Yoideru koi o sezu

酔いどれ恋をせず [Yoidore Koi o Sezu]酔いどれ恋をせず [Yoidore Koi o Sezu] by Aoi Hashimoto

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Uke is erotically sexy, although lacks confidence and the Seme is scrumptious looking though with an emotionless face, but other than the sexiness, its an ero manga with a mix of bishonen (no complaints there ⁽͑˙˚̀༎˚́˙⁾̉).
I do like the art style of Aoi Hashimoto sensei and her previous work like きこえる? Kikoeru? , but the chemistry is thoroughly lacking in this lead pair. It’s still an ongoing manga although for now, it looks like an obvious romance -.-

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Links – unspeakable connection

My rating: ❤❤❤❤❤


Relationships are always complex, they never go smoothly, but so does life. As the title suggests, this manga’s story revolves around eight men all linked aka connected with each other through circumstances, profession, and personal relationships. Links talks about these men trying to live their lives and hoping to find happiness and maybe love.

Art ╰(✿´⌣`✿)╯♡

One word…beautiful. I have just started following Kizu Natsuki sensei’s work and the enamoring art style and distinct features of the characters; especially their eyes take you in the story. It’s the art that talks and the story is an extended version of the art (if you know what I mean). Also ikemen gorgeous Seme and lovely (girlish-like) looking Uke. But the background design and the variation created for all characters in the story including supporting characters just amazed me. Not every mangaka can create such variety and remain connected to the story.

Characters (◍•ᴗ•◍)❤

Have you ever waited to listen to your favorite radio show/TV series with baited breath just to hear or watch your fave RJ or TV actor speak or perform? maeno-tomoakiThe first couple featuring in the story is of Sekiya Masahito (Maeno Tomoaki), and Shibata Ryou (Taishi Murata) and their link establish when the young radio jockey with a 45693smooth voice (* >ω<) meets a 30 yr old shop manager with a koe/voice fetish. Sekia gets irritated by this overly enthusiastic, extremely friendly, bothersome ossan and his persistent requests of friendship. Shibata san is too dense to understand that Sekia kun does not want to get along. How will Shibata san manage to get the unsociable Sekia’s attention?


2021937165The second couple‘s relationship is of two people having a link through professional/personal connections. Tsubame Yahiko (Hatano Wataru) is Sado Takaaki‘s secretary (a Yakuza boss), and his bodyguard, and he is head over heals for Niitsu Akiha (Nojima Hirofumi), Sado’s senpai, and his dead brother’s ex-lover. No one can replace the memories of the past, and if someone is not ready to move on, it’s even harder for the ones who love them. That is the reality of Yahiko and Akiha. Will he ever understand that his happiness time has finally arrived; that sometimes it is better to let go of the past and accept to give love another chance?


32_hanae41311Our third couple did not even start as a couple (๑˃̵ᴗ˂̵)و they were just two people who got linked through a cat. Yup, Ogikawa Yuusei (Hanae Natsuki) is a salesman who tried to rescue a cat from rain but collapsed because he was drunk. In came the knight in shining armor, Kameda Aoi (Furukawa Makoto), a metal engraver who was just passing by. He sees the drenched, sorry looking fellow, and his cat picks them up and brings them to his home. Their friendship is a quirky one, but is there scope for developing a relationship?


46189Our final – fourth couple looks like two people always on bad 46442terms, seen mostly arguing or fighting with each other. How are they linked…Nakajou Shinobu (Saito Soma) is a Yakuza’s son, although he does not do any Yakuza work and he is Sado Takaaki‘s (Shingaki Tarusuke) partner who is a Yakuza boss and has been working under Shinobu’s father. They share a connection with a tragedy that happened ten years ago, which brought them together and started a relationship with no expectations, but somehow they are still together. Will one of them break the fragile thread that binds them or will they hold on to it, and to each other desperately?


Enjoyment (⋈◍>◡<◍)。✧♡

As you can see the characters truly unique, but here is the enjoyment element – Links BLCD. Yes, you will feel the effect of the manga triple fold with the drama cd. There is no question that the whole voice cast has done an excellent job. We have an awesomely cool regular fave BL (Boys Love) seiyuuMeano Tomoaki, Shingaki Tarusuke, Hatano Wataru, and Nojima Hirofumi in lead roles. But the newcomers in BL, Taishi Murata, and Saito Soma are fantastic enacting their roles too. Taishi san is super hilarious portraying the awkward, Happy go lucky Shibata; while Saito kun blew me over when I heard him playing Shinobu, entirely different avatar from his anime roles.

35987Another noticeable seiyuu is Furukawa Makoto. Forget One Punch Man anime please and behold his BL seiyuu version. Although he portrays a quiet character of Kameda Aoi, the acting is too funny and so is his chemistry with Ogikawa’s seiyuu Hanae Natsuki who is sounding surprisingly mature in his BL voice acting work. Tamaru Atsushi did a good job as a supporting seiyuu enacting the dead brother’s role whose presence has remained throughout the series.

Overall ♥♥♥♥♥

All four stories have something in common, they touch your heart, and all four couples will become your fave. I loved Sekiya and Shibata…they are just too cute to ignore, but it’s Shinobu and Sado whose constant banter, yet extreme feelings for each other stole my heart. My recommended must read manga, a must listen BLCD and a keeper. I hope Natsuki Kizu sensei brings us a sequel to this series ♡✧。 (⋈◍>◡<◍)。✧♡.


Marriage… is it a new beginning???

Ohio!!! Sigh!!! I wasn’t suppose to start this blog entry with a sigh… but somehow I just cant ignore to write about the everyday moments, the instances where I am so much over whelmed by this emotion called “love”…
In my previous blog I forgot to mention my introduction to my fellow readers and bloggers… I am Sku… well that’s what I would like to keep as my pen name for now… a female who has recently entered the bandwagon of “holy matrimony”. Everyone talked about marriage around me (its still considered to be a very hot debatable topic in my country India). If a girl isn’t married, she’s somehow considered to be “locco”. I mean I was perfectly content with my single life, going through each day as it comes, enjoying the company of good friends and had a perfectly good career. In my language that is what is called “settled in life”. But…there was something missing…an emotion that I hadn’t felt for quiet some years now…a feeling that makes everyone frustrated, angry, happy, giddy, dizzy and so on ( I can mention plethora emotions here… but never mind!!!). Arranged Marriage trend is also something which is (surprisingly) very successful in India… and that’s how I also formed a marital bond with a person I barely knew for 3 months. Here I am talking to him on the phone… exchanging emails and ofcourse photographs…having a good laugh every now and then… and after a few days he was their infront me… for a lunch date. Yet, after the meeting I felt a bit giddy… but at that time I thought maybe I am thinking too much. He is just another guy who has come to meet me for marriage purpose and there are many prospective brides for him (afterall he was working in the U.S. for the past couple of years and was planning to settle down there). SETTLED IN THE U.S. was a BIGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG “NO…NO” for me. I was never interested in settling down outside India…and here I was considering a marriage proposal of a guy working in U.S. It wasn’t appealing… but then “M” was not the sort of guys I met before. Plainly speaking he was just different… and the best quality about him was that he wasn’t pretentious about anything. Our conversations never had any awkward pauses…you know a brink point in conversation where you feel you’ve ran out of ideas or topics to discuss. We always use to talk like we know what we want to share with each other. I still sometimes wonder about that…but then a good conversation has always been an appealing factor to me.
So the conversation and meeting led to a second meeting with “M” and his family and my family and it was all fixed. Within a span of 5 hours I was engaged to “M”… call it whirlwind romance if you want to, but that ‘s how it all started. We met a couple of times after the engagement before M was suppose to go back to his hometown and from their to States. Rest of the months (I wont say flew by…) somehow just passed on. I resigned from my job; said goodbye to my “rosy” career… got married and came to U.S. It somehow sounds like a fairytale…but then I haven’t known any girl who does not desire a fairytale wedding. Deep down I did… and this romance of mine with “M” is going pretty well… (its been 9 blissful months of marriage and still going strong).
Every person wants to be “so much in love” with his or her boyfriends/girlfriends, lovers, husbands/wives…but no one has been able to exactly define that emotion. Someone wise once said…. “Love is an emotion that you have to experience yourself before you tell others to understand it”… This emotion is still indescribable to me…but all the new and fascinating experiences that I am having with “M”, I cannot thank him enough for that. And everyday my belief in the existence of love becomes stronger.
I don’t know what surprises god has in stored for both of us. But we pledged before god that we are in this together and we will take everyday as it comes “together”. That’s a promise!!!