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Samejima-kun and Sasahara-kun by Koshino

Reviewed by Cait Published in print by Juné Short Answer: Adorably Awkward From the back cover: “Samejima-kun has just mustered up the courage to tell his co-worker (and classmate) Sasahara-kun that he loves him… but now what? Will the two … Continue reading

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False Memories volume 1 by Isaku Natsume

Reviewed by Cait Published in print (also available digitally) by SuBLime Short Answer: Passable so far, but final impressions will hinge on how the author addresses the apparent misunderstandings going forward. From the website: “Although they were best friends in … Continue reading

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Cherry Blossom Reviewer Blog Posts VII

Kris on What’s that in the ashes? Once a week any posts created on CBLR Reviewer Blogs will be aggregated here.

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801 Day: Shiuko Kano and Other Fun

As a special celebration of August 1st (8/01), we at Cherry Blossom Reviews have put together a series of pieces on Shiuko Kano titles: aoi reviews Punch Up! Cait reviews Tough Love Baby Kris reviews Priceless Honey lore reviews Affair … Continue reading

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801 Day: Tough Love Baby by Shiuko Kano

Reviewed by Cait Published in print by Deux Press (now-defunct) Short Answer: If you can get past the title, not bad, but you might completely forget you read it five years from now. From the Back Cover: “This tale of … Continue reading

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Starting With a Kiss volumes 1 & 2 by Youka Nitta

Reviewed by Cait Published in print by SuBLime Short Answer: Delicious Mess From the website: “Tohru, the son of a yakuza boss, is sent into exile on a deserted island for his own protection during a gang feud. Fiery and … Continue reading

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Sleepless Nights by Sachi Murakami

Reviewed by Cait Published in print by Juné Short Answer: Typical Fare From the back cover: “Sure, Miyabi may work in a neighborhood where men like to cruise. That doesn’t automatically mean he’s into guys, too! But what happens when … Continue reading

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Cherry Blossom Reviewer Blog Posts VI

Cait on Spoiler Unfriendly Once a week any posts created on CBLR Reviewer Blogs will be aggregated here.

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Castle Mango volume 1 by Narise Konohara and Muku Ogura

Reviewed by Cait Published in print by Juné Short Answer: Good From the website: “Yorozu lives at Castle Mango, a “love hotel” where couples pay for a few hours to themselves. But his quiet life is violated when Togame arrives … Continue reading

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Long Out of Print: Shy Intentions by Syouko Takaku

This is the first in what will be a review series of older print BL titles, not easily found for purchase. Reviewed by Cait Published in print by Juné Short Answer: Passable From the website: “Sweet, serious Yoshiyuki is a … Continue reading

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