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You Will Fall in Love Paperback – December 2, 2008

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Blu; 1St Edition edition (December 2, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1427812020
  • ISBN-13: 978-1427812025
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,913,319 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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You Will Fall In Love is yaoi fluff at its finest. The story revolves around three main characters: Haru Mochizuki, a substitute teacher and former archer; Reiichiro Shudo, his former best friend and archery rival; and Tsukasa Shudo, Reiichiro's brother and Haru's archery student. Haru was madly in love with his best friend Reiichiro four years earlier, so much so that he gave up archery and moved away to go to college in order to protect their friendship. The only thing is that he left without any real notice and did not keep in contact with Reiichiro. Four years pass and he is now a substitute teacher at a private high school where he runs into Tsukasa, Reiichiro's younger brother and rather quickly develops feelings for him. So what will Haru do when he unexpectedly runs into Reiichiro at Tsukasa's archery tournament? Does Tsukasa stand a chance in the competition for Haru's love?

This is a very typical yaoi plot, one boy runs away from his true love only to run into him again years later, forced to confront his feelings. Throw in a brother vs. brother twist and you have the makings of a typical yet surprisingly sweet story. I didn't hate it and I will probably read the follow up to this book, You Will Drown In Love, which I won't go into as it would give away the ending to this story.

So let's get into the mechanics of this one, shall we? As discussed, the plot is typical. However, I did like that it involved archery as seeing the boys in their traditional Hakama (archery gear) was really rather enticing. I did think the mangaka jumped a little too fast into the story as it almost felt like there should have been a prequel to this book. The book itself is nicely put together with a pretty illustrated cover but no inside color pages.
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`You will Fall in Love', by the talented Hinako Takanaga, is a manga that excels in bringing to life the tender interplay of love, loss and self worth.

The main focus is Haru, a first time teacher at a high school. It is here that he is reunited with Tsukasa, a student several years his junior. Tsukasa is the younger brother of Reiichiro, an old friend of Haru, whom he had competed with in Archery during high school.

There is, of course, more to this than would meets the eye and Tsukasa soon forces out the truth from a tearful and shamed Haru. The feelings Haru expresses toward himself are heartbreaking.

Tsukasa, with a straight forward and sweetly dedicated manner (if occasionally pushy when swept by strong emotion), pursues Haru, attempting to convince Haru to SEE him and the love that he offers, while Haru struggles with shame and self doubt at the very thought of being homosexual, of loving a man.

Intertwined with this sweet and true love story is the sport of Archery, which Haru had left behind, and which Tsukasa is attempting to bring back for him. Haru opening to Tsukasa is sharply paralleled by his opening to the sport of Archery again, and is done beautifully.

The feeling this manga evokes in me is both bitter and sweet, the time lost and self doubts that Haru had experienced are very real and yet misted over with the brush of time, with the fresh new wind of Tsukasa bring forth something new, something bursting with life and promise.

And perhaps even giving Haru the courage to draw a bow again...
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The story begins with Haru, the main character, starting at a new school as a substitute teacher. Here he comes across Tsukasa, the younger brother of his former friend and rival in archery Reiichiro, who he loved years ago. The plot is basically about the relationship that forms between Tsukasa and Haru after Tsukasa tells him that he has always had feelings for him. It's also about the demons that still haunt Haru from his high school days- these include his lingering feelings for Reiichiro as well as his mixed feelings towards archery.

The plot may sound a bit unoriginal and angsty but this manga really is a completely solid, sweet read! Haru and Tsukasa are both well developed and likeable and the manga as a whole is just really well done. As in all Hinako Takanaga's work, the artwork is also absolutely gorgeous. (The characters are all beautiful and there are also some really lovely archery scenes.)

This is definitely up among my favourites when it comes to Hinako Takanaga's work. If you're looking for a cute, involving read, pick this up!
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I enjoy this one alot. 2 brothers in love with the same man. The difference is that one does not realize it until it is years later and the other brother knows right in the beginning who he wants and waits patiently for the opportunity to prove his love. Haru is the lucky guy but who will he choose, the older brother or the younger one ? No spoiler here. Just love the emotions struggles among these 3 very likable characters as they resolve their feelings of love lost, love found, love confounded, regrets and love fulfilled. Of course one brother is left out in the end. He has my full sympathy but Blue has licensed the sequel and I look forward to it :).

The Japanese archery as a backdrop is refreshing and expressing the guys' emotions through the flight of their arrows is so convincingly done. Did I miss the absence of hardcore sex? Definitely not as I love a tender, "angsy" and expressive love story too and this is exactly what this is. And Hinako Takanaga's artwork is simply lovely and so expressive, her boys looking so good in their "hakamas".
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