Castle Mango Vol.1 Paperback – May 29 2012
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Togame, the adult video film maker, and Yorozu, the high school student who works in a love hotel, clash with each other due to their own presumptions about the other's character. Yorozu distrusts Togame because of his occupation and the fact that he is gay, while Togame views Yorozu as a brat. However, over the course of this volume, they gradually begin to learn more about each other.
Volume 1 is where both characters get closer together from being, well, complete strangers, so they have not had sex yet. Also, Yorozu is not 18 yet, and Togame, despite assumptions, is a responsible adult and doesn't force him into it. The relationship between Togame and Yorozu develops slowly, and by the end of the volume, there are many things unsaid between them that have to be confronted.
One interesting thing that I think will be a problem later on is Yorozu's motive for starting a relationship with Togame. This is something I definitely want to see addressed in volume 2.
Overall, it is a beautifully portrayed manga. I recommend it to readers who enjoy slow-pace story line with gradually developing relationships.
The author of these characters has done an amazing job of exploring complex human emotions. Both characters carry a lot of baggage and the story's pacing has allowed to see some growth. It is not often in this genre that the characters get to know one another and fall in love before getting physical, but this volume does a nice job doing just that.
At the end of this volume I'm left with more questions than answers and so I await the second volume. I'm surprised June decided to license this ongoing series when it only has one volume released in Japan, but I am happy they did. The book itself has no color insert ( June only does those for the Finder series ) but the paper is of very good quality. Keep it up June, we readers are growing older and appreciate the titles we read to evolve with us.
Btw, Castle Mango is the sequel to Konohara sensei's novel River's End. It probably very loosely related. I get the feeling River's End is about Togame's brother, but I'm not sure because I haven't read it. I don't think they have it in English. Just hoping it'll be translated someday. Castle Mango is nonetheless enjoyable.
I've finished this volume and Yorozu and Togame haven't actually done it yet so I'm not really even sure this is a yaoi manga. It's a lot more sexual than shounen-ai though. Perhaps it'd be more accurate to call it shounen-ai smut? Idk. Look foreword to a cliff-hanger ending. I'm still agonizing over it...
Definitely the best yaoi manga I've picked up in a long time. I can't recommend it enough. The art is as good as the story.