By Leroy Douresseaux
Dec 9, 2007 - 16:29
In the short story, “Go Forth and Love, Boy Maiden,” Kinsei High first year, Mizusawa, thinks the school’s male nurse, Asano, is hoping to get in his pants, but Mizusawa doesn’t want to be another in a long line of Asano’s boy lovers. But would he be?
Also, an owner harbors deep feelings for his android in “Automatic Smile: Not-For-Ever,” and in “Love Changes,” an older teen discovers a sly ‘tween who probably knows too much.
THE LOWDOWN: The stories in Ordinary Crush 2 are light on the kind of explicit depictions of sex that identify yaoi manga (a graphic subset of boys’ love manga). These tales are more playful, sly, and comic. Manga-ka (creator) Hyouta Fujiyama emphasis comic atmosphere in the art over draftsmanship, although the drawing chops are good.
POSSIBLE AUDIENCE: As yaoi, Ordinary Crush 2 is more a comic romp than a randy romp.