Monday, November 22, 2004
Boys Next Door
|Be proud, minna-san! I have just read a scanlation that moved me. It was so sad. In the beginning, it is confusing, but afterwords it begins to get very clear. The whole manga itself is ninety-nine pages, and it is around the rating of R. It has not been released into the United States as of yet, and for good reasons,m I'm sure.|
The storyline follows a young 27 year old male elementary school teacher who is obsessed with murdering male prostitutes. But when someone sees him killing one of their own, the story takes an interesting turn. The teacher, reconized as Adrian Clay, left a collar with his information on it. The collar was for his iguana, we learn later.
The male prostitute who had witness the murder, now known as Lawrence, begins to 'stalk' Adrian, and when ask how they know each other, lies of them being 'brothers'.
Lawrence, in my eyes, is the type of person who is like...as Faye from Cowboy Bebop says, 'An 'Angelic Devil', or a 'Demonic Angel'. He has the look of sadness in his eyes, and you know his life isn't very happy, even when he puts on a smile.
Adrian is the type that puts on a smile that looks real unless you look at it as close as you can. He has the sad past, the type where he was too young to understand until he grows older, which is the reason for his killing of the male prostitutes.
Unfortunately, I cannot put up the manga unless I get a few votes for it. It isn't exactly the happy kind. It is more of the type that has blood, gore, shounen ai, blacked out lemon, limes, and the ending that makes you cry for two reasons, because of the final words/pictures and because of the scene.
I will put up the cover page, so please give your votes in the comments box. And yes, my dear fans, it does have angst.
I will probably post some up for a wallpaper if you like it enough. Hope you enjoy!