- Paperback: 168 pages
- Publisher: Digital Manga Publishing (July 4, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1569709246
- ISBN-13: 978-1569709245
- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.7 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,755,968 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Lost Boys (Yaoi) Paperback – July 4, 2006
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Top Customer Reviews
But the story itself, as just a BL, is rather cute. The art, for a BL manga, is very very nice (the quality of BL manga has been going downhill lately, so it's good to see something that looks so good and clean as this). The art gets five stars.
The relationship in the story goes a little slow though, and might not suit everyone's tastes. There are a few short kisses, but other than that the story really focuses on the relationship between the two main characters building up and becoming strong. I thought the proclomation of love was a little harried and could have been done just a little better, but...
This story is something I think a majority of BL fans will like. It just isn't as focused as some people might like. The characters are loveable though, and the plot easy to follow.
I recommend it.
However, it's much more like light shounen-ai than actual yaoi - the main story itself has nothing dirtier than a few kisses (which was rather disappointing...). There's a small side-story at the end about the pirates which borders on true yaoi; that is, until they're interrupted, and it makes you want to smack your head against the closest wall in frustration.
So buy it for the light-hearted cuteness factor and (what I thought) was a nice take on the Peter Pan story, but if you're searching for something hard-core, or even soft-core, then look elsewhere.
The pirates seem more interesting but they were never developed. The mangaka try to give hints of Yaoi in a short story of the Captain and his first officer, but this was just too short and comical to be effective.
Overall "Lost Boys" fell short. Main reason being I read "Lost Boys" straight after "Same Cell Organism", which is so much better.
For those of you into Shounen-ai, I recommend "Same Cell Organism" instead.
Art: 4 of 5
This is a somewhat cute but not entirely eye-catching story about two couples utilizing the influences of the ever popular Peter Pan stories. The main couple revolves around a young man summoned by a "Peter Pan" type of character that eventually falls in love with him. There is a hiccup in their relationship when their titles get mixed up. The secondary couple involves the captain, representative of "Captain Hook," and his mate whom is caught in a compromising position by the boy named Air.
As for the "boys love" (aka BL) vs. "yaoi" argument, as not to confuse readers who are unfamiliar with the genre, yaoi is a category under the boys love umbrella. Yaoi often includes some form of physical/sexual desire but varies between soft (non-graphic) vs. hard (graphic) and between. So yes, portions of this graphic novel are included in the yaoi genre, but it's only a snippet.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The pages are too small to see the art panels and read the words. I tried to enlarge the image but it won't work. I should have got the paperback.Published on March 14, 2013 by Bruce E. Roberts
It was an enjoyable read. Kinda wish there was more. Good read for beginners in the yaoi genre. Not to smexy but still gets you giggling.Published on February 26, 2013 by GRIM KITTY
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The answer would be NO! To me, Lost Boys is a retelling of Peter Pan with an adult male thrown in instead of Wendy and her two brothers. Read morePublished on December 7, 2006 by C. J. Johnson