Name | Rating

Anime Rating Comment

50 x 50

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Nov 07, 2015

9.00 (very good) Absolutely hilarious from beginning to end! It's highly entertaining to see the two lead dummies, Shuzou and Wataru, go through the same situation several times, yet find overly complicated reasons to weasel their way out of facing the truth. Overall, the story is simple but rewarding, and the art can be a bit simplistic at times but matches the story. I highly recommend this series to anyone who likes to read yaoi with a stubborn couple, decent art, and awesome humor.

Aisaretaino

Seen: completely

Last Updated: 6wk 3d ago

6.75 (above average) It's...OK. While the premise is highly questionable — "victim falls in love with rapist" —, it's not presented in a serious manner and instead pushed aside in order to focus on the two main characters and their relationship; there's not much character development to speak of, and Narumi's lack of emotion got boring fast. The art is clean, but the characters sometimes look too much like one another, sans hair color (which, fortunately, differs); it's not "normal", overly effeminate art, though the characters arguably go into bishounen territory, but it does take some getting used to if you're not accustomed to lanky, expressionless boys. Overall, it's mediocre; if you're offended by rape fantasies, I'd recommend against reading it, but if that's your kink, you may find reading it worthwhile.

Aisuru Hito

Seen: completely

Last Updated: 6wk 3d ago

6.75 (above average) While not Yoshihara's best manga, it was still a pretty fun read. Sakiko's stalker-ish behvaior raises some eyebrows and can get old pretty fast, not to mention her constant attempts to assault Chifuyu. Despite this, the manga does have some serious moments of bonding between characters and Sakiko's not always as stupid as she looks/behaves. The art is alright, clean lines and attractive characters, though you'd be hard-pressed to tell the males apart by face only, since they're almost carbon-copy. Only the females can be told apart, and even then it's only due to their hairstyles. Overall, it's good as a light read, provided you have the patience to put up with Sakiko's antics and lack of common sense.

Ake Nure Goyou ni Furu Yuki wa

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Dec 23, 2011

8.50 (very good) Fairly good, I liked how the comedic moments blended in with the dramatic ones; furthermore, the couples didn't feel forced together, which is a big plus for me. Loved the art, it's clean and pretty to look at and the sex scenes are deliciously explicit but not too crude either. All in all I enjoyed it a lot and like to re-read it occasionally c:

Akuma na Eros

Seen: completely

Last Updated: 6wk 3d ago

4.50 (moderate) Like all of Mayu Shinjo's works, it's smut with weak, cardboard-cutout characters — and that's pretty much it. The characters' actions may leave you facepalming (especially Miu's) and the story requires a lot of suspension of disbelief, so try not to think about it too much. Half smut, half tall, brooding bishounen. [read my full review of it here]

Akuma no Himitsu

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Jul 05, 2012

8.25 (good) I enjoyed reading this, all the stories are good in their own way and there is some variation: not all feature sex and not all are comedies or supernatural-themed, which provides a nice change of pace. The art is beautiful and clean, as we're used to seeing from Hinako Takanaga. All in all, it's worth reading if you're looking for some funny and touching yaoi with a plot!

Akuma wa Hohoemu

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Nov 04, 2011

6.00 (average) Not one of my favorites or even among the ones I'd like to re-read in the future. My main gripe with this is the unrealistic relationship between Hisashi and Shouta; sure, it's yaoi, and I don't dislike oblivious or possessive characters, but I felt the two had zero chemistry. There are quite a lot of WTF moments and even though the words are censored, it doesn't take a lot of imagination to figure out what's going on. The bad points outweigh the good ones, though, and even the (unrelated) oneshot at the end was more interesting than the main story.

Alone in My King's Harem

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Oct 02, 2011

8.00 (good) Overall it was a pretty good read, I enjoyed the fantasy aspect of the series and the first story had that fairytale-like atmosphere. On the downside, the ukes are drawn quite girly so it's easy to mistake them for the opposite gender if you aren't aware this is yaoi.

Anata wo Mamoritakute

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Aug 05, 2012

7.00 (above average) Seemed a bit rushed, so there wasn't too much time to flesh out the characters. Stuff happens and you don't really get to see the consequences; the characters tell you what happens instead (yay for forced exposition). The characters themselves feel like cardboard cutouts at times and there's not much development in terms of their personalities. The art is good, though, just like I'm used to seeing from Masara Minase. I recommend it because it's not bad per se, just mediocre, and only a oneshot, so it doesn't require much time and concentration.

Appare Jipangu!

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Jul 31, 2012

8.00 (good)

Ayashi no Ceres

Seen: partially

Last Updated: Oct 30, 2008

5.50 (average) Read the manga a bit, then gave up. Too repetitive for my taste.

Beast Master

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Sep 28, 2011

7.75 (good) One thing I liked about this is the fact that even though it's shoujo, it's not full of the mushy, cavity-inducingly sweet cliches we're used to seeing in this type of manga. The heroine is tough and fends for herself, even if a bit boyish and impulsive (but that's what ultimately makes her so realistic).
The art is pretty good; the chibi faces are funny and most often angry, as opposed to the usual happy/cheerful ones, but it looks quite good when "normal" as well.
In the end, I'd recommend this to those who are tired of girly girls and overly effeminate boys, it's definitely a breath of fresh air as far as the shoujo genre is concerned.

Benkyou Shinasai!

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Jul 10, 2012

8.00 (good)

Bible Black

Seen: completely

Last Updated: 6wk 6d ago

7.50 (good) One of the better hentai series, because it actually tries to present a plot — just keep in mind this IS hentai, and don't go in expecting a lot of depth. For the most part it works and some episodes are genuinely creepy. There's also the chance that you'll encounter the kink of your choice, as there are plenty of options explored here. The animation is average and sometimes sloppy, but nonetheless visually pleasing.

Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

Seen: partially

Last Updated: 7wk 0d ago

6.75 (above average) The ultimate shoujo series. Essays can be written about this, so I'll keep it short: the manga is more serious than the anime and surprisingly sad. The anime, while more popular, suffers heavily from its episodic, monster-of-the-week nature. The characters are well fleshed out, though, and quite relatable. I dropped BSSM Crystal, though, because it's boring as sin.

Bitter Virgin

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Nov 07, 2015

8.00 (good) It's slightly difficult to review this manga, since it touches on several difficult topics such as teen pregnancy, rape, and single motherhood. Don't be fooled by the innocent start; it will tug at your heartstrings relentlessly. Without spoiling anything, all the characters get their share of happy and tragic events; however, I can't even remember anyone having an absolutely HAPPY ending. Nonetheless, I enjoyed the story; it doesn't shy away from delivering punches to the gut, and is kept fairly realistic - this is stuff that actually happens. The art is clean and decent, reminiscent of shoujo.

Bloody Kiss

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Sep 20, 2011

6.75 (above average) This is pretty good for a shoujo series, though by no means groundbreaking. Its only defect is the length, I felt it could have gone on longer and explained more of the characters' pasts (especially the side characters). It felt too short and condensed, in the end. I liked Kiyo though, she's a decent female lead who stands up for herself.

Blue Eyes (Series)

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Nov 03, 2011

6.25 (average) Can't say I was very impressed by this: the story is relatively slow-paced and sometimes things got a bit confusing. What really bothered me was the lack of any "real" consequences to the merman's choice like in the original Little Mermaid story; there was no obstacle to overcome if Nize decided to stay with Leonhart, which in turn meant no tension at all. To be fair, it's mediocre; the only upside to this is the art, but even that takes getting used to.

Boku Dake no Ousama

Seen: completely

Last Updated: 6wk 6d ago

4.75 (moderate) A big downside to this manga is the lack of resolution to the main story; it was OK but felt like it was just starting and BAM, you're smacked in the face with an ending (?). There's a hint of mythology and some characters that seem important but which are eventually forgotten or just mentioned in passing. IMO, this had a lot of potential but the mangaka wasted it on the other stories in the volume instead of seeing the main idea to a proper end. Though, the other stories aren't particularly good either; the last one was the most promising but the others are boring, with overused plots and unconvincing relationships.

Cafe Latte Rhapsody

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Apr 12, 2013

8.00 (good)

Café Relish ni Oide

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Nov 12, 2011

6.75 (above average)

Calling

Seen: completely

Last Updated: 6wk 6d ago

8.75 (very good) You will looove this if you're into pushy semes and doormat ukes, though this story lacks the assholeish nature that usually tags along with pushy semes. The couple has some nice chemistry going and the story, while not deep, is feel-good enough to allow some suspension of disbelief. The art is good too, though slightly less conventional — might take a bit of getting used to. All in all it's a short manga I like to re-read once in awhile and it doesn't disappoint.

Challengers

Seen: completely

Last Updated: 6wk 6d ago

6.50 (above average) I've read this 3-4 times and, for some reason, it still doesn't stand out from the mass of other yaoi. I guess Kurokawa and Tomoe had chemistry but were also utterly unremarkable as the lead couple; if anything, the side characters — Isogai and Reiko in particular — steal the show easily every time. For all its questionable ethics, the sequel, Koisuru Boukun, is superior IMO.

Chou Tokkyuu Hiyokko

Seen: completely

Last Updated: May 16, 2013

2.50 (poor) Calling this "subpar" would be an overstatement. Very choppy pacing, boring characters and strange-to-no satisfying explanations for why everything happens. The art if OK sometimes, though nothing remarkable. The only character that I liked and that was even remotely developed was Hibari, Sakura's mother - and she only serves as a plot device! For two chapters (60 pages), this is much too underdeveloped and there really is no proper transition between scenes, it's like they're flashed at you rapidly and you're not even given the time to breathe.

Don't waste your time with this, look up other shoujo.

Closing Sister

Seen: completely

Last Updated: 6wk 6d ago

8.00 (good) It's brother/sister incest porn with surprisingly good art!

Corsair

Seen: completely

Last Updated: 6wk 6d ago

9.00 (very good) Another yaoi story where the uke falls in love with the rapist seme, with heaps of questionable consent. Well, it's a fantasy story about pirates and family drama, with awesome art and a reasonably complex — but still cliche-ridden — story. Most of the latter is Canale's past, which also shines some light onto the world of the manga — more than you'd typically expect in a BL story, anyway. As for Ayace, the seme...meh, he's the "tall, dark and handsome (and assaulting)" type, and isn't developed much past that. The art is beautiful and the character designs are overall surprisingly varied; the artist paid attention to drawing even one-off characters differently from the rest, and it's always nice to be able to tell characters apart, lol.

Daily Lives of High School Boys

Seen: completely

Last Updated: 6wk 6d ago

7.75 (good) DKN is a collection of shorts about, well, high school boys (and girls!) and what they do, with slice-of-life anime tropes employed and lampshaded left and right. The humor is hit or miss; you'll find some stories more funny than others, and some I felt were only included to fulfill the running time requirement. The characters do stupid stuff all the time and it's refreshing to watch them just BE KIDS and using their imagination, as opposed to a lot of anime which pile on the drama and grittiness. The art is decent, and some characters have surprisingly deep voices! There's not a lot of continuity, so it's a good anime to watch if you don't want to think too hard about plot or stuff like that.

Death Note

Seen: completely

Last Updated: 6wk 6d ago

9.75 (excellent) Death Note is still one of the best anime out there, period. While the second season is, IMO, not as gripping and tense as the first, the series is overall solid and introduces a lot of topics that can lead to interesting debates over morality — the most important of which is the relationship between Light and the audience, who may or may not condone his actions. The animation is surprisingly better than more recent productions, and the music is used to great effect, though the soundtrack doesn't feature too many pieces. All in all it's absolutely worth giving a shot if you're into psychological thrillers with a dash of the supernatural.

Dekiru Otoko ga Suki Nanda!

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Dec 30, 2012

8.00 (good)

Devil x Devil

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Nov 26, 2011

8.00 (good)

Dr. Chanbelee

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Sep 25, 2015

8.00 (good)

Eien no Shichigatsu

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Feb 22, 2012

8.75 (very good) Heartwarming, to say the least! Even though it doesn't go to extremes, this is still an emotional rollercoaster and Ryuusuke's behavior is so random yet so logical and subtle that it keeps both Tachibana and the reader on their toes. Definitely recommended if you want to read some yaoi that not only has a well-done plot, but also three-dimensional characters and little details that will make it memorable.

Eros in the Stoic

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Nov 12, 2011

6.75 (above average)

Father Complex

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Oct 27, 2012

8.00 (good)

Franken Fran

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Mar 29, 2012

9.00 (very good) FF is definitely among my favorite manga: there's just the right amount of gore and humor, not to mention the plot twists at the end of every chapter. While it may seem lighthearted at first, it really does teach some good lessons about morality...which should be taken with a grain of salt, seeing as this is the naive and (too) optimistic Fran we're talking about.

Full Metal Panic!

Seen: partially

Last Updated: Jul 20, 2007

6.25 (average) Seen a few episodes, but I'm not interested in it any more.

Fullmetal Alchemist

Seen: completely

Last Updated: 3wk 0d ago

9.50 (excellent) FMA is one of the classics for good reason: great animation, music and characters. The brotherly bond between Ed and Al is great to watch; the side characters get quite a lot of focus; the alchemy is COOL; the humor is actually hilarious; the story poses interesting questions regarding the human condition and what is permissible. Some have listed "filler episodes" as complaints, but watching most of the episodes back-to-back...nothing really feels like filler; having the Elric brothers ONLY looking for the Philosopher's Stone would be boring, whereas the episodes that don't focus on it give the series flavor, IMO. I will only deduct some for the ending episodes, which I feel took a bit of a dip in quality compared to the rest. Otherwise, this is an absolute must watch, IMO.

Brotherhood: the rushed pacing in the beginning can confuse you if you're not familiar with the story (which FMAB assumes you are), but, as a sucker for good characters getting happy endings, the ending is more satisfying than in the 2003 version. IMO, with both their faults and highlights, both series are on about the same level.

Gaten na Aitsu

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Nov 13, 2011

5.00 (moderate)

Gin no Kaze

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Dec 20, 2011

6.50 (above average)

Ginchou Kidan

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Jul 31, 2012

8.00 (good)

Ginyuushijin no Koi

Seen: partially

Last Updated: Jun 30, 2012

4.25 (below average) Frankly, it's boring and sometimes bordering on creepy. Two stereotypical characters in a stereotypical situation, no one acting rationally or stopping to think "why TF am I doing this?", just pretexts for some sex scenes. The manga just can't decide whether it wants to be serious or not; it will hint at some more serious situations (such as "Oh SHIT Yuuma dating a VERY successful author!") but it will back away from them just as quickly to insert some more clumsy sex (no pun intended, honestly).
The art is...OK, nothing out of the ordinary, but not CJ Michalski's best.

Do yourself a favor and go check out other, more interesting works of CJ Michalski's, as this one is a waste of time.

Gokujou no Koibito

Seen: completely

Last Updated: 6wk 6d ago

8.00 (good) O hai there, pushy seme trope! With nice art, Masara Minase gives us a story set in the world of modeling, with spoiled brats and gorgeous people. There is, of course, some ANGST, but most of it comes from the bickering between Masahiro, Yoshimi and Akito than external forces — which is understandable, as yaoi doesn't typically get too deep plot-wise. At 4 volumes, it's still surprisingly long for a yaoi series, though I still felt like the relationship between Masahiro and Yoshimi moved kinda fast before the time skip epilogue. Meh: nice art, decent story, lots of bitching and angsting = an OK read!

Gungrave

Seen: partially

Last Updated: 3wk 0d ago

8.00 (good)

Hada no Ue no Renai Jijou

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Sep 28, 2011

7.75 (good) This was a fun read; of course, we have the delicious Naono art and sex scenes, but the humor in this lies in the insecurities of the couple since they give this series a more realistic feel. They're problems anyone can relate to and the characters are very lovable (especially the overacting Tatsuru).

Hajishirazu na Yoru

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Sep 28, 2011

6.75 (above average) I didn't get that special Naono "vibe" while reading this; if anything, the second story was the best, if only because I found only those characters likeable. It's not necessarily bad but it's not anything special either.

Hana ni Arashi

Seen: completely

Last Updated: 6wk 6d ago

7.50 (good) Let's check off a few clichés: seemingly ordinary girl protagonist, with a quirk that gets her in trouble, is chased by a filthy rich guy who wants to bon- I mean marry her. Of course there's a love triangle at some point. In spite of this, it's entertaining and funny, and everyone is fully aware of how ridiculous most of the situations are: Riko is a damn superhero able to jump from tall buildings and moving cars without a scratch, and Ran is a ruthless filthy rich dude who has nothing better to do than chase her. But the story is surprisingly heartwarming when the two share the occasional serious moment. After all the craziness, them getting together for real actually seems believable, once they actually sit down and bond. The art is clean and pretty to look at, so no complaints there. It's actually a decent story overall, if you enjoy the "guy sweeps the girl off her feet, whether she wants to or not" genre.

Hanairo Virgin Soil

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Jan 04, 2012

3.00 (poor) I wasn't big on Haruka Minami to begin with, but this is just plain laughable. The plot is overdone and is really just a pretext for the sex and the main characters are identical in appearance (seriously, no variation whatsoever, not even hair color) and stereotypical. The relationships between them are unrealistic and forced and the dialogue is sub-par: "For the first time, I felt like I was born for a reason. However, I don't like myself." (after receiving a handjob) *facepalms*

Overall, you'd be better off avoiding this turd.

Haou Airen

Seen: completely

Last Updated: 6wk 6d ago

4.50 (moderate) Although Haou Airen is slightly more realistic than Mayu Shinjo's other works, it still suffers from a lot of clichés and heavy-handedness, requiring HEAVY suspension of disbelief and a love for pushy, mentally abusive male leads. Unsurprisingly, female protagonist Kurumi is as dumb, irrational and spineless as any other Mayu Shinjo lead, and all the hot guys still want to pork her. The art is clean and the characters attractive (especially the guys), but that still doesn't redeem this trainwreck. This manga felt like reading about a domestic abuse victim who recognizes herself as such and STILL makes excuses for the abuser. Urgh, avoid unless you like to torture yourself — and not in the good way.

Harlem Beat wa Yoake Made

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Sep 10, 2016

8.50 (very good) Pretty good series, with lots of action, comedy and a little bit of ecchi that, fortunately, does not detract from the plot. What I enjoyed most about it were the characters: there are lots and of the most diverse kind and it really helps push the plot along. And even though it devolves into slapstick, the end returns to the gritty atmosphere of the beginning and more than makes up for what was done along the way. The art is great and the characters lovable, which make this a must read (at least in my opinion!)

Harry Potter

Seen: completely; Own: completely;

Last Updated: 4wk 4d ago

9.00 (very good) Well damn, this is Harry Potter we're talking about, not like it needs any explanation! Growing up with it, it was and still remains a series that always sucks me in at the drop of a hat, and it takes surprisingly little time to read all the books again. Give it a chance and you honestly won't be disappointed.

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