Monday, February 15, 2016

Manga Review: False Memories, Volume 1 - 2, by Isaku Natsume

Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: SuBLime (VIZ Media)
Release Date: 2013 + 2014
Volumes: 2.
Spoilers?: No.

Goodreads Synopsis:

The latest series from the author of fan favorite Devil’s Honey.

Although they were best friends in high school, Nakano and Tsuda haven't talked in ten years. Which may have a little something to do with the fact that not only were they more than best friends, but also that Tsuda broke Nakano's heart, leaving him to pick up the pieces. Now that they’ve been thrown back together thanks to a work project, Nakano is determined to put the past behind him, and both men decide to keep their relationship strictly professional. The question is, can they?

Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for mature audiences.


In the first volume, we get to see the beginning of Tsuda and Nakano’s relationship, after meeting again as adults at work, when they had a small fling in high school. It’s been ten years, and they’ve both mostly forgotten about it until they see each other again. Nakano is ready to put it in the past, but Tsuda wants it to happen again.
In the second volume, we finally see them get together, confessing their feelings. Tsuda is easily embarrassed and doesn’t want to talk about his feelings, but he’s still hurt by what happened in high school. Nakano, on the other hand, is happy to talk about his feelings and tell Tsuda how much he wants to be with him. He also has no problem telling Tsuda how cute he is.
They’re very adorable, and I love seeing them together. I wish there was more of them, really, since the second half of the book focuses on one of their co-workers.
 Saeki is bummed that his best friend is getting married and moving on without him. He’s surprised when his best friend’s fiancĂ©’s son confesses his love to him. He resists at first, but Kouhei is very persistent, and he surprises Saeki a lot with his pushing. They are rather cute, but mostly I enjoy Kouhei’s audacity and honesty with his feelings, and found that quite funny.
I really enjoyed this short series. The artwork is nice, and the characters are great, very easy to like. The humor is funny, and the sexy stuff is nice, though there’s not too much of it. The romances are more slow moving.
I will definitely be picking up her other books released from SuBLime.

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