Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Color of Love by Kiyo Ueda review

The Color of Love

Author/Artist: Kiyo Ueda

Publisher: Juné

Rating: M - ages 18 and up

Genre: Yaoi, Drama, Romance, Anthology

Grade: A

The Color of Love is series of one-shots by Kiyo Ueda. This is such a fun and sweet manga.

The first story, The Color of Love is about Nao and Taira, best friends. Nao finds himself falling for Taira. The Ideal Love is about Makino having a certain ideal and Sasaki being in love wih Makino. Sasaki confessed his love while they were in college but was shot down by Makino because Sasaki didn't fit into his ideal type. How to Be Happy is another tale of childhood friends going from friends to lovers. Direction of a Smile is co-workers falling for one another with a touch of deception thrown in for good measure. Mix is another story of childhood friends hooking up, but one has an ultimatum. Friendship Formula is a tale of two classmates, one confesses to a girl, the is crushing on the other guy, but he's gay and has a thing for our first guy. It's then followed up by an extra featuring Nao and Taira on an early graduation trip.

I'm starting to get a bit tired of one-shots, but not because of the ones that I have read lately. The Color of Love is a sweet manga that is great for anyone who wants to get into boys love. If you already read boys love, then don't miss this one. The art is clean and reminds me a bit of Yukine Honami and Yuko Kuwabara mixed. Its very cute. The stories follow the boys love formulas. There isn't much sex, so I think that this would be one that could be rated YA (16 and above, remember). My favorite out of all of them would have to be Friendship Formula. Check it out, it's definitely worth your time.

***Review Copy purchased by Reviewer***

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