Sunday, May 18, 2008

Love is Like a Hurricane vol. 3 by Tokiya Shimazaki review


Love is Like a Hurricane vol. 3

Author/Artist: Tokiya Shimazaki

Publisher: 801 Media, Inc.

Rating: M - 18 and up

Genre: Yaoi, Comedy, Romance, School Life

Grade: B

*** Review originally appeared at The Journal of the Lincoln Heights Literary Society at http://liheliso.com/buzz/. Check it out! ***

Mizuki is consistently getting himself in trouble, and Azuma's pals seem to be the ones placing him into those situations. When I was a kid I was taught never to take candy from strangers, unless it was Halloween. Even then, the candy got checked over by a loving parent. I think Mizuki didn't get that lesson. Miyamoto, Azuma's cousin, feeds Mizuki some strange candy that turns out to be an aphrodisiac that he was making in his free time. Not only is Mizuki feeling the fever, but his pheromone production has gone into overdrive. Azuma is nowhere to be found, and Miyamoto feeds Mizuki to the throngs of rabid wolves waiting outside of the student council room.

After the craziness subsides, Mizuki is showered with gifts from many a guy at school. Unable to deal with all of the rock star attention he gives the gifts to Azuma. Azuma decides to use this to his advantage. Mizuki is in need of tutoring and unable to pay in cash, he offers Azuma what ever he wants. It turns out Azuma has some crazy ideas in store. One word for you-cosplay. Some studying gets done, but the bed did more work than Mizuki.

In the series, the story goes as follows: Mizuki does something dumb, Azuma shows up, sex ensues, and the cycle starts over again. Initially I thought that I would get bored of the predictability of the whole thing, but it seems that I still am enjoying it. Shimazaki-sensei's art is very cute. 801 Media's production value is still worthy of my infomercial, and I anxiously await what insanity that will ensue in the following volumes!

***Review Copy provided by Publisher***
***Reposted with permission from The Journal of the Lincoln Heights Literary Society***

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