Author: Eiko Ariki
Publisher: LOVE x LOVE
Publication Date: 10 August 2021
Format: eBook - PDF
Source: ARC via NetGalley
Nijou is the perfect student. He’s class president, great at sports, and beloved by all his classmates, especially the girls. But he hides his true feelings; deep down he’s terrified of letting everyone down with anything less than perfection and being rejected. As the most responsible and respected member of the class, he’s asked by their teacher to check in on Toomi, a student who hasn’t been to school in a while.
Toomi sees straight through Nijou’s insecurities and acts belligerent, but he has a secret of his own; in order to pay off his father’s gambling debts, he performs in drag on an adult cam site as “Haruka.” When Nijou accidentally discovers the truth, he struggles with whether he should tell Toomi, or continue to feign ignorance. But at the same time he finds himself developing feelings for Haruka…or is it really Toomi he’s falling in love with?
Glass Syndrome was a really sweet, slow-burn MM manga. I enjoyed the interactions between Nijou and Toomi and I thought the development of their relationship moved along at a good and believable pace. The illustration style was also appealing, each panel clear and well thought-out. The additional little bonus stories at the end were also fun. Recommended if you like the sweeter end of the BL manga spectrum. It gets 4.5 stars from me.
I received this book as a free eBook ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.