Sunday, May 18, 2008

Love is Like a Hurricane vol. 4 by Tokiya Shimazaki review

Love is Like a Hurricane vol. 4
Author/Artist: Tokiya Shimazaki

Publisher: 801 Media, Inc.

Rating: M - 18 and up

Genre: Yaoi, Comedy, Romance, School Life

Grade: A-

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

It's school festival time for our all-boys school. Because of all of the preparations being made Mizuki and Azuma, and Akira and Izumi don't seem to have enough time on their hands to spend time with their respective lovers. So it's no surprise to walk in on Akira and Izumi getting it on.

Mizuki's class decides to host a teahouse theme and want to dress him in a French Maid costume. All of Mizuki's fanboys seem to like the idea but he's not so sure, but goes with the flow anyway. That seems to be normal for Mizuki, allowing peer pressure to run his life. As the preparations continue Akira is blackmailed into helping and Izumi is convinced that the reason for Akira's bad mood is that he's frustrated, sexually frustrated I mean.

The day before the festival Mizuki finds out that his class is running a haunted house instead of a teahouse. He is terrified and refuses to participate. His classmates chase down Azuma who arrives to calm Mizuki down. Luckily the plan worked and Azuma convinces Mizuki's class to host a teahouse.

On the day of the festival Mizuki realizes how popular Azuma is and how many fanboys and girls he has following him around. Of course Mizuki gets jealous and the misunderstandings fly.

This is the second to last book in the series and I have no idea how this series is going to end. Shimazaki-sensei outdid herself with this volume. It has the highest story value of the four, so far. The art is cute, the story isn't quite as disjointed as the others, and I have to admit, Mizuki looks better as a girl than I do. That's the joy of yaoi! 801 Media doesn't dissappoint, like always, and the final installment comes out this June. Will I be able to wait? Nope! But, unfortunately, I'll have to!

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

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