and now disappears. The private detective, Tougo Nishina is just searching the scientist, too by the request of scientist's daughter. So LUNA thinks out a plan to land on Nishina's office to find the quarry, but LUNA's plan is interrupted by Nishina because They fall in love each other. LUNA knows Nishina and Smoky were old company at secret special team. LUNA is kidnapped & raped by the client using dangerous drug...). This story was issued as djs at first and then the author changed the conclusion for "LUNACAT". This book does not end (To be continued in next volume), so the author may restore the first plot. The last additional story about Smoky and Nishina at same secret team is newly written for this book, so the readers can compare the author's current art style and old one. At old art, "faces are round and lines are powerful". At new one, "the characters are cool and slim". The story is very interesting and overflowing with delightful atmosphere that the author enjoy writing her djs freely & contentedly as she could (Sex scene is very aggressive in those days, 1996). (by Slash-kun 19/Oct/2002)

Ousaka Miya
"Love All 30-30" (Magazine Magazine) Jun/2002 *** 8.5
Short stories (Two guys of thirty years old who were best doubles of tennis meet again after long interval and one guy, a widower consults about his son with another guy who has been homosexual / The boys who do not go to school abduct a charismatic native american DJ. The staffs of "F creation" try to save him / A handyman is asked by a perverted rubber mania to help his masturbation not to be suffocated / Native american man who loves Christ saves the spirit of an autocratic WASP executive who can not help but bullying a young japanese entrepreneur sexually / Shiga (the employee of F creation) is called to help the reverse training of masochist into normal one by professional SM trainer. Shiga finds the trainer has past severe secret with a masochist... / Two robbers happen to encounter at convenient shop. They run away and trip together..). All stories are very interesting and full of pathos with warm viewpoint for weak/defective people who are loser or lower in our society. Such weak people gather like family and comfort each other and can regain the power to survive with a lot of love. Reading Ousaka's stories, the readers will get the energy by the author's positive message to live in modern severe world where the people are lonely losing the old sense of unity in the local community. And in this book, the author challenge to adopt modern/trendy/popular profession/fashion like "tennis player", "DJ" or "Native american" but the author arrange them into very unique style! Ousaka's talent is really immeasurable!! (by Slash-kun 08/Jun/2002)

Ouzono Wataru
"Spicy Black" (Kousai Shobou) Apr/2002 *** 8.35
Various short stories with explicit hard sex scenes by attractive characters (The ordinary student must success SM club because the owner of it, his father suddenly died. The wild and sadistic staff conspires and imprisons hero but hero suddenly realize his nature as great master / The sequel of the first story. Hero's classmate is worrying that hero has been deeply shocked by his father's death. The classmate knows hero's family business and decides to support hero by his love / The action adventure story of special secret police organization of assassins including boy members. The hero tries to recover his failure of the previous mission and takes independent action. But he is caught by the enemy, drug dealer group and raped.. / The sequel of the secret police story. The chief of the hero's group rescues hero and makes love with hero...Hero looks back over his memory of the chief who was alive / Another sequel of the secret police story. The apprentice of the hero rescues the miserable boy who is raped by many men / Taishou era story. The hero is a unpopular novelist. The student who is living in the same apartment tells hero his feeling but hero can not accept it because hero thinks he is not so famous now and unworthy of the student..). All stories are sexy but I'm most interested in the first unique story that hero is very arrogant master (who can control the others and acts as sadistic man) but he is *uke*! Uke is usually masochist but the author's uke is very persuasive sadist!! It's amazing for me!! (by Slash-kun 04/May/2002)

Ozawa Nao
"Jail Bird" (Shoubunkan) Jan/2002 8.4 ***
Her first comics. Various short stories(Porno novelist and his editor who is also his lover and often acts as his material of the novel's sex scenes / The colleague of the previous editor who is very malicious but very pretty and his younger lover, chef who has always been enchanted by him since childhood / The insane love between a drug dealer and the mad man who was in the incest relationship with his younger brother who died from overdose / The revenge drama of the beautiful employee who is sold to the support company's owner by his lover, the young CEO of the company / The romance of the student who gradually finds many unique points in his transfer classmate of same name and falls in love with / The student with mental illness who refuses going to school and treated as a nuisance by his family meets tender home doctor and finally run away together / The student of swimming club becomes tired of the competitive day/activity of the club finds very beautiful elder student who resigned the club at the midnight pool and find the pleasure of swimming). All the stories are interesting (Additional stories at the end of a book are also funny!) and unique (a lot of variety). The author seems to have various talent. Every story is enough sexy!! I think recent Shoubunkan issues really good books! (by Slash-kun 19/Jan/2002)

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Puniko
"Chugoku Love Attack" (Jitsugyou no Nihonsha) Jun/2001 8.3 ***
The sequel of Chinese couple of "Tokyo Love Attack". This couple has been very popular in japanese yaoi fans because their relationship and characters are very dramatic & complex (The genius japanese president of the company is uke and his chinese body guard - has very beautiful tattoo in his body seen on the cover pic - is seme but they don't admit they are loving each other) . I'm also very fond of this difficult relationship (president loves children - shota and body guard hates homosexual) though I'm sometimes very unsatisfied because they won't make love easily. So I want the author to keep this series for ever. (by Slash-kun 26/May/2001)

Rigia Moriss
"Close your eyes" (Outou Shobou) Mar/2002 8.28 **
The fantasy about the friendship between the son of the genius scientist and his android dog (Sasayuki, the student who is majoring to computer science is attacked by a waif (homeless man) but the black dog man suddenly saves him. Sasayuki keeps the dog man and begins to like it but the dog was made by Sasayuki's father, Dr. Uno to destroy the cyber city which Dr. Uno created but was not perfect for Dr. Uno...). I think this story is interesting because other ordinary SF stories describe "imperfection is humane" by "the disgust/weirdness of being too perfect" but this story does by the imperfect dog which is very attractive because of his nasty/twisted character in a sort of yaoi story (but no explicit sex scenes). Her art is very imaginative (especially Her hair is very cool!) and her dog is very wild!! (by Slash-kun 30/Mar/2002)

"Te no Naka no Negai" (Outou Shobou) Mar/2001 8.3 **
Long fantastic story of dangerous parasite and its host student. The parasite should eat host in some day but they begin to love each other and fight with other parasites... Characters are very attractive and story is enough good (I wish there were more erotic scenes...). (by Slash-kun 20/May/2001)

Sadahiro Mika
"Neji no Kaiten EX" (djs) May/2002 *** 8.55
The reissue of same title issued in Aug/1999 with file case + condom + tissue. The sequel of "Neji no Kaiten" issued from Magazine Magazine. The happy days with a lot of hot sex when Hayato Abe begins to live with Ryu Shigano. It's so charming of a student, Hayato to learn about the homosexual sex with shyness by the tender instruction by Ryu! Current editors of the commercial yaoi magazines hate the yaoi mangaka's writing short sequel for commercial magazines, so many mangaka should write it as djs when they want to write or fans want to read....(by Slash-kun 01/Sep/2002)

"Buddy System" (Magazine Magazine) Apr/2002 *** 8.6
The new challenging work to express the american style detective story (always acts with his partner) by this author who are very good at expressing masculine/manly dangerous world like yakuza, gangs, jazz musicians,,etc. The story: Henry Ranbert (Haruomi Inui) is a public detective but pretends drug dealer and tries to access the big yakuza group where another detective, Eiji Hama (Real name: Kiichi Hiyama) already has infiltrated as an undercover agency by pretending male prostitute and becoming a lover of the yakuza leader. Haruomi promises that he will make love with Kiichi after Kiichi will complete this undercover investigation. But Kiichi never knows Haruomi's mission. Then Kiichi is afraid that Haruomi may doubt Kiichi really keeps his mission because of too long undercover period... Sadahiro is now very fond of watching american detective TV drama like "Homicide",,,etc, so she recently tries to adopt such atmosphere in her work. This author's trial is very fresh for me because her characters are adult and their behaviors are sometimes insincere/unfaithful for their partner and I have been boring with the tame stereo-type boys love story which characters are too innocent and sincere/faithful for their partners (without happening and dramatic conflict). (by Slash-kun 29/Apr/2002)

"UNDER Ground/Grand Hotel" (djs) Dec/2001 8.55 ***
Sadahiro has started to write the series of US prison at Anthology magazine, "Danger" issued by Sanwa Shuppan. This is side story of this series. Two prisoners, Swordfish and Sen Owari can escape from very difficult and strict prison, UGH and try to make love with woman because they should do m/m sex each other in prison and they were not homosexual guys. But....they will choose unique their destiny by themselves. This djs has a lot of very erotic and exciting sex scenes (This djs is prohibited for under 18 yrs old) though all pages are only 14! At the postscript, Sadahiro confesses she has wanted to watch "OZ" (US TV drama of HBO) and after she wrote her first episode at Danger, she could watch "OZ" - And Coincidentally japanese satellite TV started to broadcast "OZ", too! I think Sadahiro will create her unique violent yaoi stories which is not Japanese violent stories nor american one like "OZ"! (by Slash-kun 23/Feb/2002)

"Hai to Daiamondo." (djs) Dec/2000 8.5 ***
The prelude sequel of "Hai to Daiyamondo" issued from Biblos. The author finally decides to start new series (not "Daiyamondo" but "Daiamondo.") of "Otoji & Joe" . They become more adult and more attractive when they return to Japan, Yokosuka, Dobuita-Douri again! Biblos's "Hai to Daiyamondo" is very memorable title for me because I contacted with western yaoi fan for the first time. One yaoi fan post her question in AMLA ML and asked how to get some volumes of "Hai to Daiyamondo". Then I checked it and asked Biblos directly instead of her. Then I found it was already out of publishers. I wondered very much why Biblos did not reprint it. Ever since I was often asked to find this series by western yaoi fans. I don't know the reason or standard/criteria which books Biblos will reprint or not but I think this series is really worth reprinting for readers to get it easily & at any time. I hope some other publishers to take over this series' republication right and start to issue it as commercial version like "Seimu Yoshizaki's works from Ohkura Shuppan" soon. (by Slash-kun 23/Sep/2001)

"PATHOS EX - Yoin" (djs) Feb/2000 8.35 ***
The sequel Christmas episode after "PATHOS vol.1" which is written newly for djs. The good old days when three guys can live happy together. At the dormitory, A encounters his elder student who resembles J very much. A makes love with him but confesses A really loves J not the him. The elder student gets angry and tries to kill A...K and J save little A and are very tender to A.(by Slash-kun 24/Sep/2001)

"PATHOS vol.3" (djs) Aug/99 8.4 ***
The last part of the series which was serialized in Biblos's magazine. Very dramatic story of three guy's complex feeling of love. A became Vampire but J does not make A hunt the quarry/victim and becomes anemic because of his jealousy. But A tries to kill/pounce his roommate of dormitory. J interferes A's action and K dies by accidental suicide. J loses himself and goes to long mind trip with K and returns in front of the dying A...The latter half of this book is the encounter story of K and J. At her postscript, Sadahiro confesses there is some conflicts between her and Biblos and she withdrew all her titles from Biblos though her works almost have been disregarded by Biblos already. Then she decided to issue them by herself as djs spending her own property. So this djs is the symbol of her resistance. She says she loves the characters of this "PATHOS" and "Hai to Daiamondo." best and she will continue to write the sequel of them from now on. (by Slash-kun 24/Sep/2001)

"PATHOS vol.2" (djs) May/99 8.38 ***
Four years passed, J can not refuse A and they become to love each other wildly(without restraint) all night. But J sleep until the morning and nearly dies by skin burn. Then A asks K to join him to vampire family though K also loves J very much....Sadahiro defines her vampires don't sex with penis to anal but fang(canine tooth) to throat. So when I read it first, I felt a little strange (confused) but reading more, I think vampire sex is not so bad. The latter half of this volume is the side story of this series, "Tsumi to Batsu" which is written newly for djs after serialization of Biblos magazine (J and A visit to A at his dormitory) (by Slash-kun 24/Sep/2001)

"PATHOS vol.1" (djs) Mar/99 8.4 ***
Vampire story (Vampire couple, J and K keep the child, A whose father was killed by them. A has grown up to be very attractive young man and begins to love J. Then J and K force A to go abroad to study and decide to sleep until A will return to them after 4 years....) which had been serialized in magazine from Biblos. I don't know why this series were not issued from Biblos as "Tankoubon - a book" but I think it is very unfortunate for yaoi fans not to read such dramatic & erotic fantasy with very gorgeous and dangerous three guys. Then she issues it as djs now and if you want to get it, you can buy her djs from author directly now (Each costs 1100yen separately carriage fee. If you have language problem, I will help you). At her postscript, she decides to challenge this because she does not seem to try such genre like vampire (Sadahiro usually write non-fantasy about the youth of nowadays). She also writes at postscript of "Love Songs" that she tends to try what she hates initially or is not good at. Such her challenging attitude may enlarge her ability or her imaginary world and her to be pioneer (She is the first yaoi mangaka who drew "Reversible").(by Slash-kun 23/Sep/2001)

"BEVERLY HILLS 90210" (djs) Mar/99 * 8.4
Funny fan book of the very popular & long american drama broadcast in Japan (NHK). Interesting Sadahiro's talk with fans, short comedy of Noa x David, the data of (title list, the girl friends of Brandon,,etc) this program. Sadahiro says Aaron Spelling is really genius tactician! Now she likes "Homicide", detective drama and "OZ", american prison drama of HBO, so her stories may have been affected by american TV drama. (by Slash-kun 01/Sep/2002)

Sadahiro Mika & Sugo Kagura
"Gai" (djs) 1999 *** 8.68
Parody djs of "Berserk", heroic fantasy seinen manga by Kentarou Miura. Berserk animation fascinates many female fans. Especially the very beautiful Griffis casts a spell on many djska and female mangaka! Sadahiro writes the agony of Griffis to Gattu during/after his terrible torture. Very erotic and tragic! Sugo writes Griffis's sexual proposal Gattu to abandon Gattu's trauma at his childhood and to be the genuine warrior. The guests are Miyawaki Tomoko & Belne (Belne is also a fan of Berserk!!). The conversation between Sadahiro and Sugo is very hilarious (Especially they want "Caska should be a *guy*! like "Sukesan & Kakusan of Mitokoumon - two chief retainer to guard the vice-general in Edo era". I completely agree with their opinion!!). (by Slash-kun 01/Sep/2002)

"Salon de Quattro - Mobile Suit Z GUNDAM" (djs) Aug/98 *** 8.7
Parody djs of "Z GUNDAM", the second series of "GUNDAM". "Z GUNDAM" is my most favorite series because Char (Quattro) is very vulnerable, so I'm very glad to read this laborious work (the circle name is "Zabi ke no Zantou") by the excellent cooperation of Sadahiro and Sugo (Paputemas Shirocco rapes Quattro Vajina=Shar Aznabru using Psycho-myu system. Kamiyu feels Quattro's arousal and makes love with Katsu who happens to enter the Kamiyu's room. Brite also feels weird by Quattro's pressure, then he asks Quattro about his old similar feeling for Char Aznabru at "First GUNDAM series" when Quattro returns. Brite relieves the heat of Quattro's body given by Shirocco by sex...)! Many female mangaka love Char (For example, Takaguchi Satosumi's Aznabru came from the name of Char Aznabru) and Quattro finally makes Sadahiro issue her first aniparo (animation parody) djs. Female mangaka often think Char is uke and "Uke Char of Sadahiro and Sugo with agony - his pride deprived by Shirocco" is soooooo sexy!! Sugo also writes very sexy and funny sex between Amuro x Char in this book! Sadahiro and Sugo also like Berserk and they draw the fascinating illustrations of Berserk! The guest, Higashizato Kiriko offers the erotic & funny illustration of Quattro. (by Slash-kun 01/Sep/2002)

Sagami Akira
"Push x 2" (Tousuisha) Aug/00 *
Short stories. All are m/m friendship of students stories. Stories are interesting and characters are very attractive but a little tame (subtle / calm) for me. Her characters are all too good/kind/gentle/tender boys but shameless middle age woman like me prefers more dramatic / dangerous stories with nasty & wild and selfish characters....(by Slash-kun 11/Feb/2001)

Sakai Kikue
"So long..." (Shuueisha) Oct/2001 8.6
Very good & impressive short stories about gender problems though there is no explicit m/m sex scenes (The toughness of women who grows older and survives / f/f friendship story between very fat&cute woman and her reliable girl friend / The woman who suffers from very hard menstrual pain / shopping addiction woman and her neighbor guy who care for everything / Very strange french guy and his old manly girl friend). All stories have very deep and important theme and readers can enjoy reading it and also enjoy thinking after reading them! Especially I love the story of menstrual pain because I experienced it before I experienced childbirth (so now I don't such pain). That pain may be the origin/basis of the inequality between men and women, so this story arouses my sympathy very much! The author offers very good&romantic resolution to this problem (What a wonderful talent the author has!!). Highly recommendable short stories. (by Slash-kun 07/Oct/2001)

Sakaki Aimi
"Kiiroi Taiyou" (Shoubunkan) Sep/2002 *** 8.45
Various short stories (The staff of pinball saloon gets angry his roommate & colleague is too lewd & irresponsible / The best friends who often try even masturbation each other is not getting along because classmate girl teases them as homosexual../ The bartender who just divorced suddenly encounters his old lover & colleague at office, a free-writer now. He escaped the passionate lover because he knows his lover had lucky future by an offer of good marriage by the company. The bartender tries to cut his wrist to apologize his old insincerity../ The hero lives in the house of his younger & selfish cousin and becomes a home teacher because cousin's house is only a little way from his college. But hero can not keep living because he begins to love his cousin / The transfer student enters hero's Judo club and suddenly tells the hero his feeling. Hero gets angry but the student is very strong.../ Very blunder male nurse involves very handsome and able surgeon with his trouble../ The temporary worker of the bookstore encounters his teacher after long interval. They talk very pleasantly at bar and realize their love...). The author's first book. The latter half stories are much better, so the editor should change of the sequence/order. Especially I like the third story of middle aged guys and fourth, fifth and seventh stories because they are very dramatic & emotional. The author's sex scenes are very erotic with great impact and uniqueness (The legs' movement is very fresh and sexy!!). The author's words are sometimes very impressive and conclusions are also very unexpected (I'm very surprised that the elder cousin of fourth story turns out to be uke!). I'm very glad about the appearance of this new talent! (by Slash-kun 28/Sep/2002)

Sakuma Tomoyo
"Shounen Shuuhasuu vol.6" (Kadokawa Shoten) Oct/2002 * 8.4
Final volume. Interesting & dramatic. The story:(Haga & his father try to meet with Irie but Yamane makes them give up because Irie is too nervous before big title match, "Haou-sen". Irie goes to the semifinals smoothly by the effort of Yamane but Yamane's mother should leave the TV program and she and Irie are interviewed by Kitamura's brother, journalist of the magazine, then Irie knows Kitamura leaked out intentionally their scandal to mass media. Additionally Irie knows Haga's father was trying to become a professional shougi player at his youth. At final match, Irie feels like vomiting in front of Kitamura and he tries to abandon the match and even shougi, itself. Kitamura asks Irie to return to the match and if Irie can beat Kitamura, Kitamura will tell the true reason he leaked out...). This story deals old-fashioned & sober game (shogi=Japanese chess), so the author may promote this game, itself. So the impact of the matching scenes are very strong and powerful and I'd like to admire the author's challenge (The author is always challenging new genre like "japanese historical stories"!). But as yaoi stuffs, I think this story is a little tame (not so sexy. I wished Kitamura and Irie would become a couple...) or has too big theme (Kitamura wished the restoration & development of Shougi more than anything else - When I read this first time, I could not understand why Kitamura leaked out the scandal of Irie's family, but at second reading, I understood the author's intention. About Irie's consent at the end, I felt the author might not explain enough...). Of course, the author has great talent to make good scenes or interesting jokes, so there are many attractive funny scenes and dramatic emotional expressions (Irie's sensitive feeling is very moving and funny passage about "Utamaru - japanese popular old comic storyteller" is very witty. The author is very good at using such contrast of "too serious feelings" and "small jokes"), so this story is very good one only if you do not expect "the pleasure of yaoi". (by Slash-kun 14/Dec/2002)

"Hoshimatsuri no Yukue vol.1" (Shinshokan) Jun/2002 * 8.38
Unique & funny fantasy about the son of the old shaman family with magical power and his private teacher. The story:(A college student, Yoshi Kanzaki begins to work as a private teacher of Kasumi Saiki. Kasumi suddenly becomes unable to the voice, then can not go to the school now. But it is just Kasumi's faked illness because he doesn't want working as "Shikigami" (God who operates ceremony) of an Onmyouji (Yin and Yang magician of Heian era), Yuge no Daibu. One day Kanzaki is brought to Heian era by accident with Kasumi and knows Kasumi's secret..). The idea (Kasumi can bring the people to old time - but can not change the destiny) is very unique and the plot is very interesting & tactful (Especially second episode of the reconciliation between sons and fathers is very impressive)! The author's expression of small jokes like exaggerated mimetic words is funny as usual. In this books, there are many cool adult guys and I like very mysterious Kasumi's father and erotic and arrogant onmyouji, Yuge no Daibu very much!! (Yuge makes love with "Kurando no Kimi" but there is no sex scenes and for me he really loves Kasumi...). (by Slash-kun 09/Jun/2002)

Sakura Ashika
"Anoko to Boku to Anohito to" (Kasakura Shuppansha) Jan/2002 8.45 ***
One long series of love triangle among an elder craftsman of doll, Minami and very cute young little boy, Riku and his friend, Mikami who love Riku but often has a quarrel with him and two unique short stories (Impressive tragedy of ill-fated poor boy and desperado gambler (adapted the idea from the episode of "Pigmon" of "Ultraman"/ Fantasy of the fox fairy his guardian oni(evil) dog - the author seems to like "Mimi Shippo mono(the story of the boy with ear and tail of animal)"). At the author's postscript, she says she likes love triangle stories and I also like happy one like this, too (broad-minded but lustful elder guy, Minami invites Mikami to the sex with Riku, so Minami acts like the Cupid between young couple) and could enjoy reading this very much. The stories the author enjoy writing can make the readers enjoy, too. (by Slash-kun 14/Jan/2002)

"Himitsu no Kemonotachi" (Kasakura Shuppan) Nov/99 8.1 ***
Very sexual short stories. All ukes are weak & cute (always weep but love his lover so much) and have the destiny of being always loved/raped by seme so hard. Her uke boys resembles ukes of 'Minami Haruka/Minami Kazuka' but seme is more adult(tall/manish/selfish/cold). Sweet art but its sex is harder/crueler. The rate of sex scenes is very high, so even if you are not good at japanese, you can really enjoy this easily. (by Slash-kun 08/Jan/2001)

Sakura Haiji
"Oresamana Pet" (Kadokawa Shoten) Oct/2001 8.4 ***
Five short stories of typical modern young japanese guys (repairman and his dependent friend of his school days / a bully but lonely student and his quarry student / unique romance between student and businessman who are both the railroad mania / "'cabaret ticket tout' who often brings various things when he get drunk" brings "the man who likes piercing" / senior hairdresser and his apprentice). All are not so explicit but have unique atmosphere & ideas though art is natural and skillful/fashionable. Fujisaki Ichiya "Darling" is also unique work, so I think Kadokawa Shoten's Asuka Comics CL-DX may recently try to challenge... (by Slash-kun 13/Oct/2001)

Sakura Rie
"Senshi wa Izuko de Nemurunoka" (Shoubunkan) Jun/2002 *** 8.6
long-eagerly-awaited first book of this author! The short stories which are about mainly the military guys with very muscular bodies like "Karan Dan or Takeshi Kanzaki"(Hero is a pilot of the United States Air Force. He doesn't know that his lover, a senior officer will leave the base and move to work on the carrier. Hero gets angry and tries to rape senior officer.../ The detective spends a very lovely night with a Puerto Rican prostitute boy though they don't know they are enemies each other.../ A american commander is arrested by Arab army and knows his lover, arab doctor of US army was really a spy from Arab army. They love each other but can not betray their countries... / The hero who was raped by his colleague when he was a recruit, tries to kill himself in the battlefield but is saved by his senior officer and taught the importance to survive in extreme situations / The lawyer nearly becomes desperate at his boss but is saved by enemy's lawyer though he had been tempted and betrayed before.../ The man who works as a manager of SM club, loves the staff of the club and wants to revolt against an owner, his surrogate father but will knows his fate & duty / The hockey players loves each other but one suddenly disappears after serious accident of the game...). At the battlefield, the people are always so close to the death that their sex become very hard and violent/ferocious/savage in order to forget the fear. Compare with Dan or Kanzaki, this author challenges the violence scenes most earnestly/eagerly. There are some yaoi mangaka who are good at the expression of violence scenes but very few who can write military & violent/savage yaoi stories. So I was very glad to read her very impressive story, "IF I GO" (the third short story of this book) for the first time by Magazine, "Zettai Reido" and have been impatiently waiting for this book for long time! Her stories are angst or nihilistic and complex (now simple & too sweet romance) though some are a little difficult. She seems to have a great future!! (by Slash-kun 01/Jun/2002)

Sakuragawa Sonoko
"Tokyo Yabanjin" (Outou Shobou) Sep/2002 ** 8.39
The thrilling mysterious story about very cute public elite detective & very fierce wild young boss of yakuza group. The story:(The young chief of yakuza group, "Daimongumi", Kagetsuna Daimon saves the very cute boy. He is very surprised to know the boy is really the elite detective, "Fubuki Kagetsu". Kagetsu is searching the drug dealer, Horii who betrayed Daimongumi and is escaping alone. Kagetsu knows Fubuki's father well, so he persuades Fubuki to keep out of this case with holding him tight. But Fubuki is kidnapped by Horii's men....). The spin-off of the "Dynamite Daddy". The author told she wrote all she could not write at "Dynamite Daddy", so I can feel this book is filled to her taste, great fan of the yakuza stories. She uses a lot of yakuza terms, like "Kunroku"(moralizing), "Dekosuke"(Detective), "Agotori"(hearing from a witness) and it provides reality and impact to her story. She challenges very dangerous and violent expression like "Kazuya Minekura" or "Satoru Ishihara" and seems to aim at "cool yakuza stories", too (Of course Fubuki is so cute character and it makes this story very funny). This story continues to the next volume. I'm very looking forward to reading it to know the fate between Fubuki and Kagetsuna! (by Slash-kun 26/Oct/2002)

"City Guardian" (MOVIC) Jul/2002 *** 8.35
The thrilling romance between a wild jewelry thief and a cute brother of the public detective. The story: (When Souji Kuga, a member of "Karasu" is running away from detective, Suou, he happens to meet with a boy, Honami and suddenly kisses Honami to put to silence. Suou apologizes and invites Honami to his coffee shop. Honami picks up the ruby dropped by Kuga and goes to the coffee shop to take it. Honami begins to work there though he heard the secret conversation among Kuga's company, "Karasu" because Honami falls in love with Kuga. Kuga is very stubborn guy and hides his mind but begins to open it to only Honami. But Honami's brother, Sou comes to the coffee shop to find his brother then Kuga knows who Honami really is...). The angst scenes that Kuga gets angry to know Honami has deceived him and expels Honami or Honami asks Kuga to give up Karasu are very interesting and a lot of small comedy scenes are as well (Sakuragawa often uses small funny faces at talking balloon very effectively)! The criminal story is dramatic and easy to read for many readers and characters are attractive. But the art is not so unique though the author has issued many books and her art is skillful. I hope the author to challenge more experimental drawing/expression next. (by Slash-kun 14/Sep/2002)

"Kimi ga Nozomunara" (Outou Shobou) May/2002 *** 8.35
The author's early short works (The eminent super-fashion model scouts a young guy as a model of his agency. He trains and loves young guys but can not attend very tenderly... / The secretary of the CEO suddenly meets with his old friend of their college. The friend is now the agency of "The Regional Taxation Bureau" and threaten him to part with CEO / The school idol falls in love with his cold & beautiful teacher and appeals his sexual desire persistently. But the teacher hates unfaithful guy like him / A "slow in maturing" middle brother loves his brother's lover but... / The orphan sister and brother manage the private school for children. The brother get angry at a father of the pupil who is too cold and has noninterference policy for his son...). I may prefer the author's challenging/aggressive/unique short stories to her usual popular long series with attractive cool characters. Especially I like the story of "office workers". The idea of the agent of "The Regional Taxation Bureau" is very unique! I'd like to read such ordinary office workers' story more. The title comes from the famous old song of "Hideki Saijou". (by Slash-kun 26/May/2002)

Sakuragi Yaya
"Netsuryou - Calorie" (Outou Shobou) Feb/2002 8.4 ***
One long tender and natural romance of students' love triangle relationship (Toshiyuki had kept loving his best old & heterosexual friend Yasuhira for 15 years long but decides to give up his fruitless love. Then Jun who is their friend comes forward as a candidate of Toshiyuki's lover. Toshiyuki is just glad though he knows Jun may only try to comfort him and he himself can not forget Yasuhira easily. Toshiyuki and Jun will be good true partners through various obstacles...) and one short story of small resistance/rebellion of timid uke student against his lover, the tyrant seme who enjoys to humiliate uke and observe the uke's anger. I like both former story (very natural story because Toshiyuki and Jun are just ordinary students and try to find their happiness together sincerely with a lot of efforts - not different from easy romance like "poor uke luckily loved by very cool seme") and latter one (typical yaoi story that nasty bully cool seme teases uke and makes uke weep/angry but a little unique that they become happy at last by uke's brave resistance & appeal). (by Slash-kun 9/Feb/2002)

"20 centimeter no Kyori" (Outou Shobou) Dec/2000 8.2 ***
Three stories of typical contemporary students. Heroes are so foolish (but have good mind) & wild that they often make quarrels with his complex (intelligent) & lonely partner. Her art is skillful and seme & uke characters are both attractive. Many young readers can enjoy her stories. (by Slash-kun 24/Feb/2001)

Sakurai Shushushu
"Yuri to Yura" (Outou Shobou) Sep/2002 *** 8.6
Very interesting & impressive human comedy series about two boys who have been brought up at orphanage like real brothers and serious dramatic story with BDSM taste about the boy who returns his home seaside town to part with his old lover. The story of the long series:(Yuri and Yura are students who are living at same orphanage. Yuri is very intelligent and always teaches Yura who has only the talent of boxing to recommend him. But after taking a bath together, Yura begins to avoid Yuri's care. Yuri finally tells Yura his feeling and dashes out of the house in the snowy day like the day when they were abandoned at orphanage....). The author's art of the characters are very attractive with sure & round fine pen touches/work like "Nase Yamato, CJ Michalski, Natsuki Koujima,,,etc". In this book, the author shows very excellent art works at "cool wearing of young people's clothes, student uniforms" and "erotic composition/posture in sex scenes. The plot is also very tactful with good advance hint and many repetition of small heartrending quarrels and dramatic sweet reconciliation. The author restrains her usual nonsensical comedy in this book but challenges heart-warming human comedy (The funny expression of tough & vigorous children at orphanage are very hilarious & pretty!!). The title of this book comes from japanese famous picture book about two mice, "Guri to Gura" by Rieko Nakagawa & Yuriko Oomura. (by Slash-kun 26/Oct/2002)

"Warera Takara Cooperation - Ookina Vibu no Sha no Shita de" (Magazine Magazine) Oct/2001 8.5 ***
Very hilarious popular PWP series sequel of "The businessmen of the vibration company" in her previous comics from Magazine Magazine, "Kaikan invitation" and two short PWPs (The son of the public bath and his friend / The instructor of the training gym and the customer for the rehabilitation of his bone's fracture). The author uses the economical terms of businessmen (e.g. company principle) very effectively at stupid sexual scenes to make sarcastic about the old-style japanese executive businessmen who is called "Kigyou Senshi(who works so hard like a company's soldier)". I can find such industry businessmen at only the nostalgic TV show like "Project X" at NHK (Documentary program of the japanese old big projects like "Construction of Kurobe Dam" or "Development of Honda's DOHC Engine for economical car",,etc). Now in Japan only old adult men sympathize with such the way of life of the traditional japanese old guys who work hard and sacrifice their family...(by Slash-kun 28/Oct/2001)

"Otoko no Aishikata" (Ohkura Shuppan) Mar/2001 8.65 ***
Very sexy various impressive & dramatic short stories (private detectives / cruel but sensitive teacher and his student / brothers incest insane story / the son of famous pyrotechnist of fireworks family and its best apprentice / fantasy of fish & fisherman / m/f love story - her first trial but it was not interesting for me) . Especially I like most very romantic and melancholy & unique fantasy "Ningyo no sumu Umi" between fish and fisherman with rough style art (this story reminds me of "Ningyo Hime" by Hans Christiann Andersen) and next my favorites are the very impressive story, "Manten no Taika" of the pyrotechnist of fireworks and two insane stories of teacher&student and brother's incest. All stories are really powerful with a lot of hard explicit sex scenes by gorgeous adult men. Highly recommended. (by Slash-kun 10/Mar/2001)

Sakurako
"LOVE SNIPERS" (Shoubunkan) Apr/2002 8.3 ***
The author's first book. Short stories. Most of them are comedy (The man gets his lover and lover's twin brother mixed up and he rapes his lover for punishment / Two office workers who has been lover since they were students have an opportunity to go on a business trip together / Same office workers face the crisis of sexual harassment by homosexual director of their company / Unique serious & nihilistic & fruitless romance of the man who loves a male prostitute to save his vegetable lover in hospital / The erotic short sketch of two student's reckless / The funny short sketch of the man who tries to cook for his lover but can not make delicious dishes). She was SD (slam dunk) djska, Hanamichi x Rukawa, so her characters resemble Hanamichi and Rukawa very much. Her Rukawa is foolish & single-minded but has a lot of guts and her Hanamichi is cool & blunt but really loves straightforward Hanamichi. Like many SD djska like to draw well-muscled guys, the author's characters are also muscular and very gorgeous! Owing to SD, many yaoi mangaka can realize the beauty of the muscle. I greatly appreciate the author of SD!! (by Slash-kun 23/Mar/2002)

Sakurano Nayuna
"Heart" (Sanwa Shuppan) Aug/2002 *** 8.45
One long series of hard angst of students of japanese archery club of the high school and two short stories (Nameless & young singer of amateur rock band feels greatly puzzled because he is loved too much by very talented and popular rock star without reason. He tries to realize his popularity by his female fans but it makes the rock star furious.../ The story of another member of previous amateur rock band. He tries to court a friend of previous singer who has serious trauma of sexual harassment by his uncle, his teacher of piano). The story:(A student, Kouhei has sexual relationship with Akira who is thought as a very reliable senior member of the archery by everyone. Kouhei finds something hidden in Arira's eyes and can not refuse cruel and unreasonable sexual orders by Akira until Kouhei unmasks the great secrets of Akira who is an illegitimate child of the giant family concern..). The author's art is very sweet and likable but the story is very angst and there is always a lot of hard and erotic sex scenes! The author confesses at her postscript that her stories always lack of "love". So the author made great effort to write this long series. I think the author's effort succeed. Many reader should be moved by Kouhei's indomitable spirit/toughness against very hard & cruel refusal by Akira and feel greatly relieved to read the happy-ending!! (by Slash-kun 20/Jul/2002)

"Oshiete! Sensei" (Ohkura Shuppan) Jan/2001 8.25 ***
Sexy short comedies. Almost character are students (teacher of second school for entrance exam to univ and his student / Noticeable actor and business man who had studied acting together / members of newspaper club in high school / neighborhood friends and one may entrance to distant univ / member of gardening club in high school). Especially I like the second story because there is most strong tension by the danger between two character's balance/equality and the age of them are eldest though all stories are very interesting and amusing and characters are attractive. (by Slash-kun 20/Jan/2001)

Sakuta Hiromi
"Itsudemo Itsumademo" (Houbunsha) Dec/00 8.7 ***
Very good romance with both of comedy & sensitive taste between novelist, Hiroaki Kawano and student, Shouta Oogami. Relationship of them resembles "Kono Koi wa Hardboiled" by Saemi Yorita (Elder man is afraid of younger man because younger will be tired with elder and Younger are also afraid because he is too ignorant) but this story has another uniqueness. Three funny women (Shouta's classmate, editor of Hiroaki & mother of Hiroaki) all encourages the love of Shouta & Hioaki and Shouta are grown up to be seme from uke and at the end their role will not be reversible equally. Such ending shows current readers in Japan apt to want more equal relationship of partners. Her art is funny & modern/impressive (like "Happy Mania" by Moyoko Anno"). Hiroaki's face resembles one of the hero of "Hanazakari no Niwa" series by Kunie Sakai, so I love such melancholy face!!! Highly recommended. (by Slash-kun 13/Jan/2001)

Satoh Marino
"You Give Love A Badname" (STUDIO SHIP) Mar/92 8.3 ***
One very sad long tragedy about students who prepares for entrance examination to university and two short stories (pianists of music high school/ baseball players of high school). All has delicate atmosphere (silent & sensitive) but first long story is very impressive & dramatical angst story like "Lucky-kun" by Satosumi Takaguchi or works of Heruman Hesse. The author can express well the hard pain of the hero who has a great complex to his lover who seems to be superior though his lover really loves hero under strong pressure. Such situation / theme is always very bitter (love can not resolve the problem - especially unequality of two) but always gives the deep impression to the readers however...(Slash-kun 27/Jan/2001)

"Koi suru Fahrenhait" (Ohkura Shuppan) Sep/95 ***
The funny romance between genius musician and ordinary architect. The author says she loves Tetsuya Komuro who is very popular musician now in Japan, so this story seems to be a parody of him. If you are his fan, you should enjoy this story very much (I prefer her tragic story)....(by Slash-kun 04/Feb/2001)

"RED DRAGON vol.1" (Hit Shuppan) May/97 8.4 ***
"RED DRAGON vol.2" (Hit Shuppan) Jun/97 8.6 ***
"RED DRAGON vol.3" (Hit Shuppan) Aug/97 8.4 ***
"RED DRAGON vol.4" (Hit Shuppan) Dec/97 8.4 ***
"RED DRAGON vol.5" (Hit Shuppan) Aug/98 8.4 ***
"RED DRAGON vol.6" - not complete(Hit Shuppan) Dec/98 8.6 ***
Reissue of her life work djs. It's very dramatic and interesting angst story like "Banana fish" of young men who have strange & hard destiny in the small country which has also inevitable historical destiny. Hero, Teily is a son of the very big gang group in Hong Kong and he has eyes which change into red when he is exciting. When he was young, he was kidnapped & raped by his relatives who wanted to success his family business and his friend & bodyguard, Ryu regrets that he can not protect his master and he devotes his whole life to Teily and becomes his lover. Teily has been grown up and successes his family group. Then Ryu decides to hide himself from Teily because Teily should be going to engage with a rich asian girl of big company. But Teily thinks it is betray by Ryu and shot Teily. Then Ryu goes to USA with broken heart...The author seems to love Hong Kong very much, so there are a lot of beautiful Hong Kong night scenes and she expresses well the tension before Hong Kong will be returned to China. (by Slash-kun 04/Feb/2001)

"Yuujyou vol.3" (Koubunsha) Nov/95 8.5 *
The friendship between Yuuichi and Yuusuke becomes to be very angst relationship because Yuuichi refuses Yuusuke's love (Yuuichi has a fianc'ee, his cousin who has lives together with Yuuichi since he lost her mother when he was only six years old). Yuusuke loses himself and fails his entrance examination to university...This was not serialized in yaoi magazine and its theme is "good friendship is very precious and superior than (egoistic) m/f love", so the result does not satisfy me though it's very dramatic & good story and Yuuichi becomes very happy (but I think Yuusuke is too miserable). I really wish this were written as current yaoi story...(by Slash-kun 12/Feb/2001)

"Yuujyou vol.2" (Koubunsha) Mar/94 8.4 *
Yuuichi's friend plans to invite Yuuichi's father to their school festival. But Yuuichi keeps neglecting his father. Yuuichi's very beautiful room mate, Yuusuke Segawa persuades Yuuichi to forgive his father because Yuusuke also has serious problem with his parents. Yuuichi appreciates Yuusuke's advice and then Yuusuke begins to love Yuuichi...So the story suddenly becomes interesting for me!!(by Slash-kun 12/Feb/2001)

"Yuujyou vol.1" (Koubunsha) Oct/92 8.1 *
The story of very funny & wonderful young days at boy's high school dormitory and one short story (same idea as "You give love a bad name" but different m/f story). Hero, Yuuichi Takatsukasa enters private high school with dormitory because his father was graduated from same school and his mother asked him to enter before her death. Yuuichi hates his father who is a very famous violinist because his father divorced his mother who were weak and ill and did not come to see her when she died. Yuuichi closes his mind and hesitates to be friend with any students but funny & kind friends change Yuuichi gradually...The author expresses individual characters of many students very well. (by Slash-kun 12/Feb/2001)

Satomi Mitsuru
"Rainbow life vol.2" (Shuueisha) Sep/2002 *** 8.65
People around Kouji will be involved into certain destiny and decide to start gay-live movement. The story:(Kouji confesses to her that he is gay and memory with Makoto and they spend a night without sex at hotel. Kouji saved Makoto, a junkie, an unpopular model lying on the public lavatory. Kouji participates a bachelor trip planned by Makoto. Makoto gets angry to know Kouji parts with Yoshino because Makoto loved Yoshino and asked Kouji to make her happy. They make quarrel at bathhouse and Kouji meets strange couple, aged man and foreign wild boy. Kouji uses his cellular phone in quest of amorous adventure and finds local sexual companion at internet site. But the rural sexual companion envies the urban free gay people and turns out to be a very dangerous psycho guy. Kouji has a narrow escape from murder by mysterious aged guy. The aged guy returned from overseas voluntary tour and finds very miserable gay boy where homosexuality is prohibited. He scolds rural guy not to boast unhappiness of gay in Japan now. Yousuke is attacked by someone. Kouji and his company gather at park again. Naoki's friend is very afraid boys like Naoki may be threatened by yakuza to attack gay people. One public prosecutor tells Naoki's status. He is released from prison and is now working at gay bar. Kouji meets Naoki with female costume and organizes baseball team for Naoki. At pleasant party after playing baseball, Kouji meets a TV producer who wants to use gay power. Kouji and Naoki visits Yousuke in the hospital and Naoki is shocked by Yousuke's parents about Eiji's death. Kouji's company gets the leader of yakuza group and Kouji forces confession out of him by kiss. Kouji knows yakuza group has no relation with the murder. The leader suggests Naoki's crime to Kouji. Kouji goes trip with Naoki and makes love together. He promises to wait Naoki until Naoki completes to expiate his sin at prison again. Kouji finally decides to part with Makoto, but Naoki is killed by the homophobia gang boys before going to the police. Funeral of Naoki. Kouji tries to stop his company's revenge but fails. Mass Media exposes Makoto's homosexuality. Kouji asks a TV producer to support lesbian-gay parade and hold the TV program to prosecute the guilty of the mass media, society and gay people not to repeat two victims. Kouji's company decides to organize the gay-live movement group and Kouji becomes a teacher of a school for physically handicapped & mentally retarded children to keep fighting against all discrimination in the society). When I read vol.2 for the first time, I was a little bewildered because first volume had too strong impact and this sequel volume has too large, social scale (not pure love romance but has political deep theme) and Makoto loses his charisma and Kouji parts with Makoto again for yaoi readers. But after reading twice, I has been deeply moved by the positive & aggressive message of the author, "Very happy for gay people to live in peaceful & free & convenient Japan now and it is most important for them to live ordinarily with a lover without guilty". His message should be understandable for many readers including heterosexual readers and has considerable appeal. I hope more and more manga of homosexual will be serialized in seinen manga encouraged by this work. (by Slash-kun 30/Nov/2002)

"Rainbow life vol.1" (Shuueisha) Sep/2002 *** 8.9
The dramatical story that one gay guy who hides his homosexuality will hold Lesbian-Gay Parade in Japan through very pitiful death of two gay guys. The book from serialization on "All man" magazine (general/heterosexual seinen manga magazine) which has been the big talk among the seinen, yaoi, gay manga fans during serialization as homosexual manga written by male mangaka. So I has been very looking forward to reading this! The story:(Kouji Tachibana, a college student is gay but he has a fake girl friend, Yoshino Nishiyama. Kouji also really loves a very popular and sexy young star, Makoto Igarashi. Kouji was forced to part with Makoto by agency with a lot of consolation money. After accidental encounter, Kouji and Makoto make love desperately at public lavatory. Makoto punches Kouji who keeps lying and Kouji cries in front of Makoto's poster in the rain. Makoto wakes up and knows he is saved by Naoki Kobayashi who was his private student. Now Naoki drops out of his prestige junior high school and becomes a leader of delinquent boys group and attacks homosexual people. Naoki has really adored Kouji but can not allow himself who has lustful desire for Kouji. Kouji finds recent murder case of gay, Eiji Kitajima was committed by Naoki. The gay people trembling with fear are gathering at part. Naoki tries to attack them with his group. Kouji kisses Naoki and confesses he is gay and suggests Naoki to surrender himself to the police. But the lover of Eiji, Yousuke Kasuga breaks into it for revenge. By Kouji's wise tact, Yousuke gives up his revenge and asks Kouji who resembles Eiji to make love together. Kouji invites Naoki, too and goes to the date place for gay. Naoki decides to go to the police by himself through the experience there. Yoshino becomes to feel uneasy because Kouji is too tender. She consults with her friends and meets very intelligent senior student who supports gay movement. Kouji meets again with a very handsome guy with a dog at the park and is invited into threesome sex. Then they goes to the gay bar and Kouji is very surprised to see there is Yoshino with her senior student. Senior student is shocked to know her brother is gay. Seeing Yoshino's moralizing to senior student, Kouji becomes tired with his unfaithful life. Kouji suddenly calls phone to Makoto who appears in live TV show and proposes to him passionately. Making love with Makoto, Kouji remembers his old day. Kouji keeps loving his old friend, Akira Hidaka who is heterosexual. Yoshino decides to part with Kouji because Kouji really loves Akira...). The author's first book. The author has been an assistant of Hiroshi Motomiya who is very famous popular seinen-shounen mangaka. Motomiya's support and the experience of participation in Lesbian-Gay Parade of 2000 in Tokyo make the author write this story. I really enjoyed reading this. Very interesting!! Epoch-making work for me. Because the hero is a just ordinary cool young guy (not muscular macho adult guy with beard), the author is coming out he is bi-sexual (He is married with woman), serialized on seinen-manga magazine and the author wants to express "spiritual/mental love" or "stupidity of revenge or importance of happiness as living ordinary as gay" (not just pleasure of promiscuous hard sex). For the gay manga written by gay mangaka like Gengorou Tagame, Kamijo Mario, Junichi Yamakawa,,etc, "the sex act" is most essential thing. But hero of this manga tries to find "pure/supreme love" for him. The various problems he holds/encounters are very understandable for many readers (heterosexual guys and yaoi fans). The author works out many persuasive episodes (The guilty conscience the he has a girl friend to hide his homosexuality, Realizing true pleasure as gay is "being bottom" through his first experience, Separation with his lover who becomes very popular star by consolation money from agency, Knowing his private student has punished homosexual guys as delinquent boys group, Keep Loving heterosexual friend, Female friends who like gay people are a nuisance but thankful existence, An intellectual woman with progressive ideas is shocked to know her brother is gay,,etc). This is my first experience to read the book of "realistic, natural (not too much exaggerated) and dramatical story" written for hetero sexual readers! Especially the episode that Naoki decides to give himself up to the police through the shocking experience at special place for gays' sexual acting is really impressive!! The characters are very attractive, too. Makoto is very cool, very similar with gorgeous heroes of "Kinniku Otoko", the yaoi anthology from Kousai Shobou. And tasteful/suggestive aged supporting characters like homeless guy at park, gay public prosecutor make this story very human (Many yaoi mangaka are not good at describing such characters with various age). Welcome such new trial and produce by veteran mangaka like Motomiya!! Highly recommended. (by Slash-kun 30/Nov/2002)

Satou Noriko
"Dark & Angel" (Movic) Apr/96 8.3 ***
There are three various stories (Uke teacher & seme wild/cool student, mangaka and his editor, SF fantasy of government conspiracy in future world). Though I could enjoy enough very attractive seme student of first story and gorgeous editor of second story, but I found the second story was a parody of "Mirage of blaze" and editor was same as Naoe! The author should love Mirage very much! I'm very surprised that her art is very excellent though this is her first comics. So she might have written so many Mirage djs...(by Slash-kun 10/Jun/2001)

Sena Masaya
"Yuki iro Shounen" (Tousuisha) June/2000 8.2 *
The m/m friendship story of students and two m/f romances and her early work of m/m friendship story of students. The first story is about a student, Yuki comes back to his parents' home town (rural district) because his father was laid off by the company. Yuki hates the rural school and rural classmates at first but a class representative student, Matsuya is very kind and Yuki begins to trust him. But Yuki knows Matsuya was only asked by his teacher to take good care of Yuki previously...Very delicate typical Tousuisha romance of young boys. If the author would write all stories of this volume with only m/m romance, I will set a higher valuation on this book!! (by Slash-kun 04/Nov/2001)

Shima Asahi
"Heart Heart Tour" (Houbunsha) Jul/2002 *** 8.43
Three various romances of adult guys and students. The story: (A new employee of travel agency, Fujieda falls in love with his senior employee, Misugi who is very able but very strict & blunt. Fujieda is very glad to become a conductor with Misugi of the tour for long & good female customers. But Fujieda gets angry at one customer who is very impudent and treats Misugi as host of host club.../ Fujieda and Misugi can become couple but Misugi are very busy to have enough time for date. Then Fujieda plans unique tour of "god of marriage" for couples. Fujieda invites Misugi but Misugi can not go with because of the accident.../ The student, Masaki Shiina fears the crowds in the Christmas song because when he was a child, he was deserted by his mother at the town on Christmas day. On the Christmas day, Masaki falls into panic but he is saved by very kind guy with warm heart. Masaki knows he is a temporary & chemistry teacher, Joujima of his high school. Joujima is very enthusiastic researcher and Masaki often goes to Joujima's room and spend silent but very delight time. Masaki asks Joujima to date with him on Christmas day but Joujima can not understand "mystery of love" and refuses Masaki's request.../ Endou, the ace student of Karate club happens to save a very beautiful student with a lot of bad rumor with many guys. Endou tries to rape the rumored student because he knew Endou's name but refused the date with Endou...Endou knows all rumor is wrong except one truth...). All the stories are very powerful, speedy and very emotional. The art is also very vigorous & speedy. Travel agency is very nice idea and the theme of second story (Mad scientist finds the mystery of the human's love is as interesting as the mystery of "mold") and the third stories' ending is very stylish. The author makes great progress in making drama! (by Slash-kun 28/Jul/2002)

"FLASH Mode" (Houbunsha) Dec/2001 8.3 ***
Kai Mujyou is an ordinary boy who likes clothes/fashion very much, but he happened to hurt Ryousuke Mochiba, super model by accident, so he is demanded by Mochiba to become Mochiba's assistant and sex partner. Mochiba also proposes Kai's being fashion model like him. Observing Mochiba's work, Kai begins to have interest in model world, but senior models annoy/harass Kai....The couple of lustful/wild and adult guy, Mochiba (among this author's work, this title may have most erotic sex scenes) and vigorous/cheerful/pretty and sincere boy, Kai is very delightful! Secondary role character, Tsukiori who thinks Mochiba is his rival, is very wild & cool and he appears again in last "Kakioroshi" pages (extra pages written newly for this book), but I wish to see his sexy scenes more!!! (by Slash-kun 31/Dec/2001)

"Kiss no Accent vol.2" (Core Magazine) Jul/2001 8.25 ***
The sequel of same title vol.1 (complete) and her another popular series of detective and his lover who was male prostitute (Iwanami & Haruka). Jin (lover of the hero in the title story) also appears in last story. Her seme is very cool and at postscript the author said the she and readers loved Soushi (the father of Elle) though there is shota factor and I also like Soushi and detective Iwanami who are very cruel seme! (by Slash-kun 12/Aug/2001)

Shimada Hisami
"Oteuchi Kakugo!" (Tokuma Shoten) Nov/2002 *** 8.48
School PWP. The strenuous effort of an ordinary student who is suddenly assigned to be a chairman of the student council. The story:(Kyouta Sakurai is a student of the second grade in the prestige high school. Many students adore Kei Mikami, a very beautiful and intelligent vice-chairman of the student council and all of them expect Kei should be a next chairman but Alfred, a chairman of the school's board of directors assigns Kyouta as chairman. The members of the council are cold for Kyouta and Kei says "You are just a symbol. I will do everything instead of you" to Kyouta. But Kyouta makes effort to be good chairman as much as he can. Key has gradually interest in Kyouta like a desperate hamster. Kyouta is called by Alfred and nearly raped by him in return of assignment. But Key prevents it and orders Kyouta to be his pet in return of his support at council work....). Very Hilarious! The characters are so attractive (It's very unique that the beautiful vice-chairman is seme! and frivolous chairman of the board of directors loves very diligent Takano) and the tempo of comedy scene is very speedy and nice. The sound effect is also very tactful and the way of comedy art usage is very ingenious, too. The author's art is very cute but the story, sex scenes or the characters are unexpectedly hard, cruel and dangerous. Such gap becomes her unique attraction. (by Slash-kun 9/Nov/2002)

"Ai ga Nakucchane" (Core Magazine) May/2002 *** 8.45
The long shota-taste romance of between an orphan, a working student with a don are dead and young executive who has the problem of the succession. The story:(Yuzuru is a orphan student but does not feel lonely because of his wise and diligent and faithful dog, Souichirou. One day Yuzuru is greatly shocked by the news his dog is hit by car and runs to the hospital. The driver whose name is souichirou offers to pay doctor's fee and help instead of the dog. Yuzuru falls in love with Souichirou but gradually finds Souichirou is a CEO of the construction company and has serious conflict with his brother in law about succession ...). The plot is very well-written and tactful! It's very interesting idea that the names of dog and the executive are same. And the theme is also good (Yuzuru feels dissatisfaction with Souichirou who is very perfect and tries to resolve all trouble by himself and does not consult with Yuzuru. Yuzuru wants to support Souichirou and encourages Souichirou to tries to start new life). The melancholic (& lustful) character of Souichirou is very attractive & sexy!! The author like the couple with big disparity in age (Yeah. The sex scene between Yuzuru and Souichirou is very erotic!) but I'd like to read the romance between adult guys like Souichirou at next time!! (by Slash-kun 01/Jun/2002)

"Futeki ni Romance" (Tokuma Shoten) Jun/2001 8.35 ***
Shota story between the son of the big companies' CEO, Ruiji and Nagumo, an elite of the company who instruct Ruiji. The author feels embarrassment when she wrote Nagumo because Nagumo is too stereo-type and over-snobbish man but I could really enjoy such artificial expression (the conflict between impudent & selfish uke and cool & a little cruel seme) like "Yuu Asagiri" or "Ariko Kanazawa". (by Slash-kun 09/Jun/2001)

Shimazaki Tokiya
"Koi wa Itsumo Arashi no youni vol.2" (Kousai Shobou) Feb/2002 8.3 ***
The sequel of very popular comedy between very intelligent (but a little savage & very lecherous) chairman student with eye-glasses, Azuma and his cute but cheerful/vigorous classmate, Mizuki of same title. Azuma is very mighty student but he should face various obstacles against their love, too. They are Mizuki's mother or Mizuki's old friend or long summer vacation or Azuma's elder brother or younger sister. But Azuma is so clever that he will use such obstacles as the good stimulus for his sex! There is a short story of another couple of brothers in law, Akira and Izumi. The last cross-over story of these two couple is very funny! (by Slash-kun 23/Mar/2002)

"Kareshi Irimasenka" (Core Magazine) Dec/2001 8.35 ***
The story of two m/m couples (Temporary worker of convenience store, Yuuji picks up the cat with a stranger, Itsuki who is very cool and looks like playboy. Yuuji is often angry with irresponsible Itsuki but Itsuki always escapes by sex to Yuuji. Yuuji's cousin, Wataru hates Itsuki because Wataru is a great fan of Yuuji, but Wataru feels blue by his parents' divorce and falls in love with the supervisor of Yuuji, Kazuto...). There is no big drama but the author is so good at expression of subtle/delicate feeling or its conflict/misunderstanding that she moves readers to tears well. The author also uses cat very effectively.(by Slash-kun 6/Jan/2002)

"Koi wa Itsumo Arashi no youni" (Kousai Shobou) Jun/2001 8.3 ***
Student short stories. Her first comics. Her characters are very cute and cool and speedy(vigorous) like Kazuya Minegishi. The story is very refreshing/romantic like the student stories of Tousuisha but sex scene is very hard/explicit and erotic as other manga from Kousai Shobou. Many japanese readers will like such stories! (by Slash-kun 07/Jul/2001)

Shimizu Yuki
"Love Mode vol.10" (Biblos) May/2002 *** 8.48
The recent volume of one of the best three popular yaoi manga series (maybe). This volume does not betray my (and readers') expectation again (It is the most important reason this author is now very popular in Japan). There many couples in this series and in this volume, three couples appear: "Jin-ai and his customer, an Arabian prince and customer's cousin" (Arabian prince asks Jin-ai to disgrace him sexually to trouble his cousin who treat him as very pure and wants him to be the clergy....Yaoi mangaka are really fond of the Arabian prince!), "Izumi & Takamiya" (Tamiya fears to lose his partner so much that he acts stiffly for Izumi. Then Izumi complains directly and demands Tamiya's eternal responsibility for Izumi...) and , "Aoe & Naoya"(Naoya spends peaceful & lovely days with Aoe but he sometimes feels vague anxiety at trivial things in daily life because of his current excessive happiness...). Very sweet romance (like ones of Tousuisha) but sex scenes are very hard & hot. Tx! Naoya looks very grown up (compared with his brother-in-law, Wataru) and cool!! This volume contains another dramatic short story of student and his teacher (student cruel seme) written in 1998. The situation/plot is not unique but the impression is *really* unique!! The author expresses well the inferiority of the young seme and broad-mindedness of the elder uke. I really understand the secret of this author's population is she describes definitely hard & erotic sex scenes (not compromise by indirect suggestion of sex) and does not escape writing cruel story and fierce feeling/desire, *but* her endings are very sweet! Shimizu's art has made great progress and become pretty impressive. The schema/posture of sex scenes is wonderful and especially the scenery of a merry-go-round is overwhelming. Many mangaka have improved by long series but this author's progress is so remarkable. (by Slash-kun 23/Jun/2002)

Shinba Rize
"Oita shichatta" (Houbunsha) Oct/2002 *** 8.38
Short romantic stories(The kleptomaniac son of the owner of the apartment falls in love with a tenant. The son steals tenant's underwear of tenant and tries masturbation with it... / Selfish teenager falls in love with a postman by his refreshing smile. But ex-lover tries to press him to come back in front of a postman.../ The guy who was fired by restructuring becomes a housekeeper of very arrogant student designer. He looks designer is making love with his client for the work.../ The son of famous musicians falls in love with a conductor with very sexy voice.../ The chairman and vice chairman of the student council are like cat and dog because their fathers are political opponents but in fact they love each other...). Her first book from Houbunsha. Not exciting/strange as her usual (previous) stories from Magazine Magazine, so the author may want to try ordinary/casual romance of familiar situation, tender comedy or young pretty uke (except third story) to be major writer of for many readers. But for me, it is a little too tame. (by Slash-kun 16/Nov/2002)

"Kousoku Shigan" (Magazine Magazine) Oct/2002 *** 8.6
Various funny short PWP (Freshman of the college enters marine club and meets very cool student who wants to be a professional surfer / The freshman of the cheer club can't keep cool because his idol senior member is going to graduate.../ The customer asks a genius perfumer to make original perfume for his mother. The perfumer puts a bandage over him for smelling test but.../ The office worker is tested on his love by his lover who have an offer of marriage / The stars of combatant group TV program for children fight each other for love / The couple of semes desperately tries to act seme part by turns / The spoiled son of the famous politician treats his adopted brother who was an orphan as his sexual slave against his love.../ The photo contributed by a boy with interest being tied is adopted by the editor of SM magazine as a model of SM rope playing). So many stories but all are interesting!! These stories appeared in relatively old period, 1999-2001 (mainly 2000), so they seem to keep "extremeness/radicalness", the good points of this author's early comedy and I could enjoy very much. character. Especially perfumer's story (put his penis under the nose of hero), the story of taking a SM photograph in the elevator and the fighting story between two seme guys are very interesting and unique for me!! Shinba's characters often go abruptly into unexpected actions (young member of cheer group hits to make his senior member faint/ Combatant group star saves the hero from the villain actor but rapes the hero in the end). It's tremendous funny but not becomes mean/base because her art is very elegant & noble. It's very rare talent! Conversely, Shinba's sentimental serious or sincere stories seem a little ordinary (not unique) for me. I hope this author will not become conservative like veteran mangaka and will keep her challenge to write radical & unique PWP!! (by Slash-kun 19/Oct/2002)

"Tabun Bara iro no Jinsei" (Biblos) Jun/2002 *** 8.45
Very interesting various 4 series (Two thirties' guys - a manager of coffee shop and office worker with gamble addiction have loved each other since their school days but could not confess it easily up to the present. The office worker makes a greatest bet of his life / The student often gets hurt because he wants to meet with the doctor whom he has adored for long time. The doctor finds they are intentional injury.../ The younger worker at clothing company and his elder worker are couple. Younger often asks his lover to wear female dress. But elder begins to suspect younger really loves women... / The hero is drunk and raped by his old friend, bartender after their alumni meeting. Hero tries to revenge but fails by his friend's sweet confession). This book is the author's first book from Biblos. This writer's first book was really radical but this book is very lyrical (Only one story of the workers of clothing company is radical). But I prefer her radical stories and I'm a little sorry her stories become ordinary entertainment stories as typical Biblos's ones for many readers...(by Slash-kun 25/Aug/2002)

Shioberi Yoshiki
"LOVE POSITION" (Core Magazine) Sep/2001 8.35 ***
Various short stories. She already issued her commercial book from Raport long ago but she says this is substantially her first original commercial book. First three stories are about the brothers in law (eldest brother steals hero's girl friend because brother loves hero. But hero revenges on his brother by stealing brother's girl friend. The third story is very funny shota romance between the youngest brother and dangerous ex boy friend of eldest brother<=I love him!). The fourth story is the romance between high school student and his wild teacher. The teacher is very very cool! The fifth story is about the temporary young worker at convenience store and the middle age business man who divorces with his wife. The business man seems to be a little poor but is very sexy like guys in Satosumi Takaguchi or Yugi Yamada. The last story are about old friends when they were children(Younger seme). I think the author is very good at expression of adult & middle age men, so I wish her to keep writing such "Oyaji" stories!! (by Slash-kun 24/Sep/2001)

Shiranagi Yukari
"Kiken na Asobi" (Sanwa Shuppan) Jul/2002 *** 8.42
Short stories of two type (sweet & happy romance and insane & maniac angst) with a lot of erotic & hard sex scenes (When office worker who lacks of attachment is asked by his colleague to part with, a window wiper man happens to see him and be injured. He lives together with wiper man to take care, but begins to feel attachment to wiper man.../ The student can not make love with his classmate because of the fear about sex. The lover allows it and tries to masturbate in front of him to show his passion.../ The office worker realizes his unique sexual preference when he is molested in a crowded train by another office worker. Then he is forced to sex with him in open space / The student who wants to transfer to the college, the Faculty of archaeology rapes the teacher at his preliminary inspection.../ A boy whose father is deeply in debt, often escapes into a man of next-door of their apartment. the boy can not forget a man since he saw a man was sex with another guy.../ The student who adores chairman of the student council begins to be absorbed in the virtual insane sex by the internet chatting.../ A lady-killer student who had never meet the faith of human feels embarrassment about very faithful and sincere uke / At the school excursion trip, the hero is confessed by his excellent classmate who always looks down on him). The author has talent to make various type of stories and can write one of students as well as ones of office workers. The sharp eyes of her characters are very attractive. The author already issued yaoi manga, "Wonderful Kiss" with previous pen-name, "Ichijyou Hikar" but I think the stories of this book are more interesting and she seems to make great progress in making dramatic plots (Especially I like the complex seme character of the last story!). I'd like to read her long story at next time. Reading her postscript, I'm very glad to know the author had written shoujo manga but now becomes yaoi mangaka because her sex scenes are very aggressive and my type!! (by Slash-kun 01/Jun/2002)

Shisyamo Toshizou
"Matatabi Sensei Hashiru!" (Shinkousha) Feb/2002 8.45 **
The author's first comics. One long comedy fantasy among funny trio, Haruta, the orphaned son of the doctor in practice with high virtue, Matatabi, a fairy/sprite of the doctor's cat which promises to protect the son instead of the doctor and Ryuudou, a Yamabushi (mountain priest) and another short sensitive story about two samurai (japanese warrior) boy who were best friends. Both stories are old japanese costume plays of Edo era like Shungiku Nakamura. There is no explicit sex scenes but very intimate/close friendship and both stories are unique & interesting & full of pathos! (by Slash-kun 16/Feb/2002)

Shitoh Kaisa
"Rakuen no Torikago" (Taiyou Tosho) Sep/2002 *** 8.55
One long mysterious science fiction about clone pet and tragic twin, the victim of genetic engineering and two unique short stories (A biological teacher with his sickly mother at terminal stage goes to the bar at Shinjuku 2 choume and meets his student. The student intends to extort money from his teacher but becomes a housekeeper by sympathy for his teacher's loneliness. Ex-customer of the student threatens to expose their relationship to the school... / On the guy at the nadir of adversity, a strange boy with mysterious power like magician falls down. The boy makes the guy happy with magic in return for living together. But the boy turns out to be a very genius scientist who escapes from the research institute...) . The story of the first long SF:(A secret agency, Sien finds the very beautiful clone boy, Luno at the basement of the laboratory on the moon base by the order of Walter Ranslot, a government authority. A naval officer, Koushi Matsumoto asks Sien to hand over Lune to the government but Sien refused it and devotes himself to Luno. Many enemies try to steal Luno, then Koushi suggests training Luno to fight. Luno accepted it because he wants to protect Sien even if Sien wants Luno to be his obedient & weak doll. One day when Luno escapes to the town from Sien's excessive restrictions, Luno is nearly kidnapped by the enemy. Sien saves it but he knows the enemy is his twin brother, Kain. Kain reveals that he survived "Selenopolice Revolt - by the clone labor slaves on the moon to protest the clone for organ transplant" and made Luno for his prefect pet. Luno is known by Sien about the horrible human experimentation when Sien and Kain were children and why Sien fears his loneliness morbidly...). This author is very good writer with very unique scientific ideas!! Moreover she expresses "feeling of love" very well. Some SF mangaka are not good at expressing human emotion and are often infatuated with explaining scientific ideas, system or the concept of their world. But this author keeps the good balance with emotional attractive characters with usual commonplace things (like "Ramen - noodle", the basic food as poor life) and scientific ideas (clone, conjugation of the paramecium, space conjugation machine,,etc) and succeeds in making dramatical stories. Especially I'm deeply impressed first short story using "conjugation of the paramecium - partial exchange the DNA" as a metaphor of the sex between imperfect but *compensatory* guys, student and teacher. The last scene of this story (avoiding easy happy end) provides the readers very rich suggestiveness/aftertaste! Very excellent short story which every yaoi fan should read. The author's art is very beautiful and skillful. "CRAFT COMICS" from Taiyou Tosho sometimes issues very unique fantastic books and the first long story was written by "Kakioroshi (newly written for this book)", so I suppose the editor had kept waiting patiently the author's completion for long time. I'd like to appreciate such endurance and aggressive trials to promote new good writers! I'm very looking forward to the author's next SF stories. (by Slash-kun 2/Nov/2002)

Shitou Ryouko & Hanamura Mangetsu
"Dougenzaka Tantei Jimusho Rindou" (Akita Shoten) Apr/94 8.5
The short 7 criminal stories of the mysterious (does not reveal the exact distinction of sex) & beautiful private detective, "Rindou". All stories are very interesting, dramatic and full of human warmth!! Shitou expresses many unique ugly or queer guys (A homosexual yakuza chief whose lover is a young boy, an assistant punk boy of Rindou, an alcoholic guy who deserts his son,,, etc) of Mangetsu's usual characters very well. Many guys are scums/losers/heretics of the society but Shitou & Mangetsu describe them to be very tough & tender guys who know well what the humans are. Rindou is a very attractive character because he/she is usually cold but sometimes very warm for such scums and accepts/supports them. This unique collaboration trial should provide Shitou good opportunity to widen her world/talent! (by Slash-kun 28/Jul/2002)

"Shion" (Akita Shoten) May/95 8.3
The long story that a assassin girl of mysterious & fanatical Christian group comes to her senses, gives up her faith (her Father/priest and her lover: the of logic/rule of men) and starts to her own life by herself. I might expect too much because both of Shitou and Hanamura have great deal of personality. Hanamura is popular & unique male novelist who often writes about dangerous people like yakuza or queer people like gay guys (Ousaka Miya of "Face" is his fan!). Shitou has written great fantastic series, "BUD BOY" with cute art but dark&serious theme. For Hanamura's story(adult and too much sexy characters), Shitou's art is a little too well-balanced and skillful to express Hanamura's dark/dangerous and weird/strange world. I'm very glad to see the scene of gay bar by Shitou's art but Shitou drew her art (wrote the story) too well(perfect) without any breakdown/failure(dangerous challenge). (by Slash-kun 21/Jul/2002)

Sugahara Ryuu
"Aijyou no Aya" (Ohkura Shuppan) Jun/2002 *** 8.33
Two short series and 4 short stories which were written comparatively in early period of her career (1997-2000)(A student, Mizuki is extorted money by a high school delinquent student, Tomoya. Mizuki is crazy for inventory and attacks his unique electronic weapon. Tomoya shows interest in it and it delights Mizuki greatly and Mizuki accepts Tomoya's fake proposal.../ Tomoya should go on a school excursion for week, then lonely Mizuki invents Tomoya's robot.../ The lustful school doctor always tries to tempt hero, a high school student. Hero also loves him but would not give in his temptation../Hero goes to the beach with an one-side lover, very cool model. Then the ghost of his dead brother suddenly appears and interfere his brother's homosexual love / Hero falls in love at first sight with very blunt classmate, but it is because of classmate's magic../ Very over-familiar classmate tries to be hero's lover. Hero also begins to accept it but realizes it is the revenge for the hero who let a girl commit suicide / The boy prostitute who had been picked up by a punk, steals the drug from yakuza in return for the kindness of punk.../The boy and punk survive happily through yakuza's severe chase). The author changed surname of her pen-name from Kanji to Hiragana. Her art is very minute as same as her lines (like Kyouta Ayumi), so it is more effective for sensitive/dramatic/impressive/emotional story (hurt by misunderstanding) like second or fourth short story than funny stories (But I think cute funny art is very attractive/lovely for young readers who loves animation or video game). (by Slash-kun 15/Jun/2002)

Sugimoto Farina
"Boku to Oresama" (Shoubunkan) Oct/2002 *** 8.6
Interesting various short stories (Hero feels anxiety because his lover becomes idol star after their graduation from the high school. Then he goes to Tokyo to see his lover but gets hurt by too hasty sex. The lover apologizes and offers him to be uke.../*Angst. The miscellaneous writer reflects on his past life before 30 years old and his mother's phone, then he proposes separation to his sexual companion, prostitute boy /*The impressive prequel of the third story. The reason the boy became a prostitute - His teacher dumped him after graduation /*Decadent unique romance. The student feels jealous of his classmates' couple. Before his changing school, he asks one classmate to make love together, but another one proposes threesome sex /*Unique story. The man fired by restructuring visits a deserted house to kill time and finds homosexual guys are making love there. He abandons his vanity and recovers his guts by threesome sex /*Hero accepts the rescue call from his classmate who moved to the rural place with his father. He knows his classmate suffering from his incest relationship / The students enters male cheer group club because he adores the leader but he is caught in the act of masturbation by the leader...). The author's first short stories book. I'm very anxious how the author is getting along after the bankruptcy of From Shuppan, but I'm very glad to know she is fine and keep her serialization on "Aya" from Shoubunkan! All stories are very interesting, unique and rich in variety (PWP, sincere romance, angst, decadence, modern fantasy, tragedy) and have good theme (* are my favorite)! The author has a talent of making good drama (Her sincere art & mind may make even "immoral threesome sex, brutes of teacher, wife, father" into sincere & impressive drama - Her talent makes progress by her life experience - her marriage...)! Sugimoto is really good mangaka of ability, so I hope her to publish much more works!! (by Slash-kun 21/Sep/2002)

Sumihara Ewri
"The door" (djs) Jan/2002 8.45 ***
The TPM (The phantom Menace) djs (NC-17). The story is written by "Crimson Sith Red" who is a japanese fan. Sumihara has issued some TPM djs and this is her third one. In this story, Qui-Gon lost Obi-Wan (Obi was killed instead of him) and regrets their principled relationship so much that he falls himself to "Sith". He creates new Obi from a hair of Obi's braid by biotechnology and wants to start new absolute relationship between them as a complete omnipotent master and his innocent & obedient sex slave (i.e. A sort of AU & BDSM story, evil/dark Master and child obi). This obi is similar as "typical japanese weepy uke" and Qui is like cruel wild & selfish seme. Such structure (a sort of "mental regression") seems to aim for the "healing" fatigue of the real life and it is well expressed as the following word - "We need no words. Words made us fail last time". I think many readers (including western readers. This book is very kind to have english translation, too!) will be impressed deeply with this great imaginative djs though this story is quite different from the original one. (by Slash-kun 17/Feb/2002)

"Kouya no Tenshi" (Byakuya Shobou) Nov/94 8.4 **
Very unique two aesthetic & dramatic & tragic stories about artists (Arthur Rimbaud & Paul Verlaine / a painter and art critics) and romance between male prostitute who has a child and teacher of elementary school who has no sperm. When she wrote this book, she said she was inspired by Jim Morrison of the rock group, 'Doors' and was very deeply impressed with "A SEASON IN HELL" by Arthur Rimbaud whom Jim Morrison also liked very much. As many yaoi/queer writers have thought since early times, the author also think the women who wants happy/peaceful/common/average life often hurts very pure artists. Then the writes suppose the living as homosexual/queer is the essential way of life for the artists though is is very tough & tragic. But recent yaoi writers don't seem to have a such spirit of defiance. The author is now famous for her international collaboration djs work of TPM with western famous TPM slash writers. If you have interest, please visit her official site and get her djs! (by Slash-kun 08/Sep/2001)

Sutei Tasuko
"19 sai no Hisokana Yokubou" (Biblos) Feb/2002 8.75 ***
Her first comics. One long series of swimming club at high school with very beautiful & erotic water expression (Ryuji Hayashida who was a young genius star swimmer at Olympics suddenly enters the ordinary swimming club of the college. Naomi Hanamoto who is a member of same club and have had inferior complex and yearning/adoration for Ryuji for long period, is disappointed to know because Ryuji could not swim fast because of his shoulder's injury. Ryuji tells Naomi his feeling but Naomi can not accept Ryuji's love at once...) and three short interesting stories (The SM bondage prostitute meets with his idol classmate / Tragedy of the guitarist of rock band / The idol student and his worshiper timid student). I have been waiting for this author's commercial book publication for so long time!! because she had issued many djs (most of all are SD djs) with Cisco Kataru together but she did not issue her own commercial books yet. Her uke character resembles Mitsui of SD very much (Why so many excellent yaoi writers are fond of Mitsui? I think it is because he is a sort of *sexy looser* but has very high pride) and he is "very erotic/wanton/aesthetic/bewitching/voluptuous/decadent drag queen with high pride" (so fascinating for me!!). Many yaoi mangaka (including Ayumi Gion) have been affected by this author's works which are simple & ridiculous lover's quarrel (especially the short story, "Pension" of this book is a best example which proves the author's good sense/taste) but have fascinating mood like french stylish short love stories! Highly recommended. (by Slash-kun 9/Feb/2002)

Suzuhara Shino
"Angel Juice" (Heiwa Shuppan) Sep/2002 8.4
Short romances with hard sex scenes for girls readers (Heroine falls in love with the private student of her father but he has sexual relationship with her sister who is going to get married with elite. Heroine asks him to make love with her but the student goes to Cuba. On the wedding day, heroine gets a air-mail postcard from him / The sequel of first story. Heroine failed pursuing her lover but knows he already returned from Cuba. He is involved in very dangerous affair / The boy can not forget very shocking sexual memory with the beautiful girls. He decides to visit her again after years and knows her secret with her father / Very beautiful girl meets a handsome boxer on her way from the school. He wants to talk with her but she refuses it because she is a wife & sexual slave of very rich & aged guy like a doll. He tries to save her at secret party...). Very dramatic stories with unique (sometimes exotic and sometimes dark & insane) atmosphere. Guys are very sexy (Yakuza head resembles "Detective Muroi" of "Odoru Daisousasen")!! In Japan, there is new movement for shoujo manga known by the name of "erotic girls manga" ("Heartful comics" from "Heiwa Shuppan", "Pinky Teens Comics" from "Kousai Shobou",,,etc) since a few years ago. At the author's postscript, she writes her ambition for this new genre, "Girls' Eros" (shoujo manga with sexual expression). This new naming may establish similar movement like current popular "BOYS LOVE" movement. She wishes many young girl readers can enjoy the romance with sex scenes without hesitation, feeling shy or sense of sin. Many yaoi mangaka including this author begin to write for this new genre, so I think they can abandon the old taboo for shoujo manga that most girls have no sexual desire by the influence of yaoi manga. (by Slash-kun 13/Oct/2002)

"Real Focus" (Sanwa Shuppan) Sep/2002 *** 8.78
Very impressive and interesting short stories (The writer and the free&wanton photographer like swallowtail are old friends from school. They are traveling the hotels to report and visit very gorgeous and romantic room at night.../ The sequel of first story. The writer tries tattoo like the photographer but feels jealous of the tattoo artist who tattooed the photographer and was first guy of sex / A banker encounters the guy who was his student after an interval of years. He worked as student teacher and they were strongly impressed each other then. The guy plans bank robbery and the banker helps him though he knows he is just used by the guy.../ The tired public servant becomes impotent and is healed by the mysterious coffee shop owner / Elite trading company employee who is working at Djakarta happens to meet his friend, musician there with whom he parted in Japan for his wife.../ Very stylish mystery of beautiful vampire actor and young writer who wants to be his director / The sequel of the third story. The guy discharges from prison and comes to meet the teacher who was banker...). All stories have unique atmosphere and very dramatic (The author expresses delicate feelings of the characters very elaborately and studies well various things like the unique culture of japanese elite trading company employees in asian countries,,etc) !! Suzuhara's art is dark/quiet, beautiful, erotic and very impressive (Especially the fifth stories' indonesian scenes are very beautiful!). In this book I'm deeply moved by the consolation stories of the elite office workers suffered from too busy work and lonely urban life by pure young guys who is free, leads a precarious life, contrasts sharply with tired office workers (So I prefer stories to first, title story. I wonder why the author or the editor arranged stories of this book like this...). Some characters remind me of "Kamen rider Kuga" and "Odoru Daisousasen" because the author is very popular djska of these genre. If you are fan of them, you should not miss this book (Of course if you are not, the pleasure of this book is never damaged)! (by Slash-kun 14/Sep/2002)

"HARU JO ON" (Takeshobou) May/2002 *** 8.65
Her first BL (yaoi) book. One long unique story about a blind violinist with seeing-eye dog and a graphic designer (Fukakusa Kaname saves a blind man, Gou with his seeing-eye dog from the crowded train. Gou is a talented musician and invites Kaname to his concert. Gou has refused sympathy &love of anybody but Kaname begins to feel the sexual desire to him. Seeing very pure relationship between Gou and his dog, Kaname can not help envying them... / Kaname tries to devote himself for Gou instead of his dog. But Gou is so stubborn that he never want to depend on Kaname. Kaname can not find his reason of existence and tries to leave Gou..) and three short stories (Two incompatible students studying in England from Japan and England / Insane love story with mysterious mood of the twin brothers who often want same thing. They share their boy friend.. / Dark and insane & cruel angst story between a young executive of the big company and his trainer. A lonely cellist gets married with very rich girl and should become successor of her father, CEO of the big company. The secretary of CEO begins to train the hero strictly and deprives all pride from the hero..). The second short story of two student is a interesting collaboration with Azusa Kurokawa! (but I can not sympathize with a seme, american student very well...) I like a long story and third short story about cellist and his trainer best because the painful feelings of the seme and uke are very well/deeply expressed. The art of Suzuhara is a little dark as typical Reijin mangaka (Youki Fukai, Bora Naono,,,etc) and her faces are unique (Especially I love Gou's erotic upper lip which reminds me of "Kazuhiko Miyaya" who is very unique/revolutionary seinen mangaka!!). I really love this new mangaka. She has great talent to make dramatic angst stories with dark art which are totally my favorite! Highly recommended.(by Slash-kun 11/May/2002)

Suzuki Rima
"Meiwaku na Yatsura!" (Ohkura Shuppan) May/2002 ** 8.35
One long comedy (A student Megumi Fujikura finally can enter same high school as his elder brother, a warden of dormitory, Kaname Fujikura. Kaname is very strict and has great authority for other students though he is very tender for only Megumi and is apt to overprotected & often spoils Megumi. Megumi is worried about Kaname because the fans of good chairman of student-council, Kotarou Jinguuji hate Kaname, but Megumi finds Kaname and Kotarou love each other... / How Kaname and Kotarou have become a couple - the shota romance when they are elementary school pupils / Kotarou suddenly decides to go to the high school with dormitory without telling to Kaname... / First love story - Kotarou and Kaname become roommate of dormitory but somehow Kaname begins to avoid Kotarou..) and two short stories (Poor freshman of the college can not find apartment and becomes roommate of very strange male couple like angel and devil / The student who is ordered by his father to overcome his fault/weak point encounters the ideal student at dormitory...). Most stories are student comedy with light angst taste. The author has issued her books from Tousuisha and this is a first trial from Ohkura Shuppan. The long series of this book is a little more aggressive (so more interesting for me!) than her old stories or the last two stories which were serialized in Tousuisha's magazines. Her faces of the characters at comedy scene are very cute and funny!! Her seme is attractive and I love Kotarou very much. He is very blunt & cool !! (by Slash-kun 25/May/2002)

Tachibana Kaimu & Minazuki Sarasa
"Honnori Vanilla" (Tokuma Shoten) Aug/2002 ** 8.42
Very interesting students but "not at school" (at cake/pastry shop) romance. This book is one of the collaborations with yaoi novelist which "Chara comics" often has tried recently. For the author (Tachibana), such collaboration was first trial and "challenging explicit yaoi stories" was also first experience. The story:(Keiki Fujima is a high school student. His father is a very famous patissier but his apprentice woman, "Madam Chocola" should be absent from the shop because her son's illness and father himself runs away with his assistant girl to France. Then Keiki is forced into a tight corner but Kunihiko Natsume whom Madam Chocola introduced as a temporary worker instead of her, saves Keiki's crisis with smart idea. Keiki begins to love Natsume but he wonders Natsume may be a lover of Madame...). This book is very interesting because orthodox plot of "hardship of management of the shop" is easy to share the sympathy, "yaoi stories of cake shop" is recently very popular genre now since "Seiyou Kottou Yougashiten" by Fumi Yoshinaga, rapid tempo of the story is very nice and the faces of the characters at comedy scenes are very funny! Very sweet happy ending!! (by Slash-kun 7/Jul/2002)

Tachibana Rei
"Bokura wa Itsumo Koishiteru" (Shoubunkan) Oct/2001 8.33 ***
Explicit short PWPs. Her first comic. All the stories are short but the sex scenes are enough long and very hard and lustful though the characters are very natural and seems to be very tender/sincere. So if you want to read yaoi for sexual amusement than dramatic emotional excitement, you can enjoy this very much! The author's art is skillful, so if the author will pursuit the uniqueness of the story more, her works will be much better. (by Slash-kun 29/Sep/2001)

Tada Yumi
"Ohisama nanka Denakutemo Kamawanai" (Kadokawa Shoten) Aug/88 8.35 *
Her early comics. Short stories. Many of them are m/m friendship though they are not explicit yaoi stories and heroes have their girl friends. The author seems to think the women are the symbol of success & rich & vanity, so her poor & low-status heroes can not find their partners among women, but men who are good friends and companies who are poor and low-status as well. I read this comics twice (I read soon after it was published) and I realize that the author has been genius since she debuted. Her dessin is very elegant and her schema & form are very unique & fine / well-balanced. Whatever she draws (stray cats, garbage can, dirty road, drunk boys,,,etc), she can always make them fine art like Ichiko Ima. I think these two artists are most superior female artists now in Japan. (by Slash-kun 25/Feb/2001)

Takagi Ryo
"Bran Doll" (Shinshokan) Jun/2002 8.3
The long comedy adventure series of an self-conceited elite guy with very funny & unlucky destiny. The story: (Fen Ditory can be a member of royal dignitaries, SDF but he happens to be a member of another SDF, secret royal guards but its main activity is "finding stuffed toy, Bran Doll with very funny face". Fen hates such stupid job but gradually begins to devote himself with good-natured comrades....). This story does not has exact(explicit) m/m factor though Fen loves princess who disguises as a male! It's so disappointing for me. The story is very funny as her previous works ("Okome-chan", "Double-Essence") with breakdown & unexpectedness and her hilarious art has mysterious and unique attractive (Especially Bran Doll is so weird!! I really sympathize with Fen who should regain such weird dolls by prince's order)...(by Slash-kun 04/Aug/2002)

Takagi Yuri
"Kodoku no Gunshuu vol.1" (Akaneshinsha) Jul/1995 8.3 **
Her second yaoi work though this is very long and excellent good story. The lonely student, Taichi Ichihara meets with a rich young executive, Ryouichi Kamitsu who is a owner of the sport gym. Taichi begins to work as a temporary worker at the sport gym but Taichi happens to know all members of sport gym are ones of the secret club of boy prostitution by Kamitsu. One day the boy prostitute is killed by the customer. But Taichi can not reveal the fact to the police because he loves Kamitsu who is also lonely even if he is very cold and cruel to hide the death of the boy from his mother. Then Taichi decides to prove the love is superior to the money & vanity for Kamitsu...I like this unique story very much because this story is very dark and sad and serious though recent many stories are just entertaining amusing funny sweet stories. (by Slash-kun 01/Apr/2001)

"Kodoku no Gunshuu vol.2" (Akaneshinsha) Aug/1996 8.3 ***
Taichi is involved in the prostitution club and one member threaten Taichi using his father's company. But Kamitsu doesn't help Taichi and Kamitsu brother takes Taichi to Kyoto. Taichi knows Kamitsu serious experience at his childhood. Taichi returns to Tokyo and decides to confront with his fate and decides he will not be hurt by the adult's dirty desire for Kamitsu. Kamitsu changes his mind and starts to revenge the mastermind...The story is not complete! I must to find the vol.3 is issued or not asap! This volume has very interesting another short story (this is her first yaoi work. Unbelievable!), "Kamisama no Jihi". This is also dark/tragedy like "You Give Love A Badname" by Marino Satoh but happy end. Japanese yaoi writers seem to like the story of "Amadeusu", the angst story between Motualt and Sarieri. (by Slash-kun 01/Apr/2001)

Takaguchi Satosumi
"La Grande Dame" (Shoudensha) Apr/2002 ** 8.35
The anecdote(unknown episode) of long series, "Nijiiro Kamen". The days of Marusu and Kuuya were studying in the University. The story:(Marusu Tenkawa graduates ETON College in England and is going to enter Cambridge. But he received a letter from Kuuya Shikauchi who invites him to Harvard university in USA where Kuuya already graduated, too. Marusu accepts it and enjoys glorious days of love, hard study and sharp practice of new-business with Kuuya and his talented young friends, then he decides to succeed his father's business in future...). There is no explicit sex scenes but Takaguchi's art is so erotic and all male characters are so gorgeous!! (Especially Marusu's father is sooooo cool! like a Benio's father of "PINK"). The editor often encouraged Takaguchi to write of homosexual episode or adopt homosexual characters but to my regret, Takaguchi wrote gay characters but did not write explicit m/m sex scenes (but she describes unique friendship between Marusu and Kuuya very fascinatingly). Takaguchi often excused at her postscript, that she might write wrong about Harvard univ but I think most readers (including american readers) can enjoy this stylish atmosphere! (by Slash-kun 22/Jun/2002)

"Dream Master" (djs) Apr/92 8.0 **
Reissue of various djs written by another name, "Kachitomi Sasuru" from Gomenne Shoukai in 1990-92 (second volume). Genru are "Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu" (The Legend of the Galactic Heroes) and "Mahoutsukai Sally" ,,etc. The characters are attractive but not so explicit. The author seemed to be get tired of ordinary her usual original story work with commercial publishers and start participation to the yaoi djs boom with young artists and get some knowledge about it in this period. This experience will be very useful for her yaoi manga work later. (by Slash-kun 17/Jun/2001)

"Yokan" (djs) Dec/90 8.3 ***
Reissue of three djs (mainly "Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu" - The Legend of the Galactic Heroes) written by another name, "Kachitomi Sasuru" from Gomenne Shoukai in just short period, 1989-90 (first volume). Takaguchi has gotten the hang of writing parody of Animation, "Aniparo" by the OVA video of "Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu" and was totally absorbed in writing so many aniparo djs. She knew the pleasure of making aniparo and regretted very deeply that she had despised such Aniparo writers (as Otaku, nerd/weird people) for a long time. I respect Takaguchi because she always keeps studying (being interested with) new culture even if she becomes a veteran mangaka (Perhaps I suppose she got new information or new tendency of manga from her young assistants). Takaguchi confesses she loves voice actors very much and "Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu" is paradise for her because so many gorgeous voice actors appear there (Most her favorite voice actor among it is "Norio Wakamatsu" who acts "Reuentahl, Oskar von". He also acts Bodie of "CI5 - Professionals" which is one of my favorite voice! His voice is really wild & cool!!). Takaguchi declared in this book that she wished to write the stories where so many male characters appeared and to be surrounded by so many favorite voice actors. And after some years she realized her dream (by CD of "Sakendeyaruze!" and "Utsukushii Otoko")... (by Slash-kun 10/Nov/2001)

Takaguchi Satosumi & Sakai Miwa & Yachi Emiko
"Megami no Mita Yume" (Asahi Sonorama) Jun/86 8.0
Collaborating work by three famous professional mangaka (Tosie Kihara, Akemi Matsunae, Yasuko Sakata, Yukiko Shino also participate). The government conspiracy with three children who are under suspicion as to be the son/daughter of Maririn Monroo. Two of three are males and very cool. But in this story they are just friends. Takaguchi leads this precious collaboration with her excellent ability of management of her assistants, Takaguchi-gumi but I wish her to use it to make collaborating yaoi works with famous other mangaka at next very much! (by Slash-kun 17/Jun/2001)

Takahashi Mako
"Naichaisouyo." (Houbunsha) Nov/2002 *** 8.45
Very lovely & lyric short stories with shota taste (Naive hero is encouraged by the aimless poem sold by fake street-poet. After it, he succeeds to find his job but his supervisor is the street-poet.../ The funny PWP of the prince who loves the brother of tragic mermaid / Very rich son adopted very miserable boy whose father had been a servant of his family but suddenly died. Rich son loves the boy but boy keeps to be his faithful servant like dog robot / The boy who keeps orange tree at veranda is dumped by the girl who lives upstairs, then is loved by her brother / The hero who is just dumped by his lover then is loved by his junior student very passionately / The boy who works at doll shop is loved by very handsome customer who loves the doll which resembles the boy / Hero picked up an orphan at the park the day of excursion. They loves each other but can not confess it because orphan brother forgets he is really an adopted brother.../ The sequel of 7th story. Hero and his brother remember very tender memory about "Too thick Calpis" at oral sex). Art is very fashionable & cute (Especially uke's face with a lot of tears) as usual! Such cute art of this author suits "hard, savage, cruel, weird or fiendish things" very much ("The attack to the nipple of the merman boy by the prince" looks very pretty and "The hero drinks semen of his adopted brother and it reminds them of too thick lactic acid drink" looks very lovely!!). The author has a great talent to make good stories from small ordinary things like street-poets (Now in Japan they are made much of), Aibo (Dog robot created by SONY), revival dolls, Calpis (long-popular lactic acid drink in Japan). So I want this author to try more unique (weird or tragic) theme to make full use of her cute art at next. (by Slash-kun 14/Dec/2002)

Takahashi Yuu
"Omiai Kekkon" (Houbunsha) Nov/2001 8.3 ***
This is the first comics for the author (This author is not same person who is very famous yaoi mangaka and issues many Mirage djs like "LOVE"). One long comedy between two families who attempt japanese style marriage meeting and various short stories (unique mysterious story of oriental art detective curators / comedy about two families like cat and dog / The friendship story between rich intelligent boy but in delicate health and foolish but healthy poor boy / Two experimental sketches about two mythical boys and man&robot). The author's art is a little rough but it fits very speedy/rhythmic comedy like Yugi Yamada. Now her plot is not so skillful but she seems to have various talent, so I'm very looking forward her next long story! (by Slash-kun 17/Nov/2001)

Takahashi Yuu
"Otokonoko Catalog" (Shinkousha) Jul/2002 *** 8.4
The long love comedy about two couple of the high school students and two short stories (Two old best friends of students finally realize their love at a joint party by students from several colleges / The private detective resolves the mystery of a suicide note of the son of rich man left in the hands of gay boy) The story:(Keita come across the scene that his best friend, Shin is going to kiss with their elder & beautiful student, Megumi. Keita is greatly shocked but thinks he should support Shin's love. But but Keita finds Megumi has his steady boyfriend, Saeki and Megumi tried to kiss for the sympathy/pity for Shin. Keita gets angry and punches Shin and Megumi and tells Shin his feeling....). I'd like to appreciate the author's fascinating expression of four attractive & fashionable students with different types who all suffer from lovesickness!! The tempo of story is very speedy/rapid and the author's handwritten jokes are also interesting (but sometimes too tiny/minute to read out). The elder couple (Saeki x Megumi) is more mysterious and cooler than younger one (Especially Saeki is so cool and a little cruel), so I'd like to read the sequel of this story very much!!. Last short story is unique and challenging but I think the author seems to be better at light/frivolous & funny/silly usual love comedy. (by Slash-kun 6/Jul/2002)

"Love"(djs) Aug/1995 8.0 ***
The very thick re-issue of her "Honoo no Mirage" djs series from "Flex Able". Most are short comedies but some are very serious and dramatic. The author says she does not like the story or concept of the author of "Mirage", Mizuna Kuwabara very much but she loves the characters, 'Naoe & Takaya' very much (Naoe is middle aged man, so he is very unique character among early yaoi stories - "Bishounen-stuffs". It is a sort of ladies manga or seinen manga rather than shoujo manga. So the mirage fans may be adult and like angst/hard story than young writers). Then she seems to create her original world using these characters. I think current japanese readers are enough happy to read freely such another world which is different from (or sometimes better than) the original story world by djs. (by Slash-kun 18/Mar/2001)

Takaido Akemi
"Room Mate" (Houbunsha) Aug/2002 *** 8.58
The sequel of "Breakfast club", the students' romance in dormitory and two other (very dramatic) short stories (A college student often visits his cousin's room and spends almost all his time there because he loves cousin's lover. He knows cousin's unfaithful plan of marriage with female colleague at work and gets angry.../ The friend of hero's brother returns to Tokyo head office from transference at Kyuushuu branch. Hero had abominable experience with him a long time ago but could not forget by girl-friends and asks him to make love with. Hero knows he really loved hero's brother...). The story of the sequel: (Akira Miki, a chairman student of school council is always cold for his roommate, Hiroshi Inuyama who is very wanton and immoral though they really love each other. Masatane Matsumoto and Tomoharu Iizuka, who finally can be couple through a lot of obstacles, decide to make Miki and Inuyama become couple as well. But Miki keeps his stubbornness...). The stubborn character of Miki and the funny squabble/fight between Inuyama and Miki are very interesting! The sequel seems to be unfinished yet but I wish their happiness very much!! This heartwarming students drama in dormitory reminds me of "Kamamoto Kenichi 15 sai" by Fuyuki Katou. Two short stories are very dramatic and the author expresses very well the futile feeling of heroes who is suffering from their vain love and is nearly giving up it. If you did not read "Breakfast Club", two short stories will satisfy you fully. (by Slash-kun 14/Sep/2002)

"Koi no Katamichi Kippu" (Houbunsha) Apr/2001 8.75 ***
Short stories. Most stories are about a timid uke who does not find/realize their homosexual preference. The wild & a little tyrant seme makes uke admit his preference by unique seduction and non-consensual sex (but become consensual one soon). Especially last two stories (teachers, businessmen) are very interesting and the expression of the sensitive feeling of uke is really excellent! I think this is the best work of hers by now. Highly recommended! (by Slash-kun 22/Apr/2001)

Takaku Shoko
"Ren-ai Gengogaku" (Core Magazine) Aug/2002 *** 8.45
One long very loverly romance of two students couples in japanese archery club in boys high school and one short story of the teacher and training teacher. The story of long series (The japanese archery club is nearly done away because there are only three members, Nagasawa and Koga who are last grade of the high school and a younger brother of Koga who is second grade. Nagasawa does not try to hide his lustful desire for Koga, so ordinary students have kept well away from their club. Koga younger bro finds good news. Very able new students belonging to archery association, Hayato Minami & Hokuto Kamioka just enter their school! But Hayato refuses the invitation to such infamous club. Nagasawa challenges Hayato to a duel but loses it. Trying to comfort Nagasawa, Koga and Nagasawa begins sex there. Hokuto has wanted to enjoy club activity like other students, so after all Hayato & Hokuto come the club to enter. But Hayato hears the sound of the sex of Nagasawa and Koga and tries to make Hokuto abandon the entry because Hayato should protect delicate Hokuto though he has dirty desire, wants to make love with Hokuto, too...). Both of author's art and story are very loverly & sweet. A sex scene is explicit with a little savage desire though the atmosphere is innocent, easy, delicate, tender, soft and pretty. Elder Koga brother with glasses is very lovely guy like "Kogure" of "Slam Dunk" (Nice person but very vulnerable for his greedy desire. Weeping face poured with semen by Nagasawa is very cute!!). If you like school romance, you can really enjoy this book!! (by Slash-kun 05/Oct/2002)

"Nishimachi Shinryoujo no Himitsu" (Outou Shobou) Jan/2002 8.55 ***
Very long and romantic & impressive story: The english teacher of junior high school, a half of japanese and western, Kreib Sekiya visits G.P. at nearby hospital to bring the papers of school. But Kreib falls in love the young new doctor, Fuyuki who is taking charge there during the director's absence. Kreib begins to work at hospital because his school is closed by summer vacation and the nurse suddenly resign because of her pregnant. Then Kreib happens to know Fuyuki has special magical power to get rid of the bad memory from the patients. Kreib is very surprised and criticizes Fuyuki's remedy. But weird power of Fuyuki is his only something to keep living (the raison d'^etre) for Fuyuki who was born in the family of Onmyoudou (Japanese old shaman of "Yin and Yang") but only Fuyuki had no special power when he was a child. Fuyuki argues against Kreib and Kreib should not understand the necessity of Fuyuki's remedy because Kreib does not have severe experience. But Kreib suffered ill-treatment from his mother in his childhood...The story is very persuasive and its theme is deep. Especially the scene that Kreib confesses he loves Fuyuki even if Fuyuki has no special ability is very impressive! The author well combines the youthful agony, "Am I necessary existence for someone? / May I keep living? / What is the reason of my birth?") with popular topics, Onmyoudou very tactfully. Such youthful agony ("Please love me if I have no good point") is one of most important or typical theme of yaoi and the author well expresses it with very beautiful and fantastic art. BTW the design of this book cover is really excellent (especially the miraculous/exquisite color!) Recent many of Outou Shobou's book covers are very wonderful (Takeshobou, too)!! This book does not have so many erotic sex scenes but I'd like to recommend this to the sincere young readers. (by Slash-kun 19/Jan/2002)

Takaku Shoko & Gotoh Shinobu
"Netsujyou vol.1" (Tokuma Shoten) May/2002 *** 8.65
The romance between the student and his teacher. The author's first trial with story provided by a yaoi novelist. The story:(A high student of the last grade, Hikaru Umino rapes his teacher, Shima in the classroom because Hiraru heard a rumor of Shima's marriage and became upset. Shima explains Hikaru that it is not true and demands Hikaru for the compensation within a year before Hikaru's graduation. Hikaru wants to be intimate with Shima but can not find the way of it and becomes his stalker. Shima recently has a nuisance with his colleague, Amamiya. Amano cruelly dump Shima when they were high school students but now often makes advances to Shima somehow. Shima makes love with Hikaru thoughtlessly because he wants to forget Amano completely. Hikaru becomes in the seventh heaven and works hard at his lessons to appeal his love for Shima...). Gotoh Shinobu is a very famous yaoi novelist, so this plot is very dramatic & characters are very attractive though the situation is very ordinary/commonplace/familiar. I'm greatly moved by the wonderful youthfulness of the hero. Young men easily become on top of the world or feel down by small, trifling matters. Their minds oscillate violently because they are too pure & straight. So I can really understand shameless/knowing/sophisticated guy, Shima is deeply moved and gradually changes himself by passionate devotion of Hikaru who pedals bicycle desperately or climbs the roof desperately to find him. The existence of nice villain character, Amamiya (who resembles "Hirose" of "Yume no Kodomo" by Shouko Hamada) also makes this story interesting. Takaku's expression is also very comfortable because of her moderate simplification, nice sound effect, witty comedy description! I'm very looking forward to reading this sequel!! (by Slash-kun 12/Oct/2002)

Takakura Row
"Seito no Shuchou, Kyoushi no Honbun" (Biblos) Jul/2001 8.3 ***
This is her first comics issued from Biblos, so most stories are very easy to read and enjoyable (enough interesting and erotic) though her stories are originally very unique and strange. At the author's postscript, she confesses she prepared another complex plot about doctor's story - medical accident - but the Biblos's editor refused it because the theme was too difficult. But I want to read it more than such typical stories like this one which many other writers can write (uke beautiful teacher and seme wild student ). So I like the last two unique stories written at magazine from Outou shobou (uke stunt man and seme idol star/ beautiful model and dangerous (pervert) photographer). When the writers have enough career or ability, I think the editor should not force her easy (not unique) themes to them. (by Slash-kun 22/Jul/2001)

Takakura Row & Somei Yoshino
"Oz no Matenrou" (Tokuma Shoten) Nov/2001 8.45 ***
The very attractive & cool private detective pair, Mari and Youichi (both are male) resolves the dangerous criminal incident of the very beautiful classmate, Yuu of Mari's younger brother, Miyuki who is also a lover of Youichi. Recently Tokuma Shoten seems to be eager to combine yaoi mangaka with yaoi novelist who issues from Tokuma Chara Bunko and I think this trial will be very beneficial/ instructive for yaoi mangaka to widen her expression or give the opportunity to challenge the different/new genre or theme to her. "Yoshino Somei" is very popular yaoi writer in Japan and her style is very natural and subtle like Tousuisha stories (but more erotic). So young fans love Somei's stories very much. Takakura's style has been more maniac or unique & very explicit/hard (lustful) and her fans are rather adult women, so I wonder how Takakura will express Somei's world. But Takaura expresses it very naturally with very persuasive/skillful/elaborate frame work (i.e. "Koma Wari"). She may make progress in her expression by this work. Takakura also adds her original sequel of this story at the end and I could really enjoy it because it is very erotic like her usual works!!! (by Slash-kun 17/Nov/2001)

Takamatsu Yoshinao
"Koiji Senri wo Hashiru" (Taiyou Tosho) mar/2001 8.1 **
Her first comic. Long funny fantasy (Wolf man student guards his lover classmate but dog student and white wolf man tries to pounce him), children's friendship, romances of students of Kendou (japanese fencing) club / Judo club. Her sex expression are not so explicit like Tousuisha. But art and plot are skillful and easy to read. I like impressive children's friendship story, "Aoi Aoi Umi no Oto" though it is tragedy. (by Slash-kun 04/mar/2001)

Takamiya Azuma
"Kasou Genjitsu Ren-airon" (Ohkura Shuppan) Mar/2001 8.2 **
This may be her commercial first comics. Three stories (two students comedies, one long serious students mystery). Beautiful & silent art like ones of Tousuisha but its stories are more dramatic and have darker atmosphere and a little harder sex scenes. The author seems to be fresh writer but its plot and art is very skillful. I'm very looking forward to her next comics. (by Slash-kun 17/Mar/2001)

Takamure Tamotsu
"Love x 2 BROTHER" (Houbunsha) Sep/2002 ** 8.35
The sequel of "Konamaiki KIDS". The comedy of private detective and his lover, Onmyouji - japanese old magician using principles of Yin and Yang who controls 3 animal Shikigami - divine creatures. The story: (Mikoto Nanase feels sad because Norito does not realizes Mikoto's love for Norito. One day Mikoto finds Norito is very absentminded and makes his Shikigami trio to check Norito. They know one mysterious guy seems very intimate with Norito. Mikoto gets angry and goes to meet with Norito. Mysterious guy turns out to be Norito's brother, Shiragiku. Shiragiku fights with Mikoto using his beautiful Shikigami, Suzune. Shiragiku can not understand why Norito dumped him and chooses Mikoto and his fellow. Suzune points out Shiragiku's brother-complex feeling but Shiragiku gets angry and locks Suzune into bell. Shiragiku is kidnapped by wrongdoers who misunderstand he is Norito. But Shiragiku won't give, so Suzune in the bell can not help him.../ Mikoto and Norito go on a short trip to the lake with Shikigami trio. Norito is possessed by beautiful gay ghost / Turtle Shikigami, Natsume has great complex for his ugly appearance. But Norito loves him. Because...). 3 shikigami trio are very funny! like "Saiyuuki" by Kazuya Minekura. The author's comedy is very speedy and hilarious. She uses a lot of funny old/nostalgic things of OTAKU culture like old TV program for children of "Monster", animation, the songs of GS (rock group), CM song (like "Aroerina") like "Honou Mau" by Yutaka Hosokura, so for non-japanese readers, this may be a little difficult to enjoy fully. (by Slash-kun 12/Oct/2002)

"Tsuki ni Mukatte Hoerunosa" (Tokuma Shoten) Dec/00 8.1 **
One long story about Wolf man and a short story about a boy like rabbit. Long story is a sort of fantasy. Very tall student, Mitsuru Oogami is asked to join the volley ball club by very cute student, Ushio Kanzaki who is a manager of the club. Yeah. Mitsuru is very tall, so he seems to be good at sports. But he is really tame and timid and have no courage for good sportsman. Mitsuru falls in love with Ushio and begins to change into wolf when he is thinking about Ushio. Then Mitsuru's parents explains him that his family is wolfman....Very hilarious story and it is unique that wolfman, seme is more tame / timid than uke, Yushio. By the author's postscript, the author loves such 'cute seme with timid (obedient) mind like little dog!'. Her idea seems to be successful. And the author said she wrote last short sensitive story (like 'Magic Channel' by Techno Samata) for her friend who likes romantic yaoi stories. Almost japanese young readers may prefer short one...(by Slash-kun 20/Jan/2001)

Takanagi Yuna
"Lovers Phantom" (Core Magazine) Mar/2002 8.4 ***
One long fantasy of the boy who gets a temporary job to keep the house of "the creatures like human" which the tree makes (The poor student Kensuke Tadashina finds very good part-time job with high pay. It's the management of the big house for a week, during absence of client. But in the house, the client's son, Isana has been left alone and he requests Kensuke to cook for him. They fall in love and make love together but in the next morning Isana disappears. Isana's father comes back and says that Isana will return into the tree if anyone would not want Isana very much...) and one long romance about temporary workers at japanese pickle store (Kouji Kurihara just starts working at the japanese pickle store as a temporary worker. Kouji often fails and has been scolded by a staff member, Tokio Narukawa who is younger than Kouji but has worked for longer period and has a lot of experience and knowledge). One day Kouji makes big failure and Tokio blames him to quit his job. Kouji feels vexing but does not wants to give up. Then he begs Tokio to teach him "the business of pickle". Tokio accepts it but requires the sex with Kouji in return...). The author's sex scenes are very sexy! Especially the butt of seme is soooo cool! Both stories are interesting but I'm very fond of the latter story about pickle store because the blunt character of Tokio is very funny. He has good ability about business but is very childish/selfish for his lover (It resembles "Rukawa" in "Slam Dunk")! The female readers want to control such childish guys (but handsome and have a good social ability) freely and also envy such guys who can behave arrogant/surly/unfriendly if guys have extraordinary talent (Because women are always demanded to behave hospitable/affable)... (by Slash-kun 24/Mar/2002)

Takanaga Hinako
"Benkyou Shinasai!!" (Outou Shobou) Feb/2002 8.48 ***
Long funny story about two old friends, Kouta Takatsuka & Akira Yano who just graduated from same high school in local prefecture and come to Tokyo. Kouta passed the entrance examination of the college but Akira failed, so Kouta cried very much because he did not want to part with Akira. But Akira goes to Tokyo together and starts new life as an entrance exam rejectee. Kouta is very glad but Akira is very idle and often neglects his study and date with girls...Akira should return his home town if he would fail to enter college again, so Kouta should overcome so many obstacles to make his idle lover study hard though Kouta really love Akira. This situation is very funny!! Akira is a really nasty & irresponsible guy but he becomes serious and sincere only once when he tells his true feeling to Kouta when Kouta decides never to control Akira. It's very impressive! I think many readers can enjoy this story. (by Slash-kun 23/Feb/2002)

"Little Butterfly" (Outou Shobou) Nov/2001 8.6 **
The romance of junior high school students. The very obliging student, Kojima is somehow attracted to the lonely & unfriendly classmate, Nakahara and asks Nakahara to join the same group at school excursion trip of Kyuushuu (The south area of Japan) though Kojima's friends are unwilling to do at heart. At Kyuushuu, Nakahara tries to escape to a foreign country...The art is so skillful and impressive/dramatic (Orthodox but very elaborate and beautiful)!! Though this story has no explicit sex scenes, I am very impressed by the very natural/persuasive story, Nakahara whose parents hold mental disease will be saved by Kojima and gradually/inevitably begins to love Kojima but Kojima feels embarrassed for Nakahara's desire. This theme is not so unique but the author's elaborate expression & tender/mild viewpoint will fill the readers mind with a lot of warm feeling like Kita Konno's dormitory stories or Tamaki Fuji's fantastic stories. Many fans have requested this sequel to the GUST magazine, and I'm very looking forward, too!!! (by Slash-kun 15/Dec/2001)

Takanohara Satsuki
"Toy Boy" (Kousai Shobou) May/99
Her first m/f stories between ordinary girl and rock star with a lot of sex scenes. Recently Kousai Shobou begins to issue very sexual & explicit girlish comics and this is also one serialized in magazine, "Shoujo Kakumei". But yaoi reader like me can not enjoy such girlish comics if they express just only sweet & happy romance without uniqueness or difficulties to realize their love. I think every yaoi writer who tries to write girlish comics should make effort to create their plot with more contrivance and deeper theme than when they write just yaoi stories.(by Slash-kun 11/Mar/2001)

Takashima Kazusa
"Harlem Beat wa Yoake made vol.1" (Kadokawa Shoten) Jul/2002 * 8.4
Fantastic school comedy of demonic prince who escapes from his marriage with his pet. The story: (The prince Kaito of "the evil world" run away on the day of his unwilling marriage with his female cat, Lebun to the high school of human. The Evil One orders three fellows to catch the prince by a clue, the birthmark on the prince's back. Kaito becomes a cute student, "Yamato Kujyou", Lebun becomes a very well-stacked school doctor, "Haga", and two of three fellows also become students, "Taiki Asakura", "Touma Kisaragi" and rest of them becomes a janitor, "Souya". Yamato often come across crises but however Taiki always saves him...). Her second book (First as shoujo manga). The art of the author is really great!! Especially her art of black rubber cloths or black Doberman pinscher are so sexy!! The speedy & powerful comedy story is also very exciting. The atmosphere resembles "Kousoku Angel Engine" by "Modoru Motoni" but Takashima's work is more lighter, brighter and joyful. The author says her editors often changed and the story line often changed but I think the author makes up well (though the author could not use the character of "Taiki" - very big guy who hides his strong ability in daily life, and the character of "Yamato" - very weak & fool boy but really cruel and cool at evil world so effectively in this volume / Too much exaggerated comical art may confuse the readers because of great gap of serious faces and funny faces). The mangaka in the ascendant like her can make good works even if the editors are poor/unskillful. (by Slash-kun 21/Sep/2002)

"Wild Rock" (Biblos) Apr/2002 *** 8.5
This story has been very popular among yaoi fans since it has been serialized in "BE BOY GOLD" magazine because of seme's gorgeous & wild body and cool face and unique world featuring "The primitive age"! - Yuuen, the weak son of the tribal chief is saved by Emmba, very wild and cool guy, a son of the chief of hostile tribe. The father of Yuuen proposes unique mission to Yuuen - to establish friendly relationship with Emmba's tribe by Yuuen's disguise as woman and temptation to Emmba....) The author wants to express the wild world like "The Flintstones" by Hanna Barbera because in such world where the law of the jungle prevails, weak human-being (=uke) can not survive easily and the physical superiority/attraction of seme will be conspicuous/distinguished. So this story gets welcome by the readers who like to see such gorgeous and cool and overwhelming seme. The author's screen tone work is very excellent like Youka Nitta (The expression of bodies are very sexy and erotic and powerful!) and the expression of nature (sky, tree, mountains) are also very wonderful. The sequel romance of hero and his partner's fathers is also funny!!(by Slash-kun 03/May/2002)

Takazawa Taeko
"Ren-ai plus alpha vol.2" (Core Magazine) Apr/2001 8 ***
The sequel romance of very cool and wild student, Furukawa and vulnerable teacher, Hikaru. Her art often becomes so funny/comical that I sometimes lost the storyline(perhaps it is because I am too old to understand it). But when Furukawa occasionally becomes serious, he looks very dramatic. (by Slash-kun 12/May/2001)

Takemiya Keiko
"Sora ga Suki!" (Shoueisha) Apr/95 8.4 **
Re-issue of the author's representative early work which had been serialized in Magazine "Weekly Shoujo Comic" from 1971 (part one) to 1972 (part two). I read this part one when I was a junior high school student and at that time I was very surprised at this, an epoch-making shoujo manga. At this work the author started the new technique of using a lot of "poetic words" outside of the "Fukidashi" (the speech of the characters) for the first time. At the author's postscript, she got this innovative new idea from the western musical movies ("Les Demoiselles de Rochefort", "Les Parapluies de Cherbourg")when she got bored with her daily traditional shoujo manga works. Before this work, the author kept writing ordinary shoujo manga like other traditional shoujo mangaka. Then she started this with new techniques (a lot of poet words, dancing & singing scenes, western scenes/characters, the hero who does not love just heroine! - but love free life as orphan trickery vagrant boy) but its reaction was not so good at the beginning of serialization and her serialization terminated as only part one for a while. But shortly after the termination, a tone of letters of readers came to the publishers and she started second part. And this title produced new generations of great shoujo mangaka like Moto Hagio, Yumiko Oushima,,etc and made Takemiya to write "Kaze to Ki no Uta" from 1976. So this title may be the roots of yaoi manga in which hero does not love the heroine...(by Slash-kun 08/Sep/2001)

Takemiya Lala
"On Your Mark" (Shinshokan) Mar/2002 8.6 **
Various short stories with very impressive art!(The son of the mistress of the King comes to the monster who takes the part of the body in order to save the King. But the son knows the tragic secret about the monster.../ The lovely miraculous story of the fake family between the miserable son whose parents have run away under cover of night and very kind employee of the consumer financing firm / The student suffered from his one-sided love for his classmate meets a very mysterious tempter in the hospital / Shota funny story of the dentist's son who loves his classmate with beautiful teeth / The tragic dream of the prince who challenges the test to succeed to the throne / The man who once had been an abandoned child picked up the abandoned child. The child has grown up and love the man, but the man can not easily accept the love....) by one of the most noticeable female mangaka now. All stories are very unique but the author expresses the uneasy/insecure/delicate feeling of the heroes who is deserted by their parents or protectors/guardians with excellent art-work in the second short story, "Koi hodo Suteki na My life" and last longest story, "On Your Mark" (both have happy ending). The author is also known as a djska of "Evangellion". She should be good at expression of Shinji's sensitive mind, too! (by Slash-kun 31/Mar/2002)

"Itoshi Itoshi to Iu Kokoro - Kagami no Reason vol.1" (Gentousha) Dec/2001 8.7 ***
Gentousha takes over Sony magazine's "RUTILE" & "BIRZ" series and this is one of the first trials of Gentousha. This author changes her name (as professional writer) for several times (Shiroizumi Lala=>Kuroizumi Lala=>Tamemi Eriko) and have long career to issue many djs though this book is her first one (Many yaoi fans are waiting this book and some of them evaluate this as one of the most excellent yaoi books in 2001). The story: a jack-of-all-trades, Tomoyo is a lover of Ryouji who is very unique barber/hairdresser. Tomoyo has been Ryouji's hair cut model for more than 10 years since they were students. The author write very dramatic stories about them with very interesting episode using fantastic imagination and a lot of quotation of famous allegory (Ryouji is a sort of ADULT CHILDREN who lost his memory with his hard/miserable/shocking memory of his mother's death and his father escaped to his work of overseas and left him alone in Japan. Lonely Ryouji meets his classmate, Tomoyo who is enough brave and pure to save and encourage Ryouji). Especially the unique & funny but very suggestive episode of Cupid is really impressive for me and I surely think every couple who keeps their long relationship should feel sympathy with it! Takamiya's art is very fantastic and beautiful (It resembles Ikuko Hatoyama or Tamaki Fuji. The way of unique episode usage may resemble Keiko Nishi). So the readers who read Takemiya for the first time may feel a little confused for complex stories/atmosphere and it mat take time to be accustomed to, but we can find different interest as we try to read her significant/meaningful stories. There is not so many erotic & explicit sex scenes but the scenes of hair washing of Tomoyo by Ryouji is very fascinating and erotic!! The last short story is the tragic & allegorical SF of last human boy (survivor) and his servant robot. The author seems to like allegory very much...(by Slash-kun 19/Jan/2002)

Tamagawa Haru
"Bokura no Niwa he Oide" (Jitsugyou no Nihonsha) Oct/97 8.3 ***
Her first comics. Short various stories(first long story is about stepbrothers with deep knowledge of gardening / fantasy of Kappa / The short summer days of three boys / baseball player students of college). I love the third unique promiscuous sex story with deep theme (With the man whom one loves too much and seriously, one often can not become happy..) very much though its end may be unhappy (but superficially it seems to be silly comedy). Many writers of "Jitsugyou no Nihonsha" seem to write good stories, so I believe this writer can also grow to be very excellent writer in future. (by Slash-kun 23/Sep/2001)

Tanaka Suzuki
"Menkui! vol.2" (Biblos) Sep/2002 *** 8.4
The comedy series of a student who is very fond of only handsome boys around some mysterious/fantastic troubles. The story:(Chikage Saeki is very angry to know his brother, Chihiro and Chihiro's friend, Shinobu are loving each other. So Chikage is also irritated with the couple of Kotori & Akaiwa. Kotori recently feels uneasy because he fears to establish the sexual intimate relationship with Akaiwa. One day Kotori is suddenly caught by the beautiful ghost in the mirror. Akaiwa tries to find him desperately / Kotori leaves school early because of his cold and sleeps in the bed. But mysterious guest - the arabian prince on the elephant with his fellow visits Kotori's house to meet Kotori's beautiful brother, Kujaku.../ How Chihiro and Shinobu became the couple. Very sincere and dramatic story!). The author successes to make "simple school stories with small misunderstanding or small conflict of the feelings" very unique & mysterious by adopting unrealistic things (the ghost in the mirror, the arabian prince on the elephant,,etc) like "Kazumi Tohjoh". And the author's simple & pretty art with moderate simplification (relaxed line like shounen manga) which is suitable for her sincere story is very easy to read for me. (by Slash-kun 12/Oct/2002)

Tanigawa Eina
"BAD MAN FACTORY" (Tousuisha) Apr/2000 8.2 *
Students friendship story like typical Tousuisha's comics. But this story is interesting because the contrast of two characters are very obvious. Hero, Tomo Morikawa is a very timid & kind & innocent / pure student and his classmate, Kyouji Takada is very cool and silent and wild. It makes this angst story persuasive and readers can enjoy their misunderstanding very much (They love themselves at same time but they can not speak each other well with shame). (by Slash-kun 25/Feb/2001)

Tarasawa Michi
"Symmetry" (Shinshokan) Jul/90 8.3 **
Two series of the stories serialized in two great old magazines. One story about unique friendship between two twins (though hero's sister was dead) was serialized in the magazine, "Grape fruits" from Shinshokan and another one about unique alien which lives in the hero's body and hero's old friend who feels love with hero was serialized in the magazine, "June". Both were written in 80's but is very interesting and looks fresh to me. I will try to find and read her other works. (by Slash-kun 11/Nov/2001)

Tatsuse Yumino
"Love Logic" (Kousai Shobou) Oct/2002 *** 8.3
Short stories with the taste for adult guys' pornography (PWP - the hero adores spy and enters the spy school but his senior student only teach him the housekeeping / Hilarious PWP - Hero should act the sexual model with a strange guy by his sister's order to write yaoi djs / PWP - When hero is down with flu, his mother calls his senior student to take care in her absence / PWP - the hero sighs over to his sexual companion because he can not be arousal by ordinary pornography / Nonsensical SF - only two guys alone survive in the earth / The guy of dissolute life is saved by his real friend / fantastic PWP - The guy who commits suicide is chosen as a god and forgets his reason of suicide / The boy begins to live with his elder friend by his father's overseas work but elder friend acts very stiff...). The author's first yaoi book and her 5th book. She issued the pornographic books for adult male readers, so the process to making love seems to be a little more abrupt than ordinary yaoi manga. The art is very vigorous & boyish like Shounen amination and reminds me of "Initial D" (Because the author issues djs of "Initial D"! Of course this author's art is more attractive for female readers) and her sex scenes are very explicit and hard. So I'd like to try reading her "Initial D" djs very much!(by Slash-kun 26/Oct/2002)

Techno Samata
"Kusa no Kanmuri Hoshi no Kanmuri vol.1" (Gentousha) Jun/2002 *** 8.8
Very good unique short stories and the readers will be moved to tears! First three one are botanical fantastic shota stories and others are students romance but not shota except last one (The spirit of spring is called by one of cherry tree too early for very unhappy couple with poor boy and guy by world war II / The pupil gets angry at the spirit boy of white magnolia who is not willing to blossoms by the complex / * An old teacher remembers his old promise with sunflower spirit boy whose stalk's wound he bound up / The student falls in love the senior one with whom he jogs in the morning. He wants first visit of the year to a shrine together.../ The sequel of fourth story. The student feels jealous of the other friend of his senior student at Karaoke shop / * The student bought the scooter by part-time job. He is too happy to forget his lover.../ * Poor couple feel cold by lack of heating apparatus in the winter. Finding his lover vanished, hero gets into panic but thinks his lover returns to his rich family.../ * Transfer student become a friend of mentally-retarded boy of rich family. He can not refuse too strong love by the boy and makes love with him but parts with him by intentional leak of their relationship to the people. But he regrets by the tears of the boy who will be forced to enter the school of far place). All stories are sensitive & dramatic stories with delicate atmosphere (* are my favorite) - The fully worked-out composition of painting is very wonderful! Very impressive & natural art like "Tamaki Fuji","Lala Takemiya" and "Chika Umino" (I think these four mangaka's art is really "natural and fantastic"!). Her screen tone work is very marvelous & elaborate. Techno's children are so cute like "Chihiro Iwasaki" who is a japanese famous illustrator of children's literature. Stories are unique and the transit of delicate feeling & emotion becomes more impressive by the delicate & tender art. These poetic short stories - with a lot of impressive monologue/message between picture frames - will appeal to the readers about the gentle (not always. sometimes very cruel) mind of the author very well. I don't like short stories so much but this is the ideal short stories!! Highly recommended. (by Slash-kun 21/Sep/2002)

Tenno Towa
"Shiawasenara Te wo Tsunagou" (Scholar) Jul/97 8.35 ***
Various short stories containing one long series of title story (orphan and his step family - not explicit shota family story like Tousuisha). Rest three stories are fantasy and I like the last long unique (a little philosophical) fantasy very much (story is written by another person - Sasaki Teiko). Very romantic & beautiful but fearful & cruel & sad. I regret recent yaoi stories are conservative and not challenging (The works from Scholar were very good...sigh). (by Slash-kun 22/Jul/2001)

Tennohji Kazukiyo
"Yokyuu Fuman wa Koi no Yokan" (Shoubunkan) Dec/2002 *** 8.4
Short dangerous stories with explicit sex scenes (The office cleaning man suggests making love with CEO who sighs over his lonely life without freedom. But it is trap of CEO.../ The office cleaning man suddenly resigns by his jealousy & misunderstanding. CEO visits his room and blames him desperately / Hero is consulted by his friend about friend's lover who will not stop prostitution. Hero really loves his friend and tries to persuade but friend's lover offers threesome sex / Immoral teacher suggests a student who feels arousal before him to try the sex together.../ The wild and delinquent student who is always followed & guarded by taller friend wonders and knows the reason / Roommates who are busy with working separately have an argument by jealousy & misunderstanding and become reconciled after quarrel with tears / Hero is consulted by his friend who failed sex with his professor. Hero tries sex with his friend...). The author's first book. I'm really enchanted by young & cool CEO of first story and second one. His almond-eyed & blush face is so sexy. The fifth story about a wild student who allows to be No.2 is also unique & impressive. Her both seme and uke are tall, look adult, so they are very attractive (especially her blunt & dangerous seme is really cool) for me. Her sex scenes are hard and aggressive (She writes genitals obviously) but not vulgar and very fashionable. It's my taste. I'm looking forward to her next book!(by Slash-kun 23/Nov/2002)

Tenzen Momoko
"Oka no Ue no Rakuen" (Taiyou Tosho) Mar/2002 ** 8.6
One long series of the teachers romance at girls' school and impressive short story about man and boy who are waiting someone at tearoom. The story: (People envy the male teachers at girls' school but a physical education teacher, Ono wants to deny it because he loves one-sidedly his colleague, an english teacher, Kijima. Ono consults with Kijima hiding his mind but Kijima also falls in love with Ono and fells jealous of Ono's lover..../ The hero suddenly accepts the letter from his old lover. 10 years ago, he escaped from fruitless love with his lover with wife and kids. Hero is waiting at the tearoom but there is a young boy who is waiting some woman instead of an old lover...) The quiet atmosphere of the isolated girls' school on the hill is very beautiful and fantastic! It matches well the drama of delicate feeling (unlucky misunderstandings are really painful). The effective usage of the rain in the short story is also very impressive and tactful!! The sex scenes of both stories are a little tame but I am really impressed. (by Slash-kun 26/May/2002)

"Manhattan Koi Monogatari" (Core Magazine) Feb/2002 8.39 **
Romantic & stylish lovely short stories about the various couples living in Manhattan of NY (a Cinderella story between beautiful clerk of flower shop, Diamond and handsome young executive of big company, Rock / the one-night-stand love between another clerk of flower shop, Kirie and the japanese tourist, Kenji suffered from student apathy syndrome / The shota story between dangerous/vicious teacher of the international school and his cute innocent student / Diamond feels embarrassed because he finds Rock was divorced and loves his daughter so much / The secretary of Rock feels jealous of the good friendship between Rock and Rock's old friend, the writer who is the lover of the secretary / Kirie does not believe Kenji's promise and has been wandering among sexual companions but Kenji finally comes back to Kirie / Rock finally asks Diamond to live together in his house). Diamond is very beautiful like the uke character of "Koori no Mamono no Monogatari" by Shiho Sugiura and Rock (or her other seme characters) is very wild/blunt/surly and cool like "Kulo Kotoeri" or "Mashiro Minamino". "The airplane crash to WTC" occurred during the author was writing this story and the people nearly lose the dreams. But the author insists the people should never give up it. These stories seem to be very tender/soft/naive but the author's intention is very strong! (by Slash-kun 31/Mar/2002)

Tezuka Osamu
"MW vol.2" (Shougakukan) Mar/95 8.6 ***
Reading further, I gradually sympathize with hero and become to wish that hero can realize his revenge even if it is very savage/cruel(sacrifice even child and women). I think it is because the hero is very attractive (Hero cries desperately for his lovers, priest and dog when they died though hero used them just for his revenge). The most readers are men but they should agree with me. The people adore the strength/energy (or freedom) of queer/strange/unique hero who can survive without the taboo to realize his great purpose. (by Slash-kun 27/Aug/2001)

"MW vol.1" (Shougakukan) Mar/95 8.6 ***
Very unique & interesting/dramatic government conspiracy story with very dangerous hero who breaks taboo (hero is bisexual, so there is homosexual love with priest / bestiality with dog - Osamu Tezuka seems to like such preference/taste like "Kirihito Sanka",,etc ). I'm very surprised to know that Osamu Tezuka (He is called "The god of manga" in Japan) had written such picaresque story with queer villainy hero (what a sexy guy he is!!) and it was written 25 years ago! (serialized in men's magazine, "Big comic" issued from Shougakukan). Current yaoi mangaka should study this splendid classic work! By the way, in this story, the author quotes the illustration of "Salome" by very famous old artist, Aubrey V. BEARDSLEY. But for me, his a little easy quotation of western artist is something uninspiring (I wonder it should be essential because I'd like to see his unique interpretation of "Salome" and I think he could do it).(by Slash-kun 27/Aug/2001)

Toba Shouko
"Hohoemi no Housoku" (Houbunsha) Jul/2001 8.35 ***
Various kinds of short stories(evil businessman & his victim / computer hacker and genius detective / idol kid and his manager / tennis player and his cousin / demon and his contractor / picture shop and its customer). Most of all has ideas and interesting. The author says she had not issued short stories yet but I think she has a talent of making short stories. (by Slash-kun 22/Jul/2001)

"Koi to Recipe to Hanataba" (Outou Shobou) Jan/2001 8.1 **
One long comedy about italian restaurant and a short story about a nephew and his uncle. Hero, Ryouji Sawai is a chef and has just returned from Italy where he had studied italian cuisine. But Ryouji finds the owner of restaurant changed and new owner is Takashi Maehara who is a just idol son of rich executive family. Ryouji often get angry with Takashi's ignorance and lack of passion for italian restaurant and explains his dreams and ideal. Then Takashi begins to change and fall in love with Ryouji...Very skillful story and detailed knowledge of italian cuisine gives realistic to this funny story. Latter story story is a more dramatic and sexy. A student, Natsuo tells his uncle, Tsukihiko who is a novelist that Natuo will start new life alone after graduating from high school. They have lived together since Natuo's parents died. The editor, friend of Tsukihiko has interest with Natuo and begins to seduce him...(by Slash-kun 20/Jan/2001)

Togawa Mitomo
"Great Grace Talk! vol.2" (Tousuisha) Jan/98 8.3 **
The sequel of vol.1 and different short action (conspiracy) comedy between the son of mad scientist and the genius young scientist whose father is the president of the big medicine company. This seme character is not innocent but but both are very aggressive/positive and cool! I may prefer this author's comedy to serious one because comedy is very unique.(by Slash-kun 28/Jul/2001)

"Great Grace Talk! vol.1" (Tousuisha) Aug/97 8.35 **
Very hilarious high school comedy, inspired the movie, "Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)" of Christopher Lambert. Taira Imaihama is a quite ordinary high school student. He lives with his grand mother together in big mansion alone because his parents had died when he was 6 years old. One day one cousin, Arashi Imaihama comes from Amazon to Japan, Imaihama family. Arashi enters the same school with Taira but can not speak any japanese and becomes to depend on only Taira completely and demands to sleep with Taira in same bed and without any clothes! Taira thinks it is because Arashi has been lack of the love by his parents for long time like Taira but Arashi has another intention....This story comes from a western movie but this is very japanese style story (naive/innocent man - like animal in nature becomes lover of urban man who lives in human society with a lot of limitation and without freedom. Former wild man will change latter or let latter find different important things/views which are forgotten by modern people). Many japanese mangaka like such theme ("Kawaii Hito" by Riyu Yamakami,"Palm series" by Tamaki Shin,,,etc). ( (by Slash-kun 28/Jul/2001)

Tohjoh Asami
"Ren-ai Junkey" (Biblos) mar/2001 8.8 ***
Two stories of students. Both stories are not so unique (but enough interesting as professional works) but the expression of sex are very splendid & overwhelming. Using very wild & insatiable (a little dirty) words & precise / realistic and fine dessin of bodies, her sex scenes become very powerful/strong/impressive & explicit with lot of tension (Hero of first story, Haruki seems to be uke but results in seme. It's very exciting idea!). I was afraid she might stop writing explicit yaoi stories after her marriage (because she did not issue her comics from Takeshobou for a while and has kept to issue them from Kadokawa shoten which is more popular and generic), so I'm very glad to know she issues it from Takeshobou and her expression becomes more aggressive!!! If you like her previous two comics from Takeshobou, you should not miss this one too! (by Slash-kun 24/Feb/2001)

"Denkou Sekka BOYS vol.1" (Tokuma Shoten) Dec/00 8.25 **
Funny adventure in the high school. Hero, Natsuki Kodaka is very timid / tame and lonely student. But he is very beautiful under his thick eye glasses. Ritsu Yasaka, the very cool student who is a son of the president of very big talent agency happens to be a friend of hero by some accidents and they will start professional entertainers' activity...Japanese girls like to read the story of very cool students like the members of young rock bands / idol groups and this is also one of such entertainment stories. Many of them are not so impressive and unique but this is interesting and have a lot of tensions because the author is very skillful and her characters are very modern and cool like Motoni Modoru & Satosumi Takaguchi. (by Slash-kun 14/Jan/2001)

Tohjoh Kazumi
"Ai to Shi wo Mitsumete - Kuroi Tulip series vol.6" (Shinshokan) Nov/2001 8.3 **?
Hachimaki ruins his health (He forces himself to keep his youth by strong medicine) and asks Dr. Osawa (Keisuke's father) to recover him. Then Hachimaki can get superhuman power and abducts Keisuke...Tohjoh has been good at drawing old guys like Dr. Ozawa and its expression is very funny. Dr. Ozawa is not always "a warrior of justice" and sometimes becomes a wicked fellow. Owing to this fickle father, Keisuke will have a hard time...In this volume, Hachimaki is comparatively happy (He makes very convenient and obedient house keeping robot for Keisuke and Keisuke becomes fond of it very much). He may be sure he is loved by Keisuke!! (by Slash-kun 13/Oct/2001)

"Tenshi no Yuuwaku - Kuroi Tulip series vol.5" (Shinshokan) Aug/99 8.3 **
Hachimaki finally could kiss Keisuke (but only his neck)!! Congratulations! I'm very glad! (by Slash-kun 08/Oct/2001)

"Kanashiihodo Otenki - Kuroi Tulip series vol.4" (Shinshokan) Jan/98 8.3 *
Hachimaki in this volume is sometimes very cool. I think "Hachimaki" may be the parody of "Lohengramm, Reinhard von" in "Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu"(The Legend of the Galactic Heroes). The author stop writing song fic with Hachimaki and Keisuke which I love it very much (Because only in the song fic, they love them each other) though she uses the title of famous songs as the title of her stories. I wish she start her very funny son fic again!! (by Slash-kun 08/Oct/2001)

"Asu wa Sakou Hana Sakou - Kuroi Tulip series vol.3" (Shinshokan) Nov/95 8.3 *
The sequel of funny series of angst? between mad scientist & evil conqueror, the leader of Black pearl, Hachimaki and hero of justice, the knight of Black tulip, Keisuke. I love poor Hachimaki very much and I wish Keisuke would love him in some day!! In this volume, there is a very interesting episode why Hachimaki loves Keisuke. When Hachimaki was a student and apprentice of Dr. Ozawa who is a father of Keisuke, Hachimaki fell in love with a student who encouraged the study of Hachimaki who was very introverted and lonely student. The face of the student resembled the face of Keisuke very much. The years passed and Hachimaki met him again, but....(by Slash-kun 08/Oct/2001)

"Wakamono no Moral - Tohjoh Kazumi Senshuu vol.4" (Shinshokan) Aug/94 8.3
M/f short stories. Most stories are serious and dramatic (resemble the work of Hatsu Akiko in some way). The hero or heroine is usually not honest and can not tell their true feelings. I could enjoy them and wonder why the author gave up such serious romance line...(by Slash-kun 11/Nov/2001)

"Seishun no Tameiki - Tohjoh Kazumi Senshuu vol.2" (Shinshokan) Jun/94 8.2 *
One long series which seems to be the model of "Kuroi Tulip series" (The author made this series plot as serious story but her editor thought it as comedy. Then the author could not correct/indicate editor's misinterpretation and modified her original plot to be new comedy one. But it turned out to be very good result! Very monomania 'Shibata' in the third should be the model of Hachimaki! So the author keeps writing "The story of Keisuke and Hachimaki whose love have been fruitless" for very long period. She should like Hachimaki very much!!) and three short m/f stories. (by Slash-kun 20/Oct/2001)

Tokiha Kanade
"Dynasty IV" (Shoubunkan) Nov/2001 8.45 ***
The mysterious & challenging fantasy about a descendant, Ferdinand IV of Habsburg with tragic destiny. The younger prince, Ferdinand IV is killed by his elder brother prince, Karl and is going to commit suicide in old castle. But the ghost of the king of the castle misunderstands Ferdinand as his wife who was killed by capital punishment which was falsely accused by Habsburg family 100 yrs ago. The ghost finds Ferdinand is not his wife and decides to revenge using Ferdinand and makes Ferdinand be emperor. But the ghost begins to love him... I'm very impressed with very huge scale story and imagination & unique art style (aesthetic though rough - a little resemble Sakia Higa). Recently Shoubunkan seems to be very ambitious!! (by Slash-kun 23/Nov/2001)

Tokugawa Ayako
"Hanayome wo Te ni Irero!" (Houbunsha) May/2002 ** 8.38
One long series of happening brought by an old mistress' will of giant conglomerate and one short story about "Zashiki Warashi (japanese old elf living in the house)" and his master, a capable & talented student. Long series is the author's first challenge of serialization. The stories: (The hero, Tomoya Okada is very diligence hard-worker. When he was working as a cleaningman of the park, the old woman gave the necklace to him. Then a very rich executive, Keiichi Shidou suddenly appears at convenience store where Tomoya is working and suddenly kidnaps Tomoya. Shidou is a son of old woman and says his grandmother dies with her will, "Make Tomoya happy" to him. Shidou promises an extravagant life for Tomoya but Tomoya refuses it and starts to work as a housekeeper of the Shidous..../ The student picks up a dirty puppy in the rainy day. It turns to be "Zashiki Warashi" who brings "Wealth, fame, luck" to the owner of the house. But the student doesn't need it because he can get everything by his own talent). Both are comedy that the guys refuse "easy wealth/luck brought by other persons" contrary to common-sense (like Cinderella story). The author is very good at making interesting plots with good theme (The people can not be happy without their own effort) and good idea (I realize smart housekeeping is very precious talent. The author really knows a lot of hints of housekeeping!!) but I'd like more erotic sex scenes. The characters are attractive (The author may have written mirage djs because earnest Tomoya and blunt Shidou resemble "Takaya and Naoe" and the student of short story resembles Chiaki...). (by Slash-kun 25/May/2002)

"Me de Korose!" (Shinkousha) May/2002 *** 8.45
Short stories. Most of them are student stories (Kojika, a cute student has interested in Kagami, very blunt classmate who has an unpleasant look to his eyes. Kojika tries to be Kagami's good friend but Kagami says he hates stupid boy like Kojika... / Passionate fan of Kojika harasses Kojika's old friend, Akasaka / Office worker reconsiders his long relationship since they were students with his old lover who is very slovenly&loose for money and women / The student who happens to know the secret - abnormal power of his teacher who always keeps some distance from students.../ A very violent student with strong sense of justice often problems. Then he should enter his grandfather's school where there is a very strict and nasty guard student with eye-glasses...). I prefer latter three stories to former simple student comedy for young readers. Third story of adult couple is very natural and has good theme (The long time often makes the people forget why they loved their partners but it is no use to try to recall if they are satisfied with their partners *now*) and the idea of fourth story is very interesting & unique (The teacher has *green finger* which can revive dead flower/plant) and I LOVE the cool & lustful character, Suzakuji with eye-glasses of last story!! (Very vigorous & violent uke, Fujisaki is also very attractive!) . I want to read this sequel very much. This author has talent of making story but I want her to challenge more explicit erotic sex scenes (Only third and last story has sex scene!) at her next book!! (by Slash-kun 25/May/2002)

"Maria sama ni Onegai!" (Houbunsha) Oct/2001 8.3 ***
The various short PWPs (The son of the yakuza family and a priest, his guardian / the temporary worker and his supervisor who is the mania of beautiful nape of the neck / disaster of senior & junior students of basket-ball club / romance novelist and the idol beautiful friend of his school days). All stories are interesting and art is skillful, so you can enjoy them fully. I'd like to hope something stronger or more unique at next. (by Slash-kun 27/Oct/2001)

Tokumaru Yoshitaka
"Fukigen na Yuuwaku" (Outou Shobou) Sep/2002 *** 8.78
Five various short stories (Two office workers, friends are involved in a factional dispute in their company. Hero is deceived by his friend and accepts humiliating deal for his wife.../ A translator teaches english his nephew as private teacher and has sexual relationship with nephew. But Nephew happens to know his uncle loved his father who was elder student in same club at university.../ Heroes' lover is very arrogant Medical student who has also a female lover. Hero student is tired of his love life and tries to find the hope at the new life with ex-lover of his sister who happens to move next-door.../ Hero student cries out in the train with his broken heart. The student who is seeing him give the towel to wipe his tears. Hero meets the student again at his part-time work / The sales man should tie up with new substitute engineer because of his partner's sudden illness. This new guy is very capable but very unfriendly for hero. But hero knows it is because new guy loves him...). Main characters are the office workers who are my favorite and all the stories are adult/angst and very interesting for me! Tokumaru's adult characters (men gray-suited is very fascinating) are very cool and the elite characters who bears submission/agony are very erotic/sexy! Especially evil seme are very attractive! (Tokumaru's friend - at same djs circle, Mako Toyama recently drew illustration for the very interesting yaoi novel, "Kizu" series by "Yumiko Kawai", which is about the hero involved in a factional dispute in the Ministry of Finance, so Tokumaru and her friends mangaka may mature enough to write such adult stories). And I also like Tokumaru's small jokes which are scattered modestly. The author has often written djs of "Mirage of Blaze", so her main hero is young (Because Takaya of "Mirage" is a delinquent student) and I did not realize Tokumaru's talent so much. But in this volume, both of seme and uke are adult guys and I can really find the worth of this author. (by Slash-kun 31/Aug/2002)

Tonami Taeko
"Mitsuyaku no Chi - Sabaki no Chi vol.2" (Shinshokan) Sep/2001 8.5 *
Biskyu realizes the time of his death and with Erudora leaves for Bekureru where his master, Rostum is spending his retired life. Rostum told Biskyu to come when Biskyu will know he is dying. But the King who wants eternal life aims at Erudora and mysterious three men also keep watching Biskyu and Erudora. Another mysterious trickster gives box to them, then they are sent to the place where & when they want to go, Erudora to the his boy's days in the castle (He already met with Rostum there) and Biskyu to the hole where he meets the dragon who holds magical stone, "Shairock" which can guard someone for ever in exchange for the life of Biskyu. Returning to their another worlds, Erudora suddenly says he will return to his castle and devotes himself to the role of King to release Biskyu and enlarge his life-span. But Biskyu is disappointed because Erudora does not need him, so Biskyu gives his life to the dragon. Rostum, a magical trickster passes Shairock to Erudora. But at same time, the master of Gyokuto gets the blood of Biskyu to make hybrid child....There are more characters than first volume and the story is more complex but the contrast of long life span of Erudora and short one of Biskyu is described very effectively and the story is very impressive and dramatic! There are many riddles which is not solved, so I'm very looking forward next volume. (by Slash-kun 13/Jan/2002)

"Sabaki no Chi" (Shinshokan) Aug/99 8.5 **
The author's first comics. Fantastic story in fictitious country. The poor boy, Biskyu Cris was saved by a tall beautiful person covered wholly with long coat in the castle. Biskyu tried to steal the medicinal herb which can extend the life span of the Castral people who can only live for 25 years. After long time training of swordplay, Biskyu comes to the castle to become a knight to guard the person who saved Biskyu. Biskyu believed the person was a woman and he wants to sacrifice his life for her. But the person is a *king* of Castral, Erudora who keeps living for 700 years old. Erudora contracted with Gyokuto people who have magical power to cure any diseases. Erudora gave his whole blood to Gyokuto and got awful blue blood in return which can grow the medicinal herb and got eternal life, too. Biskyu can become a knight of the daughter of Erudora but he falls in love with Erudora again. Biskyu is involved in the conspiracy of the the Minister of Justice who tries to kill Erudora and escapes with Erudora to release him from his accursed fate...Very romantic story in very wonderful imaginative world with large scale but very elaborate/fine designs (unique small animals/plants,Hybrid species,,etc). I'm not so good at reading fantastic stories but I was deeply impressed with Biskyu's loyalty to sacrifice his life for Erudora and Erudora's pure mind like boy though he lives for 700 years old. (by Slash-kun 13/Jan/2002)

Tony Takezaki
"Kishiwada Hakase no Kagakuteki Aijyou vol.1" (Koudansha) Aug/92 8.3 *
A long run SF comedy series which is very popular among cult fans (Of course it has been serialized in the magazine, "Afternoon"). The queer&hilarious daily life of the typical mad scientist, Dr Kishiwada who sold his soul to "Science" (He totally lacks common sense except science and can not keep his daily life normally without other's help) and his devoted assistant, Charlie Yasukawa (whose name comes from "Charlie Ishiguro", famous musician and "Mikkie Yasukawa", famous entertainer/journalist, perhaps). In this series, the author adopts many parody of boy's old hero of TV, manga,,etc in 1970's. In Japan, until 1970's, many science programs were running on TV and boys believed the progress & technology by science would make the people happy. And then their heroes were big just/righteous robot or alien like "BIG X" or "Ultraman",,etc which had scientific strong ability & technology. But now their ideal had disillusioned them and old heroes are laughed in the parody stuffs like this. Only few people like Dr. Kishiwada (mad old man - it reminds me of Dr. Ozawa of "Kuroi Tulip series" by Toujoh Kazumi, the father of Keisuke) think "The science is very precious as same as his life" now. The readers will sympathize (feel even pity) with Assistant, Yasukawa who has devoted his life to very selfish guy, Dr. Kishiwada for long years (Of course they are unmarried forever. Especially Dr. Kishiwada is always angry with the temptation by very sexy beautiful women and sexy cute girls!! And Dr. Kishiwada acts as autocrat/tyrant for his assistant and thinks he can order anything. Very funny and how pity Yasukawa is!). Modoru Motoni writes gags/jokes based on 1970's culture in her work, "Kousoku Angel Engine" now and same tendency is at the best in shounen/seinen manga, too but in early 1990's such movement already had started in this work.(by Slash-kun 30/Dec/2001)

Toramaru
"Makka ni Nagareru Bokura no Chishio" (Kousai Shobou) Jun/2002 *** 8.5
One long series of the spoiled son of the big company's CEO and his driver (The story: Rui Fukinbara loves his obedient driver, Munemitsu Sakura but can not feel his feeling honestly because Sakura devotes himself to being good servant for Rui. Then Rui tries to do bad things to make Sakura angry...) and two short stories (The man who is worried about his lover's frigidity gets love potion from his friend. But his lover suddenly changes into brutish seme by it.. / The homophobia student is followed by a stalker. He consults with his classmate but the classmate really loves him...). The situation of the long series is a little ordinary/trite (lacks of tension or strong emotion) though the author's humour sense (a lot of pun and funny pic of crestfallen penis) is very excellent and characters are attractive (Munemitsu resembles "Exley" of "L.A. Confidential"!!) as usual. The first short story is the sequel of "Kekkon Shiyouyo" in her book, "PURE LOVER". For me this plot was the most interesting. (by Slash-kun 08/Jun/2002)

"Hi wo Tsuketa Anata no Sekinin Saigo made" (Magazine Magazine) May/2002 *** 9
Very erotic & funny short stories (The gardener happens to see a nerd&timid student being absorbed in masturbation. He threaten the student and tries to teach the pleasure of real sex to him... / When a man takes a sleeper train for reconciliation with his wife at her parental home, he happens to meet his old unfaithful lover again. The lover works as a conductor there../ The incest story of the orphan brothers. The younger brother gets angry to know that his elder brother makes love with his supervisor of the company.../ The bridegroom is suddenly stolen by a old lover at wedding party like the movie, "Sound of silence". The unfaithful old lover persuades the bridegroom to give up his trial to live straight by super sexual technique.../ The young executive tries to support poor family of his honorable supervisor who is already died but the son of the family tries to be prostitute.../ The very dirty & haggard man because of heavy bad cold hires very kind handyman. The handyman looks after him and falls in love with him but is shocked to see the man recovers his healthy and looks so neat and "with a women".../ The idol man living by his father's property left without attachment for anything, meets very beautiful but blunt porno actor / The sequel of first story. The student finally has a lover but can not give up his masturbation. He tries to penetrate the photograph of the gardener by his penis...). All the stories are very interesting (The pictures at last page of the stories and the author's handwritten jokes strewed everywhere are also very witty) and erotic!! The author's sex scenes are really wonderful because unique & artistic position/posture of them are very exciting. Toramaru can realize absolute/Perfect expression of sexy uke and wild/aggressive seme in this book. I'm really surprised that there is no stereotyped sex scenes. The author makes great effort to avoid mannerism of sex! She is really studious and diligent and paragon of "professional yaoi mangaka". I wish young yaoi mangaka must study hard like her and I think her stories are typical good examples of "interesting yaoi story of nowadays". Toramaru should be certainly one of the most excellent yaoi mangaka in Japan now. Highly recommended! (by Slash-kun 25/May/2002)

"Otona no Ren-ai" (Kousai Shobou) Jun/2001 8.8 ***
Very erotic businessmen's stories (one long series and two short ones). All the characters are mature adult men (widower businessman with daughter and teacher of nursery school and widower's colleague - yeah, it's 3P!, Teachers, elder businessman and younger businessman) and I'm very fond of such guys. The mixture of comedy apart and serious one are very tactful and exquisite! The author's drawing expression/description of guys has been progressed very well now (Uke is very smut and seme is very wild and cool). And her sex scenes are very interesting/exciting (the description of scratching/rubbing two guy's penises each other is a little rare/odd in japanese yaoi manga. But her expression is very erotic and natural) I think this is her best work by now. Highly recommended!(by Slash-kun 07/Jul/2001)

Toribito Hiromi
"Shape of my heart" (djs) Aug/2002 * 8.48
As Toribito notified beforehand, this is serious parody of "Cyborg 009". She also challenges to re-write the unhappy ending of the movie, "Leon" by Luc Besson by this djs - 004 is the assassin and 002 is a son whose family (the drug dealers) is killed out by the public detective. I think such unhappy child should be *boy*, so I'm very glad to read this! I'm also glad to know the name of 002's retarded brother in this djs is "Cyril" of "OZ", American prison TV drama (002 was doing male prostitute for his poor brother. 002 is very tender like Ryan O'Reily!!). (by Slash-kun 01/Sep/2002)

"Nanka Ieyo" (Magazine Magazine) Aug/2002 *** 8.7
One long series of a guy with handicap and wanton writer like slut, and other two short unique stories (Comedy of the brothers-in-law. Very beautiful high-class male prostitute seeks out his brother-in-law who go through severe hardship and has past secret as an idol star / Very impressive fantastic tragedy of the angel and the child who has been imprisoned for long time). The story of long series: (Jun Yaegashi lost his voice by the traffic accident of the bus with his friend, Katsuya at their childhood. During the practice of a baton twirler, Yaegashi meets a writer with very erotic voice, Haruki Niizuma. Niizuma turns out to be a "bitch" and had committed incest with his brother-in-law, but Yaegashi can not help having a crush on him though Yaegashi has been protected by Katsuya. Niizuma becomes Yaegashi's lover but he feels uneasy because he has same desire to have entire possession and protection of Yaegashi like Katsuya. He consults about it with Kaoru, the female character of "Bath Towel"...). About first story, there are very attractive characters (reminds me of "Shounen wa senaka de..."), exquisite usage of dirty words, serious trauma of past as usual and good/natural dealing of handicap issue, but I'd like to make special mention that Toribito becomes far better at making comedy (the mixture of serious story and comical one) in this story. I really enjoy the second story because the hero experienced typical tragedy of "idol like Jannies". Toribito is really good at describing the loosers and weak/negative points of the human like "Ikki Kajiwara" (the greatest plot writer of very masculine manga, "Kyojin no Hoshi", "Ashita no Joe", "Karate Baka Ichidai") whose manga is often adopted in Toribito's djs. So her stories are very impressive and dramatic when she expresses the misery, ugliness and unluckiness/unhappiness of the heroes!! (So too fashionable/stylish art without special intention is not suitable for her). The last story is very impressive poem with silent mood. The angel's feather is so beautiful. The long-period & hideous imprison of child occurred in fact (A girl by man) in Japan. Toribito makes very thrilling & beautiful world by adoption of the real crime and old japanese song for children about "Icarus" of the Greek myths so well!! Her art style is a little classic, so such old & academic atmosphere (like Meiji, Taishou, early Shouwa) is very effective for her stories! suitable for her!! This volume may be a chance of her great progress/leap or a turning point for greater writer. (by Slash-kun 10/Aug/2002)

"Ikusen no Kotoba yori - Seisouken no Tomoshibi -" (Biblos) Jul/2002 *** 8.8
Finally the long dramatic series is completed! The story: (Ei Kisegawa, a photographer asked his boy friend, Tooru Saeki to return to him when they happened to meet in China. But very busy salesman, Saeki forgets phone calls for a few months and Ei goes around with Shouichirou Kamibukuro, Kabu, a hairdresser. Saeki fears losing his current stable peaceful life and can not part with Yui but is going to be anxious about Ei because Ei's friend told his bad rumor to Saeki. In Saeki's dream, Ei says goodbye with Ei's uncle to Saeki, then Saeki goes to Tokyo to see Ei. But now Ei lost his passion at the in China. Kabu tries to force Saeki out but Ei is trying suicide by drug's bad trip....). Very dramatic story and Saeki experiences very long hardship to expiate his disregard and be reconciled with Ei. But through such agony, Saeki realizes his purpose/identity (mission of his existence). Saeki says, "I have no talent like Ei or Kabu, but I know I have been born in order to make Ei to be happy by my love". The expression of "the fear of Saeki that Ei's uncle, Hijiri Kisegawa may take Ei away together (to the heaven)" and "The great & deep refusal of Ei to believe the partner's sincere love again - Ei's serious resignation of living" are really so vivid & strong that I feel very great happiness when Ei forgives and accepts Saeki at last !! The scenery of their trip of Finland where Hijiri died and Mt. Everest that Ei climbs to part with Hijiri's memory is sooooo impressive!!Toribito's art is very lofty & creative befitting exalted story like literature. I think this series is one of the best yaoi stories in Japan! (by Slash-kun 13/Jul/2002)

"Mach de GOGO!" (djs) May/2002 ** 8.6
Issued by the circle/djska name, "Kajiwara Pro" ("Kajiwara Noboru"). Comedy parody of the new animation of "Cyborg 009" of "Shoutarou Ishinomori". Toribito loves this shounen manga very much and has often commented about the animation in her dairy of her official site of internet. The comparison of the penis with love triangle among 009, 002 and 004 using the title of japanese bestseller book, "If the world is the village of 100 people" is very funny!! (by Slash-kun 01/Sep/2002)

"CARAMEL ESPRESSO" (Houbunsha) Jan/2002 8.5 ***
Very unique & new trial of the author adopting the concept "universal design / barrier free". The author is a left-hander and feels difficulty in daily life. So she creates this hero, Aki (Ao) who has split/double personality. Aki is right-hander and seem (but he denies his homosexuality), Ao is left-hander and uke (acts bad guy and reduces Aki's too much stress). Ao feels he will be deleted by Aki and asks Sayuu to help him....The author has great talent, so she adopts so many unique factors in one stories (though all are very well written). Then the story sometimes become too complex and a little unimpressive (I can not identify the characters easily). I like the yaoi stories with deep social theme. But in most cases, they are usual simple/easy love story...In this book there is another short story about the son of rich family and the son of his servant family in Meiji era. Good story but I want more erotic sex scenes. I may want too much...(by Slash-kun 24/Dec/2001)

"Fushichou Densetsu" (djs) Aug/97 *** 8.8
Reissue of parody djs, "Ganso Kyojin no Hoshi" (Aug/96) & "Adult Kyojin no Hoshi"(Dec/1996) of "Kyojin no Hoshi", seinen manga of baseball players by Kawasaki Noboru & Kajiwara Ikki. Issued with the name of "Kajiwara Noboru". Young female mangaka sometimes have interest in old manga/animation by rental video shop or broadcast at cable/satellite TV. This djs is one of such "discovery trial of old masterpiece by young writers". Toribito felt very homosexual taste in this animation and analyzes it using original manga in detail. Her penetration/insight is very sharp and hilarious!! Her yaoi parody manga between Hyuuma Hoshi and Mitsuru Hanagata are very sexy & FRESH (I love the nasty and cruel face of Hanagata. Toribito's Hanagata is far better than original!!). Kawasaki's art is now very classic and a little boorish but I think such "unsophisticated art" (or overaction / too much passion/emotion) increases the sexiness/eroticism! Guests are "Sutei Tasco" & "Sugimoto Aya". Toribito introduces "Chounan no Jidai" by Kawasaki Noboru and it sounds very interesting!! (by Slash-kun 01/Sep/2002)

Tori Maia
"Torawarebito no Ikusaki" (Kousai Shobou) Aug/2002 *** 8.65
The fourth volume of "Hoshi no Yakata" series. The story:(The master of "Airensou" which is rival SM club, Feiie comes to "Hoshi no Yakata" to apologize the impoliteness of Miyanaga to Sumiya. The master of Hoshi no Yakata, Sakurai asks Feiie one unique proposal. Feiie should treat Seiji Morooka, a customer of Hoshi no Yakata. Feiie and Morooka loves each other. But Feifa, younger brother of Feiie comes to Airensou to accuse Feiie instead of his father in China. Feifa becomes a master of Airensou and tortures Feiie to choose "returning to China" or "being host of Airenso". Morooka finally comes to save Feiie and Miyanaga, the chief of Airenso also help the escape of Feiie. Yuuki who is secretary of the politician, Nanasaka comes to Airenso to kill Sakurai not to leak the scandal of Nanasaka. Sakurai proposes unique deal, if Yuuki would accept being taken by Sakurai, Sakurai will keep the secret of Nanasaka. Sakurai leaves kiss mark at Yuuki's neck and Nanasaka pursues obstinately Yuuki who left it. Yuuki keeps closing his mouth, then Nanasaka gives Yuuki to Miyanaga at his disposal. Miyanaga asks Yuuki to be a master of Airenso and Yuuki decides to revenge Sakurai....). This series is the author's longest series but never be stereotyped and the author keeps working out very unique and excellent new idea of erotic & beautiful bondage. This volume does not betray my expectation! The expression of the process that Morooka and Feiie are falling love each other is very splendid and the impact of savage torture of Feiie by Feifa is so great and the plot that Nanasaka's jealousy makes Yuuki's destiny into checkered & interesting one (I love Nanasaka very much!! He is so stubborn & stupid but human & cute). I'm very looking forward to next volume and want to know Yuuki's fate.(by Slash-kun 03/Aug/2002)

"Kyouhansha ni Kuchizuke wo - sadistic boy vol.1" (Taiyou Tosho) Aug/2001 8.3 ***
One long series about boys high school (the vice-chairman student of student council loves chairman student who he hides his fatal preference...) and one short story about old couple. Both are BDSM. At the postscript, the author says she likes the pattern that one who seems to be uke is seme and another who seems to be seme is uke and the third person is sadist. And she had already established it since her early works like the last short story which is her first m/m story. The last short story is very good story like the last one in her previous comics, "Kemono wa Ori no Naka" because the author describes the anxious feeling of lovers who loves the other too much and fear the possibility that their love may end. On the contrary, the first long series is a little typical/peculiar to BDSM fans...(by Slash-kun 30/Aug/2001)

"Kemono wa Ori no Naka" (Kousai Shobou) Jun/2001 8.5 ***
Her second comics. BDSM stories. The two sequels of her first comics and one dramatic fantastic another BDSM story using bird images. All stories are so impressive and interesting that readers can see how the author enjoys to draw this BDSM stories. Especially l like the last beautiful story because the weakness in minds of m/m lovers are well expressed with unique idea (The uke feels the fear of fruitless love of S&M homosexual relationship and escapes from seme. Seme catches the bird and keeps it in a cage. The bird also tries to fly away from seme but seme allows it and sacrifices his life to guard the bird from the arrow by hunter. Seme is dying with the content which he could prove his true love though m/m love is fruitless. The uke returns to find seme and held him tightly...). Highly recommended. (by Slash-kun 23/Jun/2001)

"Hizamazuite Kutsu ni Kiss wo" (Kousai Shobou) Dec/99 8.25 ***
Interesting & explicit BDSM series. Her first comic. Dramas of various people who have some mental problems and come to the mysterious mansion of the S&M club. At the postscript, the author says she likes the bondage fashions and the characters who can play both roles of sadist & masochist, so almost her characters often change their roles in the story. It gives the unique tension to her stories. Especially I like the story in which a very gorgeous, cool & tall owner of the mansion is treated as a slave(masochist) by his employee. It reminds me of the very exciting works by Yuu Asagiri whose uke characters are always very gorgeous like seme. The author has written her stories on the S&M yaoi (boy's love) magazine, "Zettai Reido" (Kousai Shobou) for long time and her art (a little classic taste like mysterious stories) and the way of making story are very skillful. (by Slash-kun 03/Feb/2001)

Toyama Mako
"La Partita" (Outou Shobou) Sep/2001 8.4 **
The sensitive romance between the student (hero) whose mother is a very famous violinist and his uncle who has been tender for lonely hero whose parents are always very busy and often have been abroad. Hero, Akira suddenly gives up playing violin because he loves his uncle,Hijiri who seems to have loved only his mother. Hijiri is going to have a marriage meeting with Akira's violin teacher and Akira is going to go to abroad with his parents....The character of Hijiri somehow seems to resemble "Takaya of Mirage" for me (though his appearances resembles "Naoe of Mirage") because Hijiri has been often scolded by his friend for pretending to be innocent and not recognize his own disgraceful desire ("Chiaki of Mirage" often scold Takaya like this). But unlike Mirage, Toyama's story is very subtle and delicate. Toyama's art is very beautiful and her seme character is very cool and adult. (by Slash-kun 29/Sep/2001)

Tsuda Mikiyo
"Princess, Princess vol.1" (Shinshokan) Aug/2002 * 8.45
The comedy of the boys school with unique tradition that beautiful students should pretend the idol girl role. The story: (Tooru Kouno is a transfer student to distinguished boys school. Tooru has very beautiful face, so he is chosen as one of "school princess". Tooru wants to refuse such weird role but accepts it because school princess has a lot of great privilege. Tooru challenges princess role with a lot of efforts with other princess student, his dormitory roommate, Yuujirou Shihoudani and Mikoto Yutaka. They should accompany and cheer all competition by the sport club of the school as their formal role but shows their female costume to the people if the team survives until the national match. The stranger girl comes to meet Tooru....). The situation that beautiful students in boys school wear the female dress is not unique but the tempo of the story is very speedy and characters' conversation is very smart/neat like manzai (comic dialogue) by young idol comedian of Japan, so I could really enjoy so much!! The author makes sarcastic severely the cleverness of the idol girls and stupidness of the boys who are cheated easily by such girls. Besides the author shows great art of the very gorgeous & beautiful dresses with a lot of lace in this book. It's very cynical that now in yaoi stories, yaoi mangaka can not draw such gorgeous dress though they are good at drawing it and in adult porno manga, porno male mangaka can draw very gorgeous wear for sexual maidservant/nurse though they are not so good. Tsuda may challenge such contradiction/irony using transvestism. The characters of all the students are interesting, so I really feel regret this is not explicit yaoi story....(by Slash-kun 28/Sep/2002)

Tsumugi Kyuuta
"Jyou-ai -NEO BONDAGE LOVE- vol.1" (Shoubunkan) Jul/2002 *** 8.35
Shota BDSM long series between the student of 13 years old and his teacher. Reissue of the author's first book, "Bishounen Kinbaku Nisshi" issued from "Kozumic International". This series is also reissue of the author's djs series which is still continuing. The story: (A junior high school student, Tsukasa Kawano happens to break the sculpture of very famous modern artist, Rei Utsuki who works as the teacher of art as side job n Tsukasa's school. Utsuki demands Tsukasa atone for his failure by his absolute obedience for Utsuki. Utsuki is a very popular and kind teacher for everyone but only in front of Tsukasa, Utsuki changes into very savage and insane guy who enjoys the sexual teasing/harassment of weak victim. Tsukasa fears & hates Utsuki's cruel torture but can not tell it to anybody. But Tsukasa gradually can not escape from Utsuki and his body and soul are going to be stolen by Utsuki because Utsuki sometimes shows his love to Tsukasa during his so merciless sexual torture and Tsukasa sympathizes with insane Utsuki a little). This series may be popular and author introduces many letters from the readers in this book. I can understand it because the teacher is very unique & attractive character who is very difficult to admit his own true mind and his personality is deeply broken but the readers can see he loves his student, Tsukasa very much. It's very interesting that Tsukasa can not refuses his teacher, Utsuki and hated Utsuki's unreasonable treat but gradually give up and can not neglect/avoid Utsuki's helpless loneliness/insanity. And I think the author's aggressive & experimental challenge (Not to express too sudden & easy anal penetration. Try to take a lot of time of the process) is unique! The author has long career for the assistant of the male mangaka of "beautiful girl porno - Lolita-con" manga. The author is now mainly working for making "Video game" with him.(by Slash-kun 27/Jul/2002)

  "Shounen Gangu" (Shoubunkan) Oct/2001 8.4 ***
Short shota stories. The author is a writer who mainly has written adult male porno manga for ten years. In most case I'm not deeply impressed with such very short shota stories with only explicit hard sex scenes without persuasive plots, but I could enjoy this book well because all these stories have very dark/insane and intense desires. The very cute art and the dark story contrast very sharply and it makes unique atmosphere. If you are not so good at japanese language but like to read hard shota-stories, I will recommend this book first! This is very easy and interesting to read. (by Slash-kun 17/Nov/2001)

Tsuduki Shun
"Memories" (Tairiku Shobou) May/91 8.5 **
Four short stories including first episode of "Going to hell" which is the best story of the author. All stories are heroes' one (not heroines') and all of them are engaging themselves in a sort of art (singing rock music, making movie, acting of movie). I think the author may adore the men who are devoted to something except women because many women has no choice but to be devoted to their lovers (guys). I also love such guys, especially guys like "Inoru Hito vol.1" by Youki Fukai or "Onna no ko Monogatari" by Masumi Moriwaki because they seem to be free from "restriction/binding of love" which often hurt powerless/helpless girls. "Memories"(written in 1987!) is not explicit yaoi, but I could feel such mood/atmosphere in this very impressive unique story (features old famous chinese legend, "Kochou no Yume") and the author would have kept pursuing this theme and should realize it into "Going to hell".(by Slash-kun 10/Mar/2002)

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Uchida Kaoru
"Chottoya Sottoja Tomaranai" (Takeshobou) Sep/2002 *** 8.6
Very active & silly students short comedies with hard sex scenes (Heroes' sisters fall in love with very cool two classmates who come to the hero's house to teach the hero. Hero tries to confess his sister's love to the classmates but both of the classmates misunderstand that hero loves the classmate.../ Hero consults with his brother's friend about his love to his classmate. But classmate falls in love with his brother and brother's friend has really loved the hero / Hero has been always taught by his friend about everything and asks "how to access the idol site" to his friend now. But the friend tries to teach "how to make the woman satisfied sexually" / The teacher is worry about the very rude student who is his brother-in-law by their parent's second marriage. The student commits to stop fighting if the teacher becomes his lover / Hero tries to settle a quarrel between his best friend and friend's father because father gets angry to know his friend is gay. Comforting the father, hero falls in love with him.../ By thoughtless word of the female student, very wild hero begins to wonder why his lover - very intelligent & handsome student loves him.../ Very genius football player suddenly enters the hero's tennis club and confesses hero his feeling. Hero refuses his proposal because genius guy does not practice playing tennis seriously. But he changes his attitude to defeat hero's old rival who hurt the hero a lot). The characters are very attractive as usual (seme is very wild & cool and spry & silly uke is very pretty & funny. Hair style and student costume are very vivid) but the author is now absorbed in middle aged guys, so she challenged to adopt a dirty adult teacher of 4th story and a friend's father of 5th story. They are very cool and unique! The author is very popular for many japanese yaoi fans because her stories are very funny and sex scenes are very explicit/exciting/hard/dangerous/powerful (expression of teasing uke's nipple of well-muscled chest or over the wet underwear is unique)! In this book, she tries threesome sex at first story. It's so fascinating. (by Slash-kun 12/Oct/2002)

Uchida Kazuna
"Day dream" (Takeshobou) Nov/2002 *** 8.35
Funny series of a public detective who has strong complex feeling about his brother and other three short stories (The bereaved traveler who participates world tour by consolation money given by his ex-illicit-lover is made attention on by lustful tour conductor / Popular funny young DJ falls in love with his guest, very cool young genius writer. The writer rapes DJ but regrets it because DJ has a severe old memory / Homosexual assistant of popular mangaka is annoying because mangaka often shows his sex with women. The editor tries to save the assistant...). The story of detective series:(Kouki Tezuka loves his younger brother, Jun Tezuka very much. Kouki is very sad because he can not see Jun by Jun's school excursion for a week. The ferry with Jun is suddenly sea-jacked by Jun's classmate, Seiya Kawakubo and Kouki jumps on the ferry to save Jun / Kouki is invited to his class reunion by the son of the hotel of winter resort. Jun is kidnapped by the son whose lover committed suicide...). The author seems to be trying to change her style from serious story to comedy now. At detective series, the author succeeds in making a funny character, Kouki and it makes whole story stylish like typical detective comedy like "Abunai Deka" (Popular old detective TV drama of Japan). About first short story, the landscape of Egypt and the lonely feeling of the hero are well described. The concept of the second short story, "Is the word of love empty/unfaithful?" (between DJ and a writer) is also interesting. I wish the author will finish change of her style soon and find better editors to make more stylish short comedies in some day... (by Slash-kun 30/Nov/2002)

Umetarou
"Moshimo Boku ga Kirei nara" (Biblos) May/2002 *** 8.5
One long & heartrending romance series between a jobless boy and a student (A jobless boy, Shinya Morita (Shin) and a student Jyou Sasae are just sexual companions. Shin knows Jyou really loves Kotani who is a librarian of Jyou's college, so Shin does not tells Jyou his feeling. Shin always gives up everything without enough resistance (Because too much expectation had often hurt him) and he was fired from beauty salon owing to his false rumor but he never excused/refuted. Shin tells a lie again when Jyou finds that Shin keeps the note of his full name which Jyou scribbled at hotel...) and one short story between Kudou, the son of Japanese-style restaurant and his classmate, Doumoto who has adored Yagi (Kudou and Doumoto are good friends. Doumoto feels hatred for homosexual relationship between Yagi and Kotani but he realizes his friendship with Kudou may be same...). Both are the spin off stories of "Kare no series" of Yagi and Kotani. First impressive long series is very popular among japanese yaoi fans as well as "Kare no series". Every episode of the first long series will wring your heart (The author is a good drama maker!) and you should feel great relieved when you know Shinya changes by Jyou's love and never gives up his dream!! (by Slash-kun 25/May/2002)

Umino Chika
"Hachimitsu to Clover vol.2" (Shuueisha) Aug/2002 8.6
The sequel of same title book from "Takarajimasha" - art school students story with two love triangle relationships. The magazine, "Comic Cutie" was suspended, so this very popular serialization is lucky enough to move to magazine, "Young You" from Shuueisha in last year and continue still now. The story:(Takemoto finally goes back to his home-town, Takasaki where his mother is remarried with very good & tough but a little rough guy / The students go to a hot-spring resort with fruitless one-sided love of Yamada for Mayama who loves a widow, Mrs. Harada / excursion of deserted zoo in rural district with tragic memory of Teacher, Hanamoto about his old friend Harada / Frantic creation for the graduation. Mayama takes drunken Yamada home / Hanamoto should go abroad. He remembers the severe experience of Hagu and asks her accompany but she refuses it and tries to find a four-leaf clover with her friends for Hanamoto / Takemoto's frantic birthday party. Mayama thinks about a widow alone and Takemoto comforts lonely Hagu after the party). Very interesting & impressive because of the author's sharp observation for people and wonderful expression of nature (beautiful shape of cloud in the night sky, Takasaki's landscape, Ferris wheel,,,etc) and Hagu's very pretty face (Many fans loves her!). But I'm greatly struck with the impact of the author's overwhelming picture which her characters (art school students) draw at their whim in this drama. Art students can draw skillful picture but many mangaka can not provide a such skillful picture. But Umino could realize and it makes me feel vividly the pleasant atmosphere of the life of art school students. (by Slash-kun 13/Oct/2002)

"Hachimitsu to clover vol.1" (Takarajimasha) Mar/2001 8.6
This is her first comics though she is now most popular and noticeable djska in Japan. I don't know why she has not issued commercial comics by now, but so many fans have been waiting it for long time. This is not m/m work, but many art college male students appear and their funny atmosphere / relationship resembles "Kamamoto Ken-ichi 15 sai" by Fuyuki Katou, so I'd like to recommend this to many yaoi fans who like such m/m friendship stories. Umino's art is very modern / contemporary & fashionable / cool (off beat taste) and her comedy sense is very excellent (especially the author uses Personal Computer Culture very effectively). I wish she would write serious m/m (and explicit) stories!!! (by Slash-kun 11/Feb/2001)

"BLACK JACK in SLAM DUNK vol.4" (djs) Dec/99 ** 8.65
The last volume of the Crossover parody of "BLACK JACK" & "SLAM DUNK". Maki finally decides to call for Fujima who once left him. Story:(Fujima is working as a doctor at a hospital in the country of the southern hemisphere after he left Maki who was crazy about revenge for his mother. Maki comes to meet him and finds Fujima can not stand up by accident. Maki takes Fujima to his house and makes Fujima to train of rehabilitation. On the day of Christmas, everyone gathers in Maki's house and Fujima realizes Maki's permanent/constant love by child-Fujima's face). Very dramatic final episode. The author avoided detailed & severe description of the love & hate days when Make and Fujima lived together but it made this story very fantastic. The episode using "hermit crab" is very impressive!! The author is really good at using very small things in our usual life. (by Slash-kun 16/Jun/2002)

"BLACK JACK in SLAM DUNK vol.3" (djs) Dec/98 * 8.65
The third volume of the Crossover parody of "BLACK JACK" & "SLAM DUNK". The days of college/dormitory of Maki and Fujima. Story:(Fujima begins to open his mind to Maki and tells his day of childhood to Maki. Maki takes Fujima to the restaurant before winter vacation because Fujima does not have home to return...). Very lovely and sensitive episode like Fumi Yoshinaga. Some female djska are very good at the episode of "eating (in daily life)" and Umino is a very good/sharp observer of usual ordinary life, too. "Fairy-tale-style" art is cute but the theme is really deep and realistic/persuasive. I can understand that people often say this series is one of greatest djs in Japan though there is no sex scenes.... (by Slash-kun 16/Jun/2002)

"BLACK JACK in SLAM DUNK vol.2" (djs) Dec/97 * 8.65
The sequel of the Crossover parody of "BLACK JACK" & "SLAM DUNK". The days of college/dormitory of Maki and Fujima and short episode Maki's and child-Fujima's small quarrel & reconciliation. Story:(Maki and Tsuchiya are friends and medical students who are living in dormitory. When Tsuchiya is talking with Maki about Maki's fastidious roommate, Fujima, Fujima falls down from the tree and gets injured...). In this djs, the author shows her favorite mangaka who have strong influence on the author besides Osamu Tezuka & Takehiko Inoue. Fujima and Tsuchiya faces come from "11 nin iru" and "Torma no Shinzou" by Moto Hagio, the cover pic from "Hoshi no Tokei no Liddle" by Yoshimi Uchida! (famous mangaka for really very excellent art) and titles from various famous shoujo manga. Umino is called "Queen of djs" now in Japan and her djs are very expensive but it is very natural that she has studies a lot from many great mangaka and makes progress greatly their legacy by her own way. (by Slash-kun 16/Jun/2002)

"BLACK JACK in SLAM DUNK - BLUE on BLUE No.14" (djs) Dec/96 * 8.6
The long parody of "BLACK JACK" by Osamu Tezuka using the characters of "SLAM DUNK" by Takehiko Inoue issued from her circle, "BLUE on BLUE". Story:(BLACK JACK, Maki is a genius doctor living alone in the house on the hill by the sea. He operates the genius boy, Hanagata with malignant tumor on his belly. The tumor is really an another boy and has kept supporting lonely Hanagata. Maki saves a tumor and give it the human body which resembles his old friend, Fujima who was roommate in dormitory. Fujima works hard at rehabilitation training to seek out Hanagata with Maki. One day Fujima finds the old picture of Fujima in broken photo frame. He goes to town to buy new frame and has an serious traffic accident. He unconsciously listens the voice of Hanagata...). Very impressive story and art! Especially the scenes of the cooking by BLACK JACK and Fujima is really cute. Umino's art is very artistic and it looks like very fine picture book for children (The child Fujima face is really lovely and it exceeds original manga by far). (by Slash-kun 16/Jun/2002)

Urara
"Boku no Naisho" (Shoubunkan) Jul/2002 *** 8.3
Short shota stories (Hero supports to get rid of the water-phobia of his classmate by fearful experience from drowning but he feels sexual arousal at his classmate's distress / The guy who starts live single finds good apartment where very cute boy lives next door / A student tries to wear female dress to become his private teacher's pet / The private teacher makes his student wear the bunny girl costume as punishment of late coming / Student refuses wearing female dress and asks his private teacher to accept him as he is / Two boys who have enjoyed childish playing like minicar try more adolescent playing / A student saves another student who is molested n a crowded train / A twin brothers love same classmate and enjoy threesome sex / Two homosexual rival students try to comfort their idol student who is jilted by woman). First book of this author. The process to making love is simple and easy because the author is male mangaka who mainly assists male mangaka who write porno - Lolicon manga for male readers. Most stories are erotic but lovely and funny with a little sweet & painful feeling. The uke characters are very cute!! The atmosphere is very tender/tame and jolly as compared with Tsumugi Kyuta, Minion or Hindenburg who sometimes write very dark and insane stories. (by Slash-kun 30/Jun/2002)

Urushibara Yuki
"Mushishi vol.2" (Koudansha) Feb/2002 8.5 *
The sequel of this first volume. Five tremendous unique fantastic short stories about Mushi-shi (the man who can control insects/worms) at old rural district in Japan. The author's insight for imaginary world seems to grow up more and her talent of art becomes richer and deeper! Two stories, "Yama Nemuru" and "Ame ga Kuru Niji ga Tatsu" are m/m friendship stories. For writing about old mythical rural (sometimes conventional) japanese things, Akiba Oze and Yuki Urushibara are my favorite female mangaka though their art is not beautiful/aesthetic like fantasy mangaka of Hakusensha! (by Slash-kun 10/Mar/2002)

"Mushishi vol.1" (Koudansha) Nov/2000 8.4
The very impressive and mysterious fantasy of "mushishi" (magician of "mushi" - ghost and primitive existence of all animals) like "Bio-Luminescence" by Shima Soyogo from Raport. She is same person as "Shima Soyogo". She has written very few titles but has great talent of fantasy and her art is very unique like "Reiko Okano". At her postscript, she decided to stop her manga career and become to be ordinary office worker (salary man) if her last contribution title would not win. But before the day of her entrance to the company, she heard the news of her prize and she becomes to be able to continues her "Mushi story" at very excellent SF magazine, "Afternoon" of a major publisher, Koudansha. I'm very glad to know this fortunate fact and very relieved at not losing this great talent.(by Slash-kun 15/Apr/2001)

Uzumaki Naruto
"Mokuyoubi ni Mouichido" (Shoubunkan) Dec/2001 8.6 ***
Very erotic short stories with adult guys (The president of advertising? company and model of underwear / The public detective and his lodger, cousin who works as a party boy / Teacher who has a broken heart and pool guard boy who was his student before / Guarantor(co-signer) who is chased by Yakuza and Yakuza's lover boy / The boss and his employee at a private detective office /The salesmen of dishonest company (crooked traders) / The manager of coffee shop and his waiter who worked at gay bar). All stories are very interesting though they are short stories and this book is the author's first comics. Her art is very masculine (Gekiga-style) like Tetsuo Hara who writes "Hokuto no Ken",,etc (tall and very muscular strong macho guys) but not like male gay artist style (ie. not "Hige Kuma style (not like bear & without beard)". The sex scenes are very hard but a lot of humour. If you like "Gakuran Tengoku" by Inuhiko Murano or Shushushu Sakurai, Jun Kajimoto or Hiro Hira, you will be fond of this writer, too!!! (by Slash-kun 23/Nov/2001)

Wada Ippo
"Koibito no Nedan" (Ohkura Shuppan) Feb/2001 8 ***
Various funny short stories (Prince of Arabia & ordinary business man / student of Master family and student of his servant family / young business man & middle age one). Her art is skillful and characters are enough attractive and the plots have unique & funny ideas but there are some lacks of enough explanation that the readers can not understand easily & soon and some serious mistakes of Kanji. I think the editors should check more carefully though they don't have enough time before publication. It's so regretted that many reader will stop reading when they would find some difficulty / mistakes though this author has a lot of talent. (by Slash-kun 24/Feb/2001)

Watanabe Taeko
"Mouhitotsu no 9 gatsu" (Shougakukan) Aug/97 8.3 **
Three short stories. First story is m/m stories of boys and second one is m/m friendship comedy with fake coming out performance and last one is a little brother incest story (but not explicit). All stories are very interesting. The author says she liked the animation, "Romio no Aoi Sora" (it influenced so many shota djska very much) before writing first story. So heroes' characters of both stories may be similar....(by Slash-kun 10/Jun/2001)

"We are" (Shougakukan) Dec/95 8.2 *
Two stories. First one is m/m friendship story (the encounter between Mizuki and Akira who will be very popular young idol star), the side story of "Hajime chan ga Ichiban". Very sensitive and dramatic story. (by Slash-kun 20/May/2001)

"Ame ni Niteiru" (Shougakukan) Dec/92 8.2 **
Two stories of students. Only first one is m/m tragedy between very lively student who is very good at football and intelligent one who has serious illness. This story may be side story of long series "Hajimechan ga Ichiban!". Good & beautiful story but a little too short. (by Slash-kun 13/May/2001)

Yamada Kanan
"Ozaki san to Kusumoto kun" (Kousai Shobou) Sep/2001 8.3
To tell the truth, I don't like "Pinky Teens" series from Kousai Shobou, which is modern young m/f romance stories. But this book is unexpectedly interesting because this has unique theme (the difference between the woman who is loved so much by men and the woman who is loved so much by women). So this (aggressive and a little manly) heroine is not loved by only his boy friend (ordinary and a little weak) but also by her girl friends (there is explicit lesbian sex scene - the sister of her boy friend seduces heroine). It is odd that his manga was serialized in the magazine, "Manga Bangaichi" issued from "Core Magazine" but the book is issued from different publishers (I don't know the reason). It may be why this story is a little unique compared with other "Pinky Teens" books.... (by Slash-kun 08/Oct/2001)

Yamada Mario
"Akuma de Omocha" (Houbunsha) Sep/2002 *** 8.6
Very hilarious short comedy series of office workers (sexual harassment section chief & fresh employee) and 4 koma powerful comedy series of the strange family. The story of two series: (Junta Asou has just 6 months experience as office worker but has a great problem now. His supervisor, the section chief, Yuugo Toba shows Asou very obscene PC composite photograph of Asou. Then everyday such photo with hot letters on his desk bothers Asou but they have been done by the subsection chief, Aono. Toba saves Asou from Aono's rape. Toba asks Asou which Asou is S or M. But Asou is lost in wild lewd fancies but Toba gives the shirt of middle size to Asou and the key of Toba's room to live together.../ Father brings new wife to his son after 4 years of his wife's death. But new wife turns out to be male student and he loves the son very much....). The author's first yaoi book (She already issued comedy book about office women, "Super OL, Baka Onna no Saiten" from Houbunsha). Her comedy sense is very sharp & unique with a lot of ideas! The author is very familiar with the japanese companies' traditional culture which is sometimes very ridiculous. And she could success to use the yaoi culture (trauma of child, father & son incest, Teacher and student, Male mother, precocious baby,,,etc) as family 4 Koma comedy like "C!!" by "Kotarou Sorishimazu". The chief, Toba is so sexy guy (He resembles "Naoe" of "Mirage of Blaze") who is clever, able, cool and lustful. Asou is silly, always shouting by anger for the sexual harassment by Toba but very sexy and funny. If you are working in the office, you may feel sympathy for this comedy very much! I want to read more Asou & Toba series! (by Slash-kun 05/Oct/2002)

Yamada Mutsuki
"Mizu to Utsuwa" (Shinshokan) Jun/2002 * 8.5
The long mysterious series of the beautiful doll craftsman and worldly priest. The story: (The priest asks the doll craftsman to make a doll for the daughter of the big merchant house. The dolls by the craftsman is known to be too beautiful but empty for ghosts to possess easily. The daughter begins to recover her human look by the doll / The episode when they met for the first time. Very weird incidents with dolls often occurs and priest finds a craftsman is burning his dolls. He is a adopted son of the very famous doll craftsman, Unosuke Jr. The doll saves the grudge of the little girl / The old man retired from the management of the big stores asks the craftsman to make a doll like his dead wife / The ghost of the prostitute haunts the doll and watches the wife and husband with bad terms. She was bad woman but becomes to want settling their dispute / The craftsman hits a slump and wonders he is a doll of his father or not because he has no memory before his father adopted him. He wants to see his father's doll and nearly becomes mistress of the rich merchant who has a doll but fortunately - for the priest- he fails. He is haunted by the ghost but the priest saves him by very drastic trial. He knows unexpectedly his father's episode by priest's friend...). I'm very surprised to know the author can write graceful Edo era story like "Akiko Hazu", "Shungiku Nakamura", "Eri Kawamura" "Youko Iwasaki" or "Tomoyo Sakuma". The story is very impressive and dramatic (funny angst & subtle friendship between arrogant craftsman and wild priest is very interesting!!), and the characters of doll craftsman and pries are very unique (especially wild & dirty priest is very fresh for female manga). In this volume the author suggests doll craftsman and priest have very complex background, so I'm very looking forward to the next volume!! (by Slash-kun 28/Sep/2002)

Yamada Naito
"Beautiful World" (Shoudensha) Mar/2000 8.4 **
The author is the most avant-garde female mangaka now like Tada Yumi in 80's. Her art expression is totally new and very fresh and revolutionary (I think she uses graphical software like "Photoshop". She recently starts such effect like this comics and often uses it or keeps it by now). Her expression makes her art like modern (like "avant-garde photograph" or "acid art" not like ordinary lady's comics). Of course her story is very abstract/sensuous (full of metaphor/parable expression) & modern/pop/punk and unique atmosphere. The characters are very fashionable (at least for me...) and very cool though they are a little dirty. Therefore many of her fans are artists or intelligent people rather than primary fan of manga (manga fan by nature). BTW besides hero's couple, there are another homosexual couple and their names are "Stay and Cisco". It means the author is also a fan of "Cisco Kataru and Tasuko Stay, Kataru's best partner of her djs"! (by Slash-kun 28/Oct/2001)

"ero mala - LES MALADIES EROTIQUES" (East Press) May/97 *** 8.6
Various short erotic surrealistic stories including m/m story serialized on magazine, "Reijin" of Takeshobou (The guy with his dead lover & long repentance since his childhood finds a girl who wants to save from rapist / Easy settlement of love triangle of young people / A orphan girl tries to become idol woman for his father who dump her mother / The young lover of the intelligent famous guy wonders why only he is so happy in the car under the blue sky / The boy's erotic daydream of his female teacher) and one long story that mysterious modern love-disease like AIDS ruins the world and kill the young people silently. Very impressive rough & free drawing using personal computer. The author may be affected by the french cinema, "Mauvais Sang" by Leos Carax and these stories create unique french/ennui & stylish atmosphere. The author's primitive expression of private parts looks very romantic and fantastic there. If Cisco Kataru makes the readers feel the vivid mood of nowadays young people by words, Naito Yamada can do it by her *art*. (by Slash-kun 13/Oct/2002)

Yamada Sachiko
"Shisenyoku" (Shoubunkan) Aug/2001 8.5 ***
Her first comics. Unique BDSM short stories (Her uke likes being forced to make very ashamed posture and being seen by others her seme does not his own penis, but tools like vibrator, the urethra tube,,etc). The author seems to have deep knowledge and good taste for western art/writers like Gustave Moreau、Denis Cooper and her words are very suggestive and intellectual. So her artists' stories, "Hyougensha" (strange relationship among three art school students), "Usuyami ni Kaeru" (insane realization of the old memory by the athlete who worked as a model of St. Sebastian when he was elementary school boy and the son of his artist) are especially very exciting and unique. Her uke is very tough and strong mentally like saints though he is masochist. And the author lets me know the arrow to saints symbolize "the penetration to anus". I'm very impressed! (by Slash-kun 02/Sep/2001)

Yamada Yugi
"Warera no Mizu wa Doko ni Aru" (Houbunsha) Jun/2002 *** 9.2
Human comedy masterpiece! about the man who comes Tokyo to find the missing student. The story: (Itaru Abe is asked by his father to find Tatsuhiko Sendou who disappears in Tokyo - Sendou group is the very big family in the country and Itaru and his father have been deeply indebted to Sendou family. And Itaru had taken care of Tatsuhiko very much like Tatsuhiko's elder brother at their childhood. Then Tatsuhiko often said he would get married with Itaru in the future. But Tatsuhiko's mother died and new second wife of his father made Tatsuhiko enter the boarding school of Tokyo though Tatsuhiko refused and cried so hard. Itaru sent many letters but no response. 10 years passed - Itaru asks his old friend, Seiichi Terasawa, the private detective to find Tatsuhiko. Terasawa suggests the woman working in the cabaret with rumor about the students of the prestige school. Itaru finds two students at cabaret and he think one cute student, Shinji Chino as Tatsuhiko. But another wild & tall student gets angry and takes Itaru to the hotel. Tatshiko is completely changed and becomes very dangerous guy....). Yamada makes very splendid drama! It's almost perfect. She is really queen of human-drama like "Keisuke Kinoshita" who is the authority of human comedy or Charles Chaprin, the french movie director of "Kids", so now Yamada may have outdone her master, Satosumi Takaguchi in making elaborate & delicate drama. Her adoption of the mysterious comparison of "the two couples who engaged marriage in the future but have obstacle and severe past memory" is really tactful & skillful! And her characters (Itaru is a very miser and Tatsuhiko is really changed but very erotic and fashionable! Terasawa seems very irresponsible and Chino's sister, Yukie is so ferocious!) are very interesting and attractive. The art is also very impressive (The tears of Tatsuhiko is really heart-breaking!!) and timing of the turing the comedy scene and serious/lyric one is so superb!! Her way of japanese language is also wonderful with a lot of wit. I think this story is really masterpiece if it is not yaoi. So I wish many general people to read this even if they are not interested in yaoi stories!! (by Slash-kun 17/Aug/2002)

"Hatarakimasen!" (Tokuma Shoten) Feb/2002 8.5 ***
Funny story of young editor, Shiomi who has just entered small publisher. Shiomi respects his boss so much but the publisher goes bankrupt. Then Ikeuchi who is very excellent student and Shiomi's junior at college, proposed Shiomi to live together and not to work like Ikeuchi's wife. Shiomi gets angry and starts to work at new editing agency office with his elder editors. But Shiomi often fails his work because of his youth and various people (The famous popular mangaka, designer and elder editor) interfere the love of Ikeuchi who begins to work with Shiomi as a temporary working student...Yugi always expresses very well the funny and complex relationship among many various characters. Very skillful and stable storyteller and has always done sure-fire works. I'd like to give her the title, "the queen of human drama like Keisuke Kinoshita (who was very famous old director of family life drama)" but I'm afraid no one understand my joke because no current japanese young people remember him and no his fans are interested in yaoi manga....(by Slash-kun 26/Jan/2002)

"Yarashii Hirusagari" (Takeshobou) Jul/2001 8.65 ***
Very good short stories issues from Takeshobou as Reijin comics for the first time (so I expected this may be more erotic than other her works but was not....). In this comics, the author's talent seems to be more grown up than ever. Her every character is always upset and exciting (too much emotional), so they often cry and slap/smash/smack their partner as if the author adores such men who can express their passionate feelings definitely even with violent ways which most women can not. She is very good at expressing middle aged couples as well as young students' but I think her funny & melancholic expression (like being ashamed of his homosexual preference a little) will be more excellent when the characters are middle age men (sometimes dirty and hopeless) because they are giving up longing for the silly dreams and have tenderness to accept the various sight/view/thought like homosexual preference. Highly recommended. (by Slash-kun 24/Jun/2001)

"Mizu Nurumu" (Houbunsha) Jun/2001 8.45 ***
Two long stories (one is "Oyaji Uke" and another is about her usual character, gay boy, Naoki). Especially first series is very interesting for me because I'm very fond of the combination of unhappy (a little timid and vulnerable) middle age man and stupid & wild young man. There are a lot of subtle funny expressions and it reminds me of "Ichiko Ima". (by Slash-kun 10/Jun/2001)

Yamagata Satomi
"Three Quarter (Three Quarters)" (Houbunsha) Nov/2001 8.5 ***
Her first comics. One long series and three short stories. For one long story, the author finds very unique theme! Yaoi readers often think the friendship is superior to ordinary m/f romance and the hero of this story also love guy who is his good friend and does not treat hero as a just sexual companion. So hero always lose his interest in homosexual guys who want to make love with him and will be in troubles of love with his heterosexual friends. Then hero meets the very cool guy who regards the girls who want to make love with him as a nuisance... Her art is delicate & modern (fashionable) and catches the mood of young japanese boys of today well. I'm very looking forward to her next works! (by Slash-kun 10/Nov/2001)

Yamagishi Ryouko
"Ao no Jidai vol.4" (Ushio Shuppan) Sep/2000 8.5
The second half of this book is re-issue of "Bokushin no Gogo" (Yamagishi's titles are often re-issued from different publishers! sigh...), but this last part of main story is really so interesting and dramatic nevertheless. Every reader should sympathize with Kuchihiko who could not have ever his real own home country. I'm very deeply impressed the author's splendid expression (The heroine, Iyo weeps though she did not even when Himiko died). And heroine Iyo also praises Kurootoko, Shibi who works as an undertaker/gravedigger which had been despised for long time in Japan. Yamagishi belongs to old generation female writers, so I think she wants to appeal such discrimination is so stupid and unreasonable. Of course I also belongs to old generation, so her ending satisfies me very much! (by Slash-kun 30/Aug/2001)

"Ao no Jidai vol.3" (Ushio Shuppan) Apr/2000 8.35
Yamagishi's story is interesting because her villains are not superficial. They have complex feelings and have pathetic/reasonable cause to commit a crime. We can sympathize with even Himiko and Kuchihiko (the fourth prince) and it makes this story more dramatic&intelligent. (by Slash-kun 30/Aug/2001)

"Ao no Jidai vol.2" (Ushio Shuppan) Jul/99 8.4
The sequel of vol.1. The story becomes more & more interesting! I should get next volumes soon!! The author is really really good story teller!! (by Slash-kun 11/Aug/2001)

"Ao no Jidai vol.1" (Ushio Shuppan) Jan/99 8.35
Unique historical story about Himiko who was a queen (prophet) of ancient Japan. I like her historical stories very much because her unique interpretation will be more distinguished (remarkable) when they are historical ones. Her people who are real person in history are very humane and sometimes very selfish and stupid. But the readers including me, want to read the story of such humane persons which is not found in many historical books or text book of history for students. (by Slash-kun 11/Aug/2001)

Yamaji Ebine
"Indigo Blue" (Shoudensha) Dec/2002 *** 8.6
The sincere lesbian story like the author's previous work, "LOVE MY LIFE". The story:(When Rutsu Nakagawa was a student, she loved female one. She wrote novel instead of confession, then she becomes a professional novelist. She has a male lover, Ryuuji Inui, an editor of her novel but encounters Tamaki Yano, a female editor of art magazines and falls in love with her desperately. Tamaki avoids Rutsu because she does not want to be hurt but Rutsu calls on Tamaki's room without appointment and they finally make love and Rutsu realizes she is lesbian. Rutsu hides from Tamaki because Tamaki is a pure lesbian but keeps relationship with Ryuuji until she will complete her novel though she refuses Ryuuji Ryuuji's proposes of marriage. Rutsu keeps writing her novel with her seesawing mind. Tamaki happens to know Rutsu's unfaithful affair through a third person and dumps Rutsu severely. Rutsu confesses her preference to Ryuuji and parts with Ryuuji. Rutsu asks Tamaki to meet again and is allowed. Ryuuji wonders why Rutsu was taken by him and she did not refuse him but Rutsu realizes she could not feel comfortable for his broad-minded love like embrace her securely. Ryuuji resigned her editor and begins to write novels). As her previous work, her unique silent mood with plain pen touch is very attractive. I'm very sorry for Ryuuji but feel relieved a little to know he decides to be a novelist as Rutsu found his talent when they were studying at same class. It's very sincere the author tries to write all the characters very politely with a lot of respect. (by Slash-kun 23/Nov/2002)

Yamakami Riyu
"Sorewa Yappari Ai Kamone" (Tokuma Shoten) Sep/2002 *** 8.43
The long funny love romance series of the students (cool & sly honor-roll uke and wild & idle seme) but with very delicate feelings. The story: (Minobu Kuraki is a very strict student and a chairperson of disciplinary committee. He and Rin Ichinose, the most delinquent student are supposed to be like cat and dog! But in fact they are lovers. Ichinose has persuaded Kuraki to be his lover since he saw the tears of Kuraki. But Ichinose is afraid Kuraki really does not love him because Kurai always scolds him and looks displeased though Kuraki dose not refuses the sex with him. Ichinose realizes Kuraki's love through his girl-friend trouble but he feels an unreasonable jealousy when he knows Kuraki and his brother-in-law have committed incest...). The story is a sort of typical comical school romance but I really enjoy this because the author's characters are very attractive (Blunt Kuraki's unexpected behaviors are really interesting & cute!!) and their sweet angst feelings are very well written. The hair style of Ichinose is also very cool and stylish!! (by Slash-kun 11/Aug/2002)

Yamakami Riyu & Ikaruga Sahara
"Tokimeki no Seitokaishitsu" (Biblos) Sep/2002 *** 8.35
School romantic comedy of two couples in the student council. The story: (Suou Minamoto is the chairman student of the student council is a sort of idle in the school and his friend from his childhood, a chief secretary, Rikiya Kaidou has always acted unique role to declaration of love to Suou's boy friends when Suou wants to part them. Rikiya feels tired with such role and tries to stop Suou's unfaithful attitude but Suou finds again very cute new boy friend, Shinobu Fujieda who comes for the budget for broadcasting club to Suou.../ Fujieda visits student council room to demand the budgets for his broadcasting club and meets with Naohisa Akutsu who is the vice-chairman student. Fujieda has a crush on him but accepts Suou's fake proposal for the budget....). For the author, this series is the first experience as writing manga based on the novel (with story provided by novelist). Therefore the plot is tactful/skillful, but there is a little lack of usual "sensitivity/heartrendingness" felt for Yamakami's works. But the readers who are fond of funny & happy-go-lucky school romances, this book will be well received and there are good hot sex scenes. I love the cruel & cool character very much, so enjoy the scenes that Akutsu suffers hardship to make love with too childish Fujieda. Biblos feels Akutsu very much. The original novel (has been issued from Hakusensha as Hanamaru bunko) is very popular among young readers and they are also the main readers of Biblos magazines. So this trial is very good strategy for Biblos but I feel a little dissatisfaction with such easy/unsurprising combination...(by Slash-kun 14/Sep/2002)

Yamane Ayano
"Finder no Hyouteki" (Biblos) May/2002 8.68 ***
The author's first comics. The long series of unique strained/uptight relationship between news photographer for scoop and mysterious mastermind guy of yakuza and other three short comedy (A cute student is saved from molester in the train by cool chairman student with eye glasses who has aimed at him / students who often quarrel suspect their fathers may be lovers and begin to investigate them / police special team of the people with supernatural power). The author's art is very cool & erotic with elaborate screen tone work! Her adult seme characters are very cool & dangerous (The author is very good at drawing yakuza guys!!) and the sex scenes are very explicit & hard with BDSM taste. Her students and fantastic heroes are enough good but I'd like to read her yakuza characters best!! (by Slash-kun 16/Mar/2002)

Yamano Kitsune
"BREAK DOWN" (Shoubunkan) Apr/1998 8.25 ***
Her? first yaoi comic (She seems that she has written adult porn manga for men as usual). So her characters are a little plump like girls in porn manga. But they are not girlish and more sexy than too thin unrealistic characters. First long story is about Senpai-Kouhai mono in high school basket ball club (Toshishita seme like "Yasashikushite yasashikushinaide" by Miki Ogura). The others are short stories (brothers incest / boys shota story / teacher and pupil - teacher is very attractive! The author may not like to draw adult guy but I think her adult character is very sexy and cool. I want her to write adult characters more). Her sex scenes are very erotic and explicit!! (by Slash-kun 31/Mar/2001)

Yamato Nase
"Magical Travel BOY" (Biblos) Jun/2002 *** 8.48
One long fantastic series of magicians like "Harry Potter story" and three short stories (The student enters the hospital by his fracture and tries to be friend of another blunt patient at the next bed with mental illness rapes him.../ The student misses the final episode of his favorite animation. He finds his handsome classmate also likes same animation and has similar otaku preference. They begin to make djs of the animation together.../ The student enters the basket ball club at high school but there he meets the person who he hates the most in the world with very disgusting memory at basket club of their junior high school...). All are shota taste stories. The story of the long series: (Marl is a student of magician's school. He comes to the earth by his school excursion but he is totally fascinated by a street performer, Kazu Taira and fails to return to his school bus. Kazu turns out to be a man on the run in the magicians' world and he kidnapped Marl as a hostage. But Kazu has been charged with a crime he had not committed and teaches Marl magic. Marl falls in love with Kazu and tries to transform himself to be elder man for Kazu...). This is the author's first book from Biblos. All stories are very interesting with very excellent good ideas (She really studies various things - new trend, culture,,,etc) !! Her art seems very innocent/pretty but her seme is really dark/evil and attractive with strong desire and brutality. Her uke is very provoking as usual and its funny (gag/caricatured) picture is so lovely!! I'm afraid she may avoid her adoption of otaku culture/taste for Biblos but she keeps it in this volume though it is minor theme!! Yamato is a new writer for Biblos but seems now to be a box-office star of Biblos magazine because of her motto, "Do the best even if very stupid stories without corner-cutting!". (by Slash-kun 11/Aug/2002)

"STEADY STUDY" (Outou Shobou) Apr/2002 *** 8.4
The long comedy series of intelligent university student with irresponsible appearances and a slow student preparing for an examination of same university with serous/diligent appearances. The story: Easy student, Kiyoshi Iijima is working at dull&insanitary chinese restaurant becomes good friend with earnest/industrious student, Shinji Tsuruta. Shinji misunderstands Iijima as a "permanent part-timer". But Iijima can't tell the truth (He is a student of the university where Shinji wants to enter) because Shinji has a great pressure to enter the difficult university by his father and elder brother who could not enter it....The plot is very interesting/funny as usual author's stories! The stupidness of Shinji (He mistakes Angel's coefficient for Angel's coefficient!) and nastiness of Iijima (He often writes too difficult Kanji for chinese dishes) are really hilarious! The author is really idea woman! Iijima is very wild & cool guy and new character (new trial/challenge) for the author but I like him. (by Slash-kun 25/May/2002)

"FAN vol.2" (Outou Shobou) Apr/2001 8.4 ***
The ordinary student, Youhei can become a lover of a very cute but unique idol star, Satomi. He manages to overcome the various obstacles against their love...I'm very fond of this story because the both characters, Satomi and Youhei are not so cool and genius. They have a lot of faults (Youhei has abnormal preference to love shota boy and Satomi's work is not so cool). But it makes them really attractive. And I also like the author's maniac passion to create the various funny ideas of Satomi's wearing for disguise (I love any kind of mania!). I think she really loves such whole-body-clothes for shota boy! (Me too) (by Slash-kun 02/Jun/2001)

"Dear. Gentle Papa" (Tokuma Shoten) Feb/2001 8.3 ***
Long romance of unique two couples (child and high school student / high school classmate and child's father) and one short story (Ninja boy and his Lord - executive business adult man). Both are very funny. Especially first long romance has unique & interesting plot that both younger partners are stronger & more lively and reliable and often control weaker elders. Many readers can enjoy this very much! (by Slash-kun 10/Mar/2001)

Yashiki Yukari
"Romance to Innocence" (Gentousha) Nov/2002 *** 8.6
The long romance between two lonely but contrasting students who both get a situation at their family. The story:(Osamu Uno enters the residential boys high school because he is disinherited by his father. Uno's mother betrayed Uno's father and dumped her family. Uno appeared in the TV show to appeal his mother for coming back. His trial failed but he fell in love with TV cameraman. They were loving seriously but Uno's father did not allow it. Uno wants to start his new life at new school and find new lover. Uno enters photograph club and has a crush on very cool condisciple, Keisuke Noborito. Uno asks Keisuke to be his model of photograph and Keisuke also shows love to Uno. But Uno's roommate of the dormitory, Shinichi Sakurai hates Uno's femineity and Uno feels disgusted at him, too. Uno often wants to flirt with Keisuke but Keisuke fears the exposure of their homosexual relation. And Uno heard Sakurai's quarrel with his father on phone-call about his stepmother. After cold treat by Keisuke, Uno is comforted by Sakurai and they confess their secret - Uno talks about his ex-lover and his father's cut and Sakurai talks about he hates his stepmother and Uno's femineity sometimes makes Sakurai remember her though Sakurai does not hate Uno's homosexuality itself. Sakurai encourage Uno who feels blue because Uno's parents decide formally their devotion, then Uno begins to realize his love for Sakurai...). As the author wrote at her postscript, recent her works never fall short of expectations. Because her plot is very tactful and the delicate description or sharp observation like "fallen leaves of Uno's head after love affair outside" or "the button pulled apart from Uno's shirt by hasty Keisuke" are very persuasive and make good atmosphere for readers' deep impression. Then her quality is always good and the readers are surely moved by her story! It's very great. About this story, I have good impression for the hero, Uno because he is just an ordinary boy. And it's interesting and unique that Sakurai rebukes Uno for Uno's femineity (too romantic, sentimental & coquette) and Uno and Sakurai creates very angst mood in the beginning. Enemy character, Keisuke is also very effective! And the author's well-turned expression of "taking photograph" is effective, too. All her set-up are very skillful! If I am allowed to wish so much, I want Sakurai shows more affection for Uno earlier and they should make love in this book (Uno only kisses with Sakurai though he made love with Keisuke..). But if the readers are not hung up on sex, they should be moved by this very dramatic story. (by Slash-kun 21/Dec/2002)

"Koi suru Shunkan" (Tokuma Shoten) Jul/2002 *** 8.4
The long romance of the student couple, elder uke and younger seme. The story:(Eiji Kamizato is a college student who has often been jilted by his girlfriends. A high school student, Kou, a classmate of "Eiji's younger brother, Kenji" always comforts and encourages Eiji. Eiji wonders Kou just only sympathizes him or loves him but Kenji says Kou has kept yearning for someone secretly since 4 years ago....). It's very interesting that both Eiji and Kou are not so cool and have some faults. They often have quarrels at trifles but soon feel down and apologize and become reconciled. This story is not so dramatic/impressive (heartbreaking) like other stories of this author but I could enjoy very much this light funny romance of present-day students which may be a challenging work for the author! (by Slash-kun 30/Jun/2002)

"Tsugou no Ii Kimi" (Shinshokan) May/2002 *** 8.48
The long dramatic amnesia story about the couple of a student and male companion of host club who live together. The story:(A student between schools and permanent part-timer, Katsuzou tries to kill Tomoki, his unfaithful lover who is a lady-killer and works at the host club when Katuzou is asking Tomoki to part with. Katsuzou hits severely Tomoki's head, then Tomoki falls into amnesia and turns to be a very sincere & tender guy. Katsuzou is very glad and lives with new Tomoki but begins to remember old Tomoki who had been very tender for Katsuzou when they became couple and started living together and gradually regret his arrogant & selfish action to forget it...). Very dramatic and impressive story that goes to the readers' heart! The author expresses very well the transit of the feeling of Katsuzou and the way Tomoki treats Katsuzou very fiendishly/roughly/rudely though Tomoki is very sweet for his female customer (but the reader can find that Tomoki really loves Katsuzou). The author makes effort to provide enough persuasiveness to the story with delicate & elaborate facts (Tomoki finds his room key unconsciously...) for the readers to empathize with the characters easily. The author is really good at making excellent yaoi stories!! (by Slash-kun 01/Jun/2002)

Yorita Saemi
"Beans Camp" (Shinshokan) Apr/2002 8.6 ***
Unique fantastic comedy of the triplets who are reincarnation of "gods of wild boar of Indian myth". The triplets, Seiji, Shuri, Kouichi of Sakuraba family have magical power to see through the future or ghost of the human. One day Shuri is scolded by Kouichi because Kouichi saw Shuri's making love with guy. Only Kouichi hates homosexual men though Seiji also has sexual relationship with man. Then Shuri tries to pretend Kouichi and seduce the staff of convenience store, Takashi Kuroki for revenge. But Kuroki is possessed by "the god of sneak of Indian myth" who put a curse triplets when they became human by punishment....Very interesting situation (The adaptation of indian myth reminds me the fantasy of Shio Satoh and the father-son incest relationship reminds me of "Yakusoku no Niwa" series by Kunie Sakai!) and attractive characters but I think the author could not express fully the complex relationship (love & hate) between Kouichi and Takashi. I want the author to write this sequel! (by Slash-kun 13/Apr/2002)

"Chocolate Kiss vol.2" (Futami Shobou) Jan/2002 8.7 **
The main couple of volume 1, Aburai and Shinya move up to the high school and become the chairman student and vice-chairman when they are 2nd grade. Their school council takes a new member of 1st grade, Kanta and Aburai's friend, Fukihara falls in love with Kanta but Kanta misunderstands Fukihara loves Shinya...The couple of Fukihara and Kanta resembles one in her previous comics, "Pika Pika Brand-new day". A little spiteful/malicious elder seme & high-spirited/vigorous and pure younger uke. The author expresses really well the couple like this. And she also describes well strict tea ceremony club in prestige boys school very elaborately, so I can enjoy reading the days of club people very much, too. The face of the characters (Shinya, Kanta, Fukihara) resembles a little one another, so for western manga fans it may be difficult to distinguish them. But her such complex and subtle expression is attractive at same time. If I'm allowed to wish so much, there should be more explicit sexual scenes. Because the contrast of her pretty cute art/characters and their strong desire hidden in their mind is another attraction of Yorita. (by Slash-kun 12/Jan/2002)

"Pika Pika Brand-new day" (Tokuma Shoten) Nov/2001 8.65 **?
One long series of story about temporary workers at "Famiresu" (a family restaurant) and short story of home teacher and his "Yankee"(juvenile delinquent) student. Yorita has been known as very genius and talented mangaka since her debut and her fans are apt to evaluate her too severely and some are afraid that recent Yorita's works lose her early fresh indefinable attraction, but I think this two titles are still very interesting and unique (but not tremendous masterpiece) and challenging (Especially for first long story, the author chooses very common/usual situation like working at family restaurant. The workers are not so unique like "novelists" or "Student chairman" or "artist/editor" but Yorita describes ordinary guys' daily life very vividly. Senior worker, Yasui often teases Shirou who is the classmate of hero, Asahi and also loves Asahi and Yasui's actions are very funny and natural! I prefer the relationship of Shirou&Yasui to of Asahi&Yashi! And at second story, Yorita adopts new type of hero, juvenile delinquent boy, like "Hot road" by Taku Tsumugi or "Rontai-Baby" by Satosumi Takaguchi! and Yorita's foolish Yankee is very very cute & innocent!!). I could really enjoy these stories though there were not enough erotic excitements...(by Slash-kun 23/Nov/2001)

Yoshida Akimi
"YASHA vol.12" (Shougakukan) Sep/2002 * 8.75
The final volume of the long series about genius twins who has been separated by severe fate & dreadful virus-conspiracy. The story:(Sei Arisue is saved by Chinese Mafia, Shin Suu Rin and his fellows. They plans to fight with Amamiya's group and tries to evacuate the people of Ogami island where the base of Amamiya, bio-experimental centre. The father of Rin Amamiya, Kyouichirou deprives Rin of the freedom because Rin tries to interfere Kyouichirou's insane experiment using his wife, Hisako. Sei assaults Amamiya's base but Kyouichirou threatens Sei using Rin as a hostage. Then Sei appears in front of Amamiyas with significant words "Sorry for late" and Kyouichirou tries to cut Sei's the limbs...). Many readers often have dissatisfaction about this series because this series is the next one after "Banana fish" which is very long and so popular masterpiece and readers think the there has been little to choose between the two series. But this final volume is very dramatic and the author shows her great talent (ability by long career) to conclude the long story very well! The author uses the faces of children (Rin and Sei) with tears so many times and it moves me very much (Her art of the faces of the characters looked so thin/sharp but in this volume they become back to normal. Such adjustment is so hard for many mangaka, so Yoshida is really great mangaka to evaluate her own art very objectively). The story is tremendous tragedy but Yoshida sometimes put very funny comical art/jokes to ease the readers dexterously(Especially the last side story, "Okinawa tourist information" by Sei, Rin and Toichi is so funny and tender!). Yoshida also shows her great talent of art about the scenery/nature of Okinawa like Polynesian atmosphere! I'm very looking forward to Yoshida's next challenge. (by Slash-kun 07/Sep/2002)

Yoshikawa Utata
"Haru ni Nareba Kusa no Ame" (Raport) Dec/94 8.45 ***
Long series about the funny guests and employees (All are homosexual and lesbian couples except hero) at the guesthouse (small private hotel) in the country and short m/f romance of the narcotics agent and female animator. I have been moved with the first long series because it is very nostalgic and the reminds me of my good old college student days (Guesthouse owner's partner participated in Scientific club. When I was a student, I participated in Manga club which used a same room with "Science fiction Animation club" together. The room was very dirty and the members - females and males - were living in a mess without changing their clothes for days...). The students usually should find jobs after their graduation but this owner and his partner could continue their free & funny days like students and offer the free place (like Utopia) for homosexual & lesbian guests! Many yaoi mangaka (Shio Satou, Keiko Nishi,Takahide Kamei,,,,etc) have adopted SF club in the college or small private hotel for bachelors or false family of strangers because they want to extend their spring time of life when they could live with their boy friends freely and equally (like popular american TV drama "FRIENDS").... (by Slash-kun 20/Apr/2002)

Yoshiki Aya
"Creme Kakumei" (Kasakura Shuppansha) Nov/2002 *** 8.55
Excellent shota short stories (Rich man adopts a son whose parents are deeply in debt. The son happens to break very expensive vase.../ The neighborhood child and a doctor of animal hospital love each other. The clever dog tries to arrange their sex / The detective who has a sweet tooth and the son of police superintendent chief are very intimate. They try to catch the criminal together / The youngest inferior brother in the famous family of flower arrangement often troubles his elder superior brothers. So he tries to become independent from them, but they don't want it and rape youngest one together / The boy who likes astronomical observation dates with very busy novelist at midnight under a star-filled night sky but the tights of boy get torn.../ The urban spineless boy goes the town of the seaside and meets with very wild elder guy who is very popular among local boys / The boy goes to the ski for the first time with the guy who is very good at skiing but the guy is very busy to teach other girls.../ Young lover is a little dissatisfied with his senior lover's mild sex. Senior suddenly changes into very wild and savage by the sound of a temple bell.../ The sequel of the third story. The detective and son are dating at ice-cream parlors..). Her first book from Kasakura Shuppansha. The author has long career as shota mangaka, so the stories of this book are all interesting, smart/neat and grasp the true nature (essence) of the pleasure of shota stories well(Her child characters are very cute & brave but saucy and gullible. Then adult characters are cunning to presume on it but after all adult characters are twisted around or saved by the pure, single-minded child characters / Good & tolerant adult characters are very popular among many people but only when they are very fiendish, tough child characters can monopolize them). Of course, her sex scenes are very hot and the process to the sex scenes are very natural, persuasive and elaborate! Very professional works. It must satisfy many readers besides shota fans!! (by Slash-kun 7/Dec/2002)

"Kimi no tameni Dekirukoto" (Houbunsha) Oct/2002 *** 8.45
The football club at high school long series with a lot of explicit sex scenes and two short stories (Hero injured the ace player at their tennis club by the accident. Hero tries to apologize him at the match of mixed doubles but their followers interrupt them.../ Very young arrogant TV gourmet critic visits japanese cuisine restaurant. After eating dishes, he rapes and orders the chef to be his private chef). The story of long series(). The long series is typical yaoi story (seme loves uke too much) like Yuu Asagiri or Ariko Kanazawa, so many readers can enjoy it very much & easily. The beautiful but miser uke is very interesting! The couple of the beautiful seme & active cute uke in the first short story is very unique. About last short story, the situation (angst relationship between critic and chef of the japanese cuisine) is also very unique. all characters are attractive but I love the author's angst stories, so I love the cruel seme of the last short story best. (by Slash-kun 16/Nov/2002)

"Silent" (Houbunsha) Mar/2001 8.15 ***
One long comedy about crews of Maritime Self-Defense Force submarine and two short stories (the students, sons of Yakuza / billiard players). It's very interesting that her seme is always wild and cruel though he loves uke very much, but in this comics, its cruelty is not enough except billiard players story. And I wanted to read the more detailed & deep description/knowledge on Maritime Self-Defense Force. (by Slash-kun 18/Mar/2001)

Yoshinaga Fumi
"Seiyou Kottou Yougashiten vol.4" (Shinshokan) Oct/2002 * 8.5
The final volume of the long series about a very delicious patisserie where unique 4 guys are working. The story:(Tachibana can not forget the memory of his kidnapping. He stabbed the kidnapper in his thigh and ran away. Recently there are similar kidnapings around Tachibana. Ono suggests Eiji to learn French language for Eiji's training in France. Ono's sister and Tachibana's ex-girl-friend will be married. Two children kidnapped are found dead. Examining the stomach content, the detectives conclude the kidnapper bought the cakes at Tachibana's patisserie. Tachibana welcomes the detectives and realizes why he opened his patisserie...). Various (dark and bright, serious and funny,,,etc) & complex episodes over various periods & various places produce very indefinable, slow & elegant atmosphere/effect (So I read this many times and could enjoy every time to find new things) like european intelligent avant-garde movies. The author is very good at making nice drama (like splendid sitcom) with various persuasive episodes & situation of our ordinary life. In this story, there are many good & funny expressions making good use of 4 individual characters (Eiji was a delinquent & violent boy, Tachibana was well-born, Ono knows well what men are, Chikage is tender but useless)! What a genius talent of describing the humans she has! The author also often use "comment with *arrow*" like outsider or the author herself is observing and criticizing. The comments are very witty and intellectual! And I'd like admire the author's attitude, researching about "pastry" with a lot of books and her strong pursuit of "delicious dishes" as well as she has been making effort to create/research erotic scenes. The author may be very honest for her desire (including appetite). I'm very happy to know Tachibana realizes why he was hard on Ono at Ono's confession and Tachibana regrets it very much by remembering his old severe trauma at kidnapping. This is final volume but I really want to read this funny and human series forever!! (by Slash-kun 14/Dec/2002)

"1 gen me wa Yaruki no Minpou vol.2" (Biblos) Mar/2002 8.8 ***
Mostly re-issue from her djs. In addition to romantic life of the couple in the first volume, Takaaki Toudou and Kenshuke Tamiya, in this volume there is a new couple of Toudou's younger brother, Hiroaki and his tender & timorous professor, Hisao Itou. This volume does not have strong plot (story line) because most stories are djs and they are very short. But I was rather impressed with very erotic expression & decadent atmosphere (I may prefer this volume to first volume). Of course I could really enjoy the author's typical characters of seme (Takaaki usually does not seem to be sharp but very aggressive at sex / Hiroaki is very calculative but has strange preference - fuke-sen - like old guys) and uke (Tamiya is intelligent/cold/stubborn but often weep at sex / Itou is cute/innocent/scholarly middle age guy) and her enormous usage of jurisprudence term. It's so happy that many readers can read such good djs by commercial book with reasonable price!! (by Slash-kun 9/Mar/2002)

Yoshino Luca
"Bitter Chocolate Kiss" (Houbunsha) Nov/2002 *** 8.6
Short stories including very interesting & excellent group dramas (The boy who fears homosexual sex is saved by a tender guy who lives next door / The chair designer can not stand seeing talented but a little retarded assistant is ill-treated by his lover. Encouraging assistant, designer gradually loves him / Timid teacher is taught by a young, insensitive & arrogant lover, his student to express his true desire / Frigid boy asks tattoo designer to make tattoo painfully / The writer of stories for children who recently lost his dog, finds new guy like dog.../ The violinist who can not find the serious lover is loved by a new member to his band. He fears to show his serious mind / The homosexual but cherry student of dormitory fears to take a bath with other students because he will be easily arousal. He is saved by the chief student who hides his homosexuality / Very lovely sequel of the first story). The author's first book. Very unique & comfortable atmosphere. The characters are plain, calm, sober, silent, vague, mild & slow though the stories are very strong/intense. Especially the author is very good at express of young artistic or music people who are living freely and pleasantly (6 & 7th stories). Resembles "Fuyuki Katou" or "Masumi Moriwaki". And she is also very good at express the sensitive & fragile feeling of homosexual boy who fears his preference will be revealed (If someone says this author is real homosexual guy, I should believe it!). Reading her stories, the reader should feel like appreciating small & familiar happiness. I'm very looking forward to this author's future! (by Slash-kun 7/Dec/2002)

Youya Kyo
"Torawarete" (Taiyou Tosho) Nov/2002 *** 8.4
The long angst PWP series with BDSM shota taste about the boy and his sister's fiendish fiance and early short incest story from djs. The story of the long series: (Mahiro Kurihara has been cherished very much by his sister's fiance, Mikado Ousaka. But Mahiro is greatly shocked to know Mikado dumps his sister. Mahiro intrudes into the marriage meeting of Mikado with a daughter of his company's executive and ruins it. But Mahiro knows Mikado already parted with Mahiro's sister properly and Mahiro barks up the wrong tree. Then Mahiro should do housework for Mikado and the sex for 100 times with Mikado as apology. Mikado keeps to be cruel for Mahiro but Mikado refuses the offer of restoration by the executive's daughter.../ Mahiro's sister asks Mahiro to vacate his room for sister's friend. Then Mahiro should live together Mikado and becomes more lewd and smutty by everyday sex by Mikado. Mahiro fears such change of himself and returns to his sister. But she introduces her friend, Hisayoshi Yokozawa to Mahiro as new roommate. Hisayoshi was dumped by Mikado before and has a grudge against Mahiro.../ Mikado should go a business trip for a week. Mahiro feels strong sexual desire and wants Mikado of his own accord / Hisayoshi plays tricks on Mikado and Mahiro sees the sex scene of Hisayoshi and Mikado. Mikado chases Mahiro desperately / Mahiro refuses too smutty Mikado, then Mikado keep staying at the hotel for 5 days / Mikado is ordered to work abroad by the executive because executive's daughter wants to separate Mikado from Mahiro. And Mahiro's school mate tells to Mahiro his feeling and Mahiro is raped by him and his friends...). The author's first book. At first the author's art did not seem to be so skillful but turns out to be very fresh and erotic like "Level C" by Aoi Futaba & Kuranai Mitsuba after reading! The story is sweet & nonsensical & heavy/intense/deep/passionate/dramatic like "Yuu Asagiri" or "Ariko Kanazawa". The author may know "knack of yaoi" very well (The considerable gap between weak uke like "Tonami" of "WESTEND" and elite cold seme like "Naoe" of "Mirage of blaze" makes her stories very interesting!) . There are a lot of sex scenes and they are very hard. I like long series of the story, so I'm very glad that Taiyou Tosho's editor allows the new writer to challenge long story. I'm very looking forward to her next series! (by Slash-kun 02/Nov/2002)

Yumaru Arisa
"Crasy Dog" (Biblos) Dec/97 8.28 *
The fantastic funny story with shota-taste of very cute baby with dog's ear and tail and his keeper. One day the hero is suddenly caught by the owner of the pet shop owner and is forced to buy the dog. Then a dog is delivered to the hero, but it seems to be a baby of human-being except it has ear and tail like dog...The story resembles the family story (Single father struggles to bring up a child with a lot of efforts) rather than shota story. The author's art is very skillful (the baby is really lovely and cute) though this is her first comics and debut works! (by Slash-kun 09/Sep/2001)

Yumeka Sumomo
"Dousaibou Seibutsu" (Taiyou Tosho) Aug/2001 8.25 **
I think this is her first comics. She has been known as a illustrator of yaoi novels (I know this author by Sayaka Maki's novels) and her art is very romantic/sweet/lovely and beautiful(The excellent rich grey screen tone works is characteristic and her light color art works are so fascinating!!) like Mashiro Minamino or Kulo Kotoeri. The stories are very delicate and subtle (not strong and passionate) like Ichiya Fujisaki, so it may be a little difficult to be accustomed to her unique atmosphere. (by Slash-kun 01/Sep/2001)

Yumeno Otome
"Ashita no Himawari" (Byakuya Shobou) Nov/92 8.4 **
Very unique stories of fresh sumou wrestler which had been serialized on Magazine, "June" from 1987 to 1990. Her first comics. The author loves Sumou very much and I can feel it from her story very well. Her art is simple and not so aesthetic but story is very funny and full of knowledge of Sumou, then even if readers don't know about sumou, they can enjoy this very much. Now sumou is not so popular but 10years ago, sumou was very popular (Even I went to Ryougoku Kokugikan and watched Waka Taka bros. Japanese women began to invade manly habit like horse racing which only wives of rich man could enjoy before. Such women who have same preference as middle aged men were called "Oyaji Gal". It showed the japanese women began to have social power like men) and so many mangakas tried to write about. Reiko Okano also wrote "Shiko Funjatta". But she still keep writing another sumou manga, so I wish Yumeno to keep her sumou manga forever...(I don't know she continues or not) (by Slash-kun 13/May/2001)

Yura Tamaki
"PARTNERS kanzenban(complete version)" (Shoubunkan) Jan/2002 9.5 ***
The reissue of same title from Takeshobou (All five stories are about the 6 gay guys and three stories are newly contained). Yura had written this series from 1992 to 1998 and her revolutionary new works have continued to inspire japanese yaoi maniacs with hard sex scenes and realistic macho bodies (thick wad of muscle and rich body hair) of western guys. In new three stories, 6 members seems to unite stronger and the love of the couple, Dug and Maron has grown on them. After reading this series, we find ourselves adoring their precious friendship/solidarity in lonely merciless/cruel big city like NY or Tokyo and holding warm feelings contrary to their hard sex. (by Slash-kun 16/Dec/2001)

Yuuki Marise
"Kuchiduke" (Tousuisha) Nov/97 8.2 **
Short stories. Her first comics. The author seems to live or have experience to spend in the north area in Japan, so the author often uses the typical things (the company of steamship, Kite of Rebun - Hokkaidou, the fish market of salmon,,etc). This unique things make her sincere & interesting stories more persuasive. If art becomes more detailed and cool, the author will be very popular writer. (by Slash-kun 15/Apr/2001)

Yuuya
"VENUS+" (Biblos) Oct/2002 *** 8.45
The dramatic romance of a fresh idol boy and a charismatic vocalist of a rock band who had been next-door neighbors each other. The story:(Toshiaki Minowa gets the prize at the audition at Hokkaidou by Barnies, the biggest talent agency of idol stars and goes to Tokyo to be an idol star. To tell the truth Toshiaki's right object is "to meet Naoya" who was lived at next door when they were in Hokkaidou. Naoya is now a vocalist of very popular rock group, "Succeed Cover". Toshiaki tries to call Naoya for many times but Naoya is always absent. Toshiaki fails to enter Naoya's mansion by so many fan girls but is saved by Naoya. Naoya says Toshiaki that they should not meet again for their career...). I had not expected a lot because this was "common rock-band story". But I could enjoy this very much because Toshiaki has made great effort to realize his talent to catch up with his lover and Naoya suffers from his too strong & dark desire to monopolize Toshiaki. In mediocre rock-band stories, the hero is so ordinary and wants to be loved by idol rock star without effort and the idol star is too perfect. But this author creates good characters the readers can sympathize easily and a lot! The process Toshiaki becomes an idol boy by audition, lessons, debut,,etc is very interesting and I'm moved by the faithfulness of Toshiaki who gives his work precedence over the love for Naoya. Yuuya is not so hard-core writer or so hilarious comedy writer but she has a very excellent talent of making good drama (Her art is tender but the story is sometimes very strong. At the postscript, author said she intended to write darker or more dangerous/vulgar stories at first. I'd like to read such trial, too!). BTW SF drama that Toshiaki acts in this story seems very interesting. I hope this author to challenge SF next! (by Slash-kun 9/Nov/2002)

"50/50 - Fifty, fifty" (Outou Shobou) Sep/2002 *** 8.41
The fourth sequel book of Etsurou x Minoru series. There are 4 stories about 4 couples including fathers of Etsurou & Minoru (Before the valentine day, Minoru Kihara has a quarrel with Etsurou Morita and thinks of separation from Etsurou because Etsurou decides everything of Minoru's future without consulting. But when Minoru sees Etsurou working by physical labor for a long distance railroad fare, he changes his mind / Kidahashi is studying hard eating chocolate from Hirose for entrance examination. Kidahashi is going to join the trip of graduation if he can pass the exam but he does not come in time / By the competition of regular position in the basket ball club, Fujita envies Hirai and threatens Oosako to reveal Oosako's sexual relationship with Hirai.../ Etsurou's father, Masamune and Minoru's father love each other at japanese postwar's discrimination for western people but they get married with their girl friends...). All stories are interesting! The author makes good, quiet, dramatic & romantic plots for each couple (4 ones) with small usual episodes without any exaggerated situation. I can really enjoy the last story about fathers! (by Slash-kun 26/Oct/2002)

"Love Song ga Kikoeru vol.2" (Outou Shobou) Jul/2002 *** 8.35
The sequel of the rock band musician story after three years' interval. The story:(Tatsuya Horie is now a free guitarist for his training. He is scouted by Hikabe who is younger student but has professional technique of vocal. Hikabe wants to make professional rock group with Tatsuya. Tatsuya decides to accept it in order to be good musician who is equal with Yuuri in some day. But Yuuri gets angry because his manager, Ishii is a father of Hikabe and Ishii wants to devote himself to his son's debut and terminates the produce of Yuuri's band...). Tatsuya seems to be grown up into a very nice guy because he has made great effort to become the reliable man for his lover, Yuuri. He gradually becomes very tall and sexy! The author expresses well Yuuri's embarrassment for such adult Tatsuya. And the author studies well the music business, too! It provides enough persuasiveness to this romance. (by Slash-kun 28/Jul/2002)

Yuzuki Naho
"Tenshi no Kokoro de vol.2" (Shinshokan) Jun/2002 * 8.45
The sequel of thrilling action drama of a son of the yakuza group of Tokyo, "Kuragano" whose brother was killed by enemy yakuza, "Gyuu-kai" but tries to find the peaceful days with his boyfriend. The story:(Takashi is kidnapped by a hit man, Kazuto Hase. Kazu/Kazuto is a son of Kazunari Ogata who is a head of the yakuza group of Hiroshima, "Gyuu-kai". Kazu tries to kill Takashi with his friend, Kenya with a lot of debt by the camouflage of "Homosexual lovers' suicide". But Ryuusei saves Takashi though he is shot by Kazu. Kazu is very complex guy who spent very severe childhood and killed a brother of Ryuusei, Shuusei and hates Takashi has made Ryuusei tender/gentle. Hijiri decides to succeed the head of "Kuragano" from Ryuusei again and lets Ryuusei to be free from his family business...). In this volume, there are very interesting side stories of the days when Kazu was a deserted child and Hijiri lost his Italian mother and was adopted by Ryuusei's father (The Kazu's personal history is so miserable & dramatic/pathetic!!). The author's art of characters is very pretty/lovely but the story is a little cruel with a lot of violence (or fearful psycho character). Such imbalance is very unique and attractive! The author often issues djs of "Kamen rider Kuuga", so her attractive characters make me fun and sometimes remind me of "Kuuga" characters. I'm very looking forward to next volumes! (by Slash-kun 07/Sep/2002)

"Tenshi no Kokoro de vol.1" (Shinshokan) Apr/2001 8.15 **
This author recently changes her name from "Yumaru Arisa" to "Yuzuki Naho". This is an action & criminal story of Yakuza but hero is an ordinary house keeper. When Takashi Nagumo was a high school student, he was attacked by street gangs. But a very impressive & strong guy, Ryuusei Kuragano saved him. After three years, Takashi becomes a house keeper and is suddenly involved in the money trouble of his friend. His friend escapes with a large amount of debt and Takashi is his surety. Then yakuza takes Takashi to their office and demands him to work at house of head of Yakuza as a house keeper until his friend would be found. Takashi meets Ryuusei again there....As this is a first volume and many characters appear, the author can not express the detailed transfer/change of feeling between Takashi and Ryuusei yet. But the story seems to be very interesting and characters are very cool & attractive, so I can fully expect the sequel! (by Slash-kun 14/Apr/2001)

Zaou Taishi
"Koi wa Ina mono Myouna mono" (Shinshokan) Feb/2002 8.4 ***
Unique fantastic students comedy. Masafumi Tamura has dreamed he was making love with male for many times. He has magical power of predictive dream, so he has been afraid he would do so in some day. When he enters high school, he meets the man of his dream, Narumi Seiwa and he keeps avoiding Narumi but Narumi begins to have great interest in Masafumi,,. Masafumi is very cool/stubborn but his embarrassed face is so sexy (I really love the man with eye-glasses) ! I feel a little regret that the author did not write explicit sex scene (but the reader can imagine it...) though the story is very interesting/thrilling! I want the author not to escape from writing it at next time...(by Slash-kun 16/Feb/2002)

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