Audiobooks Seven Days: Monday → ThursdayAuthor Rihito Takarai – Andy-palmer.co.uk

Seven Days: Monday → Thursday It was good but I found it a bit confusing at times Also it seems like we might have a love triangle situation and I m not a fan of that. I m counting this as a single volume because otherwise they d be really short and abruptly ended Instead we get a cute love story. A very, very lovely high school romance with just the right amount of angst that made my heart ache just so Very sweet.I especially loved how the two main characters both learn to look past each other s facades My favorite moment was when Seryou told Shino that he was likable just the way he is Isn t that the kind of thing everyone wants to hear And it s the kind of thing that could be just cheesy if done badly and I ve read many, many examples of that sort of thing , but here it feels genu A very, very lovely high school romance with just the right amount of angst that made my heart ache just so Very sweet.I especially loved how the two main characters both learn to look past each other s facades My favorite moment was when Seryou told Shino that he was likable just the way he is Isn t that the kind of thing everyone wants to hear And it s the kind of thing that could be just cheesy if done badly and I ve read many, many examples of that sort of thing , but here it feels genuine I suppose that is what separates good romance books manga from bad ones there s no denying that there are only a handful of romance patterns at best, but it really depends on what the author does with them Anyway, my point is that this is a great example of a romance and young adult story done well I own this both in English and Japanese, and in every format I ve re read thistimes that I can count To this day it is still my favorite boys love manga A soft, beautifully drawn story about how Shino, a senior whose looks and personality don t match, and Seryou, a freshman who goes out with a new person starting every Monday morning, grow close and ultimately fall in love in a span of a week. It is rud that Touji Seryou, one of the popular boys at school, would go out with anyone who asks him out on a Monday morning But on this particular Monday morning, the first person he meets at the school gate is no other than Yuzuru Shino, Seryou s senpai at the archery club On a whim, and well aware of Seryou s reputation, Shino asks Seryou to go out with him Thinking that it will be treated as a joke, they re both guys after all, imagine Shino s surprise when Seryou takes him up on the offer There is a catch, though While Seryou does go out with the first girl who asks him out on a Monday morning, the other side of the coin is by the end of the week, he will break up with that person In essence, Seryou is a lover with a one week expiration date But will Shino prove to be the exception to that rule 4.5 Stars This is a review of the series rather than just volume one.Now before I start babbling about how much I loved Seven Days, I need to say that I haven t read much shounen ai Not because I dislike the genre, but because I always seem to be picking up thesexually explicit titles by mistake These little mishaps has caused me to kind of avoid the genre except for on a few rare occasions.But luckily, I stumbled upon a couple of raving reviews for this gem And then I found out that 4.5 Stars This is a review of the series rather than just volume one.Now before I start babbling about how much I loved Seven Days, I need to say that I haven t read much shounen ai Not because I dislike the genre, but because I always seem to be picking up thesexually explicit titles by mistake These little mishaps has caused me to kind of avoid the genre except for on a few rare occasions.But luckily, I stumbled upon a couple of raving reviews for this gem And then I found out that the featured couple don t do anythingthan kiss a couple of times So I started reading I am so, so glad I did.Seven Days first introduces us to Shino Yuzuro, a handsome boy who is described to have an air of perfection around him But because of his blunt, kind of impolite personality, girls who date him become disappointed and dump him, and even his friends say he is a waste of a pretty face.On a certain Monday, Yuzuru happens to meet with Seryou, a guy who is notorious for his habit of dating the first person to ask him out at the beginning of the week and then immediately dumping that same person on Sunday if he doesn t develop any feelings for that person he normally doesn t And since Seryou makes that person feel absolutely special those seven days he is with them, he remains popular and well liked.After finding out that no one has managed to ask Seryou out yet, Yuzuru asks Seryou to date him Awhile Yuzuru meant it as a joke, Seryou takes the request seriously and proceeds to stick with his habit Thus begins a seven day love story.Reading Seven Days was a bit of a surreal experience I owe this to the fact that the seven days the manga covers starts to stretch into an amount of time that feels longer than just seven days It feels like Yuzuru and Seryou were together forthan just seven days Which I feel is quite fitting since, crazily enough, it took three years for this short, two volume series to get completely published in a quarterly magazine.Although the series is very short, the characters still manage to be developed Seven Days balances the forwarding of the romance with the development of the characters So at the very end, the reader know Yuzuru and Seryou well enough that they feel like real people with both flaws and good qualities I do have a deep want to learnabout these characters, but given the shortness of the series, the creators did a great job at developing them.The romance is really sweet The kind of sweet that really makes a person giddy The kind of way that makes a person go awww every few pages Even though Yuzuru and Seryou are only together for seven days, the romance doesn t seem to develop to quickly at all The creators fit in that awkwardness that is present at the beginning of a relationship and everything after that The growing feelings between seems very natural Awhile it might be too early to say I love you, I didn t feel like Seven Days had a bad case of insta love.One of the best things about the romance is how it is portrayed It isn t based on appearances, nor does it base itself on cliches It is a very pure and captivating kind of love that develops between the two They love each other, flaws and all.It should noted that the story doesn t revolve around the fact that Yuzuru and Seryou are both boys In fact, their sexuality doesn t cause them much trouble at all Seven Days isfocused on people and their personalitiesthan what gender a person is interested.Takarai s art is pretty in a delicate way The characters are especially drawn nicely, and the backgrounds are pleasant to look at, also The art also does a fantastic job at giving a very peaceful, mellow mood to read with.I was thoroughly endeared by Seven Days The characters, the romance, the story, the art Everything is painted in such of an eloquent way I can really see why this manga has obtained so many loving fans This is certainly going to be a seven day story I won t be forgetting I can t help it I m a complete and total sucker for these types of manga yaoi and when you mix in the poor English translations Love Instant love It s so silly and so juvenile and seems even worse when the translations are a little off and I absolutely love it. I watched the live action adaptation but I haven t gotten around to read the original manga This is for both volumes I got around to rereading Seven Days and I m still not moved by it Reading it this time was like reading it for the first time I don t think I remembered much of anything about it especially Shino I do remember thinking it was slow and that s pretty much how I feel about it now, the only difference now is that I know why a storytelling style that usually works for me wasn t working with this I enjoy slow paced stories when they re meditative or nuanced Seven Days This is for both volumes I got around to rereading Seven Days and I m still not moved by it Reading it this time was like reading it for the first time I don t think I remembered much of anything about it especially Shino I do remember thinking it was slow and that s pretty much how I feel about it now, the only difference now is that I know why a storytelling style that usually works for me wasn t working with this I enjoy slow paced stories when they re meditative or nuanced Seven Days is neither On top of that, the methods Tachibana employs to maintain the clip of dripping molasses did nothing but irritate me.In a nutshell, the story is that a guy, Shino Yuzuru, fresh from a breakup decides to entertain himself by asking out a guy, Seryou Touji, who is known for accepting the offer from the first girl that asks him out on Monday mornings and, like clockwork, breaking up with her a week later Though Yuzuru was only out to satisfy his curiosity, Seryou accepts in earnest and thus begins their week Interesting for sure and the pace of the story was just right for a relatively slow building love that unfolds a day at a time However, by the end of the story, two major misunderstandings remained unaddressed Details excluded due to spoilers, but you can read the whole review here Now, I don t particularly dislike the story The premise is interesting a week turning into ever after and all that and a lot could be done with it, but here, the execution leaves much to be desired It s beautiful, nothing special about the story but I loved the art..


About the Author: Rihito Takarai

Rihito TAKARAI is a Japanese manga artist.Takara is also known for her d jinshi circle called Giga Traper.


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