On the first day of Shima's new job he met a man with a hangover in the elevator. That was his first meeting with his new boss, Togawa. Though Togawa seemed rude and cross, Shima was drawn to the kindness beneath his rough facade. Both men harbor a painful past but unlike Togawa, who was open with his feelings, Shima seems unable to move on.
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My favorite BL manga
The story is absolutely beautiful. Delicate, realistic, engaging, memorable, emotional.. the kind where you sit and watch quietly, afraid of disturbing the moment. And it stays with you. Really, really good story.
Interestingly enough, it's a character-driven plot...but the characters are one of the weaker parts of this manga. I dunno, not the strongest characters I've ever seen (BL or otherwise). But the overall work is amazing. Maybe it's because, even if the "plot" and the "characters" aren't stand-outs, the relationship between the characters is, and the atmosphere and effect of the work is so amazing. Either way, the story comes off damn near perfect.
I personally adore Kou's art, although I know some don't care for her style. Either way, her storytelling and the atmosphere she creates are always top-notch.
Getting to the point--the smut. It's sexy, yet classy. My favorite type. And it begins right away, but the characters' relationship goes beyond sex. Well-paced, and well done.
READ THIS MANGA!!!
Memories that consume
Doushitemo Furetakunai --I absolutely don't want to touch you-- tells the story about Shima and Togawa, your average company workers. Shima is the new guy, he has a shy and blunt personality; he doesn’t talk unless it’s necessary and when he does he is very incisive. Togawa finds these traits really interesting and, after a really bad first impression, he can’t help but want to tease Shima every time he sees his inexpressive face. This situation could turn out to be a normal boss/employee relationship, or even a good friendship, but, what happens when Togawa accidentally discovers the other side of Shima and becomes even more curious about him?
Yoneda Kou is another mangaka that, working with a common plot, can achieve an amazing result that stands out from your usual BL. The greatness of this manga is on the details and the way the story is presented; normal, realistic and focusing in the characters’ feelings. We are allowed to see some pretty painful struggles, bad decisions based on a confused judgment and love as it is most of the times; really complicated and scary.
This story is deep and with a perfect amount of drama that doesn’t go to the point of becoming unnatural. It centers on a major fact of life: in a good or bad way, the sad parts of a person’s past affect their personalities and choices forever. Togawa and Shima represent different ways of dealing with those painful memories; they are polar opposites that wouldn’t have been more than friends if it wasn’t exactly for their difficult pasts.
The flow or direction feels kind of melancholic in a really beautiful way. It’s like an extract of real life moments where every detail, from the dialogue to the illumination, becomes an important part of a whole; each moment is dyed with a particular emotion, along with the characters’ thoughts, and nothing feels off or out of normal. Thanks to that we are able to sympathize with them and to actually go along with the mood in every moment. Certainly, there must be some sort of magic here that brings forth a painfully beautiful story, and even the sex scenes add to that, being so simple and yet so sensual and full of meaning.
The art is beautiful, simple and smooth, soft at some parts darker at others. It’s a nice style that feels good from the very beginning, and later you become aware of the tidiness and the small changes that come along with the mood. Maybe all the faces look similar but their expressions are nicely defined and every character is well designed. Definitely a unique art style that has become one of my favorites already.
The characters are portrayed in such a natural way, like real men with their particular traits; really different from your usual role's presentation. Shima might seem girly at first since he has a shy personality and it's often called cute, far from reality, he has a really sharp tongue, he is really bold most of the times and knows how to take care of himself. What might be out of place here and brings a bit of stereotype is how easily the relationship began, like a straight guy wouldn’t have a problem getting involved with another just for the sake of desire, makes me wonder how open minded had Togawa been raised.
Doushitemo Furetakunai is one of those gems of boys love that are really worth reading several times, you can always enjoy it in different ways. Surely, this is a story a lot of people can identify with, the main trouble for this couple might seem the straight/gay issue but it actually isn’t. Fear of falling too hard and not being able to stand the loss later, that’s it. In the end, the realistic touch of it calls to a deeper reflection; how much risk can we take in order to be happy?
One of the best I've ever read!
This is easily one of the best mangas I've ever read (and I'm very picky!). The characters and the relationships they had were realistic, sweet, and smexy ;). Everything about this manga just fits togther so well. I mean, I only just finished it a minute ago and I already want to read it again. That's how good it is.
So seriously, go read it. I promise you won't regret it! :)
If I could give this story a hundred stars, I would. Hands down, my absolute favorite Manga of all time. Everything about this story is beautiful. Both characters are written so well and so real, they can be someone you know.
And the story is so moving, you have can't help reading it again and again. I've only read up until Chapter 4 and can't wait for the last 2 to be released. But I anticipate I happy ending, and even if it does'nt happen this story will always be amazing to me.
Highly recommend this one and her shot "Don't Stay Gold". Both stories have really great written characters, with lots of baggage and lots of realism to them.