Ezuke wa Yahan, Ano Heya de – Homerun Ken
A collection of interconnected stories ranging from cactus enthusiasts and compensated dating to vampires and zombies.
The Next Time We Meet, The Crimson Flowers Will Bloom: seemed more a friendship story than romance. I liked the seme’s blunt honesty.
Unable To Reach Neither Love Nor Friendship: they buy each other instead. That angsty search for connection and a place to belong to.
Midnight Feeding In That Room: A riff on the master-servant trope. Was going for dark but the interaction with the two couples gave it a much needed touch of levity
Zombie Cycle + Daybreak: a very poignant story of friendship and love that survived, sort of, the zombie apocalypse. Best story of the collection
Kiki – Homerun Ken
A series of one-shots consisting of boys with horns, priests, etc. Chapter 3 – Picnic part 2 (continued from ch2) – Despite everything, Kaname seems to have found a bit of happiness with Kenichirou. But Kaname’s father doesn’t want to let Kaname go and is doing everything he can to keep them apart. Chapter 4 – In God’s Hands – Masato used to be a delinquent that was so naughty he was called the “Legendary evil.” However, he has reformed because of his love for Jouji, a priest. But pretty rich boy Kikunosuke has his eyes set on Jouji as well and isn’t about to let Masato have him! Chapter 5 – Dark Gray Heaven, Rainbow-colored Paradise – Kotegawa Hajime has an automata made that is a perfect replica of himself, and plans to have this automata take his place as heir to his father’s company. Unfortunately, just after telling his father’s secretary about his plan, Hajime loses his memories in an accident. Now no one, including Hajime himself, is quite sure which is the real Hajime and which is the automata.
A debut collection with stories that range from somewhat funny to somewhat tragic and twisted. They’re slightly entertaining and could use more humor and fluff.
Maigo (Missing Children) – Homerun Ken
1) Lost Children – Koyo Tomohiko and Fukube Naoto are childhood friends. But when Naoto gets a girlfriend and doesn’t have much time for Tomo anymore, Tomo’s pissed! But is friendship the only thing Tomo feels? 2) Diamonds are Forever – Taki Chisato and Kamitori Taichi have been goofing off instead of studying. Now their tutor, Taki’s cousin Atsushi, is punishing them for wrong answers… by making them kiss each other?! 3) Continuation of Diamonds are Forever. Chisato and Taichi are dating, but Taichi wants some of the physical benefits of dating. 4) Golden Star – Third year junior high student Murakami finds himself watching stoic classmate Takahashi play the piano every year for their school chorus. But Murakami really likes akahashi’s voice and wants to hear him sing. 5) Flower Scented – Mushano Kouji is a master wizard who teaches magic to children. But when 36 year old Sakurada Tsukihito asks to be his apprentice, Kouji doesn’t send him away. Sakarada is hopeless with magic, but great with housework, which is just what Kouji needs, but why does this man want to learn magic so badly?
A nice enough collection of mostly school boy stories. The first story was the standout for me but the last one was also cute.