Weekly Porn Round-up!

for the week of September 30, 2012!

I figured I would start doing something like this because sometimes I want to review things but then I psyche myself up too much and suddenly it starts sounding like a scary chore, and other times I read something and I moderately enjoy it and maybe kind of want to talk about it idk but not enough to write a review—but more than a ‘quickie’ review would allow. So to make it easier to properly talk about the books I read, at the end of every week I will talk about the stuff I happened to read that week and what I liked about it and what I didn’t like and hopefully I’ll be able to talk about more BL this way without freaking myself out.

Anyway, without further ado!

Psyche Delico | EroMan ~Kami to Pen to Sex to!!~

 

I was pretty excited about this one, as most people who read my blog know. And while I didn’t love it nearly as much as Junai Eroki it nonetheless didn’t disappoint. In all, this book has four stories: two are related, one is a oneshot chapter, and there’s another that’s quite old. The title story is about two comic artists who’re thinking of taking it to the next level with an H doujinshi, but the artist of the duo doesn’t have any experience in sex since he’s uncomfortable around women. Thus ensues a perverted relationship between the writer and artist. Part romantic relationship, part filthy sexual fantasy, 100% perfect porn. With some comedy, too, considering while they’re doing anal foreplay with a pen the cap gets lost somewhere in his ass. Oops!

The next story is related (starring their extremely feminine super!masochist comic editor) and my personal favorite. The editor randomly accosts his straight-laced coworker in the bathroom one day, and while his coworker is about to tell him he might quit suddenly he interrupts with “have you ever had anal sex?” Thus begins the filthy sexual relationship between the masochistic editor and one of the few people who seems to really bring the bang he wants in his sex life. I really liked this story because the sex scene honestly has a lot of my favorite kinks (withholding orgasm, sex in the workplace, perversely presenting himself to the other party for penetration, casually asking for sex) and I am just such a sucker for super femme characters in BL comics. I loved Usaki’s (the editor) “give me what I want or get the fuck out of my way” attitude when it came to sex and just life in general.

After that is a short with a sex scene in the hospital and then a multi-chapter all the way from 2006 (whoa flashback to Psyche Delico’s old art style) about two high school boys who’re attracted to each other but pretty awkward about properly displaying their feelings and needs. Overall even though some parts of the first story kind of confused me (legit that damn story was all over the place–half the time you couldn’t tell if the sex and story scenes were fantasy or reality!) I really enjoyed this book, though my favorites were the second and last stories. Psyche Delico just writes the best porn with the best kinks and the best character types (appearance- and body-wise in particular) so there’s a little something for everyone if you’re in the mood for some silly, vaguely non-committal yet semi-romantic porn.

Yama Bikko | Ore no Aisuru Dorei-chan

another Pierce Series story, so of course there’s lots and lots of porn. There are nine oneshots in all, three of which are supposedly vaguely related but idk they didn’t seem that related to me. The story types range from cute romantic confessions to already-established couples having relationship problems to even sillier comedic stories to S&M play. I had it in my backlog wishlist for quite a while (it came out really early on this year iirc) as some porn reserves next time I was in the mood for something filthy and it definitely didn’t disappoint. Yama Bikko’s art style is cute and while her sex scenes aren’t really smooth and sensual and focused on erotic imagery (which I personally prefer) they were at least enough to make me blush a bit at times. A good read when you’re in the mood for something fairly simple and non-engaging. I personally read one story of this every night before bed over the past week. Cute and fun but not really something I see myself going back to over and over. Still, I’m glad I bought it.

Snae Hata | Himitsu Countdown

Snae’s newest book! There are three stories previously from Canna, yet somehow it doesn’t feel like the stories were very familiar to me. Hmm. The first half of the book is related stories, three chapters total, about the relationship between Yuuma and Fuyuki. The two have been dating for a while now and are very much in love, but while Fuyuki wants to come out of the closet so they don’t have to hide their affections Yuuma feels like he has a tough-guy reputation to uphold so he refuses to let Fuyuki so much as touch him while they’re at school. But what happens when Yuuma gets a taste of his own medicine when Fuyuki has girls getting touchy-feely with him and Yuuma has no way of laying claim on his boyfriend?

Then there’s a story about two live-in lovers, Mitsuaki and Azusa. Mitsuaki loves his adorable boyfriend, but Azusa has a complex about his cute name and his pretty face and small stature—he absolutely refuses to let Mitsuaki call him ‘cute’. Why is it that Azusa has this chip on his shoulder? That’s followed by a story of Nao and Sumito who’re adorable pre-school teachers in love. Then there’s one last story about two men in a cooking class together: the ever-failing single father Aoi and the ace chef Hoshina, who fall for each other after some private family-style cooking lessons while hanging out at Aoi’s home with his daughter Manami.

As expected from Snae Hata, a wonderfully cute collection of simple heart-warming stories. My personal favorite is the one with Azusa, because I’m just such a sucker for feminine boys having issues with their non-masculine appearance and interests. Azusa was seriously just too cute—there was no way I could resist.

Nanaki Katsura | Ita Hime

This is another one of those books that was in my backlog list forever and I only just got around to buying it now. Initially I wanted it because there was a dude in a dress on the cover, but in the end it was pushed out of my order due to an over-packed release month and my own insecurity over whether I really liked the art style or not. However, recently I realized they have a preview on their Amazon page so I clicked it! Like I was thinking, I’m not the biggest fan of Nanaki’s art style—it’s a bit too hard and angular for my tastes—but I liked the plot enough that the art didn’t have to be gorgeous to get me hooked. It’s essentially about a hikikomori who has holed himself inside ever since his mother’s death, but then his brother’s friend keeps pushing him and forces him to open up to the world again.

I don’t really feel passionately about it (oddly) but I did really like the story! Otaku hikikomori Keita’s story of going from pitifully and quietly dreaming behind closed doors to reaching for his dreams and working toward his goals was really sweet, and I liked how it was Momose’s open friendliness that dragged him kicking and screaming out of his shell. And then we go on to find Keita can also heal old wounds from Momose’s well-hidden painful past. However, my issue with this book was probably the ‘cheating’ theme that caused them to part ways for a short while. Somehow cheating on your partner is just one of those Unforgivable things to me so when Momose did it to Keita just because Keita was too busy/absorbed for a while was just…. bleh no thanks. (Especially considering he did it on a day that was very important to Keita…) Everything aside from that, though, I did enjoy since I really like couples like Keita and Momose who complete each other even when everything around them is falling apart.

Seriously, though, could have done without the cheating thing. orz

motteke | Hachi Kuma

I guess the contents of this book were originally published online? It seems like lately Baby is really interested in offering a platform for artists who originally were self-published, both online and through doujinshi. Anyway, this particular book—! As if the adorable cover weren’t enough to get me interested, I read the description on the Baby website and found it was a story about ‘brotherly love’ and then there was no way I could resist. Somehow I’m just such a sucker for those types of stories. When it arrived at my house I admit I was moderately disappointed to find the whole book isn’t about the same couple (oneshots are fun too, but brotherssss!! ;;) but that disappointment was luckily short-lived when I realized that though there are two separate unrelated stories they are both about incestuous relationships between brothers.

The first story has the younger brother on top, with the older and more logical of the two on bottom. For a while now Yuuta has been having disturbing erotic dreams, only made worse by the fact that his adorable puppy-like younger brother Tomoya seems to have started putting the moves on him. Some brotherly skinship is one thing, but kissing is a little… What’s a big brother to do if his beloved younger sibling keeps wanting to redraw the limits of their relationship? Second story has the roles switched, with the younger brother bottoming and the older on top. Older brother Kaito is pretty easy in bed, much to Riku’s irritation—and he makes no attempts to hide it. But when one of Kaito’s sexy female friends puts the moves on Riku, Kaito claims ownership of his younger brother in a seemingly less-than-familial way. And, even worse, Riku actually seems excited by the idea.

As I said on tumblr previously while I really liked the designs and character archetypes more in the first story, in the end I felt a little disappointed with that one since Yuuta didn’t seem very sincere about returning Tomoya’s feelings—more like he just finally caved and gave his brother what he wanted since making Tomoya happy was first-and-foremost. I would have liked it more if Yuuta seemed to sincerely return Tomoya’s sexual-romantic affection. Also, if there had actually been sex scenes since I’m a pervert and that was kind of a let-down. But nonetheless the stories were really cute and I loooove motteke’s art (even though I don’t like her paneling very much tbh) so I still look forward to hopefully reading more of her stuff in the future!

Shimaji | Blossom Period

okay this is a book I originally vaguely followed while it was running in Cab, and then bought instantly because I liked what I’d read and wanted to properly reread it all in its entirety. But seriously this book is so thick—like, Castle Mango level thickness. So I put it off for forever, until a week or two ago when I picked it up in my desperation for something new. the story is about Abe and Mitsuya, two high schoolers who previously knew each other in middle school and were actually quite close for a short time. But then Abe heard rumors about Mitsuya and, in youthful cowardice, broke their friendship and stopped talking to him. Years later they’re in the same class in high school and Abe tries to rekindle their relationship and is happy to see the Mitsuya he used to know hasn’t changed since middle school—still playful and somehow sarcastic and weirdly pretty.

But it seems Mitsuya is hiding something from the love-struck Abe. As Abe pushes their relationship further than friendship, Mitsuya is more than happy to oblige. But there’s something unbalanced about Mitsuya, the closer Abe gets to him. Something is off. A story about the lonliness caused by one of the few comrades you have in the world abandoning you and the weird thirst for revenge and yet also companionship. Mitsuya’s abandonment by Abe causes him to withdraw into himself, ignored by his father and sexually molested by his father’s endless stream of faceless lovers and with no one to turn to. He acts like what he really wants is for Abe to suffer the same fate of being abandoned by someone you truly love. But is that really his honest intention, or is it that he wants Abe back into his life to fill the deep hole of loneliness he left there previously?

I really like this story a lot. I love how Shimaji uses the first few chapters to trick you into thinking they have this slow, sensual fall into love happening between them—and then Mitsuya suddenly goes yandere on Abe when Abe apologizes about abandoning him years ago, telling Abe “you’re not sorry—you completely forgot about me” all while straddling Abe’s dick mockingly and giving him a taste of the horrible loveless sex Mitsuya had to silently endure those past few years. Mitsuya was a pretty depressing and dramatic character, but I think he was handled really well nonetheless and he’s very easy to empathize with. Definitely recommend to this one for anyone who’s looking for a depressing, emotional romance roller-coaster!

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2 responses to “Weekly Porn Round-up!”

  1. luzzy says :

    So nothing new in Aniya’s book?

    Porn! I want to read some of PD’s porn but I only have her non-porny books.

    I was expecting Motteke to have sex scenes, so now I’m a bit less excited about it(will still buy it).

    Anyway, double thanks. Apart from whetting my apetite, this post made me finally reorganize my books(couldn’t find Blossom Period).

    • ふう子 says :

      this is probably going to sound shocking, but I haven’t really picked up Aniya’s book to read it yet. When it arrived I flipped through the pages and read her author’s note and stroked the cover, but I’ve been putting off reading it because of stupidly sentimental reasons like the fact that it’ll probably be her last BL release for a very long time. I know it’s kind of loser-y but I’m saving it for a day I can allow myself to be totally engrossed—maybe at a coffee shop or somewhere I can be in my own world.

      Psyche Delico’s porn is seriously ace. Granted it’s been forever since I’ve read her first Pierce title, and her porn seems to have—like fine wine lmao—gotten better with age. If you can get your hands on her Psychedelics doujinshi I highly recommend them because they are grade-A perverted as all hell.

      I was expecting sex scenes too. 8( There is admittedly some petting in the first story, but it’s never shown that they go all the way. And then in the second story they just kiss.

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