By Leroy Douresseaux
Mar 27, 2008 - 15:33
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Can’t Win with You!, Vol. 3 offers a gentle kind of boys’ love (“BL,” comics that depict love between two males). It’s charming mood and playful atmosphere – the gentle ribbing and teasing between the boys and playful banter – belie the notion at the heart of Can’t Win with You!, which is that these affable, friendly students are engaging in sex with one another.
This volume is actually a pleasant and fun read. It includes a chapter in which a lusty male student finds himself frequently being fondled by a spirit! In another story, Yuuhi has a dream in which one of the boy/boy couples has actually given birth to a baby boy. That story is so weird, but also very wistful. It’s stuff like this that makes Can’t Win with You both peculiar and fun.