SENSITIVE PORNOGRAPH ??????????????) • Ashika Sakura •
DMP (2007) • Magazine Magazine (2003) • 1 volume • Yaoi • 18+
Short story collection and inspiration for the better-known anime OAV. In the title story, two male manga artists fall in lust after admiring one another’s comics. Other stories feature a tough teenager who keeps letting his crush beat him up (”I can’t hit him. Not that pretty face”), two childhood friends who experimented together as boys, a photographer who gets involved with the boss’s son, and a pair of old lovers who are reunited as adults after one of them has married. The nuttiest story is easily “Trophies Belong in the Bedroom,” wherein a pet-sitter is hired to take care of a man’s pet “rabbit,” only to find a naked and randy bunny-boy tied up in the closet. The scenarios are generally inventive and witty, with the translation providing some amusing dialogue: “Yes, Seiji-kun. But how about some pants?” Ashika’s art consists almost entirely of cute guys paired off by hair color and hot, sticky sex scenes. (Review by Shaenon Garrity)
Today’s manga review is by my good friend, the great writer-artist Shaenon Garrity!
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