The Nines #5: Yakuza

There isn’t a lot of variety in this list as far as mangaka go, but that’s fine, right? I can’t fault them for being good at what they do.

[Juné Novels] {Aida Saki & Nara Chiharu} S V01 [5.0]

Aida Saki & Yamada Yugi-- Tired of Waiting for Love

[Blu] {Hori Tomoki} Crimson Snow [4.0]

Aida Saki & Yamada Yugi: Tired of Waiting for Love [5.0] – This series appears in four out of the first five The Nines posts. I love it so much, but it’s now banned from future posts. Can it possibly fit into anymore categories?

Hori Tomoki: Crimson Snow [4.0] – For the longest time, I couldn’t get over Hori’s art. I just loved Kazuma’s expressions. There’s something about retired or reformed yakuza that just pulls at my heartstrings.


Natsume Isaku--Sugar Code [4.3]

Natsume Isaku--Tight Rope [4.0]

Nishida Higashi--Negai Kanae Tamae V01 [4.5]

Natsume Isaku: Sugar Code [4.3] – I’m completely in love with Odoi-san.

Natsume Isaku: Tight Rope [4.0] – I can’t get enough of characters who go into a blind rage when they think their beloved has been hurt in some way.

Nishida Higashi: Negai Kanae Tamae V01-V03 [4.5] – I like crazy. When it’s done right, it’s a wild, humbling, and fascinating thing. It can easily become an outlandish display of incongruent characteristics just smashed together with no regard for harmony or syncopation or style, but Nishida has a way with the wayward.

[Juné] {Yamane Ayano} Finder V01 Target in the Viewfinder [4.7]

[SuBLime] {Yoneda Kou} NightS [4.7]

Yoneda Kou--Twittering Birds Never Fly V01

Yoneda Kou: NightS [4.7] Transporter-kun and Masaki-san … I feel so bad for Karashima … falling for such a guy.

Yoneda Kou: Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai V01 [?.?] – This is so good, that it gets included on one of my lists when the series isn’t even complete.

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