WAGAMAMA KITCHEN (Wagamama Kitchen, “Whimsical Kitchen”) (????????) • Kaori Monchi • DMP (2007) • Biblos (2005) • 1 volume • Yaoi Romance • 18+ (nudity, graphic sex)
Tiny high schooler Takashi (often confused for a girl) is looking for his childhood tutor Wakana. Wakana, emotionally damaged, tries to stay away from Takashi. But when the only person who has ever loved him won’t take no for an answer, Wakana doesn’t have a chance. In the second story, Wakana’s coworker Natoto finds unexpected love with a straight colleague. Despite short lengths, both stories do a good job fleshing out the characters, and the simple plots are pleasing. The art isn’t polished, but the facial expressions, particularly the happy ones, are well done. (Review by Hannah Santiago)
A manga cover with two guys hanging out like very close friends… that’s how you know it’s Yaoi Sunday on 365 Days of Manga! And today’s winner (no relation to yaoi) is Chris B. of New York!
We also have a photo from a previous winner, Raven
Thanks for entering the contest, Raven! I’ve had those copies of “Rumic World Trilogy” since I first picked them up in the old VIZ warehouse between games of Counterstrike and Quake: Urban Terror with the warehouse employees in 1998 or so. Sorry that you already had copies of “xxxHOLiC”. I’ll do my best to make sure that your next five manga are greater than your wildest dreams! Your dreams of MANGA!