Hanabatake To Wakarebanashi – Kojima Lalako
1-3. Hanabatake to Wakarebanashi, From Summer then On, Our Love
Takuya, Yuiji, and Aki are childhood friends who have always been together. Takuya secretly likes Aki, but she suddenly gets a boyfriend. Takuya nurses his broken heart with Yuiji, who suddenly confesses that he’s always liked Takuya.
4-6. Bye-bye Baby
Story of Didi, his older brother, Ryoutarou, and his brother’s boyfriend, Nonoyama.
Borderline saccharine stories typical of the mangaka’s happier works. The cover art’s so pretty!
Hanabatake to Wakarebanashi + From Summer then On + Our Love: Childhood-friends-to-lovers story with the usual ‘but I’m a guy!’ hesitations. Unnecessarily angsty but cute because who could resist Yuiji?
Bye-bye Baby: Established couple seen from the POV of the younger brother, Didi, a style that is particularly effective and delightful as long as it’s not a love triangle. Here, no geometries were involved so yay!