Monday, May 27, 2013

Shonen-Ai Review: Loveless, Vol. 3: 2-in-1 [Paperback]

I've finished "Loveless Vol. 3 2-in-1" by Yun Kouga.

Product Description

The long-awaited continuation of the best-selling series, a masterpiece tale of intrigue and innocence lost.
Ritsuka Aoyagi is alone in the world — never fitting in at school and alienated from his own past by a fragmented memory. When his beloved older brother is brutally murdered, Ritsuka is heartbroken but determined to find answers. His only lead is Soubi, a mysterious, handsome college student who offers him an intimate link to his brother’s other life: a dark and vibrant world of spell battles and secret names.

Ritsuka’s determination to find answers brings dire consequences. While he’s confined to a chair at home by his abusive mother, Soubi uncovers a truth so shocking that it completely shatters his fragile sense of self.

*Contains volumes 5 and 6 of the series, along with never-before-seen bonus comics, artist commentary, and interviews.

Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for teen audiences.

About the Author

Yun Kouga began her career as a doujinshi author and debuted in 1986 with the original manga Metal Heart, serialized in >Comic VAL. She is the creator of the popular series Loveless and Earthian, along with many manga and anime projects, including character design for Gundam 00. Her works Crown of Love and Gestalt are also published by VIZ.

Product Details
Paperback: 446 pages
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; Original edition (April 9, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1421549921
ISBN-13: 978-1421549927

My Review:

This volume opens with Soubi recovering from his serious injuries and is in great pain despite his training.  Unable to handle the pain he goes to Ritsuka but before he can treat Soubi he takes off after having an unstable erratic episode.  This causes Ritsuka to be confused and tortured but he manages to decipher the codes that Sleepless left him and he visits one of the Septimal Moon members.

This series has intriguing and hilarious characters, magic, spells and danger, cat ears and darker storytelling.


Thanks Simon and Schuster Canada for sending me this manga to review, greatly appreciated!

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