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on June 27, 2010
Ever since I read Sakura Gari, this is the first time I got really hooked to a BL manga.
I read the first 4 chapters through scanlations, and decided to buy the actual books as I found it really interesting. But really... Buying the actual books and read the whole volumes in marathon gave me a super strong impact.
It was amazing. My emotion was like being played around by the mangaka.
I was extremely happy, and then hurt in the next minute, and my adrenaline rushed when I opened another page. Sometimes the angst made me terribly pained, but the happy moments made me wanna jump and cry from happiness together with them. Not to mention, my heart nearly exploded in both of felicity and arousal every time I saw romantic moments in this book.
Emotionally beautiful. It was just... perfect for me. I even sometimes chuckled alone, trapped in humorous situations set by the mangaka.
Yellow is just perfect. The great opening and introduction in the first half of Omnibus 1 (vol 1 in normal edition) made me love the interactions between the 2 handsome guys. I also love their jobs. Fun and cool.
Starting the second half of Omnibus 1 (vol 2 in normal edition), things began to reveal bits by bits, and I was simply love their development in both of romance and personality.
And best of all, the whole Omnibus 2 (vol 3-4 in normal edition) was SUPERB.
The tension was killing, the puzzle made my hands itch to quickly open another page, the angst and problems were different and quite brazen - made me become thoughtful and almost hard to breathe for being so drawn into the story. And the romantic scenes were just... lovely (but also hurting). Left me a strong emotion that made my heart almost burst out.
The conflicts sent me to occasionally think: "wow, this is great" or "wow, this is totally different" and "wow, the mangaka really is brave to put this issue".
Yellow is not the typical Hard Yaoi story, with H-scenes scattered almost in the entire pages. But I'll tell you, because of the tension the mangaka built and the depth of the plot, you won't get bored or even have the chance to think: 'WTF, where's the steamy scenes? I need it right away!'
It's true that sometimes I found myself bit my lip for being impatience every time something good happened between them (and nearly rose my arousal), it failed because of something else occurred. But really, the waiting was worth it.
Because as I was really drawn to the suspense and puzzles then completely forgot about the whole H-scenes I wanted to see, then when in the next page I found them finally do what I wanna see, my eyes instantly went wide and my heart fluttered like crazy. So really, the story will hook you and will not make you bored for not seeing any steamy scenes that soon. Besides, for being patience, you'll find the scenes more arousing later xD
Though I could definitely guarantee that even from the first chapter, you'll still find romantic, tempting and quite arousing scenes spread around the book LOL.
But now thanks to reading Yellow, I won't be able to read any BL-mangas again for a while. Because I will definitely feel something's lacking to the other stories. When I feel a great impact from reading a story, I need time to calm myself down before reading another story, lol. Yesterday after I finished reading Yellow, my heart swooned even until I was able to sleep LOL. That's how awesome it was xD
So although I couldn't guarantee you'll like Yellow as much as I do (because of personal preference maybe), I could say that yellow is a great series that makes many, many peaple hooked. Cause it's different from the other typical BL-mangas ^^
And please welcome the handsome and capable uke! Bye bye to the girly, weak and pathetic uke... LOL. Also, the seme is not the typical of a perfect, arrogant seme found in almost BL mangas xD
In short... Again, Yellow is just PERFECT for me!
P.S. The extra chapters in Omnibus Edition are really worth the money!!! I really love them especially the last extra xD
P.P.S. It would be even more amazing if you are absent from BL mangas completely for a few days before reading it. It will help to build the tension better :)