Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Book Review: Love Stage Vols. 1 - 7 by Eiki Eiki & Taishi Zaou (Manga/Boys Love/Contemporary)

Title: Love Stage Vol. 1-7
Author: Eiki Eiki, Taishi Zaou
Publisher:
SuBLime

Publication Date: 2015-2017
Pages:
approx 180 pages each
Format:
Paperback
Genre:
Manga/Boys Love/Contemporary
Source:
Borrowed from the Library

 


With a father who's a singer, a mother who's a movie star, and an older brother, Shougo, who's the lead vocalist for the super-popular band The Crusherz, Sena Izumi, an otaku college student is the only dull one born into this super famous and talented family. He loves Magical Girl LalaLulu and is working hard to become a mangaka, but one day he winds up appearing in a TV commercial he just can't turn down. There, he's reunited with Ichijou Ryouma, the super-popular young actor he costarred with on a project ten years prior.


Love Stage was a fun, cute read. I loved the development of Izumi and Ryouma's relationship, and the premise was nicely thought-out and proceeded at a good pace. The illustrations are also great. Two warnings: there is a brief moment of sexual assault and some of the drawings are fairly explicit. If either of those things will upset you, take care reading this book. However, in all other cases, I recommend it for Boys Love fans. This is the first longer BL work I've read and I am now keen to check out some others.

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