August 18, 2009
Mikiyo Tsuda / Taishi Zaou and Eiki Eiki – DokiDoki – 2009 – 1 volume
I reviewed this volume for the weekly Manga Minis column at Manga Recon, so you can check it out over there.
I was looking forward to this since I enjoyed the other Taishi Zaou volume I read so much (which was… oh man… Living for Tomorrow, it’s sad I had to look that up). Unfortunately, this wasn’t nearly as good, but did still do good things with the relationship between the two boys, so I wound up liking it a lot. But even better, it’s a fictionalized, yaoi-fied version of the story of how Eiki Eiki and Mikiyo Tsuda met, which is completely awesome in a way that supercedes any weaknesses in the actual plot.
Also, Mikiyo Tsuda still draws the best bonus comics of any artist, ever. I will probably continue to read every book of hers simply because I get a big kick out of those.