First I have to say that I adored Yellow. I love the author/illustrator and bought both Omnibus editions with eager glee. Yes the 'Green means go Red means danger yellow means proceed with caution' sometimes was annoying, but I loved Goh and Taki I loved them and how Taki always had a gun hidden somewhere or a knife to keep Goh off of him. The snatching jobs were also detailed and always interesting to try and puzzle out myself. I was curious at first as to why this series was titled a yaoi when it was clearly just shonnen-ai territory until the fourth volume, but I loved it anyway.
Yellow 2 is ridiculously small. I mean it's a fifth of the size of a regular manga or yaoi. A fifth! Also it is priced at 6.95 and that is just too much to pay, even to a Yellow fan. I felt like they should have priced them at under 3 dollars or bunch the stories together and sell them all as one volume. I say that though I love the characters so much I'll probably end up buying the second one just to see if it's any better.
The book started with Goh and Taki being 24, two years have passed and they are both still working in that bar. Apparently the detective they used to work with is having a lot of problems with this one drug snatching job, and threatens them out of retirement. You can tell they love it though, their eyes are sparkling and I can imagine that after snatching drugs, one gets a little high off of the adrenaline rush. The story was solved too quickly. There was no building up, no flirting (not much) and not much investigating. I think that's what made me rate this a 3 star more than the price. It was like a smaller recycled version of the original Yellow, when I wanted so much more.
Hey the second volume in Yellow 2 could end up being phenomenal and this was just a warm up, like I said I will probably buy the second one, but something has to give, either the price or more plot.