Synopsis: (From the back of the book)
Undercover detective Msaki Shiiba has one mission in life – to eradicate guns in Japan. It’s an overwhelmingly tough job, but Shiiba’s willing to give up his body, his soul, even his life to achieve his goal. He’s also willing to use anyone to get what he wants.
For almost a year now, Shiiba has been using Keigo Munechika as his “S,” his spy, to get information on the gun dealings of the Yakuza world. Shiiba uses his body in exchange for Munechika’s sensitive information… and only his body as far as Shiiba is concerned. Shiiba vows their relationship will not go beyond that.
A new case and some new information further complicate this difficult relationship. When a rowdy young man with a penchant for piercing and an enigmatic Yakuza leader cross paths with the young detective, sins of hte past are unearthed once more. Sins— sins that just might shatter the fragile bond between the detective and his “S.”
Continue reading ➞ [Novel] S 3: Split (エス 3: 裂罅 )
Synopsis: (From the back of the book)
Detective Masaki Shiiba’s informant or “S,” Keigo Munechika, has proven himself to be an excellent source of information. But the payment of sex for every lead given is taking its toll on Shiiba. Each moment in Munechika’s arms is both heaven and hell for the detective.
But with his new assignment as back-up to a fellow undercover detective, Shiiba learns that there are far worse things than having sex with your male S — falling helplessly in love with him, for example.
S volume 2 continues the drama and passion between a detective and his spy set in the hihgly-charged underground world of Tokyo.
So after how many years, I started reading the S series again. It’s been four years since I’ve read the first volume so I had to re-read book one first.
Continue reading ➞ [Novel] S 2: Love Bite (エス 2: 咬痕)
About a week ago, it has been featured on the different news agency about a manga that features my country’s national hero, Jose Rizal. Here’s the summary as taken from MANGA.CLUB website:
In the land now known as the Philippines, there was a time when colonial Spain ruled for more than 300 years. During a period when native Filipinos once called Indios were oppressed, exploited, and stripped of their human rights, Jose Rizal was born on the outskirts of Manila.
“What does it mean to be a Filipino?”
“Is it possible to incite change through knowledge and not violence?”
He thought of those every day.
A doctor, novelist, and a painter who can speak 15 languages, Jose Rizal is a legendary figure who brought about national revolution through one epic novel!
Continue reading ➞ [Manga] Jose Rizal Manga
The Promised Neverland has been featured and reviewed a couple of times on the Manga Bookshelf. Those posts introduced me to this manga.
Everyone’s praising The Promised Neverland – which I find absurd. I mean, this manga, with a fairytale-ish title and fisheye-like view on the cover, couldn’t be that good, right?
Well, it is that good. It deserves all the praises it gets. So good, you should buy it. Now.
What is The Promised Neverland anyway?
Hold up. While I try my hardest to avoid any spoilers. I might, just a little bit, include one here and there. Be warned.
Continue reading ➞ [Manga] The Promised Neverland 1 (約束のネバーランド 1)
If someone were to ask me to describe Doukyuusei, I’d tell them that it feels like experiencing a breath of fresh air in the world of boys love. The kind that you’ll never get tired of going back to from time to time.
As written on the cover of the book:
A boy met a boy.
They were in a flush of youth.
They were in love that felt like a dream,
Like a sparkling soda pop.
Continue reading ➞ [Manga] Doukyuusei (同級生)
When Ichikawa Kei named their manga Slow Starter, they weren’t joking about it having a slow start. But it is the kind of slow burn I loved.
Continue reading ➞ [Manga] Slow Starter (スロースターター)
Kichiku, Encount by Owaru
In this day and age where we get muscular and/or power ukes, Kichiku, Encount takes me back to classic BL tropes with a very dominant seme and a frail uke.
Continue reading ➞ [Manga] Kichiku, Encount (キチク、エンカウント)
I stumbled upon a translation of Hakushaku to Yousei’s light novel and read bits of it. And boy, I miss this series!
Continue reading ➞ [Manga] Hakushaku to Yousei 1 (伯爵と妖精 1)
Taiyou no Ie’s popularity piqued my interest. But after finishing volume 1, I left feeling neither satisfied nor dissatisfied.
Continue reading ➞ [Manga] Taiyou no Ie 1 (たいようのいえ 1)
I have never read something as horrible as the translated version of Sensei wa Dummy (or I am a Dummy in English). To be clear, the dummy means a substitute and not as stupid.
Continue reading ➞ [Manga] I am a Dummy 1 (先生はダミー 1)