- Comic: 184 pages
- Publisher: Blu (January 10, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1598161016
- ISBN-13: 978-1598161014
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 5.1 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #520,520 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Wild Rock, Vol. 1 Comic – January 10, 2006
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While the yaoi cliches are in evidence, the art style is so much better than the usual scribblety-scratch yaoi that's been translated domestically that the visuals alone would be enough to give this title a high rating. The internal art is just as nice as the cover work and even nicer, in some places. But the characters are likable as well, and the pacing is a delight in that it actually takes some time to build up the relationship and setting, not like other fluff Blu titles like Shinobu Kokoro which can't be said to have any plot at all. The love scenes are beautifully executed, immediate, passionate, and are not the same static poses that have been done a hundred times. The backstory involving the fathers of the two main characters is even better than the main story, and a little more bittersweet.
I remember reading this title years ago when it was released in Japan, and I am thrilled to finally own it in translation (which is localized nicely, as well). I hope Blu releases more high quality yaoi titles like this, and less of the poorly-drawn, doujinshi-quality, rehashed settings and storylines that seem to have been all we've been getting from distributors in the states.
A must read for any real yaoi aficionado!
takashima-sensei's art is undoubtedly exquisite and beautiful. i love her art, hands down... her men are sexy, and even if her ukes are a tad too femme, they're still easy on the eyes. what i especially like is that her art is quite realistic, and the sketches included at the end proved to be very enlightening.
that said, the plot of wild rock is sadly... cliched. really, it's just like the blurb mentioned, a prehistoric, yaoi-take on the bard's romeo and juliet, sans poison and murder. at times the uke, yuen, is infuriating in his indecisiveness and weepiness...so nothing new there. emba, the seme, on the other hand, is the all-mighty-manly dude who thankfully, isn't a total neanderthal when it comes to his beloved. he's downright chivalrous, which makes one wonder about how much men has actually evolved (or not! *lol*). however, i can't stay angry at the story nor the mangaka, because the art is just utterly beautiful, and even if the story's a bit hum-drum, it is still comprehensible, unlike the too-beautiful-to-be-true and mind-bogglingly snooze inducing "alichino" (but that's another story).Read more ›
The plot is not deep but that's ok because it does other things right. Love develops over time (instead of rape at first sight). The young men are beautiful, the damsel(silly uke) gets rescued, and there is a plot twist.
So on the yaoi scale it scores in what some of us read yaoi for. It gets points for unrequited love(!), one-sided love(!), romance(!!) and beautiful buff guys get happy(!!!!). The art is clean and attractive.
On my personal meter it also gets points for costumes(!!). (Authors please note: I love men in long hair and skirts.) No schoolyard teenage angst here!
This manga has fairly beautiful art and titillating ideas but for the rest it falls short, shorter than it is usual even for the worst examples among this genre.
The plot is desperately thin and contrived, characterization stereotyped and highly inconsistent with the prehistorical setting chosen. There is not a single move of the characters which is not predictable and trite, plus the usual skinny effemminate boy versus the manly dominant figure.
A booklet to borrow before buying: the art may be interesting (sex scenes are dull, though, as it is often the case) and the sequence of the drawings confused.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love it! It came in a little brown sturdy bag, the inside was covered with bubble wrap and when I opened it the manga was safe. There were no bends or anything. It was all good. Read morePublished 15 months ago by AnaMaria Madrigal
this was just ok for me. i was hoping for better from the stories. the drawings were great though.Published 16 months ago by Lamesha
I love this short story. It's adorable and nicely written. It has a good story and characters who are deep despite the short amount of pages this book has. Overall, adorable!Published 23 months ago by Nicole
As a writer and storyteller (I roleplay online with my friends and tell a story with another), I have several homosexual couples, but Wild Rock is the first yaoi I've read (I've... Read morePublished on February 21, 2012 by Kendra Lawrence
Well like what some other reviewers have said about this book it's very well done.the graphics are beautiful and very well drawn and I found the whole tribe/hot caveman theme a... Read morePublished on September 11, 2010 by J. Humphrey
Okay, I first bought this because the guy on the cover was soo hott! I started reading, and was a bit dissappointed that the uke looked soo girly, but, I have to say that despite... Read morePublished on October 8, 2009 by Amazon Customer
First off, Yuuen is absolutely adorable, but I wish he had looked just a fuzz more masculine. Also, this manga was not as explicit as I had expected. Read morePublished on December 1, 2008 by OtakuKitteh