MY TOP BL MANGA OF 2020
MANGA: Kimi To Wa Gokai Kara Hajimarimashita Ga
Kimi To Wa Gokai Kara Hajimarimashita Ga – Mishima Kazuhiko
Miike writes a love letter intended for the girl he sees everyday on his way to school. The girl misunderstands and winds up giving the letter to her brother and now Miike and him are dating! How will Miike fix this misunderstanding…?!
It Started From A Misunderstanding is a super cute twist on the gay for you trope.
Gloomy, introverted high-schooler Miike hands a love letter to his crush who thought it was for her big brother. The misunderstanding was due to a confusion with how the kanji or characters were pronounced. Miike thought it was Hifumi but it was actually read as Utakane.
He ended up dating Utakane who asked Miike to call him Hifumi. He tried his best to correct the misunderstanding only to be interrupted again and again by Hifumi just when he was about to blurt out the truth. Little did he know, Hifumi has some secrets of his own…
Both MCs are opposites in the best way possible. Miike is blushy and shy while Hifumi was forward and open about his feelings. He doesn’t hesitate to shower Miike with affection, slowing winning him over and helping the shy boy gain confidence about himself.
When Miike realized he was falling in love with Hifumi, at first, he was so confused and ran away. With help from his only friend at school, he learned to accept his true feelings.
Not only was the story beautiful, the art perfectly reflects the mood. Even if the romance is slow-burn, the plot moved quickly and there was never a dull moment. Each panel was executed just right.
I liked it a lot that the MCs were the same height. All too often, a character of Miike’s type is the smaller one, being the uke. Hifumi is a very toppy seme which fits his personality to a T. I loved how he clearly adores Miike.
The manga had some nice twists that really worked well in tying everything together. The scene where Hifumi first fell in love with Miike goes right to the kokoro!
MANGA: Ikujinashi no Kimi ni Sasageru
Ikujinashi no Kimi ni Sasageru – Mishima Kazuhiko
Hinata Karui and Seiji Matsuyama have been friends since childhood. When they were kids, Hinata loved Seiji innocently and affectionately, but one day he is attacked in a park by an unknown pervert. And from then on, the relationship between the two changes drastically.
Boys, a little bit of communication would save us all these trouble.
Points for the realistic struggle young gays go through.