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

Publication Date: 2015-2017
approx 180 pages each
Manga/Boys Love/Contemporary
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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