November 26, 2009
Sumitomo Morizumi – Netcomics – 2009 – 1 volume
I reviewed this for the Manga Recon, so you can check it out over there.
This was one of those rare BL stories that breaks out of a lot of the genre traps and reads more like a josei story. It’s romantic, and touches on issues like coming out to family, planning for the future, working through sexual and emotional issues you don’t see in typical BL stories, et cetera. The age range of the characters also goes from high school to adults, which is nice, too.
Netcomics has been putting out some really high quality BL series lately. Great stuff. This was the author’s first book, and I’d love to see more by her.