on 9 August 2005
This manga is brilliantly paced, and as a result the romance feels organic yet spontaneous. The artwork is gorgeous and the writing appears to be well translated. As BL goes, this manga is fairly tame - the romance does not progress farther than a few kisses, but it is so emotionally satisfying that it hardly matters. I would definitely reccomend this manga to BL newcomers. Or oldtimers. Or anyone - your gran maybe.
on 5 November 2006
Firstly, this is a brilliant manga and delightful love story. Because that's what it is, essentially; a very cute, very fluffy, very awwwwww love story. It's a definite recommendation for anyone curious about the shonen-ai or yaoi genre and wanting to have a quick taste. Of course, it's nowhere near as explicit as some of the other options out there (such as Ai no Kusabi; angst and bondage galore! Also good.)...'Only the Ring Finger Knows' has more in common with Descendants of Darkness/ Yami no Matsuei in that regard; gorgeous bishounen (pretty boys) and a sweet, developing relationship with the odd liplock. Don't let this deter you however; I read the first chapter or so of this manga whilst idling in a book shop and spent the next several weeks desperately trying to track it down as the shop had sold out when I went back, desperate for another fix. I am now the proud owner of a copy and just having it on my bookshelf, able to flick to a few of my favourite scenes whenever I want, gives me an instant happy buzz. So yeah, in summary, I would defintely recommend this book. If you're the kind of person who prefers logical, vaguely-realistic-and-possible-and-within-the-realms-of-human-consistancy stories, then possibly this wouldn't be your first choice, but for everyone else; the story's cute, the boys are cuter and the kissing is hawt!
on 7 January 2006
Only the Ring Finger Knows tells the story of love between two young men (Wataru and Yuichi) who both happen to wear the same paired rings.
The art is beautiful and the story satisfying and fulfilling. There are no explicit scenes, and so it would be a good introduction to the Yaoi (male love) genre for someone unsure if they would like it. That said, anybody can enjoy this manga. The art is lovely, and as with all DMP manga books, comes with a glossy dust cover to protect it.
It is a self-contained story, although a continuation novel is due in 2006.
on 24 March 2005
OMG! I had only had a slight brush with yaoi anime before and sorta liked it, but after reading "Only the Ring Finger Knows" I became hooked. If there's any justice in the world, the writer will release a sequal. Wataru and Yuichi are both so dreamy. I was really impressed by the extra episode aswell, very cute.
on 25 October 2006
This was a really good Yaoi to read - the storyline is good and the characters are ace so I was vry happy with it lol. It doesn't have any explicit artwork though so would be great as a starter read for those who wann have a poke but don't want anything too shocking!
Well worth the money, can't wait to read the continuing story hehe.
Did I mention it had a great storyline lol?..
on 6 January 2005
At Wataru Fujii's high school, it's all the rage to wear paired rings with the girl you love. Wataru wears one though he is single, and one day inadvertently discovers that his ring pairs up with that of tall, handsome and smart Yuichi Kazuki, the senior classman idolized by the entire school. Though Kazuki has a reputation for being kind to all, when dealing with Wataru, he is strangely harsh. Their paired rings somehow draw them together and the two alternately clash and attract, as they must sort out their budding feelings for each other.