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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Manga Review - J Boy


J Boy by Biblos

Well It's been a while since I haven't been able to post anything, so I thought I would start off with J Boy by Biblos, published by DMP. This bad boy is over 350 pages of oneshot yaoiness all for under 17 dollars. I think I will start off with the good, the very first oneshot is by Haruka Minami about a nipple fetish, a very cute and sensual story. That was it, that was the only story in the whole anthology that I really liked. I love one shots but I found the ones in J Boy to be really lacking and pretty gosh darn boring. This may be some ppls cup of tea, but it certainly wasn't mine. There was one story involving a man who brings home a cat, that turns into a young boy, thankfully there was no suggested romance between them (because I HATE Shota....ewwww), but truthfully I had no idea why this story was even in this anthology. Overall I guess my biggest complaint was that I was bored to tears and really it was chore for me to even read this manga, but I really wanted to review it for you guys. So overall what I am saying is if you can borrow it, give it a read through, but I wouldn't waste 17 dollars on it, my money can be put to much better use.

9 Comments:

  • At 5:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    wow a bad yaoi, i cannot imagine

     
  • At 11:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    i am really shocked that u didn't like this work, especially since its 350+ pgs. I think i may just check it out and read at the book store first before i buy it. thanks for the heads up

     
  • At 6:23 AM, Blogger Seph said…

    I have to agree. I'm not a fan of anthologies, they're normally expensive and you rarely find one where you like all the stories. I normally have a flip through and see if there are any authors I might like, if there are buy the author's series. (I did this with Zettai Reido and now own all of Tori Maia's works)

     
  • At 3:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    This was really a crappy buy and now I lost the recipt so i cannot return it...boo hoo hoo

     
  • At 11:09 AM, Anonymous Rei Rei said…

    I agree anthologies are not very good there is usually on one really good piece and the rest is garbage. Thanx for the review.

     
  • At 5:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    man i wished i listened to you guys, i wasted 20 dollars on this crapzola....

     
  • At 9:46 PM, Blogger Mary said…

    The story about the guy that brings home a cat that changes into a boy reminds me of the manga My Cat Lokii...is it, by any chance, the same story? By the way...what do you guys see in yaoi anyway. I have tons of friends who are trying to convert me, but it's not working........oh well, to bad for them.

     
  • At 8:57 AM, Blogger Seph said…

    It's not for everyone, remember it is for people 18+ so I'd stick with you decision. ^^ If you friends keep trying to get you to read it, just tell them its not for you. At your age, I wasn't in to yaoi either and didn't get why people were so into it when it was pornographic but there's so many other genres and series out there its not like its limiting your choice. Maybe in a few years you might get interested in it, but for now stick with what you do like. ^^

     
  • At 10:26 PM, Blogger DeeFect said…

    I simply LOVE this, for the average Fujoshi, this is a must!!!
    Pretend Lovers is probably the best Shounen-Ai I've read since Yami no Matsuei or Gravitation, i just wish it was longer... ;-;
    And who says anthologies aren't good... >_> sure the parts with the furrys didn't have any action in them, and some of the parts didn't have very good artwork, but i skipped over those parts. Pretend Lovers, Nostalgic Summer Memories, and We Will Love are the three parts that i recommend, no other parts (except maybe Whose Boy Is This? for cuteness and Indecent Encounter for people who have n****e fettishes ._.)

     

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