Tyrant Falls in Love 7
September 9, 2012
Hinako Takanaga – DMP/June – 2012 – 8 volumes
I had a serious crisis on my hands when this arrived. I knew that the last two volumes of this series were one storyline, and I should just wait until December/January for volume 8 and read both at once. But on the other hand, I love this series to pieces, and what’s the fun in not sitting on a cliffhanger?
There’s some serious drama in this volume. There always is, of course, but it gets turned up to 10 here. Souichi keeps flat-out denying Morinaga, but he is softening up towards him, and seems to be on a road towards accepting their relationship for what it is. Then Morinaga’s old flame Masaki shows up. Things happen. Bad things. Souichi gets very jealous, though nobody tells him this to his face, and Morinaga messes up and gets caught in a lie by Souichi with Masaki. The volume ends with the two of them split apart, Masaki running after Morinaga, and nothing at all in a good place.
On one hand, the humor and spice are gone from this volume, and those are the things I like best in this series. On the other hand, Souichi is still getting to be himself, and that’s never a bad thing. Plus, seriously, this is building up to some massive payoff in the last volume. I still can’t wrap my brain around how all this will go down, so I am dying to read it.
And that’s all I’ve got to say. I think I’ll save the commentary for next time, when I can see what happens to all this. In the meantime, I am both thrilled I got to read a new volume of this and devastated I only got half the story. If you haven’t tried it yet, and you’re into BL, it’s good stuff. Forgive it the first volume, or read Challengers first, but otherwise it’s great. It’s hard not to like personalities as strong as Morinaga and Souichi.