Tuesday, September 16, 2014

I ❤ Yaoi: Hima na no de Hajimete Mimashita by Sakyou Aya

Good morning, yaoi fans! Today I'm going to review the manga Hima na no de Hajimete Mimashita by Sakyou Aya.

Amano Rintarou has taken care of Nakatsugawa Maki since they were kids. He knows his childhood friend Maki isn't the brightest crayon in the box, but in spite of that, or maybe because of that, he still has always thought he would be taking care of him now and in the future. However, when they enter university together and Rintarou is made to move in with Maki, Maki goes from being a regular idiot to being a perverted idiot! What's Rintarou going to do?! How will he deal with this new side of Maki? Will he be able to still live with him and continue to take care of Maki now and forever?

For the most part I thought this was a cute manga. However, I felt that Rin constantly calling Maki an idiot and hitting him was a little off-putting. Maki is definitely naive, innocent and very childlike, but I didn't see him do anything really idiotic. He's kind, polite and always tries to make others happy, even if he's uncomfortable. Maki did make it to university after all, so he can't be completely stupid.

I enjoyed that Maki, in all his childlike innocence, was very upfront with his affection for Rin. However, Rin seems to be very confused about his feelings and sexuality and fears that their new relationship will be found out, which causes him to repeatedly push Maki away and hurt him. The last chapter ended with a major cliffhanger, so I'm anxious to see what happens next.

For those who are new to yaoi manga, this series does have explicit sex scenes, so be careful. Everyone else, ENJOY! lol


So often, when I read manga, I notice the beautiful bento lunches many of the characters enjoy. If, like me, you're from the U.S. or another country where bento lunches aren't very common, you can now learn how to do it by watching this very informative video from Cooking with Dog. :)



~ M

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