|akanai tobira by suzuki tobira
||[Oct. 13th, 2008|09:12 pm]
I've been enjoying Akanai tobira (The door to the closed mind) by Suzuki Tsuta. It's made up of three stories, each amusing in their own special way. Check out the blurbs of the stories at Baka-Updates. Initially, it was the cover that caught my eye. I loved the pose, the expression, the hand appearing from off screen...Fortunately the art of the manga itself was just as good--I hate it when the cover is lovely and the inside art is totally disappointing. I love how many of the characters are either expressionless or look really disgruntled...And are either wacky or actually disgruntled. The stories? Kinda threw me off at first, but after rereading them I've grown to like them. They are conventional with a bit of a twist.
It's currently being scanlated by Dangerous Pleasure...Hopefully they finish it soon so more people can enjoy it. ♥
First story is my least favorite, partly because the uke's looks really repel me. Doesn't he look...sickly? I dunno, he just icks me out. But what amuses me is that he is such a typical uke in that he gets harassed in the train and ends up pushed into sex, yet is not typical in that he totally relishes any chance he can get with the seme.
The second story is totally my favorite because the uke is hilarious! I love his harried expression:
And his embarrassed expression:
A nice contrast with his normal expressionlessness:
I love that uke had fallen for seme because the girl he liked was obsessed with the seme, and in accompanying her in her obsession he became obsessed with seme. XD And that the "princely" seme turns out to be a bit of a sadist.
The third story is just pure comedy gold. I love love love this entire scene. How does a simple "hi" turn into a blow-job in the dark? When the guy you say hello to actually has a side-job as a prostitute! His expression when he is first taken in by the other guy is...priceless. And how he runs away after he comes on the other guy's face...And the other guy can only ask, "where's the money?" XD
The rest of the story is pretty damn hilarious as well. I can't believe seme boy is a cop! How wrong is that? XD
I just realized that there's a cd drama for this manga...I need to listen to it, stat.