"YES! At last, an actual, honest-to-god shounen-ai novel! And if it's anywhere near as likeable as the manga... whoopee! So. Even more about the OTRFK boys in what will be a series, not a stand-alone."
"I shudder to think of all the people who were introduced to shounen-ai through this. I was, and I think I'm scarred. The protagonist needs medication, and his love interest is foul throughout. Avoid."
"You know, I'm still not too sure about this one. Either it's a heavily veiled shounen-ai or it's just my slasher hopes being raised, only to be dashed yet again. Pretty, but it all feels a bit vacant."
"From the same mangaka as FAKE. Don't let this lure you in, however. Alright, it looks similar, but the plot can induce comas and the character development is superficial. Also, no UST. Pointless? Yes."
"Better known as 'Yami no Matsuei', watch out for the gorgeous Tsuzuki and the beautifully sadistic Muraki. And oh! Tatsumi! Sadly, it's been edited by Viz to within an inch of its (gay) life. No love."
"Oh, CLAMP. How do I love thee? Fantabulous artwork and character designs collide with what is essentially female-oriented emotional fanservice, and the resulting explosion turns me into a pile of goo."
"Apparently a classic. Hmm. Much more serious than most of these manga, with allusions to kiddie-porn and rape thrown into the mix. The artwork's rather outdated, with some dubious racial stereotypes."
"I honestly don't have much either positive or negative to say about this one. The art turns me off, as do the plot and characters, but other people rhapsodise about it. It's like Marmite, in a way..."
"Quite a boring little number, this one. The artwork might do it for you, but if not... Still, there's always the lovely, intense older couple. Oh, and the 'gaijin' jokes. They never get old. Oh, wait."
"I have absolutely no idea what BeBeautiful have done to it; I just know that this is a very good yaoi. The uke is not whiny, or - thank God - a girl, and the sex scenes are fun. Asami is THE seme. :O"
"PWP. Well, okay, there is a plot, but if you're reading this it will be for the sex. It's not going to be for the complex scenarios or sympathetic characters, because this book? Has neither. Ah well."