Monday, November 05, 2007

Just My Luck

By Temari Matsumoto
Published in the U.S. by Blu

Slugline: More yaoi about confused, lonely boys falling prey… um, I mean, finding true love.

“Just My Luck” is a three-part story and the remainder of the volume is shorter yaoi stories. The main story has its interesting elements, involving Asahi’s bad luck and an anti-jinxing kiss, but does not have time to do much with them while filling out a standard-issue series of events involving a mildly competitive friend and a few past mysteries. “Mechanism of Love”, one of the short stories, also has some interesting elements and gets in more character work even though it’s shorter.

But on the whole there’s nothing exceptional about this volume. All the tops have gigantic shoulders and creepily long fingers. All the bottoms are waifish, lonely, and some have memory problems.

Just My Luck is also available from Right Stuf, Intl., an online retailer specializing in anime and manga.


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