SEVEN (???) • Momoko Tensen • DMP (2007) • Taiyo Tosho (Craft Original Comic Anthology, 2004) • 1 volume • Yaoi, Contemporary • 16+ (sexual situations)
Two brothers are torn apart as children by a fire in their foster home. Years later Mitsuha combs the countryside in a desperate searched for his younger brother, and finds a young man with the same name who has mysterious burn scars on his legs. Passion flares between the two, but is it possible that this Nana is Mitsuha’s long lost brother? To call Seven confusing is an understatement. Major plot points are never fleshed out or even touched upon more than once. Everyone is suggested to have a mysterious past but the reader never finds out what it is and the jumps in the timeline are jarring. The focus is entirely on the romance between Mitsuha and Nana, which would be fine if the sex was hot, but it’s merely tepid. The art veers erratically between decent and stiff, and overall the pacing, plotting and dialogue seem lazy. (Review by Leia Weathington)
Another day of… YAOI WEEKEND! Today’s review is by another one of my Manga: The Complete Guide collaborators, Leia Weathington, author/artist and creator of Bold Riley. Stay tuned tomorrow for more weekday manga reviews and come back next weekend for still more Boy’s Love/shonen ai/whatever you call it action.
Moving aside from the intense critical analysis, we go on to the swag portion of our program. Today’s manga winner is Ricardo P. of Texas! Congratulations!
We also have a photo from a previous winner, David B. of Perfect Commando Productions. Congratulations, David! Like anyone who posts a photo of themselves after winning, you will now receive five more manga! See you at the post office tomorrow! (That last bit was addressed to the manga)