Sunday, 7 February 2021

Book Review: BL Fans LOVE My Brother?! by Oyamada Mimu (Manga)

Title: BL Fans LOVE My Brother?!
Author: Oyamada Mimu
Publisher: TokyoPop
Publication Date: 23 March 2021
Pages:
192
Format:
eBook - PDF
Genre: Manga
Source: ARC via NetGalley

Kirika Amano is just an unassuming college freshman, but her shut-in big brother, Teruo, is about to turn her life upside down... Even though he's barely left their family home in four years, Teruo has a big secret: he's been living a double life online as the boys love artist sensation Amaterasu!

With his popularity online growing more and more, Teruo begs Kirika to pose as Amaterasu in the real world, throwing her right into the deep end of doujinshi conventions, hot and sweaty fan comics, and adoring fans who want to worship Teruo—and now Kirika—as a god!

As Kirika begins to crack under the pressure, she relies on Teruo’s knowledge to guide her through this new world of conventions, followers, and her own budding love for her big brother’s OTP, just as Teruo needs his little sister to help him come out of his shell and explore the real world. And as each new event pushes them further into the limelight, can they find a way to keep the secret of Amaterasu’s identity and also have room to be themselves?

 

I really loved the premise of BL Fans LOVE My Brother?! and I enjoyed the sibling relationship between the two main characters. It was certainly funny in its way, but I was put off a little by some of the derogatory terminology surrounding the BL fans and creators. I believe it was only in jest and for the comedy aspects, but it still rubbed me up the wrong way now and then. Had that been toned down, I probably would have enjoyed this work a little more. Still, it was an entertaining and quick read, and I liked the illustration style, so this is a solid 3-star read for me.

I received this book as a free eBook ARC in exchange for an honest review. 

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