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Today’s Tub Manga: Twittering Birds Never Fly (volume 3)

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Available at junemanga.com

I'd been waiting for this one for quiet a while and…kyahhhh!!! We're balls deep (!!!) in some gritty, yazuka-style intrigue and dark business and in the middle of all that, something is brewing between Yashiro and his bodyguardx10 Doumeki.

I originally fell in love with this series in spite of myself; at first I thought it might be a little "too much" but yakuza BL is my kryptonite so, three volumes later, here we are. This manga is dark, convoluted, violent, and laced with BDSM so it isn't for everyone. But for those of us who are hooked, this volume was superb and the next volume can't come soon enough.

 

Today’s Tub Manga: The World’s Greatest First Love (volume 7)

If you’ve come this far in the series, you likely know the pattern and what to expect. Takano is cool, Ritsu is neurotic; Ritsu freaks out, Takano seduces him; Ritsu thinks he’s going to leave, Takano proves him wrong.

Lather, rinse, repeat.

However, despite all that, this series still manages to have its moments that keep you hanging on, repetition be damned. In this volume we get a bit more of “awwww Takano” (though I’ve always had a soft spot for him) which means Onodera doesn’t stand a chance. And that’s okay–Onodera’s been in denial since day one so he doesn’t need to stand a chance.

Also in this volume we get a little more story about my favorite couple, Yukina and Kisa. I really enjoyed this, especially since it was from Yukina’s perspective, which freshened up the rest of the volume.

Today’s Tub Manga: Prison School (volume 7)

 

As I said on the podcast, whenever your manga arrives shrinkwrapped, that’s a sign you’ve got good shit on your hands. Volume 7 picks right up in the ridiculously lewd situation where volume 6 left off and it’s full steam ahead from there.

I laughed so hard I almost choked.

I thought Prison School was funny during the “first half” when the boys were in prison but since the switch…it’s turned into something amazingly hilarious. Incredibly lewd and sweaty and likely to be horribly misunderstood if someone happens to catch a page over your shoulder, but amazingly hilarious all the same.

Totally fucking laugh out loud awesome. Every volume it just keeps getting better.

Today’s Tub Manga: Don’t Be Cruel (plus+)

It’s been a rough couple of days and I really just wanted some sweet, mindless BL to read and kind of decompress. “Don’t Be Cruel” fit the bill perfectly.

While the series is based on an eye-roll-worthy premise and is pretty repetitive, I can’t help but love it. (Maybe it’s the mangaka’s enthusiastic love of tighty whiteys?) Plus+ is especially fluffy because it’s a collection of side stories/bonus stories/doujinshi meant to be read as “between chapter” happenings of the main series.

It’s an easy, light read but very cute and entertaining–and the art is beautiful and sexy as always.