[Half-assed review] Gelateria Supernova

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Title: Gelateria Supernova

Mangaka: Kitahala Lyee

Completed? Yes (but extra chapter still not translated) || Chapters: 5 + extra

Genre: Yaoi

Two guys meet every weekend in an old gelato shop by the park. The younger one always buy the vanilla flavor, the older guy, whatever flavor he fancied. They eat it outside, then they go to the younger man’s house to have sex.

I’m gonna take a break from reviewing Yuri!!! On Ice for now. I’m still a fan of this show, mind you, but too much fangirling messed up my brain I think, so I need some distraction. Writing the reviews from episodes 1-4 took a toll on my poor fujoshi heart (and the fact that I got tired writing them because they were so fucking long, I’m sure no one read them in their entirety). The latest episodes did not help either. I’m now a 100% slave for Victor and Yuuri.

So, here we are with a manga that tugged at my heartstrings this stormy afternoon. Just the right story to lift my spirits while I’m busy battling colds, cough, mouth sores, and an ear infection. Ugh.

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[Half-assed summary] Ani no Hanashi

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Title: Ani no Hanashi

Mangaka: Ike Reibun

Complete: Yes || Chapters: 3

Genre: Shounen-ai

Fumitaka looks up to his older brother Takahiro: he’s an obedient son, taking care of him and their sickly grandmother while their mother works as a nurse. He’s also good at soccer, and manages to get good grades to boot. Little did he know that his brother has a secret he doesn’t want anyone to know.

This manga is close to my heart; it’s kinda rare to read stuff like this. And I am a fan of Ike Reibun’s totally hot scenes, manly men and very detailed and breathtaking art. Though you won’t read any smexy scenes in this story, but what the heck.

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[Side by side] Seven Days movie and manga

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Title: Seven Days – Monday → Thursday || Seven Days – Friday → Sunday

Mangaka: Takarai Rihito || Author: Tachibana Venio || Director: Kenji Yokoi

Complete: Yes (Manga: 2007 || Movie: 2015–2 parts)

Volumes: 2  || Extra chapter: Seven Days Overflow (released 2013(?), not yet translated in English)

Genre: Shounen-ai

Two boys are popular in this school for two different reasons: Seryou, who was looking for that “special someone,” goes out with anyone who asked him, only to break up with them after a week; Shino, a princely-looking guy that excels in archery, ends up being dumped by girls after knowing what he really is on the inside. One fateful morning at the school gates. Seven days. Will Seryou finally find that “special someone” in Shino?  Will Seryou accept Shino for what he really is?

“My female friends say seven days is long enough for a dream. But seven days were long enough to fall in love.”

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[Half-assed summary] Ito-san

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Title: Ito-san

Mangaka: Kuraka Sui

Complete: Yes || Volumes: 1

Genre: Yaoi

A young prostitute has a regular visitor every Tuesday night (with a weird taste in fashion). He does not hurt him nor force him to have sex though. One day he gives him a suitcase filled with money, and tells him to quit his job and “do what he really wants.” Just who really is he?

Be warned:Yaoi. And aside from spoilers, it’s kinda NSFW. 

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[Half-assed summary] No. 6

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Title: No. 6

Author: Asano Atsuko || Artist: Kino Hinoki

Manga: 9 volumes (35 chapters) || Anime: 11 episodes || Light Novel: 9 volumes

Genre: Science fiction, shounen-ai

Six perfect cities. One boy with an intense curiosity about the world he lives in, and wondering why it feels like there’s something wrong, or why does he feel like he doesn’t fit in. A stormy night, a door left opened. A wounded boy looking for a shelter from the storm. The meeting of these two boys will change the course of their lives from thereon, as well as the fate of the city called No. 6.

I’m going to follow a standard format my reviews from now on, half-assed they may be. This is the first one to be organized in this way (though technically, this is my third review. My first and second [half-assed] review’s here and here). Anyways.

Be warned: spoilers(?) abound.

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